Sea Camp is a week-long residential adventure exploring the wonders of the marine and estuarine environments for campers ages 10-18. As a Sea Camper, you will have access to research vessels, oceanographic equipment, laboratory facilities, and a professional staff enabling you to learn about the ocean through hands-on experiences.

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Housing
Housing

Sea Campers will reside in dormitories at the Texas A&M University at Galveston (TAMUG) Mitchell campus on Pelican Island. Campers are typically roomed two to a room and four to a suite depending on the number of campers in the program.

Roommate requests are made during registration, can be added to your online account, or made by calling the Sea Camp Business office at (409)740-4525.

If your camper does not have a roommate request that is perfectly fine! Many of our campers come to camp their first time and meet likeminded individuals with whom they might like to room with the following summer! Campers are roomed by program, gender, and age. 

Supervision
Supervision

Dorm Staff: A resident manager, dorm mom, recreation director, camp assistant and counselors (counselors are K-12 educators) are present 24 hours a day.

Dorm Office: The dorm office will be available from Week 1-Week 8 of camp at (409)740-4759

Sea Camp Instructors are experienced undergraduates, graduate students and recent graduates from Texas A&M University Galveston Campus.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellation Policy

Deposit: A $150 deposit is due upon registration. This deposit is fully refundable as long as you cancel 3 weeks prior to your camp starting date. Any cancellation that is made after this date will not be refunded the deposit.

You must e-mail or call the business office in order to cancel your camp program. 

 

Covid 19 Related Cancelations:

Symptomatic and/or Parental Concern -Customers who cancel by email notice less than 3 weeks prior to camp start date are eligible to receive full credit for a future Sea Camp or a refund less the camp deposit.

Exposure Related – If camps are cancelled due to a COVID-19 camp direct exposure, potential exposure and/or for contact tracing reasons, impacted customers will receive a prorated refund or camp credit.

Government / Health Dept Related – If camps are cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic federal, state and local health measures, refunds will be issued less the camp deposit (processing and administrative fees). Alternately customers can opt to receive full credit for a future Sea Camp.

Waiting List
Waiting List

It is free of charge to be added to the waiting list. If a cancellation is made, we will immediately e-mail the next person on the list. Parents will receive a courtesy call if no response has been received by the office before moving on to the next participant.

Please ensure you are using an e-mail address or phone number that you are easily contacted at.

Flight Information
Flight Information

Sea Camp offers transportation to/from Houston Hobby to those flying. The fee is $35 each way. Once you have your flight information, registration can be made in our online registration portal, or by calling the Sea Camp Office at 409-740-4525. Reservations must be made at least one week prior to your campers arrival. A flight confirmation is required to request transportation and will only be available to those flying to and from Houston Hobby.

Sea Camp does not provide transportation to/from IAH Bush Intercontinental.  All transportation to & from IAH will need to make alternate reservations. One service we have experience with and suggest is Galveston Limousine (409) 744-5466. Please keep in mind, this transportation is not provided by Sea Camp. Please contact the Galveston Limousine service prior to booking your flight to make sure they have a shuttle available.

Arrivals

  • Campers flying in for Sea Camp will fly into Houston Hobby.
  • Flight arrival times need to be made between 10 am - 1:30 pm on Sunday.
  • A Sea Camp representative will be on-site to meet arrivals at their gate and escort them to baggage claim, then to the shuttle. The instructors will be wearing a maroon shirt. Campers PLEASE STAY AT YOUR GATE, DO NOT PROCEED TO BAGGAGE CLAIM.
  • Arrivals at Bush Intercontinental Airport will meet the Galveston Limousine Shuttle for the trip to the Dorm Office. Please make sure you make reservations with Galveston Limousine Service (409) 744-5466.


Departures

  • Flight departure times need to be arranged between 9:00 am-11:30 am on Saturday.
  • A Sea Camp representative will be escorting campers to Houston-Hobby Airport and assisting them with check-in.
  • Departures at Bush Intercontinental Airport will be placed on the Galveston Limousine Shuttle for the trip to the Airport. They will be responsible for their own check-in at the Airport. Please make sure you make return reservations for Galveston Limousine Service at (409) 744-5466.
Camper Check-In and Pick-Up
Camper Check-In and Pick-Up

Check-In: Campers may arrive anytime between 2:00 & 4:00 p.m. on Sunday!

Pick-Up: Campers may be picked up after Friday night closing ceremonies or Saturday morning no later than 11:00 a.m.!

Closing Ceremonies: Parents are more than welcome to attend this ceremony! Closing Ceremonies will start at either 6:00p.m. or 7:00p.m. depending on the program your camper is attending. We will give you the exact time at camper check-in!

Sea Camp Packing List!
Sea Camp Packing List!

Packing List:

  • At least 5 Cloth face coverings (disposable mask,buff, cloth mask, ect.) that cover mouth and nose.
  • Summer Clothes (Shorts, T-shirts, hat's, ext.)
  • Appropriate Swimsuits: two-piece suits are allowed as long as they are modestly cut. No thong or cheeky bottoms.
  •  Re-usable Water bottle
  • Sandals or flip-flops
  • Lace up sneakers for outdoor activities
  •  Old/inexpensive pair of lace-up sneakers that can get dirty
  •  Sweatshirt for air conditioned buildings
  • Pillow/Pillow case
  •  Sleeping bag or twin bedding. (extra long twin sheets are recommended unless they are stretchy)
  •  Beach towels, bath towel, wash cloths, etc.
  • Hand Soap & Shampoo
  •  Detergent. Laundry is located on the first floor free of cost to campers if needed.
  • Alarm Clock
  •  Insect Repellent
  •  Sunscreen
  • 2 Plain white t-shirts to decorate at camp
  • Light weight fishing rod and reel, if interested in optional
  • fishing.
  • Optional: hammock

Money:

  • Quarters are handy for snacks and drinks.
  • Campers are responsible for any souvenirs they would like to purchase.
  • Campers will have access to the Texas A&M Bookstore.

Electronics:

  • Cell phones & electronics must be left in the camper’s room during the day
  • Electronics are allowed in dorm rooms, but are the responsibility of the owner.
  • A camp phone is available to campers in the dorm office for needed calls home, if a cell phone is unavailable.
  • Though much of the campus is wireless, students will be very busy and will not have access to internet the majority of camp.
Camp Rules
Camp Rules

Sea Camp Rules and Discipline:

  • There is ZERO tolerance for alcohol, drug, weapons, or tobacco and vapor products.
  • Campers are expected to follow all campus rules/regulations and respect university property and facilities. Parents will be billed for any damages.
  • Campers will be sent home for any behavior that is unacceptable to Sea Camp staff.
  • Campers will not engage in inappropriate verbal, physical, or sexual conduct directed toward an other person, whether camper, volunteer or staff.
  • Specific guidelines will be given during opening ceremonies.
  • Parents will NOT receive a refund if camper is sent
    home for inappropriate behavior.
  • Campers sent home for inappropriate or disruptive behavior will not be allowed to return for a period of 3 months to 1 year depending on the offense. A recommendation letter written by a principal must be provided to return to camp.
Camp Photos and Camper Mail
Camp Photos and Camper Mail

Camp Photos

  • At Sea Camp our amazing counselors are our photographers! This way we can get great photos of your kids while they focus on experiencing camp!

  • A week before camp you will be provided a link that will allow you to access photos through a website as they are uploaded so you can stay connected during the week!

  • Albums are divided between camp dates and programs. Please keep in mind that our team is first and foremost focused on providing your camper with quality programs and activities. We might be having so much fun that we forget to photograph some activities. We will try our best to get photos that we do have uploaded quickly so that you may share in the experience.

E-mail you camper during camp!

  • Parents may send camper e-mails throughout the week to let them know you are thinking about them!

  • Camper Mail will be printed at 3:00 p.m. each day and delivered to their room at lights out.

  • When e-mailing please include the camper’s name in the subject line along with the camp they are attending. (Please do not send photos in your e-mails, e-mails are printed in black and white)

The email address is as follows: campermail@tamug.edu

Sea Camp Covid-19 Procedure
Sea Camp Covid-19 Procedure

Sea Camp & COVID-19 

Nonpharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) continue to be effective and important tools in the prevention and mitigation of COVID-19 in the summer camp setting. Diligent, multilayered use of these interventions, both with and without vaccination, has been shown to safely allow camps and schools to operate. Masking, distancing, ventilation, hygiene, disinfection, testing, and cohorting will continue at Sea Camp to varying degrees, implementation and circumstances. 

The state of the pandemic both nationally and locally continues to be fluid and cyclic in its nature. Sea Camp is prepared to operate with contingency plans that reflect the uncertainty of where COVID-19 rates are in the summer of 2022. We ask that campers and parents be understanding and flexible should changes need to occur.  

Testing continues to play an important role in surveillance and early detection of COVID-19 and Sea Camp plans to provide for testing (as needed) in summer 2022. 

  • Prior to arrival at camp, please monitor symptoms for COVID-19. 
  • Vaccinations and/or face coverings are NOT REQUIRED, however are highly encouraged for staff, students, campers, and visitors on Texas A&M University campuses. 
  • Although we do not require face coverings on campus, field trips to private organizations may have their own restrictions. We recommend all campers bring facial coverings to Sea Camp. 
  • If a participant shows two or more symptoms as outlined in the CDC's COVID-19 symptoms for youth, they must be sent home or tested for COVID-19. COVID-19 rapid antigen tests are available and administered to staff and campers who volunteer to participate. 

 

Please know that an inherent risk of exposure to contagious illnesses including flu, strep and COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. Parents should use their best judgment regarding sending their child to camp and seek to protect any vulnerable persons who are members of the same household or come into frequent, close contact with infants, children and youth who attend camps. 

 

Thank you for helping us keep Sea Camp safe! 

Sea Campus Kids is a day camp for kids ages 4-11. Join us for a “Hands-on” and “Feet-in” marine adventure! Sea Campus Kids is very popular with our young marine biologists in training!

Summer Workshops Ages 6-11
Summer Workshops Ages 6-11

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

A deposit of $30 is required for each workshop. 

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.  

Sea Squirts
Sea Squirts

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.

Waiting Lists
Waiting Lists

It is free of charge to be added to the waiting list. If a cancellation is made, we will immediately e-mail the next person on the list. Parents will receive a courtesy call if no response has been received by the office before moving on to the next participant.

Please ensure you are using an e-mail address or phone number that you are easily contacted at.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellation Policy

Deposit: A $30 deposit is due upon registration. This deposit is fully refundable as long as you cancel 3 weeks prior to your camp starting date. Any cancellation that is made after this date will not be refunded the deposit.

You must e-mail or call the business office in order to cancel your camp program. 

 

Covid 19 Related Cancelations:

Symptomatic and/or Parental Concern -Customers who cancel by email notice less than 3 weeks prior to camp start date are eligible to receive full credit for a future Sea Camp or a refund less the camp deposit.

Exposure Related – If camps are cancelled due to a COVID-19 camp direct exposure, potential exposure and/or for contact tracing reasons, impacted customers will receive a prorated refund or camp credit.

Government / Health Dept Related – If camps are cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic federal, state and local health measures, refunds will be issued less the camp deposit (processing and administrative fees). Alternately customers can opt to receive full credit for a future Sea Camp.

Day Camp Packing List!
Day Camp Packing List!

Sea Campus Kids Day Camp Packing List and Information:

  • Kids should be prepared to get wet daily.
  • Face coverings (cloth face covering, surgical mask, etc.) are highly encouraged for staff, students, campers, and visitors on Texas A&M University campuses. Although we do not require face coverings, field trips to private organizations may have their own restrictions. We recommend all campers bring facial coverings while at Sea Camp.
  • They should WEAR PLAY CLOTHES AND OLD LACE-UP TENNIS SHOES which could get wet and/or dirty. DO NOT WEAR “WATER SHOES” BECAUSE THEY WILL FALL OFF IN THE MARSH.
  • We recommend that they bring a backpack every day with a change of clothes, shoes and a beach towel.
  • Sandals can be worn in the classroom; however, for safety reasons they may not be worn on field trips.
  • Bug spray and Sunscreen is necessary and should be applied BEFORE arriving although we do keep a supply on hand.
  • We always have water available for the campers, however, we encourage packing a filled water bottle each day.
  • Bathing suits permitted as undergarments only. At camp we are not swimming, we are scientists exploring the ocean!
  • Please make sure your camper has a shirt and shorts that can get wet to properly cover the bathing suit.
  • Campers attending all day sessions or back to back morning and afternoon sessions will need to bring their own lunch.
Sea Campus Kids Guidelines and Safety
Sea Campus Kids Guidelines and Safety

We want to make sure that every camper has a positive, fun, and memorable experience with us here at Sea Campus Kids (SCK). Here’s are some of our guidelines to follow during camp.

  • All campers must be signed in and out daily by an adult (18 years or older), no camper is allowed to sign him/herself in or out.
  • All campers are encouraged to participate in all activities at every camp they attend. Many of our camps have overlapping activities. Campers who are registered for multiple camps may repeat activities.
  • Snacks are generally only provided on field trip days for half day camps, and full day camps. If your camper(s) tend to get hungry more frequently, please feel free to send an extra snack for them to have during classroom time.
  • All campers are escorted to and from activities that take place outside our regular classroom, including restroom breaks.
  • SCK does not tolerate bullying or harassing in any form (name calling, teasing, unwanted physical contact, etc.). Parents will be notified in the event of a problem, and if the problem persists camper(s) will be not be permitted back.
  • SCK does not allow inappropriate behavior (weapon play, play fighting, inappropriate writing or drawing on projects). Parents will be notified if in the event of inappropriate behavior, and if behavior persists camper(s) will not be permitted back.
Sea Campus Kids Covid-19 Procedure
Sea Campus Kids Covid-19 Procedure

Sea Camp & COVID-19 

Nonpharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) continue to be effective and important tools in the prevention and mitigation of COVID-19 in the summer camp setting. Diligent, multilayered use of these interventions, both with and without vaccination, has been shown to safely allow camps and schools to operate. Masking, distancing, ventilation, hygiene, disinfection, testing, and cohorting will continue at Sea Camp to varying degrees, implementation and circumstances. 

The state of the pandemic both nationally and locally continues to be fluid and cyclic in its nature. Sea Camp is prepared to operate with contingency plans that reflect the uncertainty of where COVID-19 rates are in the summer of 2022. We ask that campers and parents be understanding and flexible should changes need to occur.  

Testing continues to play an important role in surveillance and early detection of COVID-19 and Sea Camp plans to provide for testing (as needed) in summer 2022. 

  • Prior to arrival at camp, please monitor symptoms for COVID-19. 
  • Vaccinations and/or face coverings are NOT REQUIRED, however are highly encouraged for staff, students, campers, and visitors on Texas A&M University campuses. 
  • Although we do not require face coverings on campus, field trips to private organizations may have their own restrictions. We recommend all campers bring facial coverings to Sea Camp. 
  • If a participant shows two or more symptoms as outlined in the CDC's COVID-19 symptoms for youth, they must be sent home or tested for COVID-19. COVID-19 rapid antigen tests are available and administered to staff and campers who volunteer to participate. 

 

Please know that an inherent risk of exposure to contagious illnesses including flu, strep and COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. Parents should use their best judgment regarding sending their child to camp and seek to protect any vulnerable persons who are members of the same household or come into frequent, close contact with infants, children and youth who attend camps. 

 

Thank you for helping us keep Sea Camp safe! 

VIEW FIELD TRIP PROGRAMS

Texas A&M University Galveston Campus (TAMUG) offers a variety of marine-oriented field trips for groups of all ages! Our field trips are popular among public and private schools, scouts, church groups, etc. Our research vessel trip, salt marsh excursion, and shark dissection activities are sure to please! We can also arrange for a campus tour, lunch on campus, and so on. Please review our Field Trip page and let us know what we can do to help you create a memorable experience.

Field Trip Contact:

Sea Camp Business Office
seacamp@tamug.edu
409-740-4525

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Internship for Educators    

Texas A&M University Galveston Campus sponsors free summer internships for school teachers, counselors, administrators, and other individuals involved in education. Internships are operated in conjunction with Sea Camp and Talented & Gifted (TAG).

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Scholarships    

Opportunities for Summer 2023 Poster Scholarship Contest: Theme, Rules, and Dates will be released in February.

 

The Sea Camp Poster Scholarship Competition contest is worth up to $1015 for our week long Sea Camp for summer 2022! Campers ages 10-18 are eligible. Sea Campus Kids day camp is not included for this scholarship opportunity.

 

 

Sea Camp Connection    

Sea Camp Connection is a virtual experience designed to connect campers all across the world through their passion for marine life. Through virtual experiences, games, challenges, and crafts, Sea Camp Connection allows participants to learn at their own pace from Sea Camp Staff members while also connecting with fellow campers. In this unique experience, campers will be able to participate from their own home through activities the whole family can enjoy!

 Stay tuned for our next session!

Contact Us!    

Email: seacamp@tamug.edu

Sea Camp Business Office (8am-5pm Monday-Friday)
(409) 740-4525

Sea Camp Dorm Office (Summer Months only)
(409) 740-4759

Directions:

Sea Campus Kids and Sea Camp Buisness office are located in the Sea Aggie Center BUILDING 3026

Sea Camp Dorms are located in Oceans Residential Hall BUILDING 3305 B

 

Mailing Address:

Attn: Sea Camp

P.O. Box 1675

 Galveston, TX 77553-1675

Shipping Address:

Attn: Sea Camp

 1001 Texas Clipper Rd.

Galveston, TX 77554-2888

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