On-Site Summer Camps Slated: New Spin on Mystic Aquarium's Summer Classic

Mystic, Conn. (June 17, 2020):  With health and safety as the priority, Mystic Aquarium will offer onsite summer camp adventures for children entering grades 1-6 with protocols in accordance with the State of Connecticut guidance.  With weekly session beginning June 29, Mystic Aquarium’s camps offer outdoor exploration, up-close animal encounters and other fun and educational experiences.   


“We are so thrilled to be able to offer our unique and memorable camp experiences for children this summer,” said Kelly Matis, Vice President of Education and Conservation. “Maybe now more than ever, we want children to have the opportunity to connect with nature in meaningful and engaging ways.”


Summer day programs will be available weekly for children entering grades 1 – 6 and will be sure to peak and hold the interest of young explorers, animal and nature lovers and budding marine biologists.


“There are also family programs,” added Matis.


Featuring camps like Aquarium FunJunior Aquarium CareersAnimal Antics and Endangered Species, these immersive experiences spark curiosity in campers by providing hands-on habitats and ecosystem exploration and eye-to-eye engagement with a wide variety of animals. Mystic Aquarium offers the perfect environment to enjoy and explore animals while having outdoor adventures in nature.


In accordance with the State of Connecticut requirements for youth camps, Mystic Aquarium has established stringent guidelines to ensure camper and educator safety for this summer.


“Each camp will have a maximum of 10 campers with an assigned instructor and dedicated classroom within the Milne Ocean Science and Conservation Center, which is separated from the general public,” added Matis. “The camps will be completely independent of one another to maximize safety.”


Other protocols will include social distancing, guidelines for face coverings, increased vigilance with cleaning and disinfecting procedures and more.  A complete overview of safety protocols can be found at Mystic Aquarium.org.  Click here to learn more.


Registration is now open for all Mystic Aquarium Summer Camp and Family Program experiences.  Register online.


Exceeding over 275 national standards relating to program content and quality, camper health and safety and staff training, Mystic Aquarium summer camps are accredited by both the State of Connecticut as well as the American Camp Association.


About Mystic Aquarium

Mystic Aquarium, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, is counted among the nation’s leading aquariums, offering exemplary care to a variety of species while also serving as the northeast’s premier marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation center. Robust conservation and education programming along with unparalleled visitor experiences serve to strengthen personal connections to the animals and their environments. The mission of Mystic Aquarium is to inspire people to care for and protect the ocean planet through conservation, education and research, and introduces approximately 800,000 guests annually to thousands of animals through structured interpretations, specially curated exhibits and hands-on interactions. As a leading research organization, Mystic Aquarium employs a full staff of scientists engaged in projects focused on the conservation and sustainability of our ocean planet.

Media Contact: Dale Wolbrink, 860.572.5955 Ext. 338, DWolbrink@MysticAquarium.org