Kids having fun fishing while learning lessons that will last a lifetime!
Palmetto Kids Fishing Camp is an on the water specialized day camp based out of Cricket Cove Marina which is sure to be the highlight of every kid’s summer. Experienced United States Coast Guard licensed Captains will blend daily fishing trips with educational instruction to help build a foundation for every young angler to enjoy a long, safe, fun-filled life on and around the water. In addition to fishing, kids will also learn topics such as fish identification, knot tying, basic boating rules and safety, catching bait & shrimp with a cast net, and the importance of being environmentally friendly. No two days are exactly the same and anglers can expect fun on every tide. The camp is designed so that every skill level will have a fun and rewarding time.
No experience or athleticism is required, but kids must be between the ages of 8 – 17 and be physically able to move freely and without restriction around a small boat. A desire to have fun is a plus, but will come naturally after the first fish!
This is a 4 day camp which runs every week, Tuesday thru Friday from 6:30 am – 10:30 am. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to check-in.
|Summer 2023 Session 1||June 6-9||Tues-Fri||Booked|
|Summer 2023 Session 2||June 13-16||Tues-Fri||Booked|
|Summer 2023 Session 3||June 20-23||Tues-Fri||Booked|
|Summer 2023 Session 4||June 27-30||Tues-Fri||1 spot|
|Summer 2023 Session 5||July 5-7||Wed-Fri||12 spots|
|Summer 2023 Session 6||July 11-14||Tues-Fri||11 spots|
|Summer 2023 Session 7||July 18-21||Tues-Fri||10 spots|
|Summer 2023 Session 8||July 25-28||Tues-Fri||11 spots|
|Summer 2023 Session 9||August 1-4||Tues-Fri||4 spots|
|Summer 2023 Session 10||August 8-11||Tues-Fri||10 spots|
Life vests, all fishing equipment and bottled water are provided, while a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and rain gear are recommended. Flip-flops are discouraged – sneakers or boat shoes are a better choice.
All of our instructors are friendly, professional and experienced USCG licensed captains ready to share their knowledge with the kids to ensure a fun-filled trip.
Our captains demonstrate sportsmanship and safety on and off the water. They are all background checked and participate in the drug testing consortium.
For more information on our captains please visit our captains page!
No day is typical, but this is a fishing camp, so fishing is the priority every day. But along with fishing, the kids will learn a variety of skills. One day may include how to correctly secure a dock line to a cleat, fish identification and a casting competition.
The cost for a 4 day session is $600. A $100 deposit is required to hold a spot and is refundable if cancelled 30 days before camp begins.