KIDS SUMMER NATURE CAMPS
"Young Explorers"

60 Need-Based Scholarships available for KIDS CAMPS

 

South Texas Botanical Gardens has received a two-year Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) CO-OP grant (Community Outdoor Outreach Program), providing 60 need-based scholarships for week-long, half-day KIDS SUMMER NATURE CAMPS in June and July.  The grant also assists with equipment, supplies and extra staffing.  

 

Seven camp sessions, for ages 6-14, are designed with exciting animal interactions & engaging nature activities in a safe environment.  Led by Education and Animal Care staff and trained volunteers, the varied-theme summer camps split into pods of 10 or less, learning together the entire week,  including daily science investigations, nature models , journaling.  Camp shirt, snacks drinks are provided.

 

Roughly half the educational activities are in outdoor exhibit or trail areas.  Campers should BRING a water bottle, hat and extra snack; and WEAR sunscreen, comfortable cool clothing, close-toed shoes.  Direct questions, scholarship application requests to brendae@stxbot.org,

361-852-2100 x 223.  ( Non-scholarship openings have been filled, waiting list available.) 

Camps

Dates/Times

FEATHERS & SCALES

Campers ages 6-8 will love this look into the world of tropical parrots & reptiles, interacting with different animals and participating in fun labs.

Jun 6-10
9-Noon

SNAKES & FRIENDS 

Campers ages 9-12 interact with snakes, lizards & turtles supervised by trained Animal Care staff, studying animal differences, habitats, diets, more. 

Jun 13-17
9-Noon

TINY CRITTERS 

Youngsters ages 6-8 explore digging, crawling & flying insects, & other tiny creatures, using observation skills, science lab tools, making a tiny creature habitat to take home. 

Jun 20-24
9-Noon

NATURE BUDDIES 

Campers ages 6-8 explore multiple habitats learning about birds, reptiles and plants.  Nature investigations include using microscopes and cameras, and making science models.

Jun 27-July 1
 9-Noon

NATURE SHUTTERBUGS 

Youth ages 9-14 use cameras & various artistic techniques to express nature, combining & integrating photographs using paints, clay, wood, more.  Cameras available, or bring yours.

July 11-15
 9-Noon

MAMMAL CAMP 

Campers ages 9-14 will investigate the world of native mammals through rescue. Mammal Visits, Q/A, guest speaker, Mammal structure & function model, & habitat inspection

July 11-15
 1-4pm

Girl Scout Camp (Daisy/Brownie/Junior)

Scouts explore trails, birds, gardens, reptiles & butterflies with science investigations, Q/A & more.  Nature Adventure patch in each subject.                    

July 18-22
 9-Noon