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Marine Camps - New for December 2020

  • Stephen Broadbelt
  • November 20th 2020
Marine Camps - New for December 2020

The next Ocean Frontiers Marine Camp runs from the 21st-24th December and then the 28th-31st December.

NEW- We are offering a flexi-schedule over the 8 Camp days during the two-week holiday break, as we realize you might have other plans during the festive season so the Campers can pick-n-mix from 3, 5 or 8 days with the option to add extra days. Your selected dates do not have to be continuous and can span both weeks, but can not be changed after the camp starts.

Our focus is to keep the campers out on the boats and on and in the water to engage with the environment and see what they have learned from the class sessions in action.  Each morning starts with a short academic session and immediately followed by in-water activities from our dive and snorkel boats. This is repeated in the afternoon, with different topics and in-water activities to a different coral reef site or area.

 

The Ocean Frontiers' Marine Camp is suitable for students aged 10-17 years of age. 

The Campers will experience a selection of the following activities:-

 

  • Boat Skills - learn the ropes of crewing a boat with fun teamwork challenges.
  • Sea Safety - practice safety drills, man-overboard, flare tests and a life-raft race.
  • Marine Parks - know the rules and know why.
  • Hazardous Marine Life - learn how to stay safe in Cayman's waters. What's safe and what's not.
  • Sponges & Invertebrates - the fascinating lives of Cayman's sponges and starfish.
  • Maritime History  - wrecks and artificial reefs of the Cayman Islands.
  • Coral Restoration in action - learn about our coral nurseries with hands-on experiences.
  • Sharks - New expanded session on why we must protect them and observe them in the wild.
  • Turtles - New expanded session all about those turtle dudes.
  • Rays - New expanded session going into depth on our celebrity marine life.
  • Invasive Lionfish - Cull the invasive species and watch a full dissection, followed by a cooking demo and tasting.
  • Freediving Clinic (New) - learn the basics techniques of breath-hold or skin diving.
  • Mangroves (New) - explore these vital nurseries of the sea.
  • Under the microscope (New) - zoom in for a closer look at the building blocks of the coral reef ecosystems.
  • A Day in the Life of a Marine Biologist (New) - learn what working in the field is like and future career choices.


Week-1 will cover similar topics from our previous camps, but with some new and updated sessions. 
Week-2 will focus on the new and expanded topics, with some of the sessions from Week-1 repeated. 

 

All sessions are run by qualified marine biologists and experienced and certified boat captains.  The campers have direct supervision from the moment we pick them up, throughout the day, in the water, out of the water, lunch time and until we drop them off and release them to a parent or authorized care-giver.  All staff are trained in Rescue, First Aid and CPR.  All vessels are inspected and certified by the Cayman Islands Port Authority.

The Marine Camp runs from 9:00am to 4.00pm daily.

Marine Camp prices:

  • CI$799 for an 8 days of camp, or $699 with Buddy / Sibling / Repeat discount
  • CI$599 for a 5 days of camp, or $499 with Buddy/ Sibling / Repeat discount
  • CI$399 for a 3 days of  camp, or $299 with Buddy / Sibling / Repeat discount
  • CI$125 to add a day to a 3 or 5 day package


A free shuttle pick-up and drop-off is offered from Hurley's - by the recycling center at 8.15am and return at 4.45pm or Countryside Shopping Village - By the Subway store at 8.30am and return at 4.30pm

Please note lunch is not included in the camp so you can either send your child with a packed lunch and snacks or money for lunch at Eagle Rays restaurant or Subway Sandwiches.

For reservations, call: 345-947-0000 or email:  reservations@oceanfrontiers.com

Marine Camps - New for December 2020

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