Event Details

Gulf Island Journey

July 05, 2015 - July 10, 2015 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Gulf Island Journey, for rising 7th - 9th grade students.

**2015 Dates:** May 31 - June 5, June 7 - 12, July 5 - 10, July 26 - 31

**All sessions are FULL. You may submit the registration form for a space on the waiting list.**

*Program Cost:* $550 (includes meals, housing, and tuition)

During the Summer, the Discovery Hall Programs offers week-long camps to middle school students. During this time, students live on campus and participate in marine related, field-based activities on Dauphin Island, allowing them to experience life on a barrier island. The program is designed to encourage students' interest in science and enhance their understanding of the marine environment.


The middle school summer camp is a fun-filled week, introducing the student to the marine environment through field activities.

Activities include:

  • Set up a salt water aquarium
  • Tour of Shell Mounds and Fort Gaines
  • Marsh Trip - put out crab traps, seining, etc
  • Estuarium
  • Visit Sand Island
  • Maritime forest
  • Trawling on R/V Alabama Discovery
  • Plankton activity/ seining
  • Fishing on pier/ Beach combing
  • Edible lab

Students will also choose from the following activities:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Volleyball
  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Shopping
  • Pool
  • Games in the dorm or classroom
  • Seining at Sea Lab beach

For further information please contact, DHP Registrar, Sara Johnson (251) 861-2141 x 7515

Please print out the above application to mail to:
     Gulf Island Journey
     Dauphin Island Sea Lab Fax to: (251)861-7421
     101 Bienville Blvd
     Dauphin Island, AL 36528
Fax to: (251)861-7421
APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE: Please return this form, with a $50 non-refundable registration fee, to hold your child’s space in this program. All checks should be made payable to Dauphin Island Sea Lab.
PROGRAM COST: The cost of this program is $550 and includes tuition, room, meals, and lab fees. The $50 registration fee and will be applied toward the program cost. The next payment of $100 should be returned with the camp release forms. A balance of $400 will be due at registration. $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 class.
Student handbooks will be e-mailed to parents after May 1, 2015. ALL forms located in the student handbook (5 total) should be mailed in with your $100 tuition payment.