The River Center is the place to be this summer for a roster of fun, environmentally-minded activities for all ages.
Day Adventures with Jupiter Outdoor Center and the River Center
These single-day camps offer 3 separate adventures for campers as they experience different parts of the Loxahatchee River estuary habitats and Jupiter Inlet. Check below for special camp dates! River Center will join JOC on these special days for a fun educational session about the Loxahatchee River.
Campers will "dive in" for an underwater exploration adventure!
- June 12 (Indian River Lagoon)
- June 26 (Indian River Lagoon)
- July 10 (Lower Loxahatchee Estuary)
- July 24 (Indian River Lagoon)
- August 7 (Lower Loxahatchee Estuary)
Estuary Exploration (at DuBois Park & Paddleboard Surfing)
Spend a day discovering the fascinating marine life in our mangroves and lagoons. Then grab a paddleboard to surf at Jupiter Inlet.
- June 14
- June 21
- July 19
- August 2
Go upstream into the cypress-lined "jungle" and paddle the beautiful Wild and Scenic River
Click on the flyer above to sign up! Registration takes place through Jupiter Outdoor Center. JOC offers other camps, hosted at the River Center, during all 10 weeks of summer. Call Jupiter Outdoor Center at 561-316-6203 or email JupiterOutdoorCenter@gmail.com.
Loxahatchee River Adventure Camp with Blueline Paddle Surf and the River Center
This week-long, kayak and paddleboard camp offers a unique experience for adventurous campers as they experience the entire Loxahatchee River from the Wild and Scenic river at Riverbend Park, the seagrass estuary of the Indian River Lagoon, and marine habitats of Jupiter Inlet throughout the week. In addition to paddling throughout the Loxahatchee River all week, campers will experience seining, dip netting, yoga boarding, arts and crafts, games and more! River Center staff will join the Blueline Camp on select days to provide a fun, educational experience for the campers. To sign up, click the flyer above. Registration takes place through Blueline Paddle Surf. Please call Blueline at 561-744-7474 or email email@example.com.
- Week of June 17
- Week of July 15
- Week of July 29
- Week of August 5
The River Center's Mini Aquatic Adventure Camp
The River Center is offering mini summer camp opportunities for campers aged 7 to 13 who are interested in gaining a first-hand look at the Loxahatchee River.
Mini Camp activities include: * River Center games * outdoor exploration * classroom crafts * touch tank adventures * seine & dip netting * fish feeding * experience the Loxahatchee River * 9am-12pm *
- Session 1 Friday, March 29th, 2013
- Session 2 Saturday, June 15th, 2013
- Session 3 Saturday, July 6th, 2013
- Session 4 Saturday, July 27th, 2013
Each mini session is just $20 per child and includes a River Center t-shirt, bottled water, snacks, certificate of completion, and all collection materials. 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 firstname.lastname@example.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!
The River Center's Aquatic Adventure Summer 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 twenty campers per week, kids will explore the Loxahatchee River from the freshwater cypress swamps to the ocean's beautiful coral reef 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 *
- Week 1 June 17th - June 21st, 2013 - Nature's Navigators
Students entering 1st, 2nd, & 3rd grade
- Week 2 June 24th - June 28th, 2013 - River Trekkers
Students entering 4th, 5th, & 6th grade
- Week 3 July 29th - August 2nd, 2013 - Nature's Navigators
Students entering 1st, 2nd, & 3rd grade
- Week 4 August 5th - August 9th, 2013 - River Trekkers
Students entering 4th, 5th, & 6th grade
$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 email@example.com. 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!
Stay tuned for more information about other exciting camp opportunities with our camp partners!
Get crazy crafty for an arts & crafts session directly after Story Time on Thursday morning! This is an all out craft-a-thon where you and your little ones can visit multiple stations and choose a variety of crafts! Supplies for a particular craft may be limited, but each participant can make several projects during this program. Come ready to get messy with glitter, paint, glue, and other crafty materials you may never have even thought of using!
* Thursday, July 25th, 2013 * $5 per child * Parents are free * Ages 2 & up * 10am-12pm *Snacks provided * RSVP preferred but not required by calling the River Center at 561-743-7123 * Join our event on the River Center's Facebook page *
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 15th, 2013 * $5 per child * Parents are free * All ages welcomed * 10am-1pm 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.
The River Center is located at Burt Reynolds Park in Jupiter at 805 North US Highway 1, (561) 743-7123, firstname.lastname@example.org.