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    

2022 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!!!

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

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

Summer 2022 Workshop Schedule    

Week 1 (June 6-9) Half-Day
Week 1 (June 6-9) Half-Day

Something Fishy's Going On!  (8:00 AM - 11:30 AM) $165

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. Participants will also learn how to clean and prepare fish.

 

Reef Inspectors! (12:30PM - 4:00PM)  $165

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 13-15) Full-Day
Week 2 (June 13-15) 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 3 (June 20-23) Half-Day
Week 3 (June 20-23) Half-Day

Marine Mammals (8:00 AM-11:30 AM) $165

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.

NEW!!! Anchors Away, Sailors!  (12:30 PM - 4:00 PM) $165

Heave Ho, Let’s Go! Get ready to learn all about what it was like to travel the seas before GPS, electricity, and even engines were available. Explore the challenges that sailors faced at sea, practice tying knots, explore historic vessels, and learn how to navigate.

Week 4 (June 27-29) Full-Day
Week 4 (June 27-29) Full-Day

Marine Biology Boot Camp (9:00 AM-3:00 PM) $185       

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

Week 5 (July 11-14) Half-Day
Week 5 (July 11-14) Half-Day

Sharks, Stingrays, and Crabs (8:00 AM - 11:30 AM) $165

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, and then try your hand at catching one

Deep Sea Disco! (12:30PM - 4:00PM) $165

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 an glow that can trick us all? With so much to learn, lets get into a grove and learn all about the deep sea!

 

Week 6 (July 18-20) Full-Day
Week 6 (July 18-20) Full-Day

Marine Mammals (9:00 AM-3:00 PM) $185

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

NEW!!! Cardboard Boat Challenge! (July 21-22)
NEW!!! Cardboard Boat Challenge! (July 21-22)

Cardboard Boat Challenge (9:00AM-3:00PM) $120

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 brand new 2 day camp program!

Week 7 (July 25-28) Half-Day
Week 7 (July 25-28) Half-Day

Coastal Explorers (8:00 AM-11:30 AM) $165

Get ready to go exploring! Coastal ecosystems form wherever land and water meet, and they are filled with all types of life! Discover what critters inhabit our coastal areas and learn what special skills these animals have to live here! From our feathered friends, salty plants, grumpy gobies, and snapping shrimp, we'll explore them all!

Reef Inspectors! (12:30PM - 4:00PM) $165

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 8 (August 1-4) Half-Day
Week 8 (August 1-4) Half-Day

Sharks, Stingrays, and Crabs (8:00 AM - 11:30 AM) $165

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, and then try your hand at catching one

NEW!!! Sea Shellebration! (12:30PM-4:00PM) $165

Shellebrate good times come on! Have you ever wondered what makes those beautiful seashells that Sally sells by the seashore? Let’s find out as we celebrate the amazing animals in Phylum Mollusca and the shells that they produce! Campers will collect and identify seashells and learn why they’re so important to our invertebrate friends! Let's shellebrate!

 

Week 9 (August 8-10) Full-Day
Week 9 (August 8-10) 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

2022 Sea Squirt Workshops    

Session I: June 16-17 (9:00 am - 12:00pm)

Session II: June 30-July 1 (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, explore a salt marsh, and create a product reflecting their adventures in marine science.

Cost: $120.00 per child

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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