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We're going back to Canada - and Registration is OPEN!!

Click "Sign up for Camp" to start your 2022 adventure!

It's been a long and challenging two years, and we're ready to go home! Whale Camp is planning to operate at our home site on beautiful Grand Manan Island, NB for the summer of 2022! 

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In 2020, we cancelled our plans due to COVID and ran five weeks of outdoor-based remote programming. In 2021 with exxtended border closures and continued concerns with COVID, we moved our entire program to the University of Maine at Machias and had a wonderful summer. We are so thankful to the University, to Captain Butch and Eastport Windjammers whale watching, to Diver Ed, Maine Outdoor School, Downeast Institute and all the professors who helped our vision come to life in Maine! We're really excited to bring some of the lessons we learned along the way to innovate our programs. More than anything, we're excited to return to the fog, the bog, the tidepools, puffins, whales, and our friends on Grand Manan! 

The US-Canada border is open in both directions to vaccinated travelers, but crossing the border remains very complicated with COVID testing requirements and traffic. We will have a backup plan prepared again for summer 2022 in the event that travel restrictions or other health concerns return. Stay tuned for our registration opening in early December, and stay in touch!

We're working to update the other areas of our website back to a Canada-based program, thanks for your patience as we work with a limited staffing at this time! Please reach out with any questions via email.

$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 2022 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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