Discovery Hall Programs (DHP) is once again gearing up for a summer full of fun! Summer 2017 dates are set, and enrollment in summer camps will begin January 1.

DHP is excited to offer a new overnight camp called Marine DeTECHtives!  Rich in STEM components, this 3-day camp immerses rising 6th-8th grade students in the world of marine technology. Remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) take the helm, with campers learning about the different components, and building and driving their own designs! Marine DeTECHtives will only be offered July 5 through the 7, so be sure to sign up early to secure a spot.

A hit among students, the residential camps Barrier Island Explorer, Gulf Island Journey, and Bay Voyager always fill the fastest, so parents should plan on enrolling early. Ocean science and hands-on adventures are packed into every second of these popular programs. For rising 5th-6th graders, Barrier Island Explorer will have three sessions to choose from; June 4-7, June 11-14, or July 23-26. Gulf Island Journey, for rising 7th-9th graders, will be offered in four sessions; June 4-9, June 25-30, July 9-14or July 23-28. Bay Voyager, for rising 9th-12th graders, will again be offered once; June 18-23.

Day camps are a great way to add some fun activities to your summer, without the commitment of an overnight or multi-day program. The ever-popular Oceans Alive mini-camp for 5 to 8 year olds will be offered June 16, July 21, and July 31. Also returning in 2017 is the BIO Blitz camp for 8 to 10 year olds. BIO Blitz will be held June 9, June 23, and August 1. Survivor: Dauphin Island is also back on the schedule for 10 to 13 year olds and you can choose to participate on June 16, July 28, or August 2.

Finally, the Marine Science Course for high school students currently in 9th through 12th grade will begin accepting applications after the first of the year. This month-long academic program is ideal for students interested in pursuing marine science in college, and is approved for high school science elective credit by the Alabama State Department of Education. The Marine Science Course will take place June 25 through July 21, 2017.

For more information on any of these camps, click here or contact DHP Registrar Sara Johnson for more information via email at or by phone at (251)861-2141, x7515.

If you are interested in giving a gift of a camp enrollment to that special young one, please do not hesitate to contact us for details on how to do so.

The faculty and staff of Discovery Hall would also like to wish everyone a very happy holiday season, filled with the company of family and friends!