Seacamp 57th Reunion & Celebration of Life for Grace and Caroline
We look forward to having family, friends, and alumni join us here at Seacamp for our 57th anniversary celebration! Unfortunately, we were unable to celebrate the 55th anniversary due to COVID and Hurricane Irma, but we are ready now! Please share this with others who you know will be interested in participating and who may not be on our mailing list. Please register before September 1st so that we can have a better idea of how many people we need for food, housing, etc. While meals and housing do have fees, attending the events do not. We encourage you to donate to one of our campaigns instead to help Seacamp continue its mission.
Please read the information below and click the link below for a schedule of events.
Reunion Schedule Boating, Diving, Fishing We will provide snorkeling trips on the flattops to a variety of sites. Seacamp’s kayaks, paddleboards, Corcl's, and windsurfers will be also available for use. All activities will be in 2-3 hour blocks in the morning and afternoon and will be weather dependent. Signups for each activity will be held right after the meal that precedes the activity. We would greatly appreciate donations for fuel and maintenance costs of equipment, but it is not required to participate.
PFDs: Children under 10 years of age are welcome to join the fun, but may only be on board the vessels and enter the water on a 1-to-1 basis with an adult. All guests will be expected to wear personal flotation devices (PFD’s) while the Seacamp vessels are underway and to wear snorkel vests when in the water. Seacamp will only be able to provide PFD’s for children weighing more than 55 lbs. If you plan to take a child that weighs less than this on a Seacamp vessel, please bring your own size appropriate U.S. Coast Guard approved PFD.
Boats: Staff boats (birds) will not be available for check out. You may use Seacamp’s boat ramp to launch your own boat, however, we ask that you remove your boat after use since dock space is limited. Also, due to the number or cars coming and going on the property, boats on trailers must be stored off Seacamp property.
Equipment: Snorkel gear and fishing rods will be available to borrow. There will be no SCUBA diving trips or gear offered by Seacamp, but private trips can be arranged through local dive shops.
Meals Seacamp will be serving meals, buffet style, from Friday dinner through Sunday brunch. Saturday dinner will be a catered cuban-style meal with key lime pie. All meals are free for children under the age of 18. Housing Housing at Seacamp will be limited and will be assigned on a first paid first served basis. Limited space is available for guests to bring personal boats and RV’s to camp, please confirm with us before bringing them. Two types of housing are offered, Family Bunk Rooms (for at least one adult and one child) or Singles Bunk Rooms (guests of the same sex will be assigned a bunk). We have electric and water hookup's for 4 RV's but no sewer connection is available. Please contact us if you would like to stay before or after the main event dates. If you are staying in our dorms, remember to bring your own linens and that the rooms have bunk beds and are cooled by the wind and fans (no AC).
We will try to accommodate as many alumni on property as possible, but expect that hotels/motels, rented homes or Bed & Breakfasts will be more suitable for some families. For further information, the Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce is a good resource. The Monroe County Tourism Development Council (www.fla-keys.com) has good links to visitor resources throughout the Keys.
Update 8/20/22: Family Bunk Rooms are currently all booked. If you can't find another housing option, email us and we may be able to fit you in.
Pets No pets allowed at Seacamp for this event.
Silent Auction We will have a silent auction online before the event, click on link below for more details. It is not currently ready yet but will be soon. We will send an email with an update when it is ready.
Donations Whether you are able to join us for the weekend or not, please consider a donation to Seacamp to help with current projects. Donations can be made to our general fund, to a variety of projects and/or to provide scholarships for students/campers to experience Seacamp programs. Seacamp Association Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your donations are tax deductible. EIN # 59-1144011.
Current & upcoming projects with estimated costs: *General Donation Fund *Scholarship Fund ($2k or 5k per camper based on session) *Facilities - Connect to central sewer system ($100k-200k) *Facilities - Remodel bathrooms (2 needed, $10k each=$20k total) *Irma/Facilities - Dining Hall & Labs new roof ($50k) *Irma/Facilities - Dining Hall back porch ($15k) *Irma/Facilities - Labs back porch ($10k) *Irma/Facilities - Repair/replace wooden dorms (est $500k-3mil) *Irma/Facilities - Dock repairs ($80k remaining) *Irma/Boats - Repair 1 flattop (5 needed, est $30k each=$120k total remaining)
There is an option for donation amount and a memo (i.e. in memory of) during the reunion registration checkout on this website. For additional donation options, click on the link below: Seacamp Donations
Registration Payment The registration for this event is a la carte and you pay for each ticket item. If you need to change to the quantity of items on the checkout page, hit the back button to go back to the ticket selection page. If you need to add an item after you have already checked out, start a new registration and only pay for the addon tickets. You will receive a confirmation email once you pay online.
Refunds If you paid for housing and we are not able to provide it, we will refund you. Since it is so close to the reunion date, refunds will be handled on a case by case basis will not be disbursed until after the event.