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Sea Adventures Marine Camp (SOUTHOLD, NY)

Due to the Novel Coronavirus/NYS PAUSE circumstances we will not be holding Marine Summer Camps on-site this summer to ensure the safety of both our campers and staff. If you have registered already you will be receiving a refund. We’re sure you are just as disappointed as we are that our camps will not be operating this summer, so in order to help stay connected to our campers we are working hard to create opportunities to bring camp to you! We are excited to announce that we will be making CCE Marine Camp Kits available. These kits will provide an opportunity for campers to still experience some of the activities and experiences we traditionally offer at camp, but in an at-home setting with opportunities for outdoor self-guided field explorations your family can take part in. Kits will include detailed daily schedules and everything needed to keep campers engaged for 3 hours per day for a 5-day camp week, and will also feature an opportunity to virtually interact with your favorite CCE Marine Program Camp Directors! For more information, and to pre-order your kit today please visit: https://www.ccemarinedigitaled.org/education-kits/pre-order-cce-marine-camp-kit

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Do you have what it takes to be a marine scientist? At Sea Adventures Marine camp, campers explore different Long Island coastal habitats from the sea floor, to the salt marsh and everything in between. Hosted at CCE Marine Program’s flagship waterfront facility in Southold, your camper will be right in the hub of many of our marine program projects including the habitat restoration, aquaculture, SPAT, water quality and stormwater program areas.

Sea Adventures Marine Camp offers a summer opportunity like no other while focusing on unique educational experiences with our marine scientists. Each week includes interactive salt marsh explorations, ecology hikes, seining, beach clean-ups, art and science integration projects and time in our touch tank room!

SAMC Marine Biology 101

Marine Biology 101

This week our Sea Adventurers dive right into the basics of being a marine biologist by exploring all of CCE Marine Program’s current projects. Through unique, hands-on and educational-based experiences your mini marine biologist will meet and work closely with CCE scientists to become the very best environmental steward they can be! Campers will investigate local habitats, study the biology of local species, help restore eelgrass meadows, work in an oyster garden and much more as they immerse themselves daily in lessons, labs, and citizen science projects!

This session features our special guest speaker, TBD

This session includes a field trip to the Riverhead Foundation’s Rescue Center! On Thursday campers will get the special opportunity to experience a behind the scenes tour of the Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Rescue Center to get a first-hand look into what the Riverhead Foundation does to protect threatened and endangered marine mammals and sea turtles that inhabit our waters.

PRICE: $400/session/child

AGES: 6 - 12

DATES:
Monday through Friday 9am-2pm.
Drop-off no earlier than 8:50am.
No before or after care provided.

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Shark Week

Our most popular themed week! Join us for a week-long investigation of the ocean’s most feared predators – sharks! Campers delve into the fascinating world of sharks while busting common shark myths and gaining a better understanding and appreciation for these top predators. Our marine instructors will guide your young scientist through activities focused on shark anatomy and biology, species identification, conservation efforts and more. Each year our Shark Week lessons are updated with current shark related hot topics and headlines. Our older campers will be given the opportunity at the end of the week to participate in a shark dissection guided by our educators (must be at least 9 years old to participate in the dissection).

This session features our special guest speaker, CCE Scientist Scott Curatolo-Wagemann ! Campers will hear our very own Shark Attack Survivor’s thrilling story and learn more about his fascination with sharks and the need for shark education and conservation.

This session includes a field excursion to the Long Island Aquarium! On Thursday campers will dive even deeper into the exciting world of sharks, skates and rays while exploring the aquarium’s various exhibits as they focus on all things chondricthyes!

PRICE: $400/session/child

AGES: 7 - 12

DATES:
Monday through Friday 9am-2pm.
Drop-off no earlier than 8:50am.
No before or after care provided.
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SAMC Advanced Adventures in Marine Science

Advanced Adventures in Marine Science

Does your aspiring marine biologist want to take their learning and appreciation for the marine environment to the next level? This week features the hot topics our campers know and love, but will dive into them more deeply than ever before. Have you ever wondered what it’s like to tag a shark, dissect a squid, study aquaculture, or investigate bioluminescence? Then join us for a week-long immersion into the depths of the ocean while we focus on investigative science through surveys, sampling and scientific technique as we explore all of the marine habitats that surround our Marine Learning Center. Activities include seining for local fish and invertebrates, shell collection and species identification, habitat restoration projects, horseshoe crab and seahorse population monitoring and even several marine species dissections! (We highly recommend campers have attended Sea Adventures Marine Camp in the past, before registering for Advanced Adventures in Marine Biology.)

This session features our special guest speakers from NYS DEC! Through the I FISH NY Education Program, campers will learn how to identify several species of saltwater fishes often caught in Peconic Bay, fish ecology and local fishing regulations. After the educational lesson, campers will then get to participate in a saltwater fishing clinic to test their angling skills! (Note: campers are not permitted to bring their own fishing gear to camp, all necessary materials will be provided by NYS DEC for this special event.)

This session includes a field excursion on the Atlantis Explorer Tour Boat! On Thursday, campers will get the special opportunity to adventure aboard the Atlantis Explorer and tour the Peconic River and Flanders Bay. They will collect and identify local wetland species while exploring the Peconic Estuary's ecological wonders.

PRICE: $400/session/child

AGES: 9 - 13

DATES:
Monday through Friday 9am-2pm.
Drop-off no earlier than 8:50am.
No before or after care provided.

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SAMC Jellyfish NEW  Counselor-in-Training

New for 2020! For children 15 years or older, our CIT program provides your child an opportunity to participate in our camp program by assisting our staff with the daily operations of our camp program. CITs will be guiding campers during marine themed art projects, outdoor games and activities, classroom presentations, scientific exploration, lab activities and so much more! In addition, CITs will get a "behind the scenes" experience of daily camp operation and an opportunity to work more closely with the care and maintenance of our animals and tanks. This program is designed for teenagers interested in marine science and working with younger children, and is very limited

Our CIT Program is limited to 2 participants each session. Participation in this program can count toward community service hours for honor society/school requirements. Interested youth must apply for acceptance and all CITs accepted into the program must attend a required orientation on Thursday, July 2nd. Submitting an application does not guarantee participation in the program. Participation in the program does not guarantee future employment. All applications for 2020 are due no later than June 1st. Click here to apply.

PRICE: $200/session/child

AGES: 15+

DATES:
Monday through Friday 8:45am-2:15pm.

All Sessions; limit (2) CITs per week



Contact

Christine Tordahl
Marine Program Educator
ct584@cornell.edu
631-852-8660 x 39

Last updated May 18, 2020