Science Aqua Lab for Teens (SALT)

is a summer science camp for students ages 15-19 interested in being outdoors, learning about science research and related fields.

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

Program Dates & Times: 10-4PM Weekdays
Session 1: June 11th to June 15th, 2018 - FULL
Session 2: June 18th to June 22, 2018- space still available

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The SALT program is for students ages 15-19 interested in doing environmental science field work. Students will take part in collecting scientific data and research with RWA partner universities and educational institutes presently conducting research on Jamaica Bay and the Rockaway shoreline. Students will also be involved in RWA shoreline restoration projects and will spend time each day out on the water learning to kayak and surf with certified instructors.

Each weekly session, students take part in different research projects. Students will receive community service hours that can be used toward their high school graduation requirements.

The program takes place at the RWA headquarters located at the RISE Institute in Rockaway, Queens, NY. Less than one block from both Jamaica Bay and Rockaway Beach!!

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

Cost*:  $750 per camp / session (Early Bird Special- Deposit paid by April 1st)

            $800 per camp / session 

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

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


Parent or guardian must submit a registration application (online or download below) for camper. Registration applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Space is limited first come first serve, 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, an RWA staff will directly contact applicant to discuss any questions concerning the program. A 50% non-refundable deposit will be required in order to reserve your child's enrollment for the session. Final payment is due by June 1st. 

Click here to pay online or for details on how to send payment by mail.

For more information contact Program Coordinator Juli Schroeger at: 718 327 5919  or email:

Success Stories:

Meet Jadel

Jadel participated in her first RWA program as a 7th grader at PS43. Through high school she has been a valuable contributor to our ongoing efforts and today she continues to work with us as a practicing intern while she attends Hunter College. Hear more about Jadel's story.