The Wonder Gardens has openings for students entering grades 3-5 in weekly “Camp Wonder” summer camp sessions offering educational wildlife experiences, hands-on activities and science exploration.

Open remaining sessions include:

  • Plant Wonder, July 26-30. Campers will learn about different plants, what makes them unique, and the unusual ways we benefit from plants. Campers will learn about how our food grows, how to build bamboo forts and how to cook food straight from the garden. Deadline to register is July 23.
  • All about Wonder, Aug. 2-6: Campers will learn about the history and mission of Wonder Gardens with a behind-the-scenes tour including a visit with the rescued “resident” animals. Campers will engage in scientific experiences, leadership demonstrations, crafts, animal encounters and more. Deadline to register is July 26.

Camp programs run 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, with early drop off at 8 a.m. and late pickup at 4:30 p.m. Camp is $125 for members and $150 for nonmembers. Camp scholarships are available.

COVID-19 safety precautions are in place. Camp may be cancelled one week in advance with a full refund if camp registration minimums are not met.

Register at wondergardens.org/camps or contact Education Director Jessi Drummond for more information: jessi@wondergardens.org.

About Wonder Gardens

The Wonder Gardens, a charitable zoological park and botanical garden in Bonita Springs, is home to rescued birds and reptiles nestled among sprawling banyan trees and plantings. While preserving the best of this site’s 85-year history, the non-profit cares for more than 300 resident animals, is upgrading wildlife enclosures and growing the botanical beauty of the property, while delivering education programs and events and further engaging the community to enjoy this jewel in historic Downtown Bonita Springs. The Wonder Gardens at 27180 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs is one of the few remaining cornerstones of Old Florida, an enduring symbol of the history of the region, as well as a resource for learning about the environment and wildlife. For information, visit wondergardens.org or call 239-992-2591.