Sea Turtle Camp

The Georgia Sea Turtle Center (GSTC) is excited to announce our 2018 Summer Sea Turtle Camp opportunities.

Calling all junior scientists, marine biologists, conservationists, and sea turtle enthusiasts! The GSTC invites campers to enjoy fun-in-the-sun activities, field-based adventures, and unforgettable sea turtles. Each day will focus on turtle biology, conservation, and the threats these animals face. Campers will explore the many habitats of Jekyll Island: freshwater ponds, maritime forest, tidal marshlands and to the beach, accompanied by the myriad of turtle species and wildlife found in coastal Georgia. Campers will interact daily with GSTC staff, volunteers, and AmeriCorps members during this unique week of learning and adventure. Come experience this unique program and learn how you can protect our natural resources, save a species, and make a difference!

Sea Turtle Camp includes 20 hours of instruction, a visit to Summer Waves Water Park during camp, daily lunch provided by Larry’s Giant Subs, one reusable water bottle, one official camp shirt, and a commemorative pin.


Registration for ALL weeks of Sea Turtle Camp is now closed.


Rising 1st-4th graders

All dates for Sea Turtle Camp for rising 1st-4th graders are sold out.

Who: Rising 1st-4th graders
When: All camps meet Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Aftercare is not available.

  • June 4-8
  • June 11-15
  • July 9-13
  • July 23-27

Rising 5th-7th graders

Who: Rising 5th-7th graders
When: All camps meet Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Aftercare is not available.

  • June 18-22
  • June 25-29
  • July 16-20

Location & Fees

Where: Georgia Sea Turtle Center Classroom
214 Stable Rd.
Jekyll Island, GA 31527

Cost: $280 + tax per child
Additional camp shirts may be purchased separately, and will be available upon camp check-in. A 10% discount will be offered for each additional child/sibling.

Meet the Camp Director: Nicki Thomas

Nicki Thomas, Education Coordinator at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, oversees the Education Department to share the story of conservation through sea turtles and island ecology. Nicki believes everyone can play a part in the stewardship of wildlife and wild places like those found on Jekyll Island. She holds a BS in Forest Resources and a Master of Natural Resources from the University of Georgia in addition to earning accreditation as a Certified Environmental Educator. Nicki has dedicated her career to promoting environmental awareness through interactive, place-based learning and works closely with her staff to ensure camp is fun, memorable, and positively engages campers and families.