Seaport Summer Camp
Discover fun-filled days on the Delaware River at Seaport Summer Camp!
Campers will learn all about maritime history, science, and boating in any of our week-long summer camp sessions. Seaport Summer Camp features eight themed weeks from July 8 to August 30.
Rowing and Kayaking in our Boat Basin
Each week, in addition to all of the fun-filled activities inside the
museum or on our historic ships, campers will learn how to row in
rowboats built by our own Workshop on the Water, kayak in either single
or tandem kayaks with instructors, or paddle around the basin in swan
paddle boats. Campers will also receive an introduction to water and
boat safety led by trained staff.
Weeks can be purchased individually or in multiple weeks.
Seaport Summer Camp is perfect for children ages 7-13. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday - Friday.
Before and After Care is also available.
2013 Summer Camp Registration is now open!
Weeks & Themes:
July 8-12: Real Pirates! SOLD OUT!
July 15-19: Early Explorers
Learn all about pirate history, including pirates that came to Philadelphia! Campers will work in pirate “crews,” learn all about maps, and search for hidden treasure.
Discover what it took to be an early explorer that came to North America or other parts of the globe. Campers will make their own quadrants, weather vanes, maps and globes. Campers will learn some of the basics of what it took to navigate the seas so long ago.
July 22-26: Navy Week
See how you fare competing, (and working in teams) in various training or rescue “missions,” as well as elaborate obstacle courses throughout the museum! Campers will explore the history of the US Navy through our Old City walking tours and ships tours.
July 29-August 2: Monsters & Myths of the Sea
Discover the origins of sea monsters and learn all about the superstitions of sailors! Campers will also learn about Norse mythology and Viking explorers. Design your own Viking helmets and make a model Viking ship!
August 5-9: Disasters!
Explore our exhibit, Disasters on the Delaware, and learn all about the disasters that unfolded as the river developed into a watery highway for trade and commerce! Learn all about the expansion of gases through a series of exciting experiments and create some mini explosions of your own!
August 12-16: Rivers and Streams
Dive into the ecology and life of rivers and streams in our area. Campers will learn about various organisms and marine life found in our area's waterways. Investigate your impact on the environment and learn how to be more earth-friendly.
August 19-23: Underwater Explorers
Investigate shipwrecks and their impact on underwater life. Learn all about submarines and practice your own maneuvering skills in the museum's very own SeaPerch tank!
August 26-30: A Pirate’s Life for Me SOLD OUT!
Back by popular demand, we're offering another round of Pirate camp! Campers will experience even more pirate-themed activities, games, and adventures.
Tuition and Fees:
Register before May 1st: $250 per week*
Register after May 1st: $275 per week*
Before-care (8am to 9am): $5 per day or $20 per week
After-care (until 5:30pm): $15 per day or $60 per week
*Members save $25!
Siblings/Multiple Bookings Discount:
Register for one week of class and receive a $50 discount off additional weeks!
(Does not apply to Before or After Care.)
To register for camp, please call 215-413-8630 or email email@example.com to get started. A registration packet, medical forms, and parent information packet will be provided. A $100 deposit per camper per week is required upon registering.
Not a member?
If you would like to start a membership when you register for summer camp, please call 215.413.8630.