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

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

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

August 3 - 7, 2015 9 am - 2 pm for students entering grades 6, 7, and 8.

August 10 - 14, 2015 9 am - 2 pm for students entering grades 4, 5, and 6.

Coastal Explorers

During this one day program, students will enjoy seining, shell collecting, and coastal arts and crafts. Ideal for children interested in learning for about the marine world, this hands-on, feet-wet program will delight your child.

American Littoral Society Headquarters, Building 18 Sandy Hook, NJ

$40 for members, $50 for nonmembers

July 17, July 31, or August 21, 2015 9 am - 1:30 for students entering grades 1, 2, and 3.


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.

Coast Camp
Coastal Explorers



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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!

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Sat Sep 26 @ 4:00PM - 07:00PM
Jamaica Bay Sunset Ecology Cruise
Sat Oct 03 @12:00AM - 12:00PM
Raptor Trust/Great Swamp Refuge
Sat Oct 10 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Fort Tilden Hawk Watch
Thu Oct 29 @ 6:30PM - 09:00PM
Jamaica Bay Task Force Meeting
Fri Oct 30 @ 7:30PM -
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Sat Nov 07 @ 8:00AM - 12:00AM
CANCELED - Surf Fishing Clinic at Sandy Hook
Sun Nov 08 @ 8:00AM - 12:00AM
CANCELED - Surf Fishing Clinic at Sandy Hook
Thu Nov 19 @12:00AM - 12:00PM
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