Fishing Summer Camp

Make sure your children have an opportunity to connect with the outdoors and get excited about the environment with week-long IGFA summer camp adventures! Each week offers educationally-focused, hands-on activities, and field trips that will give your campers a great "fish story" to share all year long! With NEW activities and field trip locations, Summer Camp 2017 will be the best year yet! 

THANK YOU ALL FOR A WONDERFUL SUMMER! STAY TUNED FOR 2018!


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About Camp
Camp Schedule
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Location Address:
IGFA Headquarters
300 Gulf Stream Way
Dania Beach, FL 33004

Dates:
TBD for 2018
Regular camp weeks for girls and boys ages 7-12
Advanced camp weeks for girls and boys ages 9-14

Campers will not only learn about basic fishing techniques, conservation, marine biology, and aquatic organisms, but they will also participate in fun environmental fishing games, arts and crafts activities, and travel to different field trip sites!

Summer Camp 2017 featured many changes that expanded the range of activities and field trip sites and focused on a variety of aspects regarding fish, fishing techniques, and marine science to engage campers and further their interest in fishing and our aquatic world. 2017 also introduced NEW Advanced camps for those who wanted to learn more, explore further, and improve their skills, and they were AWESOME! Stay tuned for more new and exciting activities and adventures IGFA Educators are preparing for 2018!

These camps are remarkably hands-on and teach young anglers and aspiring marine biologists to be stewards of the environment. Every participant will also receive an IGFA Camp T-shirt, a goodie bag, and a free rod and reel and tackle box combo compliments of Fish Florida. Camper/Counselor ratio is never more than 1:10. All of our counselors are CPR and First Aid Certified, and most have either obtained or are working towards a degree in marine biology or a related field.


                                             
 

Still have questions? Check out our FAQ click here! Contact reservations@igfa.org or the Education Department at 954-924-4308 for more information! 

Is your child a fishing enthusiast or a budding marine biologist? Choose between several different themed weeks in our 10-week camp schedule. Camp sessions begin June 12, 2017 and end August 18, 2017. There will be no camp on Tuesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. Fees are adjusted accordingly.

Daily schedule:
Monday -Thursday *9 am - 4 pm
Fridays 7:30 am - 4 pm 
Before care available 8 am - 9 am free of charge;
After care available 4 pm - 6 pm for $20 USD per hour per child

*Unless otherwise noted on field trip schedule

Each week includes a variety of field trips to give campers a full experience in freshwater and saltwater habitats.

2017 Weekly Schedules and Data:
(Click on the following links for more information about what we did, what fish were caught each day, and which angler earned the recognition of IGFA's Diehard Angler or Marine Biologist of the Week!)

Week 1: Which Fish is Which? (Ages 7-12)
Check out Week 1's Species Catch Data and Diehard Angler

Week 2: Fishing the Food Web (Ages 7-12)
Check out Week 2's Species Catch Data and Diehard Angler

Week 3: That Behavior is Fishy (Ages 7-12) SOLD OUT
Check out Week 3's Species Catch Data and Diehard Angler

Week 4: Intro to Marine Biology (Ages 7-12)
Check out Week 4's Species Catch Data and Marine Biologist

Week 5: Bigger, Better, Basser! (Ages 7-12) 
Check out Week 5's Species Catch Data and Diehard Angler

Week 6: From Fresh to Salt (Ages 7-12)
Check out Week 6's Species Catch Data and Diehard Angler

Week 7: Fishin' the Glades (Ages 7-12) SOLD OUT
Check out Week 7's Species Catch Data and Diehard Anglers 

Week 8: Beyond the Beach (Ages 7-12) - SOLD OUT
Check out Week 8's Species Catch Data and Diehard Angler

Week 9: Advanced Marine Biology (Ages 9 -14) SOLD OUT
Check out Week 9's Species Catch Data and Advanced Marine Biologist 

Week 10: Advanced Angling (Ages 9 -14) - SOLD OUT
Click here to read about the Angling Greats who joined these Advanced Anglers
Check out Week 10's Species Catch Data and Advanced Diehard Anglers


For the 2017 Field Trip Schedule click here

For a printable list of what campers need to bring each week click here

IGFA reserves the right to change activities and field trip destinations if necessary.


2017 Prices for Weeks 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, and 8 (ages 7-12):

$350 for the first week attending then $325 for any additional weeks!

2017 Pro-rated Price for Week 4 (ages 7-12): $300

2017 Price for Advanced Weeks 9 and 10 (ages 9-14): $500 

Multiple child and early registration discounts are available.

Meals and snacks are not included in camp fees; campers must bring lunch, EXTRA snacks, and a re-usable water bottle every day. Counselors do provide water throughout the day.

Before care is available free of charge from 8 am - 9 am Monday-Thursday, and after care is available for $20 USD per hour per child from 4 pm - 6 pm every day.

Cancellations made within 10 business working days prior to the camp-week session will be charged a $60 USD processing fee. Cancellations made 2-9 business working days prior to the camp-week session will be charged a $75 USD processing fee. No refunds will be processed with less than 24 hour cancellation notice. If the program is cancelled by IGFA, a full refund will be given. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE.


A limited number of one-week, full-tuition scholarships are available to families thanks to the Michael J. Levitt Summer Camp Scholarships!

Scholarship applications will be available again for 2018!   

 

 


2018 Summer Camp Registration Packet - In the works! 

 

Spaces fill quickly! Pre-registration is required for camp. Your camper's space IS NOT reserved until payment is received. 

Still have questions? Check out our FAQ, or contact reservations@igfa.org or 954-924-4308 for more information!

Education staff are only available Monday - Friday from 8am - 5pm. Staff are not available during the weekend. 



More of what parents are saying about our camps:

"I have been unexpectedly thrilled with your camp programs. We have sent our son to both the weekly summer camps and the occasional day-off-of-school camp. We have never been disappointed. He loves it there and he comes back having mastered something new each time. The most important part, and I cannot stress this enough, is that he feels charged up in your environment, but not hyper. The school environment can slowly sap him of all his will, but at your camp he shines! Like Einstein is credited as saying, “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” Thank you for helping my little fish see what a beautiful swimmer he is." - Janet, Ft. Lauderdale
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"First and foremost, I would like to thank all of the staff for being so amazing with my son! He's never looked forward to going to any other camp the way he did with IGFA. He talked about how great and nice the counselors were. I also noticed a change in his confidence level, which I can credit to IGFA. Second, with the knowledge that he has gained, it has opened so many new perspectives in our home. He learned to love the outdoors and he's taught his whole family to do so as well. We love being outdoors more than ever!" - Shelly, Davie
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"Our son had the BEST time at camp!  We are so thankful that our friends told us about it.  Thank you for an educational and FUN experience!" - Elizabeth, Pompano Beach
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"Thanks again for a wonderful experience in Florida.  My son absolutely loved the marine biology week at the IGFA camp.  It was fantastic to hear all the stories about their activities." - Brian, Lambertville, NJ
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