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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.

River Center 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 *

Aquatic Adventure Camp

Aquatic Adventure Camp

River Center Summer Camps

  • Nature Navigators Camp (Students entering 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade)
    • June 13th - June 17th
    • July 11th - July 15th
    • July 29th - July 29th
  • River Trekkers Camp (Students entering 4th, 5th, and 6th grade)
    • June 6th - June 10th
    • August 1st - August 5th
  • Loxahatchee Fishing Camp (Students entering 6th, 7th, and 8th grade)
    • June 20th - June 24th
  • Loxahatchee River Champions: High School Marine Biology Intensive & Community Service Program (Students entering 9th - 12th grade)
    • July 18th - July 22nd

High School Marine Biology Intensive & Community Service Program

$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!

Aquatic Adventure Camp

The River Center's Aquatic Adventure Summer Family Fun

Story Time

  • Fishing 101 for Kids and Parents
  • Snorkeling
  • Estuary Exploration
  • Special Story Time
  • Little Otter Family Time

Summer Family Fun Brochure & Registration Form »


Fishing Clinics
9am-12pm

Fishing Clinics

Fishing clinics are a great way for kids to learn the basics of fishing methods and tactics! Parents will learn important safety tips for taking kids fishing and how to abide by regulations when out fishing. The River Center in partnership with Fishing Headquarters provides half-day fishing clinics for kids that give your child a fun, engaging overview of the following: Knots, Lures and Bait; Fish Identification; Casting Practice; Fishing Safety; Conservation and Regulation; FISHING!

  • Saturday, June 4th
  • Saturday, July 9th
  • Saturday, August 13th

Seine and Snorkel Program at Coral Cove Park
9am-11am

Join the River Center environmental educators for their Estuary Family Seine and Snorkel Expedition at Coral Cove Park on Jupiter Island, 9am to 11:00am. Get some relief from the heat in the cool waters of the Indian River Lagoon while River Center educators guide you on a seine and dip net trip through the mangroves and seagrass. These fascinating and biodiverse habitats are waiting to be discovered by you and your family. You and your kids will get excited about our environment and learn from the knowledgeable River Center staff. All staff members are certified lifeguards to ensure everyone has a safe adventure. Participants may bring snorkel equipment or goggles, but it is not required. Water shoes are a must.

  • Saturday, June 11th
  • Wednesday, June 22nd
  • Saturday, July 2nd
  • Wednesday, July 20th
  • Saturday, August 6th
  • Wednesday, August 17th

Seine and Snorkel Program


Little Otters Family Fun
9:30am-11am

Join the River Center for a special NEW summer program. The Little Otters Family Fun is designed for families with children ages 3-6 that will be held on selected Saturdays this summer. The program will be from 9:30am-11am and will include a themed story, touch tank demonstration, garden exploration, dip netting and crab hunting. There are both inside and outside activities along with opportunities to get your feet wet along the mangroves of Burt Reynolds Park.

  • Saturday, June 18th
  • Saturday, July 30th
  • Saturday, August 27th

Little Otters Family Fun


More Fun at the River Center

Summer Hours - Tuesday through Friday: 9am-4pm

  • Public Fish Feed - Saturdays: 2pm
  • Starfish & Coffee Storytime - Thursdays: 9:30am
  • Monthly Lecture Series - First Friday of the Month: 12pm
  • River Center's Aquatic Adventure Summer Camp
  • Kids Fishing Tournament - June 3rd-July 9th
    Register today for our annual kids fishing tournament. Scores based on numbers of fish caught over the summer. Prizes awarded for each age group.

Fishing Tournament

Jupiter Outdoor Center

Jupiter Outdoor Center

For more summer camp options, visit our partners at Jupiter Outdoor Center at www.jupiteroutdoorcenter.com.

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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Night on the Loxahatchee-Shipwrecked in Paradise
Night on the Loxahatchee, the annual benefit for the River Center, will be held on Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 from 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM. This year's theme is "Shipwrecked in Paradise." The proceeds raised from this event will help fund the outstanding environmental education programming the River Center offers to all ages throughout the year.Traditional hallmarks of this event include raffles, door prizes, and a silent auction with fabulous prizes from local businesses and are enhanced by the incorporation of fascinating expert speakers, engaging storytellers, and other unique entertainment. Tickets to Night on the Loxahatchee are $60 per person with $10 discount for members of Friends of the Loxahatchee River. {Limit 2 tickets at discounted rate per membership} . Tickets $70 after March 22, 2015. For information about the event, sponsorship opportunities, the River Center, or to purchase tickets by phone, please call 561-743-7123.
Girl Scout: Naturalist Workshop
Take a walk through trees and stop to smell the flowers. In this "getting back to nature" inspired workshop Juniors will earn their Flowers Legacy Badge and Cadettes will earn their Trees Legacy Badge. As "naturalists" girls will also investigate the different parts of trees and flowers, uses, habitat and conservation.
Events Calendar
July 27, 2016
Aquatic Adventure Summer Camp Nature Navigators (campers entering 1st, 2nd, & 3rd grade)
June 3, 2016
River Center's Kids Fishing Tournament
February 10, 2016
NPBCID Meeting
A Program of the Loxahatchee River District.
The River Center, 805 N. US Highway 1 Jupiter, FL 33477
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