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Sea Turtle Camp, Wilmington

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Sea Turtle Camp is a life enriching marine biology summer camp experience for all ages. Have you ever looked into the enchanting eyes of a living, breathing 200 pound sea turtle? The message delivered by that ancient creature will captivate your soul! We offer a variety of programs designed to share this powerful experience with others, whether it is school groups, teen summer camps, travel programs, or adult retreats.

Our teen marine biology camp adventures allow you to enter the realm of the sea turtle and make a difference in the health of our planet. Summer science programming is an exciting, hands-on, feet wet marine science camp experience that takes place in beautiful southeastern North Carolina, tropical Costa Rica, or picturesque Hawaii. Whether it’s volunteering in the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital, scuba diving over North Carolina’s reefs, patrolling Caribbean beaches in search of nesting leatherback and green sea turtles, or participating in ongoing Hawaiian sea turtle research, each adventure will inspire you. We even have programs for adults. Check our Marine Biology Camp Schedule and reserve your spot today!

Sea turtle work doesn’t cease during the school year, as these animals require year-round rehabilitative care before they can be released back out into the wild. We offer a variety of programming during the non-summer months designed to educate school groups about the perils that sea turtles face, both in the ocean and on land. During these interactive marine biology residential or day programs, students will learn the message from the turtles and carry it back home with them. Our goal is for all participants to gain a life changing appreciation for coastal conservation.



Through this multidimensional marine biology program, participants will gain a life changing appreciation for coastal conservation. Come "Sea Life" differently and have a marine biology adventure that will change your life forever!
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  • My daughter has done the NC summer camp, Florida Keys, and Costa Rica summer camp with Sea Turtle Camp and had an incredible experience each and every time. Your camper won't be disappointed. 
    My daughter has done the NC summer camp, Florida Keys, and Costa Rica summer camp with Sea Turtle Camp and had an incredible experience each and every time. Your camper won't be disappointed.  more »
  • Our daughter loved it! She arrived on her 14th birthday and all of the counselors sang happy birthday to her as she checked in. She got to care for and learn all about several different kinds of sea.....  more
    Our daughter loved it! She arrived on her 14th birthday and all of the counselors sang happy birthday to her as she checked in. She got to care for and learn all about several different kinds of sea.....  more »
  • Amazing experience! My son had a blast and made a ton of new friends. He learned a lot and the staff was great. My son pointed out that the staff participated in every activity and that made it even.....  more
    Amazing experience! My son had a blast and made a ton of new friends. He learned a lot and the staff was great. My son pointed out that the staff participated in every activity and that made it even.....  more »
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  • My son joined the Marine Biology Adventure camp in July. He didn't know anyone going into the camp but made fast friends by the end of the week. He learned so much and was able to interact with turtles and other sea life. There were plenty of activities to give the campers a real-life view into the day and life of a marine biologist. The best part was not having a phone or other distractions, as I felt it allowed the group to connect and be present. Plenty of pictures were posted on social media so you could see how the week was going. My son is looking forward to future Sea Turtle Camp and would highly recommend the program.
  • This was my sons second summer at STC. He did open water scuba and advanced open water scuba. He absolutely loves it!! Not only does he get to learn about marine biology, conservation, and earn scuba certifications, he gets to make new friends! I had a chance to experience the true hospitality of STC this year. My sons flight was canceled due to staffing issues at the airline. STC took care of my son for the evening and brought him back to the airport for his flight the following morning. I can not be more thankful and impressed! It helps to ease my mind knowing how well he is cared for by the camp. My son is already excited about the next 2 summers at STC! Highly recommend!!
  • My daughter had a great experience. The staff was communicative, friendly & kept the kids busy with fun and educational activities. I think the two biggest compliments that came from my daughter were: 1) I did not miss my phone and being offline for a week. :) 2) I had a blast, made new friends and wish that Sea Turtle Camp was two weeks. :)
  • Great 1st time experience for my 16 year old. I was unsure about the no phone policy, but the camp kept them busy and posted plenty of pictures daily. Very organized, very clean, staff had great communication with the parents. She had a great time. She said the food was delicious, she made new friends, received community service hours and has finally decided what she wants to do when she graduates! It's been 2 weeks and she is still talking about it. Would definitely recommend and can't wait til next year!
  • Our daughter attended the open water diving camp and had an awesome time. The price tag might seem steep, however she found it well worth the cost. The instructors were awesome and she had the time of her life. She is very interested in marine sciences and we are absolutely thrilled to have found a camp for her passion.

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