Marine Science Station hosting Camp Citrus

Sophomore Ashlyn Murry

Sophomore Ashlyn Murry is interested in joining the camp during summer. (Photo: Coleman)

The Marine Science Station is hosting Camp Citrus, a place for high school students to experience Citrus County’s marine life during the summer.

Taking place at the Marine Science Station in Crystal River, FL, the camp facilities are located on 15 acres of marsh fronting the Salt River. The camp is open to all high school students with an interest in marine life.

Some students have been to the Marine Science Station before and enjoyed their time there.

“I went there when I was in elementary school and had a ton of fun,” sophomore Kaitlin Daly said.

The registration is $349 per participant, with some partial scholarships available. Registration includes daily boat trips to various sites along the Nature Coast, all necessary field gear, four nights’ stay at the camp with separate girls’ and boys’ dormitories.

“I would consider going to the camp because it sounds intriguing,” sophomore Alexis Goddard said. “It also sounds fun.”

Students would have the experience of visiting the Marine Science Station, enhanced by the 24-hour supervision by certified teachers. Students also will experience fun times and make new friends at the same time.

Students enrolled in camp will live at the station for a week. During that week, the students will participate in various activities while exploring the unique habitat of West Florida. The boats will take students on exciting explorations to the Gulf of Mexico and the estuary systems, where they will spend time snorkeling and swimming in unique places.

For information, contact the Marine Science Station at (352) 795-4393.