Ocean Quest: July 20 – 24, 2020
Medusas of the Sea: Jellyfish, Octopuses, and Man – A- Wars
Ocean Quest is devoted to exploring the deep blue seas and learning about marine life. Campers will enjoy many fun activities including several science and art water-themed projects.
Although jellyfish have no eyes, heart, or bones, they can still capture unsuspecting prey with their stinging tentacles. Did you know that the Portuguese Man War’s tentacles can reach up to 165 feet in length? Watch out! Octopuses are smarter than the average invertebrate, donning nine brains and the ability to use tools. Let’s take a look at octopuses up close. What do you see?
In addition campers will participate in a long standing tradition of creating their own silk screen shirt. Campers are also encouraged to bring their mask and snorkel to camp during this week as our instructors will be teaching snorkeling skills to campers of all ages.
Please note that this is a Specialty week not eligible for any discounts, including Sibling discounts. This week cannot be combined for a three-week discount.
**In an effort to reduce exposure and risk we have cancelled all field trips this summer. We are working on exciting programming and games sure to make a happy camper!**
Campers will be going on an exciting Ocean Quest Field Trip! As you will see below, there are two field trips during this week and the campers are divided based on their age as to which they participate in.
Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science Ages 5-8
Campers will be traveling to the depths of the ocean at this beautiful museum. Located in beautiful downtown Miami, campers will explore the Aquarium three different levels, and learn all about the sea creatures that live there.
Snorkel trip to John Pennekamp National Park and visit to The Coral Reef Restoration Foundation Educational Center, Key Largo Ages 9-16
Older campers from both locations will be visiting John Pennekemp National Park on a daylong snorkeling adventure! Located in Key Largo, FL, John Pennekamp National Park is a true treasure of Florida. The Park offers access to the reefs of the Florida Keys, which are one of the most uniquely beautiful and accessible wild areas in the country. The Florida Keys Reef is the only living coral barrier reef in North America, and is the 3rd largest coral barrier reef in the world! Campers will see many fish and marine species that call the reef home as they adventure out in the dive boat with experienced leaders. Masks and snorkels are provided to the campers, but they need to bring a towel, bathing suit. Dinner, snacks, and drinks will be provided throughout the day and campers should bring a bagged lunch along with extra snacks and drinks. For this trip there will be a normal drop off time in the morning, however buses will return to their respective sites around 8:15 (Dania) 8:30 (Ft. Lauderdale).