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Marine Discovery Center Summer Camps

The Marine Discovery Center offers a variety of "hands-on and feet-wet" adventure camps for children 4 to 16 years old. Camp activities vary with age and type of camp but may include island explorations aboard their 40-passenger "floating classroom", lab investigations, arts and crafts, kayaking, fishing, snorkeling, SCUBA Diving, surfing, and much more! Summer camps at the Marine Discovery Center are designed for children to experience the water. All camps 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 graduate experience that makes the camp unique and gives children something to look forward to each year. The Marine Discovery Center offers the following camps:

Select MDC Membership levels will receive discounted pricing.


Ages: 10-14 Non-Members $250

June 5-9

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. Camp Costa…Catch What’s Out There!


Ages: 5-7  Non-Members $250

June 5-9 | June 19-23 | June 26-30
July 10-14 | July 24-28 | August 7-11

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   Non-Members $250

June 12-16 | July 5-7
July 17-21 | July 31-August 4

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: 10-14   Non-Members $250

June 26-30 | August 7-11

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 a field trip (location TBD).


Ages: 5-7   Non-Members $250

June 12-16 | July 5-7

Ages: 7-9   Non-Members $250

June 5-9 | June 19-23 | July 10-14
July 24-28 | August 7-11

This NEW camp will explore the creatures of the ocean and give participants a chance to create their own with direction from the Artist Workshop artist teachers. 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 and using that knowledge to create beautiful works of art in different elements.


Ages: 10-14   Non-Members $330

June 12-16 | June 19-23 | July 5-7
July 24-28 | July 31-August 4

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 Non-Members $330

July 17-21

Participants 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 as well as several local springs to learn about the marine life in their natural habitats.


Ages: 10-16  Non-Members $350

July 10-14

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.

More info available at MDC's Camps Website


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