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Dolphin Day Camp

A Child holds a dolphins fins

Course Information

Dolphin Day Camp is a five-day program that introduces children to the amazing world of dolphins. Students meet DRC's resident dolphin population, learning to respect each dolphin as an individual through observation of their unique behavioral and physical characteristics.

The course includes a unique blend of classroom discussions, observation time, and hands-on activities and proves that learning can be fun! Class sizes will be capped at fifteen students to ensure individualized instruction.


Dolphin Day Camp students get a close-up look at dolphins.

DolphinCamp (age 7-10)

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 Day Camp 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 Day Camp, applicants should have a strong desire to experience and learn about dolphins and the marine world.


7/8-7/12/2019 (This camp is currently full/standby appplications only)

7/15-7/19/2019 (This camp is currently full/standby appplications only)

7/22-7/26/2019  (This camp is currently full/standby appplications only)


Enroll in Dolphin Day Camp!

*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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