Ocean Explorers Camp General Info
Check In: 9:00 a.m. On Mondays and Fridays a parent or guardian will be expected to sign their child in at the Ocean Explorers check-in table located inside the front doors of the Museum of Discovery and Science. You may temporarily park your vehicle in the bus loop located next to the Museum on SW 5th Avenue for drop off and pick-up. Please be advised that we have Camp Discovery campers, ages 6-12, dropping off at the same time.
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays a parent or guardian can drive up under the overhang at the front entrance to FAU’s Sea Tech campus located at 101 N. Beach Road, Dania Beach, FL 33004. SeaTech is located at the entrance to the Dania Beach Pier parking lot. It is not located in the State Park. A camp educator will be there checking in students as they are dropped off. Please do not drop students off before 9 a.m. as there will be not be a Museum staff member there to check them in. A parent or guardian must wait to sign them in.
Check Out is at 5:00 p.m. each day. On Mondays and Fridays a parent or guardian can drive in the bus loop located next to the Museum on SW 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale. You will not need to leave your vehicle. A camp educator will call your student down when you arrive.
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays a parent or guardian can drive up under the overhang at the front entrance to FAU’s Sea Tech campus located at 101 N. Beach Road, Dania Beach, FL 33004. A camp educator will call your student down when you arrive. Please note that there is no aftercare for this program and all campers must be picked up by 5 p.m.
Lunches and Snacks: Campers are to bring a bag lunch daily that does not require refrigeration or heating, including days spent at the museum. Campers should also bring at least two snacks. Water is essential during the summer and campers will need to bring a refillable water bottle. Please note that there is no place to buy snacks or lunch on days that the students are at SeaTech.
What to wear and bring: Shorts and t-shirts are fine. Campers should bring a bathing suit or clothes that can get wet and water shoes (please no flip-flops) on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. We will be wading in water and there will be opportunities to get wet during the environmental hikes. Campers need to bring a towel and a dry change of clothes. Closed toed shoes (preferably sneakers) are required. They will be going on lengthy hikes while at FAU and there is no storage so a backpack is recommended. Campers should also bring sunglasses, a hat, sunscreen and insect repellant on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. If you bring an electronic device (cell phone) please have it in a plastic bag to protect it from getting wet. Please pack a rain jacket too.
Contacting your child during Camp If you have an emergency and need to contact your child during camp hours, please call 954.467.6637 ext. 205 for the Camp Director or 954.713.0930 to reach the reservations department. If a parent would like a direct line to contact camp, then the Camp Director will provide it to you at the time of check-in.