The CROW Wildlife Care Camp:

Students utilize critical thinking skills learned in a classroom with real world applications in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Participants spend four days on CROW’s campus with members of the medical staff, students, and volunteers to learn about the wildlife who call Southwest Florida home and observe a sampling of medical demonstrations to show how injuries and illnesses are treated in the hospital. The camp curriculum meets Florida’s Next Generation Science Standards for content and dissection*.

This year, CROW is excited to introduce four-day camp weeks available to students entering grades 2nd-12th:

June 10th-13th Royal Terns: 2nd-5th Grade*

June 17th-20th Crows: 6th-8th Grade

June 24th-27th Osprey: 9th-12th Grade

Aftercare to 4 pm: Additional $50. After 4 pm, each minute will be an additional $5 (unless otherwise discussed).

Following the demonstrations, campers are provided opportunities to replicate some of these same treatments on a deceased specimen* during a dissection lab. Please note animals utilized for the dissection portion of the camp have been procured from suppliers subjected to inspections and compliance orders from the US Department of Agriculture, under the Animal Welfare Act. Campers will not be handling or dissecting CROW patients.

  • The cost is $300 per 2nd to 5th Grade Campers.
  • The cost is $350 per 6th-12th Grade Campers.
  • Advanced Registration is required.
  • Space is limited and spots will be filled on a first-paid basis.
  • If the camp is filled, we will add you to a waitlist. If there are enough campers, we may open an additional week.**
  • Dates are subject to change based on demand up to the end of May.

*2nd to 5th Grade will not work on deceased specimen. Instead, the Royal Terns are given paper dissections and owl pellets for the STEM session. Bandaging and other demonstrations will be practiced on stuffed animals.

** Subject to Change based on staffing demands.

Please complete the application HERE.

Save your spot by purchasing the program HERE.