Sea Turtle Camp, Wilmington

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Nature / Park · Hidden Gem · Wildlife Area
Sea Turtle Camp is a life enriching marine biology summer camp experience for all ages. Have you ever looked into the enchanting eyes of a living, breathing 200 pound sea turtle? The message delivered by that ancient creature will captivate your soul! We offer a variety of programs designed to share this powerful experience with others, whether it is school groups, teen summer camps, travel programs, or adult retreats.

Our teen marine biology camp adventures allow you to enter the realm of the sea turtle and make a difference in the health of our planet. Summer science programming is an exciting, hands-on, feet wet marine science camp experience that takes place in beautiful southeastern North Carolina, tropical Costa Rica, or picturesque Hawaii. Whether it’s volunteering in the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital, scuba diving over North Carolina’s reefs, patrolling Caribbean beaches in search of nesting leatherback and green sea turtles, or participating in ongoing Hawaiian sea turtle research, each adventure will inspire you. We even have programs for adults. Check our Marine Biology Camp Schedule and reserve your spot today!

Sea turtle work doesn’t cease during the school year, as these animals require year-round rehabilitative care before they can be released back out into the wild. We offer a variety of programming during the non-summer months designed to educate school groups about the perils that sea turtles face, both in the ocean and on land. During these interactive marine biology residential or day programs, students will learn the message from the turtles and carry it back home with them. Our goal is for all participants to gain a life changing appreciation for coastal conservation.

Through this multidimensional marine biology program, participants will gain a life changing appreciation for coastal conservation. Come "Sea Life" differently and have a marine biology adventure that will change your life forever!
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  • Working with the turtles, learning about conservation and the people! The people were amazing! LOved every minute with this camp!  more »
  • This was such an amazing experience for my son (17). He wants to study marine biology and he this was the perfect for camp for him. The activities were great, and the staff pivoted well during the...  more »
  • My 13 year year old just got back from a week of sea turtle camp. It was the best week she's had. A great mixture of learning and fun outdoor activities. Her self confidence increased so much over this week.
  • My 14 year old son attended Sea Turtle Camp last year to the Basic Open Water Scuba Camp and came back with his Basic Scuba Certification and a new passion for Marine Biology. He loved it so much he begged me to come back this summer as well. We live in Colorado so this is a big trip for a 14 year to travel by plane unaccompanied minor. The staff at camp have been so professional, easy to work with and very willing to ensure that everything was in place before time to leave. They sent materials ahead of time for my son to read, before attending camp. My son shared that he loves the staff, the food is awesome and loved the dives this year. He gained more confidence and met some new friends and also got to reconnect with friends from previous year. My son wants to continue getting certifications and maybe doing some of travel camps as well. He loved volunteering at sea turtle hospital, getting to surf, and body surf and just enjoy the beach as well.

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