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 2024-25 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.

October 14 | December 23 | December 27 | December 30 | January 6 | January 20
Book Now Ages 5-12

MULTI-DAY CAMPS | Price Varies By Camp
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 MDC’s Main Campus, we will be doing arts and crafts, nature walks, salt marsh explorations, and scientific investigations that follow Florida Science Standards.

Thanksgiving 3-Day Camp | November 25-27 • $150
Book Now Ages 5-8
Book Now Ages 9-12

Winter Break 2-Day Camp | January 2-3 • $100
Book Now Ages 5-8
Book Now Ages 9-12

Spring Break 5-Day Camp | March 17-21 • $250
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."