Marine and Environmental Science Summer Programs on Sandy Hook and Long Beach Island

ARP 5157Ignite your child's love for learning. Sitting at a PC or turning the pages of a book, kids can develop an interest in the coast.Standing in the surf with the wind in their face and a horseshoe crab in their hands, they can develop a passion for it. Let us ignite your child's passion for learning about the coast, the science that reveals its wonders, and the stewardship needed to protect and preserve it for a lifetime of enjoyment.
Let us share our 50 years of knowledge and experience in the science of coastal and marine biology, geology, and conservation with your child. It could change his or her life forever.

 Coast Camps

Join the Littoral Society for a week of education fun that include seining, marine life identification, fishing, crabbing, birding, shelling, field journaling, plankton discovery, coastal botany, and understaning nature through art. 

Long Beach Island

Maris Stella  Retreat and Conference Center 

7201 Long Beach Blvd Harvey Cedars, NJ

$250 per week includes all materials, supplies, and snacks.

July 18 - 22, 2016

July 25 - 29, 2016

10 am - 3 pm for students entering grades 5, 6, 7, and 8.

campers at cove

Sandy Hook
American Littoral Society Headquarters, Building 18 Sandy Hook, NJ

$250 per week includes all materials, supplies, and snacks.

August 8 - 12, 2016 9 am - 2 pm for students entering grades 5, 6, 7, and 8.




Contact Stevie Thorsen, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 732-291-0055 for more information.

Click here to download the registration form.

Click here to download the consent form. Please return this form prior to the first day of camp.





 Check out this recap the past camp on LBI


The first session of our 2013 Barnegat Bay Coast Camp at the Marris Stella Center in Harvey Cedars this summer was a definite success! With 17 students enrolled and a waiting list of 8, anticipation was high for this year’s camp! Perfect weather made for a fantastic week of hands on, active learning for all students. Student’s 5th-8th grade enjoyed learning through the process of seining, birding, shelling, crabbing, fishing and plant identification. Throughout the week each day focused on a specific activity involving the coastal zone, whether it was learning how to identify the birds stealing your French fries or the methods of cleaning an oil spill all students were engaged with hands on activities that take them further than a text book ever could. With two more sessions of camp remaining, this summer is sure to hold many more exciting opportunities to learn about the coastal zone that is so vital in our everyday life!