Savannah Summer Camps 2014: Coastal Ecology Camp

Savannah Summer Camps 2014Savannah’s beautiful marshes and islands serve as the setting for Savannah Country Day School’s Coastal Ecology Camp this summer. You do not have to be a student at Savannah Country Day School to attend. The camp is open to the public.

Sessions are a week-long.

Led by Bill Eswine, Savannah Country Day’s science coordinator for the Lower School and Director of the Coastal Ecology Program, the camp includes marsh studies at the Marine Institute, a beach erosion study at Cockspur Island and Tybee Island, a trip to Sapelo Island in nearby McIntosh County, and visits to many other coastal sites.

Savannah Country Day’s Coastal Ecology Camp has been held annually since 1982 and is open to all students.

Six sessions, beginning in June, are available for students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

General one-week camp sessions cost: $295 per student. Space is limited and sessions fill fast. Click here for the application soon or call for more details at 912 961-8767 or email

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE for general one-week sessions for K-5th grade
Monday: 8:30am – 3 pm SCDS Lower School Science Lab, Marine Institute
Tuesday 8:30 am- 3 pm Skidaway Narrows, marsh studies
Wednesday 8:30am – 3 pm Beach erosion study–Fort Pulaski & Tybee Island
Thursday 6:30am – 4:30 pm Sapelo Island Trip
Friday 8:30am – 1 pm Discussion and games

June 2-6, General Session (K-6th grades) $295
June 9-13, General Session (K-6th grades) $295
June 16-20 General Session (K-6th grades) $295
June 23-27 General Session (K-6th grades) $295
June 30- July 4 General Session (K-6th grades)
July 7-11, Explorer Session (3rd-6th grades) $350
July 14-18, General Session (K-6th grades) $295
July 21-26, Florida Trip (6th-8th grades) $985

Details on sessions for older kids

The Explorer Session July 7-11 is for students who are entering grades three through six. This session includes day trips with the exception of a Thursday overnight camp-out. Some activities included are canoeing, a one-night camp-out (meals included), and day trips to local barrier islands and Sapelo Island in McIntosh County. Cost: $350

For older budding ecologists, there is a trip to the Canaveral Seashore in Florida July 21-26. Students entering sixth through eighth grades in the fall can sign up for a week of coastal exploration at Cocoa Beach, FL. The trip includes airboat rides, two nights of turtle watching, a visit to the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, snorkeling at Blue Springs State Park, a study of loggerhead turtles along the Canaveral seashore, swimming and, of course, a visit to the world famous RonJon’s Surf Shop. Students stay at the Discovery Beach Resort on Cocoa Beach. Week cost: $985

Click here for the application soon or call for more details at 912 961-8767 or email


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