Get ready to dive into the deep end and make some waves with Camp WAVE! Camp WAVE is a week long day camp experience for children entering grades K-8 with the exception of career focused camps which are open to students entering grades 6-12. Camp WAVE is held at Newport Aquarium in Newport, KY during Spring, Summer, and Winter school breaks, running Monday – Friday from 9am-4pm. Registration is limited so reserve your spot now!

Camp WAVE is the only camp around where campers have the chance to meet sharks, penguins, and sting rays up close while exploring the aquatic wonders around us. From uncovering creatures of Cincinnati’s ancient seas to learning about international efforts to conserves endangered species, there’s something for everyone this year at Camp WAVE!


Camp WAVE Prices
Newport Aquarium Annual Passholder: $190
Non-Passholder: $220 (Click here to purchase a Newport Aquarium annual pass)

After Care
We will be offering after care during summer sessions only, from 4:00-5:00 pm. During this time, at any point, you may come to pick up your child. The price will be $50 for the whole week. We will have playtime, crafts, coloring, and other activities going on for the campers. You can sign-up for After Care when you register online or any time prior to the start of camp.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations are accepted up to two weeks in advance of camp. Within two weeks, no refunds will be made. Accepted cancellations will receive a complete refund minus a $20 administration fee.


Registration is limited so sign up today.

If you have questions about Camp WAVE, please email Lauren Beatty, Conservation Education Coordinator, at or call 859-815-1422.

Camp WAVE Summer 2017 was an amazing season with more than 250 campers in attendance! Campers were able to contribute to conservation initiatives through souvenir purchases and collecting Pennies for Penguins, fundraising over $575 to be donated to AZA SAFE and SANCCOB!

Thank you all for your support and feedback as we continue to expand the quality of this incredible program.