Summer Camps are at full capacity and we are no longer accepting Summer Camp Tuition applications.

Project Oceanology is very grateful to the foundations, businesses, private donors, and scholarship sponsors that have enabled us to accept applications for Summer Camp Tuition Assistance. Priority for Tuition Assistance will be given to children of families suffering financial hardship as a result of COVID-19, children of families struggling to meet childcare needs as a result of COVID-19, children eligible for free or reduced-price school meals, and children on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or other assistance programs.

Tuition assistance for Project Oceanology Summer Camps has been made possible this year through the sources listed below, with additional donations, sponsorships, and grant funding continuing to be accepted:​

  • The Ed Adam Scholarship was established in honor of Ed Adam by his family to provide assistance to campers for summer camp. Ed was an exceptionally dynamic and charismatic man; a science teacher at Cutler JHS in Groton, CT, and one of the founders of Project Oceanology.

  • The Tracey McKenzie Scholarship was established in honor of Tracey McKenzie by her family to provide assistance to campers for summer camp. Tracey was a dedicated marine scientist and a natural leader and mentor who generously shared her knowledge and expertise with young and old alike.

  • The Connecticut Environmental Forum, an organization which provides a forum for environmental professionals to share and exchange information and experiences on environmental matters, and to learn about the latest issues regarding environmental regulation.  

  • The Bodenwein Public Benevolent Foundation, established in 1938 under the will of Theodore Bodenwein, owner and publisher of The Day newspaper, to support and promote quality educational, cultural, human services, and health care programming for underserved populations. 

  • The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut, brings people together to work towards a healthy, thriving, sustainable Eastern Connecticut. CFECT does this by putting philanthropy into action to address the needs, rights and interests of our region, while fulfilling the passions of their donors.

  • The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT Foundation, who's mission is to promote initiatives that enhance and enrich education and economic opportunities for children and families in the Chamber service area.

  • The Scripps Family Fund for Education and the Arts

  • The Eversource Energy Foundation, who is is proud to invest in organizations, initiatives and services that provide broad, meaningful and sustainable change in the communities they serve.

Bodenwein Public

Benevolent Foundation,

Bank of America, N.A., Trustee