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OCEAN CAMP

OCEAN CAMP INFO

Program Cost.........$750.
A $300 deposit is due upon submitting your application.

Summer 2014 Camp Schedule

Grade
Dates
Program ID
9-12
Canceled OC14/Ses1
7-8
Canceled OC14/Ses2
5-6
July 6-11 OC14/Ses3
7-8
July 13-18 OC14/Ses4
5-6
July 20-25 OC14/Ses5
9-12
July 27 - Aug. 1 OC14/Ses6
7-8
Aug. 3-8 OC14/Ses7
5-6
Aug. 10-15 OC14/Ses8

2014 Summer Camp Application!


PROGRAM LINKS

Connecticut River Institute
Ocean Explorer Academy
Ocean Diversity Instutute
Summer Marine Studies
After School Marine Studies
Scout & Youth Programs
Birthday Parties

Please fax or mail the completed forms to Project Oceanology.
Fax: (860) 449-8008
Phone: (860) 445-9007

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Participants in our 5 day, residential camp will embark on field study excursions that combine exploration of marine environments and habitats with laboratory research activities which offer an excellent review of CMT & CAPT science concepts. Under the guidance of professional marine scientists, camp participants will use marine science research equipment such as sediment corers, salinity meters, nutrient test kits, dissolved oxygen meters, otter trawls and seine nets.

The camp begins 4:00 p.m. on Sunday and ends at 3:00 p.m. Friday Prior to the end of camp of Friday, an ice cream social is held for parents and students. Participants stay in bunk bed style dorm rooms. Tuition includes meals, boat transportation when applicable, lodging and program materials. Our activities are adjusted according to tide schedules, weather and age of campers.

Grades 5-6: Coastal Habitat Study
(students must have completed 5th or 6th grade).
Marine science topics covered:
Long Island Sound and coastal habitats
Coastal geology and environments - woodland, marsh, sandy beach, rocky
intertidal zones
Introductory water chemistry
Introductory biology of flora and fauna
Navigation
Animal classification and adaptation
Coastal profiles

Grades 7-8: Nearshore Habitat Study
(students must have completed 7th or 8th grade).
Marine science topics covered:
Water chemistry analysis - temperature, salinity, oxygen, pH, CO2
Fish respiration and dissection
Plankton and infauna study
Geologic history of Bluff Point Coastal Reserve and Long Island Sound
Marine food webs of Long Island Sound
Marine mammals in Long Island Sound
Land use study of Thames River
Careers in marine science

Grades 9-12: Offshore Habitat Study
(students must have completed 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade).
Marine science topics covered:
Nutrient analysis
Navigation
Marine mammals in Long Island Sound
Physical and chemical oceanography
Thames River estuary study
Land use study of coastline
Geology of Bluff Point Coastal Reserve
Lighthouse architecture and engineering
Ecosystem function
Environmental management and policy issues
Careers in marine science

Living at camp:
Ocean Camp has a two-story, oceanfront hostel with 14 bunkrooms. Campers sleep 4 to a room. Boys and girls are separated by floor. Shower facilities are located on each floor of the building. Approximately 22 campers attend each session.

Two camp counselors reside on each floor and a resident supervisor resides in the building. Our counselors have an educational background in marine science. They are at least 21 years of age and have met the rigorous standards set by the State of Connecticut to be camp counselors. This includes finger prints and criminal background checks.

Ocean Camp Participants Must Provide:
Sleeping bag, pillow, towel(s) and clothing appropriate for water-related activities. All prospective campers are required to send a letter of recommendation from their school or science teacher.

Sample daily schedule:

7:30 am breakfast
8:30 morning assembly
9:00 field work on Enviro-lab or small skiffs
12:00 lunch
1:00 pm continued field work on Enviro-lab or small skiffs
5:00 return to Project O
6:00 dinner
7:00 evening lab session
9:00 end of lab session
10:00 lights out


Please note: We discourage cell phones or other electronic devices during camp.

 


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