REEF Ocean Explorers Camp



REEF Ocean Explorers Camp will immerse you into an ocean of learning and fun! Explorers will be exposed to the underwater world, all of its amazing creatures, and a week filled with creative activities and adventures. Discover all that the ocean has to offer and experience conservation actions in the sunny, salty, and wonderful Florida Keys.      

 2018 camp sessions are now full   Ocean Explorers Camp PhotosOcean Explorers Camp Photos

To join a waitlist for the following sessions, please email 

June 25 - 29

July 9 - 13

July 16 - 20

Camp Hours: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Courtesy early drop-off at 8:30 am and late pick up until 3:30pm

Who: REEF camp is recommended for children ages 7-13 

 $300 Camp Tuition Includes:

   ⦁State Park entry fees/ Facility usage fees

   ⦁Activity, field excursion, and equipment fees

   ⦁REEF water bottle and t-shirt

   ⦁Photo Package

REEF will provide a few camp scholarships based on financial situation, hardship, or need of the child. Click here for the Scholarship Application.

Campers are responsible for bringing a sack lunch each day or can add a $50 camp box lunch option for the week. The nutritious meal will include a sandwich (turkey, ham, tuna, cheese, peanut butter and jelly), chips, fruit, and a drink. REEF will provide an afternoon snack each day. 

What to Expect: 

A camp for the ocean-minded and adventurous! Join REEF Ocean Explorers Camp to make a splash this summer! 

Camp hosted at John Pennekamp State Park is heavily based outdoors. The 'home base' is a shaded outdoor pavillion. All swimming opportunities are from the park beach or boat and require a snorkel vest or life jacket.

Each week will include:

   ⦁Snorkel trips to North America's only living coral barrier reef

   ⦁Kayak venture into winding mangrove trails

   ⦁Glass bottom boat ride offering a view from the surface 

   ⦁Arts and crafts including a lionfish necklace or keychain and tie-dye t-shirt

   ⦁Marine science lessons, animal dissections, and conservation activities

   ⦁Opportunity to connect with nature and make new friends

Please read our Camp Policies and Procedures, Camp FAQ, and begin the registration process!

Questions? Please email or call 305-852-0030.

For more information regarding John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, please Click Here.


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