The registration form for 2014 will be available March 1, 2014. The annual enrollment lottery will take place April 1, 2014. To be included in the lottery, registration forms with non-refundable deposit must be delivered by mail or in person to the UGA Marine Education Center & Aquarium on Skidaway island before April 1, 2014.
Faxed and emailed forms will not be accepted. Forms without deposits will not be accepted. Registration will not be completed by phone. Short waiting lists will be held for each session. Waiting list placement requires both registration form and deposit. If applicant is not enrolled due to space limitations, the registration form and deposit will be returned. Enrollment confirmation will be emailed by April 12th, 2014.
Looking for kid-friendly hands-on, feet-in marine science? You've found it!
The University of Georgia Marine Education Center and Aquarium has been providing science day camps every summer since 1993. Our camps allow kids to grow up learning about the Georgia Coast. Our Summer Marine Science Camp (SMSC) sessions emphasize marine science and coastal ecology while nurturing the curiosity and stewardship potential in each child.
We offer informal, team oriented, memorable camp experiences that balance detailed study with exploration. Using elements of environmental and experimental education as well as creative arts, each SMSC session is tailored to meet the learning stages and styles of kids aged 4-14.
Low student to staff ratios ensure personal attention and mentoring for your camper. Summer camp staff includes UGA marine education faculty and Georgia Sea Grant marine education interns. Camp sessions are high energy, chock full, and lots of fun! Your camper is sure to be hot, tired and dirty at the end of the day!
Do sessions change from one year to the next?
One exploration of the Georgia coast is only the beginning of a lifetime of learning! Although we swap new activities for old ones each year, the backbone of each session of Summer Marine Science Camp is a collection of explorations in the coastal outdoors. Field and lab activities vary slightly each year. We tailor key concepts in marine science and coastal ecology to camper academic level and attention spans.
Campers participate in a wide variety of activities like identifying marine animals!
Salty Dawgs walk along the observation platform after hiking through the salt marsh.
Georgia Sea Grant interns assist in and lead sessions to make sure every camper gets one-on-one attention!
A Sea Sprite gets dressed up like a crab!
Sea Squirts explore the salt marsh.
Sea Campers examine marine invertebrate in the laboratory.
Associate Director for Marine Education, Summer Camp Director, Marine Education Center and Aquarium