Science Adventure campers will have the opportunity to explore different areas of science including chemistry, physics, environmental science, and marine biology. Campers will learn to safely use a science lab by performing different hands-on experiments. They will also get the opportunity to go out in the field and take samples from the environment. Campers will snorkel in the ocean and explore different marine life. A healthy lunch, snack, popsicle, and daily swim are included in this co-ed program. An hour free period choice helps accommodate the changing interests of our senior campers, so they may choose their favorite daily activity such as archery, magic, slime making, dance, yoga, martial arts, jewelry making, dodge ball, etc. Although our specialty camps have a range of different aged campers all campers are grouped with other campers closest to their age. Our energetic and fully-trained staff are carefully selected based on experience, character, and leadership. Every staff member is background checked, as we continue to maintain the highest level of safety and security on campus.
Jennifer Page believes science and the environment are fun subjects to dive into through the summer. Interactive science projects and labs are amazing ways to learn while having fun. Ms. Page earned an MS degree in Marine Biology and has been teaching environmental education for 15 years. She has lived in Florida for 12 years and loves sharing her passion for the environment with the next generation. She enjoys spending time outside and in the ocean with her three children. They spend their free time snorkeling, canoeing, and hiking.
Connie Versteeg grew up on a dairy farm in the Midwest, where she developed a love for animals and the outdoors. She received a BS in Biology and Chemistry before moving to Florida to complete an MS in Marine Biology. Ms. Versteeg worked as a water tester in the Everglades for Broward County, with the Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program, and for the National Save the Sea Turtle Foundation before finding her home with the American Heritage Science Department 16 years ago. In that time, she has taught Life Science and Earth Science for junior high and Biology, Honors Biology, Marine Biology, and Honors Marine Biology for high school.
Camper groupings vary by program. Day Camp programs will be grouped by age/grade/gender, Specialty Programs are grouped together by age, interest, and/ or skill level. Programs are not guaranteed and require a minimum enrollment. Campers are supervised at all times by our energetic and fully-trained staff. Our counselors are carefully selected based on experience, character, and leadership. Every staff member is background checked, as we continue to maintain the highest level of safety and security on campus. At American Heritage Day Camp we do our very best to make sure our staff is placed with the appropriate age group to ensure a successful and fun summer. A well-balanced lunch and healthy snacks are provided in all full-day programs. If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact us.