Sea Camp

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

Sea Camp 2011 at GCRLNow in its 27th 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.

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.


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.

2015 Sea Camp Schedule

This year we will offer two different sessions of Sea Camp, one in June and the second session in July. The topics and activities will be different. Each session will focus on a specific topic that is reinforced with fun activities and lesson plans in true University of Southern Mississippi Sea Camp style. Campers are exposed to vast amounts of marine biology and coastal ecology information in interesting and entertaining week-long activities. 2015 topics will be announced January 2015. 

Sea Camp participants are put into one of three groups that include activities age appropriate for each of the groups. 

Sea Camp Dates for 2015

Sea Camp I

Sea Camp II