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Marine Science Camp

Welcome to Tabor Academy's Marine Science Camp

The goal of the Tabor Academy Marine Science Camp is to immerse students in an ocean environment for the purpose of exploration, education, and the development of global responsibility. For students entering 8th through 12th grades.

Students may choose 1, 2, or 3 weeks for either the day or residential program.
Day Program (entering grades 8 to 12)
Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Saturday 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (noon)
2019 Dates:
Week 1:  July 29 - August 3 
Week 2:  August 5  - August 10
Week 3:  August 12  - August 17 
Residential Program (entering grades 8 to 12)
Begins Sunday at 5:00 PM and ends Saturday at 12:00 PM* (noon)
2019 Dates:
Week 1:  July 28 - August 3  
Week 2:  August 4 - August 10  
Week 3:  August 11 - August 17  
*if attending consecutive week(s) campers will remain on campus

Program Features

    • Use of Tabor Academy’s state-of-the-art Marine Science Center.
    • Instruction from passionate and experienced marine science instructors
    • Use of the fleet of boats available for marine science research
    • Access to dynamic ocean habitats including a whale watch on Stellwagen Bank and a field excursion to a rocky habitat on Cape Cod
    • Accommodations in a comfortable dormitory setting
    • All meals, with a variety of menus for varying diets 

          Budding marine scientists will enjoy:

          • Developing a research project using the scientific method and working with our instructors for guidance
          • Observing the inhabitants of a multitude of habitats with snorkel, mask, and fins
          • Catching and identifying local marine life by harmless capture methods
          • Practicing chemical and physical sampling techniques to learn about the health of our ocean
          • Voyaging to Stellwagen Bank to witness the behavior of a large whale community
          • Navigating local marshes, rivers, and islands paddling in a kayak

          Sample Daily Schedule and Weekly Curriculum


          2019 Rates

          Residential Students
          $1,750 for each week
          ($500 non-refundable deposit required)

          Day Students
          $700 for each week
          ($100 non-refundable deposit required)


          Jay Cassista, Director, Marine Science Camp


          Admissions Office: 226 Front Street, Marion MA 02738 | Mail: 66 Spring Street, Marion MA 02738 | 508.748.2000 |