SeaCamp Update    

Howdy, Sea Campers, Sea Campus Kids and Families,

The safety and health of campers and staff is always the highest concern at camp. As a campus program, Sea Camp is grateful to have the full support of Texas A&M University at Galveston. The health and safety of students, faculty and staff is TAMUG’s top priority, while also supporting continued education and training.

All on-campus outreach programs including group events and field trips have been cancelled through May 31, 2020. This is such a difficult time. Many of your schools and groups are already struggling with plans and activities. Although we share your sentiments, we do believe this is in the best interest of all for the long-term.

At this time, we have not made any decisions regarding summer camps and programs (June 1 through August 15). We continue to monitor the situation. Please be patient as we gather more information. We are hopeful that enough progress can be made to reduce the risks of the virus to allow our summer schedule to continue.

As the situation is evolving rapidly, please continue to monitor for updates and details in the coming days. www.tamug.edu/COVID-19.

For more information on event cancellations, please click here

If you have specific issues concerning canceled field trips, please contact William Dailey daileyw@tamug.edu. For broader campus issues, please contact infoline@tamug.edu

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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
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
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
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
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
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.
Camper Check-In and Pick-Up
Camper Check-In and Pick-Up

Check-In: Campers may arrive anytime between 2:00 & 4:00 p.m. on Sunday!

Pick-Up: Campers may be picked up after Friday night closing ceremonies or Saturday morning no later than 11:00 a.m.!

Closing Ceremonies: Parents are more than welcome to attend this ceremony! Closing Ceremonies will start at either 6:00p.m. or 7:00p.m. depending on the program your camper is attending. We will give you the exact time at camper check-in!

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
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

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
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
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    

Sea Camp Scholarships for Summer 2020Texas A&M University Galveston Campus Sea Camp Scholarship contest worth up to $995 for aweek at Sea Camp summer 2020.

Sea Camp 2020 Scholarship Competition Information &Rules:
•Design a poster that illustrates your desire to attend Sea Camp.

•The 2020 Theme is Tie-Dye. There must be at least one element of tie-dye incorporated in theentry to be considered.

•Poster should be on standard poster board (approximately 22”x28”). The size does not have to beexact, but please make sure it is close to these dimensions. Any color poster board is fine.

•Posters will be separated and judged in two categories:
1.) Ages 10-13
2.) Ages 14-18


•Please DO NOT write your name on the front of it.Write your name, age, telephone number and e-mail address on the back (please print clearly).

•You can use any medium you would like on your poster (i.e. pencil, marker, paint).

•You can glue items to your poster, however you will have to roll the poster up to mail it, so keep thatin mind during your design process!


Please include a written description of your poster (no more than one page, can be hand-written or typed). Lay it on top or paper clip it to your poster. Do not tape, staple, or glue your written descriptionto your poster. Please write your name on the back only. Place your finished product inside a mailing tube and mail it to:
Sea Camp – TAMUG

P.O. Box 1675

Galveston, TX 77553-1675


If you are overnighting or your mailing method requires a physical address, please mail your tube to this address:
Sea Camp – TAMUG

1001 Texas Clipper Rd

Galveston, TX 77554


•Your mailing tubes must be POSTMARKED by April 6, 2020. If a tube arrives in the Sea Camp office postmarked with a later date, it will be immediately disqualified.

•Judging will take place the week of April 20, 2020 and winners will be notified soon after.

•Winning a Sea Camp scholarship does not guarantee you a spot in a camp that is full. Please have 2 or 3 camp choices in mind, should you be chosen (if you need a specific camp/date, you can register now and hold a spot for $150 deposit, which is refundable, see website for details).

•Judges include TAMUG faculty and staff. Approximately 20 people served as judges last year.


•BE CREATIVE AND HAVE FUN!!! You do not have to be an artist to illustrate desire. Remember,your written description counts too. The examples provided are only meant to get you on the righttrack, so please create something that is unique to you. Remember, you must incorporate tie-dyein some form of fassion on your poster to be considered.


•Previous winners are eligible to participate.

•Please do not include photos or other personally identifiable information on your poster that you do not wish to be publicly viewed.

•Does not include full tuition for Sea Camp: Ecotourism in Costa Rica, although if awarded, you mayapply $995 toward this camp.

PLEASE NOTE: POSTERS WILL NOT BE RETURNED!

This information will also be made available on our website: https://www.tamug.edu/seacamp/#Scholarships (please be patient while our website catches up with ourFB page). If you have any questions about our scholarship competition, please message us on Facebook or call us at (409) 740-4525.

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