Ripley’s Aquarium offers a wide variety of camp programs, ranging from half-day programs to overnight and even week-long 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. 2018 Summer Camp registration is now open!  1-800-734-8888 ext. 3226 • 843-916-0888 ext.3226

HALF & FULL DAY CAMPS

JR. AQUARIST DAY CAMP (Ages 8-12)

Young marine scientists will spend a full day learning what it takes to become a Ripley’s Jr. Aquarist! This camp is designed to inspire and educate kids on aquarium science and conservation while living ‘a day in the life’ of a Ripley’s Aquarist. Activities during this program include feeding our stingrays, dissecting a squid, participating in a Stingray Experience, going behind the scenes during a shark feed and more!
Daily Cost Per Person – $85 (tax inclusive)
June 12 & 19, July 3 & July 31, August 9 & 14
 Time – 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Call for Reservations – 843-916-0888 ext.3226

MERMAID HALF DAY CAMP (Ages 6-12)

Put your best fin forward in this mermaid adventure! Begin at Ripley’s Aquarium, where you will create your own mermaid name and enjoy fun activities, including a fun mermaid craft. We will travel to our special mermaid pool where you will swim in a real mermaid tail, learn mermaid tricks and play mermaid games! When you return to dry land, you will get an official certificate recognizing you as a REAL MERMAID! Space is limited and sells out quickly, make reservations early!
Daily Cost Per Person – $60 (tax inclusive)
June 12, 19 (Sold Out) & 21, July 3, 5, 17 & 24, August 2, 7, 14 & 16
 Time – 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Call for Reservations – 843-916-0888 ext.3226

MARSH EXPLORERS HALF DAY CAMP (Ages 6-12)

Are you ready to get slimy and dirty while having fun? Join us as we go deep in a local salt marsh, exploring it from top to bottom. Using nets, crabbing lines, buckets and even your hands, we will try to capture some of the cool critters that call the marsh their home. Be prepared to get wet and dirty! Closed-Toe shoes are required. Please bring a towel. Space is limited and sells out quickly, make reservations early!
Daily Cost Per Person – $60 (tax inclusive)
June 14, July 19 & 26, August 15
 Time – 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Call for Reservations – 843-916-0888 ext.3226

ONE DAY OVERNIGHT ADVENTURES

Splash into one of our overnight adventure camps! This fun-filled day and night include a sleepover at the Aquarium along with exciting activities during the day. A detailed list of all needed or suggested items will be sent out upon booking. Camp drop-off is at 9:30am on the first day and camp pick-up is at 8:00am on the second day. Late pick-ups are available at an additional cost.

SHARK-TASTIC ADVENTURE (Ages 8-12)

Join the Ripley’s team on a SHARK ADVENTURE. Your day will be filled with excitement as we go on an ocean sightseeing tour, search for shark teeth along the beach and dive inside a shark during an educational and interactive shark program and dissection. You will have the unique opportunity to swim with sharks and stingrays in Ray Bay at the Aquarium. As evening approaches, you will make a shark tooth necklace, swap stories about the day’s adventure and finally, sleep in the shark tunnel! All meals are included.
Cost Per Person – $175 (tax inclusive)
June 14, 9:30 am – June 15, 8 am
July 19, 9:30 am – July 20, 8 am
July 26, 9:30 am – July 27, 8 am
Meals are included
Call for Reservations – 843-916-0888 ext.3226
Reservations must be made at least 2 days prior to the date!

FULL WEEK ADVENTURE CAMPS

Are you ready for an ocean adventure that is sure to keep your campers having fun all day? Each day of the week we will offer young ocean explorers a different themed adventure that will take them on a journey of learning and hands on experiences from field trips to interacting with our own animals here at the Aquarium. Campers are asked to bring a bagged lunch each day. Camps run Monday-Friday from 9:30am-4:00pm. Late pick-ups are available at an additional cost. Space is limited and sells out quickly, make your reservations early!

Under the Sea! (Ages 7-13)

Weekly Cost Per Person – $295 (tax inclusive)
June 25, 9:30 am – June 29, 4:00 pm SOLD OUT!
July 9, 9:30 am – July 13, 4:00 pm
July 30, 9:30 am – August 3, 4:00 pm
 Monday-Friday 9:30am-4pm Each Day
Call for Reservations – 843-916-0888 ext.3226
Reservations must be made at least 2 days prior to the date!

Includes:

 Ocean Sightseeing Tour
 Brookgreen Gardens and Marsh Exploration
 Banana Boats
Stingray Experience and Explore the Aquarium’s offsite animal holding facility
Visit Ripley’s Boulevard Attractions and shark tooth hunt/shell ID at the beach

SUMMER KIDS’ CLUB

Looking for a unique, fin-tastic summer childcare program? Send your child to our full-day program where we will have fun with crafts, activities and ocean learning activities while exploring all the fun the Grand Strand has to offer. Each week will include a themed learning adventure to engage your child’s mind as well as fun field trips to keep our campers’ bodies healthy and active. Space is limited and sells out quickly, make your reservations early!

Our full-day childcare program is for local residents or those who will send their child each week throughout the summer and requires the following commitments:

Full Summer Care

Reserve your spot for the entire 10 weeks of summer. Requires commitment to pay the weekly rate throughout the summer. One week of vacation is available upon request with a 2 week advanced written notice.

Half Summer Care

This option allows scheduling flexibility if you are not able to participate in full summer care. Join us for either the first five-weeks of summer or the last five weeks!

REQUIREMENTS

Must have completed one year of Kindergarten
Must be no older than entering 5th grade in the 2018-2019 school year

MORE INFO

$160 (tax inclusive) for Kids Club members; $185 (tax inclusive) for non-members.
June 11th – August 17th
Drop Off Time – 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Pick Up Time – 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Call for Reservations – 843-916-0888 ext.3226

*Please note that we will not accept late drop offs (after the window of time listed above) as we plan to leave for field trips, activities, etc. and we will not wait at the Aquarium later than 10am. We can accommodate early drop offs and/or late pick-ups for an additional fee with advanced notice.

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

1-800-734-8888 ext. 3226 • 843-916-0888 ext.3226