St. Johns County students are in for a treat this spring break at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum’s new science and history themed camp March 17th – 19th.

ST. AUGUSTINE, FLA. – Change your children’s perspective on history with three days of hands-on history at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum. After years of successful summer camp programming, the museum has extended its educational offerings with a new spring break camp for students grades K-5, scheduled for March 17th to 19th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. each day.

“Sharing the history of not just the light station, but St. Augustine and the rest of the Nation’s Oldest PortSM, is at the heart of what we do,” said Executive Director Kathy A. Fleming. “We are thrilled to offer this new opportunity for local students to make spring break a little more exciting by spending some time with us and learning more about the city we live in.”

DSCN5273Each day of the camp will feature a different theme highlighting part of St. Augustine’s 450 years of history. From the city’s ties to the French Huguenots to British sailors to the birth of a new industry under Henry Flagler, students will get a feel for the different cultures of St. Augustine. Activities will include boating basics, science experiments, art projects and of course a climb to the top of the 140 year-old St. Augustine Lighthouse.

In addition to open registration for campers, the museum will also be offering 10 scholarships to local at-risk students. The students selected show academic promise, but are financially unable to attend camp. Scholarships for the museum’s spring break program are provided by the Jacksonville Jaguar Foundation and Sertoma Club’s Steve Senecal Scholarship Fund.

Additional camp support is provided by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

Registration for camp opens February 23rd. Camp fees are $55 for one day, $80 for two days or $90 for all three days. All fees include lunch, a backpack and water bottle. Museum members are also eligible for a 10% discount.  Space is limited, call (904) 829-0745 or visit to sign-up.



A pivotal navigation tool and unique landmark of St. Augustine for over 140 years, the St. Augustine Light Station is host to centuries of history in the Nation’s Oldest PortSM. Through interactive exhibits, guided tours and maritime research, the 501(c)3 non-profit St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum is on a mission to preserve, present and keep alive the story of the Nation’s Oldest Port SM as symbolized by our working lighthouse. We are the parent organization to the Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program (LAMP) and an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.