Ripley’s Aquarium offers a wide variety of camp programs, ranging from half-day programs to overnight camps! All camps include educational opportunities and tons of fun for participants! Please contact us for reservations. They fill up quickly and space is limited, early registration is recommended. 2019 Summer Camp registration is now open! 1-800-734-8888 ext. 3233 • 843-916-0888 ext.3233



Everyone wants to be a Marine Biologist… but what do they do all day? This camp is perfect for anyone that wants to know what it’s like to take care of the animals at the Aquarium! During this camp you will be learning food preparation, how to feed stingrays and how to dissect a squid. You will also swim in our exhibit with sharks and rays and receive a Marine Science Camp t-shirt! This is the best camp for someone who wants to live “a day in the life” of a Ripley’s Aquarist.

Daily Cost Per Person – $49.99
Every Thursday beginning June 13th
 Time – 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Call for Reservations – 843-916-0888 ext.3233

MERMAID CAMP (Ages 6-14)

Be yourself unless you can be a mermaid! In this camp you won’t need your shoes for long because mermaids don’t have feet! We will begin camp at Ripley’s Aquarium where you will create your magical mermaid name, a mermaid treasure and even meet a REAL MERMAID! We will then travel to our enchanting pool where you will lose your legs and become a mermaid! We will learn mermaid tricks and play mermaid games all while having a tail. When the enchantment wears off, you will receive a mermaid t-shirt and an official certificate recognizing you as a REAL MERMAID!

Daily Cost Per Person – $49.99
Every Tuesday and Thursday starting June 11th and ending August 20th
 Time – 8:00am – 12:00 pm
Call for Reservations – 843-916-0888 ext.3233


Camp begins at 9:00 am Tuesday and concludes at 5:00 pm the following Wednesday. The campers will “Sleep with the Sharks” while camped out in the underwater tunnel at night. All of the two day camps are packed full of fun activities that revolve around Marine Science and conservation topics. Listed below are some highlights of each of our two-day camps.

Ages 6-14
All two day adventures are $175 which includes all food and supplies.
Campers should bring swimsuit, towel and an overnight bag with basic toiletries.

Soaked (Ages 6-14)

Immerse yourself into the world of water in this H20 packed camp of fun. During this water-logged 2 day adventure, you will hang ten while surfing and boogie boarding. You will also explore the world of scuba diving and swim with stingrays! When you finally dry off, we will take a dive into learning about our ocean’s creatures through crafts and so much more!

Cost Per Person – $175
June 25th, 9:00 am – June 26th, 5:00 pm
July 16th, 9:00 am – July 17th, 5:00 pm
August 6th, 9:00 am – August 7th, 5:00 pm
Meals are included
Call for Reservations – 843-916-0888 ext.3233

Turtle-rific (Ages 6-14)

This camp is chock-full of turtley awesome activities featuring the Queen of our Reef- Gabby the Green Sea Turtle! Campers will learn all about our cute, beak and flippered friends! We will also swim with rays and sharks just like Gabby does. Campers will get a behind the scenes turtle tour where they will see Gabby’s enrichment and training. Using recyclable material, campers will make their very own sea turtle to take home. After a night in the tunnel we will do a turtle patrol on the beach to keep an eye out for nesting females.

Cost Per Person – $175
June 18th, 9:00am – June 19th, 5:00 pm
July 9th, 9:00am – July 10th, 5:00pm
July 30th, 9:00am – July 31st, 5:00pm
August 20th, 9:00am – August 21st, 5:00pm
Meals are included
Call for Reservations – 843-916-0888 ext.3233


Big teeth, torpedo shaped bodies, hunters of the night? We’re all about sharks! During this 2 day adventure you will learn all aspects of a shark, tooth to tail! Hunting for fossils along the beach and diving inside a shark during an interactive shark program and dissection are just some of the activities we will be diving in. You will also get up close and personal to our animals in Ray Bay during a “Swim with the Rays” and much more!

Cost Per Person – $175
June 11th, 9:00 am – June 12th, 5:00 pm
July 2nd, 9:00 am – July 3rd, 5:00 pm
July 23rd, 9:00 am – July 24th, 5:00 pm
August 13th, 9:00 am – August 14th, 5:00 pm
Meals are included
Call for Reservations – 843-916-0888 ext.3233


Enjoy a night at the Aquarium in this program designed for Kids Only! There will be plenty of music, dancing karaoke, scavenger hunts, pizza and more to keep us going all night. When exhaustion finally sets in, we will set up camp in the tunnel and “Sleep with the Sharks.”

Kids Night Out (Ages 6-14)

Cost Per Person – $49.99
 Begins June 12th
 Every Wednesday, 8:00 pm -8:00 am the Next Day
Call for Reservations – 843-916-0888 ext.3233


Join us as we travel to see our sister Aquarium in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. We will spend one night at the Aquarium and two nights tent camping. Hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains, white water rafting, and rocking climbing are just a few of the activities planned. Call for more details.

Teen Travel

Cost Per Person – $349.99
 July 15th – July 18th, 2019
Call for Reservations – 843-916-0888 ext.3233


Buy Now

Please contact us for reservations. They fill up quickly and space is limited. Early registration is recommended.

1-800-734-8888 ext. 3233 • 843-916-0888 ext.3233