Heathcote Botanical Gardens Summer Camp

Summer Camp 2018

Adventures at Heathcote

Summer Camp 2018

Heathcote Botanical Gardens summer camp is perfect for parents that are looking for a fun and educational summer experience for their children. Campers ages 6-12 will have the opportunity to experience our Garden’s green space  through art, cooking, history and gardening. Your child will interact with nature through hands-on activities, arts and crafts and more in outdoor settings.

  • June 18 – 22
  • Ages: 6 – 12
  • Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • $115 members – $125 non-members
  •  10% Sibling discount.10% sibling discount: $103.50 ea. for members – $112.50 ea. for non-members 

There are many benefits and perks to membership at Heathcote Botanical Gardens. Become a member today!

For more information call: 772-464-4672

Summer Camp 2018


Summer Camp

Summer Camp 2017

Summer Camp 2017

  • June 12 – 16  
  • Ages: 6 – 12 
  • Cost: $110
  • Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • 10% sibling discount for second child

Join our camp this summer for Cooking Around the World, Tropical World, World of Birds, World Under the Sea, and World of Arts & Crafts!

At Heathcote Botanical Gardens campers will be immersed in educational, fun-filled activities in the beautiful surroundings from 9am when they arrive until they leave at 1:00pm.
They will enjoy a delicious, healthy mid-morning veggie/fruit snack from Nelsons Family Market. The week will be packed with activities from “Around the World.”
  • Monday: campers will learn to identify 22 local birds and enjoy eating like birds understanding their adaptations in the “World of Birds.”
  • Tuesday: campers will explore the Tropical World of the Rainforest.
  • Wednesday: campers will use their creativity and imagination in the “World of Arts & Crafts.”
  • Thursday: games, crafts and discovery as they travel into the “Under the Sea World.”
  • Friday: “Cooking Around the World” the yummy day of preparing and eating colorful, healthy fun foods! Campers will bring a lunch to eat each day at the gardens.

This will be a truly unique experience for 6 to 12 year olds to discover nature and enhance their appreciation of the world around them.

Limited attendance available, register soon!

210 Savannah Rd
Fort Pierce, Florida

Last Day of Summer Camp, Day 5

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Camp Graduation

Our last day of summer camp featured a lesson on life in the pioneer days.

Kids shook cream to make butter, kneaded dough, and even washed clothes on a washboard and hung them on a line with wooden pegs.



 Colorful fruit was the food for the day.

Campers scooped melon into a watermelon bowl and speared fruit on kabobs.

A watermelon seed spitting contest rounded out the activities.




Campers received a certificate of completion to add to their recipe binders.



A big thanks to Miss Nan for a week of learning and fun!



Summer Camp, Day 4

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

On day 4, our campers prepared Asian food.

Each camper had a chance to work with hand tools, like a veggie peeler, and electric tools, like a salad shooter.

They made California roll flowers and rainbow spring rolls with fresh ginger peanut sauce.

Kids snipped recipes from food magazines to add to their camping journals for more cooking adventures at home!

Our summer camp is so grateful to Nelson Family Farms for their generous donations of the wonderful fresh fruits and veggies for our recipes each day! 








Summer Camp, Day 3


Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

Spiders R Us!

Our Wild About Cooking Summer Camp featured garden spiders on Day 3. First, kids made spider webs out of sticks and string.

They sipped infused water, flavored with oranges and mangos.

Smoothies made of avocadoes, bananas, and chocolate, were a cool treat with the spicy Mexican lunch of salsa and layered salad. A sour cream “web” decorated the salad.

A spider fun quiz and folktale rounded out the theme.





Summer Camp, Day 2

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Both kids and frogs were hopping on the 2nd day of our Wild About Cooking Camp. Origami frogs and sea grape leaf “lily pads” were the craft of the day.

Cucumber frogs sat beside plates of tasty veggie people. Campers hiked around the Gardens looking for real frogs.

In the Japanese Garden, campers set their lily pads afloat in a small pond.







Summer Camp, Day 1

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Children gathered for the first day of Heathcote’s Wild About Cooking Summer Camp!

They learned to slice and stir fry to create tasty teriyaki pineapple boats and even a funny pineapple fish for decoration.