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Welcome Aboard: Important Information for Parents

Dear Parents:

We are thrilled that you have chosen to register your child(ren) in a Boothbay Sea and Science Center summer program!

To make things run as smoothly as possible, below please find information that will help you to complete the registration process. Also included is a list of items your child will need each day, parking information, and helpful links.

Medical Forms

There are three medical forms that must be completed no less than two (2) weeks before your child(ren)’s first day. They are:


We require your child to have full immunizations and vaccinations as recommended by the CDC. See our immunizations and vaccinations policy for more information.

Your child will not be allowed to attend unless all medical forms are complete.


Every day please pack hearty morning and afternoon snacks and lunch for your child.

Friday Family Cookouts

Friday Family Cookouts return this summer, courtesy of the BSSC.  Parents, guardians and siblings are welcome to join us at 12:00 noon for grilled hamburgers,  hot dogs, and all the fixings.

Parent Walkabout

On Monday mornings beginning June 17 from 8:30 am to 9:00 am BSSC is offering parents of children registered in the 2024 summer program a tour of the campus and an opportunity to meet and talk with the members of the summer staff. Off-campus parking only. For more information, please email Pauline Dion at: info@boothbayseaandsciencecenter.org

Equipment and Supplies

It is very important that your child(ren) arrive every day at the Center on time and with the clothing and supplies they will need for a fun and safe experience. These are:

  • Mask (optional);
  • Bathing suit;
  • Towel;
  • Closed toed water shoes;
  • Closed toed shoes;
  • Full water bottle;
  • Change of clothes;
  • Lunch;
  • Snacks (2);
  • Sunscreen lotion (no spray please);
  • Lifejacket;
  • Hat.

Note: We ask that you write your child’s name on all items of clothing, backpacks, lunch containers, water bottle and lifejacket.

Parking for Drop Off and Pick Up

There is no onsite parking on our campus at 12 Carter Road. Youth attending our summer program that require transportation will be dropped-off and picked-up at the Murray Hill Road Public Boat Launch, which is just beyond the entrance to the Center. BSSC staff will be on-hand to direct traffic and walk children to the Center. Times for drop-off and pick-up will be assigned prior to your child’s first day in their program.

Helpful Links

Below are some links to information that you will find helpful during this process