Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Summer Camps 2013

At the Port Townsend Marine Science Center, our Summer Camps are great for kids exploring beaches, uncovering treasures hidden in our exhibits, playing games, making crafts and hiking through beautiful Fort Worden State Park. Our science campers come back year after year, and many of our past campers return again as camp counselors. Join us for a wet, sandy, adventurous, fun-filled week!
2013 Summer Camp dates:

New! Marine Science Under Sail 
July 6-7: overnight camp
(for ages 11-15 years)
Explore the marine science of Port Townsend Bay under sail on this
overnight adventure. Use hands-on science equipment aboard a 26 foot
Thunderbird sailboat and investigate intertidal marine life ashore. Join the
ranks of scientific explorers; explore, navigate, sail and experiment. Check
out this fun and exciting new program in collaboration with the Northwest
Maritime Center! To sign up: Contact NWMC, 360.385.3628 ext. 103 or

Junior Explorers (now offering two week-long sessions!)
June 24 – 28: AM session available
August 5 - 9: AM & PM camp sessions available 
(for ages 5-7 years)
Kids spend a week exploring and discovering marine and coastal life - animals, plants and secret spots. This half-day summer science camp is all about fun, hands-on activities in and around the Marine Science Center. This science camp is a great program for the younger camper who loves marine animals and exploring on the coast! Choose between a morning or afternoon camp.
Coastal Explorers
July 8 – 12: all day camp sessions (for ages 8-12 years)
Ready, set, explore by foot and by boat! Examine the varied coastal
environments of beach, glacial bluff, forest, pond and meadow. This is
the perfect camp for nature-loving kids who want to explore it all! Using
observation skills, campers discover how these places support life in the
coastal ecosystem. This is the perfect camp for nature-loving kids who
want to explore it all!

Marine Biology Day Camp
July 22 – 26: all day camp sessions (for ages 9-13 years) 
Immerse yourself in Marine Biology! Campers engage in exciting classes,
labs and field programs. A few of the many captivating activities include:
sieving through goopy sediments looking for brittle stars, pulling a seine
net through eelgrass beds to learn where young fish hide and using
microscopes to observe the plankton that supports all life in the sea.

Online Registration
To sign up your child for a PTMSC Summer Camp, please click on one of the links below. 
You will be directed to the online form. Fill out this form, then complete payment of the deposit or the full amount by sending in a check or completing a PayPal payment.

Junior Explorers PM (1 – 4PM) Aug 5-9

To register for Marine Science Under Sail, please proceed to http://www.nwmaritime.org/programs/ 

If you prefer a print registration form to print out and send in, click here

Please contact us at 360-385-5582 x104 or email info@ptmsc.org if you have questions regarding our summer science camps. Register online here. Download the 2013 PTMSC summer camp flier here. Scholarships are available to those who qualify.

We're looking forward to a great summer season!

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