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Camp Tuition

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 5 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 reuseable water bottle to camp each day. Due to limitations at the State Park, REEF will not offer a box lunch option in 2020. 


We understand that under current circumstances the health and safety of our staff, participants, and local community are a top priority. Therefore, any person cancelling their registration for a 2020 Ocean Explorers Camp session will receive a full refund if cancellation is needed due to limitations or restrictions related to COVID-19. 

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. 

Liability Form

Each camper must have a Parent/Guardian review and sign a REEF Liability Form and return it to REEF Headquarters 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: 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 disenfecting materials, such as hand sanitizer, for campers as needed. 

Camper Code of Conduct 

Campers will sign a Code of Conduct agreement by the camp start date. If camper does not abide by the code of conduct, they will be sent home from camp, and no refund will be offered.