the introductory program - AIO marine science camp
The Introductory session is a one-week program designed to emphasize environmental discovery and exploration. The session is offered at the start of the summer exclusively to 10-12 year old students who are curious about the ocean and the world around them. This hands-on program seeks to raise awareness about marine environments and stimulate an interest in the sciences through a variety of fun and engaging activities like:
• Tidal Pool Discovery
• Salt Marsh Exploration
• Beach & Island Ecology
• Boat Trips with Lobster Fishermen
• Seal and Seabird Watches
• Geology Hikes
• Astronomy Lessons
• Night Walks
• Visits to Local Museums
No previous experience is expected, and the program is ideal for active learners who would enjoy an exciting and educational introduction to the coast of Maine.
Daily recreational activities like swimming, scavenger hunts and a variety of games mean that there will also be plenty of time for fun.
2013 Intro Program Dates and Costs
The 2013 intro program runs from June 16-21. Students will spend 6 days and 5 nights in the program. Arrival time is between 12 noon and 5 pm on Sunday. On Friday evening, we invite families to join us for a cook out and our end of session celebration! Departure is that Friday night but no later than 10 am on Saturday morning (sometimes helpful for those with flights).
The tuition for our 2013 Introductory Program is $1,200. Please review our Tuition & Fees page for complete details. A $200 deposit is required to be submitted with the application and it will be deducted from the tuition balance. Please note: Our Introductory session is currently full but is accepting names for the wait list. Go to the online application to put your name on the wait list.
See Photos of the 2012 Introductory Program on Facebook!
To see photos of the 2012 Introductory Program, visit AIO's Facebook Photo Gallery Page.
Here is a typical week of activities at AIO. Exact schedule will vary depending on specific program enrollment and the tide.