SSU Coast Camp
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 session of Coast Camp is canceled. This decision was made with consideration for the safety of our campers, staff and their families. We look forward to resuming normal operations in 2021.
If you applied for the 2020 camp, your registration would be retained for the 2021 summer. We will touch base with you in January 2021. Deposits made online will be returned to families. We hope this refund will support any of our families who may be financially impacted by COVID-19 stay-in-place orders.
Coast Camp 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 fee is $150 for the 4-week camp. The Coast Camp program runs four, congruent camps with age appropriate activities for each camp group.
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. Each 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 SSU faculty, students and staff to provide a meaningful science experience campers can use at school and in their future as a scientist.
Camp is a half day for four 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 (Dependant on availability). Our age appropriate camps are:
- Age: 7-8
- Age: 9-10
- Age: 11-13
- Age: 14-18
There is a strict limit of 25 seats per age level.
Be sure to fill out a separate application for each camper.
7:30am - 8:00am Camper Sign-in
8:00AM - 12:00PM Daily Activities12:00PM - 1:00PM Parent Pick Up - Photo ID Authorization
A non-refundable deposit of $50 to be paid by April 30, 2021 is required to hold a seat in camp. The balance offers is due by May 31st, 2021. Camp enrollment is open until all seats in a camp are sold or June 7th, 2021.
Payment may be made by check or money order or through the online portal via the Register Now link. Checks or money orders may be made payable to SSU Coast Camp and mailed to Attn: Victoria Young, SSU Marine and Environmental Science Department, P.O. Box 20467, Savannah, GA 31404.
All forms must be completed and returned to the camp office before the camper's first day of camp. Incomplete forms will be returned to families. Campers may not start camp until forms are complete.
The Coast Camp program happily accepts volunteers. All volunteers must register and complete a background check in order to volunteer. Volunteers may contact Dr. Young at email@example.com to receive the paperwork to become a registered volunteer with the Coast Camp program.
Registered volunteers will then receive training information related to the Minors on Campus policy and access to the online signup to select their volunteer dates. Parent volunteers must register with the camp no later than April 30th, 2020 to complete all registration paperwork including a clear background check.
Savannah State University
3219 College St.
Savannah, GA 31404