The Georgia Sea Turtle Center (GSTC) is excited to announce our 2020 Summer Sea Turtle Camp opportunities.
Calling all junior scientists, marine biologists, conservationists, and sea turtle enthusiasts! The GSTC invites campers to enjoy fun-in-the-sun activities, field-based adventures, and unforgettable sea turtles. Each day will focus on turtle biology, conservation, and the threats these animals face. Campers will explore many habitats of Jekyll Island, including sandy beaches and muddy marshes while learning about the myriad of turtle species and wildlife found in coastal Georgia. Campers will interact daily with GSTC staff, volunteers, and AmeriCorps members during this unique week of learning and adventure. Come experience this unique program and learn how you can protect our natural resources, save a species, and make a difference!
Rising 1st-4th graders
Who: Rising 1st-4th graders
When: All camps meet Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Aftercare is not available.
- June 8-12, 2020
- June 15-19, 2020
- July 6-10, 2020
- July 20-24, 2020
Location & Fees
Where: Georgia Sea Turtle Center Classroom
200 Hopkins Ave.
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
Cost: $325 + tax per child
Additional camp shirts may be purchased separately and will be available upon camp check-in. A 10% discount will be offered for each additional child/sibling.
- One Camp T-Shirt
- One Camp Hat
- Lunch Provided by Larry’s Subs (daily)
- Visit to Summer Waves Water Park
- Graduation gift and certificate
- Four GSTC general admission passes per child
- 10% discount on Evening Turtle Walks
Meet the Camp Director: Nicki Thomas
Nicki Thomas, Education Coordinator at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, oversees the Education Department to share the story of conservation through sea turtles and island ecology. Nicki believes everyone can play a part in the stewardship of wildlife and wild places like those found on Jekyll Island. She holds a BS in Forest Resources and a Master of Natural Resources from the University of Georgia in addition to earning accreditation as a Certified Environmental Educator. Nicki has dedicated her career to promoting environmental awareness through interactive, place-based learning and works closely with her staff to ensure camp is fun, memorable, and positively engages campers and families.