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Children’s Winter Day Camp

December 30, 2019 @ 8:00 am - January 3, 2020 @ 5:30 pm


Who’s ready for an exciting, fun-filled week? The children are out of school for winter break, but we have a place for them to go and stay active!

This will be a fun-filled week spent at Myakka River State Park! The campers will spend the days exploring all corners or the park while learning about the plants and animals that make Florida unique. We will be hiking, animal watching, and enjoying nature all while learning and practicing Leave No Trace. This camp is for ages 5-11 years of age.

what our days will look like

8:00 – 9:00 am: Camper Drop-Off & Choice Time – Twin Lakes Park

During this rolling drop-off time, campers are welcomed by their counselors and encouraged to join an active group game. Campers may also choose to catch insects, experiment with nature art, or simply hang out with friends.

9:00 – 9:15 am: drive to myakka river state park

9:15 – 9:30 am: Opening Circle

This daily tradition brings the whole camp community together to participate in a group activity, and share the day’s announcements and other fun tidbits of information!

9:30am – noon: Exploratory Hikes, Activities, & Snack

Much of the morning is spent along the trail exploring various habitats and topics related to the day’s theme. This may include activities such as searching for animal tracks, using sweep nets to catch insects, observing birds with binoculars, spending some time reading stories, work on art projects, or play games. Snacks will be available.

noon – 1:00pm: Lunch & Choice Time

Campers eat lunch and enjoy unstructured free play.

1:00 – 3:30pm: Hikes, Games, & Crafts

Afternoons at camp include additional hikes, large-group games, and creative craft projects that reinforce the theme of the day.

3:30 – 3:45pm: Closing Circle & Share Time

Another camp tradition, Closing Circle, brings the camp together to reflect on the day’s activities. Campers and counselors are welcomed to share their favorite parts of the day, providing an opportunity for all voices to be respectfully heard. Snacks will be available.

3:45 – 4:00 pm: return to twin lakes park

4:00 – 5:30 pm: Camper Pick-Up* – Twin Lakes Park

During this time, campers can choose from supervised activities such as free play, and crafts.

*Early pickup is available at Myakka State Park

You must sign up for this camp in advance as space is limited.

Twin Lakes Park is located 1 mile East of I-75 on Clark Rd / SR 72 (exit 205), park entrance is on the right.

Here is a list of required items to bring:

  • Drinking water in reusable bottle.
  • Closed toed shoes. No sandals, flip-flops, etc.
  • A bagged lunch (a refrigerator will be available)

Before signing up, please read our additional information about our camp here

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December 30, 2019 @ 8:00 am
January 3 @ 5:30 pm
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Myakka River State Park – Conference Room
13081 State Road 72
Sarasota, FL 34241 United States

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