Overnight Camps

Day Camps

As we optimistically open registration for Summer Camp 2021, we remain prepared to address the changes that may be required in response to the continuing pandemic. We ran a safe camp successfully last summer following protocols from the State of CT, the American Camp Association, and the CDC.

Check out our introduction video from the 2020 camp season. An updated video for the 2021 camp season will be available in the spring. More information can be found in our Summer Camp FAQ.




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.

2021 Schedule


Duration: 1 Week Overnight Camp (Sunday - Friday)

Grades: Campers Entering Grades 6 - 12

Cost: $875 (Discounts: Military $50; Multi-Session & Multi-Sibling 10%)

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

June 27 - July 2 (Grades 9 - 12)

July 4 - July 9 (Grades 8 - 10)

July 11 - July 16 (Grades 6 - 8)

July 18 - July 23 (Grades 6 - 8)

Session 5

Session 6

Session 7

Session 8

July 25 - July 30 (Grades 8 - 10)

August 1 - August 6 (Grades 8 - 10)

August 8 - August 13 (Grades 7 - 9)

August 15 - August 20 (Grades 9 - 12)



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.

2021 Schedule

Duration: 1 Week Overnight Camp (Sunday - Friday)

Ages: Campers Entering Grades 7 - 12

Cost: $975 (Discounts: Military $50; Multi-Session & Multi-Sibling 10%)

Session 1

Session 2

June 27 - July 2 (Grades 10 - 12)

August 8 - August 13 (Grades 7 - 9)





Embark on a scientific adventure as you explore Long Island Sound’s rocky shores, salt marshes, barrier beaches, and more! Discover the vital role habitats play in our coastal ecosystems by using scientific instruments such as trawl nets, seine nets, plankton nets, and water chemistry kits. Back at Project Oceanology, we’ll reinforce what we have learned through games, art projects, and scientific experiments. On Friday, the last day of camp, families are invited to come out aboard the R/V EnviroLab for an afternoon cruise so that their campers can share the knowledge and skills they have gained.

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!

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!

2021 Schedule

Duration: 1 Week Day Camp (Monday - Friday)

Ages: Campers Entering Grades 5 - 7

Cost: $500 (Discounts: Military $50; Multi-Session & Multi-Sibling 10%)

Time: 8:30am - 4:00pm

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

July 5 - July 9 (Animal Adaptations)

July 26 - July 30 (Eco Engineers)

August 16 - August 20 (Hidden Habitats)



Each day consists of ample time outdoors from an outdoor classroom space, the shore and aboard our boats.

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!

Duration: 1 Week Day Camp (Monday - Friday)

Ages: Campers Entering Grades 6 - 12

Cost: $500 (Discounts: Military $50; Multi-Session & Multi-Sibling 10%)

Time: 8:30am - 4:00pm

2021 Schedule

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

July 12 - July 16 (Grades 8 - 10)

July 19 - July 23 (Grades 9 - 12)

August 2 - August 6 (Grades 6 - 8)




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