CMM Summer Camps 2021-Registration now open

Virtual Summer Camps at CMM
This summer we are excited to welcome campers back to the Calvert Marine Museum for hybrid programming. While we slowly begin to expand our on-site programs, we have developed camps that keep our participants and staff safe during the on-going health crisis. Our four-day camps will feature two days of in-person activities and two days of virtual participation with at home activity kits. Calvert Marine Museum will provide packaged kits containing materials for the program that can be safely picked up from the main museum campus. 

Summer Camp Registration is Open!

For more information on Summer Camps please contact Melissa McCormick at

Pirates and Scallywags Hybrid Camp- Hurry, 1 space remaining.For students entering grade 1 and 2
Dates: Monday, July 26-Thursday, July 29
In Person (Monday and Thursday): 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Virtual (Tuesday and Wednesday) 10:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.
Cost: $75

Ahoy me hearties! Are you ready to set sail on the high seas? This 4-day hybrid camp of adventure is just what you’re looking for! Learn about famous pirates, design your own flag, go on a treasure hunt, and become an honorary crew member of the Black Otter! Our first day of camp will be in person – we will look at historic maps of the Chesapeake and make our own treasure map. The second and third sessions will be virtual. Campers will learn about famous and a few infamous pirates, learn about jobs on a pirate ship, and sing sea shanties. For the last in person session, campers will make their own pirate ships and go on a scavenger hunt for hidden treasure!

Marsh Detective Hybrid Camp-FULLFor students entering grades 1 and 2
Dates: Monday, August 9-Thursday, August 12
In Person (Monday and Thursday): 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Virtual (Tuesday and Wednesday) 10:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.
Cost: $75

Bring your curiosity and magnifying glasses to be marsh detectives at the Calvert Marine Museum. Discover the role of the unique marsh habitat and its residents, including the playful North American river otter.  During our virtual sessions, we will explore the marsh and museum animals using virtual tours created especially for this program. Listen to lively stories about a rescued otter that lived at the Calvert Marine Museum and how animals live in the marsh from morning to night.  When we meet in person, we will explore the museum, investigate the marsh, design a t-shirt, make otter snacks, and find our way through the otter obstacle course. Your marsh adventure awaits! 

Sharks! Sink Your Teeth in Hybrid Camp-FULLFor students entering grades 3 and 4
Dates: Monday, July 12-Thursday, July15
In-person (Monday/Thursday): 9:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.
Virtual (Tuesday/Wednesday): 10:00a.m. – 11:00a.m.
Cost: $75

Sink your teeth in to an exciting week all about sharks! During our virtual sessions, we will dive into the biology and behavior of sharks, stingrays, and other fish with engaging at-home activity kits. The two in-person sessions will include a behind the scenes tour with a paleontologist, an up-close look at the new shark exhibit, and hands-on lessons with some fantastic fish fossils. At the end of the week, campers will design and create a shark robot inspired by their own knowledge and imagination. Swim on by and have a mega-good time with our life size Megalodon skeleton!

Jr. Paleontologist Hybrid Camp-FULLFor students entering grades 5 and 6

Dates: Monday, June 28-Thursday, July 1
In-Person (Monday/Tuesday): 9:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.
Virtual (Wednesday/Thursday): 10:00a.m. – 11:00a.m.
Cost: $75

Participants of this hybrid camp discover how to collect, identify, and preserve Miocene Epoch fossils from the Chesapeake region.  Our first two days are in-person sessions at Cove Point Lighthouse and Grounds, a private beach where participants will collect fossil specimens. The third session is virtual, and covers fossil identification, field journaling, and how to create a field jacket for large, entombed fossil discoveries.  In the fourth and final virtual session, participants will get a behind the scenes tour of the paleontology collections at Calvert Marine Museum.  This tour will include a Q/A session with one of our museum experts, and an up-close look at current projects in the Paleo Prep Lab.  As a capstone activity, participants will excavate a hunk of fossil matrix using the skills they learned over the course of the week.

Junior Docent Volunteer TrainingFor students entering grades 8 and 9
Dates: Monday, June 21- Thursday, June 24
Times: 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Cost: $25

The Junior Docent program is a two-year commitment for students entering 8th or 9th grade. The application forms include an application, two teacher recommendation forms and a parent form. Once the application period closes, interviews with the candidates will be scheduled. The chosen candidates are invited to attend the Junior Docent Training week where the students are taught how to engage visitors, the expectations of the program as well as the content information for our various gallery spaces.
If you have any questions regarding the Junior Docent program, please contact Mindy Quinn at  All application materials are due no later than May 7, 2021.  
 Stephen Groff showing display articles back in the otter area