Coming Summer 2024: Learn what it takes to care for sick and injured wildlife!

The CROW Wildlife Care Camp:

Students utilize critical thinking skills learned in a classroom with real world application in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math. Participants spend a day 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. Due to the educational content in this camp, children must be in sixth, seventh, or eighth grade for the upcoming academic term.

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.

There are three species tracks to choose from (bird, mammal, and reptile), and each session includes unique activities based upon the treatment plan of CROW’s medical team.

  • The cost per session is $150 per camper
  • Advanced Registration is required
  • Space is limited and spots will be filled on a first paid basis