Summer Camp

We are excited to announce that we will be opening our summer camp here at Alligator Attraction Wildlife Learning Center. Whether your child will be with us for one or both weeks, you can be sure that he or she will be participating in an experience like no other. With hands-on learning, animal interactions, and fun on-site field trips, your child will be both educated and entertained in traditional classroom and field work settings. In addition, the program is geared to meet current middle school Next Gen standards for science so your child can be ready for the upcoming school year.

Camp Programming Guide

Please read through the camp programming guide prior to the start of camp. This guide includes important guidelines, camp schedule, as well as policies and procedures for each camp.

Choose a Program

Week 1 (July 20th - July 24th)

Reptiles and Amphibians (cold-blooded)

Reptiles and amphibians have existed on earth for millions of years and were the first vertebrate animals to colonize land. These animals exhibit a variety of adaptations and are key players in many of the world’s habitats. For these reasons, reptiles and amphibians provide diverse opportunities for teaching and learning about the natural world.

CRA1.1 – Animal Interaction

CRA1.2 – Scavenger Hunt

CRA1.3 – What is a reptile? Warm Blooded/Cold Blooded Game

Mini Game 1 – Reptile Concentration

Mini Game 2 – Reptile Matching

CRA 2.1 – Animal Interaction

CRA 2.2 – Reptile Introductions at Alligator Attraction

CRA 2.3 – Research – pick your reptile and start outlining

Mini Game 3 – Sharks and Minnows

Mini Game 4 – Create a Creature

CRA 3.1 – Animal Interaction

CRA 3.2 – Feed a Reptile/ Hold a Reptile

CRA 3.3 – Research – Revise your topic

Mini Game 5 – Bingo

Mini Game 6 – Word Search / Decoder Mission

CRA 4.1 – Animal Interaction

CRA 4.2 – Feed a Gator/Hold a Gator

CRA 4.3 – Practice your Presentation

Mini Game 7 – Red Light Green Light/ Animal Style

Mini Game 8 – Letter to Yourself

CRA 5.1 – Animal Interaction

CRA 5.2 – Presentations

CRA 5.3 – Presentations

Mini Game 9 – Farewell Activities (IE Responsible Cleanup)

Mini Game 10 – Farewell Ceremony

Week 2 (July 27th - July 31st)

Mammals (warm-blooded)

Mammals distinguished themselves from reptiles who they diverged from approximately 300 million years ago. They are found on every continent and in every ocean, and they range in size from tiny bats the size of a bumblebee to the blue whale, the largest mammal to have ever lived on Earth! This makes them one of the most adaptable species on the planet!

CRA1.1 – Animal Interaction

CRA1.2 – Scavenger Hunt

CRA1.3 – What is a Mammal? – Warm Blooded/Cold Blooded game

Mini Game 1 – Ecosystem Concentration

Mini Game 2 – Ecosystem Matching

CRA 2.1 – Animal Interaction

CRA 2.2 – Mammal Introductions at Alligator Attraction

CRA 2.3 – Research – pick your mammal and start outlining

Mini Game 3 – Sharks and Minnows

Mini Game 4 – Create a Creature

CRA 3.1 – Animal Interaction

CRA 3.2 – Feed a Mammal/ Hold a Mammal

CRA 3.3 – Research – Revise your topic

Mini Game 5 – Bingo

Mini Game 6 – Word Search / Decoder Mission

CRA 4.1 – Animal Interaction

CRA 4.2 – Feed a Gator/Hold a Gator

CRA 4.3 – Practice your Presentation

Mini Game 7 – Red Light Green Light/ Animal Style

Mini Game 8 – Letter to Yourself

CRA 5.1 – Animal Interaction

CRA 5.2 – Presentations

CRA 5.3 – Presentations

Mini Game 9 – Farewell Activities (IE Responsible Cleanup)

Mini Game 10 – Farewell Ceremony

Dates TBD

Overnight Events

A lock-in style event that will give your child a whole new perspective on animal behavior. Children will learn about diurnal (day-time) and nocturnal (night-time) animals and their behaviors. Students will sleep on-site with our education staff and enjoy a once in a lifetime experience. 

Cost: $75 per child. This includes snacks, feeding and holding an alligator, sloth encounter, and holding at least one rescue reptile, mammal, or snake. Children will also receive their choice of an alligator tooth or “fossil” egg.

This is a “lock in” style event where students learn about nocturnal and diurnal animals. Events are planned to encompass different Next Gen standards for grades 6-8. Campers will sleep on site with counselors and must bring their own camping supplies, I.E. bedding, blankets, pajamas, pillow, toothbrush and toothpaste. There is a maximum of 20 attendees for this event.

This event runs from 5:30pm until 7:30am the next day. There will be a minimum of two camp counselors and a supervisor on-site at all times (at least one male and one female).

Schedule:

5:30 to 6pm – Students are dropped off at the Learning Classroom.

6 to 7pm – Students are served dinner from De’Losas as designated on their dinner order forms.

7 to 7:30pm – Students feed and hold the alligators

7:30 to 8pm – Students prepare their sleeping arrangements in the main room of Alligator Attraction

8 to 8:45pm – Students do a night hike of the facility and observe the animals at night evaluating nocturnal versus diurnal behaviors

8:45 to 9:30pm – Animal Interactions in the classroom. Students learn about some of the animal ambassadors of Alligator Attraction and their specific adaptations for their preferred time of day/night.

9:30 to 10pm – Students prepare for lights out.

10pm – Lights Out

7 to 7:30am – Wake up/Pack Up