New summer session added for NOAA Science Camp!

Session 2 will run July 15-19, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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Registration for NOAA Science Camp 2024 Session 1 is FULL.

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Middle School Science Camp

Summer Science with NOAA

This week-long day camp introduces students to earth and ocean sciences and science careers through hands-on activities emphasizing solutions to real-world problems. During the week, campers may participate in the following activities:

  • Try on SCUBA diving gear and simulate a dive in a hyperbaric chamber

  • Identify different marine mammals by looking at tags and skulls

  • Analyze water samples and see how buoys help predict large-scale climate events

  • Learn to use marine navigation charts and practice charting skills

  • Learn about hazardous substances and respond to a hypothetical spill

  • Interact with NOAA scientists

Campers spend the week visiting a variety of NOAA science offices, where they participate in activities that highlight the scientists’ work. Later in the week, campers work together with NOAA scientists and educators to apply what they’ve learned to real-world problem solving. Between activities with scientists, campers have fun participating in team-building exercises and outside games.

NOAA Science Camp Engages Middle School Youth

Students entering sixth, seventh or eighth grade in the fall may attend. Campers come from public, private, and home schools with varying levels of science background. Since the program is aligned with grade-specific learning objectives, students in other grades are not eligible to attend. Students are permitted to attend for more than one year, but please be aware that the camp is similar from year to year and not intended for returning campers.

NOAA Science camp is a day camp program only; camp runs from 9 AM to 4 PM. Online registration typically opens in early spring. For more information, please send an email to

Join Us at NOAA Western Regional Center

NOAA’s Sand Point Facility on Lake Washington: 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, Washington. Unfortunately, NOAA Science Camp is unable to provide lodging for campers from outside the area.

Camper Registration

Registration opens on March 25, 2024 at 12 noon. The cost for each student is $375. Scholarships are available – please proceed with general registration and indicate when prompted that you are applying for a scholarship. We will then email you a scholarship form to complete and return. Please contact for more information.

Please noteInternational registrants must register no later than one month prior to the start date of camp in order to allow sufficient time to address federal security requirements.