Who We Are

The History of whale camp

Established in 1984, The Whale Camp’s marine science program has had an exceptional experiential impact on hundreds of students ages ten to seventeen.

whale fluke patterning on a humpback whale at camp
WhaleCamp family photo

The Whale Camp’s Mission

Dennis and Orma Bowen started the Whale Camp in 1984. It was their dream to use the natural beauty, charm, and mystique of Grand Manan Island and the rich marine science resources in the Bay of Fundy as an outdoor experiential classroom to provide many of the missing elements of traditional education. They designed the Whale Camp’s marine science programs to be a truly hands-on, fun, experiential learning adventure.

Join our next Summer Discussion Event – August 12!

Join us on Wednesday, August 12 at 7:30 pm ET for the second installment of our summer discussion series Turning the Tides: Changemakers in Ocean Science! This week our theme is Equity, Justice, and the Oceans. Activist and photographer Mo Phùng (she/her) discusses...

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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! In 2020, we canceled our...

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

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...

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$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...

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