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More Fun in the Sun

By Sawyer Morrow

June 21, 2018

We are super excited to announce that we have received new equipment from Ocean Kayak! Ocean Kayak has the highest of quality water equipment that fits the needs of everyone. No one knows kayaks better than Ocean Kayak themselves, that’s why we are thrilled to provide our customers at the Jupiter Outdoor Center with some of their fantastic equipment. Our brand new fishing kayaks and sit in singles allow customers to expand their kayaking experiences. There is no better way to explore the beautiful waterways that Jupiter has to offer than to embark on your own adventure by renting one of our new kayaks.

Smiles were contagious as our staff unpackaged our new equipment when they were delivered at JOC.  Everyone was so anxious to try these new kayaks out on the water! Even our campers from our summer adventure camp were jumping with joy as the staff unwrapped these kayaks under our tiki hut. It was the JOC version of a Christmas morning! We are so happy to have these new kayaks in our JOC water equipment collection. It is safe to say that the Ocean Kayaks were a great addition for more fun in the sun.

Why your kids should participate in the JOC summer camp!

By Sawyer Morrow

June 19, 2018

The Jupiter Outdoor Center Summer Camp is an adventure program for kids ages 6 – 14 years old designed to get kids out from behind the glow of television and computer screens and into the outdoors.

Adventure awaits!– Kids will learn to appreciate and explore our beautiful natural areas. JOC is located in the exquisite nature of Jupiter’s Inlet. Our perfectly clear and blue waterways is a great environment for your kids to become their own adventurers!

Learn about water safety– Safety is JOC main priority, that’s why we teach all our campers safety education and water precautions. Campers will learn about the tides, dehydration, the buddy system and so much more. It is of great importance to ensure campers are always having fun while also being safe. These teachings are significant to not only camp but in the children’s everyday lives and can be applied outside of the camp environment.

Participate in fun activities– Here at camp kids will be kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, snorkeling, surfing, and skimboarding! Our activities allow kids to try new things and embrace the fun that the outdoors can bestow.

Meet other campers– We receive new kids every week from all different ages. This allows campers to meet people and make new friends for life!

Interact with and learn from our counselors– Our CPR certified counselors are from all over the West Palm area and are great representatives of what camp is all about. They demonstrate patience, positivity, and problem-solving. JOC is so appreciative of our fantastic camp counselors and campers idolize and aspire to be just like them.

Discover water life– Campers get to travel and explore throughout all of the amazing waterways we are so lucky to have here in Jupiter. They get to discover a continuous list of sea life and sea creatures including pufferfish, manatees, sea turtles and so much more!

Have Fun!– Our camp schedule and program design are blended with curriculum and exercises developed by the American Canoe Association, the leading paddle sports training organization in the country. This is to make sure that all campers are learning and having fun! We have intro/safety day, River Center water education day, dragon boat day, sea creature day and the campers all-time favorite, a beach day! Throughout our daily activities, campers can escape from the hold of electronics and embrace the fun that the beautiful outdoors can provide.

Top 20 Reasons to go to Jupiter Outdoor Center

Jupiter Outdoor Center is by far the unadulterated epitome of Jupiter. Our serene yet busy spot boasts many amenities. Jupiter Outdoor Center is located directly in front of the iconic lighthouse, which is the essence of Jupiter for locals and visitors from afar. See the list below to learn just what makes Jupiter Outdoor Center so special.

1) The Location: As soon as you arrive you’re right on the water.
2) The View: You’ll have your breath taken away by the scenery as soon as you pull up.
3) Jupiter Outdoor Center has many ways to travel our beautiful inlets and waterways including kayaks, sups, paddleboards, and a water taxi.
4) Our beachfront: We have The INFAMOUS LOVE STREET HAMMOCK!
5) Our staff: Jupiter Outdoor Center’s staff is an eclectic blend of water loving, paddle loving people ready and willing to share their passion with everyone.
6) Jupiter Outdoor Center shares the love: We are always paddle friendly. Even if you don’t rent from us you can launch from our location.
7) The Food: Jupiter Outdoor Center is surrounded by local bars and eateries to satisfy any craving after your paddling adventure.
8) KNOWLEDGE of this area: We have been in business for 20 years and we know our stuff.
9) Passion: We passionate about the environment and community around us and we want to share our love with you.
10) Diversity: We have many ways for you to enjoy the local waterways rentals, tour, camps, parties, a water taxi, and beaches.
11) Community: Jupiter Outdoor Center has been involved in the community since its beginning and has given back by participating in activities such as beach clean ups and events with local charities.
12) Fun: We make fun our main focus for our staff and our guests!
13) Eco-Friendly: You won’t see any toxic motors here! We make sure we treat our environment with the respect and love it deserves.
14) Beauty: With our crystal blue water as the backdrop to your adventure you just can’t go wrong.
15) Marine Life: We’re surrounded by complex marine ecosystems featuring wildlife ranging from tiny crabs to manatees and turtles. You may even see a leatherback turtle one day!
16) Fitness: Paddling is a LIFE SPORT! People of all ages can benefit from paddling on a regular basis.
17) Outdoor Setting: Nature is the best way to de-stress and get away from the office and overwhelming amount of technology that can invade our lives.
18) Always Open: We are open 363 days a year! You can spend your holidays with us! Book a party!
19) Lifestyle: We help you keep your Florida lifestyle in check and make sure you’re taking advantage of the taste of paradise you moved down here for in the first place!
20) LOVE: We are on LOVE street. We LOVE what we do. We LOVE being there for you. We LOVE Jupiter.

Labor Day Weekend

With Labor Day Weekend around the corner, many may be looking for some fun activities to celebrate their hard work!! Here are some of the local ways you can spend your holiday weekend:

Friday, September 1st-

  • Parents Night Out at the South Florida Science Center: From 6 to 10 p.m., children ages 4 to 12 are invited to the center for a visit to the reptile lab where they will learn all about alligators and other reptiles, participate in a turtle shell craft, and explore the center and its popular current exhbit, “Eww! What’s Eating You?”. Cost is $30 per child, and each additional child is $15. For information, call 561-832-2026. The museum is at 4801 Dreher Trail North in West Palm Beach.
  • Kids Free Labor Day Weekend at The Palm Beach Zoo: (Sep. 1st-4th, 2017) To celebrate all of South Florida’s hard-working parents, Palm Beach Zoo brings back the hugely popular Kids Free Labor Day Weekend!  Kids under 13 years of age get free admission with a paid, regular-price, adult admission. Under 3 admission is always free.
  • LightSUP Paddle Tour at Singer Island Outdoor Center: From 7:30 to 9:00 p.m., SIOC invites you to join us for an experience unlike any other.  Outfitted with special Nocqua light systems, you will spend this 60-90 minute guided tour paddling at the surface while peering into the illuminated, crystal clear water below. Cost is $40 per person. For more information, call 561-460-3048. The center is located at 900 E Blue Heron Blvd, Riviera Beach, FL 33404
  • Friends of the Loxahatchee River Lecture Series:  Join the River Center Friday at 12:00 p.m in welcoming Dr. Angela Tringali from the Archbold Biological Station for her presentation. Her topic will cover a discussion of Scrub Jay personality and their unique social behaviors. Prior to the lecture a light lunch will be served. For more information or to RSVP, call (561) 743-7123.

Saturday, September 2nd-

  • Super Hero Night: Come join us dressed in your favorite Super Hero attire and spend some time with your favorite Hero while the Palm Beach Cardinals play the St. Lucie Mets. Game Time: 5:30pm. The first 500 kids will recieve a FREE super hero cape!
  • Live Music: Jahzilla at Das Biergarten: at 8:00 p.m., Jahzilla will be performing at the Das Biergarten in Abacoa at 203 Town Center Dr, Ste 116, Jupiter, FL.
  • Riverbend Park Naturalist Walk: Join us for a guided trail walk to explore the park. It’s a great way to get some fresh air and learn about the plant and animal communities and the history of Riverbend. Bring your sun block and water. Good walking shoes recommended. Meet at the Parks and Recreation trailer at 8:00 AM.
  • Hike Through History at The Jupiter Lighthouse: The hike departs at 8:30 a.m from the flag pole at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum and ends around 10:30. Program is open to adults and children-minimum age 5, ages 13 & under must be accompanied by an adult that is at least 18 years old. Hiker’s footwear, active wear, a hat, and a full water bottle or canteen should be carried. Admission is free but space is limited-RSVP required.

Sunday, September 3rd-

  • Jupiter Carlin Park Seabreeze Amphitheater:  “UV” in Concert ( A “U2” Tribute band) what many critics are referring to as U2 fans choice band.  Authentic sound and look to one of the best bands on the planet.  Begins at 8:00 p.m. Bring a lawn chair and or blanket. Picnic baskets welcome.  Pets on leashes welcome.  FREE ADMISSION!  
  • Green & Artisan Market: Begining at 10:00 a.m. , stroll along the waterfront at Harborside Place on Sunday Sept. 3rd. Free Admission.
  • Best Boat Bar Tour: Hang out with the KVJ Show crew, Kevin and Virginia, as they will be leading the Best Boat Bar Tour of north county waterfront bars. The tour will start at Tommy Bahamas in Harbourside Place in Jupiter, Florida and head to Guanabana’s around 2:00 p.m. and then wraps up at Waterway Café in Palm Beach Gardens around 4:00 p.m. For more information about WMRF’s KVJ Boat Tour for Labor Day Weekend, visit
  • Brunch with a Brush!: For just $30, you can join Uptown Art for painting and brunch catered by Too Jays! Brunch will begin being served at 11:30 am and we will begin painting at 12:00pm. This class will be held in our new studio at 1695 Indiantown Road Suite 12-14, Jupiter FL 33458.

Monday, September 4th LABOR DAY!!-

  • Uptown Art $10 Wine Glass Painting at Seasons 52: Once you are given initial instructions, the instructors will walk around to help you create your own glass. You are welcome to bring your own ideas, and we will help you create a beautiful glass! Don’t worry though, we will show you plenty of ideas. Each guest will receive one glass that can be baked at home and used. Please sign up for the number of glasses you would like to paint. You must register online at
  • Sea Turtles & Manatees Labor Day Eco Tour: Our daily, 90 minute, Sea Turtles & Manatees Eco Tour seeks out sea turtle and manatee sightings, and explores the local mangrove-lined waterways of the lower Loxahatchee River and Indian River Lagoon. Our guides will show you to the best places in town for viewing sea turtles and manatees in their natural habitat. To book, visit us at or call 561-747-0063.
  • Turtle Time: Choose between 3, 1 hour time slots and our staff will show you over to the popular Turtle Cove just seconds away from the Love st. Beach. This is a self guided tour but our staff will point you in the right direction. Turtle Times are at 9:00, 10:00, and 11:00 a.m
  • Twilight Yoga at the Light: Experience the serenity of Yoga with Mary Veal, Kula Yoga Shala, on the Lighthouse Deck at Sunset!  Bring a yoga mat and a flashlight. Meet at the Museum 10 minutes prior to start time, class is weather dependent-please check website for updates and future start times. Offered by donation. For more info, visit