Harbor Discoveries Camp (Boston)
Junior Camps are for children entering grades 4 and 5. Group size is 32, and there is at least a 1:4 staff-to-camper ratio.
The Aquarium’s Senior Camps are for children entering grades 6 or 7. Group size is 32, with at least a 1:4 staff-to-camper ratio.
The Aquarium’s Advanced Camps are for those entering grades 8 and 9. Special two-week programs are also available to rising 10th-graders. All programs include a Thursday night overnight experience; two-week programs have a longer overnight segment. Group sizes range from 10 to 20 depending on the session and activity.
Limited scholarships are available for youth who need financial support to attend Aquarium camps. Financial aid is awarded to campers based on financial need, an application reviewed for completeness, and the child’s expressed level of interest via the application assignment.
Registration for Aquarium members begins January 8, 2018.
Registration for non-members opens February 5, 2018.
Scholarship applications are due March 2, 2018.
Established in 1996, Harbor Discoveries was the first camp program to make extensive use of the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park as a living laboratory for aquatic science education and environmental stewardship.
The combination of science, Aquarium and local habitat exploration, and traditional camp activities results in a truly unique experience. The program fosters appreciation of the importance of habitats for all life, and helps prepare campers to become stewards of our blue planet. Harbor Discoveries seeks to meet the need for out-of-school opportunities by providing meaningful summer programs that stimulate the mind while nurturing personal growth and development.