Sea Camp

Summer 2017 marks the 30th year for Sea Camp -

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

Two different camp sessions to inspire and educate Sea Campers!

Session I - Amazing Adaptations

GCRL, Ocean Springs
June 5-9 and 12-16, 19-23
and 26-30

NEW LOCATION —
Gulf Park at Long BeachJune 19-23

Session II -
Predators of the Sea

GCRL, Ocean Springs — July 10-14 and 17-21

2017 Summer Camps Flyer

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.

 

 

 

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Registration

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. University Faculty, Staff and Students Receive 20% Discount on Camp Tuition!

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

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2017 Sea Camp Schedule

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

Note: For GCRL, Ocean Springs campers, 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.  

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

Sea Camp Dates for 2017

Session I - Amazing Adaptations

Session II - Predators of the Sea

Downloadable 2017 Summer Camps flyer