PLEASE NOTE: Due to workforce accommodations needed for COVID-19 and other situations beyond our control, you may experience a delay in our response times. We appreciate your patience during this period.

We continue to closely monitor the recommendations put forth by federal, state, and local health officials in order to make informed decisions about our onsite summer camp programs in regards to COVID-19. In the event that Mote Camps are canceled, in part or as a whole, we will offer families a credit in full for their registration fees paid up to the date of cancellation, for any Mote camp program through December 2021. We will assist families who are unable to utilize a credit. 

UPDATES AS OF 6/23/2020:

  • All onsite camps for July 1st through July 17th have been cancelled and all participants have been notified via email. At this time, there are no additional or new updates. Please see below for more information.
  • Mote Education announces a new virtual experience for Summer 2020: Online STEMventures with Mote (OSM)! Learn all about this exciting new program and spend some time with us as we kick off summer. Space is limited, register today
  • Registration for Mote Summer Camp has been suspended until further notice. If you are interested in registering for our July or August camps, please see below for more information. If you have already registered for Mote Camp in July or August, you will be notified via the email you registered with if there are any changes to your camp registration. 
  • Out of an abundance of caution and for the health and safety of our campers, staff and volunteers, and all of their families, all Keys Camps for Summer 2020 have been cancelled and all June onsite camp sessions have been cancelled. If you were registered for for any of those camps, please check your email for information. You may contact us at with any questions.

Registration for Mote Camp 2020 is now open!

We are back and ready for another great summer! During Mote Camp: Summer 2020, kids can get involved in something fishy in our ocean-themed summer camps from Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium. We offer a wide variety of camp themes both onsite and offsite for campers entering Kindergarten to 12th grade. We also offer something for the little ones, 2-5 year olds with their favorite adult can join in on the ocean fun with our Shark Pups & Grownups Camps.  

Please select from the following to read more about our camp offerings, descriptions, and dates:

Morning Onsite Camps
Afternoon Onsite Camps

If you are interested in registering for our July or August camps, please email us at and we will notify you once we have reopened registration to the public.

Read below for our camp policies and registration information.

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.


REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Campers must be pre-registered by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday the week prior to their selected camp week. If space is available, we are able to accept late registrations for half day, onsite camps until 12:00 pm (noon) the Friday before the desired camp date for an additional $25 registration fee. 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. 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

WAITLIST: If your preferred week of camp is full, you can add your camper(s) to that session's wait list through the online registration system. 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.

Questions? Call 941.388.4441 ext. 324 or email