Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium is excited to announce an expanded lineup of summer camps. Mote Summer Camp 2017 offers more opportunities for kids to learn about their local waters, from the beautiful Sarasota Bay to the Florida Keys, in a fun and engaging way. Registration is open now for summer camps from June-August. Ages range from pre-K through high school.
Mote Summer Camp
Please note, the age groups for each camp have slightly changed. Make sure to select the appropriate camp.

Pre-K children can learn fundamentals through ocean-themed activities and lessons, while older kids can emulate the world-class research of Mote scientists in a fun and informal setting. Mote summer camps create memorable learning experiences for kids while encouraging education while encouraging education beyond the classroom.

Campers must pre-register by 5 p.m. Wednesday of the week before their camp. (Mote Members receive a discount on most programs. Learn how to become a Member at

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Florida Keys Camps
Discovering the Florida Keys
Campers entering grades 7-8
Travel to the Florida Keys with Mote Marine Laboratory for an incredible week of marine exploration. Snorkel at Looe Key Reef, explore tide pools at Bahia Honda State Park, enjoy kayak excursions, and visit Marathon’s Turtle Hospital. The highlight of the week is an all-day boat excursion to Dry Tortugas National Park. Mote provides round trip ground transportation from Sarasota, field trip transportation in the Keys, lodging, food, and safety gear. This is a snorkeling camp only; no SCUBA is available.

  • Monday morning-Friday evening (Sunday afternoon meet & greet session at Mote)
  • Dates: June 19-23, July 3-7, July 17-21, July 31- Aug. 4
  • $1,155 for non-members/ $1,105.00 for Mote members

Ecology of the Florida Keys
Campers entering grades 9-12
Explore the marine life in the Florida Keys! Join Mote Marine Laboratory for a week long expedition in the Florida Keys. This program will include tide pool walks, a fishing trip, a kayaking excursion, and a visit to the Dolphin Research Center. Mote provides round trip ground transportation from Sarasota, field trip transportation in the Keys, lodging, food, and safety gear.

  • Dates: Monday morning-Friday evening (Sunday afternoon Meet & Greet at Mote)
  • June 12-16, June 26-30, July 10-14, July 24-28, Aug. 7-11
  • $1,155 for non-members/ $1,105 for Mote members (NOTE: There is an additional $100 fee for SCUBA divers)

**Multiple day camp discount to stay all day or sign up for several weeks! 10 percent off two or more day camp registrations; 15 percent four or more registrations. (DISCOUNT DOES NOT APPLY TO DISCOVERING THE FLORIDA KEYS OR ECOLOGY OF THE FLORIDA KEYS CAMPS.)

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  1. kathleen j caruso says:

    looking for camp for kids in marathon area for hotel guests

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