Summer Camp Description & Prices


8:30 a.m – 3:00 p.m.

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 activities, marine-related arts and crafts, nature hikes, a t-shirt, and a photo show of your child’s week at camp!

Most of our camps currently are full. Due to very high demand we currently are not accepting more inquiries for waiting lists.


Ages: 4-7  |  Max # of campers: 20  |  $215 members/$230 non-members
Our youngest campers will learn about the plants and animals of the Indian River Lagoon through a variety of hands-on, feet-wet activities. This camp will take a field trip to tour the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse.


Ages:  7-9  |  Max # of campers: 20 |  $230 members/$245 non-members
Children in this camp will expand their knowledge of the plants and animals found in the Indian River Lagoon and surrounding coastal waters. This camp will take a field trip to tour the Marine Science Center.


Ages: 8-10  |  Max # of campers: 20 |  $240 members/$255 non-members
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 take a field trip to the Central Florida Zoo.


Ages: 10-14  |  Max # of campers: 16 |  $240 members/$255 non-members
Students in this coastal fishing camp will test their fishing skills while learning about ethical angling, fisheries conservation, fishing equipment, knot tying, casting, bait, tackle, and fish ID. Campers will also participate in kayaking and head offsite for a field trip to Sunglow Pier.


Ages: 10-14  |  Max # of Campers: 20  |  $315 members/$330 non-members
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.


Ages: 10-14  |  Max # of campers: 20  |  $315 members/$330 non-members  
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.


Ages: 10-16  |  Max # of campers: 16  |  $315 members/$330 non-members
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.  Additional health information is required for this camp.


Ages: 10-16  |  Max # of campers: 16  |  $240 members/$255 non-members
This NEW camp will explore the creatures of the ocean and give participants a chance to create their own. Since only 5% of the ocean has been explored, that leaves a lot to the imagination. Students will gain hands-on experience by examining our local sea creatures up close in their natural habitat.

For more information, please visit our Summer Camp FAQs and Summer Camp Schedule
For questions,
contact Michelle West at 386.428.3310/386.428.4828 or

Currently at MDC masks are strongly suggested (but not required) indoors for anyone who has not received a complete COVID-19 vaccine.

In an effort to minimize illness during your child’s education program, we ask that you check on the health of your child daily prior to their scheduled program and notify us if they will not be able to attend. Please discuss proper hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette with your child. 

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