Marine Biology Summer Camp students snorkeling at MarineQuest in a marsh

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Will be available Fall 2014 for Summer 2015

Program Information

Cancellation Policy | PDF


 girl surfing

student on coquina rocks

students kayaking

Sea Sports Science Olympiad: Ages 11-14

Must have completed 5th grade and turn 11 by June 1st

MarineQuest invites you to try some fun ocean water sports - including snorkeling, kayaking, surfing and fishing - while you also learn about underlying scientific principles that can help you succeed in Science Olympiad events. Explore Meteorology and learn how to predict the perfect conditions for catching a big wave for surfing. Observe how waves erode coastal Rocks and Minerals while fishing along the shore on a unique rocky outcrop. Investigate whether or not the Water Quality is fine for snorkeling. Kayak to two different bridges and study their structures, then return to the lab and use your observations to build the strongest Boomleaver possible or a Duct Tape bridge. Compare maps to nautical charts to become a Road Scholar. This camp is sure to be a gold medal winner!

Field excursions include:

  • Going to the beach, marsh, intercoastal waterway, coquina outcrop, and Center for Marine Science.

Highlights include:

  • Kayaking in the intercoastal waterway; shallow water snorkeling; surfing and wave prediction; improve your map skills; learn how to use GPS; use weather instruments; try surf fishing; gain practice in a variety of science olympiad events.

 Program Dates and Tuition

Day of Week:

Monday - Friday


8 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. p/u
Pick up on Friday is at 12:30 p.m.

Staff / Child Ratio:

Location: UNCW Campus - drop off at Isaac Bear parking lot
Summer 2015 Dates:

TBD, Will be posted Fall 2014

Commuter Tuition: TBD, Will be posted Fall 2014

Click here for tuition payment plan information

Program Application & Registration

You must register by 5:00pm the Tuesday before your program is to begin.

Before completing your application, please review the Cancellation Policy | PDFand the expected MarineQuest Student Code of Conduct | PDF.

To complete the teacher recommendation, please have your teacher click here to submit their teacher recommendation (link will be available Fall 2014 for Summer 2015).

Please Note: A completed application does not register you for your program. All applications will first be reviewed by the MarineQuest Staff and upon acceptance, you will receive an e-mail explaining the next step in the registration process.

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