Summer Camp

FRIENDS’ environmental summer camps are an exciting opportunity for Bahamian students to learn more about Abaco’s environment and spend time in the outdoors. Approximately 150 children participate each year; registration is first-come first-served. The camps are structured so that half the time is spent doing constructive games, crafts and other activities, and the other half of the time campers are outdoors exploring the very places they are learning about.

Camps are divided by age group and topic; please see the list below which is in date order. Please note that dates and camp themes are subject to change at this point. Please use our online registration form below.

2020 Update:
**UPDATE** Summer Camp is postponed due to limitations posed by COVID-19 regulations. We will be offering a virtual option; all in-person activities are currently postponed. Please scroll down to read more about our camps and fill out the registration form at the bottom for virtual camp. Virtual camp will consist of daily video meetings and each camper will be given a materials kit for at home activities.

All fees will be waived as part of Hurricane Dorian relief. Registration is first come, first-served (applications must be complete or will not be considered as submitted).

Summer Camp 2020:

Nature Detectives (Ages 12-16): July 13-17
*Now virtual* Campers take the reins as they learn to be junior scientists. Each day we will investigate a new habitat or animal and campers will design their own research projects on the chosen theme. (Virtual meeting daily 11am – 12:30pm)

Eco-Scouts (Ages 7-11): July 20-24
*Now virtual* Campers will learn about the importance of Abaco’s ecosystems and the animals that live there. (Virtual meeting daily 10am – 11am)

Sea Beans Camp (Ages 3-6): July 27-29
*Now virtual* FRIENDS aims to encourage exploration of our natural surroundings at a young age in order to facilitate a genuine appreciation for nature. Curriculum will focus on ecosystems and animals found in Abaco incorporating arts and crafts, reading, and outdoor play. (Virtual meeting daily 10am – 10:45am)

Camp Notes:

Have questions? Please contact: lianna@friendsoftheenvironment.org

Want to make it possible for us to host more camps? Consider sponsoring a student, a day of camp, or a whole camp!

Online Camp Registration Form:

  • By submitting this form below I agree to allow my child (named below) to participate in FRIENDS’ environmental camp including all camp activities. I agree that I will not hold any Friends of the Environment staff or any camp staff or volunteer liable for any accident or injury that may occur during this time.