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Ocean Camp


Program Cost.........$775.
Military Discount*....$675.
A $300 deposit is due with application.

Summer 2016 Camp Schedule

Program ID
June 26-July 1 OC16/Ses1
July 3-8 OC16/Ses2
July 10-15 OC16/Ses3
July 17-22 OC16/Ses4
July 24-29 OC16/Ses5*
July 31- Aug. 5 OC16/Ses6*
Aug. 7-12 OC16/Ses7
Aug. 14-19 OC16/Ses8

Session is no longer available.

*For active, reserve or retired dependents.


2016 Summer Camp Application

Camp FAQ's


Connecticut River Institute
Mystic Aquarium Collaborative
Ocean Explorer Academy
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

1084 Shennecossett Rd., Groton, CT 06340

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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 conduct
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. on Friday. Prior to the end of camp on Friday, an ice cream social is held for parents and students. Participants stay in bunk bed style dorm rooms. Tuition includes: meals, boat transportation, program materials, and lodging. 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).
Coastal habitats - Marsh, Sandy Beach, Rocky Intertidal Zone
Geology of Long Island Sound
Introduction to Water Chemistry
Marine Animals - Adaptations and Food Webs
Algae Identification and Pressing

Grades 7-8: Nearshore Habitat Study
(students must have completed 7th or 8th grade).
Marine science topics covered:
Poquonnock River Ecology
Fish Anatomy and Respiration
Squid Dissection
Animal Habitat Preference
Long Island Sound Animal Populations and Adaptations
Water Chemistry Analysis - Temperature, Salinity, Oxygen, pH, CO2
Nearshore Fish Study
Water Pollution

Grades 9-12: Offshore Habitat Study
(students must have completed 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade).
Marine science topics covered:
Thames River Ecology and Coastal Land Use
Marine Fisheries
Chemical and Physical Oceanography
Nutrient and Chlorophyll Analysis
Marine Technology - ROVs
UCONN Marine Science Laboratory Tours
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. A maximum of 40 campers attend each session.

Two Marine Education Interns reside on each floor and a resident supervisor resides in the building. Our interns have an educational background in marine science. They have met the standards set by the State of Connecticut to be interns. This includes 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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