Camp Wild’ at Sawgrass Nature Center is Looking for Volunteer Counselors, CIT’s

Pre-covid Camp Wild

By: Jen Russon

‘Camp Wild,’ an educational and childcare staple among the Sawgrass Nature Center offerings in Coral Springs, is on the lookout for counselors and counselors in training.

The upcoming ‘Camp Wild’ takes place, March 22 through March 26, and keeps campers engaged in nature and hands-on science activities from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

“We successfully hosted safe summer, fall, and winter break camps prior to this. We take safety very seriously here and thus have strict safety regulations in place,” said Shelbey Rogers.

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Rogers is the environmental education coordinator at Sawgrass Nature Center, which includes a wildlife hospital. She said the Spring Break session at her facility should be a way for campers and counselors alike to cool off in the warmer days ahead.

“We came up with ‘Water Wednesdays’ last summer as a way to cool everyone down and let them partake in the fun, even with their masks on,” said Rogers.

Rogers said the campers could also expect some amazing animal interactions during ‘Camp Wild’ this Spring. If helping children learn more about nature sounds like something older kids are interested in, email her immediately regarding counselor opportunities.

Counselors are in 7th – 12th grade, with slots disappearing fast, according to Rogers.

Sawgrass Nature Center and Wildlife Hospital is located at 3000 Sportplex Drive in Coral Springs. For registration information and forms for Camp Wild campers and counselors, click here.

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Camp Wild in 2020.

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Jen Russon
Jen Russon
Jen Russon is a freelance writer and English Language Arts teacher. She has published two novels to Amazon Kindle and lives in Coral Springs with her family.

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