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Nature's Classroom

2017 Nature’s Classroom Summer Day Camps

WHERE: All camps will be held at Nature’s Classroom Outdoor Environmental Studies Center, 13100 Verges Road, Thonotosassa, FL 33592 (located off Fletcher Ave./Morris Bridge Rd., approx. 1.5 miles east of I-75). Directions

WHEN: All programs will run from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Early Explorations half-day camps will run from 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Morning and afternoon curriculum is different so campers may enjoy both sessions.

These are not sleep-over camps. Parents are responsible for daily transportation of student(s).


  • Session 1: June 5-8 (Early Explorations is not available this week.)
  • Session 2: June 12-15
  • Session 3: June 19-22
  • Session 4: June 26-29

HOW: Applications with payments, notarized medical release forms, and photography permission forms will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. We will not be able to “reserve spots in the camps.” DEADLINE: Complete applications with payments must be received by May 5, 2017. Mail complete applications with payments (check or money orders) to:

Nature’s Classroom
13100 Verges Road
Thonotosassa, FL 33592


Inter-office School Mail
Nature’s Classroom
Rt. 3

REFUNDS CAN ONLY BE GIVEN IF THE CLASS IS CANCELLED. Confirmation letters will be sent to you at a later date in May.

Any questions, please call (813) 987-6969 ext. 1 or email:

**NOTE: ALL programs are conducted in an outdoor environment. Please apply sunscreen and bug spray prior to arrival at Nature’s Classroom. Free breakfast and a free bagged lunch with milk/juice will be provided daily by SNS or you may bring your own.

Early Explorations ½ day camps
A.M. Session: 8:00 – 11:30
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P.M. Session: 11:30 – 3:00
Cost: $75.00 per each half day
Exiting Pre-K – 1st grade

Morning session: Campers will use their 5 senses to explore, and discover how animals use their senses to survive!
Afternoon session: We will focus on a different group of animals each day, such as invertebrates, birds, and mammals.
Campers may attend one session, or bring a lunch and attend both.
Minimum of 15 students per session.

Survival Camp (Primitive Skills)
Cost: $150.00
Exiting 4th – 7th grade

Come on an outdoor adventure as you learn primitive survival skills in the Florida wilderness. Food resources, fire building, methods of finding and conserving water, and shelter building will be highlighted. Additional activities may include: tracking, hiking, animal/plant identification and orienteering.
Minimum of 15 students per session

Wilderness Camp (Pioneer Skills)
Cost: $150.00
Exiting 4th – 7th grade

Discover Florida through activities of the pioneers. Make homemade root beer, butter, ice-cream, soap and rope. Build a camp fire to cook your lunch, shoot a bow and arrow, and explore the woods to discover the natural resources from plants and animals in Florida’s woods.
Minimum of 15 students per session

Young Naturalist Camp
Cost: $150.00
Exiting 1st – 3rd grade

Young Naturalists will be immersed in the great outdoors as they participate in nature walks, scavenger hunts, animal encounters, games and crafts while learning about the amazing flora and fauna that make Florida home.
Minimum of 15 students per session

Outdoor Skills Camp (Present Skills)
Cost: $175.00
Exiting 5th – 8th graders

This camp will focus on many present-day activities and skills of the outdoors such as: canoeing, tent camping, archery, hiking and orienteering/GPS, and camp-side activities. (Cost includes canoe rental fee.)
Minimum of 15 students per session

SWFWMD Water Adventure Camp
Cost: FREE (SWFWMD Sponsored)
Exiting 4th – 7th grade

Come experience Florida’s amazing water resources, animals and plant communities within the Hillsborough River Watershed. Participants will enjoy a boating adventure, shoreline sampling and an off-site field trip to Crystal Springs Preserve. Each student allowed to attend one session only.
Minimum of 15 students per session

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