SEMC SFEC Maxx (4)
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Maxx with a sea star

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Sport Fishing Education Center & Aquaculture Facility, Babylon

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 Tracy aquarium
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Field trip to the Riverhead Aquarium

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

kids fishing

Fishing adventures!

puffer fish
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Pufferfish!

Sea Explorers Marine Camp

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Sea Explorers Activity Kits and Coloring Books (in English and Spanish) Available! More info here. Print this coloring page for your camper!

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2023 Camp Offerings-Registration starts February

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 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: $395

AGES: 7 - 12

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

Session 1: June 26-30
Atlantis Trip: June 27 or 29          

Session 6: July 31-August 4
Atlantis Trip: August 3


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.

There 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. If you wish to go please sign-up with Tracy as EARLY as possible!

PRICE: $310 Session 2 (4-day session, includes boat trip)
$365 Session 3 (includes boat trip)

AGES:  6 - 9

DATES:
Monday through Friday 9am-2pm.

at the SFEC, Babylon

No before or after care provided.

Session 2: July 3-7 (no camp 7/4)
Session 3: July 10-14

Yankee III trip: July 7 and July 14


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.

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: $395
AGES:  8 - 12

DATES:
Monday through Friday 9am-2pm.

at the SFEC, Babylon

No before or after care provided.

Session 4: July 17-21

Atlantis trip: July 20

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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. 

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: $395

AGES: 8 - 12

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

Session 5: July 24-28
Atlantis trip: July 27



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. There will be a 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: $365

AGES: 9 - 14

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

Session 7: August 7-11            
Yankee III Trip: August 10


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SAMC Jellyfish NEW  Counselor-in-Training

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


As of April 1st, As of 4/1/22 masks are optional for all programs until further guidance.

Contact

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

Last updated November 18, 2022