Sea Turtle Camp was founded to offer youth the opportunity to learn about marine biology through immersive, hands-on, feet-wet experiential education. Our mission is to cultivate a love and respect for the ocean by building confidence and developing character, while inspiring coastal conservation through safety, fun, and learning! Sea turtles are one of the oldest living creatures in the world, but their numbers are being depleted faster than they can reproduce. While we can’t solve all the world’s problems, we know that one person can make a difference, and a camp full of eager knowledge-hungry young people can make a huge difference. One of our goals is to share our passion for life and teach young adults how to mold that passion into a selfless, hard working team of individuals that can recognize problems and work towards solving them. Through our grassroots approach, we strive to show campers a wide variety of possibilities at a time in their life where they have many potential roads to follow. In doing so they will learn the rewards of selflessly giving their time and energy to their communities, encouraging volunteer service and potentially impacting their career paths. Ultimately, we want to raise compassionate awareness and pour our support into our life sustaining oceans. The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center is a place where many volunteers share their love and give their time to care for just one aspect of our oceans that many people take for granted.