Children’s Programs

Periwinkle Club (ages 4-6) and Satellite Club (ages 7-12)

These summer camps are designed to provide age-appropriate activities and supervision for children of MBL faculty, investigators, administrators, and staff. These programs seek to support children’s emotional, physical, social, and intellectual development in a group atmosphere that encourages a sense of community, fun, and appreciation of the uniqueness of the Woods Hole setting. While Periwinkle Club will run from June 20 through August 26, Satellite will run from August 1 through August 26. Please see below for information on Falmouth Academy’s childcare offerings during the end of June and all of July.

Both camps have highly qualified, dedicated, and diverse staffs with a multitude of talents. They plan daily activities which include sports & games, arts & crafts, local excursions and science & nature activities. The camps comply with the regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, are licensed by the Falmouth Board of Health, and are members of the Massachusetts Camping Association. Dates and tuition fees are listed on the applications (links below).

MBL Periwinkle Program Application (PDF)

MBL Satellite Program Application (PDF)

MBL Children’s Program Medical Form (PDF) Please submit with your application.

Contact MBL Human Resources at 508-289-7422 or at for further information.

Falmouth Academy Summer Program (ages 5-12)
For children ages 5 through 12, the MBL has explored a range of camp experiences, and we are pleased to announce Camp!, a full-day program offered by Falmouth Academy as part of their 2016 Summer Program. Camp! will feature five week-long sessions running from June 27 through July 29. Visit for information and registration.

**For MBL employees, faculty, and researchers without transportation only**
Falmouth Academy will provide transportation to and from Woods Hole in the mornings and afternoons. Space is limited. Contact Susan D. Moffat, Falmouth Academy Director of Summer Programs at to sign up.

If you require alternative children’s services this summer, links to additional children’s programs and camps on Cape Cod are below. Please note the MBL does not endorse or recommend these programs and have listed them as a courtesy. Please contact individual programs directly for information and registration.


Individual Babysitting: