Day Camps

August 2018

The Calvert Marine Museum is offering day camps the week of August 13 - 17, 2018. The fee for each day camp is $30, with a discounted rate of $25 for members.

Pirates and Scallywags

Entering Grades 1-3 
August 13, 2018 ~ FULL - Wait List Only
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Ahoy, mates! Come join our scallywag crew. For this day camp, you will wear pirate garb, eat pirate grub, and do pirate work. What? Pirates worked? You bet they did. Hunt for hidden treasure, stage a sea battle in the museum's land-locked bugeye, swab the deck and sing sea chanteys!

The Exhilaration of Otters

Entering grades 4-5
August 14, 2018 ~ FULL - Wait List Only
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
You might love otters, but how well do you really know them? Join us for a day of fun with our resident river otters. Explore otter adaptations to the local habitat and find out how river otters compare to otters around the world. Investigate how otters communicate, get a behind-the-scenes tour of the otter habitat, and create a special treat for the otters that will give them an outlet for their naturally playful temperaments. 

What Floats Your Boat?

Entering Grades 1-3
August 15, 2018
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Enjoy a nautical day here at the Calvert Marine Museum where you can be the captain of your own toy boat! We will splash, dash, and craft our way through a creative day of outdoor water play.

Catch of the Day

Entering Grades 4-5
August 16, 2018 -
Camp Cancelled
  9 a.m - 3 p.m.
Explore the water ways of local fish species, their anatomy and behavior, and importance of past and present day Solomons. Visit the historic J.C. Lore & Sons Oyster House, salt marsh and other local sites as your practice using dip, seine, and cast nets, as well as oyster nippers to survey native species. Learn the Japanese art of gyotaku ("fish printing") and create a one-of-a-kind piece of art to take home. 

Junior Paleontologist for a Day

Entering Grades 6-8
August 17, 2018 -
Camp Cancelled
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Become a junior paleontologist for a day and hunt for fossil shark teeth, whale bones, as well as the shells of ancient snails and clams on a local beach. Work with our professional paleontologists to uncover the mysteries of these ancient animals and the environments in which they live. Learn collecting techniques and how to properly preserve your specimens. Get a special behind-the-scenes look at the amazing fossil collection of the Calvert Marine Museum.