Harbor Discoveries senior camps are for children entering 6th and 7th grade in the fall of 2016. Group size is 32, 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 $650 for Aquarium members and $725 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. Early drop-off is now available Monday through Thursday (8 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.) for $25 a day ($5 discount if purchased prior to camp program's start). Purchase online from your Parent Dashboard, or over the phone at 617-973-5206, after enrolling in the Camp program. Extended after-care hours are not available.

Registration for the 2016 season starts for members on January 11, 2016, at 9 a.m. and for the general public on February 1, 2016, 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 617-226-2425.

 


"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.

Animania

August 1 – 5, 2016
$650 for members, $725 for non-members
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Monday – Wednesday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Overnight trip from 9 a.m. Thursday to 1 p.m. Friday.
Early drop-off is now available Monday through Thursday (8 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.) for $25 a day ($5 discount if purchased prior to camp program's start). Extended after-care hours are not available.

From whales to plankton, creatures of the ocean 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.

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River Meets the Sea

August 8 – 12, 2016
$650 for members, $725 for non-members
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Monday – Wednesday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Overnight trip from 9 a.m. Thursday to 1 p.m. Friday.
Early drop-off is now available Monday through Thursday (8 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.) for $25 a day ($5 discount if purchased prior to camp program's start). Extended after-care hours are not available.

Even minor actions on land can have major consequences on our ocean 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.

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Mysterious Ocean

August 15 – 19, 2016
$650 for members, $725 for non-members
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Monday – Wednesday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Overnight trip from 9 a.m. Thursday to 1 p.m. Friday.
Early drop-off is now available Monday through Thursday (8 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.) for $25 a day ($5 discount if purchased prior to camp program's start). Extended after-care hours are not available.

What is the next big discovery? Help us search for answers as we investigate the questions we know of and develop new queries about how the ocean works. Campers will use scientific techniques and fun-filled adventures to research the great mystery that is the ocean.

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Shoreline Safari

August 22 – 26, 2016
$650 for members, $725 for non-members
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Monday – Wednesday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Overnight trip from 9 a.m. Thursday to 1 p.m. Friday.
Early drop-off is now available Monday through Thursday (8 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.) for $25 a day ($5 discount if purchased prior to camp program's start). Extended after-care hours are not available.

Crabs hiding in the rocks. Snails licking holes in shells to find food. Cormorants drying off after deep dives on their hunt for fish. 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!

See this week's agenda (PDF 131KB).

 


"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


 

 

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Contact Information

For general information please call the camp office at 617-226-2425, 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.