Harbor Discoveries senior camps are for children entering 6th and 7th grade in the fall of 2014. Group size is 16, with 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 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, at 9 a.m. To register please call Central Reservations at 617-973-5206 or register online. Please note that programs can fill up quickly. In past years, some 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.

 


"My child had an ‘awesome’ time and hopes he will be able to attend next year. Thank you once again for a very positive camp experience for my child. He really enjoyed every aspect of it. I think the staff counselors for being young, are some of the most competent and caring young adults."

- Mastrogiacomo, Senior Camper Parent


 

River Meets the Sea SOLD OUT

August 4 – 8, 2014
$600 for members, $650 for non-members

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.

Even minor actions on land can have major consequences on our oceans and rivers. Campers will explore the many watery habitats of eastern Massachusetts to discover where water comes from, whether all water is the same and how some marine animals have surprising connections to both land and sea.

Animania SOLD OUT

August 11 – 15, 2014
$600 for members, $650 for non-members

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.

From whales to plankton, creatures of the oceans play a crucial role in the environment. Only in the last few decades have we realized how much animals and their habitats impact our own livelihood. This session will focus on finding and learning about many local and exotic marine animals, highlighting the need for -- and the awe of -- biodiversity.

 

 

Sharks SOLD OUT

August 18 – 22, 2014
$600 for members, $650 for non-members

Program agenda (PDF 181KB)

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.

Campers will explore why sharks have a reputation as savage killers, determine if it is deserved and investigate why these vulnerable animals are so important. Using real scientific techniques, including an aging study, measurement and close observation, participants will uncover the truth about sharks.


 


"After this camp, I feel that the ocean is more special to me now that I have interacted with its life in a natural environment."

– Miriam, Senior 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.