SSU Coast Camp
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 are $150 for the 4 week camp.
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 SSU faculty, students and staff to provide a meaningful science experience campers can use at school and in their future as a scientist.During the month of November 2018, the SSU Coast Camp program is hosting a Giving Tuesday Campaign to raise $5000 to lower the cost of camp for our camp families. Please donate by visiting the Coast Camp Marketplace page.
Camp starts Monday, June 4 and ends Friday, June 29. 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. (Dependent on availability) Each camp section is divided by age subsets:
- Age: 7-8
- Age: 9-10
- Age: 11-13
- Age: 14-18
There is a strict limit of 25 seats per camp level.
Be sure to fill out a separate application for each camper.
March 9, 2018
Camp Applications Open
April 30, 2018
Non-refundable deposit of $75 is due. Final camp registration paperwork will be sent after receipt of application and deposit.
May 11, 20183:45PM & 4:35PM Parent Orientation
May 31, 2018
Balance due of camp fees due.
June 4, 20187:30AM First day of Camp
June 29, 20188:00AM - 10:00AM Parent Day and Closing Ceremony
7:30am - 8:00am Camper Sign-in
8:00AM - 12:00PM Daily Activities12:00PM - 1:00PM Parent Pick Up
A non-refundable deposit of $75 to be paid by April 30, 2018 is required to hold your place in camp. The balance of your fees is due by May 31st. Camp enrollment is open until June 8th, 2018.
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.
Savannah State University
3219 College St.
Savannah, GA 31404