Nature Adventure Summer Camps

Monday, 6/10/2013

June 10 – August 16, 2013
Camp hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Eco Explorers (Ages 6-8) Cost: $125 per five day session
Expedition Deering (Ages 9-14) Cost: $188 per five-day session
Junior Naturalist (Ages 15-18) Cost: $188 per five-day session

Campers will enjoy the Deering Estate at Cutler as a base camp for exploring our many South Florida habitats. Our theme based weekly camp consists of three field trips (to local sense of place locales such as state preserves and national parks, ZooMiami, our many museums and cultural art facilities, and much more) and two days of nature based learning with plenty of adventures - hiking, biking, snorkeling, canoeing and eco-art projects (water related activities such as kayaking, canoeing and snorkeling for ages 9-14).

Please note there is a one-time $12 annual camp registration fee and a $3 field trip transportation fee will apply ($9.00 per week). Early drop-off starts at 7:30 am with no additional cost. Late-pick up is available from 5:00-6:00 pm for an additional fee of $10.00 per day.

For more information, please call the Deering Estate Ticket Office at 305-235-1668 ext. 233.

Ten, five-day session are available and each session has a different theme!

Eco Explorers (Ages 6-8) & Expedition Deering (Ages 9-14)
Session 1: “Getting Dirty” June 10-14, 2013
Session 2: “Moving and Grooving” June 17-21, 2013
Session 3: “Time Travelers” June 24-28, 2013
Session 4: “Where the wild things are?” July 1-5, 2013***

***Please note that there is no camp on Thursday, July 4th. The cost for Session 4 is as follows: Eco-Explorers (Ages 6-8) $100 plus $9 transportation fee & $12 annual registration fee; Expedition Deering (Ages 9-14) $150 plus $9 transportation fee & $12 annual registration fee.

Session 5: “Wild and Crazy” July 8-12, 2013
Session 6: “Under the Sea” July 15-19, 2013
Session 7: “To the Extreme” July 22-26, 2013
Session 8: “Do or Die” June 29- August 2, 2013
Session 9: “Ocean Commotion” August 5-9, 2013
Session 10: “Planet Patrol” August 12-16, 2013

Junior Naturalist (Ages 15-18)
Our Junior Naturalist Program gives teens the opportunity to develop leadership, team building, and career skills. Our first session will focus on a nature based learning orientation and the essential certifications of First Aid, CPR, and Water Safety that would prepare the Junior Naturalist to be a well-qualified volunteer. Following sessions will focus on more advanced skills in outdoor recreation and nature based learning. These counselor in training programs provide service learning hours to participants and prepare the Junior Naturalist for experiences, internships, and other opportunities in environmental studies, natural sciences, nature based recreation, and volunteerism. Junior Naturalist Program hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Cost: $188 per five-day session. There is a one-time $12 annual program registration fee. There may be additional fees for transportation and/or special field trips.

Junior Naturalist (Ages 15-18)
Session 1: June 10-14, 2013
Session 2: June 17-28, 2013
Session 3: July 8-19, 2013
Session 4: July 22-August 2, 2013