So, you wanna be a mermaid? We don’t blame you. They are as magical as they are powerful and word from the sea is that they can sing more beautifully than most. While you may not get vocal lessons, the following schools around the country will teach you everything else you need to know about being a mermaid. Splash through the slideshow to learn more.

Weeki Wachee Junior Mermaid Camp—Weeki Wachee, Fl

Few places are as iconic as Weeki Wachee Springs in Florida, where live mermaid performances have been regular entertainment since 1947. So it makes perfect sense that it would also be home to a mermaid camp! The 2-day experience teaches your little fishies what it’s like to be a Weeki Wachee mermaid performer: think grace and ballet moves, or underwater dancing! The sessions take place in 15-feet of water (totally supervised) and children also learn what it takes to put on a show: at the end of camp family gets to watch their little mermaid perform what they’ve learned—kids perform “dry” in the underwater theater.  It’s like theater camp meets ballet meets aquatic acrobats. The Weeki Wachee park also offers other cool features, like a wildlife cruise and on-site dining as well as plenty of other outdoor adventures. And for aspiring mermaid grown-ups, there’s even a camp for adults 30 and up!

Good to know: This camp requires kids to be very comfortable in water so if you can’t get them out of the pool, this is the one for them! Also, the camp sells out quickly so you can plan your vaycay around it for next year: classes take place April-August.

Ages: 7-10 or 11-14
Cost: $300
Where: Weeki Wachee Springs State Park
6131 Commercial Way
Spring Hill, Fl


photo courtesy Weeki Wachee Springs State Park


Do you know of a mermaid school near you? Tell us about it and we’ll add it to our list!

—Amber Guetebier



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