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2024 Summer Camp: June 10-August 2, 2024

Week 1 (June 10-14), Week 2 (June 17-21), Week 3 (June 24-June 28), 
Week 4 (July 1-5)*No camp July 4, Week 5 (July 8-12), Week 6 (July 15-19),
 Week 7 (July 22-26), Week 8 (July 29-August 2)

Lee County Parks & Recreation offers a variety of camp programs to help make the summer fun. Many camps fill quickly, so register early. Camp Registration starts at 7 a.m. Monday, February 26. Camps are offered on a weekly basis. Register for the camps that interest you, on the weeks that work for you.
Register online  or call (239) 533-7275. 

Click each title below to see more details

Summer Camp Open House

TBD

Come out and meet your counselors, fill out any missing paperwork and tour the camp site! Open house is the perfect opportunity to make sure you and your children are ready for the summer.

Traditional Camp (Completed kindergarten-5th grade)

All eight weeks

7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. - $75/child per week
*Matlacha hours are 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

These camps offer a full day of excitement. They are the kind of camps you remember when you went to day camp. Day camp activities include arts and crafts, sports, organized games, quiet play, water activities and outdoor activities. Safety is our number one concern, so our staff-to-camper ratio is 1-to-15. Some of our camp locations have numerous outdoor activities, while others have a combination of both indoor/outdoor activities. As a part of Lee County Parks & Recreation’s commitment to fitness and environment, all camps will have outdoor activities each day. 

Middle School Camp (6th-8th grade)

All eight weeks
7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. - $75/child per week
This is not your typical camp! Middle schoolers will participate in "non-traditional" activities geared towards their interest. Each camp offers a variety of weekly themes in order to provide focus on a particular topic. Activities will be tied to the theme and will include indoor and outdoor activities, games and much more.

Specialty Camps (Weeks and ages vary)

Water Wonders Camp

Lakes Park
June 10-14, 2024
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. – $75 per child/week (ages 12-13)
Explore the Lake in Lakes Park! Have you ever wondered what lives in it, on it and around the lake?  Through hands-on experiments, games, speakers and team challenges, campers will learn the secrets of the lake!    All campers need to bring a lunch, two snacks, insulated water bottle, and sunscreen.  A change of clothing and water shoes are required for this week.

Slough Secrets Camp

Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve
June 10-14,2024
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. – $75 per child (ages 8-9)
Campers experience boardwalk explorations, scavenger hunts, and other activities to find out how animals and plants work together to make the Slough such a special place.

Adventure Skills Camp

Lakes Park
June 17-21, 2024
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. – $75 per child/week (ages 12-13)
What skills do you need to go off the grid?  Learn new skills and test your old ones!  Games, scavenger hunt, hikes, and more.  Unplug for a week and see how much fun you can have outside!  All campers need to bring a lunch, two snacks, insulated water bottle, and sunscreen.  

Eco-Detectives Camp 1

Manatee Park
June 17-21, 2024
9 a.m.-4 p.m. – $75 per child (ages 8-10)  
Campers will spend the week learning about the many ecosystems represented in Manatee Park. They will go on outdoor adventures including kayak trips. There will be speakers and activities that educate and inspire your camper to care for the world around them.

Colors of Nature Camp

Lakes Park
June 24-28, 2024
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. – $75 per child/week (ages 12-13)
Do you just see green, brown, and blue outside? Unleash and explore your creativity through painting, recycling, textiles, and nature!  All campers need to bring a lunch, two snacks, insulated water bottle, and sunscreen.  

Summer Naturalists

Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve 
June 24-28, 2024
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. – $75 per child (ages 10-12) 
Summer Naturalists love searching for animals in the Slough. Campers learn nature awareness techniques to notice wildlife, identify animal signs and understand how their presence can influence animals behavior. Hands-on learning occurs in every session and will include using binoculars, spotting scopes and artifacts. The week will culminate in a wet walk into the interior of the Slough.

World of Water Camp

Lakes Park
July 1-5, 2024
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. – $75 per child/week (ages 8-9)
Play games, make crafts, and explore water! From the lake water to the faucet water, we will play and learn from it all!  All campers need to bring a lunch, two snacks, insulated water bottle, and sunscreen.  A change of clothing and water shoes are required for this week.

Art in the Park Camp

Lakes Park
July 8-12, 2024
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. – $75 per child/week (ages 8-9)
Discover the varies types of art in the park and use different mediums to create your own masterpieces!  Scavenger hunts, games, and good old fashion fun!  All campers need to bring a lunch, two snacks, insulated water bottle, and sunscreen.  

Eco-Detectives Camp 2

Manatee Park
July 8-12, 2024
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. – $75 per child (ages 10-12)  
Campers will spend the week learning about the many ecosystems represented in Manatee Park. They will go on outdoor adventures including kayak trips. There will be speakers and activities that educate and inspire your camper to care for the world around them.

Art in Nature Camp

Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve 
July 15-19, 2024
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. – $75 per child (ages 11-13) 
Campers will learn awareness techniques to build a connection between art and nature. We introduce art skills such as sketching, painting, photography, creative writing and more.

Goods in the Woods Camp

Lakes Park
July 15-19, 2024
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. – $75 per child/week (ages 10-11)
Everything from making paper to how to grow your own tree! Fun activities that show how much fun the woods can be!  All campers need to bring a lunch, two snacks, insulated water bottle, and sunscreen.  

Science Matters Camp

Lakes Park
July 22-26, 2024
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. – $75 per child/week (ages 10-11)
Campers explore the water, land, and animal side of Lakes Park.  Prepare to learn through games, crafts, Legos and team challenges. All campers need to bring a lunch, two snacks, insulated water bottle, and sunscreen.   

H2O and a Way We Go Camp

Lakes Park
July 29-August 2, 2024
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. – $75 per child/week (ages 10-11)
Campers explore the water, land, and animal side of Lakes Park.  Prepare to learn through games, crafts, Legos and team challenges.    All campers need to bring a lunch, two snacks, insulated water bottle, and sunscreen.

Wilderness Explorers Camp

Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve
July 29-August 2, 2024
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. – $75 per child (ages 13-16)
Campers challenge themselves in the areas of tracking, animal study, awareness and primitive skills. Examples of skills include fiber twining, shelter building and fire by friction.


Special Needs Camps (Ages 6-21)

Camp Sunshine

Karl Drews Special Needs Center

All eight weeks
7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. - $75 per child (ages 6-12) per week
These camps are designed for participants with special physical and/or developmental delays. All potential special needs camp participants are required to complete an assessment by the department’s Special Needs staff in order to register. Call (239) 267-2181 to set up an interview. A copy of the participant’s IEP and behavior plan will be needed before the interview takes place. Campers with varying disabilities have the opportunity to register in the Special Needs summer camp programs upon completion of the assessment. Working with the inclusion team, campers are ensured to have a successful and enjoyable summer camp.

Camp All-Star

Karl Drews Special Needs Center

All eight weeks
7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. - $75 per child (ages 13-21) per week
These camps are designed for participants with special physical and/or developmental delays. All potential special needs camp participants are required to complete an assessment by the department’s Special Needs staff in order to register. Call (239) 267-2181 to set up an interview. A copy of the participant’s IEP and behavior plan will be needed before the interview takes place. Campers with varying disabilities have the opportunity to register in the Special Needs summer camp programs upon completion of the assessment. Working with the inclusion team, campers are ensured to have a successful and enjoyable summer camp.

Counselors and Summer Staff

To ensure your child has a safe and rewarding camp experience, each camp counselor is carefully chosen. They have passed a background check and must be current in CPR/First Aid.  All staff undergo an intense training that includes behavior management, safety procedures, proper planning and programming skills, department standards and expectations. Camp counselors are trained to take the time to listen and help build your child's self-esteem and self-confidence. More than 60 percent of summer staff has worked with Lee County Parks & Recreation for two to three years and in some cases, as many as six to seven years. This high return of counselors is a mark of endorsement and knowledge of their passion to work with your child in a fun and rewarding environment. 

​​Links and Documents


Online Registration

Summer Camp Accommodation Form

Summer Camp Calendars

Over the Counter Medication Release Form



SupplementaI Information Form


Prescribed Medication Release Form

Traditional Parent Guides
Specialty Camp Parent Guides
Special Needs Camp Parent Guides


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