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AquaCamps Scholarship

Summer Camp Scholarship

The Florida Aquarium is pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships to our summer AquaCamps for eligible individuals who have completed kindergarten through third grade. Scholarship recipients will receive one week of AquaCamps, daily lunch and snack, a Camp T-shirt, early drop-off and late pick-up. Transportation and costs associated with travel to and from camp are not included in this scholarship.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Camper has completed kindergarten through third grade as of May 2023

Applicants must meet one of more of the following criteria:

  • Camper participates in free/reduced school lunch
  • Camper is in the foster care system
  • Camper, parent(s) or legal guardian(s) receive public assistance (ADC, SSI, child support, etc).
  • Parent(s) or legal guardian(s) are Limited fixed income (social security, disability, etc).

Summer AquaCamps

The Florida Aquarium is proud to offer innovative summer camps in a safe learning environment. During the week, campers will experience a science-themed AquaCamp featuring hands-on learning, weekly field trip, animal encounters, and more! This is a full day camp that operates from 9 AM – 4 PM. Early drop-off and late pick-up is available as part of the program. Earliest drop-off is 7:30 AM and the latest pick-up is 5:30 PM.

For more information on summer AquaCamps and a full description of each session, click the link below to view the 2023 camp catalog.

View AquaCamps catalog


Potential Camp Weeks

WeekCompleted K - Grade 1Completed Grades 2 - 3
June 12 - 16Mammals!Backyard Heroes
June 19 - 23Shark BustersTake Flight
June 26 -30Dino-MightNature Tracker
July 10 -14Habitat HeroesWeird and Unusual
July 17Art and AnimalsThis Camp Rocks

Application Information

The scholarship program allows for one week of camp per child per summer.

Unfortunately, due to high demand and limited space, a completed application does not guarantee a scholarship awarded. The Florida Aquarium staff will award scholarship week based on availability provided during the application process.

Due to the demand of this program, we ask that you do not call to check the status of your application. Applicants will be notified regardless of acceptance status by May 26th, 2023.

Thank you for your interest in summer camp at The Florida Aquarium. Applications for this scholarship are now closed. Please check back for updates next summer camp season!