Harbor Discoveries Junior Camps are for children entering 4th and 5th grade in the fall of 2015. Group size is 16, and there is at least a 1:4 staff to camper ratio. Harbor Discoveries instructors are First Aid and CPR certified, and lead instructors are Lifeguard certified.

One-week sessions cost $600 for New England Aquarium members and $650 for non-members, plus a $2 service fee for each non-member ticket. For more information please read our pricing and payment policies and scholarship information.

Registration for the 2015 season starts for members on January 12, 2015, at 9 a.m. and for the general public on February 2, 2015, 9 a.m. To register please call Central Reservations at 617-973-5206 or register online using the links for each program. Please note that programs can fill upquickly. In past years, some of the programs sold out during the members-only registration period. Waitlists are maintained for all sold out programs. To be placed on the waitlist, call the camp office at 617-973-0250.

 


"It was my son’s first experience at camp by himself and he loved it.

The staff was very energetic and friendly. He learned a lot while having fun."

– Stephanie, Junior Camper Parent


 

NOTE: All programs include a Thursday night overnight experience.

Shoreline Safari

July 6 – 10, 2015
Members, $600; non-members, $650

Monday - Wednesday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Overnight trip from 9 a.m. Thursday to 1 p.m. Friday. No extended hours available.

Look there – a crab hiding in the rocks! What’s over there? A cormorant drying off after a deep dive on the hunt for fish. Wow! There is so much to discover about the animals of the beach and how they have adapted to survive in this incredible habitat. Join the New England Aquarium as we explore the dynamic and exciting world where the ocean meets the land on this Shoreline Safari!

Harbor Island Hoppers

July 13 – 17, 2015
Members, $600; non-members, $650

Monday - Wednesday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Overnight trip from 9 a.m. Thursday to 1 p.m. Friday. No extended hours available.

The Boston Harbor Islands are home to a dynamic array of habitats hosting a tremendous variety of life, and there are many wonders to be found! Join us as we explore much of what makes our backyard so exciting. Campers will learn about the island’s history and habitats as they tidepool, camp for a night and investigate how important the islands are to our local community.

 

Something's Fishy

July 20 – 24, 2015
Members, $600; non-members, $650

Monday - Wednesday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Overnight trip from 9 a.m. Thursday to 1 p.m. Friday. No extended hours available.

There are fish in those waters, and we’re off to find them! Campers will experience how people use and study the world of fish, and why it is so important. Lessons on how to cast lines, comb nets and hatch fish will teach participants how fishermen and scientists use these tools, and how their efforts keep fish on the menu and in the sea. 

 


"It was fun and I got to do a lot of different things I didn’t know about before coming to camp. The counselors were fun (and a little crazy sometimes) but they knew a lot of stuff."

– Trip, Junior camper


 

More Information

Contact Information

For general information please call the camp office at 617-973-0250, or email at harbordiscoveries@neaq.org.

Harbor Discoveries camps comply with regulations of Massachusetts Department of Public Health and is licensed by the board of health.