School Holiday Adventure Camps


Holiday break spent exploring and engaging with the Indian River Lagoon is one that is not easy to forget! There is no better way to break up the school year than taking our learning outside and having hands-on, feet-wet experiences along with knowledgeable instructors and other enthusiastic campers. Whether we are kayaking, boating, or exploring our restored salt marsh, discovery awaits at every turn. These camps are for ages 5-12 and occur during Volusia County school holidays.

Camp hours are 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

See our 2022-23 Schedule below

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The morning will be spent embarking on our pontoon boat, Discovery, to Disappearing Island where we will explore mangrove forests and meet the resident critters of the Indian River Lagoon. When we return to MDC’s Main Campus, we will learn about more exciting Florida ecosystems. 

October 17
November 11
January 2
January 16
March 10

MULTI-DAY CAMPS | See Below for Pricing
During our multi-day holiday camps, we will be cruising to islands on our pontoon boat, Discovery as well as fishing, kayaking, and taking time to learn what makes the Indian River Lagoon so special. When we are at our Main Campus, we will be doing science experiments that follow Florida Science Standards, arts and crafts, nature walks and exploring our restored salt marsh.

November 21-23 Thanksgiving Break | $150
December 19-20 Winter Break | $100
December 27-30 Winter Break | $200
March 13-17 Spring Break | $250

MDC Members receive discounted pricing.
Payment is required at the time of the reservation. Cancellations must be made two weeks in advance to receive a refund.
For questions or additional info, please contact Carley Metcalf at 386.428.4828 or

Our Mission:

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