SUMMER CAMP 2021

Check out the videos below to learn more about summer camp at Project O!

The video below provides a virtual tour of our facility with information about how we will keep campers safe in 2021.

CAMP RESOURCES

OVERNIGHT CAMPS

DAY CAMPS

The videos below are the recordings of our two camp information sessions where you will get to meet our camp directors, and learn how we are working to ensure a safe, fun and engaging summer camp experience.

The video below provides a virtual tour of our facility with information about how we will keep campers safe in 2021.

The video below is the recording of our first camp information session where you will get to meet our camp directors, and learn how we are working to ensure a safe, fun and engaging summer camp experience.

 

OVERNIGHT CAMPS

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.

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; full capacity)

July 4 - July 9 (Grades 8 - 10)

July 11 - July 16 (Grades 6 - 8 ; full capacity)

July 18 - July 23 (Grades 6 - 8 ; full capacity)

Session 5

Session 6

Session 7

Session 8

July 25 - July 30 (Grades 8 - 10)

August 1 - August 6 (Grades 8 - 10; full capacity)

August 8 - August 13 (Grades 7 - 9; full capacity)

August 15 - August 20 (Grades 9 - 12; full capacity)

 

MARINE SCIENCE RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

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; full capacity)

August 8 - August 13 (Grades 7 - 9; full capacity)

 

DAY CAMPS

 

OCEAN EXPLORER ACADEMY

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. 

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; full capacity)

July 26 - July 30 (Eco Engineers; full capacity)

August 16 - August 20 (Hidden Habitats; full capacity)

 

UNDERSEA TECHNOLOGY CAMP

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; full capacity)

July 19 - July 23 (Grades 9 - 12)

August 2 - August 6 (Grades 6 - 8; full capacity)

OCEAN ART & SCIENCE CAMP

 

Duration: 1 Week Day Camp (Monday- Friday)

Dates: August 23 - August 27

Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Ages: Entering Grades 5 - 8

Cost: $500 (Tuition assistance available - see more info below)

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! Boxed lunch is provided each day.

This camp is at full capacity

 

CAMP DOCUMENTS

 

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