Sea Turtle Camp
A Summer Camp program to inspire youth involvement in sea turtle conservation!
The Georgia Sea Turtle Center is proud to present its annual Sea Turtle Camp program! We invite children ages 6 to 12 to join us for the ultimate camp experience as junior conservationists! Come be part of this once in a lifetime program with fun-in-the-sun activities, beach adventures and unforgettable sea turtles!
Cost*: $200 (12/1/13 – 5/1/13) $225 (after 5/1/13)
*Price includes 25 hours of structured programming, snack everyday and a unique Sea Turtle Camp T-Shirt! Campers will also have the opportunity to sign up for a night time Turtle Walk at the Member price ($7)!
When: Monday – Friday, 10am – 3pm
Ages 6 – 9 Ages 10 – 12
June 3rd – 7th June 24th-28th
June 10-14th July 15th-19th
July 22nd – 26th
Wondering what the Campers will do while at Camp? Each day is filled with crafts, games, and educational activities that support the daily theme. Campers also take 2 field trips to the beach and one to the marsh to continue to fun. And of course, every day we eat snack and have lunch (Campers must provide their own lunch). Hmmm, are we missing something? Oh yeah, we visit with our sea turtle patients EVERY DAY! Read below for more information on each day’s theme.
Campers learn the different adaptations of sea turtles, and the biology of the 5 species found near Georgia. One lucky Camper may even be turned into a sea turtle!
Campers learn how sea turtles nest and the details of the hatching process. We then travel to the beach to become beach detectives to find sea turtle tracks and real sea turtle nests.
Campers will learn about the many natural and human-related threats sea turtles face during different life stages. Everything from marine debris, to boat strikes, to predators, to beach obstacles and more! We will once again venture to the beach, this time to help clean it up!
Ever wonder about other turtle species that sometimes need help at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center? Discover all about the beautiful and unique diamondback terrapin that inhabits our marshes. Learn about Georgia’s state reptile, the gopher tortoise, and why this animal is a keystone species. And of course, who can forget the box turtles???!!!
Campers learn how they too can participate meaningfully in sea turtle conservation, helping to ensure the survival of these amazing creatures! Parents are invited to Sea Turtle Camp Graduation, where the students present to them all their new knowledge.
Ready to sign up? Download the registration form and send it in. Reservations are required and space fills up fast!
Please contact Lori Hunt at (912) 635-4076 for more information .
**Jekyll Island accommodations can be found at http://www.jekyllisland.com/WheretoStay.aspx.
Discounted room rates are currently available at the following locations:
Jekyll Island Club Hotel: http://www.jekyllclub.com/
Oceanside Inn and Suites: Contact Rose Meixsel or visit their website at http://oceansideinnandsu-px.trvlclick.com/
Villas by the Sea: Contact Ryan Merritt at 1-800-841-6262 ext. 2 or visit their website at http://www.villasbythesearesort.com/
More special deals to come soon!