Summer Adventure Camp FAQs
When are Marine Discovery Center Summer Adventure camps?
Marine Discovery Center’s 2019 Summer Camps are offered starting June 3rd through August 9th. Please see our Summer Camp Schedule page for details. Camp hours are Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (with the exception of Archery). We will be closed on July 4th.
Do you offer extended camp hours?
Where do Marine Discovery Center Summer Adventure camps meet?
How do I register my child for camp?
Review the various programs that we offer by visiting our camp description page. Call the welcome center 386.428.4828 or education office 386.428.3310 to inquire about camp openings. Registration forms can be emailed to you, picked up at the welcome center, or downloaded here:
To pay in person or by snail mail, download this form
Camper Payment Form
When is my child’s reservation for camp confirmed?
Is there a discount for camps?
If you register for camp before February 28th, you receive a 5% discount
If you have an Adult or Senior membership to Marine Discovery Center, you receive a 5% discount
If you have a Family or Guardian of the Lagoon Membership to Marine Discovery Center, you receive a 10% discount
Is there a discount for multiple camps?
No, but by being a member you can receive up to 15% off of your child’s camp. If you sign up for multiple camps, your child will receive a complimentary rash guard in addition to their T-shirt.
Are additional t-shirts and rash guards available for purchase?
Yes, 2018 summer camp t-shirts are $5, 2019 summer camp t-shirts are $10, and rash guards are $16.
Are there scholarships available for summer adventure camps?
Yes; for more information about our scholarship program please call 386.428.3310 or email Michelle West at email@example.com.
Are your camp counselors background checked?
All of our volunteers 18 years or older are background screened through SSCI. Any volunteers under 18 must provide two letters of recommendation from a teacher or employer.
Is camp staff prepared to handle medications associated with allergies and asthma?
Our camp staff is CPR/First Aid certified and has received training on how to properly care for campers with allergies, asthma, and other health concerns. Please discuss any health concerns with your child’s camp instructor.
What is the staff to student ratio for camps?
All camps will have two staff members as well as several volunteer camp counselors. The maximum number of campers varies from 12-20 depending on the camp.
What should my camper wear/bring to camp?
Campers should wear comfortable clothing, closed toe shoes, and sunscreen. Campers should bring closed toe water shoes, a bathing suit, a sun shirt or rash guard, a towel, a change of clothes, a hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses. Campers should also bring a reusable water bottle, healthy snack, and waste-free lunch every day.
What activities will my child be participating in at camp?
What is a typical day like at Marine Discovery Summer Adventure Camp?
Schedules will vary depending on the camp your child is attending. Below is a sample schedule for our Loggerheads Summer Adventure Camps:
8:30 – 8:35 Campers Arrive – Doors open at 8:15 a.m.
8:35 – 9:00 Icebreaker Activity
9:00 – 10:30 Outside Activity – This may include fishing, island exploration, shoreline exploration or nature walks.
10:30 – 10:45 Morning Snack
10:45 – 12:00 Inside Activity – This may include arts and crafts, science activities, or educational presentations.
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch and Outside Free Play
1:00 – 1:30 Storytime and Craft
1:30 – 2:00 Educational Activity
2:00 – 2:30 Educational Game
2:30 – 3:00 Free Play/Camper pick-up
When is the photo show for my child’s camp?
What happens when inclement weather is in the area?
Who do I contact for more information about MDC Summer Adventure Camps?
Please call the welcome center 386.428.4828 or education office 386.428.3310 for more information about our summer camps. You can also email Michelle West at firstname.lastname@example.org