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Whale Camp Moves to Maine for Summer 2021!!

Whale Camp is taking on a new adventure in 2021! After we cancelled our plans due to COVID last year, we began exploring options to operate our program in Maine in the event of an extended border closure. We have been working closely with University of Maine at Machias, which specializes in Marine Science and Outdoor Recreation, for the past six months to build a partnership. In late May we finalized our contract and feel incredibly thankful for UMM's role in helping us meet the challenges of this moment, to preserve all of the essential parts of our program, cultivate community, and innovate! We'll hike the beautiful downeast coast of Maine, go whale watching in Eastport, ME, explore new tidepools, and learn more about marine careers through presentations with researchers and visits to U. Maine's mairne science laboratory - Downeast Institute. 

Read more about the details of location, transportation, and programs in this email communication with our families.

Are you still looking for a summer adventure? We still have space in many of our one-week programs and a few of our two-week programs! 
All of our programs are set to "waitlist" option as a safeguard to manually check each session for space before enrolling campers. If you are interested in a particular session, send us an email or call us - we can confirm availability and set you up for registration!

We're working to update the other areas of our website for travel details to our Maine site, thanks for your patience as we work with a limited staffing at this time! Please reach out with any questions via email or our office line!

$40,000 College Scholarships for Whale Campers

We are very pleased to announce that in recognition of the value of our marine biology camp, the College of the Atlantic (COA) is offering scholarships of $40,000 over four years to our alumni. The College of the Atlantic is a renowned Liberal Arts college located on Mount Desert Island, Maine, home to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park on the coast of the Gulf of Maine. COA is an innovative institution, whose primary focus is the relationships between humans and the environment and is part of the Eco-League of colleges.


Whale Camp's marine science programs prepare students with a solid background in marine biology and a deeper understanding of Human Ecology. The Whale Camp is a place of discovery and insight; a place where inspiration becomes aspiration. Prepare for your future now by registering  for Whale Camp today. Our online registration is open for the 2017 season.

The scholarships provide a $10,000/year award to any student who has successfully completed a Whale Camp marine science program, has been recommended by the Director of Whale Camp and is accepted by the College of the Atlantic. Student awards are renewed each year contingent upon maintenance of good academic standing.

Many Whale Camp alumni have found the College of the Atlantic a good fit because of similarities in philosophy, purpose and focus. If you are looking for a unique and innovative college experience, take a look at the programs that COA has to offer.  Don't miss out on this great opportunity for this summer and your future.  Register for the Whale Camp marine biology session of your choice today.

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Why Whale Camp is your best choice of marine biology camps.

No other marine biology summer camp or marine science camp offers as many direct face-to-face encounters to closely observe and study whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals and puffins in their own natural habitat.  Board our research vessel for unmatched examinations of marine life.  Help collect data to document whale distribution, feeding and behavioral patterns.  Gain hands-on experience using onboard marine biology equipment. Unveil the powerful and endangered processes of life in the sea. Explore beaches, coastal trails and fishing villages. Investigate life in the tidal pools and bogs. While some programs teach you about marine biology with lots of time in a classroom, we take you out to sea at least two days each week to directly encounter the whales and other marine life for the best marine science experience. This is why the Whale Camp is the place where inspiration, exploration and discovery abound.  This is why, of all marine biology camps and marine science programs, the Whale Camp is the best experience.

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