Summer Adventure Camp FAQs
When are Marine Discovery Center Summer Adventure camps?
Marine Discovery Center’s summer camps are offered starting June 1 through August 14 in 2020. Camp hours are Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Please visit our 2020 Summer Camp Schedule for our upcoming dates.
Where do Marine Discovery Center Summer Adventure camps meet?
How do I register my child for camp?
Register online by clicking the button below. Our Camp Registration Form is also required. To inquire about camp openings or ask questions please call our Education Office at 386.428.3310 or our Welcome Desk at 386.428.4828.
When is my child’s reservation for camp confirmed?
Is there a discount for camps?
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. You can download the scholarship information and application here.
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 at least one staff member as well as several volunteer camp counselors. The maximum number of campers varies from 16-20 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?
All camps will include island exploration, science activities, marine-related arts and crafts, and shoreline studies in our salt marsh. Other activities vary depending on the camp but may include fishing, kayaking, snorkeling, SCUBA diving, surfing, and paddle boarding.
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 the Education Coordinator, Michelle West, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit our Summer Camp Schedule and…
The form below is required for registration.
For more information, please visit our Summer Camp Descriptions
For questions or to inquire about a waiting list for camps that are full, contact Michelle West at 386.428.3310/386.428.4828 or email@example.com
Camp Registration Form
"To protect and restore the Florida coastal and Indian River Lagoon ecosystems
through education, research and community stewardship."