Sea Camp

Summer 2016 marks the 29th year for Sea Camp -

Two different camp sessions to inspire and educate Sea Campers!

Sea Camp I: Ocean Exploration

GCRL, Ocean Springs — June 6-10, 13-17, 20-24

Gulf Park Campus, Long Beach
June 27-July 1

Sea Camp II: Endangered Marine Species

GCRL, Ocean Springs
July 11-15, 18-22, 25-29

Marine educators provide students with a rich educational experience wrapped up in lots of fun, games and hands-on activities.

Participants explore coastal salt marshes with educators aboard the university research vessel, the Miss Peetsy B. Activities include live animal encounters with coastal wildlife and opportunities to fish, crab, seine and sieve. Students will participate in field trips appropriate for their ages, such as exploring beach habitats or a day at Ship Island.

Grades 1-2 — $210 / 3-4 — $235 / 5-6 — $260





Fees are $210 for 1st and 2nd grades, $235 for 3rd and 4th grades and $250 for 5th and 6th grades. Sea Camp registration requires a $50.00 non-refundable deposit.

Online Registration - Registration for Sea Camp is offered only online. Paper forms are no longer used.

For questions, please contact the Marine Education Center at 228.818.8833.

2016 Sea Camp Schedule

Drop-off 7:45-8:00 a.m. and pick-up is between 2:45-3:00 p.m.

Note: For 3rd-6th graders, drop-off on Thursdays is 7:30 a.m. and pick-up is at 4:45 p.m. to accommodate the trip to Ship Island

We offer two different sessions of Sea Camp, one in June and the second session in July. The topics and activities will be different. Each session will focus on a specific topic that is reinforced with fun activities and lesson plans in true University of Southern Mississippi Sea Camp style. Campers are exposed to vast amounts of marine biology and coastal ecology information in interesting and entertaining week-long activities.  

During Shark Fest, sharks are caught, tagged, and released as part of an ongoing research program at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory.Sea Camp participants are put into one of three groups that include activities age appropriate for each of the groups. 

Sea Camp Dates for 2016

Sea Camp I: Ocean Exploration

Sea Camp II: Endangered Marine Species