Summer Camp Description & Prices
SUMMER ADVENTURE CAMPS
Registration for our 2024 Summer Adventure Camps will open on the following dates:
MDC Members Exclusive Early Registration | January 29, 2024
General Public Registration | February 5, 2024
These camp descriptions are from our 2023 camp season.
Number of camps, descriptions, field trips, and age ranges are subject to change as we plan for our 2024 Summer Adventure Camps.
LOGGERHEADS | Ages 5-7
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 Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Marine Science Center.
LEATHERBACKS | Ages 7-9
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 Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Marine Science Center.
MANGROVE MANIACS | Ages 10-14
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.
CAMP COSTA FISHING | Ages 10-14
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!
AQUATIC ADVENTURES | Ages 10-14
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, and fishing.
LAGOONYS | Ages 10-14
Participants will focus on snorkeling as a way to explore the Indian River Lagoon and Florida’s coastal waters. Students will snorkel in the lagoon as well as several local springs to learn about the marine life in their natural habitats.
SCUBA | Ages 10-16
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.
ECO ARTISTS | Ages 5-7, 7-9, and 10-14
This 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.
"To protect and restore Florida's coastal and Indian River Lagoon ecosystems
through education, research and community stewardship."