Safari Camp
Summer Camp Title 14
Registration OPEN!
 
Safari Camp
Ages 7-12 years
If your child enjoys nature, critters, conducting experiments, building stuff, and taking things apart to see how they work, then we have an adventure for them! Science Eye Safari Camp provides engaging, hands-on, inquiry-based programs that enables children to explore the world around them, gain new insights and make them aware that science is an exciting part of everything they do.

The days are filled with interactive-learning simulations, games, animal encounters, nature and crafts. Our goal is to have fun while instilling self-confidence, develop critical thinking skills and to create a positive relationship with the environment.
Camp Activities
Every day is filled with science exploration activities that build on current scientific principles from the life, physical and earth/space sciences. Campers are immersed into the roles of scientists in the different scientific fields making observations, conducting experiments, participating in field studies, engaging in dialogue with a visiting scientist (GUEST SPEAKER see more below) and so much more…as they would in real life. By participating in fun, interactive, hands-on projects, campers learn to explore the world around them to gain new insights in becoming better Scientists and Environmental Stewards.

Parents are welcome to join us for our brand new Nature Photography (see below for more information) display and discuss with the photographer (your child) their inspiration for the shot. Afterwards, join us for a graduation ceremony which happens on Fridays at 3:15 pm for our new Scientists and Environmental Stewards.

Although each camp week will have various activities that build on the previous week(s), it is not necessary for campers to attend each week in order to participate.
Brand New Camp Activities
photographyScience Eye Summer Camp is introducing some new activities into each week of camp as we enjoy our new environs at Tree Tops Park allowing for lots of new trails to explore on our nature hikes. One of our new activities ties in with the nature hikes-nature photography. We are going to provide instruction on how to snap shots with the best lighting available and focusing on the subject matter whether it is fishingbig or small. We will save the best shots for each camper and they will choose their favorite to be printed as a photo and displayed during our last day of camp for the week.

Starting this year, we are going to incorporate fishing (at least once a week) into our curriculum. Fishing is a huge part of the Florida economy be it commercial or recreational and so the Environmental Conservation Organization is going to provide Scienctistinstruction on ethical angling. Activities could include: choosing, using & care of the proper equipment, knot tying, casting techniques, cast netting, catch and release methods and of course fishing.

Another new addition this year to our Science Safari Camp includes guest industry experts. These experts discuss, share and interact with the campers providing a real world perspective of their science field.
Life Sciences

floraWe will cover the gamut of life sciences from the very small to the very big and how it all interacts with one another. One of the focuses each week will be on Florida ecosystems and its flora and fauna, but we don't limit ourselves, we believe it is important to understand the world as well. Campers will expand their knowledge with our different immersive activities whether it is catching small aquatic animals, identifying different animal calls, or understanding the relationships between plants and animals in a food web and being able to classify them. Each day campers will return home as an Ecologist, Animal Behaviorist, Wildlife Manager, Cell Biologist, or Geneticist. We build on what your child has learned or will recyclelearn in school so they can teach you a thing or two about cells, anatomy, and so much more.

At Science Eye we want our science campers and future Environmental Stewards to understand the impact we have on our biosphere, so we also explore various environmental issues that are affecting our planet. We conduct water quality tests investigating possible sources of pollution, look at soil erosion, deforestation, and ocean dumping. However, we know it is important to find positive solutions to these problems and we have awesome activities that cover alternative energy, resource conservation, and ethical angling.

Physical Sciences
roller coasterAfter attending camp, no longer will the physical sciences be overlooked. We often take for granted this science, a cup falls off the table we know it will fall to the ground. At our Science Camp we explore why the cup falls to the ground as we learn, investigate and experiment with different principles, laws, and theories that Newton, Bernoulli, and others have described.

Your physicist will have a blast testing these ideas on the angle needed for a roller coaster curve, how high a rocket might fly or is it even possible to defy the theory of gravity. What our campers learn will shock and amaze you.
Engineering Sciences

engineeringBuilding on the fundamentals we learned with the physical sciences we will be able to apply them to our engineering problems that we are going to test. We are going to see if our campers can solve various scenarios by engineering a solution based off careful math calculations and physics' principles. Is it possible to build a boat out of stuff in the junk drawer and make it float? If Florida was separated from the rest of the US would it be possible to reconnect? What does it take to make a plane fly a loop? What would it take to knock down a castle wall? Our camp has an answer(s) for each of these questions. We further build on the Scientific Method and S.T.E.M., but in a way that your child will never forget.

Earth/Space Sciences
gemsThroughout the weeks, campers will become a Geologist, Paleontologist, Meteorologist or Astronomer. Our different hands-on activities help make what can be a dull topic into a completely engaging one. We will be able to cover the span of a few billion years into the week (we are that good) as our newly minted scientists come home with their awesome discoveries that they were able to dig up-maybe a ruby or sapphire or perhaps even a piece of dinosaur bone or megaladon tooth. We make sure not only are the campers able to identify what they discover but how it formed in the first place. Plus, our campers may be able to amaze you at how well they can read the sky or weather and make a prediction of what the forecast could be like that night or even the next morning. Who needs the Weather Channel when you can have a Science Eye camper? A week would not be complete if we didn't determine how our planet fits into our solar system or investigating and discussing current research NASA is conducting to better understand our solar system and universe.

We feel a good scientist has a well rounded knowledge base, so don't be surprised if our activities also get involved with Archeology, Forensics, Cultural Sciences, Math, Geography and more. Each week will cover different aspects and activities for each of these science groups. If you attend one week, or all the weeks we make sure there is always a fun activity and something new to learn.
Field Trip Fridays
Discover Our Wetlands - Step into Florida’s unique natural treasure and the only ecosystem of its kind on the planet! The survival of the Earth depends, in part, on the level of environmental awareness we develop in our children and maintain in ourselves. Takes place at the Science Eye Lab Shack in Everglades Holiday Park. See our Everglades Excursion for more information.
 

University of Florida IFAS, Fort Lauderdale Research & Education Center
Campers spend the morning partaking in the state-of-the-art Hurricane House practicing what to do when a disaster hits, learn about the plants that the early pioneers encountered when they first arrived – and how did they know what to do with those plants, a walk and talk through the pollinator garden, and hear from a current researcher about termites and other arthropods!

Secret Woods Nature Center
In the afternoon, campers find out why Secret Woods is so secret…. Besides visiting Broward's first interpretive nature center, campers can overlook the South Fork of the New River and walk along boardwalks and trails. Although there is not enough time to explore all 57 acres of this beautiful Designated Urban Wilderness Area, campers will feel lost in the woods in the middle of the city!

 
Discover Our Coast - Shuffle through the sand and search for what has helped make South Florida a visitor’s hot spot. Observe what so many who visit the beach miss…from sand fleas to gumbo limbo trees! Takes place at John U. Lloyd Beach State Park. See our Coastal Excursion for more information.
 
Batten's Farm - Batten's Farmer's Market has more to offer than a huge variety of fresh, organic fruits and vegetables… Campers become agricultural scientists learning about plant propagation, gardening, and how to identify unwanted plants, along with visiting their petting zoo!
 

International Game Fish Association - IGFA is a not-for-profit organization committed to the conservation of game fish and the promotion of responsible, ethical angling practices through science, education, rule making and record keeping. Campers will be visiting the museum where they can fight a Blue Marlin in the virtual fishing gallery.

Dania Beach Fishing Pier - Campers put into practice their ethical angling skills and try to catch the "BIG one".

Trips are not listed in order. Dates are listed below.
 
Camp Details
 
2014 Camp Dates, Times & Registration Deadlines
 

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4 Week 5
Dates June 16-20
9am to 4pm
June 23-27
9am to 4pm
July 7-11
9am to 4pm

July 14-18
9am to 4pm

August 4-8
9am to 4pm
Registration
Deadline
June 4 June 11 June 25 July 2 July 23
Field Trip Friday Discover our
Wetlands
IFAS and
Secret Woods
Batten's Farm Discover our
Coast
IGFA and
Dania Beach Pier
Location

Tree Tops ParkTree Tops Park Broward County Parks and Recs
Camp is located at Tree Tops Park in the Oak Ridge Auditorium Hall (air conditioned).
3900 SW 100th Ave, Davie, FL 33328

For more information and directions, click "Tree Tops Park" link above.

Registration Cost, Discounts

Field trips, lunch and transportation are included in the price of the camp.

john the bakerLunch is being Catered by John The Baker. If your child does not like what is on the menu for that day, please feel free to provide lunch. Click to view/download Lunch Menu ace tours logo


Field trip transportation is being provided by Ace Tours & Transportation

Multi-Week Discount
(per child
)
1 Week 2 Weeks 3 Weeks 4 Weeks 5 Weeks
$300 $575 $850 $1100 $1350
Multi-Child Discount $25 off for multiple child (one per family)
Early Registration Discount $20 off for early registration (Deadline May 11, paid in full by May 16, One per family)
* On-line registration closes at the end of the business day the Friday before camp starts. If you wish to register after the deadline, please call, as space might still be available.
After Care
After care is $10/child/day from 4pm to 5pm. After 5pm the rate is $2/minute..
Payment Options

We can now receive payment by check, echeck or Credit Card/PayPal.

 
Camp Registration OPEN!

Pre-registration is required!
To register, click on "Registration Form" button below and fill out the information requested. Camp will be cancelled if the minimum number of registered campers is not met by the registration deadline.

     
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