the advanced program - AIO marine science camp
The Advanced Sessions are pre-college courses offered to students age 15-19 who have completed one year of high school science, preferably biology or chemistry. These two-week sessions are of a more analytical nature, and students are expected to prepare laboratory reports and analysis of their field work.
We offer students the chance to explore their collegiate options during the advanced sessions with college tours and meetings with the Jackson Lab and Mt. Desert Island Biological Lab, both of whom offer internships to high school and college age students. Several of our students have participated over the years.
The caliber of our students is so well respected that College of the Atlantic, in Bar Harbor, Maine, has begun offering $10,000/year scholarships to any AIO student who is accepted into their program with a recommendation from one of our Directors.
2013 Advanced Session Dates & Tuition
• July 7 – July 19 (This session is available for College Credit)
• July 21 – August 2
The tuition for our the non-credit 2013 Advanced Program is $2,450. Please review our Tuition & Fees page for complete details. Students who are applying to receive College Credit for the first Advanced Program session will incur additional fees (base fee of $2550 plus $504 for the 4 credit course at the University of Maine Machias).
The sessions begin on Sunday after 12 noon and end on Friday evening when we invite the families of the students to join us for a cookout. If necessary, students may leave on Saturday by 10 am at no extra charge. Departures after noon on Saturday will inccur the overnight fee of $100.
See Photos of the 2012 Advanced Program on Facebook!
To see photos of the 2012 (and years before) Advanced Program, visit AIO's Facebook Photo Gallery Page.
Exact schedule will vary depending on specific program enrollment and the tide.