Lovers Key Announces Summer Camp Schedule

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The Friends of Lovers Key will present five summer camp sessions for kids in June and July at Lovers Key State Park. Among other activities, kids will explore beaches and mangroves while learning ecology and environmental stewardship. Here’s the full schedule and pricing…

 

All sessions will take place at Lovers Key State Park. Full day sessions only. Space is limited for all sessions; advance ticket purchase is required. To register, visit the Friends of Lovers Key’s Eventbrite page. Applications for full scholarships for campers impacted by Hurricane Ian are available for each session (see below).

 

2024 Lovers Key Summer Camp Sessions:

June 10 – 14: Marine Biology Camp, ages 11- 16, 8:30-4:00, $300

Discover the lure of Lovers Key! Have fun exploring the park’s coastal islands by foot, kayak, and flippers while learning all about the marine biology of our local barrier islands. Grab your water shoes, bathing suit, and plan to make new friends with the dolphins, manatees, and other coastal creatures you’ll encounter during your week at Lovers Key! Led by John Bailey, Environmental Education Resource Teacher, Curriculum & Instructional Innovation in Lee County Public Schools, and a certified SCUBA instructor and Sea Scout.

 

June 17 – 21: Marine Biology Camp, 11-16, 8:30-4:00, $300

Discover the lure of Lovers Key! Have fun exploring the park’s coastal islands by foot, kayak, and flippers while learning all about the marine biology of our local barrier islands. Grab your water shoes, bathing suit, and plan to make new friends with the dolphins, manatees, and other coastal creatures you’ll encounter during your week at Lovers Key! Led by John Bailey, Environmental Education Resource Teacher, Curriculum & Instructional Innovation in Lee County Public Schools and a certified SCUBA instructor and Sea Scout.

 

June 24 – 28: Beach Buddies, ages 6-9, 8:30-4:00, $300

Children will explore Estero Bay and the Gulf of Mexico from top to bottom using microscopes, seine nets, plankton trawls and fishing poles. Learn about the shores and aquatic life of beautiful Lovers Key State Park through hands-on experiments and creative expression. Led by Susie Hassett, M.A., Science Education, Head Resource Teacher, Environmental Education, Lee County Public Schools.

 

July 15 – 19: Beach Explorers, ages 9-12, 8:30-4:00, $300

Children will explore Estero Bay and the Gulf of Mexico from top to bottom using microscopes, seine nets, plankton trawls and fishing poles. Learn about the shores and aquatic life of beautiful Lovers Key State Park through hands-on experiments and creative expression. Led by Susie Hassett, M.A., Science Education, Head Resource Teacher, Environmental Education, Lee County Public Schools.

 

July 22-26: Young Florida Naturalists, ages 8-12, 8:30-4:00, $300

Become a Junior Naturalist by exploring the beautiful coastal habitats of Lovers Key State Park! You will discover nature’s treasures and learn about plants and animals through fun games and engaging activities. Led by Shelby Festa, 6th-grade Science Teacher, Lee County Public Schools, B.A. in Environmental Studies, and Julia Sessa, Environmental Education Helping Teacher, Lee County Public Schools, B.A. in Environmental Studies.

 

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