Upcoming Summer Camp for Grades 7 & 8

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There is no better way for kids to spend their summer than to spend it at summer camp. Fort Lauderdale offers some great options for kids in grades 7 & 8 to spend time with kids their age, have fun and learn a ton. They will get to try things they’ve never done before at camp and explore places they may not have had the chance to visit otherwise.  The Ocean Explorers Camp is a camp that both parents and kids will love this summer.

Ocean Explorers Camp will be taking place this August for a 5 day long adventure. This camp, intended for middle school attendees, will be spent for two days at the Museum of Science & Discovery and then 3 days at FAU’s SeaTech in Dania Beach, FL.

What to Expect:

There are a lot of exciting activities planned for this week long adventure. First of all, the kids that attend the Ocean Explorers Camp will get to learn about careers in marine science. They will learn about sea turtles and their natural history.  They will conduct estuary and barrier island field work. They will get to visit John Lloyd State Park to explore coastal marine and coral reef ecosystems.

Once they head to FAU, they will spend time in the ocean engineering and electronics labs. They will also see FAU’s submarines and flow tunnel, as well as see the FAU SeaTech’s unmanned autonomous submarines in action. Last but not least, they will get the awesome opportunity to build from their design, and race, a solar-powered boat.

General Info:

The location for camp, beginning at the Museum of Science & Discovery, is 401 SW 2 St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312. The camp will take place August 11-15, 2014 and the times each day are from 9am -5 pm. Cost to attend is $300, and hurry, because the limited spots are filling up quickly. This cost will include all materials, but campers need to bring their own lunches and two snacks a day. Be sure to plan your own transportation to the camp sites.

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