Watersports Camp

Waterfront Program

Exploring Marine Life (Ages 8-12)

Eckerd College's proximity to the open waters of Boca Ciega Bay and Tampa Bay allows us to give children the opportunity to collect marine life and then study them up close. Students gather information about plants, animals, and ecosystems by exploring different Bay environments, and they collect live samples to bring back to the dock. Everyone helps set up an ecosystem in 55 gallon aquariums aboard our floating laboratory at the Waterfront Program. By working with a variety of equipment, students are able to observe the samples collected during the week and then participate in the release of the animals back to their environment at the end of the week.

Class Schedule
1.  June 2 - June 6
2.  June 9 - June 13     Morning FULL
3.  June 16 - June 20   
4.  June 23 - June 27    Morning FULL
5.  July 7 - July 11       Morning & Afternoon FULL
6.  July 14 - July 18      Morning FULL
7.  July 21 - July 25
8.  July 28 - August 1

9:00 am - 12:00 pm OR 1:00 - 4:00 pm Daily

Class Fee Per Week - $175

What We Do

The Eckerd College Waterfront Program, one of the most comprehensive collegiate programs in the U. S., offers instruction in a variety of watersports to participants of all ages, from children to seniors.