Due to COVID-19, many of our programs have been placed on hold or gone virtual. You can find more information at thelivingcoast.org/coronavirus.

The Living Coast Discovery Center - Wildlife encounter with a snake

Wildlife Day Camps 

Perfect for nature and animal-lovers, we offer wildlife camps for ages 4-18. Full of animal encounters, games, and outdoor activities, kids will discover science and conservation while increasing their passion and knowledge of local wildlife. Whether it’s Tortuguitas (our bilingual camp!) Zoolympics, or Paddleboarding, campers will have a great time and make some feathered, scaly friends along the way.

General Information


PreK – Kinder

9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Single Days: $29 (Members $26)
Two Days: $58 (Members $52)
Three Days: $87 (Members $78)

1st – 3rd

9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Single Days: $29 (Members $26)
Full Week: $145 (Members $130)

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Single Days: $52 (Members $46)
Full Week: $260 (Members $234)

4th – 6th

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Single Days: $54 (Members $49)
Full Week: $270 (Members $243)

6th – 12th

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(Available for Spring & Summer Sessions Only)
Jr. Counselor: $260 (Members $234)
Keeper 101: $160 (Members $144)


1. Do you offer extended care / times?

At this time we offer camps in half-day (9 – 12:30) and full-day options (9-4:30) depending on the age of your student. We are continuing to look into adding additional resources to extend our camp features, but currently do not have that option available at this time.

2. Do you offer single day options during the Spring or Summer?

Because of the school break system, we only offer week long options during Spring or Summer. You are more than welcome to have your child attend any number of days M-F during these sessions, but you will need to reserve a full week session to reserve your student’s spot.

3. Why don’t you offer 4th – 6th grade in the Winter session?

Our 4th – 6th grade adventure camps are extremely popular during the Spring and Summer, which attend offsite water activities such as kayaking, paddle boarding, and sailing. We do not see the same demand for these camps during the winter holidays due to family schedules and commitments at this time of the year.

4. What will my child get to see and do at your camp?

The Living Coast Discovery Center strives to bring the excitement of nature exploration, scientific inquiry, and wildlife connection to your students. Campers will get to meet at least one animal up-close, explore the trails, visit various exhibits, feed some of our ambassadors, perform fun hands-on science, create recycled arts and crafts, and much more.

5. What about the shuttle? Can I ride in too?

Due to our sensitive wildlife on the refuge, we do not allow parents to drive into the Refuge. Instead, campers have an adventure right from the parking lot riding our passenger shuttle along the private access road. We will meet parents and campers right out in our guest parking lot to sign your child in to camp. If you would like to visit the Living Coast during camp, we open at 10:00 a.m. and you are welcome to enjoy the trails from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. while you wait. 

Camp Shirts & Other Add-Ons

Camp T-Shirts are only $12

(Available for Spring & Summer Sessions Only)
Don’t forget to add your camp t-shirt for only $12 so your camper can have something to remember his or her camp experience by! Note: It is best to select the t-shirt during the first camp of the season. We will also sell these at check-in for cash if you want to decide later.

The Living Coasat - Giftshop and tshirt

Gift Shop Credit

Want your camper to have an extra momento from the Living Coast gift shop? Add gift shop credit to your registration so your little camper can get his or her souvenir on the last day of camp. We suggest reserving this for the last camp of the season. You can always send cash for gift shop day too! Note: We do not allow your camper to purchase snacks or drinks during our trip to the gift shop.


Military Discounts Available

Please call 619-409-5908 for the discount code. Military discount is 10% off all products in cart and families may be subject to verification at check-in. Discounts cannot be combined.

Membership Prices

All current members of the Living Coast automatically receive 10% reduced price at checkout. Put your active member ID number in during registration to have this discount automatically applied. Lost your member card? Please call membership at 619-409-5940 to get your ID number.

Cancellation Policy & Camp Info

No refunds are given on programs canceled by registrant less than 7 days prior to the program date.  For cancellations made by registrant more than 7 days prior to first date of program an 80% refund will be given.  LCDC reserves the right to cancel any program.  In the event that LCDC cancels a program, all program fees will be refunded.

More camp information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/lcdccamppage/