CMM Summer Camps 2022

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We are excited to welcome campers back this summer to the Calvert Marine Museum for summer camp programming.  

Summer Camp 

For more information on summer camps, contact Melissa McCormick at

Pirates and Scallywags-Waitlist OnlyFor students entering grades 1 and 2
Dates: Monday,  - Thursday
Times: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Cost: $100 members, $110 nonmembers

Ahoy, Mates! Come join Captain Kevin's scallywag crew. During 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. Climb aboard to learn about local pirates and sail the high seas of the Patuxent River on the Wm. B. Tennison.  Participants in this camp MUST be at least 6 years old at the start of camp. 
Marsh DetectiveFor students entering grades 1 and 2
Dates: Monday  - Thursday 
Times: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Cost: $100 members, $110 nonmembers

Bring your curiosity and magnifying glasses to be marsh detectives at the Calvert Marine Museum. Discover the role of the unique marsh habitat and its residents, including the playful North American river otter. We will explore the museum, investigate the marsh, design a t-shirt, make otter treats, and find our way through the otter obstacle course. There will also be two special trips, one to Battle Creek Cypress Swamp and the other is a one-hour cruise aboard the W.B. Tennison. Your marsh adventure awaits! Participants in this camp MUST be at least 6 years old at the start of camp.  

Sharks!  FULL-Waitlist onlyFor students entering grades 3 and 4
Dates: Monday  - Thursday 
Times: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Cost: $120 members, $130 nonmembers 

Sink your teeth in to an exciting week all about sharks! We will dive into the biology and behavior of sharks, stingrays, and other fish with engaging activities. Join CMM staff for a behind the scenes tour with a paleontologist, an up-close look at the new shark exhibit, and hands-on programs with some fantastic fish fossils. We will spend a day off-site exploring, collecting, and identifying Miocene shark teeth fossils at Flags Pond Nature Park. At the end of the week, campers will create their own Lego shark, inspired by their own knowledge and imagination. Swim on by and have a mega-good time with our life size Megalodon skeleton!
Junior Paleontologist  Camp-Waitlist OnlyFor students entering grades 5 and 6

Dates: Monday - Thursday
Times: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
Cost: $120 members, $130 nonmembers 

Become a junior paleontologist and hunt local beaches for fossil shark teeth, whale bones, and the shells of ancient snails and clams. Work with our professional paleontologists to uncover the mysteries of these ancient animals and the environments in which they lived. Learn collecting techniques and how to properly preserve your specimens. Keep a field journal, complete with your own drawings and observations. Get a special behind-the-scenes look at the amazing fossil collection at the Calvert Marine Museum and then excavate a section of fossil matrix using the tools and skills of a paleontologist! 

Junior Docent Volunteer TrainingFor students entering grades 8 and 9
Are you looking for information on the Junior Docent Program? Click here for more information: Junior Docents
 Stephen Groff showing display articles back in the otter area