Harbor Discoveries Junior Camps are for children entering 4th and 5th grade in the fall of 2014. 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 2014 season starts for members on January 13, 2014, at 9 a.m. and for the general public on February 3, 2014, 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 617-226-2243.

 


"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


 

Crustacean Nation SOLD OUT

July 7 – 11, 2014
Members, $600; non-members, $650
Click here to book online and receive a $5 discount.
Program agenda (PDF 175KB)

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.

Crustaceans’ powerful claws, hard shells and camouflaged bodies make them the kings of the tidepools. Campers will travel to different coastal habitats to learn about these beach inhabitants, including where they live, the effect they have on their ecosystems and how they are connected to humans.

Clever Creatures SOLD OUT

July 14 – 18, 2014
Members, $600; non-members, $650
Click here to book online and receive a $5 discount.
Program agenda (PDF 174KB)

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.

How does a crab survive an outgoing tide? Why can a seagull get into a tightly-shut clam shell without a tool? For many animals, survival requires a bit of ingenuity and advantageous adaptations. Through tidepool adventures and Aquarium exploration, we will discover the strange, the strong, and the clever creatures found within our aquatic world.

 

Wetland Adventures SOLD OUT

July 21 – 25, 2014
Members, $600; non-members, $650
Click here to book online and receive a $5 discount.
Program agenda (PDF 174KB)

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.

Few habitats hold as much importance for the rest of the world, as do wetlands. Salt and freshwater marshes are needed by over a quarter of the world’s aquatic animals, and are a terrifically fun place in which to find life! Join NEAQ scientists and educators as we examine these diverse and exciting habitats.


New Balance Foundation Marine Mammal Maniacs  SOLD OUT

July 28 – August 1, 2014
Members, $600; non-members, $650

Program agenda (PDF 182KB)

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.

Build seal toys for the enrichment of our marine mammals! Explore the marine mammal world by observing a seal training session and visiting the Earth’s largest animals on a whale watch. Campers discover how the animals at the beach are connected to whales in the ocean while on local coastal field trips.
 

 


"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 617-226-2243, or email at harbordiscoveries@neaq.org.

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