• OceansWide Summer Camps

     

    A pair of two-week summer camps will nurture middle school and high school campers’ “love and understanding of the ocean and science through hands-on learning and research.” OceansWide will host the camps at George Stevens Academy starting in July.

         The Scuba Science Summer Camp, for high school-aged students, will earn campers an SDI certificate on completion of the required tasks and course work. Activities include participation in citizen science at Acadia National Park and in Blue Hill Bay; diving to study sea creatures in the intertidal and near-coastal zones; participation in marine debris surveys and recovery; navigation and the study of local maritime history; and confidence-building exercises with experienced divers, dive masters and instructors. This  camp runs from July 7-20.

         The Marine Technology and Science Summer Camp, for campers in grades five through eight, includes activities related to intertidal flora and fauna, including plankton and algal diversity; coastal geology; weather, tides and waves; and navigation and local maritime history. This camp also will include whale watching, other activities with scientists on the coast and engineering design of remotely operated vehicles and sampling devices. This camp runs from July 21 through Aug. 3.

         Each camp costs $3,600 per student for the full two weeks. A weekly option for $1,800 is available. These program fees include programming, meals, and lodging. Travel to and from George Stevens Academy at the beginning and end of the program is not included. Some scholarships may be available for the middle school program.

         A non-residential option is available for $950/week.

         For more information and registration forms, visit www.oceanswide.org. For more details, call Buzz at 207-620-6037.