Herring Gut Summer Camp

Herring Gut Learning Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, political affiliation, age, or religious beliefs in the administration of its programs.

Join Us At Summer Camp!

Come spend a week with us this summer discovering the different coastal habitats of Maine! Roll up your sleeves and explore the rocky shore, salt marshes, mudflats, and more. Look under rocks for sea stars, dig in the muck for clams, and wade into the water to net small fish.

Experience a different habitat every day by visiting incredible field sites for hands-on ocean exploration guided by our experienced and talented staff. Collect what you find to take it back to the lab for closer inspection. Learn even more about coastal habitats by designing and building aquariums to mimic the real thing. But that is not all: activities, experiments, art projects, games, the list goes on!

Special Days

On Thursday* we hop on a boat and travel a few miles offshore to visit Allen Island! This beautiful private island has many of the marine habitats discussed throughout the week and is just waiting to be explored.

Friday, the last day of camp, you be the expert! We will spend the morning preparing interactive exhibits, then invite families and community members to join us as you explain all of your findings from a week of marine science discovery.

*Session 1 of camp will visit Allen Island on Friday July 14.  Mini sessions will not travel to Allen Island. 

Camp Dates

Sessions 1, 3, 4 and 5 of camp are now full. Please continue to register for weeks 1, 4, 3 and 5 if you wish to be placed on the wait list. 

Sessions 2 and 6 are still accepting applications. 

    DateEventRegister*Signup

    July 10th - 14th

    Summer Camp: Session 1

    Campers entering grades 3, 4, and 5

    1/01 - 7/08

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    July 17th - 21st

    Summer Camp: Session 2

    Campers entering grades 5, 6, and 7

    until 7/08

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    July 24th - 26th

    Summer Camp: Mini Session 3

    Campers entering grades 1 and 2

    until 7/08

    Register Now

    July 31st - August 4th

    Summer Camp: Session 4

    Campers entering grades 3, 4, and 5

    until 7/08

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    August 7th - 11th

    Summer Camp: Session 5

    Campers entering grades 3, 4, and 5

    until 7/08

    Register Now

    August 14th - 16th

    Summer Camp: Mini Session 6

    Campers entering grades 1 and 2

    until 7/08

    Register Now

    Call Herring Gut Learning Center at 207-372-8677 with any questions.

Details

  • Camp runs Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Herring Gut Learning Center's beautiful campus in Port Clyde Maine. With a waterfront view, acres of gardens and fields, state of the art classrooms and labs, Herring Gut has all you need for an amazing summer experience. Get Directions
  • A shuttle from Thomaston will be available to transport campers down the peninsula before and after camp!
  • The cost of a weeklong session is $250 for residents* and $300 for non-residents. Mini sessions for grades 1 and 2 are $125 for residents and $150 for non-residents. Need-based scholarships are available on a first come first serve basis.  Please download and complete a scholarship application if you are interested in receiving assistance.
  • To qualify as a resident, campers must be year round Knox County residents and enrolled in the local school districts.
  • Campers supply their own bag lunch.
  • Each session has space for 10 campers.
  • The camper to staff ratio is 5:1 allowing ample support and supervision for all campers needs.
  • Experienced staff members are talented and caring individuals that want to inspire the next generation of marine scientists. Safety is our top priority and all of our staff is CPR and first aid certified.

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