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Dragonfly Nature Club | Mandarin | Wednesdays, Fall 2024 | Drop-Off
Dragonfly Nature Club | Mandarin | Wednesdays, Fall 2024 | Drop-Off

Wed, Aug 28


Mandarin Park

Dragonfly Nature Club | Mandarin | Wednesdays, Fall 2024 | Drop-Off

Nature sessions to inspire a love for the outdoors! Drop - off sessions for Ages 5-11

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Time & Location

Aug 28, 2024, 9:30 AM – Dec 11, 2024, 11:30 AM

Mandarin Park, 14780 Mandarin Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32223, USA

About the event


What is Dragonfly Nature Club? 

Dragonfly Nature Club is a way to get kids Ages 5-11 in the greater Jacksonville area outside exploring nature. Each session is unique, drawing from the seasons, the surroundings, and the kids involved to create a memorable experience.

Daily Rhythm (Schedule)

Morning Circle Games & Welcome

Nature Knowledge - Full group session with a leader-guided activity

Explore Time - Each session will have a new invitation to the forest: hike and find, or an open ended activity that will challenge explorers in new and interesting ways. Examples: students may use nets to catch bugs, climb trees, build hideouts, or practice their skills.

Closing Circle & Wrap Up - Explorers will get to decide how best to summarize their activities each session in their Nature Journals using drawings, writing, or found objects.

Click here for our Fall 2024 Curriculum Outline

What to bring?

  • Bugspray
  • Closed toed shoes
  • Resuable Water Bottle

This is a drop off program. Parents/guardians are welcome to explore the park, run errands, or have some personal time during our session.

Drop-off: 9:30am

Pickup: 11:30am

Dates: (meets every Tuesday)

August 28 - December 11 (15 total sessions)

There will be no Nature Club on November 27 for Thanksgiving.

Registration covers ALL sessions during the semester. 

Single day drop-in sessions will be based on availibility.


1st child - $250

2nd child - $200

3rd child - $180

*please reach out to redeem multi-child discounts

What to Wear

This event includes a hike, so wear shoes good for walking. Please check the weather before you leave as we will be outside in the elements for the duration of the program. This class is rain or shine, so bring an umbrella if its raining! 

Code of Conduct

Campers and Students are expected to abide by the Code of Conduct. Jax Dragonfly Academy staff will create a fun and safe environment for participants in the program. Praise and positive reinforcement are used as effective methods of behavior management. Children who do not respond to these methods or who are destructive to others or to property will be dealt with in a professional, positive, and timely manner to correct the behavior. NOTE: Immediate dismissal from the program can occur at any time given severe circumstances. Refunds for missed days due to a discipline dismissal will not be granted.

Risk & Safety

All Dragonfly Academy sessions are led by experienced outdoor guides. We take safety seriously, and strive to create an environment where children are able to take calculated risks. By signing up for these outdoor programs, you understand that there is an inherent risk involved, including minor cuts and scrapes, insect bites, and weather. You also understand that Dragonfly Academy and it's staff are not liable for any injury sustained by students, and that students who choose not to follow safety protocol may be injured. 

Our full safety sheet can be found here: JDA Safety and Protocol Sheet

Policies & Cancellations

Jax Dragonfly Academy designs and implements programs based on enrollment. We invest in program planning, site licenses, equipment and other costs before the program begins. These expenses cannot be recovered in the event of a cancellation. When considering a cancellation, please be aware and respectful of our policies and commitment to facilitating quality programs.


Programs run rain or shine. We don’t provide refunds for days missed due to weather. All participants should come to programs with weather-appropriate clothing and related gear. In the event that extreme weather jeopardizes the health and safety of participants and staff, the Dragonfly Academy may choose to cancel or reschedule the session.

Extreme weather is defined as: high wind, freeze, tornado/hurricane, severe storm and excessive heat warnings; AND/OR two or more of the following: winds above 20mph, sustained rains (over 70% coverage), temps below 50F.

Park access

Jax Dragonfly Academy operates in public parks. In very rare circumstances where access to the park has been restricted without notice, programs may be canceled if an alternative location can not be secured. Credits will be issued.

Circumstances beyond our control

The Dragonfly Academy will determine whether a refund is warranted.

Other refunds and credits

We do not provide refunds or credits for missed days. 

All cancellations must be requested in writing by emailing

We reserve the right to cancel a program or change a program’s duration, price or location. You will be notified via email of any changes to programs you are registered for.


  • Full Semester (Aug 27 - Dec10)

    Use the code SIBLING10 if registering multiple children to redeem the discount.

    +$6.25 service fee
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  • Deposit

    Remainder of balance due via invoice by August 1, 2024. Deposit is non-refundable.

    +$0.63 service fee
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