River Center Aquatic Adventure Summer Camp

Children have a captivating experience discovering Florida ecosystems, collecting fascinating marine critters, and getting out on the water around the Loxahatchee River watershed!  With 4 counselors and just 16 campers per week, kids will be exploring the waterways of Jupiter, enjoying outdoor fun like snorkeling, fishing, and kayaking. Students will also be participating in outdoor and indoor activities at the River Center in a safe, personal environment.

2024 dates listed below

Camp for the 2024 season will have important modifications and precautionary measures to ensure the health and safety of our campers, volunteers, and staff members.


River Center summer camp registration is open to the public online starting March 1st at 9am.

Per the Loxahatchee River District’s Governing Board of Directors each camper is only allowed to sign up for one week of camp. If there are any spots left available come May 1st, we can allow families to register for more than one week.

Camp registration is on a first come, first served basis. Any cancellations will be filled from the established River Center waitlist.

Please register online through the links provided below.

Calling or coming in to the River Center does not guarantee a spot in camp, but we can assist through the registration process if needed.

If you have any questions or concerns, please to contact the River Center at 561-743-7123 or Education@lrecd.org

Camp Activities May Include:

Kayak & Paddleboard Outings

Animal Collection

River Center Aquarium Care

Swimming & Snorkeling

Fishing

Nature Hikes

Eco Games & Crafts

Boat Trips

Camp Hours

Monday – Friday

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Teen Community Service Camp hours:

8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Cost

$295 per camper

Extended Care

+$35

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sibling Discount

-$15

(1st child at the regular rate, 2nd child at the discounted price)

River Center Refund Procedures 2024

March 1 to April 30, 2024: A full 100% refund can be offered.

May 1 to May 11, 2024: Your registration payment can be refunded minus a $60 cancellation fee.

May 12 to May 26, 2024: Your registration payment can be refunded minus a $110 cancellation fee.

Any date after Sunday, May 26, 2024: All refund requests will not be honored except for medical or family emergencies.

2024 Camps

Nature Navigators

Children entering 1st – 3rd grades in Fall of 2024: This camp is designed for younger children with outdoor activities scheduled at a pace that they can enjoy.

Kayak | Fish | Seine & Dip | Snorkel | Crafts | Games | Animal Encounters | Swim

*** Campers will be transported offsite each day.

Only campers in this age group are allowed to register.  

2024 Dates :

June 3rd – June 7th | June 17th – June 21st | July 29th – August 2nd

River Trekkers

Children entering 4th – 5th grades in Fall of 2024: These campers will enjoy a full day of activity outdoors in the water and on land exploring the Loxahatchee River watershed.

Kayak | Fish | Snorkel | Seine & Dip | Crafts | Animal Encounters | Swim

*** Campers will be transported offsite each day.

Only campers in this age group are allowed to register.  

2024 Dates:

June 24th – June 28th | July 15th – July 19th 

Middle School Snorkel Camp

Children entering 6th – 8th grades in Fall of 2024: These campers will get an in-depth  experience on the local ecosystems of the Loxahatchee River with a focus on snorkeling and water sports. Each day will consist of a snorkeling expedition with up close encounters and hands-on field experiences for older campers to enjoy.

Snorkel | Boat Trip | Paddleboard | Kayak | Fish | Seine & Dip | Animal Encounters

*** Campers will be transported offsite each day.

Only campers in this age group are allowed to register.  

2024 Dates:

June 10th – June 14th | July 8th – July 12th

kids learning on a tour photo

Teen Community Service Week

Students entering 9th – 12th grades in Fall of 2024: Students will gain real environmental science field experience and earn community service hours for projects completed during the week.

Beach & Natural Area Cleanups | Garden & Trail Maintenance | Exotic Plant Removal | Beautification & Special Restoration Projects

Seagrass Surveys | Water Quality Monitoring | Kayak & Paddleboard Outings | Biodiversity Studies | Bird & Fish Counts | Citizen Science Projects

*** Campers will be transported offsite each day.

Only campers in this age group are allowed to register.  

Teen Community Service Camp hours:

8:00 am – 4:00 pm

2024 Date:

July 22nd – July 26th

Summer Camp Counselors Wanted!

HIGHSCHOOL AGE VOLUNTEERS (14 YEARS AND UP)

Want to have fun earning your high school community service hours?  Want to spend time outdoors?  Do you like engaging with children?


Applications open February 1st and close March 30th.

Decisions will be announced April 12th through email. 

Click the “apply to be a summer camp counselor” button below to fill out your application.

Do not hesitate to reach out to our volunteer coordinator, volunteer@lrecd.org, with questions or clarifications. We look forward to hearing from you. Volunteers are a very important part of the River Center’s summer team, and we are excited to add good people to our team!

Other Important Information:

  • If you have not volunteered with the River Center in the past year, you will need to complete an Introduction to Volunteering class prior to being selected as a camp counselor.  Intro to Volunteering signup can be found here: https://signup.com/go/TYSsxuH
  • Must be able to commit to a full week of camp (5 days).  Dates are listed on the application form.
  • Must be able to attend a mandatory training day – Saturday, May 18th, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.