There’s “snow” place like Mote Camp!

Come spend your winter break with us here at Mote Camp. We will explore all things marine during our winter themed camps. Join us for one session or both. Camps are open for all campers currently enrolled in Kindergarten-5th grade and will run each day from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm. Camps are $180 for non-members and $165 for member. Sign up for both sessions and receive a 10% discount! Registration fees include all materials, visits to the aquarium and mammal center, and snack. Use the registration button to sign up for a ‘toasty’ winter break here in Florida.

There will be Mote Camp water bottles available for purchase at check-in for $20, as well as t-shirts for $10; sizes are limited and not guaranteed. Cash or check only.

Please note: camps will not run if minimum number is not met. A notice will go out the week prior to camp should this happen.

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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 winter break 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 1 week prior to your camp week. Please see your confirmation email for additional details.

Camp Scholarships:

2018 scholarships are currently not available.

Cancellation Policy:

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? Email or call 941.388.4441 ext. 324.


Session 1: ‘Sea’son’s Eatings

Dates: Wednesday, December 26th - Friday, December 28th, 2018
Times: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Who: Students currently enrolled in Kindergarten - 5th grade

Who doesn’t love a good feast during the winter season?! Come spend these 3 days learning about the herbivores, omnivores, and carnivores of the sea. Though exploration and hands-on activities, campers will learn about what different marine animals eat and their role in the ocean food web. This theme is something you can sink your teeth into!

Please note: We will be in the water for part of our morning weather permitting.


Session 2: Do you hear what I hear?

Dates: Wednesday, January 2nd - Friday, January 4th, 2019
Times: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Who: Students currently enrolled in Kindergarten - 5th grade

Come explore all things marine science using all of your senses. Campers will use their own senses to discover how different ocean animals uses senses to hunt, find a mate, and survive! While visiting Mote Aquarium and participating in age appropriate, hands-on activities, campers will become fully immersed in this week’s theme. It only makes ‘sense’ this week is going to be a blast!

Please note: We will be in the water for part of our morning weather permitting.