CMM Summer Camps are going Virtual!    

Join Calvert Marine Museum's Education Department for our first "Virtual Summer Camp Experience!" CMM will provide packaged kits containing materials for the program that can be safely picked up from the main museum campus. Interact with your counselor and fellow campers during a daily Zoom meeting. For each session, the museum educator will provide instruction and lead one or more activities.
Campers will receive an email with links to their camp website for virtual resources and Zoom meetings. Each virtual will have up to 12 campers. 
If you are not already registered, registration will open on Tuesday, May 26.

Scales, Tails, and Sails!

Entering Grades 1-2
Dates: July 6-July 10 
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Dates: July 20-July 24 
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Virtual Session: 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.
Cost $25

Explore all that CMM has to offer- from fossils, fish, and otters to the wonders of the salt marsh and more. Identify fossils found on a local beach. Make bird feeders, plant native flowers, and build a toy boat. Imagine yourself at the museum during virtual tours of our unique learning spaces. This virtual camp session will allow campers to enjoy a safe, interactive, age-appropriate learning experience with a emphasis on the natural science and maritime history of the Chesapeake Bay region. 

Jr. Paleontologists


Entering Grades 6-8
Dates: June 23-June 25
Virtual Sessions: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Cost $15
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Participants of this virtual camp discover how to collect, identify, and preserve Miocene Epoch fossils from the Chesapeake region. The first session provides a geological overview of local Miocene fossil deposits and collecting techniques. Participants will make a sifter to aid in their fossil hunting. The second session covers fossil identification, field journaling, and the different types of fossils found on Maryland's beaches. Participants will practice their identification skills using a large assortment of fossils, and will create a cast fossil. In the final session, participants will get a virtual 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 Camp

Entering Grades 8 and 9
Dates: August 3-7
Times 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

The Junior Decent program is a two year commitment for students entering 8th or 9th grade. The application forms include an application, two teacher recommendations 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 8, 2020. 

For Jr. Docent Camp Registration

Jr. Docent Application Form
Jr. Docent Parent Form
Jr. Docent Teach Form

All forms must be received no later than May 8, 2020. 
Pirates and Scallywags


Entering Grades 1-2   
Dates: June 29-July 2, 2020
Virtual Session:  10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Cost: $20
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Ahoy, Mates! Come join our scallywag crew on this week long camp. You will make pirate garb, design your own flag, hunt for hidden treasure; sing sea chanteys; and learn about local pirates, and become an honorary crew member of the Black Otter!

Sailing Into Science (STEM) 

Entering Grades 3,4,5
Dates: July 13-July 17
Virtual Session: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (FULL)
Cost  $25
Virtual Session: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
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Virtually explore all the various ares of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math CMM has to offer. Learn about everything from the mechanics of sailing and navigation, natural resources, fossils and so much more! Join us for a week of fun and learning, capped off with a virtual tour of our skipjack, DEE OF ST MARY'S.