SUMMER DAY CAMPS
for Fun, Learning & Discovery
2018 is looking to be the ELC’s BEST summer yet! We are keeping all of our most beloved camp activities while adding new and exciting age-appropriate elements that will spark your child’s sense of wonder, creativity, and love for our unique Indian River Lagoon ecosystem. With our younger camps, we’ll explore the ELC’s brand new Nature Playscape area on campus. Children will also have opportunities to be engaged in fort building and fossil dig activities. Additionally, experts will teach our campers how to safely use basic tools such as hammers and nails to build items like bird houses.
Programs for our older campers will keep kids engaged as they incorporate different components of STEAM in various activities. Professional scientists will guide our campers on how to build and use wildlife traps, offering our children unique, real-life experience as scientists working out in the field. Older campers will launch rockets, learn fire-building techniques, use technological devices to record natural soundscapes, and even explore our sun with an astronomer and a high-powered solar telescope! Our campers will also engage in unique citizen science activities that involve the use of fun and engaging iPad nature apps and games that actually help collect data for scientists.
To provide each child with the most meaningful summer camp experience, this year we’ve also decreased the maximum number of children in many of our camp sessions. This helps to promote more one-on-one opportunities between campers and their camp counselors and ELC naturalists.
Also new this year, each of our naturalists have obtained their Experienced Program Staff Certificate through the American Camp Association, to further improve their abilities to offer high quality, meaningful camp experiences for youth. Our middle and high school camp counselors are receiving a higher level of intensive counselor training prior to the start of camps. We expect that these 2018 improvements will create the most meaningful, memorable and fun camp experience for your child.
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Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4 pm
Saturday: 9 am - 4 pm
Sunday: 1 pm - 4 pm
Phone: (772) 589-5050
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255 Live Oak Drive, Vero Beach, FL 32963.
Located at the western base of the Wabasso Bridge on the 510 Causeway.