Summer Adventure Camps at MDC
Summer Adventure Camps at Marine Discovery Center
Summer camps at Marine Discovery Center are designed for children to experience the water through our hands-on, feet-wet programs. All of our summer camp programs will include island exploration, science experiments, marine-related arts and crafts, fishing, shoreline studies in our salt marsh, and a photo show of your child’s week at camp!
Each camp will offer a graduated experience that makes the camp unique and gives children something to look forward to each year.
Ages: 4 – 7 Price: $215 Max # of campers: 20
This camp is designed to introduce younger campers to the invertebrates of the Indian River Lagoon through a variety of hands-on, feet-wet activities. This camp will take a field trip on our 40-passenger pontoon boat to tour the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse.
Ages: 7 – 9 Price: $230 Max # of campers: 20
This camp is designed to expand children’s knowledge of the sea turtles found in the Indian River Lagoon and surrounding coastal waters. This camp will take a field trip on our 40-passenger pontoon boat to tour the Marine Science Center..
Ages: 8 – 12 Price: $240 Max # of campers: 24
In this original MDC Camp, children will engage in a variety of activities, including kayaking, to develop their naturalist skills through interpretation of the Indian River Lagoon and coastal waters. This camp will include archery and field trips to Canaveral National Seashore and Blue Spring State Park.
Ages: 8 – 12 Price: $150 Max # of Campers: 10
This camp introduces children to the basic skills needed to shoot a bow and arrow on a target range by certified USA Archery Level 2 instructors. Students will learn the parts of a bow and arrow as well as proper safety and shooting techniques. All equipment is provided through our partnership with Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network. This a half day camp (9:00 AM-12:00 PM).
Ages: 10 – 14 Price: $315 Max # of Campers: 20
Campers will explore the Indian River Lagoon and Florida’s coastal waters through various aquatic activities. Marine Discovery Center partners with other community organizations to introduce campers to surfing, snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, and fishing. All equipment is provided.
FWC SALTWATER FISHING
Ages: 10 – 14 Price: $240 Max # of campers: 20
Students in this camp will learn about ethical angling, fisheries conservation, rods and reels, knot tying, casting, tackle, and fish morphology. Campers will also participate in archery and kayaking during this camp. All equipment is provided through our partnership with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Ages: 10 – 16 Price: $315 Max # of campers: 24
This camp will focus on snorkeling as a way to explore the Indian River Lagoon and Florida’s coastal waters. Students will snorkel in several different areas of the lagoon and a local spring to learn about the marine life in their natural habitats. Campers will also take a field trip to Crystal River to learn about the habitats of Florida’s west coast.
Ages: 10 – 16 Price: $315 Max # of campers: 16
This camp is designed for campers who are experienced snorkelers. The Marine Discovery Center partners with a local dive shop to introduce campers to SCUBA diving. There will be a classroom portion, a pool dive, and a dive at a local spring. This camp will not result in SCUBA certification.
Additional health information is required for this camp.