Junior Marine Biologist Summer Camp

Early Bird Registration opens at 10 a.m. on February 1st.

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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 17. 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. Extended hours (8:30 a.m.-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, kayak, 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 these environments. Each camper will leave with tools and resources to implement responsible practices in their own community!

Field Experiences (Ages 14 – 17)
Got a budding scientist on your hands?  Our Field Experiences camp is designed to prepare high school-aged kids for a future in biology or other related sciences.  Campers will spend their days making observations about the local environments as well as experiencing them first hand.  Activities will include snorkeling excursions, habitat transects, seining for fish, lab experiments, sea turtle nesting surveys and more.

Pricing

Members: 
Early Bird (Feb. 1 - 29): $205 per child if attending more than one week or with a sibling
Early Bird (Feb. 1 - 29): $215 if attending ONE WEEK ONLY
$240 per child if attending more than one week or with a sibling
$250 if attending ONE WEEK ONLY

Non-members:
Early Bird (Feb. 1 - 29): $230 per child if attending more than one week or with a sibling
Early Bird (Feb. 1 - 29): $240 if attending ONE WEEK ONLY
$255 per child if attending more than one week or with a sibling
$265 if attending ONE WEEK ONLY

Extended Hours (8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.): + $40 per child for the week

Field Experiences (high school students July 27-31)
Early Bird (Feb.1 - 29) Members: $260
Early Bird (Feb.1 - 29) Non-members: $275
Members: $280
Non-members: $300

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 through Loggerhead Marinelife Center and the Isabel Memorial Fund. 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 jmbcamp@marinelife.org, or 561-627-8280, ext. 128 with any camp questions you may have.

Summer Camp Orientation
Want to see a typical day at JMB Summer Camp? Join us for our 2020 Summer Camp Orientation on Saturday, May 30! From 10am - 12pm, we are welcoming children ages 6 – 17 to campus to get a peak of what life is like as a LMC camper, what to pack for your camper, and meet our awesome counselors. Early-bird rates will return for on-campus registration at this event, so do not miss out! No pre-registration required to attend orientation.

Can't make it to our JMB camp orientation? View our daily camp blog from 2019, Click Here

Job Opportunities

We are searching for enthusiastic, experienced educators to fill the following full-time, seasonal roles for our 2020 JMB Summer Camp program:

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

Counselors in Training (Summer Volunteer Position) – Are you good with kids and have free time in the summer?  Being a CIT (counselor-in-training) is a great way to get service hours, prep for a paid counselor position and just have fun!  Junior Marine Biologist summer camp takes place June-August, in one week sessions. CIT positions are from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. M-F with at least a 3 week commitment.  Spend your summer snorkeling, playing games, teaching kids and making friends. Outgoing personalities are a must! APPLY HERE