Student Life
Summer Academy

Day Camp: Camp Banyan

The Out-of-Door Summer Academy offers unique academic, sports, STEM, arts, 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!
Camp Banyan - Entering grades K-6
  • Grades: Entering grades K-6
  • Dates: June 10 - July 19 (no camp week of July 2- July 6)
  • Cost: $195/week
  • Time: Monday-Friday 9:00 am-3:00 pm*
  • *Extended Care is offered from 8:00-9:00 and 3:00-5:00 for an additional $35 per week
  • Location: Siesta Key Campus
Camp Banyan is ODA’s well-known day camp. Our Siesta Key Campus offers the perfect setting to experience old world charm under the trees with a real camp feel. Each week offers a brand new experience with a fun-filled theme, with exciting activities, outings, and adventures! Every week we will spend one day at the beach enjoying our beautiful ocean and sand. Later in the week we set off on our weekly field trip to our themed locations. Our time on campus is spent experiencing a wide variety of activities including water days with our giant water slide, super cool arts and crafts, cooking, outside sports and games, team building and more! This is a very popular camp, so we suggest signing up early to reserve your spot. Space is limited!

*Extended Care is available for Camp Banyan at a rate of $35 per week from 8:00-9:00 am and 3:00-5:00 pm. Prompt pick up is expected. Please note: There will be an additional 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.

WEEKLY THEMES 
Week 1: Adventure Island (June 10-14)
Field Trip: Sky Zone
Summer is here and we are going on an adventure! This week campers will kick off summer with a treasure hunt. Campers will try to escape the CAMP BANYAN Escape Room and enjoy an adventure-filled day with activities that will thrill and amaze. Our week of adventure will lead us to SKY ZONE! Campers are you ready? Summer is here and starting off with a bang!
 
Week 2: It’s A Small World After All (June 17-21)
Field Trip: ASOLO SHOW: “Around the World in 80 Days”
Let’s become explorers and travel the world with Camp Banyan! Campers will become world travelers this week, exploring different continents and cultures by making flags, learning cultural dances, and viewing a performance of “Around the World in 80 Days” at the Asolo Theater. Campers will be immersed in a cultural whirlwind and realize it is “A Small World After All”.
 
Week 3: Under the Sea/Waterpalooza (June 24-28)
Field Trip: YMCA Potters Park
Join us for Waterpalooza at Camp Banyan! You are sure to keep cool this week as we have a rocking beach party! Campers will enjoy water-themed activities throughout the week along with fun food and art projects. Slide down our super high water slide, race your friends in our water relays, and cap off the week with a field trip to the YMCA Potters Park water park. There is no lack of cooling action this week!
 
Week 4: Wide World of Sports (July 8-12)
Field Trip: EVO Athletics Ninja Warrior Course
Are you ready to play? Campers will begin this week by lighting the torch to the Camp Banyan World Games. Athletes will enjoy trying new sports and playing familiar favorites including basketball, soccer, wiffle ball, and the ultimate Frisbee championship! Campers will test out their athletic ability by running through the Ultimate Ninja Course at EVO athletics. Don’t worry, there will still be time to create and express your artistic side with our sports-themed crafts, parties, and food projects!
 
Week 5: Born to Be Wild (July 15-19)
Field Trip: Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa
Calling all animal lovers! Grab your binoculars and get ready for the adventure of the summer as we wander through the wild and explore the amazing animal kingdom. The adventures starts with camp safari hunts, making some wild art, creating animal themed treats, and trying your hand at making balloon animals. Our campers will set off for a memorable day at the Lowry Park Zoo to see all the amazing animals, view the aquariums, enjoy the amusement rides, and more! Dismissal for camp will be extended later the day of our zoo adventure to allow for travel time. Join us as we walk on the wild side with the animals of our world!
 

The Out-of-Door Academy

LOWER SCHOOL |  Historic Siesta Key Campus  |  Pre-K – Grade 5
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