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Program Cost.........$775.
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

2016 Summer Camp Application

A Marine Education Internship is available, apply today!

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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
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).
Marine science topics covered:
Animal classification and adaptation
Coastal geology and environments - woodland, marsh, sandy beach, rocky
Coastal profiles
Intertidal zones
Introductory biology of flora and fauna
ntroductory water chemistry
Long Island Sound and coastal habitats

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

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

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 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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