Through applied skills we use SCUBA Diving to teach kids important life skills such as leadership, organization, focus, awareness, safety, communication, self-confidence, decision making, and responsibility. Our students learn to engage with others and the world around them. These valuable skills prepare young people to thrive in a changing world.
Each weeklong fun-filled summer camp is open to students ages 13-17. Campers will have an opportunity to earn a PADI Open Water or Jr. Open Water Certification depending on age. Camp will take place at Blue Water Scuba, www.bluewaterparkal.com, Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30pm. There will be a graduation ceremony on the last day of camp at 4:15. Price for Scuba Camp includes PADI Open Water Scuba Instruction, all classroom materials including text book, log book and PADI Dive Planner, camp t-shirt, entrance into Blue Water Park, use of Wetsuit, BC, Regulator and weights. Students are required to purchase Mask, Snorkel and fins. We are partnering with the friendly folks at Scuba Ventures in Vestavia Hills. They are highly trained dive professionals who are committed to ensuring your equipment fits properly. We recommend you purchase your equipment through Scuba Ventures. Properly fitted equipment is essential to safe, enjoyable diving. www.scubaventuresinc.com
This enriching and adventurous week long summer camp is primarily focused on the tropical marine environment. It is designed for kids ages 8-11, and is based out of Blue Water Scuba Park in Pelham, AL www.bluewaterparkal.com. Kid's Ocean Camp is a fun mix of daily, ocean-related STEM Science Experiments, crafts, games, songs and activities. Campers have daily opportunities to swim, snorkel and even try out Scuba gear in shallow water. All in-water activities are supervised and facilitated by trained professionals. Campers will stay safe, have fun, make new friends and become ambassadors for the marine environment. Their new learning will translate into increased awareness, caring and hope for our oceans and our environment. Transportation from Advent Episcopal Day School and Before and After Care at Advent is an option for an additional $75.00 for the week. Camp fee includes mask snorkel and fins for campers to keep and a camp t-shirt. Returning campers who are 10 and 11 and already have their mask, snorkel and fins are eligible to begin PADI Seal Team Scuba Activities. Send us a message if you are interested in that option.