2-day weekend camp for children ages 7-14
If your child has ever dreamt of becoming a mermaid, you won’t want to miss this exciting 2-day camp! We’ll teach your child what it is like to be a Weeki Wachee mermaid performer. Your child will learn the grace and basic ballet moves that our mermaids perform every day and have training sessions in 15 feet of water with a watchful instructor.
Campers will learn the daily responsibilities of being a mermaid while getting a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to put on a show. On the last day of camp, all parents and friends are invited to view the underwater performance the campers have learned. Each camper will also get to participate in one of our mermaid shows as a dry performer in the underwater theater!
Your child will also receive a beautiful “Mermaid Makeover” and self-portrait, as well as a group shot of their camp. In addition, the price of each camp session includes two daily admission tickets to the park, which are good for the child’s scheduled weekend of camp. This is for the family to have the chance to enjoy the park as well, but we ask the parent to remain outside of the camp area until the pickup time.
If your child is not comfortable swimming in the spring, please reconsider this camp. Please note that your child will not be instructed to breathe off our air hoses. This requires SCUBA certification, first aid, CPR, and several months of training, as well as being 18 years of age. Your child will be swimming in approximately 15 feet of water. There will be trained underwater performers with your child at all times, and there are areas your child may hang onto if they become fatigued.
Camp sessions are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a maximum of eight children for each camp weekend. NO EXCEPTIONS. The camp sells out quickly. Dates for the following year are announced in early February. We do not offer a waitlist.
Things to Bring:
Below are the dates for the 2019 Junior Mermaid Camp. Registration will begin at 9 AM, Saturday, February 2, 2019. In order to register on that day, please call the park at (352) 592-5656 ext. 21. You will get a voicemail. Please leave your name and phone number, as the calls will be returned in the order they are received. Any calls made before 9 AM will NOT be returned. You only need to leave one voicemail.
April 6-7 (SOLD OUT)
June 1-2 (SOLD OUT)
June 29-30 (SOLD OUT)
July 20-21 (SOLD OUT)
May 11-12 (SOLD OUT)
June 15-16 (SOLD OUT)
July 6-7 (SOLD OUT)
August 3-4 (SOLD OUT)
How to Pay
A nonrefundable payment of $350 must be received to reserve the mermaid camp date requested. Otherwise, it will not be reserved. We are only accepting credit card payment over the phone to reserve dates.
If you have any questions once the dates have been released, please email weekiwacheejuni[email protected]. Someone will contact you as soon as possible. We do not accept reservations for the camp via email. The email address is ONLY for answering questions regarding the camp.