Camp Wild

 Sawgrass Nature Center’s “CAMP WILD”

An Environmental Camp for Kids 6-12 yrs.


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Education is a cornerstone of the Sawgrass Nature Center & Wildlife Hospital– “In the end, we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand, and we will understand only what we are taught”.

Camp Wild programs inspire an appreciation of South Florida’s unique environment and wildlife through fun, hands-on activities. Each day of camp features new lessons, games, encounters with live animals, and nature crafts. Kids will overcome fears and learn to safely explore the wild world around them. Our outdoor classroom, diverse wildlife, and wide range of activities and presenters make this camp a unique experience.



Camp may be cancelled if we do not have the minimum number of registered campers within ONE WEEK of the scheduled camp day(s)/week.

NEW! Click to fill out the camp registration packet online



Schedule for Winter Camp 2014

Week 1 – Be a Backyard Scientist

Monday, December 22 – The Scientific Method & Water I

Learn about the steps of the scientific method, and how

we can use them all the time, including experiments on

freshwater from one of our own wetland areas. 

Tuesday, December 23 – Water II

Continuing experiments that explore the importance of

fresh, brackish, and saltwater to Florida’s diverse ecosystems.

Wednesday, December 24 – Heat

Experiments with heat, another component of Florida’s ecosystems!

Learn how native animals have adapted to benefit from Florida’s

warm climate, as well as some basic principles of heat energy!

Friday, December 26 – Wildlife Monitoring I

Use different tools to observe native wildlife like a naturalist. 

Week 2 – Build a Wild Neighborhood

Monday, December 29 – What is wilderness?

Can your own backyard be considered a “wilderness”?

Learn how to treat our wild neighbors with respect, and

bring home information for the whole family.

Tuesday, December 30 – Food, Shelter, Space

What is the right kind of food, shelter, and space to provide

wildlife in our backyards? What is the wrong kind?

Wednesday, December 31 – Who was here?

Identify chewed leaves, scat, and wildlife tracks

to play detective in your own yard!

Friday, January 2 – Wildlife Monitoring II

Continuing the previous week’s theme, a new set of activities

and tools to observe out native Florida wildlife.  

*no camp on Thursday, December 25 or Thursday, January 1


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For more information, please call the Center at 954-752-WILD (9453), or email us at