Sea Turtle Camp

Registration | Camp Details | Family Camp | Meet the Camp Director

Calling all sea turtle enthusiasts, junior scientists, aspiring marine biologists, and conservationists! The Georgia Sea Turtle Center (GSTC) invites campers to enjoy fun-in-the-sun activities, field-based adventures, and of course, sea turtles! Each day will focus on turtle biology, conservation, and the threats that these animals face. Campers will explore turtle habitats of Jekyll Island: from freshwater ponds and the maritime forest to tidal marshlands and 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 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!

Registration for 2019 Sea Turtle Camp has closed.


Registration has closed for all Sea Turtle Camp sessions. Check out other camp opportunities. For registration assistance, please call 912.635.4076.

Camp Details


Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-2: p.m. No aftercare available.


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

Family Camp only will convene at Mosaic, Jekyll Island’s newly renovated museum.
100 Stable Rd.
Jekyll Island, GA 31527


$280 + tax per participant and includes 20 hours for instruction, a visit to Summer Waves Water Park during camp, daily lunch provided by Larry’s Giant Subs, and one official camp shirt. Additional camp shirts may be purchased separately online and will be available upon camp check-in. More information will be provided in early spring.

Additional child/family member and GSTC Members receive a 10% discount for each subsequent camper registration.

Camp families save 10% at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center Gift Shop and exclusive camp-focused Turtle Walk. Additional ticket purchase necessary.

Camp families will receive four complimentary admission passes for a visit during the camp week or on graduation day. Admission passes given during camp week. 

Registration fees are non-refundable. We will do our best to accommodate your child to another week/session if possible. This option will be based on availability of each individual session. This camp can accommodate a maximum number of 20 campers. Family camp can accommodate a maximum of 30 participants.

Age Requirement

At minimum, campers must be entering 1st grade (minimum 6 years of age) during the 2018-19 school year.

Additional Camps

Jekyll Island Summer Camp opportunities don’t stop at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. Explore the spectrum of summer camp opportunities on Jekyll Island.

Family Camp

Parents, grandparents, and adults can now join junior conservationists for a shared experience learning more about sea turtles and other native wildlife that call Jekyll Island home. Activities and adventures will include family group and age-specific programming suitable for kids and adults. Family camp participants will explore the turtle habitats of Jekyll Island from the maritime forest to the beach, and of course, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. Happening one week only: June 24-28. Register now.

Minimum of two registrants per family (1 child, 1 adult). Children must be at least 6 years of age. Adults must be 18 or older. Space is limited to 30 participants. 

Meet the Camp Director

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.