Youth Programs

Sea Chums (ages 6-8 ) must have completed kindergarten and be 6 by June 1st

Other Dates
Dates:June 30 - July 3, 2014
Meets:8:00 AM to 11:45 AM 4 sessions
Fee: $135.00

Sorry, this course is inactive. Please contact our office to see if it will be reinstated, or if alternative classes are available.

Online registration is not available at this time. Please contact our office for more information.

Support Person: Jan Beyma  Phone: 910-962-3195  Email:

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Hey Sea Chums - take the bait and get hooked on all things fishy! Explore the different habitats where fish live and find out how their needs are met. Discover how the saltmarsh serves as a fish nursery and learn about life cycles. Monitor weather patterns and research how they impact seasonal fish migrations. Investigate the differences between fresh-water and salt-water fish and learn about buoyancy. Compare boney-fish to cartilaginous fish (a big word for SHARK) in our anatomy lab. Discover the importance of yucky fish slime during a catch and release session at the dock. Learn how even a kid like you can help support sustainable fisheries

Field excursions include:
Going to the marsh, fouling community, freshwater pond, Center for Marine Science, NC Aquarium and fish market

Highlights include:
Learn how to how to monitor weather patterns; go seining and dip netting in the marsh; enjoy saltwater and freshwater fishing; conduct simple dissection and hands-on science experiments; study the different fish life cycles.

Cancellation policy:
To ensure that our camps are of the highest quality, we plan, schedule activities, and hire staff months before summer camp begins. Families typically book their camp months in advance. Therefore, last minute cancellations are particularly difficult for us to fill since most campers have already made other arrangements for the summer. Consequently, we cannot provide refunds if you cancel any time after 8 weeks prior to the start day of your camp session and can only provide a 50% refund (based on the program's total tuition cost) if you cancel prior to 8 weeks before your camp starts. If you need to change dates (and space is available in another session during the current summer) there is a $25 processing fee.

Policy States:
No refunds will be given within 8 weeks prior to start date of your camp session.
50% refunds (based on the program's total tuition cost) will be given if you cancel 12-8 weeks prior to camp start date.

25% processing fee will be charged for any cancellations made prior to 12 weeks before start date of camp.

$25 processing fee for any changes in dates.
All cancellation requests must be made in writing or by phone with a confirmation e-mail.