Posted by admin | 07.30.2014 | Sea Turtle Camp News

2014 Camper Reviews

217Sea Turtle Camp was AMAZING!  I loved how fun, educational, and capturing it was.  The councelers were so informative as well as the surf and paddle board instructors.  The amount of times we got to go to the sea turtle hospital made me feel like I really worked there.  It was involving and awesome.  The councilors really opened up my eyes about the dangers these turtles face.  I didn’t realize how much humans can harm or help.  I know how we can make a difference all over the world for our environment.  For Sea Turtle Camp being my first camp, it was far more fun than I thought it’d be.  I love Topsail, NC and I wouldn’t want to do anything else than learn, have fun, and sea adorable sea turtles!!! – Sophia K, Maryland

Sea Turtle Camp was an amazing experience!  My favorite part was when we went surfing and volunteering at the hospital.  I loved learning all about marine biology and especially sea turtles!  The counselors knew so many facts and interesting things about marine biology.  I went to sea turtle camp to learn more about marine biology and see if it is a possible career option for me to study.  I definitely want to study marine biology more and volunteer at other places.  Overall, I had such an awesome experience and hopefully I can go back next year.  This time in Hawaii! – Eden S, Illinois

IMG_3458Sea turtle camp was an educational and all around fun experience.  The purpose of this camp for me as an individual was to identify whether or not I wanted to continue on to college focusing in marine science or rather look into a different field.  Personally sea turtle camp did this for me all while being a fun 11 days.  It allowed me to look at many career options as well as look into UNCW, a college that I was interested in.  This camp allowed me to realize what marine science actually was since I came into it with a blind eye and no knowledge about many of the topics.  Despite my limited incoming knowledge, I was still able to understand what the instructors were teaching since they explained everything in simple yet meaningful terms.  I really enjoyed the fun activities like surfing paddleboarding, and kayaking since they broke up the learning and packed day. Overall, the camp allowed me to make a clearer decision about my future all while being fun. – Reilly J, Pennsylvania

Sea turtle camp was a great experience.  I enjoyed working with the sea turtles and working with my new friends.  I got to see how marine biology works at this camp.  This knowledge will benefit me in the future.  I was amazed with how much I learned, for example the average amount of eggs one nest holds is about 120.  I hope to continue my path toward marine biology.  I thank all of you for this once in a lifetime experience.  I hope to come back in the future. – Ryan C,  Illinois

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Sea turtle camp was an amazing experience that I will likely never forget.  Working hands on with the sea turtles and marine life was fascinating.  I have learned a lot and will take this education of marine life and use it to my advantage.  I have wanted to be a marine biologist since I was seven and haven’t changed my mind yet.  So I am thankful for this experience I have a lot more respect for marine life now because of this camp.  My favorite part of this camp was working hands on with the sea turtles.  I realize now how much the sea turtles have to go through. – Adian V, Florida

Sea turtle camp was one of the best things I have ever done in my life.  I am usually nervous about anything new, but this was extremely scary because it was my first overnight camp.  I laugh at myself now because everyone here was so nice and caring.   Every activity we did i enjoyed, even surfing.   If I had to pick my favorite activity , it would be watching the baby turtles get released into the ocean..  Words cannot describe how amazing that was to me.  It was terrific that our group got to be part of an excavation.I loved was the Sea Turtle Hospital.  As soon as you walked in, everyone was so friendly. Every intern I saw had a smile on their face and never got impatient.  You can see in their face that they loved what they are doing and that inspires me.  I want to be in their position in a few years.  This camp has helped push me in the direction I want to go in life.  It would be amazing to get up every morning and say “I work at the Sea Turtle Hospital.”  Maybe that will come true one day. – Sarah L, North Carolina

IMG_4666Sea Turtle camp was the funnest week of my summer.  I really liked working at the  sea turtle hospital especially in turtle bay.  I loved hearing each of the turtles’ stories, and seeing how unique each turtle was.  The plastic talk was very interesting.  It really put in perspective how much plastic we use and the effect it has especially on marine life.  It definitely made me more aware of my own actions, and will make me use less plastic.  Spending time with the other groups and camps was one of the most fun parts.  The luau was one of my favorite parts of the week because we all got to bond and put cake in each others’ faces.   I loved making friends right from the start.  I will always remember my amazing week at turtle camp. – Tati M, Connecticut