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Gulfarium's 'Sunset Camp'
FORT WALTON BEACH -- As another school year comes to a close, parents are faced with the age-old dilemma: What to do with the kids all summer?
The Gulfarium is offering a chance to keep them occupied and meet some Marine life as well.
"As children go through their formative years there could be that one thing that gives them a spark and maybe sets them on a career path. Here at the Gulfarium perhaps that career path could be getting up close and personal with some dolphins."
Jumps, flips, and splashes. The dolphin show at the Gulfarium delights young and old alike.
6 year old Will Snow thought the show was quote, fantastic.
"When the dolphin pushed the lady in the air."
This summer, a new "Sunset Camp" will give kids a chance to go behind the scenes of the show with a dockside dolphin visit and more.
"They'll do a beachside excursion too where they'll be learning about conservation out on the beach, as well as learning about the animals that come up on the shores here off the Gulf, and they will also be involved in a scavenger hunt throughout the park and learning about all the different animals that we have here at the facility."
The goal is to inspire kids age 6-14, introducing them to the Marine world in a way they won't get anywhere else in our area.
"They take that, they learn from it, they get invigorated by it, excited and want to make a career of it, and I'm an example of that myself."
Kaya Shehre-Nissley/10 years old:
I like where you get to touch the animals."
Parents can also benefit from the camp. It runs from 4-9 pm on select evenings, so mom and dad get a night out, too.
"Bring their children to have them learn and have a great time, while actually the parents could have an opportunity to go out in the evening and spend some time on their own in the local area. So that was one of the driving forces for this camp."
You can find more information about the Gulfarium camps and many other summer programs in the area at weartv.com under Newslinks