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2019 Summer Camp WAVE (Camp online registration available 2/1/19)

Get ready to dive into the deep end and make some waves with Camp WAVE! Camp WAVE is a day camp experience for students in grades K-8, held at Newport Aquarium in Newport, KY from 9am-4pm. Camp WAVE is the only camp around where campers have the chance to meet sharks, penguins, and stingrays up close while exploring the aquatic wonders around us. From uncovering creatures of Cincinnati’s ancient seas to learning about international efforts to conserve endangered species, there’s something for every this summer at Camp WAVE!

June 3-7 Cincinnati Under the Sea

Newport Aquarium Passholder $190/ Non-Passholder $220

Do you have a budding paleontologist in the family? Join Camp WAVE for Cincinnati Under the Sea week, where we will delve into the world under our feet, and learn about the amazing animals that once roamed Cincinnati!

June 10-14 Cincinnati Cruise

Newport Aquarium Passholder $190/ Non-Passholder $220

Barges, Steamboats, Flatboats! Cincinnati has always been a river town, and this week Camp WAVE will learn all about how Cincinnati was settled, visited, and became one of the most important cities in the Midwest. Campers will visit a lock station in California, KY, test their own flatboats, and discover how steamboats changed travel on the Ohio River.

June 17-21 Shark Week

Newport Aquarium Passholder $190/ Non-Passholder $220

No more sitting on the couch watching Shark Week- Come to Camp WAVE and see sharks, live and up close! Watch our sharks feed, learn about what makes them jawsome, and even touch them in this fintastic week at camp!

June 24-28 River Monsters

Newport Aquarium Passholder $190/ Non-Passholder $220

The fun begins at the Ohio riverfront with campers getting connected to our largest local river. Campers will scout the south bank Ohio River with us at Newport Aquarium, then travel to the Thomas More Field Station in California, Kentucky to experience research, electrofishing, and the variety of life in our river first hand!

July 1-3 Splash & Bubbles Days

Newport Aquarium Passholder $115 / Non-Passholder $135

Is your child unsure about a week-long camp, but ready to dip their toes in the water? Splash & Bubbles Days is a great way to get a sample of what Camp WAVE has to offer! This three day camp features a tour of the aquarium, experiences behind the scenes, and interactions with our outreach animal ambassadors.

July 8-12 Career Exploration

Campers 5th-8th grade only- includes an overnight at the field station
Newport Aquarium Annual Passholder: $240/ Non-Passholder: $270

Dreaming of a career in a zoo or aquarium? Join us for Camp WAVE’s Career Exploration camp this summer! Experience the many sides of working in an accredited aquarium, from prepping food and feeding animals to seeing real scientific research being conducted at the Thomas More Field Station. Not only will you learn what we do, but also you will learn how to get there!

Camp includes an overnight camping experience at the Thomas More Field Station in California, Kentucky, and is for campers in grades 5-8.

July 15-19 Saving Animals From Extinction

Newport Aquarium Passholder $190/ Non-Passholder $220

Discover the exciting and important conservation work AZA accredited institutions like Newport Aquarium do every day, and take action to help save endangered wildlife and habitats at our Saving Animals From Extinction week at Camp WAVE!

July 22-26 Shark Week 2

Newport Aquarium Passholder $190/ Non-Passholder $220

No more sitting on the couch watching Shark Week- Come to Camp WAVE and see sharks, live and up close! Watch our sharks feed, learn about what makes them jawsome, and even touch them in this fintastic week at camp!

July 29-August 2 Animal All Stars

Newport Aquarium Passholder $190/ Non-Passholder $220

Visit Newport Aquariums animal all-stars this week and watch penguins, lizards and stingrays enjoy sports-themed enrichment. Learn all about the adaptations that make animals so athletic, and how these special skills help them survive!

August 5-9 Aquatic Avengers

Newport Aquarium Passholder $190/ Non-Passholder $220

Dive into how our animals right here at the Newport Aquarium, are superheroes! See all of our amazing animals up close and learn about all of our creatures here, and have fun along the way!