If children are part of your group when you spend a week at the beach in the summertime, consider registering them for Ocean Camp in Orange Beach.

Ocean Camp’s mission is to give priority to marine/environmental education in Gulf Coast communities as an opportunity to build marine science career interests, respect for the natural world, and increase learning venues for visitors.

Children ages 5-12 will experience a hands-on marine educational experience during the four-day Ocean Camp experience. Each four-day week in June and July has a camp theme such as marine animals, scientists, dolphins, sharks, ocean exploration, sea turtles and more.

Children ages 13-15 are able to assist instructors as they, too, learn about the ocean, gain camp counselor experience, leadership skills, responsibility, and confidence.

Learn more about or register for Ocean Camp.

You and your little marine explorers will enjoy staying in a Gulf-front house in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Fort Morgan or Perdido Key, many of which have their own private pools.