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Enjoy fun fully-supervised programming with activities focused on fitness, nutrition, and wellness, and developing an appreciation for nature, science, and the cultural arts.

Archaeology Adventure

Bring the family to explore the fascinating past of Arch Creek Park on this child-friendly adventure! Our naturalist guides will take you on a hike through the tropical hardwood hammock where you will learn about the Tequesta tribe. After the hike, take a hands-on approach to discovery with a demonstration at a mock excavation site and learn the true value of historical and archaeological sites.


Camp Black Bear: Summer Nature Camp

Let your child explore the wild side of the parks in this nature-based camp packed with fun and educational programming. Campers will perform scientific experiments, go on environmental fieldtrips, and engage in athletic activities in the great outdoors while under the safety of our staff’s supervision. This camp meets at the A.D. Barnes Park Nature Center; please bring drinking water, comfortable closed-toe shoes, lunch, and protection from the sun. Fieldtrip fees are additional.


Camp Manatee: Summer Nature Camp

Let your child explore the wild side of the parks in this nature-based camp packed with fun and educational programming. Campers will perform scientific experiments, go on environmental fieldtrips, and engage in athletic activities in the great outdoors while under the safety of our staff’s supervision. This camp meets at the Greynolds Park Boathouse; camp hours are from 9:30am - 4:00pm, dropoff from 7:30am-9:30am, pickup from 4:00pm-6:00pm.


Camp on the Sea: Summer Nature Camp

Send your child on a different aquatic adventure every day in this specialized nature camp geared toward aquatic education. Campers learn general biology and ecology concepts while immersed in the field by traveling to different marine ecosystems for a variety of activities such as kayaking, canoeing, snorkeling, and paddle boarding. This camp meets at the AD Barnes Park Nature Center; please bring drinking water, comfortable closed-toe shoes, lunch, and protection from the sun.


Campfire & Night Walk at Arch Creek Park

Take a night-time stroll into some of the various natural ecosystems of South Florida alongside a naturalist guide to discover the marvelous nocturnal life of the park at dusk. Experience the sights and sounds of eastern screech owls, raccoons, night spiders, and many more nocturnal natives. This program meets at the park EcoCenter; please bring comfortable closed-toe shoes, insect repellant, and a flashlight. Feel free to bring your own marshmallows to roast on our campfire following the walk.


Campfire & Owl Walk at Bill Sadowski Park

Enjoy an evening of discovery in the world of owls! Start the night with a presentation all about these nocturnal birds before entering the nature trails to search for them with a guide. See the difference of the park after dark and encounter other nocturnal natives such as raccoons and night spiders. This program meets at the park Nature Center; please bring comfortable closed-toe shoes, insect repellant, and a flashlight. Feel free to bring your own marshmallows to roast on our campfire following the walk


Fishing Camp at Tropical Park: Summer Nature Camp

Come to this week-long camp and learn valuable information regarding fish such as their biology and identification, various fishing techniques, and boat navigation. Leave Fishing Camp with an appreciation for the sport of fishing, as well as the knowledge required for ethical angling. Fishing gear is provided for all participants to keep, and at the end of the week a Friday Fish Fry is held. This camp meets at Tropical Park Lake Side Pavilion, between the two large lakes.


Fishing for Beginners

Come join this class and leave with the knowledge required for ethical angling. Here we will learn valuable fishing information such as fish biology, and identification, various fishing techniques. After go out and perfect your fishing skills. Fishing equipment will be provided for all participants but you may use your own gear if you like.


Introduction to Archery at Arch Creek Park

Learn about the origins and history of archery as both a sport and tool for survival in this educational and hands-on seminar before being instructed on proper technique. After the lesson, take some practice shots at a target to test your new skills. This program meets at the park's Nature Center; please bring comfortable shoes and protection from the sun.


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