Barrier Island Explorer

students on a boat

  • For rising 5th-6th graders
  • 2024 Dates: June 16-19 (FULL) or July 21-24 (FULL)
  • Program Cost: $400

Wait List Link

Camp registrations are processed in the order in which they are received.

Sample Schedule

This three-night camp is specially designed for rising 5th to 6th-grade students (approximately ages 10-12). Campers will experience many of the wonders of the Gulf Coast region, in a fun and unique sleep-away setting. Go trawling aboard the Sea Lab’s research vessel the Alabama Discovery, get wet at the beaches and marshes of Dauphin Island, learn first-hand what’s in the water, build and fly your very own kite and do some fun group activities, all with members of our regular staff of marine educators. Stay in the dorms, eat in the cafeteria, make great friends, and enjoy evening fun with your counselors.

Program Cost: The cost of this program is $400 and includes tuition, room, meals, and lab fees.

The $50 registration fee is part of the program cost and is non-refundable.

The next payment of $100 is due when the camp release forms are returned. A balance of $250 is due at check-in. The second tuition payment of $100 tuition payment may be returned if notice of withdrawal is communicated to the DHP Registrar (in writing) at least seven days prior to the first day of camp.

Application Deadline: Space is lmited. Please complete the online registration form (link above) with a $50 non-refundable registration fee to hold your camper’s space in this program. All checks should be made payable to the Dauphin Island Sea Lab.

Student handbooks will be e-mailed to parents after May 1, 2024. ALL forms located in the student handbook (5 total) should be mailed in with your initial $100 tuition payment by the date indicated in the handbook email.

If mailing application materials, please mail to:

Barrier Island Explorer
Dauphin Island Sea Lab
101 Bienville Blvd
Dauphin Island, AL 36528

Email: Fax to: (251)861-7421

The Dauphin Island Sea Lab reserves the right to cancel the program in the event enrollment is inadequate. Noncompliance with the rules of the program results in expulsion and forfeiture of the program cost.