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Camp Tuition

To reserve a camp space, the following applies

  • $400 camp tuition must be paid in full. Your space will not be reserved until payment is received.
  • Payment must by made within 5 business days of completing the registration form. If payment is not received, you will need to resubmit a registration form.
  • If registering siblings, a 5% discount will be applied to each camper's tuition.
  • Camp tuition includes park entrance, activity fees, equipment fees, and souvenier REEF gear items.
  • Campers must bring a sack lunch to camp each day. Due to limitations at the State Park, REEF will not offer a box lunch option in 2019


If your plans change and you need to cancel your camp space, the following cancellation schedule applies:

  • Cancellation greater than 60 days from camp start date: Full refund
  • Cancellation 60 - 30 days from camp start date: 50% of camp tuition refunded 
  • Canellation less than 30 days from camp start date: No Refunds 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. 

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 and liability forms and Island Dolphin Care liability forms to participate in camp activities. 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).

Campers will be provided with a reusable water bottle at the start of camp. Water breaks will be taken continuously throughout the day to keep campers well hydrated. 

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.