Junior Marine Biologist Summer Camp

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Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s summer camp programs are interactive, educational and stimulating. Each camp is geared towards children ages 6* through 13. 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.

*children must be 6 years old by the date of their camp enrollment AND have already attended kindergarten

Summer Camp 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 excursions, take a trip kayaking to explore mangroves and more.  Ocean Adventures encompasses sea turtles and their marine environment and allows your camper to observe all the amazing things you can find!

Sea Turtle Savers
Join us for our 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, 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, become responsible anglers on the Juno Beach Pier, 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 seining and snorkeling safely in marine environments. Conservation Kids will also explore the different ecosystems here in South Florida and gain an understanding of human impacts to them. Each camper will leave with tools and resources to implement responsible practices in their own community!

Field Experiences
Curious what the day in the life of a biologist looks like? Our Field Experience camp allows high school-aged kids to discover what the life of a biologist and other related sciences looks like.

Pricing

Members: 
Early Bird (Feb. 1 - 28): $225 per child if attending multiple weeks or with a sibling
Early Bird (Feb. 1 - 28): $235 if attending ONE WEEK ONLY
$260 per child if attending multiple weeks or with a sibling
$270 if attending ONE WEEK ONLY

Non-members:
Early Bird (Feb. 1 - 28): $250 per child if attending multiple weeks or with a sibling
Early Bird (Feb. 1 - 28): $260 if attending ONE WEEK ONLY
$275 per child if attending multiple weeks or with a sibling
$285 if attending ONE WEEK ONLY

Extended Hours for campers (8:30 - 5pm): +$40 per child for the week

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

Multi-week discount only applies when registering for multiple weeks at the time of purchase.

Summer Camp Scholarships - A limited number of scholarships are offered each year. To find out more and if you qualify, Click Here >

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Questions?

Complete Welcome Packet required on first morning to participate.

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

Want to see a typical day at JMB Summer Camp? Join us for our 2022 Summer Camp Open House on Saturday, June 4! From 10am – 12pm, we are welcoming children ages 6 – 13 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. 

Can’t make our Open House? View our daily camp blog from 2020, Click Here

Job Opportunities

We are searching for enthusiastic, experienced educators to fill the following full-time, seasonal roles for our 2022 JMB Summer Camp program:

Camp Counselors JMB Camp employee requirements vary by position. For more information on job requirements and description, please Click Here

Youth Ocean Leaders (Summer Volunteer Position) – The Youth Ocean Leaders (YOLs) program allows high school students to work alongside LMC’s Camp Counselors to deliver fun and educational activities to our Jr. Marine Biologist campers during their summer break! With a strong focus on developing leadership skills, our Camp Counselors and Education Staff will meet weekly with YOLs to discuss, explore and coach through leadership skills. Click Here to Learn More