Marine Science Day Camp

Marine Science Day Camp at the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium is for children interested in learning more about the ocean and our local marine ecosystem. Camp is held at our Sandy Hook Headquarters. Choose from the sessions listed below. Please note grade–level restrictions.

For more information or to get a camp code please call 732-872-1300 x19 or email Rose Higgins.

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For 5th and 6th graders (as of 9/2014)

 
Session 1: July 7 – 11, 2014 or Session 5: August 4 – 8, 2014
Session Time: Monday thru Friday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Tuition: $300.00

During these sessions, campers explore Sandy Hook as scientists, historians and artists. Throughout the week each camper will discover the science of the sea by exploring Sandy Hook’s marine habitats and learn to become stewards of these precious environments. “Hands-on” activities include seining, sieving, plant and animal identification, microscopic investigations, sand sampling, shell collecting and seashore crafts. These sessions also include guided tours of Fort Hancock’s historic sites and the Sandy Hook Lighthouse.
 

For 7th and 8th graders (as of 9/2014)

 
Session 2: July 14 – 18, 2014 or Session 6: August 11 – 15, 2014
Session Time: Monday thru Friday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Tuition: $300.00

Geared toward older or experienced campers, these sessions feature an in-depth study of the science of Sandy Hook. Using the authentic tools of the research scientist, campers become marine biologists for the week, gathering data about New Jersey’s coastal environment. “Hands-on” activities include animal investigations, dissections, marine habitat comparisons and water quality monitoring. Through direct observation and increased understanding, campers will expand their appreciation of the environment and learn many ways to protect it for future generations.
 

For 3rd and 4th graders (as of 9/2014)

 
Session 3: July 21 – July 24, 2014
Session Time: Monday thru Thursday 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Tuition: $240.00

Introduce your child to the excitement of the ocean and launch a lifelong interest in science during these sessions developed especially for younger students. Each week includes laboratory investigations, arts and crafts and games. Campers will get a close-up look at many of Sandy Hook’s exciting marine creatures including horseshoe crabs, fish and turtles. A portion of each day will be spent outdoors exploring Sandy Hook’s bay and beach environments with a special emphasis on care and appreciation of the natural world.
 

NEW FOR SUMMER 2014! Oceanography Week

For 4th, 5th and 6th graders (as of 9/2014)

 
Session 4: July 28 – August 1, 2014
Session Time: Monday thru Friday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Tuition: $300.00

Oceanography Week is for campers wishing to participate in a second week of camp or for sibling campers wishing to attend camp together. This week provides opportunities to explore new topics, concepts and experiments not covered during our other weeks of camp. A portion of each day will be spent outdoors exploring Sandy Hook’s bay and beach environments with follow-up activities conducted in NJSGC’s Sandy Hook classroom.