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Sea Camp is a week-long residential adventure exploring the wonders of the marine and estuarine environments for campers ages 10-18. As a Sea Camper, you will have access to research vessels, oceanographic equipment, laboratory facilities, and a professional staff enabling you to learn about the ocean through hands-on experiences.

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Housing

Sea Campers will reside in dormitories at the Texas A&M University at Galveston (TAMUG) Mitchell campus on Pelican Island. Campers are typically roomed two to a room and four to a suite depending on the number of campers in the program.

Roommate requests are made during registration, can be added to your online account, or made by calling the Sea Camp Business office at (409)740-4525.

If your camper does not have a roommate request that is perfectly fine! Many of our campers come to camp their first time and meet likeminded individuals with whom they might like to room with the following summer! Campers are roomed by program, gender, and age. 

Supervision

Dorm Staff: A resident manager, dorm mom, recreation director, camp assistant and counselors (counselors are K-12 educators) are present 24 hours a day.

Dorm Office: The dorm office will be available from Week 1-Week 8 of camp at (409)740-4759

Sea Camp Instructors are experienced undergraduates, graduate students and recent graduates from Texas A&M University Galveston Campus.

Cancellation Policy

Deposit: A $150 deposit is due upon registration. This deposit is fully refundable as long as you cancel 3 weeks prior to your camp starting date. Any cancellation that is made after this date will not be refunded the deposit.

You must e-mail or call the business office in order to cancel your camp program. 

Waiting List

It is free of charge to be added to the waiting list. If a cancellation is made, we will immediately e-mail the next person on the list. Parents will receive a courtesy call if no response has been received by the office before moving on to the next participant.

Please ensure you are using an e-mail address or phone number that you are easily contacted at.

Flight Information

Sea Camp will provide transportation to/from Houston Hobby. The fee is $30 each way. Payments can be made via check (made out to Sea Camp) or by credit card payment over the phone (409)740-4525. All transportation from IAH Bush Intercontinental will need to make reservations through Galveston Limousine

Arrivals

  • Campers flying in for Sea Camp will fly into Houston Hobby.
  • Flight arrival times need to be made between 10 am - 1:30 pm on Sunday.
  • A Sea Camp representative will be on-site to meet arrivals at their gate and escort them to baggage claim, then to the shuttle. The instructors will be wearing a maroon shirt. Campers PLEASE STAY AT YOUR GATE, DO NOT PROCEED TO BAGGAGE CLAIM.
  • Arrivals at Bush Intercontinental Airport will meet the Galveston Limousine Shuttle for the trip to the Dorm Office. Please make sure you make reservations with Galveston Limousine Service (409) 744-5466.


Departures

  • Flight departure times need to be arranged between 9:00 am-11:30 am on Saturday.
  • A Sea Camp representative will be escorting campers to Houston-Hobby Airport and assisting them with check-in.
  • Departures at Bush Intercontinental Airport will be placed on the Galveston Limousine Shuttle for the trip to the Airport. They will be responsible for their own check-in at the Airport. Please make sure you make return reservations for Galveston Limousine Service at (409) 744-5466.

Sea Campus Kids is a day camp for kids ages 4-11. Join us for a “Hands-on” and “Feet-in” marine adventure! Sea Campus Kids is very popular with our young marine biologists in training!

Summer Workshops Ages 6-11

Half-Day Workshops: Monday-Thursday Ages 6-10

Morning Workshops: 8:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Afternoon Workshops: 12:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. 

Participants may register for the morning, afternoon, or both programs offered. Campers enrolled in morning and afternoon workshops will stay during lunch. 

 

Full-Day Workshops: Monday-Wednesday 9:00a.m.-3:00p.m.

Beginner Ages 6-8 

Advanced Ages 9-11

A deposit of $30 is required for each workshop. 

The deposit may be refunded or applied to another workshop up to three weeks prior to the start of the workshop by contacting the Sea Camp office to confirm the change.  Full payment is due three weeks prior to the start of the workshop.  

Sea Squirts

Sea Squirts Workshops are designed with our smaller scientists in mind.  Parents and children (4-5 years old) will discover and explore the marine environment together.  Explorers will make discoveries in the Sea Squirt classroom, explore a salt marsh, and create a product reflecting their adventures in marine science.

Waiting Lists

It is free of charge to be added to the waiting list. If a cancellation is made, we will immediately e-mail the next person on the list. Parents will receive a courtesy call if no response has been received by the office before moving on to the next participant.

Please ensure you are using an e-mail address or phone number that you are easily contacted at.

Cancellation Policy

Deposit: A $30 deposit is due upon registration. This deposit is fully refundable as long as you cancel 3 weeks prior to your camp starting date. Any cancellation that is made after this date will not be refunded the deposit.

You must e-mail or call the business office in order to cancel your camp program. 

Texas A&M University Galveston Campus (TAMUG) offers a variety of marine-oriented field trips for groups of all ages! Our field trips are popular among public and private schools, scouts, church groups, etc. Our research vessel trip, salt marsh excursion, and shark dissection activities are sure to please! We can also arrange for a campus tour, lunch on campus, and so on. Please review our field trip guide and let us know what we can do to help you create a memorable experience.

Field Trip Contact:

William Dailey
daileyw@tamug.edu
409-740-4525

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Internship for Educators    

Texas A&M University Galveston Campus sponsors free summer internships for school teachers, counselors, administrators, and other individuals involved in education. Internships are operated in conjunction with Sea Camp and Talented & Gifted (TAG).

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Scholarships    

Residential Camp Scholarship information will be available in 2020.

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