Posted by Rick Civelli | 04.24.2013 | Sea Turtle Camp News


Sea Turtle Camp is headed back to Costa Rica with our teen marine science program. Our experienced team of marine biology instructors will introduce the female campers to the natural habitat of six of the world’s seven species of sea turtles. Participants will also take part in rafting, hiking, and a rainforest canopy zip line tour.

DSCF0835Wilmington, N.C., April 2013 – Our industry-leading Sea Turtle Camp will again be directing a summer camp program in Costa Rica with a two week session from July 22 through August 4, 2013 for girls ages 13-17.  The waters surrounding Costa Rica are home to six of the world’s seven species of sea turtles, providing an ideal environment for this unique marine biology camp program with its special focus on sea turtles.

Watch our Sea Turtle Camp Costa Rica Video on Vimeo.

Our Costa Rica girls-only session of Sea Turtle Camp provides a balance of activities geared to the unique landscape and opportunities that abound in this area.  The adventure begins with a two-day white water rafting expedition on the world famous Pacuare River before heading to the Caribbean coast for sea turtle education, patrolling, nest monitoring, protection, and data collection along one of the largest green sea turtle nesting beaches in the Western Hemisphere.


In addition to spending time in the river and at the beaches, we will also be stationed in the highlands of Costa Rica at a field station for tropical rainforest research with guided nature hikes and a visit to nearby waterfalls.  The trip concludes with a canopy zip line tour and a walk through the forest crown on sky bridges.
leatharback-hatchling-gaosDuring this exclusive session, we will have the opportunity to work with live sea turtles as well as participate in daily activities designed to teach through hands-on experience.  The primary focus of our camp is to introduce students to the hands-on, real world of marine scientists and biologists.  Cultivating our students’ interest, love, and appreciation for the environment and the world around us, our educators help to inspire a lifelong dedication to ocean and marine wildlife conservancy.


The real world immersion into the life and work of research scientists is a unique and enriching opportunity for any student interested in the marine sciences.  The chance to travel to a unique and exotic location and experience different cultures, marine habitats, and ecosystems makes our adventure even more valuable.

Sea Turtle Camp runs marine biology camps worldwide including Florida, Hawaii, North Carolina and Costa Rica. To learn more about our Costa Rica program, or download our full 2013 teen marine biology catalog by clicking here