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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 2015

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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 15th - June 19th, 2015
    Nature Navigators

    (Entering 1st, 2nd, & 3rd grade)
  • Session B: June 22nd - June 26th, 2015
    River Trekkers

    (Entering 4th, 5th, & 6th grade)
  • Session C: July 6th - July 10th, 2015
    Nature Navigators

    (Entering 1st, 2nd, & 3rd grade)
  • Session D: July 13th - July 17th, 2015
    River Trekkers

    (Entering 4th, 5th, & 6th grade)
  • Session E: July 20th - July 24th, 2015
    Nature Navigators

    (Entering 1st, 2nd, & 3rd grade)
  • Session F: August 3rd - August 7th, 2015
    Loxahatchee Fishing Camp

    (Entering 6th, 7th, & 8th grade)
  • Session G: August 10th - August 14th, 2015
    River Trekkers Fishing Camp

    (Entering 4th, 5th, & 6th 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!

River Center Mini Aquatic Camp 2015

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The River Center is offering mini camp opportunities for campers aged 6 to 11 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 unique programs designed to benefit your camper's experience. All equipment will be provided.

Estuary Exploration: Estuary Exploration activities include: Seine & Dip Netting, Mangrove Exploration, Outside Games & Activities, Classroom Crafts, Fish Feeding, and Touch Tank Fun. Estuary Exploration camp dates:

  • Saturday, June 27th, 2015
  • Saturday, July 11th, 2015
  • Saturday, August 1st, 2015

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 25 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!

Special Summer Story Time Fun

Special Summer Story Time Fun

Every Thursday at 9:30 a.m. the River Center hosts a FREE children's Starfish & Coffee Story Time. This program is designed for kid's ages 0 to 5 years. Story Time includes book readings, songs, and an interaction with the touch tank animals. No RSVP required.

Once a month the River Center holds a special extended Story Time from 9:30am-10:30am with unique themes, special stories, extra hands-on activities, and crafts. These days allow you and your young ones a chance to take over the River Center, play games, and have fun!

  • Thursday, May 28th Summer Fun with Professor Clark the Science Shark
  • Thursday, June 11th Celebrating World Ocean's Day
  • Thursday, July 2nd Celebrating Independence Day
  • Thursday, August 13th End of Summer Last Chance for Fun

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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