SALT - Summer Aqua Lab for Teens

Salt is a service-learning science research program for high school students interested in being outdoors and learning about their environment. 


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If you are interested in environmental science or love the water then this is the program for you! 

Program Dates & Times: 10-4PM Weekdays
Session 1: June 15th to June 19th, 2020 

The SALT program is for high school students interested in doing environmental field work. Students will take part in citizen science and shoreline restoration projects along Jamaica Bay and the Rockaway shoreline, as well as spending time on the water, learning to kayak and surf with certified instructors.

Each weekly session, students take part in different hands-on research and conservation projects. Students receive 15 community service hours per weekly session,  that can be used toward their high school graduation requirements. A healthy lunch and snacks are provided every day.

The program takes place at the RISE Center in Rockaway, Queens, NY. Less than one block from both Jamaica Bay and Rockaway Beach, adjacent to the "A Train" / Beach 60th St station.

Students must be 15 years of age by June 1st to take part in the program. 

Cost*:  $800 per weekly / session  (Early Bird Special $750/session- Deposit paid by April 15th)

               *Price includes all instruction, supervision, lunch, kayak and surf equipment for campers use. 

RISE is a member of the American Camp Association (ACA). 

Parent or guardian must submit a registration application (online or download below) for student. Registration applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Space is limited first come first served, so it is advised that families register before April 1st to get the early bird rate and while space is available. 

After applications are received, a RISE staff member will directly contact the applicant to discuss any questions concerning the program. A $50 non-refundable deposit will be required in order to confirm your child's enrollment for the session. 50% of the camp fee is due April 1st. Final payment is due June 1st.