Marine Biology Camp Inc. is based in South Florida and is run through various cities and schools. The camp director, Gerard Loisel, has been teaching marine biology to students of all ages for the past 47 years. For 26 years, he taught marine biology and oceanography at Nova Southeastern University where he was the College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teacher of the Year for 2008-2009. Loisel was also the host of the PBS television series "Marine Aquarium World" and in March of 2020 was featured in a Discovery Science Channel series.
The camps run throughout the summer and during spring and winter breaks. Children attending the camp get to study a sea grass community, explore the intertidal zone, study dangerous marine animals, learn how to tag fish for scientific research, and much more. Field trips include visits to Bill Baggs State Park and the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science on Virginia Key. Each camp session is 5 days long and is open to children 8 to 14 years old. The fees are set by each individual city or school and vary based on which city is hosting the camp. One day camps, private camps, school visits, and after school programs are also available. Below are the dates for upcoming camps along with the phone number to call for registration.
The 2023 camp session dates are listed below. Please continue to check our website for updates. For additional information, you can contact us by sending an Email to email@example.com or by calling 305-361-5301 (please leave your name and number twice)
Jan. 23, 2023 (One Day Camp, Teacher Work Day) Key Biscayne 305-361-5301
March 20 - 24, 2023 Camp Key Biscayne 305-365-8900
Apri 7, 2023 (One Day Camp, Teacher Work Day) Key Biscayne 305-361-5301
April 21, 2023 Field Trip Miami 305-361-5301
May 13, 2023 Special Event Key Biscayne 305-361-5301
June 5 -9, 2023 Private Camp Miami 305-361-5301
June 12 - 16, 2023 Camp Session 1 Key Biscayne 305-365-8900*
June 19, 2023 Field Trip Miami 305-361-5301
July 10 - 14, 2023 Camp Session 2 Key Biscayne 305-365-8900*
July 31 - August 4, 2023 Camp Session 3 Marathon, Florida Keys 305-361-5301
August 7 - 11, 2023 Camp Session 4 Key Biscayne 305-365-8900*
August 13, 2023 Field Trip Miami 305-361-5301
August 24, 2023 Key Biscayne Citizen Scientist Project Presentation Key Biscayne
September 8, 2023 Overcoming Fear of the Ocean and Marine Life Private Session
Sept. 28, Oct. 5, Oct. 12, Oct. 19 Adult Ed Marine Biology Class Key Biscayne 305-361-5301
* You DO NOT need to be a Key Biscayne resident to attend this session. Marine Biology Camp is the only camp run out of the Key Biscayne Community Center that allows the children of non-residents to attend.
In addition to the in-person classes and camps we offer, students in Washington D.C., Pennsylvania, and Louisiana have recently been taking online marine biology classes. Call 305-361-5301 for additional information.
This is for a 4-week adult education marine biology class to be held from 6 to 7PM at Diver's Paradise Dive Shop in Key Biscayne on 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, and 10/19.
This is for one-day field trips for 10 kids or less.