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Scholarship applications for those in financial need are accepted here.
"The boys talked about last year's camp
until the day they returned this year.
They absolutely love it."
What's a typical day of camp like?
Unless otherwise posted, camp runs 9:00-1:00 pm, and some weeks may have an option for early drop-off. Every day of camp is full of different activities as we focus on diverse themes which explore the ocean in fun ways. Camp starts off with open free-time in our workshop room, followed by the day's set activities, which usually include touching objects and artifacts from the collection, playing active tag games, creative art-making, and highly hands-on exploration stations. We typically break into small groups for set station activities that children rotate through. We have a snack break (which we'll happily supply - often juice and a pretzel party mix) as well as a lunch break (bring lunch and a water bottle with you). Camp ends as kids complete an art activity to take home.
Who are the camp instructors?
Camp is lead by our Education Department's seasoned educators. All of our instructors are either state-certified to teach or are pursuing certification (read about us on the About Us page), We normally have an adult-child ratio of 1:7 or better; young camp assistants, who are volunteers, are often present, especially when we have a large group signed up.
We're thinking of signing up for a membership - can we do that at the same time we sign up for camp?
How does the sibling discount work?
We currently offer a sibling discount as a thank you to our wonderful museum members! We happily discount 10% off for the second (and third!) sibling for members. The first child attends at regular price; the second child, attending for an equal number of days, may attend for 10% off. We're so happy if you visit with a cousin or friend, but sibling discounts can only be used for siblings. Thanks for understanding! There is no sibling discount off the Crew Leader price (don't worry, you're getting a good deal!)
What is a Crew Leader? What is a CIT?
We welcome older participants who still want to be part of the fun, but can be trusted with taking on a leadership role:
What is your CANCELLATION policy?
Camp Cancellation Policy:
Is camp ever cancelled?
If the museum cancels camp activities:
WHAT IS PRE-CAMP PLAY?
How Much is Camp?
We offer special Early-Bird discounts for all camps if you register 30 days prior to the starting date:
Member campers: $200/week
Member 2nd sibling: $180/week (this option is only for members!)
Non-Member campers: $250/week
Crew Leaders (gr. 4-5): $180/week
Member campers: $250
Member 2nd sibling: $230
Non-Member campers: $300
Crew Leaders (gr. 4-5): $230/week
Do you offer financial assistance?
What if I still have questions?
Volunteer as a CIT for
Take advantage of our Early Bird Discount, which ends 30 days prior to each camp week's start date.
Registration closes when enrollment reaches 25 campers or 7 days before each camp week starts.