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Applicants must be enrolled in school for the 2017-18 school year. Eligible middle school campers will currently be in either the 6th or 7th grade. Interested students must complete the application packet and mail it to the Marine Science Station at the address printed on the top of the application. Application review will begin May 4th and notification of acceptance letters will be mailed out no later than May 11th.

We will be hosting two Middle School summer camp experiences:

Monday, June 4, 2018 - Friday, June 8, 2018

Monday, June 11, 2018 - Friday, June 15, 2018

Camp will be limited to 30 students per week (A waiting list will be established in case someone is unable to attend). Eligible students will currently be in either the 6th or 7th grade.

The Marine Science Station facilities are located on a fifteen-acre marsh hammock that fronts the Salt River to the north with the remaining sides facing the tidal marsh. Site amenities include two dormitories, dining hall, student classroom/wet laboratory with aquaria, assembly room with computer lab and an office. A fifty-foot observation tower, waterfront gazebos, and recreational areas are all available for student use.

The experience that students have during a visit to the Marine Science Station is enhanced by the fact that they are under the supervision of certified teachers 24 hours each day. The station setting is an isolated community having continuous and consistent leadership.

During camp, the students will participate in various activities while exploring the unique coastal habitats of West Central Florida. Daily excursions will take students on exciting explorations of the fresh water spring systems of the area, the estuary system as well as into the Gulf of Mexico, where they spend time snorkeling and swimming in order to experience these unique areas first hand. The station has boats capable of carrying up to 15 passengers and 1 boat operator for field studies and excursions. All boats meet U.S. Coast Guard safety requirements for recreational vessels and are operated by the MSS Staff. All costs of operating the boats during Coastal Camp Citrus are funded through a grant from the Southwest Florida Water Management District and donations from the Kings Bay Rotary Club.

Coastal Camp Citrus Includes:

*Daily boat trips/field experiences to various sites along the Nature Coast including Crystal River, Kings Bay, Salt River, Rainbow River, Estuaries, and Gulf of Mexico *All Necessary Field Gear including Mask & Snorkels, Nets, etc. *Four nights lodging (separate male/female dormitories, linens not provided) *Campers will need to bring a sleeping bag or bedding (bunks with mattresses are provided) and a pillow. *Campers will reside in an air-conditioned dorm. *The camper will provide all personal toiletry items.

Registration Fee:

*$300.00 per participant (this covers the costs associated with lodging, meals, and educational activities for the week. The costs of operating the boats during Coastal Camp Citrus are funded through a grant from the Southwest Florida Water Management District and donations from the Kings Bay Rotary Club) *Partial and/or full financial aid scholarships may be available to those who qualify *Students need only bring a SMALL amount of personal spending money to purchase additional T-shirts and snacks that are available in the school store.

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