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Summer Camp Countdown

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2024 Residential Camp Schedule

2024 Day Camp Schedule


Ocean Camp

Cruise the waters of Long Island Sound as you make new friends, conduct ocean science research, and have fun! Everyday campers will climb aboard our boats, whether our research vessel Envirolab to deploy the trawl net, or our small boats to explore local salt marshes and sandy beaches. Campers will also study and investigate rocky intertidal zones and nearshore marine life. Under the guidance of professional marine scientists, campers will use oceanographic research equipment such as sediment corers, salinity meters, nutrient test kits, dissolved oxygen meters, otter trawls, and seine nets.

Team-building and leadership activities will be woven into daily life as you forge lifelong friendships with your fellow campers and explore Long Island Sound! Each day consists of ample time outdoors working from an outdoor classroom space, the shore and aboard our boats.

Week 1: June 23 - June 28 (Grades 7 - 9)

Week 2: June 30 - July 5 (Grades 9 - 12)

Week 4: July 14 - July 19 (Grades 7 - 9)

Week 5: July 21 - July 26 (Grades 7 - 9)

Week 7: August 4 - August 9 (Grades 9 - 12)

Week 8: August 11 - August 16 (Grades 7 - 9)

Duration: 1 Week Overnight Camp (Sunday - Friday)

Time: Check-In Sunday at 3PM; Check-Out Friday at 3PM

Grades: Campers Entering Grades 7 - 12

Cost: $895





Duration: 1 Week Overnight Camp (Sunday - Friday)

Time: Check-In Sunday at 3PM; Check-Out Friday at 4PM

Grades: Campers Entering Grades 7 - 12

Cost: $995

Marine Science Research Camp is a unique opportunity for students to participate in authentic science by designing and conducting their own independent research projects. Under the mentorship of professional marine scientists, students will learn how to use a wide range of oceanographic research equipment and techniques aboard boats, on the shore, and in our waterfront marine laboratories. Students and staff in this program become a close-knit community of scientists and forge lifelong connections as they design, conduct, and troubleshoot their experiments, analyze and communicate their results, and live together in our waterfront hostel. At the end of the program, students will present their findings in a poster presentation or symposium to their families, mentors, and peers.

Week 3: July 7 - July 12 (Grades 7 - 9)

Week 6: July 28 - August 2 (Grades 9 - 12)




Duration: 1 Week Day Camp (Monday - Friday)

Time: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Grades: Campers Entering Grades 4 - 6

Cost: $510

All themed weeks consist of time aboard one of our research vessels and our fleet of Carolina skiffs. Campers will set plankton and trawl nets to explore the biodiversity living in Long Island Sound and sample the water quality in the estuary. Each day consists of a combination of hands-on activities that take place in our classrooms, along the shore or aboard our boats.

Eco Engineers: Campers will look to nature for inspiration as they search for solutions to engineering challenges. Campers will design their own wind turbine and try their hand at operating a Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV).

Hidden Habitats: Squish through the salt marsh, climb on the rocky shore, and comb through the beach as you explore a different habitat each day!

Animal Adaptations: Campers will collect and observe animals from Long Island Sound and discover how they are adapted to find food and protect themselves from predators!

Art & Science: This camp is the perfect combination of art and science! Each day campers will explore the marine environment by boat and connect with nature through a combination of habitat exploration, nature journaling, art projects, and water sampling. Campers will look to nature for inspiration as they create 3D collages from found objects along the beach and use seine nets to catch nearshore fish. It’s the best of both worlds!


Week 1: June 24 - June 28 (Hidden Habitats)

Week 2: July 1 - July 5 (Eco Engineers)

Week 3: July 8 - July 12 (Art & Science)

Week 4: July 15 - July 19 (Animal Adaptations)

Week 6: July 29 - August 2 (Art & Science)

Week 7: August 5 - August 9 (Hidden Habitats)

Week 8: August 12 - August 16 (Animal Adaptations)




Duration: 1 Week Day Camp (Monday- Friday)

Time: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Grades: Campers Entering Grades 6 - 9

Cost: $510

Dive into the technology of ocean exploration! Investigate the brackish environment of Long Island Sound using marine technology to collect samples of plankton and algae, map the ocean floor, track currents, measure temperature and salinity at depth, and locate objects hidden beneath the waves. Campers will collaborate to design and build SeaPerch ROVs. Teams will tackle daily challenges related to real-world marine engineering problems. Navigate through an ROV obstacle course, clean up a simulated polluted waterway, observe bottom- dwelling organisms and more at SeaTech camp! Each day consists of ample time outdoors from an outdoor classroom space, the shore, and aboard our boats.

Week 2: July 1 - July 5 (Grades 6 - 9)

Week 4: July 15 - July 19 (Grades 6 - 9)

Week 7: August 5 - August 9 (Grades 6 - 9)




Duration: 1 Week Day Camp (Monday - Friday)

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Grades: Campers Entering Grades 4 - 10

Marine Animals and Their Environment (Grades 4 - 6): Explore the residents of the local ecosystems thru the exhibits at Mystic Aquarium and the waters off Project Oceanology.

Environmental Conservation Camp (Grades 7 - 10): Learn how you can have an impact on our local environment while at Project Oceanology and Mystic Aquarium.

Week 5: July 22 - July 26 (Grades 4 - 6)

Week 5: July 22 - July 26 (Grades 7 - 10)


* Registration is through Mystic Aquarium

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