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.

Holiday Camp 2019 registration is now open!

Register

Holiday Camps

Presented by the Hampton Inn & Suites Clearwater Beach


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. 27-29, 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
  • Pretend you are a penguin in penguin relay races

* 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 27 – 29, 2019. 
Price: Three Day Combo Price Dec. 27-29, 2019: $148.50 members, $165 non-member
Single Day Price: $72 member, $80 non-member
Register
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. Member discount for members at a family of 4 level or higher.

Parents Day Out

It’s the last weekend before the holidays… do you need a little extra time? Did you make a list but want to check it twice? Are you looking for a fun and educational experience to engage busy minds? Have your children spend a day at Clearwater Marine Aquarium! Activities will include aquarium tours, cookie decorating, educational games, and crafts all geared towards the holiday season!

Date: December 21 and December 22, 2019
Grade Range: K-5 (MUST be 5 years old)
Time: 8:30AM – 4:00PM
Two-Day Pricing: $75.00
Single Day Pricing: $50.00

Register

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

Presented by the Hampton Inn & Suites Clearwater Beach


Early registration will begin on January 6, 2020, for members.
Public registration will begin on January 13, 2020.

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 2020-L-web

Download the 2020 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 now open.

Register

 

Fall Into Ocean Fun

Single or Multi-Day Camps Available.

Dates: November 25-27, 2019.

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily.

Grade Range: K-5

Price:

All 3 Days of Camp – $165, $148.50 for Members.

Single Day Camp – $80, $72 for Members.

Buy a family membership today to receive discounts on camps!

PIRATES AND EXPLORERSpirate

(November 25, 2019) 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 26, 2019) 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 27, 2019) 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.

Register

For questions, please contact us at [email protected]

Holiday Camps

Holiday Camps

Presented by the Hampton Inn & Suites Clearwater Beach


 

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. 27-29, 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
  • Pretend you are a penguin in penguin relay races

* 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 27 – 29, 2019. 
Price: Three Day Combo Price Dec. 27-29, 2019: $148.50 members, $165 non-member
Single Day Price: $72 member, $80 non-member

Register 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. Member discount for members at a family of 4 level or higher.

Parents Day Out

It’s the last weekend before the holidays… do you need a little extra time? Did you make a list but want to check it twice? Are you looking for a fun and educational experience to engage busy minds? Have your children spend a day at Clearwater Marine Aquarium! Activities will include aquarium tours, cookie decorating, educational games, and crafts all geared towards the holiday season!

Date: December 21 and December 22, 2019
Grade Range: K-5 (MUST be 5 years old)
Time: 8:30AM – 4:00PM
Two-Day Pricing: $75.00
Single Day Pricing: $50.00

Register

Spring Break Camps

Spring Break Camp

Presented by the Hampton Inn & Suites Clearwater Beach


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.

Summer Camps

Summer Camps

Presented by the Hampton Inn & Suites Clearwater Beach


Early registration will begin on January 6, 2020, for members.
Public registration will begin on January 13, 2020.

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 2020-L-web

Download the 2020 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.

Thanksgiving Camps

Thanksgiving Camps

Presented by the Hampton Inn & Suites Clearwater Beach


Registration for Thanksgiving Camps is now open!

Register

Fall Into Ocean Fun

Single or Multi-Day Camps Available.

Dates:
November 25-27, 2019.

Time:
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily.

Grade Range:
K-5

Price:
All 3 Days of Camp – $165.00, $148.50 for Members.
Single Day Camp –
$80, $72 for Members.

Buy a family membership today to receive discounts on camps!

View Fall Camps Flyer.

PIRATES AND EXPLORERSpirate

(November 25, 2019) 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 26, 2019) 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 27, 2019) 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.

Register

For questions, please contact us at [email protected]

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