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Snorkeling camp whets interest in marine ecology

Article from The Jupiter Courier: 6/21/2006

Libby Greene (Libby.greene@scripps.com)

Whether its searching for hermit crabs or finding fish while snorkeling, Dive In Snorkeling
camp gives kids a chance to discover new things and have fun, while learning simultaneously.

Ongoing for 10 years, Terry Kimball’s camp is located all around Jupiter,
from Du Bois park to Jupiter peaches to the Intracoastal waterway.

Kimball has kept the camp at the Intracoastal now for four years, noting he
looks at the natural flow of the Jupiter Inlet when choosing a spot for the camp.

The area offers water that flows clear all the way up to Martin County.
The campers do head across the street to the beach sometimes, but the
water is usually too rough for snorkeling in the ocean, Kimball said recently.

Kimball was born and reared in Jupiter and has seen a lot of changes. There
aren’t many places with natural species, and I knew children would enjoy
seeing this, he said.

They’re inside all the time, this gives the kids a break from the TV and
computer, Kimball said, emphasizing the importance for children to get
outdoors.

The camp has from 30 to 35 campers each week between the ages of 5 and 12.
Kimball tries to focus on the younger groups more because other water camps,
like surfing, are geared toward older kids. This camp lets young kids enjoy
water activities, too, he said.

There are eight instructors and four junior instructors to
help campers make the most of their time with Dive In.

All of the kids get really excited, Counselor Keneil Shah said.
Kimball makes sure each group of kids has at least one instructor with them.

With a wide variety of activities, its easy for the kids
to break off into groups to enjoy their favorite interest.

The camp offers snorkeling, fishing, cast netting, blue crab trapping, and a little hiking.

The campers are able to learn about conservation and appreciate
more about the environment and ecosystem, Kimball said.

Campers also have a chance to do marine life collecting and identification,
but Kimball makes sure everything they find is released.

I love when I get to snorkel, said Camper Mikayla Rickard, 8.
You get to find really cool shells, hermit crabs and fish.

Unlike other camps, Kimball is proud of the fact that his camp provides all of the needed
equipment including snorkels and nets, and also has snacks available for the campers.

During Thursdays session, campers could choose to participate in a sand castle contest on the beach.
First prize would earn them a new fishing pole, second a new cast net, and third a snorkel set.

With such a wide variety of activities and plenty of expertise and enthusiasm from instructors,
Dive In Snorkeling is able to make learning about marine life interesting for the campers.

The snorkeling and being with my friends are my favorite part, said Camper
Blake Boyle, 9. Its just like you’re a fish and you can see underwater life.

Libby Greene (Libby.greene@scripps.com)