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Summer Coral Camp 2022

 

To be added to the waitlist please email: [email protected]

  • Week 1:  June 6-10                                  Spots Remaining:  FULL
  • Week 2: June 13-1                                   Spots Remaining: FULL
  • Week 3: June 20-2                                  Spots Remaining: FULL
  • Week 4: June 27- July                             Spots Remaining: FULL
  • Week 5: July 11-1                                     Spots Remaining: FULL
  • Week 6: July 18-22                                  Spots Remaining: FULL
  • Week 7: July 25-29                                  Spots Remaining: FULL
  • Week 8: August 1- August 5                   Spots Remaining: FULL

Dive into Coral Camp, explore coral reefs & the underwater world!

 Drop off: 8:00 AM

Pick up: 4:00 PM

Children 6 -12 years of age explore and learn about our surrounding marine environment through exciting educational activities at the Reef Relief Environmental Center in Key West. Each fun-packed day, campers will experience hands-on learning, interactive games and field trips. Field trips include trips to the Key West Marine Park, the Key West Aquarium, and the living coral reef!

CAMP FEES: Camp fees are $250.00 which includes a $50.00 non refundable deposit.The $50.00 non-refundable deposit secures a single space in a single week of camp. The remaining $200.00 may be refunded in the event of cancellation NO LATER than 72 hours before the start of camp (8:30 AM EST that Monday).

PAYMENT METHODS: If you do not want to pay online you must fill out the paper registration. Remember that children receive a spot in order of the registration/ payment is received. 

DISCOUNTS: We offer a sibling discount of $200 for multiple siblings as well as a multi week discount that Is also $200/week for multiple weeks. The $50.00 deposit still applies for each week and camper. For campers registering for multiple weeks, a maximum of 4 weeks is allowed.

SCHOLARSHIPS: A limited amount of scholarships will be available. Interested families will be required to fill out a form as well as submit a registration form, please leave the payment method blank.

Click here to download the scholarship application.

Camp capacity will be made at 25 campers per week, masks are optional for campers, and we encourage parents to watch the health of their child and refrain from sending them if they are experiencing symptoms of illness. 

To ensure the safety of our campers scheduled field trips are subject to cancellation due to weather conditions or other safety concerns. Space is limited!

CLICK HERE TO LEARN ABOUT OUR ADVANCED CAMP

Frequently Asked Questions:

Does my child need to know how to swim to participate?

Yes. Children must have basic swimming skills as we will be taking them snorkeling in the ocean several days. Snorkeling knowledge is not required as we are able to teach children snorkeling skills during camp.

Does my child need their own snorkeling equipment?

No. Reef Relief has plenty of equipment for campers to borrow during the week. The only thing campers should bring are personal items such as sunscreen, towels, bathing suits, dry clothing, snacks, water bottles, and lunch.

Do the campers wear safety equipment in the water?

Yes. Campers are not allowed to enter the water without wearing a Buoyancy Compensator Device (Snorkel Vest). They are provided by Reef Relief. They do not wear PFD Lifejackets.

Where is camp located?

Pick up and drop off are located at our Educational Center at 631 Greene Street, Key West. Look for the blue awning next to the Conch Republic Seafood Company. You will have to go into a parking lot at the corner of Elizabeth and Greene street.

What happens if I need to cancel my camper’s participation?

Due to the increased popularity of our camp programs we have changed our cancellation policy. Each registration requires a NON REFUNDABLE $50.00 deposit per week per camper in order to secure a spot. If pre paid in full, the remaining balance can be refunded in case of cancellation NO LATER THAN 72 hours before the start of camp (8:30 AM EST the Friday before). If you must cancel due to an unforeseen circumstance such as injury or illness then you may be eligible for a camp credit. 

Will I receive a refund in the event that Reef Relief does any cancelation?

While it depends on the situation, most likely no. Reef Relief watches the weather closely, in the event we must cancel a day due to very bad weather (Tropical Storm forecasts) we will not provide a refund for the day missed.

Can I sign my child up for just a few days of camp?

No, campers must attend the full week of camp. While campers may be picked up early, or miss a day later in the week, it is very important that our campers get the full experience. 

What does a typical day of camp look like?

Campers will receive several marine science lessons throughout the week on various topics such as Coral Reefs, Oceanography, Sea Turtles, Sharks, Sea Birds, Climate Change, Ecosystems, Deep Sea etc. Our lessons are accompanied by activities, crafts, and experiments. Each day has a field trip to local attractions such as the aquarium, eco discovery center, Key West Marine Park, or Martin Luther King Pool. Three of those field trips are spend on boat trips with local companies. 

How do I apply for a scholarship?

You must fill out the scholarship document and the registration document. Please do not try to register online. 

Camp  Sponsors

Click below to learn more about these sponsors

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Coral Camp is funded in part through grants from The Dogwood Charitable Foundation, The Batchelor Foundation, the Disney Conservation Fund, and by the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys.