Acadia Institute of Oceanography marine science camp
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Introductory Marine Science Camp Program

Program Dates: 
June 18-23, 2023 (full for 2023)
Typical Student Age Group: 
Ages 10-12
Program Location: 
Seal Harbor, Maine
Program Costs: 
$1,550 for a one-week session
AIO Marine Science Camp's Introductory Marine Science Program
About this Program: 

The Introductory session is a one-week program designed to emphasize environmental discovery and exploration. The session is offered at the beginning of the summer exclusively to 10-12 year old students who are curious about the ocean and the world around them.

This hands-on program seeks to raise awareness about marine environments and stimulate an interest in the sciences through a variety of fun and engaging activities like:
• Tidal Pool Discovery
• Salt Marsh Exploration
• Beach & Island Ecology
• Boat Trips with Lobster Fishermen
• Seal and Seabird Watches
• Geology Hikes
• Astronomy Lessons
• Night Walks
• Visits to Local Museums

No previous experience is expected, and the program is ideal for active learners who would enjoy an exciting and educational introduction to the coast of Maine.

Daily recreational activities like swimming, scavenger hunts and a variety of games mean that there will also be plenty of time for fun.

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Program Schedule

The 2023 Introductory program runs from June 18-23. Students will spend 6 days and 5 nights in the program. The sessions begin on Sunday after 12 noon and ends on Friday with student pick up between 9 am and noon. 

See a sample schedule for the Introductory Program.


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