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Summer Camps – Sports, Academics, and Adventure

Summer Camp Registration

Registration for four types of camps on Jekyll Island, Georgia opened in late February. Participants can choose from Time Travelers Camp, Sea Turtle Camp, Golf Camp, and Tennis Camp. Although each summer camp has its own specific focus, they do have common aspects, such as a visit to Summer Waves Water Park and a daily lunch. The camps run Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 2 PM, leaving campers time to enjoy other aspects of the island during their own time.  Jekyll Sandpiper Vacation renters may want to signup for camp slots taking place during their summer stays.

Each of these camps costs $280 per week, which includes a T-shirt, water bottle, participation medal, water bottle, lunch, and water park visit. Qualified professionals run the camps, with a maximum of six participants per counselor. Offerings focus on ages 6 – 12, though the tennis camp does have a camp for ages 11 – 15. Click here for camp dates, age groups, and registration information.

Summer Camp Choices

Sea Turtle camp gives campers a chance to learn about Georgia’s coastal ecosystem while focusing on the center’s turtles. It combines the academic side with trips to the marsh and beaches, which adds an adventurous side to the experience. During my nephew’s camp week, I was impressed by the variety of activities. The camps’s staff is very friendly and includes a few campers from previous years.

The tennis and golf camps focus on improving skills and game fundamentals. Tennis camp will cover forehands, backhands, volleys and serves. Golfers will learn about putting, chipping, and driving. They have at least a couple of age and skill levels, and experienced golfers and tennis players run them. Campers will focus on specific skills, but also learn game rules and sportsmanship while they build their confidence in themselves and the game.

The Time Traveler Camp is a new addition for 2018, hosted by the Jekyll Island Museum. Its the objective is to learn about the island’s history. This camp also promises adventure through daily field trips and a focus on activities where kids are engaged and don’t always realize they are learning. Campers will learn about history from the Colonial era to the 1950s.

What about Art Camp? Will Tidelands Nature Center have a camp this year? Stay tuned to our website, and we will let you know. The Jekyll Arts Association is still working on their camp dates. Tidelands tends to run day camps, especially during weeks that lack other camp options on the island.

There’s also Camp Cloverleaf at Camp Jekyll. And check here for information on other Jekyll Island events.

Summer Camp on Jekyll Island

 

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