Whether you’re here for a day, a week, or more, and you’re looking for something fun and educational to keep the kiddos entertained, there are plenty of summer camps to choose from. From marine life, to building sandcastles, to learning how to surf or SUP, there’s something for everyone.
Offers surfing lessons, ocean safety lessons, stand-up paddle boarding lessons, local science lessons and field trips, environmental education, and beach ecology lessons. Each of their camps touch on the importance of ocean safety and our duties as ambassadors of the planet. Choose from three unique camps or book their 6-Day camp to experience it all.
Camps offered June through August: 3-Day Surf Camp, 2-Day SUPkids Camp, 1-Day Science Camp & 6-Day Surf.SUP.Science Camp.
Beach Circle #4 | (956) 455-5238 | More info: website
Sea Turtle, Inc.
Whether exploring the life cycle of the sea turtle, discovering the sea turtle species in the Gulf, or delving into the world of sea turtle rescue and rehabilitation, your camper will emerge a steward for our ocean and its inhabitants.
Camps offered in June & July: Kids Camp (Ages 7-11) & Teen Camp (Ages 12-16).
6617 Padre Blvd. | (956) 761-4511 | More info: website
Pearl South Padre
Children ages 5–11 are welcome to join the Pearl South Padre Kids Camp, which offers a wide range of exciting summer activities that kids love. From arts and crafts, snack time, and sandcastle lessons, to wacky games, kids can learn and play while parents relax.
Camps offered June 3 through Labor Day, Tuesday – Saturday.
310 Padre Blvd. (956) 761-6551 | More info: website
South Padre Surf Co.
Surf Camps are ideal for friends and families that want to have fun together — its not just for kids! Their 1-day surf camps are designed for beginners of all ages and include use of their safe, soft surfboards, 3 hours of surfing, and water safety instruction. They also offer surfing pictures by request.
Camps offered Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays all summer long from 9am until 12pm, and Saturdays from 8am -11am.
1 Bait Shop Rd. | (956) 772-7272 | More info: website
UTRGV Coastal Studies Laboratory
Board and experience the Ridley Floating Classroom and trawl up critters to check out, observe microscopic plankton, dissect a shark, race hermit crabs, observe coastal birds and sea turtles, and preform water quality monitoring.
Camps offered in June & July for ages 7–13. One Coastal Teen Camp will be held on July 29th & 30th.
100 Marine Lab Dr. | (956) 761-2644 | More info: website
South Padre Island Birding, Nature Center & Alligator Sanctuary
Campers will learn all about our special coastal environments and nature on a 4-day camp full of hands-on activities, nature enjoyment, and environmental education!
Camp offered July 17-20 from 9am-1pm for ages 7-12.
6801 Padre Blvd. | (956) 761-6801 | More info:website