Summer Road Trip

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Are you ready to explore the great outdoors? Join us this summer for a week of excitement and exploration.

We’ll use the aquarium as our home base as we set out on a new adventure every day. At each destination, outdoor activities and environmental investigations will open your mind and spark compassion, curiosity and conservation for the aquatic animal world. The week will end with an overnight stay at the aquarium!

Environmental education programs are powered in part by support from Exelon.


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Age and Requirements

Must be entering grades 6 through 8 in the fall of 2018 (minimum of 11 years old)

Program Dates

Session 1: June 25 - 30, 2018
Session 2: August 6 - 11, 2018

Register for only one week of camp.

Hours and Schedule

Each camp session runs Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

On Friday, 9 a.m. drop-off, a full day of camp and a sleepover at Shedd with pickup Saturday at 9 a.m.

Program Cost

$400 a person ($370 for members)

Physical Requirements

Must be comfortable near water and open to outdoor experiences; no kayaking experience necessary. Participants should have the capability and endurance to partcipate in physical outdoor activities such as hiking and kayaking.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Please review our refund and cancellation policy.


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Program Outcomes

Every Shedd program is evaluated so we never stop learning from you. Here’s what we’ve learned from our participants about Summer Road Trip:  

• Campers enjoy time outdoors, using science to explore nearby environments.

• Campers get first-hand access to use real science tools and techniques in the living world.

• Campers can face and investigate challenges from the nearby ecosystems.