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 46 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 2022 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 305-361-5301 (please leave your name and number twice),
March 8-April 2, 2022 Miami 305-361-5301
June 20-24, 2022 Key Biscayne 305-365-8900
July 11-15, 2022 Key Biscayne 305-361-5301
July 25-29, 2022 Key Biscayne 305-365-8900
August 1-5, 2022 Key Biscayne (parents' camp for campers 18 and older) 305-361-5301
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.
The fee includes daily field trips and all costs associated with those. This payment option is only for the July 11-15 and August 1-5 sessions. The other two sessions will be run out of the Key Biscayne Community Center, and you'll need to call them at 305-365-8900 to register.