Summer Science and Fun for Middle Schoolers

Held at NOAA’s facility at Seattle’s Sand Point, these five-day summer camp sessions offer opportunities for prospective sixth, seventh and eighth graders to explore marine sciences and have fun at the same time. Participants are introduced to earth and ocean sciences and to science careers through hands-on activities emphasizing solutions to real-world problems.
The camp was established in 2003 through a partnership between Washington Sea Grant and NOAA’s Western Regional Center in Seattle.

Check out the NOAA Science Camp video on YouTube.

The Basics


Cancellation Policy


Each day is filled with fun projects and activities that explore the mysteries of our oceans and atmosphere. During the week, NOAA Science Campers can:

For a glimpse of a typical day, see a sample schedule.

Each person attending the camp will leave with increased environmental knowledge and an awareness of how NOAA science applies to their local and global communities.


The goal of NOAA Science Camp is to provide opportunity for all interested youth to attend. Generous sponsors provide scholarships for those who would not otherwise attend due to financial need.

Parents, guardians or other youth representatives may apply for limited partial and full scholarships available for individual campers. Community groups may inquire about multiple scholarships and travel stipends. Funding availability varies from year to year.

To apply for a scholarship, download and complete the scholarship application form and mail it to Washington Sea Grant, Maile Sullivan, Education Specialist, 3716 Brooklyn Ave. N.E., Seattle, WA 98105-6716. You will be notified when your application is received. If your request is approved, you will receive registration instructions.

If you are having any difficulty accessing the form, please contact Maile Sullivan (see below).


For more information:

Individuals and groups who would like to sponsor a camper scholarship, please contact Maile Sullivan at 206.543.2822 or

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