Sea Campus Kids

Sea Campus Kids is a marine-oriented day program for campers ages 6-11.  Campers will have their hands-on and feet-in as they participate in activities such as wading through a salt marsh, dissecting a fish or seining in the surf.

Sea Campus Kids    

2023 Registration for day camp will open on Monday, December 12th at 9:00a.m., and overnight camp registration will open Thursday, December 8th at 9:00a.m. (CST).

Half-Day Workshops: Monday-Thursday Ages 6-10

Morning Workshops: 8:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Afternoon Workshops: 12:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. 

Participants may register for the morning, afternoon, or both programs offered. Campers enrolled in morning and afternoon workshops will stay during lunch. 

Full-Day Workshops: Monday-Wednesday 9:00a.m.-3:00p.m.

Beginner Ages 6-8;    Advanced Ages 9-11

Registration Fee: There is a $10 non refundable fee for registering your camper. This is due to a internal registration site fee. The $10 is deducted from the total camp balance. This fee is non-refundable.

Registration: A deposit of $30 is required to register for each workshop.

Cancellation and Final Payment: The deposit may be refunded or applied to another workshop up to four weeks prior to the start of the workshop by contacting the Sea Camp office to confirm the change.  Full payment and updated medical information is due four weeks prior to the start of the workshop.  

Summer 2023 Workshop Schedule    

Week 1 (June 5-8) Half-Day
Week 1 (June 5-8) Half-Day

Something Fishy's Going On!  (8:00 AM - 11:30 AM) $175

Advanced Workshop for ages 9 to 11

Campers must bring their own fishing pole and tackle.

Cast a line into the Gulf and Bay and learn all about the species of fish that inhabit Galveston’s marine habitat.  Learn all about local fishing regulations, fishing ethics, as well as the basics of casting, baiting a hook, and tying fishing knots. This camp will get to fish at various habitats including a pier fishing trip!

 

Reef Inspectors! (12:30PM - 4:00PM)  $175

Coral reefs are extremely biodiverse ecosystems, meaning lots of ocean creatures depend on them. Coral reefs are home to more than 25% of marine life! Thousands of species from invertebrates to marine mammals count on crazy little coral polyps to build complex communities. How do they all get along?? Become a certified Reef Inspector (RI) while exploring the lives of ocean creatures living side-by-side, such as sea anemones and clownfish. Inspection of our amazing coral reefs or “rainforests of the sea” will reveal the freeloaders, the scroungers, the cordial, the aloof, and the lethal!

Week 2 (June 12-14) Full-Day
Week 2 (June 12-14) Full-Day

Marine Mammals (9:00 AM-3:00 PM) $200

Enter the wonderful world of marine mammals, our hairy ocean friends & learn about flukes & flippers, baleen & blowholes, spy-hopping & breaching. Compare dolphins & porpoises, seals & sea lions. Take a “close” look at the largest mammal on Earth, study the only aquatic bear, and get to know the clever sea otter. Marine mammal explorers will also learn how to rescue a stranded animal.

Advanced Workshop: Ages 9-11

Beginner Workshop: Ages 6-8

Week 3 (June 19-22) Half-Day
Week 3 (June 19-22) Half-Day

Sharks, Stingrays, and Crabs (8:00 AM - 11:30 AM) $175

Discover the amazing diversity of crabs and cartilaginous fishes! Experience a hands-on dissection of a bony fish and compare its anatomy to the anatomy of a shark. Learn all about the blue crab life cycle, then try your hand at catching one!

Deep Sea Disco! (12:30PM - 4:00PM) $175

There are so many things to see beneath the ocean blue. Come take a journey to explore a multitude or two. Stargazer, oar, and lumpfish just to name a few; we'll learn about why and how creatures live just where they do. What lives so near to the surface it sees the sun shine like a disco ball and what lives in the midnight zone with a  glow that can trick us all? With so much to learn, lets get into a groove and learn all about the deep sea!

Week 4 (June 26-28) Full-Day
Week 4 (June 26-28) Full-Day

Marine Biologist Boot Camp (9:00 AM-3:00 PM) $200    

Fall in and join the ranks of scientists who investigate the inhabitants of the oceans. Step in line as you learn how to use a microscope, study the art of dissecting and conduct scientific experiments. Enlistees will work in technical squads to conduct experiments, record data and report findings. The MBBC will include field trips to science labs and local marine habitats and fish and mollusk dissections.

Advanced Workshop: Ages 9-11

Beginner Workshop: Ages 6-8 

Cardboard Boat Challenge! (July 6-7)
Cardboard Boat Challenge! (July 6-7)

Cardboard Boat Challenge (July 6-7) $130

Have you ever wanted to build your own boat out of cardboard and see if it floats? Join us for the first ever Sea Camp Cardboard Boat Challenge to SEA if your vessel is ready for the open seas! We'll learn about ships, build our own vessel, create a flag, and try them out in this 2 day camp program!

Advanced Workshop: Ages 9-11

Beginner Workshop: Ages 6-8

Week 5 (July 10-13) Half-Day
Week 5 (July 10-13) Half-Day

NEW!!! Megalodon Mania (8:00 AM - 11:30 AM) $175

Discover the ancient creatures of the ocean like the Mosasaurus, Megalodon, and the Spinosaurus! What did they eat, where did they live? Let's dig in to see how archaeologists and paleontologists excavate and uncover samples of these creatures by practicing on our own beaches! Let’s take a trip back in time to understand the way of life of these fascinating extinct creatures! This camp will include a trip the beach, various science experiments, and a collaboration project with a Texas A&M University benthic paleontology lab.

Marine Biologist Boot Camp (12:30PM - 4:00PM) $175

Fall in and join the ranks of scientists who investigate the inhabitants of the oceans. Step in line as you learn how to use a microscope, study the art of dissecting and conduct scientific experiments. Enlistees will work in technical squads to conduct experiments, record data and report findings. The MBBC will include field trips to science labs, salt marsh environment, and fish and mollusk dissections.

 

Week 6 (July 17-19) Full-Day
Week 6 (July 17-19) Full-Day

Aquatic Animal Vet Clinic (9:00 AM-3:00 PM) $200           

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a veterinarian? Learn the science and skills needed in veterinary medicine to help marine animals in need. Grab your lab coat and let’s explore the many ways Veterinarians can help animals when they’re sick or injured!

Advanced Workshop: Ages 9-11

Beginner Workshop: Ages 6-8

Week 7 (July 24-27) Half-Day
Week 7 (July 24-27) Half-Day

 Marine Mammals (8:00 AM-11:30 AM) $175

Investigate flukes and flippers, baleen and blowholes, and spy-hopping and breaching in the underwater world of marine mammals. Compare dolphins and porpoises, seals and sea lions, and baleen and toothed whales. Explore the adaptations of the polar bear and get to know the clever sea otter. Learn how to help a stranded marine mammal and develop strategies for keeping them safe from human litter and pollution.

Deep Sea Disco! (12:30PM - 4:00PM) $175

There are so many things to see beneath the ocean blue. Come take a journey to explore a multitude or two. Stargazer, oar, and lumpfish just to name a few; we'll learn about why and how creatures live just where they do. What lives so near to the surface it sees the sun shine like a disco ball and what lives in the midnight zone with a  glow that can trick us all? With so much to learn, lets get into a groove and learn all about the deep sea!

Week 8 (July 30-August 3) Half-Day
Week 8 (July 30-August 3) Half-Day

Sharks, Stingrays, and Crabs (8:00 AM - 11:30 AM) $175

Discover the amazing diversity of crabs and cartilaginous fishes! Experience a hands-on dissection of a bony fish and compare its anatomy to the anatomy of a shark. Learn all about the blue crab life cycle,  then try your hand at catching one!

NEW!!! The Floor is LAVA (12:30PM-4:00PM) $175

The floor is LAVA!!! The ocean is an amazing habitat but sometimes it can be a harsh environment. The creatures that live there must overcome some EXTREME habitats! Ocean hydrothermal vents, rapid changing salinity, and extreme temperatures! How do the animals stay safe in these environments? Let’s learn by using our favorite childhood game the floor is LAVA to see how animals that live there stay safe and survive in these intense conditions! This camp will include a trip to the salt marsh environment, camp games, various science experiments, and LAVA!!!!

 

Week 9 (August 7-9) Full-Day
Week 9 (August 7-9) Full-Day

Aquatic Animal Vet Clinic (9:00 AM-3:00 PM) $200           

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a veterinarian? Learn the science and skills needed in veterinary medicine to help marine animals in need. Grab your lab coat and let’s explore the many ways Veterinarians can help animals when they’re sick or injured!

Advanced Workshop: Ages 9-11

Beginner Workshop: Ages 6-8

2023 Sea Squirt Workshops    

Session I: June 15-16 (9:00 am - 12:00pm)

Session II: June 29-30 (9:00 am - 12:00pm)

Sea Squirts Workshops are designed with our smaller scientists in mind.  Parents and children (4-5 years old) will discover and explore the marine environment together.  Explorers will make discoveries in the Sea Squirt classroom, exploring local marine creatures and create a product reflecting their adventures in marine science.

Cost: $130.00 per child

To register, please select "Register my Family" to find it on the selection. Children must be accompanied by a parent/adult caretaker (18+) to participate in the Sea Squirt program. Please register accompanying adult as a participant at registration.

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