Camp Kids in the Woods at the Austin Cary Forest
Join us for a week of fun-filled, hands-on activities related to local trees, critters, springs, and more at Camp Kids in the Woods, a new summer day camp at the University of Florida’s School of Forest Resources and Conservation (SFRC) Austin Cary Forest. Through hands-on group and individual activities, campers will participate in field explorations with scientists and natural resource professionals from a range of fields, including forestry, wildlife, water resources and entomology. Campers will also visit a local spring and participate in a one-night campout at the Austin Cary Forest. Additionally, campers will visit the UF-SFRC Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences campus and participate in a service learning project.
Specifically, campers will:
- Identify and discover the many benefits of forests with faculty from the UF School of Forest Resources and Conservation
- Go on a bug walk with faculty from UF Entomology and Nematology Department
- Explore local springs with staff from the Alachua County Department of Environmental Protection
- Learn about natural resource careers with personnel from the US Forest Service and other environmental agencies
- Monitor wildlife with managers from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission
- Learn about frogs with the faculty from the UF Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Dept.
- Get hooked on fishing with the faculty from UF SFRC Fisheries and Aquatic Science
- Engage in animal encounters with staff from the Ashton Biological Preserve
- Contribute to a service project that will benefit future generations of campers
- Engage in interactive games and scavenger hunts
We have two one-week sessions: June 18-22 and July 16-20, 2018.
- Ages: Rising 7th graders to rising 9th graders
- Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm
- Drop-off: 7:30am – 8:30am
- Pickup: 4:30pm-5:30pm
- Campers will be responsible for bringing their own lunch and snack.
Registration: REGISTER NOW! Space is limited and registration is first come, first serve. Registration will close once all spots have been filled, but we will have a waiting list.
Thanks to generous donations, we have a few scholarships available. If you are interested in requesting a scholarship, please send an email with the request and a brief letter from your potential camper explaining why they would like to come to camp to Molly Disabb at email@example.com.
Cancellation policy: Details coming soon.
Questions: Contact the camp director, Molly Disabb, 352-378-2451, firstname.lastname@example.org
Camp Kids in the Woods summer program is a collaborative effort between the University of Florida’s School of Forest Resources and Conservation and the USDA Forest Service’s Southern Research Station and Region 8.