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Student Life
Summer Academy 2021

Day Camp: Camp Banyan

The Out-of-Door Summer Academy offers unique academic, sports, STEM, arts, specialty, and day camps for children ages 5-17. With full day programs available, the Out-of-Door Summer Academy provides the most OUTstanding summer experiences in Sarasota!

Registrations for Camp Banyan, Arts, Specialty, Sports, and STEM Camps will open in Spring of 2022.
At Capacity - Registration Closed
Camp Banyan 
  • Grades: Entering Grades K-6
  • Cost: $225/week 
  • Time: Full day camp: 9:00 am-3:00 pm 
  • Extended care is available for $45 per week (8:00 am-9:00 am and 3:00 pm-5:00 pm)
  • 5 weeks: (June 7-11) - (June 14-18) - (June 21-25) - (June 28- July 2) - (July 12-16) 
  • Camp Banyan Director: Melissa Mayoral (Elementary Teacher)
  • Location: Uihlein Campus in Lakewood Ranch. (Please note this is a change from our normal location.)

Camp Banyan is one of our most popular day camps. This year we are moving our location to our Lakewood Ranch Campus. Each week offers a brand new experience with a fun-filled theme week full of exciting activities, virtual and off-campus field trips, guest speakers, weekly workshops, and special projects. Our time on campus is spent experiencing a wide variety of activities which may include water days, super cool arts and crafts, cooking, hands on science, outside sports and games, team building, drama, leadership building activities and more! 

We will be sending a weekly letter with specific details for each week. Our off-campus programming is subject to change and will occur only if our COVID-19 protocols related to bus transportation and space availability allow for such activities. This is a very popular and well-loved camp. We suggest registering early to reserve your spot! Your kids are sure to love it. Space is limited!
*Extended Care is available for the Thunder Sports Camp at a rate of $45 per week from 8:00-9:00 am and 3:00-5:00 pm. Prompt pick up is expected. Please note: There will be a late fee added for late pick-ups of $15 per quarter hour. There is no drop-in care available. All students must be pre-registered for camp and extended care in order to participate. 

WEEK 1 - OUT OF THIS WORLD - June 7-11
Blast off into outer space. This week you will learn what it takes to become an astronaut, try space food, build a model rocket and a 3-D Solar system, make and eat “space rocks" and a Martian Garden. We will enjoy a special activity, watching and eating futuristic ice cream made by SUB Zero Nitrogen Ice cream. 3-2-1 BLAST OFF! (Field trips TBD.)

Time to show your best Camp Banyan Spirit EVER! This week will focus on team building and friendly competition. We will be creating team banners, playing minute-to win-it games, relay races, color wars, and so much more. Campers will also have a special end-of-week talent showcase of special skills and abilities to show off the art, athletic, and musical pieces they create throughout the week. Go Team Banyan! (Field trips TBD.)

WEEK 3 - MAGIC AND MYSTERY - June 21-25 
Abracadabra! Get ready to explore the world of magic in this super fun-filled week. We will become super sleuths as you solve some Camp Banyan mysteries! Put on your thinking caps and get out your spy gear ready for a week of fun! (Field trips TBD.)

WEEK 4 - GAME MASTERS - June 28-July 2
Calling all game masters! We will have our own builders brigade as we design, create, and build our own inventions, games, scavenger hunts, and more. We will have challenges to build things from items we have at camp. Campers will have a blast sharing and demonstrating their games, as well as playing everyone’s creations. This week focuses on creativity and thinking outside the box! We will also enjoy some old classics that you grew up on to round out the week! (Field trips TBD.)

Dive in with us this week for oceans of fun! Get ready to explore the underwater world. We will create cool sea creature art, experiment with ocean animals, create an edible aquifer, and discover the science of salt and water to create slurpees. We plan to explore our shores and explore the wonders of our oceans. (Field trips TBD.)

The Out-of-Door Academy

LOWER SCHOOL |  Historic Siesta Key Campus  |  Pre-K – Grade 5
444 Reid Street, Sarasota, FL 34242  |  941-349-3223  |  Fax: 941-349-8133

  |  Uihlein Campus in Lakewood Ranch  |  Grades 6 – 8 |  Grades 9 – 12
5950 Deer Drive, Sarasota, FL 34240  |  941-349-3223  |  Fax: 941-907-1251
The Out-of-Door Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, physical ability, religion, sex, age, gender, sexual orientation, or national origin.
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