Camp

Winter Day Camps 2016-17

Explore the Aquarium and the Lake Superior region in new ways – from making art to feeding animals to taking your first underwater breath as a SCUBA diver – in these short (1-2 day) camps targeting learners of all ages.

Summer camp offerings for 2017 listed below (Registration opens March 15). Contact Emily Wartman at (218) 740 – 2000 or ewartman@glaquarium.org with questions.

Fins and Fur Camp

Ages 8 – 11

April 6 (Lake Superior Zoo) & 7 (Great Lakes Aquarium), 2017 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: $65 for Zoo and/or Aquarium members | $75 non-members

Spend two days over school break taking an active role in animal care at both Great Lakes Aquaruim and Lake Superior Zoo! Learn what it takes to keep animals healthy, happy, and active. Go behind the scenes to prepare meals, clean exhibits, test water quality, observe animal training and more! Campers will need to provide their own lunch and snacks.

Register for Fins and Fur Camp.

Summer Camps 2017

Great Lakes Aquarium hosts a variety of summer day camps for grade school students, from explorations in Lake Superior history to adventures in SCUBA diving to hands-on experience in animal care.

Superior Explorers Camp

Ages 6 – 8

June 26 – 30  or July 10 – 14 – 9am to 4pm

Cost: $175 members | $195 non-members

Discover Lake Superior through local animals, plants, and geology! Enjoy games, science activities, animal encounters and behind the scenes experiences. Campers will need to provide their own lunch and snacks.

REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 15

Contact Emily Wartman at ewartman@glaquarium.org or 218-740-2000 with questions.

 

Animal Care Camp

Ages 8 – 11

June 12 – 16  or July 24 – 28 or August 7 – 11– 9am to 4pm

Cost: $175 members | $195 non-members

Learn what it takes to keep the Aquarium’s resident animals healthy, happy, and active. Rise to the challenge of making enrichment for otters, birds and even pets at home. Go behind the scenes to prepare meals, clean exhibits, test water quality and more! Campers will need to provide their own lunch and snacks.

REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 15

Contact Emily Wartman at ewartman@glaquarium.org or 218-740-2000 with questions.

 

SCUBA Camp

Ages 11 – 14

August 21 – 25 – 9am to 4pm

Cost: $235 members | $255 non-members

Explore SCUBA gear, safety, and techniques with a PADI certified dive master. Play games, experiment with physics, and spend time in the pool with SCUBA gear. Finally, use your new diving skills on an open water dive! Campers will need to provide their own lunch and snacks. Campers must be proficient swimmers.

REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 15

Contact Emily Wartman at ewartman@glaquarium.org or 218-740-2000 with questions.

 

Wildlife Field Course

Ages 11 – 14

July 18 – 20 – 9am to 4pm

Cost: $115 members | $135 non-members

Connect with wildlife in the outdoors! In this 3-day camp, learn how to track animals and set up trail cameras in the woods, spend a day in canoes monitoring muskrats and wild rice with the Lake Superior NERR (National Estuarine Research Reserve), help a local researcher collect and study invasive earthworms for NRRI (National Resources Research Institute), and more! Campers will need to provide their own lunch and snacks.

REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 15

Contact Emily Wartman at ewartman@glaquarium.org or 218-740-2000 with questions.

 

AUSM Animal Care Camp

Ages 12 – 18

July 30 – August 3 – 9am to 4pm

Cost: $115

In partnership with the Autism Society of Minnesota (AUSM). Take an active role in animal care, go behind the scenes to keep resident animals happy, healthy, and active through behavior observations, engineering design challenges, and more! Designed to support youth with autism in a fun, safe, and engaging environment while they incerase self-esteem, expand their knowledge, and build friendships.

Contact Samantha Smingler at ssmingler@glaquarium.org or 218-740-2027 with questions.

Register through the AUSM website