Conservation Camp

Conservation Camp

Conservation Camp is a unique way for kids to get first hand experience of what a week in the shoes of a wildlife biologist is like. At camp, students will learn real life applications of wildlife sciences, meet animal ambassadors, and have a blast working with other students that love the outdoors.

Our team of dedicated scientists and counselors are committed to giving your child a memorable and safe experience. Our counselors are experienced working with children from all age groups and are thrilled to guide your young scientist on a journey to learn about the ecosystems of Florida, native plants and animals, and how they can be involved in conservation of wildlife and their habitat.

a groundbreaking and unforgettable new youth program for science, conservation, and wildlife!

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Where is camp hosted?

Conservation Camp is hosted at our facility located within Tree Hill Nature Center, the surrounding nature preserve, and everywhere outdoors! Drop off each day will be at:

Tree Hill Nature Center

7152 Lone Star Road

Jacksonville, FL 32211

Activities

  • Hands on STEM activities involving botany, wildlife, chemistry, and environmental sciences!

  • Weekly themes with wildlife surveys, environmental monitoring and habitat evaluations

  • Citizen science engagement by collecting real life data for wildlife and plant surveys.

  • Outdoor hiking activities to learn the foundations of Florida ecosystems.

  • Field trip for coastal ecosystems day!

  • Meeting animal ambassadors, including reptiles, amphibians, and mammals!

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Typical day

Morning

Wildlife Survey Project (Different project every week!)

1st animal ambassador introduction

Introduction to Ecological Theme for the Day

Outdoor STEM Activity

Lunch

Afternoon

Environmental monitoring research project

Habitat evaluation

2nd Animal Ambassador Visit

Sessions

Registration for all camp weeks is currently closed. We are not currently accepting waitlist campers. We hope your camper can make it next year! Be sure to subscribe for updates!

cost

Conservation Camp rates are per week, per camper. 

Public Student Rate: $299.00 weekly

TRC Canebrake Member Rate: Discounted rate

Active Military Rate: Discounted rate

Staff

Beginning with a 5:1 student to counselor ratio, our staff and counselors are committed to your camper's safety throughout Conservation Camp. Students will be learning first hand from real scientists! 

 

 All staff and counselors undergo a rigorous background check, interview process, and are happy to answer any questions you have about Conservation Camp. All of our counselors also receive training in first aid and CPR.

Questions? Call 1-800-690-5638 or email Tiffany Bright at tbright@savethebuzztails.org

To learn more about some of our staff, click below!