FORT MYERS, Fla. - Now through August 9th, Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium is offering summer camps by the week, with each week featuring a different theme.
Each day involves outside activities, games, crafts, experiments, stories, and live animal presentations. Each camper will have the opportunity to hike all of the nature trails and see a Planetarium show.
The next camp coming up on the calendar runs June 24-28 and is called "Animals on the Move." The camps are broken down by age:
Ages 5-7 (All 5-year-olds must have completed Kindergarten)
Join us as we study all kinds of animals that like to travel and species that have been spread around the world. Campers will be taking a look at migration patterns and the history of invasive species; from camels in Australia to snowbirds in North America. Maximum 25 campers. $170 non-members/$150 members.
Paws, Tentacles, and wings
This week you’ll explore how and why animals move the way they do. Why does an octopus have tentacles and not paws? How do desert animals walk on hot sand? You’ll be able to answer these questions and more at Calusa Camp- Summer. Maximum 25 campers. $170 non-members/$150 members.
Tracking the Wild
You will be an expert tracker if you attend this week of camp! During part one; we’ll be studying animal migration patterns of critters like Orcas, Monarch butterflies, and more. During part two, you’ll find out how to track a creature by the evidence it leaves behind. Maximum 25 campers. $170 non-members/$150 members.
Other themes coming up include:
Tribe Calusa, July 1-5
Gross Out, July 8-12
Animal Olympics, July 15-19
Animal Warfare, July 22-26
Water Works, July 29- August 2
Five Senses and Counting, August 5-9
For more information call (239) 275-3435 or visit the website.