School Holiday Adventure Camps


Fill your school breaks with hands-on, feet-wet learning in the Indian River Lagoon!
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.

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.

Camp hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day.

Payment is required at the time of the reservation. Cancellations must be made two weeks in advance to receive a refund. For single day holiday camps, a minimum of 8 campers booked is necessary for the boat to be utilized during camp.

See our Spring 2024 Schedule and registration links below

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.

March 22
Book Now Ages 5-12

This day is meant for getting to know the lead counselors you will be spending the summer with and learning all the best spots for exploration on MDC’s 22 acre campus. The morning will be spent embarking on our pontoon boat, Discovery, to travel through the estuary and explore the mangrove forest. When we return to MDC Main Campus, we will learn about more exciting Florida ecosystems and journey into our restored salt marsh, seining and dip netting for exciting species.

May 25
Book Now Ages 5-12

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 arts and crafts, nature walks, salt marsh explorations, and scientific investigations that follow Florida Science Standards.

March 25-29
Book Now Ages 5-12

For questions or additional info, please contact Carley Metcalf at [email protected]
Select MDC Member levels receive discounted pricing. Please call us at 386.428.4828 to receive this discount.

Our Mission:

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