Family Camp

Two people in a kayak during Family Camp.

This overnight, the weekend program allows families to explore Dauphin Island and investigate its habitats, guided by our full-time marine educators.

Activities include a trip aboard the Sea Lab’s research vessel to trawl and learn about Mobile Bay’s inhabitants, a nighttime crab hunting ‘crawl’, a barrier island beach exploration, a kayak expedition through the salt marsh, a tour of Dauphin Island’s history and historic locations, and a behind the scenes tour of the Alabama Aquarium.

Activities are primarily outdoors, and enrollment is limited to allow for distancing and a personalized experience.

Participants enjoy meals at May’s Café and on-site dorm accommodations (double-occupancy).

The minimum age for participation is 8. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Cost includes accommodations, meals, and all activities and supplies. The required vessel, media, and meal forms are sent upon registration.