Summer Camps



About Phillips Wharf Summer Camps

Our summer camps were developed as part of our mission to inspire, inform, and involve the next generation to become better stewards of the Chesapeake Bay and its marine life. All of our camps have an over-running theme of biology and environmental science, and are designed to supplement and advance your child's current schooling in these fields. All of our activities are age-specific, engaging, hands-on, locally minded, and involve the most current topics of Bay restoration. 

Learn from the best!

Camp staff are professional marine biologists, and our college interns are all studying the marine or environmental sciences. Kayaking excursions are led by at least 2 certified ACA Kayak Instructors. Staff are certified in first-aid, CPR, and waterfront life-guarding. 

Location, location, location

All camps are run out of our center on beautiful Tilghman Island, with close access to waterways and wetlands. Phillips Wharf has an array of fresh and brackish water aquariums housing local aquatic animals, ever-growing sustainable gardens, a modern classroom, and a state-of-the-art aquaculture facility that we love to share with young people.

What else do I need know?

All camps run from 9am-4pm, and registration is $200 per participant. Campers must bring their own lunch. Please register below or if you have questions please direct them to (410) 886-9200 or


Register for Summer Camp

What do I do once I have registered?

Once you have registered your child please download the medical waiver form below.  Fill it out and hand it in to the staff in the Phillips Wharf classroom, email it to, or mail it to PO Box C, Tilghman, MD 21671

As a private, non-profit organization, Phillips Wharf Environmental Center relies entirely on grants and donations to fund our educational programs, maintain the Fishmobile, sponsor lectures, and support our operations and activities. You can help support the children and adults served by Phillips Wharf by making an online gift here.

Visit Our Education Center Campus

Free Admission Year Round

The Phillips Wharf Environmental Center Campus located in the historic watermen's village of Tilghman Island, Maryland is open daily from 10am - 4pm during summer operating hours and 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Saturday & Sunday during winter operating Hours. Click for more information