Sea Camp

June 18, 2014 - WLOX television news showcases a Sea Camp cruise aboard Miss Peetsy B.

Sea Camp 2011 at GCRLNow in its 26th consecutive year, Sea Camp, the popular marine science day camp for ages 6-13 will again be held at the Marine Education Center, located at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.

Campers experience discovery through hands-on activities and live animal encounters in both the classroom and the field.  All students have the opportunity to crab, fish, seine, and sieve.  Field trips also take students into beach and saltmarsh habitats. Each Sea Camp session includes a cruise aboard the GCRL vessel Miss Peetsy B to explore local bayou habitats.

Students will participate in a field trip appropriate for their age, such as exploring Front Beacha day at Ship Island, kayaking through Gulf Islands National Seashore on Davis Bayou, or a boat tour of the Pascagoula River.

Come dive into the zones with us!


Fees are $210 for ages 6-7, $235 for ages 8-11, and $275 for ages 12-13. Sea Camp registration requires a $50.00 non-refundable deposit.  

Online Registration - Registration for Sea Camp is offered only online. Paper forms are no longer used.

For questions, please contact the Marine Education Center at 228.818.8833.

2014 Sea Camp Schedule

Separate sessions are held for groups of campers aged 6-7, 8-11, and 12-13.

Sea Camp dates for 2014:

*Sessions for 12 and 13 year olds are available only on these dates.