Coastal Camp Citrus registration opens

The Citrus County School District, the Southwest Florida Water Management District, and the Marine Science Station in Crystal River are hosting week-long summer camps for middle school and high school students.

Coastal Camp Citrus provides these students with the educational opportunity to explore springs, coastal rivers, estuaries, and the Gulf of Mexico aboard Marine Science Station boats and on snorkeling trips with certified teachers and experienced boat operators.

Students lodge overnight and eat meals at the Marine Science Station during the entire week of Coastal Camp Citrus. Students are supervised 24 hours per day by certified teachers and staff in a safe and secure learning environment.

The dates for Middle School Coastal Camp Citrus are June 4 through June 8 and June 11 through June 15.

The dates for High School Camp Citrus are June 18 through June 22.

To attend Coastal Camp Citrus, the cost per student is $300 and the deadline for applications is May 4. Financial aid to attend camp may be available for students who qualify.

To apply, go to mss.citrusschools.org or call the Marine Science Station at 352-795-1904 for more information.

Individuals or groups interested in making tax-deductible donations that sponsor student financial aid scholarships to Coastal Camp Citrus 2018 are encouraged to call or email Earnie Olsen, supervisor of the Marine Science Station, at olsene@citrus.k12.fl.us.

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