Summer Camp 2020

MRC’s summer camp sessions are designed to inspire and educate our youth about the importance of the Indian River Lagoon. We offer a variety of hands-on activities that allow campers to discover the connection between science and nature in the world around them. Check out the Exploration Schedule below!

Session 1: Monday, June 8–Friday, June 12 • 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Session 1 Registration
Session 2: Monday, June 22–Friday, June 26 • 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Session 2 Registration
Waiver Form


Campers should wear closed-toed shoes, a thick layer of sunscreen, and clothes to get dirty in. Please have your camper bring a lunch (except on Friday) and a reusable water bottle.

Exploration Schedule

get to know

Monday, June 8/June 22

Lagoon Explorers Unite! — Meet your fellow explorers and learn how to work together in a variety of team-building exercises.

Mangroves Matter — Why do mangroves matter? Learn about the importance of mangroves and what you can do to help restore this habitat in the Indian River Lagoon!

The Buzz about Bees — Learn about these amazing busy pollinators that support our environment and life in the lagoon.

Terrarium Time — Build your own mini ecosystem by designing a terrarium that you can take home with you!
sea critters

Tuesday, June 9/June 23

Mission: Clean Beaches — Learn about marine debris and reducing our impact on the environment by doing our part to clean the beaches!

North Atlantic Right Whale Investigation — With only 420 individuals left in the world, this unique species is critically endangered. Learn how to identify individual right whales and what we can do to help save this species!
water test

Wednesday, June 10/24

What’s Up with the Water? — Learn how to perform scientific water quality tests and why we should care about what’s in our water.

Brevard Zoo Classification Investigation — Discover how to identify animals by observing the characteristics of different species in person!

Sea Turtle Preservation Society — Learn about the different species of turtles that nest in Florida and how we can protect these amazing animals!
boating exploration

Thursday, June 11/25

Spoil Island Adventure — Get ready for an adventure to the Spoil Islands where we will do field water quality testing, clean up the beach, plant mangroves, and use a seine net along the shoreline for animal investigations!
seine adventure

Friday, June 12/26

Florida Wildlife Hospital: All About Owls — Meet some fantastic owl ambassadors and investigate their diets through pellet dissection!

Field Games and Shoreline Scavenger Hunt — Which team can find the list of nature items the fastest?

Pizza Party & Ice Cream Bar — Celebrate a successful week of camp with pizza and ice cream!

Upon completion of registration, a waiver and photo release form will be emailed to you for completion and return prior to the first day of camp. If you have more than one camper, you will need to complete this registration form for each camper.

MRC Lagoon Castaway Summer Camp
MRC Lagoon Castaway Summer Camp
Session 1: Monday, June 8–Friday, June 12 • 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Session 1 Registration
Session 2: Monday, June 22–Friday, June 26 • 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Session 2 Registration