SeaCamp 2017 - July 24-28

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Summer science camp for kids who want to EXPLORE THE MARINE WORLD 

July 24-28, 2017, 9am to 4pm

The 2017 Summer Science SeaCamp at Foss Waterway Seaport will give kids who want to explore the marine world new way to bringing science to life!  There will be land-based activities in and around the Seaport, boat-based trips and outings to local beaches and various environmentally diverse sites. SeaCamp fosters a personal connection with the marine environment and the life it supports, so that students want to become environmental stewards, take better care of their natural habitat, and learn about the scientific process.

Summer Science SeaCamp – grades 7, 8, 9
July 24-28, 2017 – 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, $195

Applications are due by May 26, 2017 - notification of acceptance by June 15.


The Foss Waterway Seaport has scholarships available for 2017 for qualified students.  Please indicate if you are applying for scholarship on the application form.

The Seaport’s Summer Science SeaCamp will explore the marine world from micro to macro. This STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) camp, perfect for students going into 7, 8, or 9th grade, will be a week full of experiences based around the marine ecosystem of Puget Sound. We will have low tides - great for beach studies that will include observing and appreciating the diversity of local Puget Sound habitats.

This camp will give campers a chance to investigate local marine life up close and personal both in their natural settings and in the Seaport's instructional tanks. On our boat days, campers will observe birds and mammals, collect and identify the smallest inhabitants of the Sound, and learn about how everything from land and sea are connected in our watershed.

Campers will participate in the following activities:

●       Study marine life in their natural settings

●       Investigate the microscopic world of many of the creatures they “know”

●       Assess human impact on local marine environments

●       Participate in marine animal dissections

●       Discover the difference types of plankton

●       Eat foods from the sea and make an edible beach illustrating zonation


Download and complete the application form below.  Send or drop off the application and supporting materials to:

Foss Waterway Seaport
705 Dock Street
Tacoma, WA 98402

Science SeaCamp for Grades 7, 8, 9 Application Form

Cancellation policy

In case of cancellations, refunds less the $75 acceptance fee will be given until the cancellation deadline, July 14, 2017, which is the last day to pay the balance of the camp fees. After the cancellation deadline, no refunds will be given. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to having your camper join us!  


Contact Kaddee Lawrence - education [at] fosswaterwayseaport [dot] org