Shark River Discovery Camp

The Shark River Discovery Program seeks to provide an opportunity for community youths to experience the different wonders of the Shark River. The program combines recreational sailing and kayaking excursions with environmental education and more. Campers can get a feel for the sport of sailing, without the pressure of an instructional program. We will learn about the beautiful Shark River, the different ways we interact with it, and what we can do to keep it enjoyable for everybody.

Some of the many possible activities include:
  • Kayaking
  • Eco-Arts and Crafts
  • Menger Cat Sailing
  • River Tours
  • Beach Clean-Up
  • Wildlife Watch
  • Swimming
  • Student Presentations

Camp Days/Hours: 1 week sessions from 9 am to 3 pm, Monday – Friday

The minimum age requirement for Discovery Camp is 7 years and includes children up to age 11.  The age requirement is not negotiable.


Marine Environmental Science (MES) program is an hands-on interdisciplinary exploration of the marine environment. It includes Marine Biology, Oceanography, Marine Ecology, and a little Meteorology. Our beautiful classroom is the Shark River, its tidal basin and bay shoreline. Most of the time will be spent on the water in kayaks, or small craft, or walking in the shallows and along the shore. To prepare and review hands-on learning, will be classroom discussions which may often be held outside. Primary location is the Shark River Hills Marina, Neptune NJ. Ages 11 – 15.

Some of the many possible activities include:
·         Kayaking
·         Science experiments
·         River Tours
·         Beach Clean-Up
·         Wildlife Watch
·         Swimming
·         Student Presentations

Camp Days/Hours: 1 week sessions from 9 am to 3 pm, Monday – Friday

The Shark River Sailing and Science Academy is the new educational program presented by The Friends of the Belmar Harbor which is a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization which promotes the health and vitality of the Shark River Bay.


Registered Charity: 30-0176960

Address: PO Box 454 Belmar, NJ 07719

Location of Summer Events: 1300 River Road, Belmar New Jersey 07719
Neptune Municipal Marina: 149 S Riverside Dr, Neptune, NJ 07753

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