Watersports Camp

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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 1 - June 5
2.  June 8 - June 12
3.  June 15 - June 19
4.  June 22 - June 26
5.  July 6 - July 10
6.  July 13 - July 17
7.  July 20 - July 24
8.  July 27 - July 31

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

Class Fee Per Week - $180

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.