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Program Cost.........$750.
A $300 deposit is due with application.

Summer 2015 Camp Schedule

Program ID
June 21-26 OC15/Ses1
June 28- July 3 OC15/Ses2
July 5-10 OC15/Ses3
July 12-17 OC15/Ses4
July 19-24 OC15/Ses5
July 26-31 OC15/Ses6
Aug. 2-7 OC15/Ses7
Aug. 9-14 OC15/Ses8

2015 Summer Camp Application

A Marine Education Internship is available, apply today!

*Canceled due to extended school year.


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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Grades 5-12: Dive into a weeklong residential camp of hands-on, brains-on marine science, and immerse yourself in all of its elements- biology, chemistry, geology and physics. Cruise the waters of Long Island Sound and
oceanographic research. Study salt marshes, rocky intertidal zones, sandy beaches and near-shore marine life. 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. All programs are aligned with state and national standards.

The camp begins 4p.m. on Sunday and ends at 3p.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
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
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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