Junior Marine Biologist Summer Camp

Notice: All of our summer camp sessions are full with the exception of the August 9th session. To be placed on our waiting list, please email reservations@marinelife.org with your desired session and contact information. Thank you.

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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 2021 Dates

June 21-25 Sea Turtle Savers (ages 6-9)

June 28 – July 2 Ocean Adventures (ages 6-9)
June 28 – July 2 Ocean Adventures (ages 10-13)

July 5 – 9 Sea Turtle Savers (ages 6-9)
July 5 – 9 Sea Turtle Savers (ages 10-13)

July 12 – 16 Conservation Kids (ages 6-9)

July 19 – 23 Ocean Adventures (ages 6-9)

July 26 – 30 Sea Turtle Savers (ages 6-9)

August 2 – 6 Conservation Kids (ages 6-9)
August 2 – 6 Conservation Kids (ages 10-13)

August 9 – 13 Conservation Kids (ages 6-9)

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!

Pricing

Members: 
Early Bird (Feb. 1 - 28): $205 per child if attending multiple weeks or with a sibling
Early Bird (Feb. 1 - 28): $215 if attending ONE WEEK ONLY
$240 per child if attending multiple weeks or with a sibling
$250 if attending ONE WEEK ONLY

Non-members:
Early Bird (Feb. 1 - 28): $230 per child if attending multiple weeks or with a sibling
Early Bird (Feb. 1 - 28): $240 if attending ONE WEEK ONLY
$255 per child if attending multiple weeks or with a sibling
$265 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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COVID-19 Summer Camp Update

The health and safety of our campers remain our top priority. Since COVID-19 reached South Florida, we have been keeping a firm pulse on best practices and guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and American Camp Association (ACA). Based on our careful assessment, and in alignment with these best practices, we will be moving forward with our Junior Marine Biologist Summer Camp for the 2021 season with important modifications to ensure the health and safety of our campers.
Some important precautionary measures we have made to our JMB Camp protocols include, but are not limited to:

  • Increased sanitation, cleaning and disinfecting protocols in alignment with CDC and ACA guidelines for BEST practices
  • Required daily health screening of JMB Camp staff, volunteers and all participating campers, including hands-free temperature checks coupled with a zero-tolerance policy for any symptoms associated with COVID-19
  • Required face coverings for all camp staff, volunteers and campers during indoor activities. Social distancing will be enforced during indoor and outdoor play between designated camper pods.

We are dedicated to providing the safest and highest quality outdoor, educational experience for our campers, which means taking health and safety guidelines very seriously. As a team that is extremely passionate about the importance of our youth camp experience, we hope you join us in finding solace in knowing that we always have and will continue to place the safety of our camp family first. We appreciate and value your support of LMC, ocean conservation, STEM education and connecting your camper to meaningful outdoor experiences, safely.

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 2021 Summer Camp Open House on Saturday, June 12! 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 2020 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