Turtle-tastic Summer Fun


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In light of growing concerns around COVID-19 (Coronavirus), recommendations from Georgia state health and government agencies, and following cancellation decisions made by similar organizations within our local communities, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center has decided to cancel Sea Turtle Camp for Summer 2021. 

Calling all junior scientists, marine biologists, conservationists, and sea turtle enthusiasts! The GSTC invites campers to enjoy fun-in-the-sun activities, field-based adventures, and unforgettable sea turtles. Each day will focus on turtle biology, conservation, and the threats these animals face. Campers will explore many habitats of Jekyll Island, including sandy beaches and muddy marshes while learning about the myriad of turtle species and wildlife found in coastal Georgia. Campers will interact daily with GSTC staff, volunteers, and AmeriCorps members during this unique week of learning and adventure. Come experience this unique program and learn how you can protect our natural resources, save a species, and make a difference!

Registration

We are pleased to offer online registration for all camp sessions. Click here to register your camper – https://www.jekyllisland.com/activities/sea-turtle-camp/

For only registration assistance, please call 912.635.4141.


Camp Details

Hours

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-2: p.m. No aftercare available.

Location

Georgia Sea Turtle Center Classroom
200 Hopkins Ave.
Jekyll Island, GA 31527

Cost

$325 + tax per participant and includes 20 hours for instruction, a visit to Summer Waves Water Park during camp, daily lunch provided by Larry’s Giant Subs, and one official camp shirt. Additional camp shirts may be purchased separately online and will be available upon camp check-in. More information will be provided in early spring.

Additional child/family member and GSTC Members receive a 10% discount for each subsequent camper registration.

Camp families save 10% at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center Gift Shop and Evening Turtle Walks. Additional ticket purchase necessary.

Camp families will receive four complimentary admission passes for a visit on graduation day. Admission passes given during camp week. 

Registration fees are non-refundable. We will do our best to accommodate your child to another week/session if possible. This option will be based on availability of each individual session. This camp can accommodate a maximum number of 18 campers. 

Age Requirement

At minimum, campers must be entering 1st grade (minimum 6 years of age) during the 2020-2021 school year.

Additional Camps

Jekyll Island Summer Camp opportunities don’t stop at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. Explore the spectrum of summer camp opportunities on Jekyll Island.


 


Meet the Camp Director

Nicki Thomas, Education Manager at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, oversees the Education Department to share the story of conservation through sea turtles and island ecology. Nicki believes everyone can play a part in the stewardship of wildlife and wild places like those found on Jekyll Island. She holds a BS in Forest Resources and a Master of Natural Resources from the University of Georgia in addition to earning accreditation as a Certified Environmental Educator. Nicki has dedicated her career to promoting environmental awareness through interactive, place-based learning and works closely with her staff to ensure camp is fun, memorable, and positively engages campers and families.

Georgia Sea Turtle Center Members receive 10% off each child attending.

Jekyll Island Authority employees receive a 25% discount for children listed as dependents.

Come experience this unique program and learn how you can protect our natural resources, save a species, and make a difference!


 GSTC Members receive a 10% per child discount

Memberships


  • Jekyll Island Summer Camp opportunities don’t stop at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. If your camper would like to explore their athletic side with our Golf or Tennis pros or travel through time with our Jekyll Island Museum experts, all Jekyll Island camps have the same hours, pricing and level of professional programming and guidance. To find out more about the spectrum of summer camp opportunities on Jekyll, please visit the Jekyll Island Summer Camp webpage.

Jekyll Island Day Camps fee is non-refundable (sorry, no exceptions). We will do our best to accommodate your child to another week/session if possible. This option will be based on availability of each individual session. This camp can accommodate a maximum number of 18 campers.