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! Each year, NEW activities and field trip experiences are offered! 


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

Click here for the IGFA Camp Map

Dates:
June 11, 2018 - July 27, 2018 - Regular Weeks

Regular camp weeks for girls and boys ages 7-12
 

July 30, 2018 - August 10, 2018 - Advanced Weeks
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!

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. 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.


Still have questions? Check out our FAQ click here! Contact [email protected] 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. Camp sessions will begin in June of 2018 and end in August of 2018. There will be no camp on Wednesday, 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.

 

Summer Camp 2018

(Dates and Themes for each week!)


Week 1: June 11-15 - From Fresh to Salt

Week 2: June 18-22 - Which Fish is Which? - SOLD OUT

Week 3: June 25-29 - Fishing on the Fly - SOLD OUT

Week 4: July 2-6 - The Science to Fishing 

Week 5: July 9-13 - Bigger, Better, Basser

Week 6: July 16-20 - Beyond the Beach

Week 7: July 23-27 - Fishing the Food Web

Week 8: July 30 - August 3 - Advanced Marine Biology

Week 9: August 6-10 - Advanced Angling - SOLD OUT

For the 2018 Field Trip Schedule click here

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



2017 Summer Camp Recap:

(Click on the following links for more information and let's get excited for 2018!)

Freshwater Species Catch Data
Check out what freshwater fish we caught in 2017

Saltwater Species Catch Data
Check out what saltwater fish we caught in 2017

Diehard Angler and Marine Biologist Awards
Check out who won the top award for each week of 2017!

 


 


 

Price for Weeks 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 7 (ages 7-12): $350

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

Price for Advanced Weeks 8 and 9 (ages 9-14): $500 

Early Registration Discount: $25 off; deadline June 3rd
Multiple Child Discount: $25 off per family (1 per summer)
Multiple Week Discounts: $25 each additional week when booking multiple weeks at once.

 

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

To apply for the Michael J. Levitt Summer Camp Scholarship click here. 
Extended Deadline: June 1, 2018

 

 

Cancellations made within 10 business days prior to the camp-week session will be charged a $60 USD processing fee. Cancellations made 2-9 business 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.


 

 

 

 

IGFA is going paperless!
 



Click above to register electronically for IGFA Summer Camp adventures! 


To guide you through the new registration process, please click here.
For more information, contact Joanna Olczyk at [email protected] or 954-924-4308.

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

Still have questions? Check out our FAQ.

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



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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