MDC Summer Adventure Camps
Marine Discovery Center Summer Adventures 2013
Explore Your Water!
The Marine Discovery Center offers a variety of hands-on and feet wet summer adventures. Activities include island and laboratory investigations, arts and crafts, kayaking, fishing, snorkeling, SCUBA diving, surfing and more. These activities will vary with the camp. For dates and prices, visit our 2013 Summer Camp Schedule page.
Designed to introduce younger students to the lagoon through a variety of hands-on activities. These activities will include island explorations, arts and crafts, fishing, shoreline and dock explorations and a tour of Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and the Marine Science Center.
Designed for younger students that have participated in our Loggerhead camp or are ready for the next adventure. Leatherbacks will offer campers several hands-on and feet-wet adventures that focus on the mysterious and largest living reptile in the world – the Leatherback Sea Turtle.
Explore the waters as we discover the question of why the tropical mangroves are so important to our lagoon. During this 4-5 day camp activities include island explorations, fish and invertebrate studies, kayaking, fishing and tours of the backwaters of the Indian River Lagoon.
Designed for our advanced camper, this 5-day camp will introduce snorkeling as another way to study and explore the lagoon. In addition, we will travel to Crystal River and snorkel over the amazing sponge beds and sea grasses of the Gulf of Mexico.
Designed for campers who are interested in exploring Florida’s fresh and saltwater environments. Aquatic Adventures includes activities such as surfing, snorkeling, kayaking and the usual island, lab and dock investigations. Come along as we conduct an up close exploration of Canaveral National Seashore, Blue Springs State Park, St. John’s River and the Indian River Lagoon Preserve.
Guy Harvey Fishing Adventures
Designed for the campers who want to learn everything about fishing from fishing equipment and techniques to catching, cleaning, and cooking. Fish identification, rules and regulations, licensing and ethics will be a part of the camp as well. And of ‘course there will be plenty of fishing in a variety of ‘fishy ‘locations.
The Scuba Camp is designed for our advanced campers – comfortable with snorkeling – and desire to further the experience with SCUBA. The Marine Discovery Center has teamed up with Sea Dogs Dive Center to offer an exciting adventure that introduces campers to the world of SCUBA diving. Activities will include island explorations, fish and invertebrate studies, kayaking, fishing and 2 sessions of SCUBA diving in a pool and at Blue Springs State Park.
Marine Explorers Camp
The Marine Explorers Camp takes place on a 192-acre pristine, coastal preserve and is a new camp this summer. The camp introduces campers to team building challenges, GPS scavenger hunts, animal sign interpretation, kayaking, seine netting and many other explorations