SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION OPEN
March 18, 2016
Explore, play, laugh, learn—children enrolled
in summer camp at the North Carolina. Aquarium at Fort Fisher will do all this
and more. Campers, ages 5 to 14, experience outdoor adventure, eco-education
and make new friends. Trained marine educators lead the activities and
introduce campers to live animals in a safe and fun atmosphere. In addition, each
camp will include activities involving the Aquarium’s new “DINOSAURS!” exhibit.
Aquarium Camp runs 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday
to Friday throughout the summer. Session details are below.
Limited transportation to and
from summer camp is offered, with pick-up points at a Monkey Junction and Ft.
Fisher Ferry locations (This service requires an additional fee and
Camp cost for children 5 to 11 is $240 per week, $290 for children
12-14. NC Aquarium Society members receive a discount. For more information and to register
We only have one planet to call home, so what can you do to
protect it? Discover how your actions can have a positive impact on the Earth.
By learning more about the wonderful animals that we have at the aquarium and
around the world, campers will be inspired to appreciate and protect the
Dates: June 20-24, June 27-July
1; Ages: 5-6, 7-8, 9-11
Carolina Creatures: Campers learn about our state's unique ecosystems and the creatures that
live in them. Did you know that the Venus fly trap and Neuse River waterdog are
found only in North Carolina? We explore coastal habitats to find and identify
local species and learn how to protect them. Dates: July 5-8, July
11-15; Ages: 5-6, 7-8, 9-11
Animal Keepers: How do we feed 2,000 animals? What does it take to
keep a 235,000-gallon aquarium clean? Where do aquarium animals come from?
Campers learn about the daily care and maintenance of aquarium animals. By
helping prepare food, clean exhibits, and create animal enrichment, campers get
a glimpse of the work required to provide proper animal care.
Dates: July 18-22, July
25-29; Ages: 5-6, 7-8, 9-11
Senses and Defenses: How can a shark find food in the
open ocean? Why do stinkbugs stink? This week campers use all five senses to
discover a whole new world around them. By meeting and observing animals at the
aquarium and surrounding habitats, campers learn how animals use their senses
and defenses to help them survive and defend themselves.
Dates: August 1-5, August 8-12; Ages:
5-6, 7-8, 9-11
Coastal Crusaders: How can North Carolina's aquatic environments be
recreated and maintained in an Aquarium setting? Campers gain a better
understanding of how to investigate and preserve the environment we all share
by exploring natural habitats. Campers enjoy this week of canoeing on the Cape
Fear River, surf fishing, visiting the sea turtle hospital, and snorkeling.
Dates: June 27-July 1, July 11-15, August 1-5; Ages: