Camps

Camp Registration

Clearwater Marine Aquarium offers educational camps for all ages throughout the year. Campers can join us all summer long or during the spring and holiday breaks. They will enjoy creative classroom activities and have fun learning about marine life in the aquarium and out on the water. Learn about all of our seasonal camps and register below.

Summer Camp registration is now open!

Summer Camps

Presented by the Hampton Inn & Suites Clearwater Beach


Registration is now open for all.
REGISTER

Summer Camp with Winter & Hope

We offer a coastal learning experience, with week-long camps (half or full-day) featuring Winter, Hope and their river otter and sea turtle friends. Camps feature snorkeling in sea grass beds and sand flats, kayaking through local estuaries, meeting our rescued residents and discovering fascinating marine creatures in their natural habitat. Your kids will love the summer fun and you will feel good about the valuable educational experience.

  • Fun & Educational.
  • Free Camp T-Shirt.
  • Convenient online registration.
  • Discounts for active members and annual passholders.

Ages: 5–18

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Dates and Pricing: June 3 – August 16, 2019

View Summer Camp Weekly Program Chart.

Download and read the Summer Camp Brochure for pricing and more details. You can also check pricing and availability when you register online.
summer camp brochure

Download the 2019 Summer Camp Brochure.

Download 2019 Family Information Camp Handbook.


Please contact a Camp Supervisor at ext. 270 or email [email protected] if you have additional questions. Camp discount pricing is available to those members with non-expired memberships at the Family of 4 Level or higher and current Annual Passholders (annual pass must be an adult pass). Please contact [email protected] for more details.

Thanksgiving Camps


Registration for Thanksgiving Camps is currently closed.

Fall Into Ocean Fun

Single or Multi-Day Camps Available.

Dates: November 19-21, 2018.

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily.

Grade Range: K-5

Price:

All 3 Days of Camp – $150.00, $135.00 for Members/Annual Passholders.

Single Day Camp –$74.99, $67.50 for Members/Annual Passholders.

Buy a family membership today to receive discounts on camps!

PIRATES AND EXPLORERSpirate

(November 19, 2018) Bring out your inner pirate as you follow a treasure map around the Aquarium and visit Winter and all her rescued friends. Learn nautical terminology as you navigate around Clearwater Bay aboard a CMA vessel. Discover the parts of a boat while building your very own sailboat to take home. Discuss legends told by ancient explorers as you investigate the anatomy and physiology of squid.

MERMAIDS AND MANATEESmanatee

(November 20, 2018) Manatee or Mermaid? Have a magical day learning about Florida’s state marine mammal, the manatee. Learn how ancient mariners confused manatees for mermaids. Visit with our Rescue Team and learn how they assist with manatee rescues. Tour the Aquarium, and dive deep into mermaid activities as you create your own mermaid bag.

UNICORNS AND NARWHALSnarwhal

(November 21, 2018) Step into the role of a researcher as you search for the elusive narwhal during an adventure around the Aquarium. Campers will learn all about the “unicorn of the sea,” the narwhal, and the place it calls home. Discover what it takes to live in a cold environment while playing in our snow-ground.

Camp discount pricing is available to those members with non-expired memberships at the Family of 4 Level or higher and current annual passholders. For questions, please contact us at [email protected]

Holiday Camps


Holiday Hoopla

Sign up your young marine life enthusiast for our holiday camps! Discover how blubber and fur work to keep animals warm, prepare treats for our rescued animals, and many more fun activities. For ages 6-11, with camps available between Dec. 26-28 or January 2-4, 2019.

  • Learn about cold weather adaptations and marine life
  • Make our sea turtles ice toys to celebrate the holidays
  • Take a boat ride around Clearwater Bay to look for wild animals that call this area home
  • Meet one of our animal care team members and participate in a private Q&A session
  • Don’t toast marshmallows when you can make a marshmallow catapult at camp
  • Make parachute for a reindeer while engineering the best design

* All animal activities are included in the three-day combo package. When purchasing a single day program, activities will vary by day. Boat rides and outdoor activities are weather permitting. We are unable to guarantee a specific activity on a specific day.

ENJOY A SINGLE DAY OR ALL THREE DAYS!

Grades: K-5

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Dates: December 26 – 28, 2018 or January 2-4, 2019.

Price:

Three Day Combo Price Dec. 26-28 or January 2-4, 2019: $135 passholder/member, $150 non-passholder/member

Single Day Price: $65 passholder/member, $80 non-passholder/member

Registration is now closed.

For any questions, please contact us at [email protected]

 

 

*Different animal interactions occur each day. We cannot guarantee a particular animal interaction for single day camps.

Spring Break Camps


Registration is currently closed.

Road Trip USA With Winter and Friends

Pack your bags and join us as we “road trip” to explore animals in various ecosystems across the United States, all from Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s classrooms. Campers will journey to the Florida Keys, Clearwater Bay, Hawaii, the Great Lakes, and California to discover the different species that thrive in each destination.* Campers will board a Clearwater Marine Aquarium vessel and study the local ecosystem in Clearwater Bay while participating in plankton tows. Create your own fish bank to take home that is designed to live in one of the locations you explored and start saving for your next adventure.

Grades: K-5

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Dates: March 11 – March 15, 2019.

Price: $175 (non-passholder/member) $160 (passholder/member)

Daily Activity Schedule:

Monday: First stop… Key West, Florida! Campers will learn all about coral reefs and decorate a tote bag to use as their suitcase for the road trip destinations.

Tuesday: Enjoy a Hawaiian Holiday. Dive into exploring animals that call Hawaii home—including sea turtles! Campers will create a sea turtle luggage tag for their tote bag and their own volcano experiment.

Wednesday: Explore Clearwater Bay on board a Clearwater Marine Aquarium vessel and study the local ecosystem while participating in plankton tows. Look for wild animals and learn the stories of Winter, Hope, and Nicholas.

Thursday: Next stop… the Great Lakes. Compare this freshwater habitat to marine environments. Create your own fish bank to take home that is designed to live in one of the locations you explored and start saving for your next adventure.

Friday: Head out west! The last destination is California. Spend the day discovering otters and whales.

For any questions, please contact us at [email protected]

*All activities will take place at Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Clearwater, Florida.

Summer Camps

Summer Camps

Presented by the Hampton Inn & Suites Clearwater Beach


Camp registration is now open for all.
REGISTER

Summer Camp with Winter & Hope

We offer a coastal learning experience, with week-long camps (half or full-day) featuring Winter, Hope and their river otter and sea turtle friends. Camps feature snorkeling in sea grass beds and sand flats, kayaking through local estuaries, meeting our rescued residents and discovering fascinating marine creatures in their natural habitat. Your kids will love the summer fun and you will feel good about the valuable educational experience.

  • Fun & Educational.
  • Free Camp T-Shirt.
  • Convenient online registration.
  • Discounts for active members and annual passholders.

Ages:
5–18

Time:
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Dates and Pricing:
June 3 – August 16, 2019

View Summer Camp Weekly Program Chart.

Download and read the Summer Camp Brochure for pricing and more details. You can also check pricing and availability when you register online.

summer camp brochure

Download the 2019 Summer Camp Brochure.

Download the 2019 Family Information Camp Handbook.


Please contact a Camp Supervisor at ext. 270 or email [email protected] if you have additional questions.

Camp discount pricing is available to those members with non-expired memberships at the Family of 4 Level or higher and current Annual Passholders (annual pass must be an adult pass).

Please contact [email protected] for more details.

Spring Break Camps

Spring Break Camp


Registration is now open.

REGISTER

Road Trip USA With Winter and Friends

Pack your bags and join us as we “road trip” to explore animals in various ecosystems across the United States, all from Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s classrooms. Campers will journey to the Florida Keys, Clearwater Bay, Hawaii, the Great Lakes, and California to discover the different species that thrive in each destination. Campers will board a Clearwater Marine Aquarium vessel and study the local ecosystem in Clearwater Bay while participating in plankton tows. Create your own fish bank to take home that is designed to live in one of the locations you explored and start saving for your next adventure.

Grades:
K-5

Time:
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Dates:
March 11 – March 15, 2019.

Price:
$175 (non-passholder/member) $160 (passholder/member)

Daily Activity Schedule:

Monday: First stop… Key West, Florida! Campers will learn all about coral reefs and decorate a tote bag to use as their suitcase for the road trip destinations.

Tuesday: Enjoy a Hawaiian Holiday. Dive into exploring animals that call Hawaii home—including sea turtles! Campers will create a sea turtle luggage tag for their tote bag and their own volcano experiment.

Wednesday: Explore Clearwater Bay on board a Clearwater Marine Aquarium vessel and study the local ecosystem while participating in plankton tows. Look for wild animals and learn the stories of Winter, Hope, and Nicholas.

Thursday: Next stop… the Great Lakes. Compare this freshwater habitat to marine environments. Create your own fish bank to take home that is designed to live in one of the locations you explored and start saving for your next adventure.

Friday: Head out west! The last destination is California. Spend the day discovering otters and whales.

For any questions, please contact us at [email protected]

*All activities will take place at Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Clearwater, Florida.

Thanksgiving Camps

Thanksgiving Camps


Registration for Thanksgiving Camps is currently closed.

Fall Into Ocean Fun

Single or Multi-Day Camps Available.

Dates:
November 19-21, 2018.

Time:
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily.

Grade Range:
K-5

Price:
All 3 Days of Camp – $150.00, $135.00 for Members/Annual Passholders.
Single Day Camp –
$74.99, $67.50 for Members/Annual Passholders.

Buy a family membership today to receive discounts on camps!

View Fall Camps Flyer.

PIRATES AND EXPLORERSpirate

(November 19, 2018) Bring out your inner pirate as you follow a treasure map around the Aquarium and visit Winter and all her rescued friends. Learn nautical terminology as you navigate around Clearwater Bay aboard a CMA vessel. Discover the parts of a boat while building your very own sailboat to take home. Discuss legends told by ancient explorers as you investigate the anatomy and physiology of squid.

Register

MERMAIDS AND MANATEESmanatee

(November 20, 2018) Manatee or Mermaid? Have a magical day learning about Florida’s state marine mammal, the manatee. Learn how ancient mariners confused manatees for mermaids. Visit with our Rescue Team and learn how they assist with manatee rescues. Tour the Aquarium, and dive deep into mermaid activities as you create your own mermaid bag.

Register

UNICORNS AND NARWHALSnarwhal

(November 21, 2018) Step into the role of a researcher as you search for the elusive narwhal during an adventure around the Aquarium. Campers will learn all about the “unicorn of the sea,” the narwhal, and the place it calls home. Discover what it takes to live in a cold environment while playing in our snow-ground.

RegisterCamp discount pricing is available to those members with non-expired memberships at the Family of 4 Level or higher and current annual passholders.

 

 

For questions, please contact us at [email protected]

Holiday Camps

Holiday Camps


Registration for holiday camps is currently closed.

Holiday Hoopla

Sign up your young marine life enthusiast for our holiday camps! Discover how blubber and fur work to keep animals warm, prepare treats for our rescued animals, and many more fun activities. For ages 6-11, with camps available between Dec. 26-28 or January 2-4, 2019.

  • Learn about cold weather adaptations and marine life
  • Make our sea turtles ice toys to celebrate the holidays
  • Take a boat ride around Clearwater Bay to look for wild animals that call this area home
  • Meet one of our animal care team members and participate in a private Q&A session
  • Don’t toast marshmallows when you can make a marshmallow catapult at camp
  • Make parachute for a reindeer while engineering the best design

* All animal activities are included in the three-day combo package. When purchasing a single day program, activities will vary by day. Boat rides and outdoor activities are weather permitting. We are unable to guarantee a specific activity on a specific day.

ENJOY A SINGLE DAY OR ALL THREE DAYS!

Grades:
K-5

Time:
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Dates:
December 26 – 28, 2018 or January 2-4, 2019.

Price:
Three Day Combo Price December 26-28 or January 2-4, 2019: $135 passholder/member, $150 non-passholder/member
Single Day Price: $65 passholder/member, $80 non-passholder/member

Registration for holiday camps is currently closed. For any questions, please contact us at [email protected]

 

 

 

*Different animal interactions occur each day. We cannot guarantee a particular animal interaction for single day camps.

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