Camps

Saltwater Studies will be offering the following camps during Summer Break 2017. If you have questions regarding this information, please contact us!

Summer Camps

Broward County

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Dates: Monday, July 10 – Friday, July 14, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Age Group: 2nd – 6th Grade
Size: 5 to 15 students
Payment: $275 per student with 20% sibling discount*   A $50 deposit is required upon registration.  The balance is due by July 3, 2017.  Failure to pay fees by applicable deadlines will result in the forfeiture of your child’s reservation.

*Includes park entry fee.

Location: Mizell-Johnson State Park (formerly John U. Lloyd Beach State Park), 6503 N Ocean Dr, Dania Beach, FL 33004. Participants will meet at BG Whiskey Creek Hideout located in Parking Lot #2.

Overview: This is a five-day camp that will provide a biblically-based focus on local marine environments and marine life. Each day will begin with a devotional to encourage students to search for the character of God in His Creation. Activities will include:

Students will be given a Saltwater Studies t-shirt, collection bag and identification field guides. They will also be provided with all materials to use for the day’s planned activities including a clipboard, writing utensil, data sheet, kayaking equipment etc. They will have time to swim each day and may bring snorkeling gear for the swimming activities.

 

Palm Beach County

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Dates: Monday, July 17 – Friday, July 21, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Age Group: 2nd – 6th Grade
Size: 5 to 15 students
Payment: $225 per student with 20% sibling discount   A $50 deposit is required upon registration.  The balance is due by July 10, 2017.  Failure to pay fees by applicable deadlines will result in the forfeiture of your child’s reservation.

Location: Boynton Beach Inlet Park, 6990 North Ocean Boulevard, Boynton Beach, FL 33435.  Participants will meet at the covered pavilion to the left of the playground facilities.

Overview: This is a five-day camp that will provide a biblically-based focus on local marine environments and marine life present. Each day will begin with a devotional to encourage students to search for the character of God in His Creation. Activities will include:

Students will be given a Saltwater Studies t-shirt, collection bag and identification field guides. They will also be provided with necessary materials to use for the day’s planned activities including a clipboard, writing utensil, data sheet, collection equipment etc.  Students will have time to swim each day.  They must bring their own mask and/or snorkel for the snorkeling activities.

 

 

Registration

Step 1:  Email Saltwater Studies with the following information:

Step 2: Payment

Step 3:  Complete the necessary Liability and Photo Releases for each child participating in the Summer Camp. 

These forms may be provided to Saltwater Studies on the first day of Summer Camp.  Please note that no child will be allowed to participate in the Summer Camp without having these forms completed by his or her parent or guardian.  You can download these forms here:

 

General Information

Safety & Supervision. During the Camp, there will be a Saltwater Studies employee on hand to supervise and assist your children in the activities and provide medical assistance in the event of an emergency.   There will be a Saltwater Studies employee present at all times who is trained and certified in boating safety and water rescue techniques.

Professionalism & Biblical Focus.  All field trips will be led by a professional marine biologist with experience teaching children and youth in an outdoor environment. Saltwater Studies lectures and discussion will be presented from a Biblical standpoint that glorifies the Lord.

Lunch.  Each student will need to bring his or her own lunch each day.  There are no concessions available for purchase at the park.

Sun Protection & Hydration.  Your children must be prepared to spend the majority, if not all, of the day outdoors in the Florida sun. Please have them bring sunscreen and a full water bottle to stay hydrated during the trip. They may also want to wear a hat and sunglasses for further sun protection.

Modesty.  It is recommended that students wear their swim suits under their clothes. Please ensure that your students’ swimsuits are appropriately modest as it is our intention to glorify the Lord through our actions and behavior during all Saltwater Studies camp activities.  Female students must wear a modest, one-piece swimsuit or tankini.  One piece swimsuits or tankinis that display cleavage, a young lady’s bottom or include cut-outs or string-ties are not considered to be modest.  Two piece swimsuits or tankinis that display any portion of the stomach or back when standing or swimming may be worn only if covered by a dark t-shirt or rash guard and shorts.  When in doubt, wear a shirt!  It will also help with sun protection.  Male students must wear modest swim trunks that fit their waists and will not sag or fall down.

Cancellation Policy.   Summer Camps must have a minimum of five (5) students.  If less than 5 students register to attend, requiring Saltwater Studies to cancel, all deposits will be refunded.  If Summer Camp activities are canceled due to inclement weather, all monetary payments made in excess of a $50 registration fee will be returned.  If the student elects to cancel up to one week prior to the start of Summer Camp, all monetary payments in excess of the registration fee will be returned.  There will be no refunds for any cancellations made within one week prior to the start of Summer Camp.