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Nation’s Oldest Port® Camps

Summer Camp 2024

The Nation’s Oldest Port Summer Camp at St. Augustine Lighthouse offers an exciting and enriching experience for children in grades 1-4th, igniting their curiosity and fostering a love for exploration and learning. Spanning five weeks, each week is dedicated to a unique theme, led by experienced teachers who engage campers in STEAM activities, crafts, and educational adventures. Weekly field trips align with themes and enhance their learning experience, allowing campers to explore our rich history and natural wonders of St. Augustine. 

1st – 4th Grade

Registration opens March 29th, 2024 

Fees & Options & Times

Summer Camp: 9 a.m. – 4 .p.m. Daily

Drop Off Begins at 8:45 a.m.

* Camp can be purchased with or without daily lunches. Pizza lunch will be provided for all campers on Fridays.
Camp with Lunch per week- $295
Camp without Lunch per week – $250

The Museum’s Summer Camp is led by a certified teachers and camp counselors.

Campers learn and explore through hands-on activities and experiences based on state standards. 

Campers receive: Backpack, Water Bottle, T-Shirt, Daily STEM Activities, & Friday Pizza Lunch


Members will receive a discount. 
There are 15 spots available weekly. 
Email Questions to Hannah Millhollon

See weekly themes below for more details.

The public programs of the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum are supported in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.


Week One:

“Where the Wild Things Are”

June 10 – 14
Campers will learn about the wild life that thrives in the exotic Florida environment.
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Week Two: “Underwater Investigators”

June 17 – 21
Campers will learn about maritime archaeology while investigating shipwrecks and how historians uses information to learn about the past.
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Week Three:
“Sailing Through St. Augustine”

June 24 – 28
Campers will learn about sailing and boatbuilding techniques used by Heritage Boatworks.
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Week Four:
“Colonial St. Augustine”

July 8 – 12
Campers will embark on a journey through time and dive into a captivating history of colonial St. Augustine.
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Week Five:
“Creatures of the Deep”

July 15 – 19
Dive into the mysterious world beneath the waves as campers discover the creatures that call it home.
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Weekly Field Trips

Week One – St. Augustine Alligator Farm & Anastasia State Park

Week Two – Tour of the Fort Mose

Week Three – Schooner Freedom Sailboat Ride

Week Four – Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park

Week Five – St. Augustine Aquarium

For more information regarding Camp, please contact Hannah Millhollon, Education & Programs Manager, at or 904-829-0745, ext. 247.

Cancellation & Refund Policy St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum

We reserve the right to combine or cancel classes that have not met the minimum enrollment. Campers will be placed in an alternative class when possible. If St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum cancels a class, the payment will be fully refunded. No refunds will be granted on or after the first day of the camp session. Contact Hannah Millhollon at 904-829-0745 extension 247 for questions about registration or more information about cancellation and payment options. All registrations are subject to camp availability.

Camp programs are sponsored in part by the generosity of individuals, civic groups, local organizations, and more.