Marine Biology Camp for High School Students

This in-depth, hands-on camp gives students practical experience and insight into marine science careers.

Dates: Monday-Friday, August 5-16, 2019

Age: Students in grades 9-12

Time: 9am-3pm

Cost: $700 member/$750 non-member

You must have a family membership valid through the camp dates to take advantage of the member rate.


About Marine Biology Camp

This 2-week marine biology camp for science-minded high school students interested in pursuing studies in marine biology or a related science field includes in-depth, hands-on lessons that will give students practical experience and insight into marine science careers.

Limited to 12 students. All gear is provided.


This hands-on intensive program will explore local marine life and our local waters through:

  • data collection and identification of fish off-shore 
  • in-depth focus on crustaceans and echinoderms 
  • culturing bioluminescent plankton for public display 
  • studying and dissecting a shark
  • kayaking in the salt marsh
  • water quality testing
  • hatching and growing brine shrimp
  • whale watching with a marine biologist

Students will also:

  • Collect data for a presentation and exhibit to be displayed at the Seacoast Science Center.
  • Become an expert on a local marine creature and work with a naturalist mentor to learn how to teach our younger campers about their chosen species.
  • Tour UNH marine lab to learn about current research projects


Activities subject to change.

Please note: registration opens January 15 for members; February 1 for non-members.

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Become a Member

Members of the Center are entitled to reduced camp prices and early summer camp registration. Your family membership must be valid through your chosen camp dates to receive the discount. Click here to learn more about all the great member benefits, join, or renew your membership.


Cancellation Policy

Cancellations that are made prior to two weeks before your child’s first day of camp begins will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be given after that time.


Camp Fund

The Center has created a Camp Fund to offer financial assistance to those otherwise unable to attend. We encourage your support of this fund; please make a donation when you register or donate now. Your contributions are tax deductible.


Confirmation, Guidelines, and Medical Health Forms

You will receive a confirmation email for your registration.

Please download the required permission forms and nut allergy policy and medical health formsThe physician’s health form (or child’s medical record sheet) requires your child’s physician’s signature. We must have a current, signed, completed health form two weeks prior to your child’s first day of camp or your child cannot attend. 



Contact Henry Burke at 603-436-8043, ext. 16 or [email protected].

Summer camp is also available for:

Ages 4-5: Treks 4 Tots

Grades K-5: Safari

Grades 6-8: Stewards