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April 1, 2016

CONTACT:   Erica Smith
Director of Marketing & Public Relations

Discover a World of Learning This Summer with Bok Tower Gardens DISCOVERY DAYS Summer Camp July 11 – August 5

LAKE WALES, Fla. - Fun will be in full force as Bok Tower Gardens DISCOVERY DAYS Summer Camp for kids returns with a series of stimulating day camps for children ages 6-8 and 9-12. The camp curriculum is filled with discovery, exploration and imagination to keep young minds actively engaged and learning through the summer months. Monday-Friday sessions are available for each age group feature activities to help children discover the world of Bok Tower Gardens through art, science, cooking, gardening, and sensory explorations.

Through a grant from GiveWell Community Foundation, 40 Discovery Days scholarships are being made available to Polk County students who are eligible for free and reduced lunch, and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. The program is also generously supported by Florida’s Natural Growers Foundation, Florida’s Natural and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

Camp tuition is $110/session/child ($100 for members). Registration is available online now through June 27 at For more information, contact Nikki Julien at or by phone at 863.734.1221.

July 11 – 15, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Though you may think that artists and scientists are from different planets, artists and scientists are both keenly curious and observant. Campers this week will get to explore the Gardens as both scientists and artists honing their skills of observation and representation. Hands-on experiments and fun art projects will collide as campers take art and science into the Gardens!

July 18 – 22, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
From tiny acorns to mighty oaks, growing up is hard work... unless you are at Bok Tower Gardens! This week's camp will connect kids to food, culture and nature that help them to grow up healthy and strong inside and out. Yummy food, creative movement, storytelling, and nature play deliver an action-packed, whole child, garden-immersion experience.

July 25 – 29, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Take the journey from plant to plate this week at Bok Tower Gardens as we dig in to food! Campers will learn how to plant seeds and care for a garden, harvest the tasty colors of the rainbow, cook in our new outdoor kitchen, and then...the best part—eat it!

August 1 – 5, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
What does it take to be a great explorer? Teamwork. Curiosity. Perseverance. This week, young campers will discover wildlife and more with age-appropriate adventure experiences in the spirit of fun and friendship. Campers, find your power at Bok Tower Gardens!

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