Boca Raton Surf School

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.

Red Reef Park
1400 N Ocean Boulevard
Boca Raton, FL 33432

AGES: 5-15

DROP OFF:  8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

PICK UP: 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

AFTERCARE: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

CURRENT PRICES

Resident Rates

$379/Week (9am - 3pm)
$329/Week (9am - 3pm) Early Registration

$99/ Daily Rate  (9am - 3pm)

Non-Resident Rates

$474/Week (9am - 3pm)
$424/Week (9am - 3pm) Early Registration

$124/ Daily Rate  (9am - 3pm)

   

Call 561-393-7807 for questions regarding registration

How to Register for Boca Surf School

To register online you will 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. Please have a valid id available and proof of residency if you are a Boca Raton Resident.

 

Then, follow these steps:

1. Sign in to your WebTrac account.

2. Search for "Surf School" under activity

3. Click on the shopping cart next to the week you would like to register, and follow the check out procedures.

SPRING BREAK SURF CAMP

March 20th - 24th

*Save $50 on a full week of camp when you register before March 1st

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

- Reusable BPA-Free Water bottle donated by our greening partner Dr Pam Orthodontics

FULL WEEK CAMPERS ALSO RECEIVE:

- O'Neill SPF 50 Lycra (Rashguard)

- Island Camps Sports Pack on Friday with goodies from our sponsors

- Professional photo

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 BOCA RATON CAMP MAY  INCLUDE:

Tubing

Adventures to Gumbo Limbo Nature Reserve
and Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Center

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.

Environmental & STEM Education in partnership with Surf Skate Science

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 DistrictFlorida 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.

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, or after care..

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.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Island Camps offers partial and full tuition assistance to prospective campers with financial, spiritual and emotional needs.  This assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

We thankful to offer a limited number of scholarships to families with a financial need each summer through our partners at the Deerfield Kiwanis Club and through donations to the Kirk Cottrell Foundation. Scholarship Opportunities

We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to attend camp. 

Help Send an At-Risk Youth to Camp

Island Camps partners with amazing organizations such as the Kiwanis Club of Deerfield Beach to provide scholarships to children in need. Each year we hold events to raise the funds needed to provide these scholarships. If you would like to help a child but cannot attend one of our fundraisers, you can donate directly online today through the Kirk Cottrell Fund.  Please use the link below to donate directly and receive your tax-deductible receipt.

Share the gift of surf & donate to The Kirk Cottrell Foundation Fund!

"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

Everything you need to know about camp!

FAQ

Camp FAQs

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 AND PICK UP?

You should arrive at Sugar Sands Park between 8:45 am - 9:00 am.

Pull into Red Reef Park and et the security guard know you are there to drop off a camper.

Camp registration is located at the South end of he park. Look for signs and our Surf Camp Trailer.

Check in will begin each morning at 8:30am

Pick up for half day camps is between 12 pm and 12:15 pm.

Pick up for full day camps is 3 pm - 3:15 pm

Aftercare is provided 3 pm - 5 pm

Parents arriving after 12:15 pm for half day or 3:15 pm will be charged for an extended day.

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 (Girls or Boys)

- 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 a mineral-based, reef safe product. Sunscreen with zinc and a minimum SPF of 30 is recommended for the campers. Our favorites areRaw Elements, Safe Sea, Salt and Stone, Shade, Sun Bum, Surface, Vertra, or grab some Zinka for fun reef-safe colors.

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 IS ISLAND CAMP'S CANCELLATION AND RESCHEDULING POLICY?

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 all cancellation requests to info@islandcamps.com

- Cancellations received  2 weeks in advance will receive a 90% refund. Camp can be rescheduled for a 10% fee.

- Cancellations received  1 week in advance will receive a 50% refund or credit for a future week/day of camp. Camp can be rescheduled for a 10% fee.

- Cancellations received 72 hours -24 hours before camp with a doctors note will receive credit for a future week/day of camp. If you have a doctor's note, there will be a 10% rescheduling fee.

- Cancellations after 72 hours before the start of camp will not be credited except with a doctor's note. If you have a doctor's note, there will be a 10% rescheduling fee.

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 info@IslandCamps.com

CAN I UPGRADE TO A FULL WEEK?

Yes, please call the City of Boca Raton Recreation Department at  561-393-7807

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS OR WANT TO TALK SURF