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Dolphin DayCamp

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Course Information

Dolphin DayCamp is a fun-filled, active five-day program that introduces children to the amazing world of dolphins. Campers meet DRC's resident dolphin population, getting to know and respect each dolphin as an individual.  DRC puts them up close to observe the dolphins in action so they can learn more about each dolphin's unique behaviors and physical characteristics.

With hands-on activities, group discussions, games, crafts and more, their days will prove that learning is fun!


Dolphin DayCamp (ages 7-9)

Discussions and Activities Include:

  • Dolphin Biology

  • Research

  • Conservation

  • Husbandry

  • Coral Reefs

  • Sea Lions

  • Baleen Whales

  • Manatees, and more!

 Activities with the Dolphins Include:

  • One Dolphin Splash session, going into waist deep water to play with the dolphins.

  • One Meet a Dolphin session, for a personal introduction to a dolphin with a "flippershake" and backrubs.

  • Try being a trainer, learning to "talk" to the dolphins using hand signals to ask for behaviors in signal session from the dock.


The cost of Dolphin DayCamp is $225.00**(US) or $200.00** (US) for Florida Keys residents. Tuition includes all classroom discussions, activities, and photographs taken of your dolphin interactions throughout the week. 


Although there are no prerequisites for attending Dolphin DayCamp, applicants should have a strong desire to experience and learn about dolphins and the marine world.


Dates for the 2020 Dolphin DayCamp program will be posted in the Spring of 2020.  Enrollment will open at that time.


Enroll in Dolphin DayCamp!

*Cancellation Policy- Cancellations must be made in writing.  Participant substitutions are welcomed.  The following refund terms shall apply:

  • Cancellation more than 14 days from the start of the program- Refund of program cost minus $35 processing fee.
  • Cancellation less than 14 days from program start date - No refund
**Price subject to change.

A group of kids playing with an inflatable dolphin

Our Mission - Through education, research and rescue, Dolphin Research Center promotes peaceful coexistence, cooperation and communication between marine mammals, humans and the environment we share with the well being of DRC's animals taking precedence.
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