Teen Naturalist Leadership Program (Ages 13-16)

Update as of April 22: All Summer Discovery Programs Cancelled -- Naturalist Leadership Program (Monday - Friday, 1:30pm - 4:30pm)

You must be a family member or higher at the time of purchase to receive the camp discount.  If you need to join or renew, please add that to your cart first. You must be logged on to your account to receive the discount.  If you pay without the discount showing or are requesting other discounts, you will be responsible for all transaction/processing fees with a minimum charge of $25. 

The medical release pick up form is now filled out as part of the registration process. DO NOT USE THE FORM ON THE REQUIRED MEDICAL FORMS PAGE OF THIS WEBSITE. That form is for volunteers and private program participants only.  Before you register for camp make sure you have:

  • Phone number for your child’s doctor
  • Health insurance details
  • Emergency contacts and phone numbers
  • Names and contact info for people on your child’s pick up list
  • Medication details if applicable

You will be notified of the required physical and immunization records during the registration process and will receive these details in the receipt/confirmation you receive upon registering.  If you are still unsure, please visit the required medical forms page

Physicals and Immunizations are due 2 weeks prior to the start of your camp session

Community Service and Ecology Program Cancelled

In addition to participating in activities at the MMA Aquarium, this program offers you the opportunity to work with other island organizations and take part in rewarding projects that benefit our island and community. Throughout the week, you will gain 5 hours of community service with our partners including the Nantucket Conservation Foundation and Safe Harbor for Animals.  Activities may include invasive plant removal, garden maintenance or vegetable harvesting, making upcycled bags for the food bank, and more.

We require all students interested in volunteering at the MMA Aquarium and Natural Science Museum to complete at least one of the NLP courses.

June 22-26
July 6-10
July 20-24
August 3-7

Members: $430
Non-members: $505

Medical Form Required

Marine and Terrestrial Ecology Program Cancelled

During this program, you will explore the diverse marine and terrestrial ecosystems all around Nantucket.  Study topics such as fish and invertebrate anatomy, physical oceanography, marine and terrestrial ecology, as well as animal classification and behaviors. Join us and learn while having fun snorkeling, seining, hiking, kayaking, beach combing, animal tracking, and more.  Participants will build natural history knowledge and public speaking skills helpful for volunteering in museums, aquariums, or other natural science facilities.  Additional opportunities may include fish and invertebrate dissections, fish printing, plankton collections, shell fishing, and more!

Please note: Participants must demonstrate strong swimming ability in order to snorkel.

We require all students interested in volunteering at the MMA Aquarium and Natural Science Museum to complete at least one of the NLP courses.

June 29 - July 3
July 13-17
July 27-31
August 10-14

Members: $430
Non-members: $505

Medical Form Required

Check the calendar for upcoming programming.