Date: July 10-14 (waitlist only) and July 17-21 (waitlist only)

Time: Daily from 8:30am-3:00pm

Ages of Campers: 5-9

Cost: $200 per weekly session ~ includes lunch, snacks and all activities

McKee Botanical Garden’s summer program is STEAM-in’.  This week long camp will focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Much More!  Campers will assume the role of Jr. Scientist with hands-on activities just like research scientists in the laboratory, take a look at the techniques, skills and processes through scientific investigation of bones and beaks of mammals and our feathered friends, build their very own submersible ROV (remotely operated vehicle), and express their imagination and technical skills (designing, building, decorating, and drawing) producing individual and collaborative works in daily activities that reflect the subjects found in nature, aquatic life and wildlife.


Campers will also get to interact with native wildlife species during live demonstrations. They can work with a crime scene investigator inside a mobile forensic lab. Finally, firefighters from the Indian River County Fire Department will be on-site to give campers a lesson in fire safety. Campers will get to tour the interior cabin of a fire truck and observe firefighters tapping into a fire hydrant and demonstrating the use of the fire hose.


Camp McKee will be instructed by Camp Coordinators, Triscia Perri-King and Doreen Franklin.  Triscia is a National Board Certified Teacher.  She was an educator in the New York public school system for 15 years.  She previously taught middle school mathematics; high school mathematics, biology and chemistry, and college mathematics.  She loves teaching children how to learn with passion, curiosity, experimentation, discovery and more.  Doreen has 15+ years experience working with elementary school-aged children.  She belongs to a home school group (she helped form many years ago), and has been a home school tutor.  She has an extensive background working with special needs students.


Sponsored by The Kahle Foundation &


For more information please download our Camp McKee brochure or to reserve a space at Camp McKee, please call 772-794-0601, email Kim Russell at