Deerfield Beach 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. 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 Deerfield we are blessed to operate our spring, summer and winter camps just north of the beautiful Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier. 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: 6-14

Location: Deerfield Beach Pier Drop off at Island Water Sports, 1985 NE 2nd Street, Deefield Beach, FL 33441

 

WINTER SURF CAMP
Upcoming Dates:

Week 1 - December 21 - 24
Week 2 - December 28 - 30

 

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PLEASE READ REGARDING CoVID-19:

The spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) may be on many of our minds and as the summer approaches. This summer may not look like all of the summers that have come before or any of the summers that will come again, but we do know that camp plays a vital role in the lives of so many of our campers, their families and our alumni’s. So, We are moving forward with plans on how best to  serve our camp families this summer and are hopeful that camp will continue uninterrupted. . . . The safety and health of our community is of utmost concern and we ask for your patience as we work through this trying time.

Currently we are working to increase our precautions. Here are some of those added precautions:

  1. Our program staff will practice social distance.
  2. We will require that campers do not share drinks or food.
  3. We will minimize the number of campers each week.
  4. We will have designated hand sanitizing stations and increase monitoring of sanitary practices.
  5. We stay updated and adhere to CDC’s recommendations continually up until and throughout summer.

Should camp be canceled, we will refund 100% of camp fees to camp families.

For complete CoVID-19 Procedures during camp, click here.

 

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What's Included?

Full Week Campers Receive:

  • An introduction to the greatest sport on earth
  • O'Neill SPF 50 Lycra (Rashguard)
  • CPR and First Aid certified surf instructors
  • 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
  • Student to staff ratio of 6 to 1
  • Professional photo shot by Slave to the Wave
  • Soft, foam surfboards, great for first time surfers
 
  • Stand Up Paddle boards
 
  • Skimboards
 
 

 

 

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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. With the pavilion under construction, we have rented a camp space right next to Island Water Sports that will give us shelter in storms and help us to social distance our campers duing snacks, lunch, and activities. At this new location, we are safe to do activities with the kids until 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.

Other Activities at Our Deerfield Camp May  Include:

Trips to Island Water Sports to learn about surfboards and how to put one together. Pier Walks Environmental & STEM Education (Check out our curriculum here) Trips to 7-Eleven for slushies Watch surfing movies at our new clubhouse

 

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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 March 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 (4-Days)

Monday - Thursday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
$299 per Week
 

Weekly Half-Day Rates (4-Days)

Monday - Thursday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM OR 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
$159 per Week
 

Day Rate

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

$99 per Day

 

Half-Day Rate

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
OR
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$99 per Day

 

After Care

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$25 daily
$100 weekly
 
 
 
   
 
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 6-14. Special accommodations can be made for younger campers, pending a swim test to verify that the are strong swimmers.

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 Island Water Sports between 8:45 am - 9:00 am

What time is camp pick up?

Pick up is between 3:00 pm - 3:15 PM  at Island Water Sports

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

What should we bring to camp?

  • Lunch: Campers must bring their own lunch, snacks and beverages.
  • 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.
  • Swim googles and/or snorkel and mask.
  • Change of dry clothes
  • Bathing Suit
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat / Visor
  • Sandals
  • Towel
  • SPF, water safe, facial Covering (in light of CDC recommendatons)
  • 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 a mineral-based, reef safe product. Sunscreen with zinc and a minimum SPF of 30 is recommended for the campers. Our favorites are Raw Elements, Sun Bum, Surface, Salt & Stone, Tropic Sports, and SurfDurt.

Are wetsuits needed?

For summer camp wetsuits are not needed, however for winter break and spring break camp campers may opt to bring their own. The temperature of the water in South Florida never dips below 71 degrees Fahrenheit (22 Celsius), but the air temperature ca be cooler. If you think your camper will be more comfortable in a wetsuit, we recommend a wetsuit top or a spring suit. Click here for options.

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 Jenvironmental 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. With the pavilion under construction, we have rented a camp space right next to Island Water Sports that will give us shelter in storms and help us to social distance our campers during snacks, lunch, and activities. At this new location, we are safe to do activities with the kids until 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.

What does Island Camps provide?

  • Boards (surfboards, skimboards, body boards, stand up paddle boards)
  • O’Neill SPF-50 surf shirt (rashguard) – weekly campers only.
  • Every Friday all weekly campers will receive a Island Camps Sports pack with a Professional Photo and special swag from our sponsors

What is Island Camp's Cancellation Policy?

We understand that 2020 has been a challenging year for us all as we face a global pandemic. With the continual shift of CoVID, we realize there can be some hesitation as we all navigate health recommendations and make the best choices for our families. If you have a need to cancel we hope to be as flexible as possible but have set up these guidelines for refunds. Please email al cancellation requests to info@islandcamps.com

  • Cancellations received 48 hours in advance will receive a 100% refund
  • Cancellations received 24 hours in advance will receive a 75% refund
  • Cancellations received 24 hours prior up until 8am the morning of camp will receive a 50% refund
  • Cancellations after the start of camp will not be refunded except with a doctor's note or family emergency

 

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 Still have questions or want to talk surf

Call us (954) 281-2797

Email us info@IslandCamps.com