Summer Camps 2019


Museum Adventure Camp

  THIS CAMP IS FULL. Please email
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Entering Grades 1-3   

Dates: July 15-July 19, 2019
Times: 9 a.m. - 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 special 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 with parents for a lunch time cruise on the Patuxent River followed by an ice cream sundae. 
Pirates and Scallywags-THIS CAMP IS FULL.
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Entering Grades 1-3   
Dates: August 12-August 16, 2019
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, 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. 
Entering Grades 4 - 5

Guardians of the Estuary 

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Entering Grades 4-5
July 8-July 12, 2019
Times: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Cost: $120 museum members, $130 non-members
Paddle, wade, hike and sail local waterways! What's living out there, how do they interact,  how do we impact the estuary, and how can we help? We'll get muddy, creative, canoe, collect and explore and search our estuary ecosystem, then brainstorm ways to protect it.

Jr. Explorers

Entering Grades 4-5
Dates: July 29-August 2, 2019
Times: 9:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m.
Cost: $120 museum members, $130 non-members
Unleash the adventurous explorer hidden inside yourself. Do you have the skills it takes to survive a journey into uncharted waters? Learn about various explorers, from Norsemen to early European colonist, and discover the skills and tools they used to shape a new world. At week's end, put your abilities in reading maps and using navigational tools to the test as you take a "daring voyage" on the skipjack DEE OF ST MARY'S.
Entering Grades 6 - 9

Junior Paleontologist THIS CAMP IS FULL
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Entering Grades 6-8
Dates: June 24-June 28, 2019
Times: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Costs: $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, invite your family along for a river cruise on the Wm. B. Tennison, and show off your specimens in a fossil exhibition!

Coroplast Boat Building Three-Day Mini Camp

Entering Grades 7-9 
Dates: July 22-July 24  
Times: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $80 museum members, $90 non-members
Full STEAM ahead! In this hand-on mini camp, students will use a variety of science, engineering and artistic skills to build their own kayak style boat out of coroplast, a plastic material used to make signs. Boaters will practice navigation and paddling in various craft from the small boat guild while learning about boat safety and the Chesapeake Bay. After camp, take your boat home with you to continue the adventure! 

Junior Docent Training- Application period now closed

Entering Grades 8-9     
July 22-July 26, 2019
Times: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ever wanted to work in a museum? This is a great way to learn what’s involved. Becoming a museum Junior Docent involves a two year commitment from middle school students to learn how to be museum docents. The program kicks off with a week long summer “boot camp” where each cohort gets initiated into the workings of a museum. To apply for the Junior Docent Program an application, a parent consent form and two teacher recommendation forms need to be submitted no later than May 1, 2019.
Questions regarding this program may be sent to Mindy Quinn at