Programs & Camps

Field Trips & Outreach

The River Center offers a variety of programs for school groups, camp field trips and homeschool groups.

Family Programs

Enjoy seasonal family programs that are enjoyable for the whole family!  Family Seine & Snorkel, Fishing Clinics, Storytime and Loxahatchee by Night Campfires are just some of the programs that we offer.

River Center Aquatic Adventure Camp

Children ages 6-18 will explore the Loxahatchee River from the ocean’s beautiful reefs to the freshwater cypress swamps at Riverbend Park in a safe, personal environment. Adventurers will get “hands-on” with the Loxahatchee, hiking & kayaking to diverse local habitats, participating in exciting eco-games, and seining and dip netting in the clear waters of Jupiter!  Four different age levels for camps available.


Kids ages 0-5 love story time at the River Center with short books, songs and a touch tank! Complimentary coffee for adults. Every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Check calendar for extended story time dates. No RSVP required. Program is free. Donations are always appreciated.

Monthly Lecture Series

Presented on the first Friday of every month (except January and July), engaging speakers from different agencies, universities and organizations present up to date information about the Loxahatchee River and south Florida habitats.  A light lunch is provided, please RSVP.  Donations are appreciated.  Check calendar for event dates and topics.

Naturalist Series

During the fall and spring months, the River Center presents a series of hands-on outdoor excursion.  Enjoy either kayak trips or nature walks in natural areas throughout the Loxahatchee River Watershed.

Boating Safely Classes

The River Center continues to collaborate with the AustinBlu Foundation and US Coast Guard Auxiliary “Flotilla 52” to provide a series of Boating Safely Classes targeted specifically to young boaters in our community. This class is recommended for people 12 years and up.  The entire class takes place in the classroom, lecture-style.  Participants are required to pass a test to receive their Boater Safety Card from FWC.

Homeschool Workshops

Join the River Center for our upcoming Homeschool Workshops.  Interested participants are required to individually pre-register for each program.  Space is limited.  These workshops are drop-off only.  Homeschool groups and co-ops, please see our field trip section for more information about how to schedule a program for your group.