Sea Turtle Camp: Ocean Explorers (Ages 6-9)

By Jekyll Island Authority (other events)

6 Dates Through Jun 30, 2023

Calling all sea turtle enthusiasts, junior scientists, aspiring marine biologists, and conservationists ages 6 to 9 years old!  The Georgia Sea Turtle Center invites 6-9 year old campers to enjoy our 5-day camp for fun-in-the-sun activities, field-based adventures and, of course, sea turtles! Each day will focus on turtle biology, conservation, and ocean exploration. Campers will explore turtle habitats of Jekyll Island, from sandy beaches to muddy marshes, and even embark on an eco-trawl to discover what ocean animals live nearby!

Ocean Explores Camp is offered Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-2p.m. with select opportunities for camp families to join in the adventures. Partial registration is not available.

Explore the Georgia Sea Turtle Center! Campers will meet our patients, explore our Learning Center, tour the sea turtle hospital and treatment room, meet our mascot Scute C. Turtle, and participate in fun, turtle themed activities.  

Explore the salt marsh! During a field excursion to the salt marsh, students will learn all about this exciting ecosystem. They will meet a diamondback terrapin and participate in activities that demonstrate how the marsh is connected to the ocean.  

Explore the beach! During a trip to the beach, campers will participate in an ecology walk and turtle themed activities. We will learn all about how people and sea turtles explore the ocean.   

Explore our impact! During an exciting eco-trawl, campers will have the chance to gain hands-on experience with ocean animals such as shellfish and fish that live in the salt marsh. We will learn about actions we can take to help the ocean and how we are all ocean conservationists.  

Explore your success – it’s graduation day! Campers will participate in a morning scavenger hunt at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. To end the day, we will hold a graduation ceremony so that campers can share their experiences with their families. 

What's included:

  • One Camp T-Shirt
  • One Camp Hat
  • Lunch Provided by Larry's Subs (daily); menu available upon request
  • Excursions to the beach and marsh
  • Special behind-the-scenes tour
  • Lots of turtle time
  • Eco-boat trawl
  • Graduation gift and certificate

Have questions or need additional information? Email [email protected] with the Subject Line "Sea Turtle Camp"


All campers registering for this session must be at least six years old and no older than nine years old on the first day of camp.

All campers must be capable of safely participating in all camp activities. Questions and clarifications can be directed to GSTC Education 912-635-4141 or [email protected].

Prohibited items: phones, electronic devices such as tablets or gaming devices, caffeinated drinks, weapons or items that may be perceived as weapons, chewing gum, and toys from home.

Mailing Address

100 Stable Rd Jekyll Island, GA 31527