Education

Discovery Days Summer Camp

June 19, 2017 to July 21, 2017

Looking for a series of engaging, outdoor programs for your child to attend this summer?

$130 per session ($117 for members)
Lunch, snacks and drinks provided.

Discovery Days Summer Camp for Kids is a series of stimulating day camps for children ages 6-8 and 9-12 filled with discovery, exploration and imagination to keep young minds actively engaged and learning through the summer months. Informal, week-long sessions for each age group feature activities to help children discover the world of Bok Tower Gardens through art, science, cooking, gardening, and sensory explorations.

Discovery Days offer an experiential learning curriculum fostering awareness, appreciation, and stewardship of natural and cultural resources by connecting children to food, culture and nature at the beautiful Bok Tower Gardens.

Discovery Days scholarships were made available to Polk County students who are eligible for free and reduced lunch and were be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. All available scholarships for the 2017 summer sessions have been awarded. For more information or to join a scholarship waiting list, please contact Shelley Rowan at 863.734.1229This program is funded through a grant from the GiveWell Community Foundation.


Additional program funding provided by:
       


Fur, Feathers, Fins & More

June 19 – 23, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Go wild and explore all the creatures that call Bok Tower Gardens their home. Campers will have fun learning about our animal residents and their habitats through hands-on activities and garden exploration. Squirrels, birds, butterflies, and fish, oh my!

Team Building & Beyond

June 26 – 30, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Teamwork, curiosity, and perseverance are important in today’s world. This week will be spent going on adventures in the gardens to discover the importance of working together. Campers will catch the spirit of fun and friendship while learning about themselves too.

Grow it! Cook it! Eat it!

July 10 – 14, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Take the journey from plant to plate this week at Bok Tower Gardens as campers dig into food! Campers will learn how to plant seeds, care for a garden, harvest the tasty colors of the rainbow, cook in our new outdoor kitchen, and then…the best part—eat it!

Creative Expression in the Garden

July 17 – 21, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Find inspiration at Bok Tower Gardens! Campers will tap into their creativity to produce unique works of musical, performance, and visual arts. Throughout the week campers will get to express themselves through a variety of mediums, collaborate with others, and share their creations.

Discovery Days Registration

Online registration for Discovery Days 2017 is closed. Very limited spots remain for select sessions. Please call Becky Mallison at 863.734.1221 for final registrations.

Reminder: liability waivers must be submitted to Bok Tower Gardens’ Education Department before the beginning of the first session. These may be downloaded and completed in advance and emailed or submitted the morning of your child’s first attended session.

Download the liability waiver