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.

Click her for registration form.

New for Summer 2015: Using Robotics in Ocean Exploration
For 7th, 8th, and 9th graders (as of Sept. 2015)

Session 2: July 13-17, 2015
Session Time: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This week long program taught by NJSGC educators will explore how and why scientists use certain types of advanced technology to make exciting discoveries about our ocean. The students will used all their science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM, skills to increase their shoreline science understanding through hands-on experiences outdoors and in our classroom. Throughout the week, campers will be challenged to use their best engineering and teamwork skills to design build, test and remotely operate an underwater robot.

For 5th and 6th graders (as of Sept. 2015)

Session 1: July 6 – 10, 2015 or Session 5: August 3 – 7, 2015
Session Time: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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 Sept. 2015)

Session 6: August 10 – 14, 2015
Session Time: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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 Sept. 2015)

Session 3: July 21 – July 24, 2015
Session Time: Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
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.

Oceanography Week: For 4th, 5th, and 6th graders (as of Sept. 2015)

Session 4: July 27 – July 24 – 31, 2015
Session Time: Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
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.