Earth Academy Day Camp

Spring 2017

Fantastic Florida & Where to Find It!

Dates: Monday March 20- Friday, March 24

 

Times: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, please inquire about early drop off and late pick up: 353-334-3326.

Registration opens Monday, February 13 

Theme: Explore a Land surrounded by Three Seas and abundant with Natural wonders.  How do we look behind the Magic that we see all around us? Quaere et Invenies (search and discover)! Join the Hogwallows School of Natural Wonders in our exploration of Fantastic Florida and Where to find it!

Ages: Camp is open to first through sixth graders. Seventh through twelfth graders are eligible for the Junior Naturalist program, which uses the skills and talents of the older youth to enhance the Earth Academy experience for the younger children. The Junior Naturalist program is open only to JNs who have been previously approved. See registration below.

Fees: City Residents: $121.50 / Non-City Residents: $182.50. To receive a full refund, registrations must be canceled in writing at least 10 days prior to the first day of camp.  A 50% refund is available if your child cannot attend due to extraordinary circumstances. No field trip fees. Lunch is not  included, campers are to provide their own lunch. The Junior Naturalist program is free, but registration is required.

Questions: Please call 352-334-3326

EADC 1-6th Graders

EADC JNs

 


Summer 2017

Registration for each camp begins on April 17, 2017 at 7 a.m. in person/online, and registration for each session closes one week before it begins—see below for dates and times. 

Week I: Monday, June 5-9
Registration closes Monday, May 29th at 6 p.m. in person and 11:59 p.m. online.

Week II: Monday, June 12-16
Registration closes Monday, June 5th at 6 p.m. in person and 11:59 p.m. online.

Week III: Monday, June 19-23
Registration closes Monday, June 12th at 6 p.m. in person and 11:59 p.m. online.

Week IV: Monday, July 31-August 4
Registration closes Monday, July 24th at 6 p.m. in person and 11:59 p.m. online.

Week V: Monday, August 7-11
Registration closes Monday, July 31st at 6 p.m. in person and 11:59 p.m. online.

Hours:  8:30 am - 4:30 pm, please inquire about early drop off and late pick up: 353-334-3326.

     

About Earth Academy

Earth Academy Day Camp awakens your child’s innate curiosity while encouraging an environmental ethic and appreciation of the natural world! This nature-based day camp is held at Morningside Nature Center’s 416-acre nature sanctuary and uses hands on fun to focus attention on natural and cultural history. Instructors are career educators and science professionals experienced in working with children. In addition to a variety of theme-based, multidisciplinary projects campers have fun with character development activities demonstrating trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship. Camp tends to fill quickly and space is limited so be sure to register early! Sign up for our mailing list below to receive updates and reminders!

    Dates: Camp is offered in one week sessions during Alachua County School’s spring and summer breaks. Five sessions are offered during the summer, typically the first three weeks immediately after school ends in June and the last two weeks before school beings in August. 
    Ages: Camp is open to first through sixth graders. Seventh through twelfth graders are eligible for the Junior Naturalist program, which uses the skills and talents of the older youth to enhance the Earth Academy experience for the younger children.    
    Hours:  8:30 am - 4:30 pm, please inquire about early drop off and late pick up: 353-334-3326.
    Fees: City Residents: $121.50 / Non-City Residents: $182.50.  Proof of residency (GRU Bill or Voter ID card) is required at the time of registration.  Fees are due at the time of registration. To receive a full refund, registrations must be canceled in writing at least 10 days prior to the first day of camp.  A 50% refund is available if your child cannot attend due to extraordinary circumstances. Lunch is not  included, campers are to provide their own lunch. 
    Scholarships: The Friends of Nature Parks, our non-profit support group, is proud to support Earth Academy Day Camp programs by offering scholarships that cover up to 75% of registration fees to successful applicants.  Scholarships are based on eligibility and availability. They must be applied for in advance. Registration for all camp sessions is first come first serve and scholarship recipients are not guaranteed a spot in any camp session. Click here for an application and details
    Registration:  Space is limited and registration is first come first serve. Registration closes one week prior to camp regardless of the enrollment status.  If camp is filled, you can sign up for our waiting list. Under registered sessions may be canceled with a full refund.  Register online or in person at Thomas Center B, 3rd floor. Earth Academy Day Camp has grown in popularity and our sessions fill quickly. We recommend signing up for our mailing list below to receive updates about registration dates. 
    Questions: Please call 352-334-3326 or email EarthAcademy@cityofgainesville.org.

Junior Naturalist Program:

The Junior Naturalist program is a rewarding opportunity for seventh through twelfth graders to earn volunteer hours, gain work experience, learn about environmental topics, mentor younger campers and have fun outside! Junior Naturalists volunteer for one week camp sessions to assist with camp activities. Additional volunteer opportunities are available for special events and programs throughout the year.

To participate, candidates must complete an application each year. Submitting an application does not guarantee acceptance in to the program.

  • Applications for Summer 2016 are available now! They are due May 2. Click here to download an application.
  • Applicants will be interviewed and successful candidates must attend an orientation (date TBA soon) to participate in the program.
  • Junior Naturalists who have volunteered at least one week in a previous summer are eligible to volunteer for spring break camp. New Junior Naturalists applications are not accepted in the spring.

 

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