Could you survive a day in Southwest Florida, before we had cars, air conditioning, and supermarkets? That’s what the Calusa Indians had to do, and now you can too (with the air conditioning)! Learn all about our area’s first culture, from their arts and crafts to how they fished and what they ate. You’ll have to learn to survive firsthand through challenges that will have you thinking like a Calusa.
Learn about the archaeology of the Calusas in our new “Natives of Southwest Florida” exhibit. There’s a good chance the campers will be the first people to experience it.
Meet guest speaker Rachel Kangas of the Florida Public Archaeology Network will discuss Pytrotechnology, including a hands-on experiment.
Get assigned to a Calusa village, which will be your team you work with for our survival challenges over the course of the week.
Visit the Randell Research Center in Pine Island is home to some of our area’s best examples of Calusa mounds. You’ll get to see Southwest Florida through the eyes of the Calusas at the site of one of the most powerful Calusa villages.
Click the links below to register.
All camp sessions include fun and educational hands-on activities, games, crafts, special guests, and exhibit exploration! Innovative curriculum integrating science, the arts, and humanities, inspires the imagination and encourages an overall love of learning! Camps are designed for rising 1st - 6th graders, and each session will be divided into two classes based on camper age.
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Mon – Fri 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sign-In Begins at 8:45 AM
Sign-Out Ends at 4:15 PM
Pre-Camp & Post-Camp Care Available from 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM and from 4:15 PM to 5:30 PM
*PLEASE NOTE: If your camper is signed in any time before 8:45 AM or any time after 4:15 PM, it will be processed as Pre-Camp/Post-Camp care and you will be responsible for the cost of care*
Lunch at 11:45am (not provided)
Lunch is Available for $5/lunch
CAMPERS MUST WEAR CAMP T-SHIRT EVERY DAY
First Camp t-shirt FREE, add'l shirts $13.00
Member Pricing: $175/week
Non-Member Pricing: $215/week
Prices listed do not include 6% tax
Pre-Camp 8-9 AM $5/day or $20/wk
Pre-Campers may be signed-in as early as 8:00 AM for
supervision until camp begins.
Post-Camp 4:00-5:30 PM $5/day or $20/wk
Post-Campers will be supervised on museum grounds, and must be signed out by 5:30 PM.
CAMPERS MUST BE PICKED UP BY 5:30PM
*$3/minute late fee is charged after 5:30pm!
The Junior Camp Assistant Training Program is an exciting professional development opportunity for rising 8th-12th grade students who are interested in working with children in an educational setting, in our Camp i-sci weekly summer sessions. Students can apply to assist camp educators with the day-to-day camp activities.
PLEASE SEND FORMS TO INFO@I-SCI.ORG