General Questions

Campers only need to bring the following each day when they attend camp: A towel, inexpensive flip flops, very good sunscreen, and a refillable water bottle.  We will have plenty of fresh drinking water on the beach for refills.  Campers should wear their bathing suits but may bring a set of dry clothes to change in to if desired.  Most campers don't change unless they are staying for aftercare.

For safety purposes, it is very important that camp shirts are worn by every camper each day.  Campers (and counselors as well) may not be on the beach during camp hours without one.  If a camper arrives at camp without a camp shirt, another may be purchased in the Cowabunga Surf and Sport shop for a cost of $25.00.

We supply all the necessary equipment for a full, fun day at camp but you are welcome to bring your own equipment if you would like.  However, as groups rotate throughout the morning, equipment will be left on the beach, unattended, while another activity is being enjoyed. Cowabunga Surf and Sport cannot be responsible for any loss or damage to personal equipment.

You may bring your cell phone to camp with the understanding that it may be used only during lunch and may not be taken out to the beach.  Emergency calls may be made from or directed to the Cowabunga Surf and Sport shop, 772-334-7873, which is fully staffed throughout the day.

As we offer a full day with lots of activity, any other electronic devices are not necessary and should not be brought to camp.

The Cowabunga Bunga-Lo, our indoor camp room, will be locked while campers are at the beach, so personal belongings will be secure.  However, Cowabunga Surf and Sport will not be responsible for any damage or loss of cell phones or other personal equipment.

Our age range is from 5 to 15, but we will take 4-year-olds as well, if they are able to swim.

Absolutely!  You are always welcome to observe the fun!  However, for safety's sake, we request that when you are on the beach, you always wear a camp wrist band, available in the Cowabunga shop.  Our staff will then know that you are a camper's family member, rather than an onlooker or passerby, if you or your camper should approach one another.

Additionally, please be sure to bring a chair and umbrella if you plan to stay for an extended time.  Its hot at the beach in the summer and, for security and to facilitate camp procedures, our camp tents and surrounding area must be reserved for campers and their activities.

Safety & Security

It is extremely important that campers have quality protection under the strong Florida summer sun.  A surf-specific, waterproof sunscreen with an SPF factor of at least 30 is a MUST!  At Cowabunga Surf and Sport, we have sunscreens available for purchase that we have tested and stand behind.  However, any sunscreen proven to be effective and water resistant to 80 minutes is acceptable.

Please be sure campers arrive each morning with sunscreen already applied.  Throughout the camp day, campers will be reminded by counselors to reapply.  Younger campers will be assisted in the process.  However, Cowabunga Surf and Sport cannot be responsible if campers don't heed our recommendations or if inferior sunscreens are used.

In recent years, much publicity has been given to Martin County's water quality.  If there is ever a publicly-addressed question or concern about water standards, Cowabunga Surf and Sport daily examines the government testing results of our Jensen Beach waters at the Martin County Environmental Site, accessed by CLICKING HERE.

Campers' safety in all regards is our foremost priority at Cowabunga Surf and Sport and we take all safeguards possible, but within reason, with that goal in mind. 


Campers never enter the water without a supervising counselor and other, supporting counselors in the immediate vicinity.  When surfing, the camper:counselor ratio is at least 3:1 and with younger children, even lower.  Furthermore, campers are not taken into waters over their head, as the counselors must be able to stand to assist with water sports.

If you have a serious concern about your child's swimming skills, please be sure to contact the Camp Manager or Camp Administrator by email so that we may make arrangements for additional supervision.

Our camp beachfront location is located directly across from Cowabunga Surf and Sport at the north end of Jensen public beach.  Although we are not immediately in front of the lifeguard stand, as beaches there are rocky as well as crowded, the lifeguards keep a close eye on our campers, facilitated by the bright sunshirts that they are required to wear.

If it rains while we are on the beach and there is clearly no threat of lightning, we will continue our beachfront activities.

However, in the case of any threatening weather, we are alerted by the nearby lifeguards and all campers and supervising counselors leave the beach immediately in an organized manner, returning to our indoor Bunga-Lo until the threat is well past. 

Counselors are trained to report any injury, regardless of their own perception of its severity, to the Camp Manager or Camp Administrator.  If the injury requires any type of First Aid, it is administered by the Camp Manager or Camp Administrator and the Emergency Contact(s) listed on the camper's registration form is called immediately.

If the injury requires care beyond standard First Aid, the lifeguards or medical professionals are immediately contacted, as are the Emergency Contact(s) listed on the camper's registration form.

If a camper needs to take any medication during the camp day, it must be brought in its original packaging, clearly marked with the camper's full name.  If it is a prescription, it must be in the prescription bottle that displays the camper's name, the medication, and the dispensing instructions.  

We require that all medications brought to camp, both prescription and over-the-counter, be kept in the shop behind the front counter so that it is safe and easily accessible by the administrative staff.

Lunch & Refreshments

We do our best to offer many lunch choices but if there are none desired or if a camper has specific dietary restrictions, he or she is welcome to bring his or her own lunch.   Please understand that we have no on-site refrigeration facilities and that no refunds will be given for campers choosing not to use our camp lunch program. We do not offer any gluten-free options at this time. 

Between each activity rotation, which last approximately 45 minutes, campers are required to take a short water break.  They are directed to the Cowabunga Surf and Sport beachfront tent under which coolers of clean, fresh water are located and from which campers may fill their water bottles, also kept at that location.

One drink will be provided each day, ordered daily or weekly online along with lunch.  Choose Gatorade, Coke, Sprite, or bottled water.  Additional drinks may be purchased for $1.00 each.

Please be sure your camper eats a nutritious breakfast before arriving at camp as no food or snacks will be provided until lunchtime.  If you feel as if he or she will need a snack between drop-off and lunch, you may send an item that does not need refrigeration and one that is not effected by the heat.  Your camper may bring it to the beach and keep it under the tent with shoes and water bottle.  Please note, however, that Cowabunga Surf and Sport or any of its employees will not be responsible for its loss, damage by sun, sand, or water, or if it should be confused by another camper as their own.

Price/Cost Questions

Yes we do!  The first 3 weeks are regular price but the 4th and 5th weeks are 10% off and the 6th and 7th weeks are 15% off.  We give a 20% discount for weeks 8, 9 and 10.

Registration & Extended Camp Hours

Camp fees include:  All registration costs, all water sports equipment, a Subway lunch Monday thru Thursday, and a pizza party and surf competition on Friday.  Also included is a Cowabunga Camp UPF-rated sun shirt, which must be worn each day of camp, and a Cowabunga Camp drawstring bag, in which campers may keep their personal items if desired.

Our Cancellation Policy is as follows:

Up to one week prior to your camp start date - 100% refund.
Monday through Friday before your camp start date - 50% refund.
Saturday & Sunday before your camp start date - Non-refundable.
The deadline for camp registration changes with no financial penalty is one week prior to your original registration date.  After that time, we will do our best to switch your camper to another week, but cannot guarantee availability.  We also must charge a percentage of the registration fee (as outlined in the cancellation policy) so that our staff is maintained as necessary for the best camp experience.

Accounts are required for all camp registrations. They also are recommended for all website users so that their experience is more streamlined and complete.

Due to the popularity of our camp and the standards by which it is run, we are unable to make substitutions or offer refunds for full or partial days missed during a camp week.

A camp registration week may be extended from a half day to a full day for a $50 additional fee.  For staffing purposes, this must be accomplished up to one week prior to the start of the camper's week.

Once the camp week begins, we are happy to extend a camper's day from half to full day on a daily basis for a charge of $20 per day.

Extended care is offered from 7:30 to 8:30 am and from 3:15 to 5:15 pm.  The cost is $10 per hour (or any part thereof) per child.  Extended care may be purchased online through your account but please note that 24-hour notice is required to assure proper supervision.

Morning and afternoon extended care is located at our indoor Bunga-Lo where campers will participate with a counselor in quiet activities such as watching G-rated movies, doing simple crafts, etc.

Half-day campers not picked up by 1:15 will accompany full day campers back to the beach and will be charge the extended day rate of $20.00 for a full or partial afternoon session.

Full-day campers not picked up by 3:15 will be charged the Extended Day rate of $10 per camper per hour or any part thereof.

Contact

  • 4336 N. E. Ocean Boulevard
    Jensen Beach, Florida 34957
  • CowabungaSurfandSport.com
  • info@CowabungaSurfandSport.com
  • 772-334-SURF (7873)

Camp Hours

  • 1/2 Day Mon-Fri: 9 am to 1 pm
  • Full Day Mon-Fri: 9 am to 3 pm

2018 Camp Dates

  • June 4th, 2018
  • June 11th, 2018
  • June 18th, 2018
  • June 25th, 2018
  • July 2nd, 2018
  • July 9th, 2018
  • July 16th, 2018
  • July 23rd, 2018
  • July 30th, 2018
  • August 6th, 2018

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