See link below to register for Mote Camp: Summer 2019. Members save on all camps. Not a member? You may purchase a membership at registration to receive our special member rates. Please contact us at with any questions. 

We are back and ready for another great summer! During Mote Camp: Summer 2019, kids can get involved in something fishy in our ocean-themed camps from Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium. We offer a wide variety of camps, both onsite for campers entering Kindergarten - 8th grade and our Keys camp for campers entering 6th-12th grade. 2-5 year olds with their favorite adult can also join in on the ocean fun with our Shark Pups & Grownups Camps. Read below for our camp policies and registration information.

Learn about our camp offerings:

Morning Onsite Camps Afternoon Onsite Camps Keys Overnight Camps

REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Campers must be pre-registered by 5 p.m. on the Tuesday prior to their selected camp week. Registration is through our online system ONLY. Due to the extensive preparation we undergo to be ready for each camper, we are unable to accept on-site registration. All required camp paperwork and confirmation materials will be included in the Confirmation Email once registered. Please REVIEW and COMPLETE ALL MATERIALS, including the Emergency Medical Treatment Authorization and Video Release Form (which needs to be signed by the camper's legal guardian). One form per camper per camp program is required. This form may be faxed, mailed or emailed to:

Mote Marine Laboratory
ATTN: Camp Programs
1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy
Sarasota, FL 34236
Fax: (941) 388-4381

Please note that camps will not run if the minimum number of campers is not met. A notice will go out the week before should that happen. No onsite camps will be running the week of July 1st, 2019.


WAITLIST: If your preferred week of camp is full and you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email Include: your name, your camper’s name, phone number, name of the camp program and the dates you'd prefer. Should other campers cancel, we will contact those on the waitlist on a first-come, first-served basis.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS: Scholarships are currently not available. Please continue to visit this page, as scholarships may be offered at a later date.  



For onsite camps: if you provide notice of cancellation via email ( more than 14 days before the program begins, we will refund all payments made minus the $125 deposit and a cancellation fee of $50 per additional camp. For Keys camps: due to the advanced planning required and nature of this camp, we can only provide a 50% refund of the total program fee should you provide notice of cancellation via email ( more than 14 days before the program begins. We will bill for the amount due if only the minimal deposit has been made at time of cancellation. For all camps: cancellations made within two weeks of the program will be charged in full for the program and no refunds will be provided.

Mote reserves the right to cancel or modify any program or schedule. Modification of a program schedule by Mote does not constitute grounds for a refund. If camp registrations do not reach the minimum number required to run, you will be notified the week before. You will have the option of a refund or to transfer to another Mote camp.


Mote Camp staff continuously monitor weather and other water-related conditions that may impact the well-being of our participants, staff and volunteers. Families will be notified via email if camps are cancelled due to inclement weather (i.e. a hurricane). Refunds are only given if Mote cancels a camp and will be prorated if the camp is not cancelled for the entire week. In the event of other environmental factors (such as red tide), camps will not be cancelled but activities may be altered. Mote Camp reserves the right to change camp activities for the health and safety of participants. This does not constitute grounds for a refund.

About Florida red tide: This type of harmful algal bloom is caused by the naturally occurring, microscopic, plant-like organism Karenia brevis. Florida red tides produce toxins that can irritate the skin, eyes and throat of people on shore and in the water. The toxins can also affect the breathing of some people. People with severe asthma or chronic lung conditions should avoid areas with active red tides. Red tide-focused health information and resources are here.

Please refer to your confirmation email for our camp behavior policy.

Questions? Call 941.388.4441 ext. 324 or email