Camps / Workshops

2018 JUNIOR MARINE BIOLOGIST SUMMER CAMP

Early Bird Registration opens at 10 a.m. on February 1st.

Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s summer camp programs are interactive, educational and stimulating. Each camp is geared towards children ages 6* through 17. Students participating in the Jr. Marine Biologist summer camp program will gain an understanding of various nature-related topics such as (but not limited to) ecology and marine biology, with an emphasis on conservation. Camp hours are Monday – Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Late pick-up (5 p.m.) is available for an additional fee.

JMB Summer Camp Schedule – 2018 Dates

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June 4 – 8              Sea Turtle Savers (ages 6-10)

June 11 – 15          Ocean Adventures (ages 6-9)
June 11 – 15          Ocean Adventures (ages 10-13)

June 18 – 22          Conservation Kids (ages 6-9)
June 18 – 22          Conservation Kids (ages 10-13)

June 25 – 29          Ocean Adventures (ages 6-10)

July 2 – 6               Sea Turtle Savers (ages 6-9)
July 2 – 6               Sea Turtle Savers (ages 10-13)

July 9 – 13             Conservation Kids (ages 6-10)

July 16 – 20           Sea Turtle Savers (ages 6-9)
July 16 – 20           Sea Turtle Savers (ages 10-13)

July 23 – 27           Ocean Adventures (ages 6-10)

July 30 – Aug. 3     Conservation Kids (ages 6-9)
July 30 – Aug. 3     Conservation Kids (ages 10-13)

August 6 – 10         Sea Turtle Savers (ages 6-10)
August 6 – 10         Field Experiences (ages 14-17)


* 6 year olds MUST be six by the date of attendance and have already attended kindergarten *

Camp Sessions Descriptions

Ocean Adventures
Explore Florida’s coastal ecosystems and all the marine animals that live there! Campers will journey from mangroves to coral reefs as they explore different habitats for the incredible diversity of flora and fauna. Campers will learn about the importance and complexity of coastal habitats, learn to take samples and use observation to collect data, enjoy snorkeling and kayaking excursions, and more.  Ocean Adventures encompasses sea turtles and their marine environment as well as behind-the-scenes access to our sea turtle hospital.

Sea Turtle Savers
Join us for our all-new camp session dedicated to aspiring sea turtle researchers, veterinarians and biologists! Our Sea Turtle Savers session will give your sea turtle lover an opportunity to be a marine science researcher, responsible angler, veterinarian and marine biologist throughout the week for a hands-on experience they won’t soon forget.  Campers will learn the process of rescue to release as they participate in rescue and rehabilitation simulations, take a behind-the-scenes tour of our sea turtle hospital, learn how to conduct a sea turtle nesting survey and spend a day in the life of LMC staff.

Conservation Kids
Ready, set, SAVE! Watch as your child turns from camper to Conservation Kid as they learn the importance of ocean conservation for sea turtles, the ocean and their future. Campers will learn how to responsibly enjoy the outdoors while having fun snorkeling and exploring marine environments safely for marine life. Each Conservation Kid will receive a Sea Turtle Safety award upon completion of the camp session and leave with tools and resources to implement responsible practices in their own community.

Field Experiences (Ages 14 – 17)
Got a budding scientist on your hands?  Our Field Experiences camp is designed to prepare high school-aged kids for a future in biology or other related sciences.  Campers will spend their days making observations about the local environments as well as experiencing them first hand.  Activities will include snorkeling excursions, habitat transects, seining for fish, lab experiments, dissections, sea turtle nesting surveys and more. *Additional fees apply

Summer Camp Pricing

Members: 
Early Bird (Feb. 1 – 28): $185 per child if attending more than one week or with a sibling
Early Bird (Feb. 1 – 28): $200 if attending ONE WEEK ONLY
$215 per child if attending more than one week or with a sibling
$230 if attending ONE WEEK ONLY

Non-members:
Early Bird (Feb. 1 – 28): $210 per child if attending more than one week or with a sibling
Early Bird (Feb. 1 – 28): $225 if attending ONE WEEK ONLY
$235 per child if attending more than one week or with a sibling
$250 if attending ONE WEEK ONLY

Late pick-up (5 p.m.): + $30 per child

Field Experiences (high school students)
Early Bird (Feb.1 – 28) Members: $255
Early Bird (Feb.1 – 28) Non-members: $275
Members: $280
Non-members: $300

Camp payments are nonrefundable. Registration can transfer based on availability.

Not a member? Become one today by making an annual fund gift ($100+) here >>

Summer Camp Scholarships – A limited number of scholarships are offered each year through Loggerhead Marinelife Center and the Isabel Memorial Fund. To find out more and if you qualify, Click Here >>

Questions?

Complete Welcome Packet required on first morning to participate.

Please contact the LMC education team at jmbcamp@marinelife.org, or 561-627-8280, ext. 119 with any camp questions you may have.

Summer Camp Open House
Want to see a typical day at JMB Summer Camp? Join us for our 2018 Summer Camp Open House on Saturday, June 2! From 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., we are welcoming children ages 6 – 17 to campus to experience what life is like as a LMC camper, and parents to meet our awesome counselors. Learn about our Junior Marine Biologist camp program and participate in activities featured throughout all three themed camp sessions. Early-bird rates will return for on-campus registration at this event, so do not miss out!
No pre-registration required. More Info>>

Daily camp blog from 2017, Click Here>>

Job Opportunities

We are searching for enthusiastic, experienced educators to fill the following full-time, seasonal roles for our 2018 JMB Summer Camp program.