Youth Programs

Sea Squirts (ages 5-6) Must be kindergarten ready and 5 by June 1st

Other Dates
Dates:July 17-21, 2017
Meets:8:00 am-11:45 am Friday pick-up/final presentations at 11:30 am 5 sessions
Fee: $160.00

There are 2 openings remaining at this time.

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Your little squirts will enjoy our fun-filled camp for budding marine scientists interested in the field of "ickyology", better known as invertebrate zoology. They'll explore different marine habitats, discover some of the shelly, spiny, crusty, squishy and scummy critters that live there, and learn about environmental issues that are impacting them - including the invasion of sea squirts!

Field Trips include:
Exploration of the beach, marsh, fouling station, Center for Marine Science and NC Aquarium.

Highlights include:
Each day begins with a special read-aloud "ickyology" book; observe marine organisms up close; conduct hands-on science experiments; go seining and dip netting; enjoy a boat float through the marsh; play educational field games & crafts.

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.