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Program Dates, Tuition, & Registration

Surf-n-Service Program Dates, Tuition, & Registration
Ages 15 - 17 (must complete 9th grade and turn 15 by the start of the program)
Staff/Student Ratio 1:10 with 1:2 ratio when surfing
SCHEDULE Commuter: Monday - Friday
Overnight: Sunday - Friday
Time Monday - Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 12:45 PM
Overnight Check-in/out

Sunday 3:00 PM

Friday 12:45 PM

Summer Sessions

Week 3: June 23 - 28, 2024 FULL

Week 6: July 14 - 19, 2024

Academic Fee $700
Optional Overnight Fee $770
Total Cost:Academic + Overnight = $1,470
Location UNCW Campus - TBD 
Registration Deadline You must register two weeks prior to the start of the program. 

*Note that prices, content, dates, and times are subject to change without notice.

Frequently Asked Program Questions & Useful Links

Most MarineQuest program educators are marine scientists pursuing or have recently completed their undergraduate or graduate degree in a marine science discipline. Also, we hire teachers who have a passion for marine science education. We search through 100+ staff candidates to identify a summer team with experience working with youth, marine science and hold safety certifications including first aid, lifeguard, and more.

We are proud to have a team that is highly trained in both safety and marine science. Each staff member passes a criminal background check before hiring, is First Aid certified, passes a DMV check if they are driving, and is lifeguard certified if required by their position.

MarineQuest's optional and for some senior programs required overnight programming provides participants with a full pre-college experience.  

After the day's activities, students will have free time before dinner.  After dinner, students will have fun, community, and leadership-based activities as well as additional opportunities for free time to read, exercise, and more.  

Stay overnight with MarineQuest

The MarineQuest staff is more than happy to pick up and drop off students at ILM. An airport transportation request form is required.  In some instances, there may be an additional charge. 

More airport Transportation info

Contact Us


Main Office: 626 MacMillan Ave. 
MarineQuest Lab: Center for Marine Science, 5600 Marvin K. Moss Lane 

Registration Office:
Phone: 910.962.2939

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday,
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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