Boldly DifferentThe Camp of Ocean Life at the Fundy Marine Science Institute
Marine Biology Summer Camp
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 on-board 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.
We are located on stunningly beautiful Grand Manan Island which was recently named the third best small island in the world to visit by the travel experts of Readers Digest. The location is ideally situated for marine biology and marine science; between Maine and Nova Scotia in the Bay of Fundy where the highest tides in the world create one of the world’s richest and most diverse marine biology ecosystems. Famous for its many marine mammals including Humpback, Minke, Finback whales and the rarest great whale, the North Atlantic Right Whale along with Harbor Seals, Gray Seals, Harbor Porpoises and many other marine species. In our over 30 years experience, we’ve observed numerous whales and several whale species on over 98% of our marine science research trips. Whale Camp offers more marine biology research trips per session than any other marine science summer camp program. The diversity of birdlife at sea and on land is extraordinary. Only The Whale Camp takes you to the highly restricted Machias Seal Island to be surrounded by hundreds of rare Puffins, Razorbills and Murres as a part of each week’s marine science experience. Each day at Whale Camp is a life changing and life affirming experience (additional fee in a one-week program).
We celebrate the ocean’s grandeur, beauty, serenity and power and help you discover these same qualities in yourself and your friends. The tone we set at Whale Camp allows you to be comfortable with yourself, value and celebrate each individual, have fun, improve self esteem and make lasting friends. At The Whale Camp we believe in the power of Human Ecology. With our seas and planet in peril, we believe it’s more important than ever for us to learn how to work together to protect the biological systems of life that sustain us. Join us on our quest to “Save the Humans.”
A series on our mission and actions in the face of racism and injustice Save the Humans Thirty-six years ago, Dennis and Orma Bowen started Whale Camp with a mission to Save The Humans. Over the years, countless staff and campers have wondered about our camp slogan:...