Summer Camps 2020 Registration is Open


Scales, Tails, and Sails!

Entering Grades 1-2
Dates: July 6-July 10 
Dates: July 20-July 24 (Wait List Only)
Times: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost: $100 museum members, $110 non-members
Explore the inner workings of Calvert Marine Museum -from fossils, fish, and otters to the wonders of the salt marsh. Go fossil hunting on a local beach. Make bug kites, spy on fiddler crabs, and interact with reptiles in the collection. Spend the day at a state park learning to 'see' nature. Get a behind the scenes look at our River to Bay exhibit where our animals are cared for and watch an aquarist do a feeding. The final day, board the WM B TENNISON for a lunch time cruise on the Patuxent River.

Jr. Paleontologists

Entering Grades 6-8
Dates: June 22-June 26
Times: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost:$120 museum members, $130 non-members
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 Calvert Marine Museum. The final day of camp take a river cruise on the WM B TENNISON, and show off your specimens in a fossil exhibition!

Junior Docent Camp

Entering Grades 8 and 9
Dates: August 3-7
Times 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

The Junior Decent program is a two year commitment for students entering 8th or 9th grade. The application forms include an application, two teacher recommendations forms and a parent form. Once the application period closes, interviews with the candidates will be scheduled. The chosen candidates are invited to attend the Junior Docent Training week where the students are taught how to engage visitors, the expectations of the program as well as the content information for our various gallery spaces. If you have any questions regarding the Junior Docent program, please contact Mindy Quinn at  All application materials are due no later than May 8, 2020. 

For Jr. Docent Camp Registration

Jr. Docent Application Form
Jr. Docent Parent Form
Jr. Docent Teach Form

All forms must be received no later than May 8, 2020. 
Pirates and Scallywags


Entering Grades 1-2   
Dates: June 29-July 3, 2020
Times: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost: $100 museum members, $110 non-members
Ahoy, Mates! Come join our scallywag crew on this week long 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, VOLUNTEER, 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.

Sailing Into Science (STEM)  (Wait list only)

Entering Grades 3,4,5
Dates: July 13-July 17
Times: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Cost: $100 museum members, $110 non-members
Come and explore all the various areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math CMM has to offer.  Learn about everything from the mechanics of sailing and navigation, natural resources, fossils, and so much more!  Join us for a week of fun and learning, capped off with a trip on our skipjack, DEE OF ST MARY'S.