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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 four to 16 years old. Camp activities vary with age and type of camp but may include island 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 graduated experience that makes the camp unique and gives children something to look forward to each year. The Marine Discovery Center offers the following camps:

    CAMP COSTA FISHING

    Ages: 10-14  MDC Members $235 / Non-Members $250

    June 6-10 | June 13-17

    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!

    LOGGERHEADS

    Ages: 4-7   MDC Members $235 / Non-Members $250

    June 6-10 | June 20-24 | July 11-15
    August 1-5 |  August 8-12

    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.

    LEATHERBACKS

    Ages:  7-9    MDC Members $235 / Non-Members $250

    June 13-17 | June  27- July 1
    July 5-8 | July 18-22 | July 25-29

    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.

    MANGROVE MANIACS

    Ages: 9-12    MDC Members $235 / Non-Members $250

    August 1-5 | August 8-12

    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).

    ECO ARTIST

    Ages: 5-9    MDC Members $235 / Non-Members $250

    June 6-10 | June 20-24
    July 5-8 | July 18-22 | August 1-5

    Ages: 10-14    MDC Members $235 / Non-Members $250

    June 13-17 | June 27- July 1
    July 11-15 | July 25-29 | August 8-12

    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.

    AQUATIC ADVENTURES

    Ages: 10-14   MDC Members $315 / Non-Members $330


    June 20-24 | June 27-July 1
    July 5-8 | July 25-29

    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.

    LAGOONYS

    Ages: 10-14 MDC Members $315 / Non-Members $330

    July 11-15

    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.

    SCUBA

    Ages: 10-16  MDC Members $335 / Non-Members $350

    July 18-22

    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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