Virtual Summer Camp

Join us as we embark on an action-packed virtual summer adventure.

July sessions will feature educators from Manatee Lagoon, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Zoo Miami and the Museum of Discovery and Science.

Week-long virtual camp experiences will feature half-day schedules filled with animal observations, experiments, games, crafts and educational lessons hosted by educators from each organization, and will be focused on wildlife and the environment. Themes will vary each week throughout the summer and activities will be tied to the weekly theme. Lessons are targeted for children ages 6 to 9, however other ages are welcome to register and participate. Morning camp sessions will feature a variety of prerecorded and live* lessons, as well as supplemental at-home activities and printables. Afternoon camp sessions will feature the same content as the morning camp sessions, however all of the lessons will be prerecorded. 

Space is limited and registration is required for all participants. Parents and legal guardians may complete one registration per household. 

*Please note, lives sessions offered in Zoom are limited to the first 100 campers who access the link. If you are unable to view the live session, the session will be recorded and posted in the classroom afterwards. 

Dates: July week-long sessions begin July 6, 2020. Please note that while we encourage families to sign up for the week-long sessions, campers are not required to participate in every session. The camp schedule is provided as a guide for the week, however campers can choose which sessions they want to join throughout the week.
Registration: Registration for each week will close at noon on the Friday before the camp week begins. 
Ages: Topics and sessions are targeted towards ages 6 to 9, however other ages are welcome to register and participate
Cost: Free, voluntary donations can be made during the registration process. Donations will be evenly distributed among organizations that helped make this program possible to support their environmental and educational missions. Thank you for your generosity during this challenging time. 

July donations will support the following organizations: 

  • Friends of Manatee Lagoon: Dedicated to expanding environmental education in Palm Beach County through future enhanced exhibits and experiential learning opportunities. Friends of Manatee Lagoon is a separate 501(c)(3) organization from Manatee Lagoon.
  • Loggerhead Marinelife Center: Dedicated to promoting conservation of ocean ecosystems with a special focus on threatened and endangered sea turtles.
  • Zoo Miami Foundation: Zoo Miami Foundation fosters community pride and involvement with Zoo Miami and secures financial support for the Zoo. Your donation is critical in helping us save wildlife and educate future generations. 
  • Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS): As a 501(c)(3) organization, MODS’ mission is connecting people to inspiriting science. Funds raised will benefit MODS’ First Responders Program, which honors first responders (doctors, nurses, hospital workers, EMTs and police officers) and their immediate family with admission to the Museum through September 30.
Click below to register for each weekly session

July 6 – 10: Junior Wildlife Explorers
Morning Session (9 a.m. - 12 p.m.) Register Here (Deadline extended to July 6 at 6 p.m.)
Afternoon Session (1 - 4 p.m.) Register Here (Deadline extended to July 6 at 6 p.m.)

You don’t want to miss this adventure-packed week of fun! Campers will see creepy crawlers and sea turtles up close, learn about how chimpanzees communicate with each other and learn how one of Manatee Lagoon’s Manatee Masters uses drones to study manatees.

July 13 – 17: Water for Wildlife 
Morning Session (9 a.m. - 12 p.m.) 
Register Here
Afternoon Session (1 - 4 p.m.) Register Here

Campers will take a deep dive into the world that lies beneath the Blue Heron Bridge in Riviera Beach, Florida, see otters in a live training session, learn about native and invasive frogs and toads, as well as explore the intertidal zone with Loggerhead Marinelife Center. 

July 20 – 24: Exploring Florida Wildlife
Morning Session (9 a.m. - 12 p.m.) Register Here
Afternoon Session (1 - 4 p.m.) Register Here

From coral reefs to crocodiles, campers will get an up close look at the magnificent wildlife that call Florida home. Explore native fish, sea turtle nests and even learn about the Everglades with Zoo Miami. Campers will be amazed in this week full of fun!

July 27 – 31: Artful Animal Adventures
Morning Session (9 a.m. - 12 p.m.) Register Here
Afternoon Session (1 - 4 p.m.) Register Here

Get your creative juices flowing, because this week is sure to be a WILD time! Campers will take a closer look at the art of recycling, the colorful fish that live in the ocean, how to make your own animal art, as well as discover the many camouflage colors of a chameleon with the Museum of Discovery and Science.