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2018 Summer Camp WAVE (Camp online registration available 2/1/18)

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!

Dates & Themes

June 4-8, 2018: Ancient Oceans & Fossils

Newport Aquarium Annual Passholder: $190/ Non-Passholder: $220

Did you know the Cincinnati area is one of the BEST places in the world to find fossils? This week we will delve into the world of what is under our feet, and learn about the amazing animals that once roamed our tristate!

June 11-15, 2018: AZA SAFE: Saving Animals From Extinction

Newport Aquarium Annual 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!

June 18-22, 2018: Career Exploration

Newport Aquarium Annual Passholder: $240/ Non-Passholder: $270

Dreaming of a career in a zoo or aquarium? You can do so many things here! 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 Moore Field Station. Not only will you learn what we do, but also you will learn how to get there! This week includes an overnight camping experience at the Thomas Moore Field Station in California, Kentucky, and is for campers in grades 6-12.

June 25-29, 2018: Shark Week

Newport Aquarium Annual 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 2-6, 2018: Shark Week 2

Newport Aquarium Annual Passholder: $190/ Non-Passholder: $220

 By popular demand! Our first Shark Week camp sold out, so we are opening up a second week- don’t let your camper miss out! 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 9-13, 2018: Backyard BioBlitz

Newport Aquarium Annual Passholder: $190/ Non-Passholder: $220

Join Camp WAVE as we explore the incredible plants and creatures that can be found in our own backyards!

July 16-20, 2018: River Monsters

Newport Aquarium Annual Passholder: $190/ Non-Passholder: $220

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

July 23-27, 2018: Inquiry Quest

Newport Aquarium Annual Passholder: $190/ Non-Passholder: $220

On this adventure, campers are encouraged to ask questions and investigate to find answers. Campers will learn how to use the QUEST model from Miami University’s Project Dragonfly to design their own life science inquiry investigations using live animals and plants as their subjects of observation.

July 30-August 3, 2018: Biosphere Bingo

Newport Aquarium Annual Passholder: $190/ Non-Passholder: $220

Each day, explore a new biome through animal encounters, crafts, and hands on science experiments. By the end of the week, you’ll have a biosphere BINGO!

August 6-10, 2018: Out to Sea

Newport Aquarium Annual Passholder: $190/ Non-Passholder: $220

From tidepools to the abyss, oceans are home to some of the most unique and diverse lifeforms on the planet.