Thank you for a wonderful Summer 2017!  Please stay tuned to this page after the new year for more information on Summer 2018. And in the meantime, please check out our winter break camps!


This summer, kids can get involved in something fishy: ocean-themed summer camps from Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium. Mote is a world-class marine research facility offering informal science education that goes beyond the textbook and into the Bay. Campers can discover the wonders of marine animals and environments studied by Mote scientists—a great way to gain steam in STEM education (science, technology, engineering and math) even when school is out.

Our onsite camps are offered June through August for students entering grades 1st through 8th. Camps run Monday through Friday and we offer two sessions; morning sessions are 8:30am-12:30pm and afternoon sessions are 1:00pm-5:00pm. We also offer week long excursions to the Florida Keys for students entering grades 7th through 12th.

Need something for younger campers? Make sure to check out our Mommy & Me camps. This is for campers ages 2-5 and their favorite adult to come to Mote’s summer camp for age appropriate ocean fun!


Participants must be registered by 5 p.m. the Tuesday of the week before the camp program begins. Due to the extensive preparation we undergo to be ready for each camper, we are unable to accept on-site registration. All required summer camp paperwork and confirmation materials will be emailed to you once registered. The link to these materials will be at the bottom of the email you receive confirming your child's camp registration. 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). These forms are due 2 weeks prior to your camp week. Please see your confirmation email for additional details.


Information on Wait Lists will be available in early 2018.


2018 scholarships are currently not available. Please continue to visit this page, as scholarships may be offered at a later date.


There are no refunds for Mote Education camp programs unless Mote cancels the program. If you provide notice of cancellation more than two weeks before the program begins, we will refund 50% of your registration fee. If you cancel within two weeks of the program or fail to show up without giving notice, you will be charged in full for the program. 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, you will be notified the week before.

Questions? Call 941.388.4441 ext. 348 or email​