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2015 Application Form


Program Information

Cancellation Policy | PDF

Surf-n-science groms brochure

Surf-n-Science Groms | PDF


 residential information

MarineQuest Airline Information

The MarineQuest staff is more than happy to pick-up and drop-off students at Wilmington International Airport at no cost. An airline request form is required (see above link for more details).

Residential FAQ's

• Linens are provided - DO NOT bring sheets, pillows, and blankets. 

• Laundry facilities are available at no cost - bring detergent

• No electronic equipment (other than cell phones) is allowed.

What to Bring/Wear | PDF


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Surf-n-Science Groms: Ages 10-13

Must have completed 4th grade and turn 10 by June 1st

Get stoked for a "swell" week of learning the science behind surfing while you rip it up on the big blue ocean with MarineQuest’s dynamic program Surf-n-Science Groms. This week long surfing intensive program has paired surfing with marine science to provide young marine enthusiasts the opportunity to develop surfing skills while gaining a real education in modern marine science. Learn how marine science has inspired the way surfing has developed into the amazing sport it is today. Explore ocean physics and board design, create your own surf art project, and compete in a MarineQuest beginners surfing contest. Familiarize yourself with surfing and paddleboarding equipment, techniques, and safety while gaining the skills needed to become a lifelong surfer. You will leave Surf-n-Science Groms with a surfer's tan, a scientist's brain, and a smile on your face!

Already a surfer? Ask us about our intermediate and advanced program accommodations!

Field excursions include:

  • Wrightsville Beach, Kure Beach, UNCW Center for Marine Science, Coastal Ecosystems

Highlights include:

  • Daily surfing lessons; experience paddle boarding; interaction with surfing professionals; beach trips; beginners surfing contest; discussions on coastal/shoreline issues, ocean chemistry, marine life; surf art project; and more…

 Program Dates and Tuition

Day of Week:

Sunday/Monday - Friday


8 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Pick-up/final presentations on Friday is at 1:00 p.m.

Residential students must arrive on Sunday at 3 p.m. while commuting students join the program Monday at 8 a.m.

Staff / Child Ratio:

Location: UNCW Campus
Summer 2015 Dates:

Session 1: June 14 - 19 3 Slots Remaining!

Session 2: July 5 - 10

Session 3: July 26 - 31

Commuter Tuition:


(will include surf equipment and instruction fees!)

Residential Tuition:


(will include surf equipment and instruction fees!)


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.

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.

Still have questions? Check out our FAQ page.
• Note that prices, content, dates, and times are subject to change without notice.
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