To reserve a camp space, the following applies
- $300 camp tuition must be paid in full. Your space will not be reserved until payment is received.
- Payment must be made within 10 business days prior to the camp start date.
- If registering siblings, a 5% discount will be applied to each camper's tuition.
- Camp tuition includes park entrance, activity fees, equipment fees, and a REEF t-shirt.
- Camp tuition does not include lunch or a water bottle. Campers must bring a sack lunch and reusable water bottle to camp each day. Due to limitations at the State Park, REEF will not offer a box lunch option.
If your plans change and you need to cancel your program, the following cancellation schedule applies:
Cancellation greater than 30 days in advance: full refund
Cancellation between 30-10 days of program: partial refund
Cancellation less than 10 days from the program start date: No refund available
REEF Ocean Explorers Camp requires a minimum number of participants. Camps are subject to cancellation if the minimum requirement is not met. In the event of a camp cancellation, REEF will refund your tuition in full.
Each camper must have a Parent/Guardian review and sign and return a REEF Liability Form and a Pre-Event Health Assessment by the start of camp.
Each camper must have a Parent/Guardian review and sign Coral Reef Park Co., Inc. (Concessions company operating inside John Pennekamp State Park) activity waivers. Forms must be returned to REEF Headquarters by the start of camp.
Health and Safety
The in-water and outdoor activities offered at REEF Ocean Explorers Camp may be strenuous. Campers must be willing to participate in in-water and outdoor activities.
If a camper becomes ill before or during a camp session, he/she should not attend camp. If a camper falls ill while at camp or is unable to participate in a camp activity, they will be sent home. This is for the health and safety of the individual camper and other camp participants.
Many camp activities will take place outside in direct sunlight. Campers should wear clothing that offers adequate sun protection. Protective sun attire includes a t-shirt (something that covers shoulders), hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher).
Water breaks will be taken continuously throughout the day to keep campers well hydrated.
All campers will be required to bring their own facial covering which covers the nose and mouth. REEF staff and interns will provide cleaning and disinfecting materials, such as hand sanitizer, for campers as needed.
REEF COVID-19 Preparedness Plan
REEF is committed to providing safe and healthy programming for our team members and guests. To ensure we have safe and healthy programming, we have developed a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. REEF staff and interns are responsible for implementing and comply with all aspects of this COVID-19 Preparedness Plan while providing REEF Programming. Our goal is to mitigate the potential for transmission of COVID-19 in our community while fulfilling meaningful programs, which requires full cooperation among our team.
Our COVID-19 Preparedness Plan follows CDC and Monroe County guidelines, federal OSHA standards related to COVID-19, and Executive Order 20-48. If you have any concerns regarding Ocean Explorers Summer Camp participants or staff members' health and safety or would like any clarification on our COVID-19 Preparedness plan, please email explorers@REEF.org or call 305-852-0030.
Please note that our 2021 camp sessions may be altered or canceled at any time due to local, state, and federal guidelines regarding COVID-19.
Camper Code of Conduct
Campers will sign a Code of Conduct agreement by the camp start date. If a camper does not abide by the code of conduct, they will be sent home from camp, and no refund will be offered.