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. Registration begins Monday, March 27th. 1-800-734-8888 ext. 3226 • 843-916-0888 ext.3226

HALF-DAY CAMPS

MARSH EXPLORERS 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 – $55 +tax
June 14, July 5, July 26 & August 16
 Time – 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Call for Reservations – 843-916-0888 ext.3226
Includes a Camp T-Shirt

MERMAID CAMP (Ages 6-14)

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 Ripley’s Mermaid T-shirt and certificate recognizing you as a REAL MERMAID! Space is limited and sells out quickly, make reservations early!
Daily Cost Per Person – $55 +tax
June 13, June 20, July 18, July 25, August 8 & August 15
 Time – 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Call for Reservations – 843-916-0888 ext.3226
Includes a Ripley’s Mermaid T-Shirt

JR. AQUARIST CAMP (Ages 9-14)

Campers will spend one full day learning what it takes to become a Ripley’s Jr. Aquarist! This camp is designed to inspire and educate kids on marine science and conservation. Activities during this program include going behind the scenes during a shark feed, getting into the water with our stingrays, dissecting a squid and more! Space is limited and sells out quickly, make reservations early!
Daily Cost  Per Person – $79.99 +tax
June 21, July 19 & August 9
 Time – 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Call for Reservations – 843-916-0888 ext.3226

TWO DAY OVERNIGHT ADVENTURES

Splash into one of our two day adventure camps! These two fun-filled days include a sleepover at the aquarium (sleeping bags, pillows, and overnight toiletries required). A detailed list of all needed or suggested items will be sent out one week prior to the camp. Campers must be dropped off by 9:30am. Pick up will begin at 4:30pm on the second day and all campers must be picked up by no later than 5:00pm. Activities are subject to change based on a variety of factors.

SHARK ADVENTURE (Ages 9-12)

Join the Ripley’s team on a two day SHARK ADVENTURE. During your two days filled with excitement; you will go sightseeing for sharks, search for shark teeth along the beach and explore the inside of a shark during an educational and interactive shark program and dissection. You will have the unique opportunity to swim with the 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 prepare for sleeping in our shark tunnel! Space is limited and sells out quickly, make your reservations early!
Cost Per Person – $175 +tax
June 15, 9 am – June 16, 9 am
July 20, 9 am – July 21, 9 am
August 10, 9 am – August 11, 9 am
Meals are included
Call for Reservations – 843-916-0888 ext.3226
Reservations must be made at least 2 days prior to the date!

MAGICAL MERMAID EXPERIENCE (Ages 6-12)

Join us for two days in the life of a mermaid with this magical mermaid experience! You will learn about mermaids, create a mermaid name, and have a mermaid makeover! You will travel to a local pool where you will have the opportunity to swim in a real mermaid tail, learn mermaid tricks and play mermaid games! The evening will be filled with music, dancing and fun. As bedtime approaches, we will set up camp in our shark tunnel as sharks swim overhead. After breakfast, you will enter the watery world of Friendship Flats in the aquarium as you experience a one on one encounter swimming with Stingrays and Bonnethead Sharks. When you return to dry land, you will receive a Ripley’s Mermaid T-shirt and have a photo with a Ripley’s Mermaid. Finally you will receive a certificate recognizing you as a certified REAL MERMAID! Space is limited and sells out quickly, make your reservations early!
Cost Per Person – $140 +tax
July 6, 9 am – July 7, 9 am
July 27, 9 am – July 28, 9 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

Go on an ocean learning adventure that is sure to keep all campers busy having a ton of fun. Each week we will take them on a journey of learning and hands-on experiences, from field trips to interacting with our own animals right here at Ripley’s Aquarium! Snacks, drinks and supplies are all included. Campers are asked to bring a bagged lunch each day. Camp runs Monday through Friday from 9:30am to 4:00pm with affordable before and after care available! Activities are subject to change. Space is limited and sells out quickly, make your reservations early!

Shell-e-brations (Ages 8-12)

Weekly Cost Per Person – $275 +tax
July 10, 9:30 am – July 14, 4:00 pm
Days – Mondays through Fridays
Call for Reservations – 843-916-0888 ext.3226
Reservations must be made at least 2 days prior to the date!

Includes:

 Sea Turtle Enrichment Session
 Visit to Brookgreen Gardens
Beach Explorations
Attend Sea Turtle Training Session
Seashell Investigations
Kayaking
Stingray Experience

Under the Sea! (Ages 8-12)

Weekly Cost Per Person – $275 +tax
June 26, 9:30 am – June 30, 4:00 pm
July 31, 9:30 am – August 4, 4:00 pm
Days – Mondays through Fridays
Call for Reservations – 843-916-0888 ext.3226
Reservations must be made at least 2 days prior to the date!

Includes:

 Dolphin Cruise
 Discover SCUBA Lessons
Kayaking
Stingray Experience
Explore the aquarium’s offsite animal holding facility

SUMMER KIDS’ CLUB

Looking for a unique, fin-tastic childcare program? Send your child to our full-day childcare program where we will enjoy fun with crafts, games and ocean learning activities in the mornings and explore all the fun the Grand Strand has to offer in the afternoon! 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! Our full-day childcare program is for local residents or those who will send their child each week throughout the summer. Space is limited and sells out quickly, make your reservations early!

Full Summer Care

Reserve your space for the entire 10 weeks of summer! Requires commitment to pay the weekly fee throughout the entire summer. One week of vacation is available per request. Children enrolled for the full summer will receive free childcare on Friday, June 2nd, Monday, August 14th and Tuesday, August 15th.

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! Children enrolled in the first five-weeks will receive childcare on Friday, June 2nd free of charge. Children enrolled in the final five-weeks will receive free childcare on Monday, August 14th and Tuesday, August 15th.

REQUIREMENTS

Must have completed one year of Kindergarten
Must be no older than entering 5th grade in the 2017-2018 school year

MORE INFO

Weekly Cost Per Person – $150 +tax
June 6th – August 12th
 Days – Mondays through Fridays
Drop Off Time – 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Pick Up Time – 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Call for Reservations – 843-916-0888 ext.3226

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