Summer Camp Description & Prices

 

THANKS FOR A GREAT SUMMER!
Our 2020 Summer Camp season has concluded. Thank you to all of the parents who trusted us to provide a safe and fun learning environment for their children. Please have a look at all of our school-year programming, and check back in spring of 2021 as we update the schedule for next summer.

 

SALTY SCIENTISTS

Ages: 4-7  |  Max # of campers: 20 
A three day camp about the salty sea creatures found off the Florida coast. It will include island exploration, fishing, marine related arts and crafts, and more.

WATER WARRIORS

Ages: 8-11  |  Max # of campers: 20 
A three day camp designed to expand campers’ knowledge of the wonderful world of water. It will include island exploration, fishing, marine related arts and crafts, and more.

LOGGERHEADS

Ages: 4-7  |  Max # of campers: 20 
Our youngest campers will learn about the plants and animals of the Indian River Lagoon through a variety of hands-on, feet-wet activities.

LEATHERBACKS

Ages:  7-9  |  Max # of campers: 20 
Children in this camp will expand their knowledge of the plants and animals found in the Indian River Lagoon and surrounding coastal waters.

ESTUARY EXPLORERS

Ages: 5-8  |  Max # of campers: 10
Nature hikes, marsh exploration, island exploration, fishing, arts and crafts, science activities, etc. Campers will discover the plants and animals of the Indian River Lagoon and coastal waters through exploration.

MANGROVE MANIACS

Ages: 9-11  |  Max # of campers: 10 
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.

FWC SALTWATER FISHING

Ages: 10-14  |  Max # of campers: 10
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 kayaking and take a field trip to Sunglow Pier during this camp. All equipment is provided through our partnership with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

AQUATIC ADVENTURES

Ages: 10-14  |  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. Participants need to be able to swim 25 yards with a proper stroke on top of the water without stopping or touching the bottom.

LAGOONYS

Ages: 10-14  |  Max # of campers: 20  
Participants will focus on snorkeling as a way to explore the Indian River Lagoon and Florida’s coastal waters. Students will snorkel in the lagoon as well as several local springs to learn about the marine life in their natural habitats. Participants need to be able to swim 50 yards with a proper stroke on top of the water without stopping or touching the bottom.

SCUBA

Ages: 10-16  |  Max # of campers: 16  
This camp is designed for campers who are experienced snorkelers. The Marine Discovery Center partners with Sea Dogs Dive Shop to introduce campers to SCUBA diving. This camp will not result in SCUBA certification. Participants need to be able to swim 50 yards with a proper stroke on top of the water without stopping or touching the bottom. Additional health information is required for this camp.

For more information, please visit our Summer Camp FAQs and check back in the spring for our 2021 dates and rates.
For questions,
contact Michelle West at 386.428.3310/386.428.4828 or michelle@marinediscoverycenter.org

"To protect and restore the Florida coastal and Indian River Lagoon ecosystems
through education, research and community stewardship."