young girl surfing with MarineQuest surfing summer camp program

Surf-n-Science Groms: Ages 10-13

Must have completed 4th grade and turn 10 by June 1st

Get stoked for a "swell" week of learning the science behind surfing while you rip it up on the big blue ocean with MarineQuest's dynamic program Surf-n-Science Groms. This week long surfing intensive program has paired surfing with marine science to provide young marine enthusiasts the opportunity to develop surfing skills while gaining a real education in modern marine science. Learn how marine science has inspired the way surfing has developed into the amazing sport it is today. Explore ocean physics and board design, create your own surf art project, and compete in a MarineQuest beginners surfing contest. Familiarize yourself with surfing and paddleboarding equipment, techniques, and safety while gaining the skills needed to become a lifelong surfer. You will leave Surf-n-Science Groms with a surfer's tan, a scientist's brain, and a smile on your face!

Field excursions include:

  • Surfing at Carolina Beach, coastal habitat exploration at Wrightsville Beach and Kure Beach

Highlights include:

  • Daily surfing lessons; experience paddle boarding; interaction with surfing professionals; beach trips; beginners surfing contest; discussions on coastal/shoreline issues, ocean chemistry, marine life; surf art project; and more…

Program Dates and Tuition

Day of Week:

Sunday / Monday - Friday


8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Friday pick-up/final presentations at 1:00 p.m.

Residential students must arrive on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. while commuting students join the program Monday at 8:00 a.m.

Staff / Student Ratio:

Location: UNCW Campus
Summer 2017 Dates:

June 18-23, June 25-30, July 9-14, July 23-28

Commuter Tuition:


(include surf equipment and instruction fees)

Residential Tuition:


(include surf equipment and instruction fees)

Gender: Co-ed

Program Application & Registration

You must register by 5:00 p.m. the Wednesday before your program is to begin.

Before completing your application, please review the Cancellation Policy | PDFand the expected MarineQuest Student Code of Conduct | PDF.

To complete the teacher recommendation, please have your teacher click here (link coming Fall 2016) to submit their recommendation.

Please Note: A completed application does not register you for your program. All applications will first be reviewed by the MarineQuest Staff and upon acceptance, you will receive an e-mail explaining the next step in the registration process.

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