Everglades Summer Camp Field Trips - Educational & Fun!
Kids expect a few field trips every summer while at camp, so why not make your upcoming summer camp field trip one to remember at Everglades Holiday Park? Located in Fort Lauderdale and dubbed the "Gateway to the Everglades" Everglades Holiday Park offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience with the longest airboat tour in the Everglades, live narrated alligator shows presented by the Gator Boys from Animal Planet's hit TV series and so much more. It's no surprise that Everglades Holiday Park was named the top theme park in Florida by abc's WPLG News and a top three Florida attraction by USA Today Travel.
Why An Everglades Summer Camp Field Trip?
Everglades Holiday Park provides children and adults with the perfect combination of education and entertainment. As the home of the Gator Boys Alligator Rescue, it's no surprise that the park and its staff are committed to spreading the word about Everglades conservation and the fair treatment of all living things. Educating children on the importance of America's wetlands in all of our lives really hits home on an Everglades summer camp field trip to Everglades Holiday Park. When kids have the opportunity to meet many of the 2,000 plus species of plants and over 200 different birds that share this majestic habitat with the American alligator, they gain a further understanding of how important these wetlands are to the earth as a whole.
Planning Your Everglades Summer Camp Field Trip
To find out more about planning an unforgettable summer camp field trip to the Everglades, contact our Everglades Holiday Park office directly. We regularly host groups of up to 150 guests in the form of school field trips, corporate events, parties, and more. Discounted pricing is available when you book your group's trip in advance. Arranging your trip in advance also gives us the opportunity to tailor your experience to your specific needs and ensure that every camper and counselor has an educational and thrilling adventure in the Everglades. Our fully stocked Gator Bites Cafe is the perfect place for a mid-trip lunch break, and we are prepared to arrange lunches for large groups if planned accordingly.
Everglades Holiday Park Summer Camp Field Trip Program Overview
A day at Everglades Holiday Park provides ample opportunity for children to learn about the importance of America's largest subtropical wetlands, all the while enjoying the company of their friends and nature. Not only will the kids be treated to an airboat tour and gator show, but the park also features animal encounters where they can hold Everglades creatures including a baby American alligator and a ball python. Our Gator Tooth Photo Booth and gift shop are the perfect way to cap an Everglades adventure, commemorating the visit with a group photo or gator tooth necklace.
A typical Everglades summer camp field trip day adventure includes:
Hop aboard one of our custom-built airboats for an hour-long airboat tour of the Everglades. Glide across the famous "River of Grass" at speeds up to 60 mph, in a safe and child-friendly environment. Our airboats are navigated by expert Gladesmen captains, ready to bring you up close with alligators, birds, plants, and all of the beautiful Everglades inhabitants. Your captain will impart tons of Everglades knowledge to all those on board, and might even let a bird land on his shoulder for a quick snack!
Educational and Exciting Alligator Presentation
Watch in awe as the Gator Boys demonstrate how they capture alligators to bring back to our sanctuary at Everglades Holiday Park. Paul, Chris, Ashley and the rest of the gang will teach the kids everything there is to know about the American alligator and throw in some clever jokes from behind the walls of our world-famous Gator Pit. The excitement continues when the Gator Boys Alligator Rescue crew performs daring stunts such as "faceoff" and "bulldog!"
Outdoor Recreational Activities
Everglades Holiday Park is situated on 29 acres of wetlands! That means you can bet on outdoor exploration and sightseeing being part of your trip. With the majestic beauty of the Everglades and all those species of flora and fauna strewn across the grounds, kids will have a ball investigating the landscape. Upon completion of the tour, kids and their counselors can enjoy fishing, outdoor games, and additional lessons before hopping back on the bus home.
Lunch, Munchies & More
We are proud to boast a full-service deli and cafe, offering a wide variety of tasty meals and treats. For special group outings such as summer camp field trips to the Everglades, we are happy to arrange Gator Kids Meals for $5 per student. These nutritious meals consist of a choice between a turkey sandwich or hotdog, coupled with a bag of potato chips, a cold drink, and a sample of our world-famous Gator Bites.
1. What is included in the special summer camp visit to the Everglades?
The program consists of an hour-long airboat tour of the Everglades as well as an informative alligator presentation. Lunch is optional.
2. How long is the full tour, and during which hours can our campers visit?
The complete visit lasts 2 hours and can be scheduled anytime between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM. After the tour and alligator show concludes, you may remain on the premises to play games and enjoy other recreational activities here at the park.
3. What is the order and timeline of the itinerary?
Educational Airboat Tour (1 hour) - Gator Boys Alligator Presentation (15-20 minutes) - Lunch (optional)
4. Are there different programs for various age groups?
The tour program is the same for each age group. Camp counselors are encouraged to customize their own pre- and post-tour activity plans.
For pricing and more information, call 954-434-8111 Ext. 104