Science Aqua Lab for Teens (SALT)

is a science-based service learning summer camp for high school students ages 15-18 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 17th to June 21st, 2019
Session 2: June 24th to June 28th, 2019 [CLOSED]

The SALT program is for students ages 15-18 interested in doing environmental field work. Students will take part in citizen science and shoreline restoration projects with RWA along Jamaica Bay and the Rockaway shoreline. Students will spend time on the water each day and learn to kayak and surf with certified instructors.

Students take part in different projects in each weekly session. Students will receive community service hours 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 RWA headquarters located at the RISE Center 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*:  $800 per camp / session  (Early Bird Special $750/session- Deposit paid by April 15th)

               *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 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, 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:

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 while she attends Hunter College. Hear more about Jadel's story.