Summer Eco Camp 2022

Week 1 JULY 11-15: Senses and Survival [FULL]

Week 2 JULY 18-22: Wild STEAM [FULL]

Week 3 JULY 25-29: Wildlife Scientist [4 spots remaining]

Do something wild this Summer! Join us for an immersive nature camp that gets kids outside and learning about the environment in a fun, safe way. Led by a Florida Master Naturalist, your kids will experience a true wild education.

 

Campers will:

  • Go exploring for animals in the forest

  • Learn skills that real scientists use in the field

  • Learn how to create and cook with a fire

  • Explore nature through play and imagination

  • Create crafts and a nature journal of the vibrant Florida landscape

  • Go on science and nature field trips around the city

  • Make friends, sing songs, and have fun!

 

Each week of camp will have a different theme. We will start each day with a reading and mini lesson, followed by games, songs, and adventure. 

Week 1 JULY 11-15: Senses and Survival

Week 2 JULY 18-22: Art in Nature

Week 3 JULY 25-29: Wildlife Scientist

Each week also includes the following:

Wet Wednesdays - Water games, swimming, splashing, and more wet fun!

Field Trip Thursdays - Travel on a science or nature trip related to the theme of the week. Last year's trips included Tree Hill Nature Center for an Animal Encounter Program, Water Warriors for an Eco Boat Tour, MOSH, Camp Chowenwaw, and Hanna Park. 

This camp is appropriate for kids 6-12, and runs from 8:30 am - 2 pm daily.  Students must be 6 years old prior to January 1, 2022 in order to participate.

 

Price:

Register after February 1: $199/week

Register after May 1: $219/week

Register after July 1: $235/week

Save and Bundle: $555 for All 3 Weeks - Save up to $155

 

You can receive 10% off the registration price if you have more than one child attending. Use the code SIBLING10 at checkout to receive this discount!

 

What Parents Need to Know

Please send your camper with a backpack that includes the following:

  • Bugspray

  • Water bottle

  • Sunscreen (we will also have sunscreen available)

  • Bagged lunch and snack

  • Optional: Change of clothes (we may be getting messy)
     

Drop-off: Drop off will be at 8:30 am at the main pavilion. Follow the directions given to the pavilion to sign in your child.

Pick-up: Pickup begins at 2:00 pm. You MUST pickup your child before 2:30 pm. There is a late fee of $1/minute for children not picked up by 2:30, due at time of arrival.

 

Allergies/Medications: Please inform JDA in writing of any allergies or medications that your child needs during the camp. Your child must be able to administer medication to themselves. JDA staff is not able to provide or administer any medication to your child. All medication, including anti-histamines, pain relievers, etc. must be labeled with your child's name in a plastic bag and checked in with a JDA staff member upon arrival.

 

Special Circumstances: Parents and guardians are required to inform the Jax Dragonfly Academy in writing of any special circumstances which may affect the child’s ability to participate fully and within the guidelines of acceptable behavior, including, but not limited to, any serious behavioral problems or special circumstances regarding psychological, medical, or physical conditions.

 

Behavior: Participants are expected to honor the Dragonfly Academy’s Code of Conduct. We reserve the right to dismiss a participant whose behavior is out of line with this Code of Conduct in a way that puts themselves or others at risk. No refund will be issued for dismissals.

 

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.

 

Weather: 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.

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 cancelled if an alternative location can not be secured. Credits will be issued.

Low enrollment: Jax Dragonfly Academy reserves the right to cancel a program due to low enrollment.  A full refund will be issued.

 

Circumstances beyond our control: The Dragonfly Academy will determine whether a refund is warranted.

Other refunds and credits: We can provide a 100% refund, minus a $25 cancellation fee for requests made prior to May 15. Refund requests made prior for June 15 will receive a 50% refund. After this time, no refunds will be provided.

 

All cancellations must be requested in writing by emailing info@jaxdragonfly.org.

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.

Special Needs: We do our very best to provide a positive environment for all our participants. If a participant requires special accommodations, please elaborate on these as much as possible in their application. Our team will be in touch to further discuss how we can best provide support. If participants with special needs require more support than we are able to provide and this information is not a part of the application, participation in the program may not be possible.

 

*After registration you will be given a full list of what to bring, and what to expect. Email will be sent out in June. Parents are welcome to stop by at anytime during the camp. If you are a parent and wish to be a chaperone, please contact us for further details.

Have questions? Call Lizzy at (904)345-0435 or email info@jaxdragonfly.org.