Harbor Discoveries senior camps are for children entering 6th and 7th grade in the fall of 2015. 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 2015 season starts for members on January 12, 2015, at 9 a.m. and for the general public on February 2, 2015, 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 617-973-0250.

 


"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


 

NOTE: All programs include a Thursday night overnight experience.

River Meets the Sea

July 27 – 31, 2015
$600 for members, $650 for non-members

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 for 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.

 

Vibrant Vertebrates

August 3 – 7, 2015
$600 for members, $650 for non-members

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.

What do you have that all fish whales, and birds share? Each of us have a backbone and we all rely on our oceans! Vertebrates come in some amazing shapes and sizes and are found throughout the aquatic world. Join us as we seek out these spine-carrying creatures at the beach, in the water, and on a whale watch.

 

 

Spineless Ocean

August 10 – 14, 2015
$600 for members, $650 for non-members

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 backbone of the ocean has no spine at all! Discover the incredible array of ways in which life exists in the world of invertebrates. From plankton to lobsters to octopuses, most of the animals in the ocean do not possess a spine. They are able to achieve amazing strength and flexibility – and they form the foundation for the web of oceanic life. We will explore the strange and the unique in our quest to better understand the ocean.

Aqua Jobs

August 17 – 21, 2015
$600 for members, $650 for non-members

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.

Do you know a marine biologist? A fish veterinarian? A whale watch captain? How about a professional scuba diver? Well, it is time that you did! For this week, we will join an assortment of people whose livelihood relies on the ocean as we learn about their world and investigate the marine life they encounter every day!


 


"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 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.