boy fiddler crab SAMC (1)
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A very happy camper with a fiddler crab

SEMC SFEC (5)
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Sport Fishing Education Center & Aquaculture Facility, Babylon

SEMC SFEC boardwalk (2)
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Sport Fishing Education Center & Aquaculture Facility, Babylon

SEMC SFEC Maxx (4)
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Maxx with a sea star

SEMC SFEC sunset (2)
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Sport Fishing Education Center & Aquaculture Facility, Babylon

SEMC Tracy aquarium
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Field trip to the Riverhead Aquarium

kids fishing

Fishing adventures!

puffer fish
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Pufferfish!

Sea Explorers Marine Camp

Thank you to all who participated in the Sea Explorers Marine Camp open house and fundraiser! The winner of the anklet is... 

Lori M.!

Thank you to Tina Masiello and Touchstone Jewelry for their generous donation to our programs through the Crystals for a Cause Party/Fundraiser!


Sea Explorers Marine Camp at the Sport Fishing Education Center, Babylon

2020 Yankee III information will be posted when registration opens in January - February. 

Spots on the Yankee III are limited and on a first-come, first- served basis, so if you wish to go please sign-up with  Tracy as EARLY as possible!

sand tiger Shark SEMC SFEC

Shark Week

Join us for an adventurous week exploring Long Island's marine habitats with a focus on SHARKS!!! Our marine instructors will guide your child through interactive, hands-on learning experiences designed to be educational and fun. Campers will also discover the other amazing creatures living in our local oceans, bays, and salt marshes as they handle marine animals in our touch tanks, participate in beach activities and games, seine in our salt marsh, and make fun marine and shark crafts. We will set out on a field expedition to see some live sharks at the Atlantis Marine World Aquarium in Riverhead. Your child will have the opportunity to see sharks and their cousins, Rays and Skates up close and personal! We will also experience the Birds and Butterflies exhibit at the aquarium! We will leave from and return to the Sport Fishing Education Center, Babylon and Sea Explorers Marine Camp will provide the busing to and from Atlantis Marine World. For this one day, camp will run from 9-3pm to allow for a little extra time at the Aquarium. Our 9-12 year old campers will get the option to do a Shark Dissection at camp.

PRICE: $375/child 
$375/child (session 6) 

AGES: 7 - 12

DATES:
Monday through Friday 9am-2pm.
at the SFEC, Babylon
Except Session 1, no Thursday.
No before or after care provided.

Session 1: June 29 - July 3 
Atlantis Trip: Friday July 3
Session 6: August 3 - August 7
Atlantis Trip: Thursday August 6


Maxx fish SEMC SFEC

Jr. Sea Explorers Week

Join us for an adventurous week exploring Long Island's marine habitats!!! Our marine instructors will guide your child through interactive, hands-on learning experiences designed to be educational and fun. Campers will also discover the other amazing creatures living in our local oceans, bays, and salt marshes as they handle marine animals in our touch tanks, participate in beach activities and games, seine in our salt marsh, and make fun marine crafts.

PRICE: $325/child

AGES:  6 - 8

DATES:
Monday through Friday 9am-2pm.
at the SFEC, Babylon

Session 2: July 6 - July 10
Session 3: July 13 - July 17

Marine Reptile WeekSAMC Jellyfish NEW

Marine Reptile Week

PRICE: $345/child

AGES:  7 - 12

DATES:
Monday through Friday 9am-2pm.
at the SFEC, Babylon
    
No before or after care provided.

Session 4: July 20 - July 24 

sea lion SEMC SFEC

Marine Mammal Week

Whales, Seals, and Dolphins... Oh My! Join us for an adventurous week exploring Long Island's marine habitats while concentrating on Marine Mammals! Our marine instructors will guide your child through interactive, hands-on learning experiences designed to be educational and fun. Each day will consist of a combination of indoor and outdoor activities. We have classroom time for educational programs/marine topic of the day in the morning, touch tanks, and arts & crafts projects in the afternoon. Campers also study animals and seine in our salt marsh, as well as participate in beach activities at the Town of Babylon's Cedar Beach, a certified, lifeguard-supervised beach area. On Thursday, August 1, we will set out on a field expedition to see some live marine mammals at the Atlantis Marine World Aquarium in Riverhead. Your child will have the opportunity to go on a behind the scenes tour of the Riverhead Foundation designed to enhance your child's Marine Mammal experience and get to see seals, sea lions and river otters up close and personal! We will leave from and return to the Sport Fishing Education Center, Babylon and Sea Explorers Marine Camp will provide the bussing to and from Atlantis Marine World. For this one day, camp will run from 9-3pm to allow for a little extra time at the Aquarium

PRICE: $375/child 

AGES: 8 - 12

DATES:
Monday through Friday 9am-2pm.
at the SFEC, Babylon     
No before or after care provided.

Session 5: July 27 - July 31 
Atlantis Trip: Thursday July 30



Sea Voyagers WeekSAMC Jellyfish NEW

Join us for an adventurous week exploring Long Island's marine habitats!!! Our marine instructors will guide your child through interactive, hands-on learning experiences designed to be educational and fun. Campers will also discover the other amazing creatures living in our local oceans, bays, and salt marshes as they handle marine animals in our touch tanks, participate in beach activities and games, seine in our salt marsh, and make fun marine and marine themed crafts. Friday, July 26, and Thursday, August 16, will be our Marine Biology and Fishing Expedition aboard the Yankee III out of Captree State Park! Campers will meet at Captree State Park for drop-off and Pick-up that day only..

Session 7, Sea Voyagers Week for Ages 9-14! Have your budding Marine Biologist get a taste of the wonders of Nature LI has to offer! on-site fishing from our Pier, seining, and a Marine Biology and Fishing Voyage out of Captree are just a few of the highlights!

PRICE: $345/child

AGES: 9 - 14

DATES:
Monday through Friday 9am-2pm.
at the SFEC, Babylon

Except August 13  
No before or after care provided.

Session 7: August 10 - August 14
Yankee III Trip: Thursday August 13*
*Pickup & Dropoff at Captree State Park



Contact

Tracy Marcus
Marine Youth Education Specialist
tm353@cornell.edu
631-587-2873

Last updated November 6, 2019