Dolphin Camp

Course Information

DolphinCamp is a seven-day program that introduces children to the amazing world of dolphins. Students meet DRC's resident dolphin population, learning to respect each dolphin as an individual through observation of their unique behavioral and physical characteristics.

The course includes a unique blend of classroom discussions, observation time, and hands-on activities and proves that learning can be fun! Games and activities are also scheduled every evening at our comfortable dormitory, conducted by the DRC DolphinCamp chaperone. Class sizes average twelve to fourteen students to ensure individualized instruction.

DolphinCamp learning activities differ each year to ensure a new experience for returning students.

Dolphin Camp students get a close-up look at dolphins.

DolphinCamp (age 10-12)

Discussions and Activities Include: Dolphin Biology, Research, Conservation, Husbandry, Coral Reefs, Sea Lions, Baleen Whales, Manatees, and more!

Hands-On Activities Include: One Dolphin Dip session, two Dolphin Encounter sessions, and a signal session from the dock.

DolphinCamp (age 13-14)

Discussions and Activities Include: Dolphin Biology, Training, Conservation, Husbandry, Coral Reefs, Strandings, Sea Lions, Sea Turtles, and more!

Hands-On Activities Include: One Dolphin Dip session, two Dolphin Encounter sessions, and a signal session from the dock.

Cost

The cost of DolphinCamp is $1500.00 (US). Tuition includes all classroom discussions, activities, meals, lodging, a field trip and a CD of photographs taken of your dolphin interactions throughout the week. The cost of DolphinCamp also includes transportation to and from the Key West Airport at pre-established times that you will be provided after your child is a confirmed student. DolphinCamp tuition also includes the cost of our chaperone, a DRC staff member who resides at the dorm and supervises evening activities.

Prerequisites

Although there are no prerequisites for attending DolphinCamp, applicants should have a strong desire to experience and learn about dolphins and the marine world.

Schedule

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Enrollment

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