The Discovery Hall Programs offer a variety of programs for all ages during the summer, ranging from single-day programs to residential camps and academic courses. Our highly qualified educators guide campers and students through all activities, and residential students are well-supervised by our exceptional counselors.
Registration is open for the 2023 summer. Camp sessions are marked if they are at capacity.
There is a wait list available for camp sessions at capacity.
Camp registrations are processed in the order in which they are received.
More details available in the Summer Camp Guide.
Become a Barrier Island Observer in this full-day camp. Campers will set out on an expedition across the diverse habitats of Dauphin Island, including the beach, salt marsh, and maritime forest.
Campers will get their feet wet in this single-day camp using some of the tools scientists use to study the oceans, including underwater robots, drones, and GPS along our beaches.
A fun half-day camp combining arts and crafts with a beach walk adventure. Children and their guardian will dive deeper into the marvelous Alabama coast.
Survivor: Dauphin Island
Join us for a ‘reel’ adventure and put your survival skills to the test. You will learn about Alabama’s fishes, which ones are edible, how to toss a cast net, how to bait a crab trap, how to drag a seine, and how to bring in the catch of the day while pier fishing.
When it states “Rising,” this means that the child will be in the specified grade in the NEXT school year.
Barrier Island Explorer
A three-night camp focused on exploring the wonders of the Gulf Coast region.
An active outdoors hands-on week-long overnight camp focused on learning about Alabama’s marine environment, animals, and plants.
Coastal Fisheries Camp
The School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences, The Fisheries Learning Center, and the Dauphin Island Sea Lab have partnered to offer Coastal Fisheries Camp. The camp introduces high school students ot the marine environment through a variety of academic activities.
Gulf Island Journey
Campers will have fun exploring areas of Dauphin Island, Mobile Bay, Mississippi Sound, and the northern Gulf of Mexico learning about the animals, habitats, and issues confronting the Alabama coast and the world’s oceans.
If you are interested in robotics and engineering then this camp is for you. Learn how to build a simple robot, solder components on a circuit board, and design and build a remotely operated vehicle (ROV).
Residential Marine Science Class
The Residential Marine Science Class is an immersive 4-week academic class that introduces high school students to the field of marine science. The course gives students a better understanding and appreciation of the various disciplines in marine biology and oceanography.