Spring Break Camp 2019 - Englewood

Enroll your kids in a week-long adventure of learning and excitement! Camp includes outdoor excursions, science experiments, crafts, games, and more. Spring break camp is offered to students in grades 2-5.

For the Love of Nature March 18–22, 2019
Get outdoors to learn about the wonderful world around you! Be a bird detective, investigate your local wildlife, collect and press your favorite flower, wade into Lemon Bay for marine critters, learn about bees that make your local honey - and try some for yourself! Through games, stories, hikes, and crafts, campers will explore the diversity of all that is nature.

Camp Hours and Pricing: Monday – Friday from 9am – 3pm
$135/week for CHEC members; $150/week for non-members. No pre/pst care available at Cedar Point.

Camp fee includes all activities and a t-shirt. Lunch and snacks are not provided. Payment due in full at time of registration. Click here for the Registration form.

Spring Break Camp 2019 - Punta Gorda

Enroll your kids in a week-long adventure of learning and excitement! Camp includes outdoor excursions, science experiments, crafts, games, and more. Spring break camp is offered to students in grades 2-5.

Remarkable Reptiles and Amazing Amphibians March 18–22, 2019
Delve into the incredible science of herpetology – the study of reptiles and amphibians. Did you know there is a lizard that runs on water and a frog that can jump 20 feet? Through games, stories, hikes, and crafts, campers will explore the diversity of these extraordinary animals.

Camp Hours and Pricing: Monday – Friday from 9am – 3pm
$135/week for CHEC members; $150/week for non-members. Pre-care is available from 8 – 9am for $5/day or $20/week. Post-care is available from 3 – 5pm for $10/day or $40/week.

Camp fee includes all activities and a t-shirt. Lunch and snacks are not provided. Payment due in full at time of registration. Click here for the Registration form.

Hike to a Native American Mound - March 12, 2019

Upcoming CHEC Wading Trips for all Ages - Register Now!!

Available Dates & Times:

Monday, January 21, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Friday, January 25, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Friday, March 22, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Discover the biodiversity of seagrass beds through hands-on exploration of the bay, wading up to waist-deep water while searching for fascinating creatures. The Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center, Inc. (CHEC) is conducting free Seagrass Wading Adventures on the dates above from 9:00 am - 11:30 am at Ponce de Leon Park, 3400 Ponce de Leon Parkway, Punta Gorda.

After an introduction on aquatic environments, participants will wade into the shallow water of Charlotte Harbor in search of plants and animals that reside there. This exciting hands-on activity is both educational and fun for people of all ages. PARTICIPANTS WILL GET WET!!! Please dress appropriately and wear shoes that can go in the water. A hat, sunscreen, and bottled water are encouraged.

Participation is limited, so pre-registration is necessary for this program. All children must be accompanied by an adult. To register, call 941-575-5435.

2018-2019 Activities Guide & Schedule

It promises to be another busy season at both CHEC locations! Join us for guided nature walks, public wading trips, lectures, camps, and more! CHEC out our 2018-2019 Activities Guide & Schedule and mark your calendars today! Please contact us to learn more about our activities and visit our calendar for upcoming events.

Click here to download a PDF copy of our Activities Guide & Schedule or click on the images below to enlarge.

Wild Wednesday!

Wild Wednesdays are back! Beginning on November 7, you'll see Animals Behaving Badly, Nature's Miniature Miracles, Lightning!, and much more, presented by our ever-popular Master Naturalist, Cindy Christel. Come join us for these entertaining and educational shows, which are free and open to the public. We'll see you there!

Download the Wild Wednesday Schedule (PDF)