This in-depth, hands-on camp gives students practical experience and insight into marine science careers.
To reach the Camp Director while camp is in session, please call 603-812-9425.
Dates: Monday-Friday, July 12-16 and August 16-20, 2021
Age: Students in grades 9-12
Cost: $375 member/$400 non-member
You must have a family membership valid through the camp dates to take advantage of the member rate.
Health and Safety Protocol for Summer 2021
Please read our Health & Safety Protocol For Youth Programs Spring/Summer 2021 for a detailed plan of the protocol and procedures followed for all youth programs in consideration of COVID-19. Be aware that there may be updates to our policies to ensure a safe environment as the community health crisis evolves or resolves.
About Marine Biology Camp
This marine biology camp is designed for science-minded high school students who are interested in pursuing studies in marine biology or a related science field. Students spend the week engaged in in-depth, hands-on lessons that give them practical experience and insight into marine science careers. Students are welcome to enroll in one or both sessions.
Limited to 12 students. All gear is provided.
This intensive, hands-on program will explore local marine life and our local waters through:
- Data collection and identification of fish off-shore
- Kayaking in the salt marsh
- In-depth focus on crustaceans and echinoderms
- Water quality testing
- Scientific ocean research on plastics in the ocean
- Scientific tide pool research
Students will also:
- Collect data for a presentation and exhibit to be displayed at 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 or whale watching with a marine biologist.
View 2020 itinerary. Activities for 2021 to come soon.
How to Register
To register online, click the button below. Then, choose among the sessions offered. If you would like to register over the phone, please email Henry Burke, Camp Director, at [email protected] Please include your phone number and the best time to reach you.
If the session you are trying to register for is FULL, please email Henry Burke, Camp Director, at [email protected] to be added to the wait list.
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.
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.
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 forms. The 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.
Registration opens February 1 for members; February 15 for non-members.
Summer camp is also available for: