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Spend a week discovering the New Jersey Shore in a fun and hands-on way! Engage in science experimentation and exploration, play games, go on field trips, explore the beach, create arts and crafts, and much more all while enjoying a new theme each week: Creation Nation, Explore the Shore: Have to Have a Habitat, Fins, Skins, Scales, Tails: Fashion & Function in the Wild Outdoors, Go with the Flow, Amazing Mammals in the Sea, Weather or Not, and Seashore Scientists & Their Tools for Exploration 

For children ages 5-13, programs are held weekly from July 5 – August 16, 2017 and include field trips and beach days. Children age 4 can enjoy special programs during the weeks of July 5, July 17, July 31, and August 14, 2017. Children ages 4-5 attend programs daily from 9:30am – 12:00pm and children ages 6-13 attend programs daily from 9:30am – 2:00pm.

Summer 2017 Registration is Here!  Spaces fill up quickly, so register today!

Pricing and age level availability vary by week.  Please download a registration packet for complete details.

 Questions About What To Expect Each Week?

Download FAQ/Procedures for Full Week or Download FAQ/Procedures for Short Week

Additional Questions?  Call (609) 368-1211

Summer 2017 Program Themes and Dates!

July 5 – 7, 2017 (Wednesday – Friday)

Theme: Creation Nation
Get your CREATIVE juices flowing this week! We’ll be learning about nature while we use natural materials in a variety of ways to have fun creating all kinds of cool awesome art.

July 10 – 14, 2017 (Monday – Friday)

Theme: Explore the Shore: Have to Have a Habitat
Many habitats have shorelines ripe for discovery! This week we’ll be looking closely at the edge of the land and the edge of the water – where two totally different habitats come together. This can get very interesting! What do you think we’ll find? Bring your ideas and designs; this week we’ll be working on our project for the 4H Fair.
Age 5 field trip to Cape May County Park.
Ages 6-13 field trip to Belleplain State Forest.

July 17 – 21, 2017 (Monday – Friday)

Theme: Fins, Skins, Scales, Tails: Fashion & Function in the Wild Outdoors
Fish, turtles, octopi, and butterflies. What do they and other animals have in common? How are they different? We’ll be “wearing ourselves out” learning what a wild life there is out there.
Age 5 field trip to Cape May County Park.
Ages 6-13 field trip to the Atlantic City Aquarium.

July 24 – 28, 2017 (Monday – Friday)

Theme: Go with the Flow
It’s in the air we breathe, in the food we eat, in our bodies, under our feet, above our heads, down stream, up stream, and everywhere in between. It’s a solid liquid gas, man! We’ll be floating and sinking with this totally cool, hot topic!
Age 5 field trip to Cape May County Park.
Ages 6-13 field trip to Higbee Wildlife Management Area and Cape May Point State Park.

July 31 – August 4, 2017 (Monday – Friday)

Theme: Amazing Mammals in the Sea
Let’s dive deeper into the sea to see what we can see! Our “sea cousins” – dolphins, whales, and other sea mammals – will be our subjects of discovery. Just how do they live their lives almost entirely in the sea?? And still do the same things we do here on land?? We’ll have a whale of a time discovering.
Age 5 field trip to Cape May County Park.
Ages 6-13 field trip to Cape May Whale Watch and Research Center and Douglas Beach Park.

August 7 – 11, 2017 (Monday – Friday)

Theme: Weather or Not
Wind, sun, clouds and storm, from one day to the next the conditions outside are changing. We’re predicting a flood of fun for this week. Rain or shine!
Age 5 field trip to Cape May County Park.
Ages 6-13 field trip to SNJ Weather Studio and Cape May County Emergency Management Office.

August 14 – 16, 2017 (Monday – Wednesday)

Theme: Seashore Scientist & Their Tools for Exploration
Nets and buckets are only the beginning. Let’s make our own terrific, scientific field equipment, conduct experiments, and test hypotheses. The shore is waiting for new discoveries! **Extra This Week Only! Evening Beach Walk for the Family! Bring your parents, siblings, cousins and/or grandparents and come back to the beach on Wednesday evening to watch the moon rise, and hunt for ghost crabs along the beach tonight.**

Come enjoy the shore!  We’ll see you soon!