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The UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium Summer Marine Science Camps (SMSC) emphasize marine science and coastal ecology while nurturing the curiosity and stewardship potential in each child. Registration opens Feb. 19, 2024 at 12 noon.
We offer informal, team oriented, memorable camp experiences that balance detailed study with exploration and the opportunity to make new friends. Each SMSC session is designed to meet the learning stages and styles of kids ages 6-14.

Camp sessions include salt marsh explorations, live animal lessons (marine invertebrates, fish and coastal reptiles), maritime forest hikes, crabbing from the dock and more. Additional activities vary by session. Only camp sessions with availability will show below.

General Camp Information

  • Seven weeks of camp offered June & July with 30 camper spots available each week.
  • Weekly sessions provide opportunities for campers of pre-determined ages ranges: 6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, and 12-14.
  • All sessions held at the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium on Skidaway Island.
  • Camp programs run Monday-Friday, start and end times vary per session.
  • Lunches are provided (campers may bring their own snacks).
Please keep in mind that camp registrations:
  • require non-refundable, full payments to secure a spot.
  • are filled on a first come - first served basis.
  • are not possible for multiple sessions per camper.
  • are possible for only one camper per registration for any given session.
  • require camper's birth date and will not be confirmed for under-aged or over-aged campers.

* Only camp sessions with availability will show below.
WAITLISTS are held for each session. To place your child on a wait list, please email fish@uga.edu with:
1. your name and phone number
2. camper's name
3. camper's birth date
4. camp session of interest

If a space becomes available, we will contact you by email or phone to complete a time sensitive registration.

UGA MAREX Summer Marine Science Camp Registration