Marine Summer Day Camp 2017 Memories

August 16th, 2017

As the final week of marine summer day camp draws to a close, we’d like to thank all campers and counselors for a great summer!

NJSGC’s summer camp program is dedicated to educating children about our marine world, with a special focus on creating awareness and appreciation for the marine environments of New Jersey. We hope to provide an exciting, week-long experience that is educational, safe, and most importantly, fun for the campers!

A typical day at camp starts with mornings spent outside observing and exploring the natural marine environments of Sandy Hook. By the afternoon, groups will make their way to the NJSGC headquarters building #22 for lab investigations, games, crafts, and more interactive exercises. Throughout the week, campers will visit a variety of sites on Sandy Hook including the salt marsh, ocean beach, maritime forest, and a few historical sites such as the lighthouse. Many activities are very “hands-on” in hopes of demonstrating to campers, like no classroom lecture can, the connections between living things on land and in the sea.

Here’s what has been happening at NJSGC throughout July and August:

Science of the Sea (3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th graders)

Oceanography Week (4th, 5th, and 6th graders)

Using Robotics in Ocean Exploration (7th, 8th, and 9th graders)

Science of Sandy Hook (7th and 8th graders)

Registration for 2017 is officially closed, but please visit our website for more information on next year’s program!