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 & FULL DAY CAMPS

JR. AQUARIST DAY CAMP (Ages 6-12) *New for 2017!

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 22, July 20 & August 17
 Time – 8:00 am – 4:00 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 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 inclusive)
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

MARSH 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 5, July 26 & August 16
 Time – 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Call for Reservations – 843-916-0888 ext.3226

OCEAN ART! (Ages 6-13) *New for 2017!

Explore your creative side during this 4-week ocean art program! Each week, campers get inspired by an Aquarium animal, learn a different art technique and make a treasure to take home. Cost includes art class and admission. Minimum of 5 campers required to hold this program. Space is limited and sells out quickly, make reservations early!
Single Session – $30 (tax inclusive per person)
4-week Session – $100 (tax inclusive per person)
First Session Dates: June 12, June 19, June 26 & July 3
Second Session Dates: July 10, July 17, July 24 & July 31
 Time – 9:30 am – 11:30 am (Ages 6-9)
 Time – 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm (Ages 10-13)
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 15, 9:30 am – June 16, 8 am
July 20, 9:30 am – July 21, 8 am
August 10, 9:30 am – August 11, 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!

MAGICAL MERMAID EXPERIENCE (Ages 6-12)

Join us for a day in the life of a Ripley’s Mermaid! You will learn about mermaid folklore, participate in fun crafts, create your own 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 games. You will also enter the watery world of Friendship Flats in the Aquarium as you experience a one-on-one encounter swimming with stingrays and sharks. Once you return to dry land, the evening will be filled with music, dancing and fun. As bedtime approaches, we will set up camp in our shark tunnel. You will receive a Ripley’s mermaid T-shirt and have your photo taken with a Ripley Mermaid. Finally, you will receive a certificate recognizing you as a certified Jr. Ripley’s Mermaid! All meals are included.
Cost Per Person – $140 (tax inclusive)
July 6, 9:30 am – July 7, 8 am
July 27, 9:30 am – July 28, 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. Snacks, drinks and supplies are all included. 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 6-13)

Weekly Cost Per Person – $285 (tax inclusive)
June 26, 9:30 am – June 30, 4:00 pm
July 31, 9:30 am – August 4, 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
 Discover SCUBA Lessons
 Banana Boats
Stingray Experience
Explore the Aquarium’s offsite animal holding facility

Shell-e-brations (Ages 6-13)

Weekly Cost Per Person – $275 (tax inclusive)
July 10, 9:30 am – July 14, 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:

Banana Boats
Beach Explorations/Seashell Investigations
 Visit Ripley’s Boulevard Attractions
Stingray Experience & Live Animal Sessions
Visit to Brookgreen Gardens

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 per request with 2 weeks advanced notice. Children enrolled for the full-week summer care will receive free childcare on June 2, August 14 and August 15. $150 (tax inclusive) for Kids Club members; $175 (tax inclusive) for non-members.

Half Summer Care

This option allows for a bit more scheduling flexibility. Reserve your spot for the entire 10 weeks of summer, with the maximum number of days attending each week as 3 instead of the full 5 days. Children enrolled for the part-week summer care will receive free childcare on June 2. $90 (tax inclusive) for Kids Club members; $115 (tax inclusive) for non-members.

*Please note that either of the options above require a 10-week commitment and we require a valid credit card to be on file. If you choose to leave the program before the end of the 10 weeks, you will be charged for 2 weeks as long as a 2 week written notice is given. If a 2 week written notice is not given, you will be charged for all remaining weeks.

Camp is offered: June 5th – August 11th, Monday-Friday. Drop Off is 8am-10am and Pick Up is 4pm-6pm. Please note that we will not accept drop offs (after the window of time listed above) as we plan to leave for field trips, activities, etc. and will not wait at the Aquarium later than 10am. We can accommodate early drop offs and/or late pickups for an additional fee with advance notice.

REQUIREMENTS

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

MORE INFO

June 5th – August 11th
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 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