Deerfield Beach Surf Camp

Join us for the most trusted surf camp in South Florida. Island Camps has over 44 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 and to teach them to love our beaches and our ocean. As partners with 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 you're 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: The Kirk Cottrell Pavilion 

344 North Ocean Drive. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441 

Monday - Friday 
Drop off  8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Camp 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM 
Pick up 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Aftercare 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM





Monday, May 30th to Friday, June 3rd


Monday, June 6th to Friday, June 10th


Monday, June 13th to Friday, June 17th


Monday, June 20th to Friday, June 24th


Monday, June 27th to Friday, July 1st


Tuesday, July 5th to Friday, July 8th
(NO CAMP MONDAY, July 4th - $309 Full Day Week - $229 Half Day Week)


Monday, July 11th to Friday, July 15th


Monday, July 18th to Friday, July 22nd


Monday, July 25th to Friday, July 29th


Monday, August 1st to Friday, August 5th


Monday, August 8th to Friday, August 12th


Monday, August 15th to Friday, August 19th


Monday, August 22nd to Friday, August 26th 



Normally $379/week
Register by May 1st $329/Week

(Fourth of July Week $309; Before April 15 $299)

$279/Week (9am-Noon)
Register by April 15th $229/Week

$99/Day (Half or Full Day)


After May 1st, 10% Off Siblings or Multiple Weeks

***Discounts Can Not Be Combined or Stacked








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 with 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





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.

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






Early Registration

Sign up early and save $50 per week.

Summer early registration ends April 15th (half day week) and May 1st (full day week). 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.



Lessons are provided by Island Surf & Sport, Inc. in partnership with the City of Deerfield Beach.
"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 the Kirk Cottrell Pavillion in Deerfield Beach (344 North Ocean Drive. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441) 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: Campers must bring their own lunch, snacks and beverages.
  • 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 recommendations)
  • 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 can 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 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 there are 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. We will go to the pavilion for shelter in storms and help us to social distance our campers during snacks, lunch, and activities. We will do activities 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

  • 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.

My kid is sick, sunburnt, injured, etc. can I make up a day that I missed?

If notification is received prior to the start of the camp day, missed day can be made up for the days the camper could not attend. Call us (954) 281-2797 or email us

Can I upgrade from a half-day to a full-day or a one-day camp to a full week?

Yes, call us (954) 281-2797 or email us




 Still have questions or want to talk surf

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