Jekyll’s Tidelands Nature Center offers day camps to youths aged 8 – 12. They hold programs Monday to Thursday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM during the third weeks in June and July. So for 2018, that is June 18th – 21st and July 16th – 19th. Each day of the week has a different focus, and participants can choose to attend one or all of the programs. The cost is $45 / day, with a $20 discount if you sign up for four days. Thursday, however, costs $12 more to cover the cost of a boat trip.
Each day includes field trips, games, and crafts. Monday is about Forest Friends and includes an island nature safari with bird watching, hands-on reptile experiences, and insect investigations. On Tuesday participants will investigate the Nature Center’s saltwater pond and surrounding marsh, both on foot and via a canoe. Wednesday is Beach Day and includes a seining event, where participants will see and touch some of the creatures of the sea. Thursday gives participants the chance to go fishing. Afterwards, there is a boat trip with Captain Phillip.
Tidelands Nature Center is part of Georgia’s 4-H Environmental Education program and is one of five such programs sites in the state. These programs aim to increase awareness and appreciation for our environment. The Tidelands center focuses on Georgia’s coastal ecosystems. The 4-H program is connected to the University of Georgia Extension, which provides programs and services to help businesses, communities, and families.
Call Tidelands to verify that slots are still available for participation, then visit Tidelands’ website to find their release and registration forms for camps. Once you get to their page, look for the side bar on the bottom right entitled “Summer Programs.” The registration form includes helpful information about how to dress and things to bring to camp. It also notes that campers need to bring their own sack lunch.
Tidelands phone: (912) 635 – 5032
Located: 100 S Riverview Dr
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