Selby Summer Camp Lookout


June 4 2018 to June 29 2018 · 9:00am  – 3:00pm


Selby’s Summer Camp Lookout! is a full-day camp, designed for campers aged 6-10.  With a different theme each week, mornings are packed with plenty of time in the great outdoors, wading in our waters, climbing the trees and catching bugs – the way a child’s summer should be! After lunch, Camp Lookout moves indoors, and becomes Camp Look!Art! dedicated to fun craft projects and artistic exploration of the weekly theme. Register for one week, two weeks, or all three! (Three 1-week sessions, June 11-29)

NEW THIS YEARCamp GreenSTEM for middle schoolers! Designed for 11-13 year olds with a demonstrated interest in science and the environment. Camp GreenSTEM will immerse future problem-solvers, innovators, and game-changers in hands-on inquiry and open-ended exploration of real world environmental issues that they can embrace and take action on to make a difference in their own neighborhoods and the larger world. (1 week, June 4-8)

Registration for each week of Camp Lookout is limited to 30 campers. Camp GreenSTEM is limited to 20 campers. 9:00 am to 3:00pm.  Drop-off begins at 8:30 AM, pickup by 3:15pm

Weekly Camp Tuition: $200.00 Gardens members
$220.00 non-members

For those who prefer printing forms to fill out and mail in,
Camp Registration Form can be found HERE
and Camp Consent Form can be found HERE.
Consent forms must be submitted on or (preferably) before check-in on Day 1 of camp.


Camp GreenSTEM: June 4-8
In this week-long session, middle school campers will investigate human impacts on Sarasota Bay and other waters, learn from Selby staff and other local scientists and environmental professionals, discover interesting career paths in STEM fields, and engage in meaningful and productive teamwork to define and do background research on the problems, develop ideas for solutions, create prototypes, and test their designs.

Camp Lookout Week 1: June 11-15 SOLD OUT
“Bird is the Word!”
The sky is the limit this week, as campers celebrate birds….and bugs! We’ll discover how winged creatures defy gravity, turn our eyes to the skies to look for raptors, explore the shore for seabirds, go batty for flying mammals, listen to the buzz about butterflies and other insect pollinators, learn how to invite feathered friends to our own backyards, and even meet local birds up close! Imaginations will take flight and creativity will soar in the afternoons with art and craft projects featuring things with wings!

Camp Lookout Week 2: June 18-22 SOLD OUT
“On the Dock of the Bay”
This week campers will make a splash and sweep Selby’s shores for interesting discoveries, search for the fascinating  creatures that live in the Bay, discover the adaptations that allow plants and animals to live in a watery world, and learn about how life on land affects life in the ocean, and how we can help! After lunch,  “whale” come ashore and spend the afternoons creating fun ocean-themed art projects.

Camp Lookout Week 3: June 25-29 SOLD OUT
“Flower Power”
Young tree-huggers and plant lovers will spend this week going on a 5-senses tour of Selby Gardens! Campers will taste foods growing in our Rainforest Garden, learn about amazing plant adaptations, hunt for garden critters and uncover habitat diversity, get their hands dirty harvesting veggies and planting their own seedlings, discover how plants have helped people throughout history, press plants like a Selby botanist, and make beautiful floral and nature-inspired art. This week coincides with the final week of Selby’s Warhol: Flowers in the Factory exhibit, and campers will have the opportunity to explore the galleries and create their own-pop-art masterpieces.

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Event Details

This event finished on 29 June 2018