Marine Science Summer Camps

dei_summer_camp_web_medium

Marine Science Summer Camps

Your child will always remember their summer camp experience at DEI, exploring the natural environment of Great Wass Island, collecting specimens from our tide pools, and learning how to care for the marine environment.  Each day brings an opportunity to discover something new at the rocky shore.

2018summercampers

Family and Friends at DEI

Bring your family and some friends for a tour, the touch tank, or rocky shore time. All sessions are free. (An inside activity will replace the shore trip during inclement weather).  Limit of 10 people per session.

Suitable clothing is a must – sturdy “old” shoes or sneakers or calf-length boots, “play” clothes, a sun hat, and sunscreen.   You may bring a snack to eat  if you wish at an outside area on site.

Dates and available times:

Thursday, July 14        9:00 am to 10:15 only

Tuesday, July 19        12:30 pm to 1:45 only

Wednesday, July 20     12:30 pm to 1:45 only

Thursday, July 28         9:00 am to 10:15 only

Middle/High School Days at DEI

Bring classmates or friends for six sessions of outside rocky shore activities.  Learn about the natural habitat where you live and have fun while you learn. Inside lab activities will replace outside activities if the weather doesn’t cooperate. All sessions are free.  Sign up for as many as you wish. Limit of 16 per session (Grade 6 – Grade 12)

Suitable clothing is a must -“old” shoes or sneakers or calf-length boots (no sandals or flipflops), “play” clothes, a sun hat, and sunscreen.

Dates and available times:

Thursday, July 14           12:30 pm to 1:45

Tuesday, July 19             9:00 am to 10:15

Wednesday, July 20       9:00 am to 10:15

Thursday, July 28            12:30 pm to 1:45

Wednesday, August 10    12:30 pm to 1:45

Tuesday, August 16        9:00 am to 10:15

Questions? To Schedule? By e-mail chaskell@downeastinstitute.org; by phone 207-259-2091.  Colleen Haskell will contact you to confirm.

Summer camp is BACK this year and will take place the first week of August!

Monday-Wednesday (8/1-8/3) sessions will be for campers going into grade 5 and above and will run from 9am-3pm. Campers will work on a research project, practice the steps of the scientific method, and learn and apply new science skills.

Thursday & Friday (8/4-8/5) sessions will be for campers going into Kindergarten through grade 4 and will run from 9am-1:30pm. Campers will participate in a variety of indoor and outdoor crafts, activities, and lessons.

To sign up, please complete our 2022 Marine Science Camp Application. You will need to fill out a separate form for each child who would like to attend. Please note that this year we will be limiting the number of participants to ensure that we have an adequate staff-child ratio. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. You will be notified about the status of your application.

The cost for the 8/1-8/3 camp session for children in grades 5 and above is $100 per child. The cost for the 8/4-8/5 camp session for children in grades K-4 is $75 per child. These prices include camp t-shirts and snacks.

After you’ve submitted your application(s), please use the following link to submit your payment securely online via PayPal: https://downeastinstitute.org/marine-science-summer-camp-payment/

Alternatively, you may pay by mailing a check to:
Downeast Institute
Attn: Hannah Greene
P.O. Box 83
39 Wildflower Lane
Beals, ME 04611

For more information, please contact Education Program Associate and Island Fellow Hannah Greene by email (hgreene@islandinstitute.org) or phone (207-259-5083).

Start typing and press Enter to search