Summer Camps

OceansWide logoOceansWide Marine Science Camps

Schoodic Institute is pleased to announce that OceansWide is bringing marine science camps to Schoodic for the third time in the summer of 2017.  These residential camps will give students opportunities to explore and learn about the seas around Schoodic, including in the intertidal, at sea, and with remotely operated submarines, or ROVs.

Important Information:

Visit these links for current camps available this summer:

OceansWide Marine Technology and Science: May 7 – 27, 2017 College Students

OceansWide Mountains to Sea Ornithology Camp: July 9 – 21, 2017SOLD OUT

OceansWide  SCUBA Science Summer Camp: July 9 – 21, 2017 Ages 14 and older

OceansWide Marine Technology and Science: August 13 – 26, 2017 Grades 6 – 9

Join OceansWide and set out on an adventure exploring the deep-sea and natural wonders of the Gulf of Maine.

OceansWide Summer Campers will:

  • Build and fly ROV’s
  • Study the intertidal zones, woods and trails of Acadia National Park
  • Travel into the Gulf of Maine to study seabirds, seals and whales in their natural environment
  • Work with scientific researchers to create your very own research projects
  • Participate in global deep-sea exploration
  • Learn about the many wonderful opportunities available for a future in marine studies

A week in the life of an OceansWide Camper:

  • 2 trips aboard the research vessel Osprey.  The Osprey is the premier research vessel for the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine.
  • 1 trip onboard the Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company vessels – Whales, Seals, Birds and Lobster Experience.
  • 5 days of science in the lab and in the field on the Schoodic Institute Campus at Acadia National Park
  • 5 days exploring exploring the deep-sea using the Phantom 300 a remotely operated unmanned submersible.
  • Learn to stay safe with OceansWide Marine Safety training team prior to boarding our exploration vessels
  • Work with World renowned near coastal and deep-sea researchers who have studied the ocean from Maine to California and the Caribbean to Antarctica

An average day for an OceansWide Camper:

  • 6:00 a.m. Optional birdwatching hike
  • 7:00  Breakfast
  • 8:20 – 11:00 Daily intro followed by activities surrounding our science topic for the day
  • 11:00 – 12:00 Continuation of long term / personal science project
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 12:45  Outdoor games
  • 13:15 – 15:30 Hands on science lab related to our daily topic, or outdoor exploration
  • 15:30 – 17:45 Reflection time – journal entries, photography, personal science project research / development and guidance
  • 18:00 – 19:00 Dinner
  • Day wrap-up discussions – what was learned, plans for tomorrow
  • 19:00 – 21:00 Outdoor Activities
  • 22:00 Lights out

We look forward to seeing you this summer!

For complete information, program fliers, and registration forms, Click Here to visit

Questions? Please contact Buzz Scott at 207-620-6037 or for more information.