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A very happy camper with a fiddler crab

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Sport Fishing Education Center & Aquaculture Facility, Babylon

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Sport Fishing Education Center & Aquaculture Facility, Babylon

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Maxx with a sea star

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

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Field trip to the Riverhead Aquarium

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Fishing adventures!

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Pufferfish!

Sea Explorers Marine Camp

2021 Camp & Program Registration is OPEN!

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Mini-Marine Biologist School

Looking for an exciting way to explore LI's marine habitats while reinforcing STEAM concepts in NYS curriculum? Join our NYS Certified teachers and assistant educators as they guide your child through outdoor activities exploring science, art,  and social skills while building self-esteem and awareness of the unique, natural wonders LI has to offer!

We are one of the few sites open year-round and with access to both ocean and bay environments! We will explore the outdoors for most of our time together and discover local marine habitats as they change through the seasons! Students will also observe and study live, local creatures in our aquarium room and classroom. Dress for the weather! Children MUST be potty-trained.

This is a drop-off program and pre-registration is required. Small classes, masks, and all CDC COVID related guidelines will be enforced. Note: There is a minimum registration of 4 students needed to run the session/day - there is a 1/day commitment required.

PRICE: $695 16 classes
$375 8 classes - either Tuesdays or Fridays

AGES: 4 - 9

DATES:
Tuesdays and Fridays
11:30 a.m - 2:15 p.m

at the SFEC, Babylon
No before or after care provided.

April 27 - June 18, 2021

8 week session
Tuesdays ONLY 11:30am - 2:15pm (8 Classes, $375)
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Fridays ONLY 11:30am - 2:15pm (8 Classes, $375)

Tuesdays and Fridays (16 classes $695)
Each class is 2 hrs. 45 min in length


Camp Offerings for 2021

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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: $385 per week

AGES: 7 - 12

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

Session 1: June 28 - July 2
Atlantis Trip: Thursday, July 1    

Session 6: August 2 - 6
Atlantis Trip: Thursday, August 5


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.

New for 2021!!! SESSION 3 ONLY: Friday, July 16, 2021 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. *Spots for friends and family on the Yankee III are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Iff you wish to go please sign-up with Tracy as EARLY as possible!

PRICE: $335 Session 2
$355 Session 3

AGES:  6 - 8

DATES:
Monday through Friday 9am-2pm.

at the SFEC, Babylon

No before or after care provided.

Session 2: July 5 - 9
Session 3: July 12 - 16

Yankee III trip: Friday, July 16


Marine Reptile WeekSAMC Jellyfish NEW

Join us for an adventurous week exploring Long Island's marine habitats with a focus on Marine Reptiles! 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 reptile crafts.

On a Thursday, July 22, 2021, we will set out on a field expedition to see some live marine and land reptiles at the Atlantis Marine World Aquarium in Riverhead. Your child will have the opportunity to see sea turtles and other herps up close and personal! We will also experience a Behind-the-scenes tour with Riverhead Foundation to see what sea turtles are in the hospital for rehabilitation! 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.

PRICE: $385
AGES:  7 - 12

DATES:
Monday through Friday 9am-2pm.

at the SFEC, Babylon

No before or after care provided.

Session 4: July 19 - 23

Atlantis trip: Thursday, July 22

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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 a Thursday, July 29, 2021, 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 see seal lions, river otters, and seals up close and personal! We will also experience a Behind-the-scenes tour with Riverhead Foundation to see what seals are in the hospital for rehabilitation! 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.

PRICE: $385

AGES: 8 - 12

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

Session 5: July 26 - 30
Atlantis trip: Thursday, July 29



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. Thursday, August 12, 2021 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.. *Spots for friends and family on the Yankee III are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Iff you wish to go please sign-up with Tracy as EARLY as possible!

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: $355

AGES: 9 - 14

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

Session 7: August 9 - 13      
Yankee III Trip: Thursday, August 12


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SAMC Jellyfish NEW  Counselor-in-Training

New for 2021! For children ages 15 - 17.

Is your teenager interested in marine science and working with younger children? This program is designed to give them a week-long summer experience where they discover both areas! Our CIT program will afford your child the chance to participate in our camp while assisting counselors in working with younger campers as they do marine related crafts, marine science lessons, activities, seining, work with live marine creatures, and games. CITs will also help counselors prepare activities & games, learn how to supervise younger campers, be involved in lesson planning, and help in the 'behind the scenes' daily activities of camp operation (including animal care/feeding and tank maintenance). Participation hours in this program can count towards community service hours for programs such as National Honor Society, graduation requirements, etc.

Included in this registration will be 2 training days in a late week of June 2021. Each day will be 3 hours and this will be mandatory for all staff and participants in the CIT Program sessions.

Each CIT candidate registered will need to meet the camp director, Tracy Marcus prior to the summer and interview with the camp director for acceptance into the program. No fees will be charged until candidates have been accepted into the program. It is highly recommended that the interested CIT contact the camp director him/herself, and before registering online.

Runs Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.at the Sport Fishing Education Center, Cedar Beach Marina in BABYLON !!!

Drop-off and pick-up are at Sport Fishing Education Center in Babylon. 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. CITs will assist campers also study animals and seine in our salt marsh, as well as participate in beach activities on Cedar Beach property. We are not a swimming camp. Camp days are rain or shine. CITs provide lunch, snack, and water/drinks.

PRICE:

AGES: 15 - 17

DATES:
Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 

All Sessions; limit (5) CITs per week



Contact

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

Last updated April 9, 2021