$42 for One-Day Ecological Camp for Kids Ages 6–14 at Jupiter Outdoor Center (Up to $85 Value). Twelve Dates Available.

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Kids love to have fun in the summer, whether shooting water balloons at friends or sitting inside and thinking about Halloween. Make the most of summer with this Groupon.

$42 for a One-Day Camp for Kids Ages 6–14 (Up to an $85 Value)

With this Groupon, kids have the option of attending their chosen camp from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (a $65 value) or 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (an $85 value). Choose from the following options:

Lower Loxahatchee River Snorkel Safari

  • Wednesday, July 10
  • Wednesday, August 7

Campers explore a section of the river protected by massive mangrove trees that form a sanctuary for schools of fish and stingrays. It is not uncommon to see other aquatic creatures such as sea turtles and manatees. A River Center Educator provides information about the wildlife and leads a scavenger hunt.

Ocean Surfing and Estuary Exploration

  • Friday, June 14
  • Friday, June 21
  • Friday, July 19
  • Friday, August 2

Sun, surf, and sand make a free-form playground for kids kitted out with paddleboards, surfboards, and kayaks. Located on the south side of the Jupiter Inlet, the estuary is inhabited by a variety of sea creatures including manatees, snook, crabs, and mollusks. The beachy day camp combines watery adventures with ecological education.

Indian River Snorkel Safari

  • Wednesday, June 12
  • Wednesday, June 26
  • Wednesday, July 24

This journey sets out on kayak and paddleboard from the Jupiter Outdoor Center’s location across from the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and heads into one of the country’s most diverse estuaries, the Indian River. These dates are carefully chosen to maximize visibility and paddling conditions.

Jungle Adventure

  • Tuesday, July 9
  • Tuesday, July 23
  • Tuesday, August 13

Kids venture upstream on the Loxahatchee River to explore a virtual jungle of towering cypress trees. Otters backstroke, cormorants dive, and butterflies flit from branch to branch as the boats paddle deeper into the wilderness. Lucky campers might even spot a clan of alligators basking in the sun.

Jupiter Outdoor Center

Manatees glide under the silent shade of mangrove trees. Tropical fish flock together in clear island waters. Out in the wilderness, silence abounds, interrupted only by the jovial voices of tour guides as they point out special landmarks, including the historic Jupiter Inlet lighthouse. At Jupiter Outdoor Center, visitors immerse themselves in local ecosystems through watery sports such as kayaking and standup paddleboarding, embarking on guided tours, or heading out to explore on their own.

Group tours take paddlers out to explore local waterways and stargaze or search for marine wildlife. Guides expound on local history as they pass sights such as the Jupiter lighthouse and Dubois Park. On various trips, they can traverse calm waters in protected waterways through Jupiter Inlet Aquatic Preserve and St. Lucie Inlet Preserve, navigating open streams and mangrove-sheltered estuaries. Staffers also supplement their sport-based excursions in classes, during which they lead night or early morning wildlife-photography safaris or teach yoga workouts aboard standup paddleboards.

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    The River Center

    805 U.S. 1

    Jupiter, Florida 33477

    561-316-6203

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In a Nutshell

One-day camps combine aquatic adventures and animal spotting as kids paddleboard, kayak, and even learn to surf

The Fine Print

Expires Aug 13th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Online registration required. 7-day cancellation notice required. Valid only for kids ages 6-14. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather conditions. Services must be used by the same person. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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