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.
Deerfield Beach Pier at the Kirk Cottrell Pavilion
344 North Ocean Drive
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
DROP OFF: 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
PICK UP: 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
AFTERCARE: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$99/Day (Half or Full Day)
UPCOMING SINGLE DAY CAMPS
Monday, 1/16/23 MLK Day
Monday, 2/20/23 Presidents' Day
Monday, 5/29/23 Memorial Day
SPRING BREAK SURF CAMPS
SAVE $50 WHEN YOU REGISTER BEFORE MARCH 1ST
March 20th - 24th
April 3rd - 7th
- 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
- 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 DEERFIELD CAMP MAY INCLUDE:
Trips to Island Water Sports to learn about surfboards and how to put one together.
Environmental & STEM Education in partnership with Surf Skate Science
Trips to 7-Eleven for Slurpees
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.
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!
PROUD PARTNER IN STEAM EDUCATION WITH SURF SKATE SCIENCE
Surf Skate Science’s mission is to foster creativity, ingenuity and creativity in the next generation through active hands-on learning through Action Sports.
Island Camps has partnered with Surf Skate Science for some fun engaging ways to teach our campers about the science behind surfing and everything under the waves we love to surf.
During the school year, Surf Skate Science serves over 200 local families through a homeschool co-op program that meets in Miami-Dade and Broward counties.
"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!"
"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!"
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 the Kirk Cottrell Pavillion in Deerfield Beach (344 North Ocean Drive. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441) between 8:45 am - 9:00 am.
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.
- 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
- 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?
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 email@example.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.