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Join the Manatee Center for a whale of a good time over Spring Break from March 12th - 16th, 2018!

Spring Break Camp Resize

Campers ages 7-12 will explore a wide range of activities that are both educational and lots of fun. 


Daily Registration: sign up for your favorite day, or choose them all for a discount

Pre-registration is required. You can sign your camper up for the full week, or individual days. See prices and descriptions of each camp day below. If you're signing your child(ren) up for the whole week, a discount of $45 for the week will be applied. We're sorry, no sibling discounts are available for Spring Break camp. This is a drop-off program. Register by March 7th! 

To register, contact Erin Lomax, Education Coordinator, at 772-466-1600 ext 3337, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Camp Activities and Daily Itineraries

Camp runs from 9am-2pm. Aftercare until 3pm is available for an extra $10. 

Monday March 12th - Junior Anglers Fishing

Price: $45

Calling all junior anglers! Day 1 of the Manatee Center’s spring break camp is for kids who love to fish, or would love to learn how! Anglers for Conservation, a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to teaching kids to be responsible anglers, will be our teachers as we learn the basics of how to tie a knot, cast a line, and how to be an environmentally responsible angler. Next, we’ll go fishing in the Indian River Lagoon near the Manatee Center (don’t worry, moms and dads, we stay on land!) and catch some fish. Kids will even receive a free fishing pole to take home! 

Tuesday March 13th - Manatee Veterinarians 

Price: $45

Ever wanted to be a manatee expert? Day 2 of the Manatee Center’s spring break camp is for kids who want to find out! We’ll meet a real marine mammal veterinarian who works with marine mammals like dolphins and manatees, do our own “mock” manatee rescue to find out how real rescuers save lives, work with our own manatee “patient”, and become manatee experts while we’re at it! 

Wednesday March 14th - Nature Journaling & Storytelling 

PlanktonPrice: $45

Have you got a budding writer, artist or explorer on your hands? Then this is the camp for them! Day 3 of the Manatee Center’s spring break camp is for kids who love both nature and art! In this program, campers will receive their own nature journals, and we will spend the morning developing our observation skills with a number of outdoor activities, games and creative projects that aim to give future scientists and storytellers a better understanding of our natural world. After that, we’ll make our very own wildflower planting kits to take home and plant, providing a habitat for many important local animals. We’ll also do a riverside clean-up to help protect our natural environment. The team who collects the most trash wins a special prize! 

Thursday March 15th - Animal Detectives

Price: $45

Become an animal expert! In Day 4 of the Manatee Center’s spring break camp, we’ll be focusing on all that swims, crawls, walks and flies, from the GIGANTIC to the microscopic! First we’ll explore all of the animals in our touch tank, then learn about the natural world around us with an outdoor scavenger hunt. After that, we’ll learn all about sea turtles and their unique lifecycle before playing a game where its sea turtles vs predators! To round out our day, we’ll learn about the smallest plants and animals in the ocean – plankton! – and why it’s so important before using a special plankton net to find plankton right off the Manatee Center’s sea wall. Microscopes will help us identify our plankton discoveries! 

Friday March 16th - Junior Ranger & Kayaking Adventure 

Moe on Beach with KayakPrice: $65

Get ready for a full day of fun and exploration on Day 5 of the Manatee Center’s spring break camp! We’ll be meeting at the Fort Pierce Inlet State Park where Ranger John will teach us about all of the cool animals living in the park, lead us on a nature hike, and show us how to become beach experts! Ever wonder what that cool shell you found is called, or what kinds of birds you see hanging out on the beach? Maybe you’ve wondered why you find fresh seaweed on the beach at certain times of the day, but not others, or what tides are and how they affect ocean life? The Junior Ranger program will teach us all of this and more! But our exciting day isn’t over! In the afternoon, campers will go on a kayaking adventure in the Indian River Lagoon in the park, led by experienced guides. We’ll see wildlife and learn our way around the islands. 


For any questions or to register, contact Erin Lomax at 772-466-1600 ext 3337 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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