Science Aqua Lab for Teens (SALT)

is a summer science camp for high school students 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
Session 2: June 18th to June 22, 2018

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Students ages 15-18 will learn to surf and kayak directly on Jamaica Bay and Rockaway Beach as well as collecting scientific data and taking part in conservation efforts along the shore. 

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

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

Cost*:  $950 per camp / session
*Price includes all instruction and supervision, lunches, kayak and surf equipment for campers use. 


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 February 1st 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 make a payment 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 Keneisha

As a champion for arts and science education, Keneisha brings to us a successful track record that ranges from her experience at the Brooklyn Museum to specialized hands-on learning. She has been a lead educator for RWA for over three years in environmental arts and urban gardening. Hear more about Keneisha's story.