SSU Coast Camp
Coast Camp for 2017 is a month of ocean science fun for students. Sponsored by the NOAA Living Marine Resource Cooperative Science Center and Savannah State University, Coast Camp is a half-day ocean science program that teaches students about the ocean in an interactive, hands on curriculum. This academic camp utilizes Science, Math and Writing skills in conjunction with the Ocean Literacy Principles. The program is free and open to students between the ages of 7-18 years old.
Part of the mission of the SSU Coast Camp program is to provide real science experiences for the young people who participate in our program. The camp is designed to provide time in the classroom with hands on instruction as well as outdoor field work in the Marine Sciences.
The Coast Camp program works with Savannah State University Faculty, Students and Staff to provide a meaningful science experience campers can use at school and in their future as a scientist.
Does my camper have to attend the full four weeks of camp?
Coast camp is designed as a 45 day immersion experience. Campers selected for Coast Camp are expected to attend the full 45 days of camp. Please refer to the Parent Handbook regarding attendance policies.
How do I request information about my camper(s) application status by email?
When emailing the Coast Camp Coordinator, please include camper's first and last name as well as age in addition to your question. This will expedite your request.
How do I request information by phone?
Be prepared with your camper(s)' name and age in addition to your question or concern
Voicemail - please leave a detailed message including your camper's name and age.
How do I return my final camp paperwork?
Please print and scan your documents to email firstname.lastname@example.org or fax. 912-358-4820
Hand deliver to the Marine Science Outreach Office, Hubert A 120 or to Marine Biology (Administrative Assistant-Sugeiry Rivera). Should the outreach office be closed—there is a green folder outside the door to drop paperwork off
When is the last day to turn in my final camp paperwork?
The last day to turn in camp paperwork is Monday, May 9th by 5pm.
When will waitlist camper notifications begins?
Waitlist camper placement notifications will begin on Tuesday, May 10th beginning at 1pm.
Parents will be notified by phone and email
Parents will have 24 hours to accept.
Frequently Returned forms are the Behavior Contract and Marine Science Program Release and Assumption of Risk Form (minors)
- Behavior Contract
- must be signed by both parent/guardian and camper.
- Please do not sign this form on behalf of your camper, this could result in your camp paperwork being returned and may be considered incomplete
- Marine Science Program Release and Assumption of Risk Form (minors)
- This form must be signed regardless of camper's weight to go on any field trips, visit the dock, go in the marsh or participate in camp activities.
- My camper isn't 90lbs? If your camper isn't 90lbs, please do not fill in the section of the form certifying the camper is 90lbs. This section is not required for camp participation.
Camp start date is June 5th and the last day of camp June 30th. Camp will be half day for 4 weeks exploring Ocean and Marsh Ecology with field trips. All Camps will visit Tybee Island North Beach. Additional field trips may include Richmond Hill Fish Hatchery, Pin Point Heritage Museum, Savannah Wildlife Refuge and other local resources. (Dependent on availability) Each Camp section will be divided by age subsets:
- Age: 7-8
- Age: 9-10
- Age: 11-13
- Age: 14-18
There is a strict limit of 25 applications per camp level.
Be sure to fill out a separate application for each camper.
May 12, 20173:45PM & 4:35PM Parent Orientation
Friday, May 13th is the parent orientation meeting for accepted campers Hubert A, 119. There will be two 45 minute sessions. The first will be at 3:45pm and the second will be at 4:35 pm. If your camper was accepted into camp before May 12th, please plan on attending one of the two sessions. Campers may attend these meetings as well. This meeting will go over the SSU Coast Camp policies and procedures. If you are unable to attend this meeting or your camper was accepted to camp after May 12th, please plan on staying for the Camper Orientation session on Monday, June 5th 8am to 9am. The SSU Youth Risk Management team requires your attendance at one of these sessions. A sign in sheet will be at all sessions. These meetings are also an opportunity for you to meet camp staff as well as ask questions.
June 5, 20177:30AM First day of Camp
June 30, 20178:00AM - 10:00AM Parent Day and Closing Ceremony
8:00AM - 12:00PM Daily Activities12:00PM - 1:00PM Lunch & Parent Pick Up
LODGING & FOOD
SSU Coast Camp is a day camp only. The camp program does not offer overnight camps at this time.
SSU Coast Camp provides breakfast and lunch free of charge to camp participants. The food service program is provided by Second Harvest's Kids Café Program.
Savannah State University
3219 College St.
Savannah, GA 31404