With its beautiful location at Newfound Harbor on Big Pine Key, SEACAMP offers teenage boys and girls an opportunity to explore some of the most exciting waters in the Florida Keys, both in the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.
They will move among coral reefs, sandy and grassy areas, mud flats and natural tide pools, all of them rich in sea plants and animals basic to the study of marine science.
Camp facilities include a dining and recreation hall, science laboratory, deep water harbor, arts and crafts building, basketball and volleyball courts, health center, camp store, swim lagoon, sailing shelter, staff lounge, and administrative offices. Seacamp also has a private owned island that campers can kayak or wade to during science lessons.
Campers and staff are housed in four dormitories. These dorms are cooled by both fans and the cool evening breeze. Each room in the girls dorms has a private bathroom including shower. The boys dorms have an adjacent shower house.
Our ocean front dining hall is set up to provide campers and staff with a variety of food choices.
Seacamp's laboratory facilities include classrooms, aquariums, holding tanks, a library and a museum. A running seawater circulation system provides holding tanks and aquariums with fresh water. These tanks are shared by campers and science staff for research and observation. Some of the science equipment includes: charts, illustrations, microscopes, preserving jars and solutions, water analysis kits, seines, scoop nets, buckets, tubs, scientific glassware, and oceanographic equipment.
Seacamp's man-made pool, known as the holding pond, serves as a temporary habitat for larger live specimens.