Boca Raton Surf Camp

Join us for the best and most trusted surf camp in South Florida. Island Camps has over 40 years of experience in surf lessons, surf camps, and surf trips. Our Boca Raton Surf school has been around since 2007 at Red Reef park and has become a staple within Boca Raton. We love to share our knowledge of the ocean and teach kids how to surf!! Our goal is to empower the youth to live a healthy and fun lifestyle while respecting our beaches and our ocean. As partners the City of Boca Raton we are blessed to operate our spring, summer and winter camps at Red Reef Park. Surf camp is open to all skill levels. Whether your learning how to pop up or perfecting your bottom turn we have the instructors you need to take your surfing to the next level.

Ages: 5-14

Location: 1400 N Ocean Boulevard, Deerfield Beach, FL 33432

Upcoming Dates: Winter Camp December 30-31 & January 2-3 (No Camp New Years Day)

REGISTRATION COMING SOON

 

How to Register for Boca Surf School

To register online you need a user name and password for the City of Boca Raton Webtrac system.

 

If you do not have a login created please call the City of Boca Raton Recreation Department at  561-393-7807. They will provide you with your login credentials to be able to register online. 

 

Or

 

 Visit one of these city location to register in person. Remember to bring your ID and proof of residency when you register. 

 

- Boca Raton Community Center 

Boca Raton Community Tennis Center

- Boca Raton Community Pool

- Sugar Sand Field House

 

 
     
 
 

*If you have never registered online for a City of Boca Raton event, please visit the Boca Raton Community Center, Tennis Center, Pool, or the Sugar Sand Field House with current proof of residency to obtain a username & password.

Register and pay by cash, check, or credit card at the Boca Raton Community Center.

Address:  150 Crawford Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33432  

Phone:  (561) 393-7807

Community Center Website:  www.ci.boca-raton.fl.us/rec/commcenters.shtm

 

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What's Included?

  • An introduction to the greatest sport on earth
  • CPR and First Aid certified surf instructors
  • Student to staff ratio of 6 to 1
  • Soft, foam surfboards, great for first time surfers
  • Stand Up Paddle boards
  • Skimboards
  • Unlimited refills of ice cold water
  • Pizza Party every Friday for Lunch

Full Week Campers Also Receive:

Each camper will receive a professional photo shot by professional surf photographer Chris Beman of Slave to the Wave

  • O'Neill SPF 50 Lycra (rashguard)
  • Island Camps Sports Pack on Friday which Includes:
    • O’Neill Hat
    • O’Neill Sunglasses 
    • Simbi Hair Tie
    • Pens and Pencils 
    • Coupons to Island Water Sports
    • Stickers
    • Tons of Other Goodies from Our Sponsors

 

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Rainy & Flat Day Alternatives

Lets face it, we live in South Florida. It’s a harsh reality but its gonna be flat most the summer! Floridians also are used to a quick afternoon summer storm before the sun comes out for the rest of the day. In the event of bad weather, camp still goes on. However should there be thunder and lightning we take the kids off the beach immediately and seek shelter under the covered pavilion.  There we are safe to do arts and crafts and play games with the kids till the bad weather passes and it is safe to return to the beach. Plus...worry not my future shredders. We have a ton of fun and radical ways to make sure the fun never stops at surf camp.

Activities Include:

  • Jetski tube rides
  • Adventures to Gumbo Limbo Nature reserve and sea turtle rehabilitation center
  • Beach activities like Tug of War, Relay Races, Arts and Crafts, Fort Dodge, Capture the Flag, and more...
  • Environmental & STEM Education (Check out our curriculum here)
  • Surf camp is located just on the inside of a protected coral reef so when theres no waves, we are able to paddle out and swim with sea life ranging from sea turtles to tropical fish.
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Proud Partner in Marine Education with Gumbo Limbo

Island Camps is proud to partner with Gumbo Limbo in educating the next generation about our oceans. Founded in 1984, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center is a unique cooperative project of the City of Boca Raton, the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District, Florida Atlantic University, and Friends of Gumbo Limbo.

Last year, more than 200,000 visitors took a break from the city bustle to enjoy a walk on their boardwalks, count the thousands of tropical fish in their aquariums, relax in their butterfly garden, or check on the patients in their sea turtle rehabilitation facility.

As a beacon for environmental education, research, and conservation, Gumbo Limbo’s 20 acres on the protected barrier island provide refuge to many varieties of plants and animals - some rare or endangered.  It also represents a commitment to protect our natural resources by our staff,  volunteers, and the organizations that comprise the Center.

The preservation of their natural environment and wildlife resources has been recognized as a national concern for all of their families.
Click this link to learn more about Gumbo Limbo.

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Upcoming Camp Dates:

Winter 2019/2020 Camp
December 30-31 & January 2-3

No Camp New Years Day

 

 

 

Discounts

Early Registration

Sign up early and save $50 per week.

  • Summer early registration ends May 1st.
  • Winter Early Registration ends December 1st.
  • Spring break early registration ends February 1st

Early discounts are only valid on full week of full-day camp and can not be combined. Discounts can not be applied to day rates, half-day weekly rates, after care, or Create-A-Skate.

Multiple Children/Multiple Weeks

Receive a 10% discount for signing up your child for more than one week.  If you've got more than one child, the second and following children each get 10% off each week.

Example:  1 Child, 2 weeks of camp... No discount the first week; 10% discount the 2nd and following weeks.

Example:  2 Children, 1 week of camp... No discount the first child; 10% discount the 2nd child.

Discounts cannot be combined.  If you receive the Early Registration discount, the multi week discount will not apply.

Camp Rates

Weekly Rates

Monday - Friday 9:00 Am - 3:00 PM
Boca Raton Residents $329 
Non-Residents $379
 

Day Rate

9:00 Am - 3:00 PM
Boca Raton Residents $89 
Non-Residents $99

After Care

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$25 daily
$100 weekly
 
 

To register online you need a user name and password for the City of Boca Raton Webtrac system.

 

If you do not have a login created please call the City of Boca Raton Recreation Department at  561-393-7807. They will provide you with your login credentials to be able to register online. 

 

Or

 

 Visit one of these city location to register in person. Remember to bring your ID and proof of residency when you register. 

 

- Boca Raton Community Center 

Boca Raton Community Tennis Center

- Boca Raton Community Pool

- Sugar Sand Field House

 

 

 
  
 
 

*If you have never registered online for a City of Boca Raton event, please visit the Boca Raton Community Center, Tennis Center, Pool, or the Sugar Sand Field House with current proof of residency to obtain a username & password.

Register and pay by cash, check, or credit card at the Boca Raton Community Center.

Address:  150 Crawford Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33432  

Phone:  (561) 393-7807

Community Center Website:  www.ci.boca-raton.fl.us/rec/commcenters.shtm

 
 
 
Lessons are provided by Island Surf & Sport, Inc. in partnership with the City of Deerfield Beach.
 
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"This is the 2nd summer of my daughter doing this surf camp and it won’t be the last! She loves it! Even if the waves aren’t cooperating the instructors keep the campers having plenty of fun with beach games, wave mat, or tubing. The instructors really love the kids and have a ton of fun with them. My daughter is really getting the hang of surfing now. See ya next summer!"
-Michelle (Annapolis, Maryland)
 
"Zane had the best experience as a 1st time surf camper. The one-on-one interaction as each child tried their 1st wave was irreplaceable. But, the best part was watching how the counselors always addressed nonproductive behavior w/a quick & to the point talk ending w/a smile & high five!"
-Cynthia W
 
"Excellent camp for all ages. My 12 year old just finished a week with Island Camps...the counselors were attentive, fun and made sure many different activities were planned as well as surfing. The visit to Gumbo Limbo and tubing in the ocean were top of the list. Highly recommend!"
-Sian M
 
 
 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is the age for campers?

Our camp is great for ages 5-14

Are there lifeguards at camp?

Yes, there is a Island Camps Lifeguard on duty at all times during camp and all Island Camps surf instructors are CPR and AED certified.  In addition there is an on duty city lifeguard located directly behind the camp area.

What time is camp drop off?

You should arrive at camp between 8:45 am - 9:00 am

What time is camp pick up?

Pick up is between 3:00 pm - 3:15 PM  

Aftercare is provided 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

What should we bring to camp?

  • Lunch: Lunch will be provided on Friday ONLY.  We have a pizza party for the last day of camp.  If your child has dietary concerns, please bring this to the camp director’s attention.  Please pack a lunch every other day.
  • SUNSCREEN, SUNSCREEN AND MORE SUNSCREEN
  • Leash for Surfboard (if you’re bringing your own surfboard)
  • SPF50 Lycra (rashguard). Lycra will be provided for weekly campers only.
  • Change of dry clothes
  • Bathing Suit
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat / Visor
  • Sandals
  • Towel
  • All necessary medications, epi pens, or medical concerns should be brought to the camp directors attention when being dropped off for the day. 

Is there a certain sunscreen you recommend?

The best sunscreen you can pack for your child is Zinc-Oxide based.  Do not pack spray sunscreen, because it doesn't stay on the campers.  Sunscreen with zinc and a minimum SPF of 30 is recommended for the campers.
 

Are wetsuits needed?

For summer camp wetsuits are not needed, however for winter break and spring break camp wetsuits are provided at no additional cost for the campers.

What if there are no waves?

Lets face it, we live in South Florida. It’s a harsh reality but its gonna be flat most the summer! Worry not my future shredders. we have a ton of fun and radical ways to make sure the fun never stops at surf camp. Some of our flat day activities include Jetski tube rides; beach activities like Tug of War, Relay Races, Arts and Crafts, Fort Dodge, and Capture the Flag; environmental education; and adventures to the Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier. Plus, Surf camp is located just on the inside of a protected coral reef so when theres no waves, we are able to paddle out and swim with sea life ranging from sea turtles to tropical fish.

What if there is bad weather?

Safety is our top priority, but Floridians often experience an afternoon tropical storm before the sun comes out for the rest of the day. In the event of bad weather, camp still goes on. However should there be thunder and lightning we take the kids off the beach immediately and seek shelter under the covered pavilion.  There we are safe to do arts and crafts and play games with the kids till the bad weather passes and it is safe to return to the beach.

What does Island Camps provide?

  • Boards (surfboards, skimboards, body boards, stand up paddle boards)
  • O’Neill SPF-50 surf shirt (rashguard) – weekly campers only.
  • BPA free Water bottle and unlimited ice cold water
  • SunBum and Raw Elements Sunscreen
  • Pizza on Fridays
  • Every Friday all weekly campers will receive a Island Camps Sports pack including:
    • A professional photo of them surfing
    • O’Neill Hat
    • Future Fins key
    • Sunscreen samples
    • Coupons to Island water sports
    • Tons of stickers and more

 

 


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 Still have questions or want to talk surf

Call us (954) 281-2797

Email us info@IslandCamps.com