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The River Center is the place to be this summer for a roster of fun, environmentally-minded activities for all ages.

The River Center's Aquatic Adventure Summer Camp

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River Center - Aquatic Adventure Camp

The River Center is offering summer camp programs for students interested in a summer of outdoor fun, sun, and exploration. Our goal is to help each camper appreciate and understand the Loxahatchee River, take an active role in the conservation of the environment, and provide activities to increase independence, sportsmanship, and self-esteem.

With four counselors and just 16 campers per week, kids will explore the Loxahatchee River from the freshwater cypress swamps to the ocean's beautiful reefs in a safe and personal atmosphere. Our River Center educators are lifeguard certified, providing both on and off site experiences like no other camp.

Camp activities include: * kayak outings * fishing * snorkeling * swimming * standup paddle boarding * nature hikes * marine species collecting * feeding and caring for the River Center's aquariums * eco games & crafts * exploring the Loxahatchee River *

  • Session A: June 16th - June 20th, 2014
    Loxahatchee Fishing Camp with FWC

    (Entering 6th, 7th, & 8th grade)
  • Session B: June 23rd - June 27th, 2014
    Nature Navigators

    (Entering 1st, 2nd, & 3rd grade)
  • Session C: July 7th - July 11th, 2014
    River Trekkers

    (Entering 4th, 5th, & 6th grade)
  • Session D: July 14th - July 18th, 2014
    Nature Navigators

    (Entering 1st, 2nd, & 3rd grade)
  • Session E: July 28th - August 1st, 2014
    River Trekkers

    (Entering 4th, 5th, & 6th grade)
  • Session F: August 4th - August 8th, 2014
    Nature Navigators

    (Entering 1st, 2nd, & 3rd grade)

Aquatic Adventure Camp

$215 per Camper * $35 Extended Care * $15/week Sibling Discount * $15/week Discount for Friends of the Loxahatchee River Members * Camp 9am-4pm * Extended Care 8am-5pm

Space is limited, so call the River Center at 561-743-7123 to register your child today! For more information or Aquatic Adventure Camp registration forms, email education@loxahatcheeriver.org. The River Center, located in Jupiter, is a state of the art aquarium and environmental education center located in Burt Reynolds Park East at 805 N US Highway 1. Visit www.loxahatcheeriver.org for upcoming family events or find us on Facebook!

The River Center's Mini Aquatic Adventure Camp

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The River Center is offering mini summer camp opportunities for campers aged 6 to 13 who are interested in gaining a first-hand look at the Loxahatchee River.

Campers will get a hands-on experience at the River Center's Mini Aquatic Adventure Camp like no other. Educators provide a first hand look at the Loxahatchee River through two unique programs designed to benefit your campers experience. All equipment will be provided.

Estuary Exploration: Estuary Exploration activities include: Seine & Dip Netting, Mangrove Exploration, Introduction to Kayaking, Outside Games & Activities, Fish Feeding, Touch Tank Fun. Estuary Exploration camp dates:

  • Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
  • Saturday, June 7th, 2014
  • Saturday, July 5th, 2014
  • Saturday, August 16th, 2014

Fishing Fun Experience: Fishing Fun Experience activities include: Fishing Instruction, Fishing at Burt Reynolds Park, Outside Games & Activities, Classroom Crafts, Fish Feeding, Touch Tank Fun. Fishing Fun Experience camp dates:

  • Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
  • Saturday, June 14th, 2014
  • Saturday, August 12th, 2014

Aquatic Adventure Camp

Each mini session is from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and is just $25 per child. Each child must pre-register for the camp, and space is limited to 15 campers per session, so sign up soon!

Campers should come prepared to get wet! A bathing suit, change of clothes, closed toe water shoes (No crocs, sandals, or flip flops please), and a towel are all required. Kids are also encouraged to wear sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, bug spray, and to bring a cover up.

To register your child for the River Center's Mini Aquatic Adventure Camp please contact the River Center by phone at (561) 743-7123 or by email to education@loxahatcheeriver.org. Payment with a credit or debit card can be made over the phone, and registration packets are available at the River Center for pickup. The River Center, located in Jupiter, is a state of the art aquarium and environmental education center located in Burt Reynolds Park East at 805 N US Highway 1. Visit www.loxahatcheeriver.org for upcoming family events or find us on Facebook!

End of Summer Water Play Day

Join us for some family fun in the sun as little ones splash in kiddy pools while kids of all ages play with water toys, slip & slides, obstacle courses, and cool off with icy snacks! The River Center's large, open backyard and Chiki Hut provide a fun morning before back to school time! Water shoes are required for all participants, and sunscreen, hats, towels, and cover ups are strongly recommended.

Thursday, August 14th, 2014 * $5 per child * Parents are free * All ages welcomed * 9:30 am - 12 pm Directly after Story Time * RSVP preferred but not required by calling the River Center at 561-743-7123 * Join our event on the River Center's Facebook page *

River Center, located in Jupiter, is a state of the art aquarium and environmental education center located in Burt Reynolds Park East at 805 N US Highway 1. Visit www.loxahatcheeriver.org for upcoming family events or find us on Facebook!

About The River Center

The River Center traces the Loxahatchee River from its pristine freshwater reaches to a teeming estuary, and eventually to the Jupiter Inlet where it spills into the Atlantic Ocean. The center presents some of the largest aquatic exhibits in the area with an interactive exploration of the river, diverse wildlife and its majestic environmental value. In addition, guests learn where their water comes from, how it is consumed and recycled back into the community. There are multi-media and live aquatic exhibits, and a touch tank teeming with aquatic life.

The Center offers programs for area elementary school programs and summer camp presentations. The River Center also provides learning experiences for middle and high school students, special interest groups, and non-traditional and informal learning groups.

The River Center was created by the Loxahatchee River District to further awareness about the river and to foster support for its preservation. Additional sponsors include the Loxahatchee River Preservation Initiative, The Van Pelt Foundation, South Florida Water Management District, the Town of Jupiter, the Community Foundation of Palm Beach and Martin Counties, and Solid Waste Authority.

For more information about the River Center, please visit www.loxahatcheeriver.org/rivercenter.

Contact Information

The River Center is located at Burt Reynolds Park in Jupiter at 805 North US Highway 1, (561) 743-7123, rivercenter@loxahatcheeriver.org.

 

 

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