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Marine Biology Summer Camp News

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

. Posted in Marine Science News

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 65-foot sailboat for unmatched examinations of marine life.  Help collect data to document whale distribution, feeding and behavioral patterns.  Gain hands-on experience using onboard 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 three 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 28 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 weeks marine science experience. Each day at Whale Camp is a life changing and life affirming experience.

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."

Whale Camp is featured as 1 of 10 Summer Camps "Worth the Money" by MSN Money.com

. Posted in Marine Science News

If you've already experienced The Whale Camp program, the article is not news to you. Still it's great to be recognized and the confirmation by MSN Money that The Whale Camp is one of ten camps that are "Worth the Money" is a welcomed endorsement.

boy in Bow sprit sit Whether, for you, it's the time at sea documenting the feeding and social behaviors
of the numerous Whale species or being on Machias Seal Island observing thousands of puffins and razorbills feeding their chicks, you know the value of The Whale Camp. It's in your heart and in you mind and nothing can dislodge it.

These experiences are irreplaceable. At Whale Camp, as we learn about the processes of life in the sea we help each other put our own life's path into perspective. The tides of the Bay of Fundy surge through us and empower our daily investigations, discoveries and inspirations, like nutrition for the mind, heart and soul. Of course it's "Worth the money." What is money worth if not for experiences like this?

So check out the article on msnmoney.com by clicking here: http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/10-summer-camps-worth-the-money

And if you haven't signed up yet, what are you waiting for? Sessions are filling right now and you know you need to be there. So climb aboard by going to our website and choosing your one, two or three week session. Guarantee your summer experience here:

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$2,500 in Prizes for Ocean Awareness Essay Contest Plus a Free Week at Whale Camp

. Posted in Marine Science News

How would you like to win $500, $1500 or $2500 plus one Free week at Whale Camp? Our friends at From the Bow Seat are pleased to announce the 2nd annual Ocean Awareness Essay Contest. This year's theme is Sea Animals, Big and Small: Interdependence in Ecosystems.

boy in Bow sprit sit Your adventures at Whale Camp have prepared you for this moment. Whether it was the hours at sea spent searching for the elusive Right Whale or your time spent at the Seal Cove smoke houses learning about fisheries, we know you are prepared for this challenge.

This year participants in the Ocean Awareness Essay Contest may respond to one of two questions, the first asks learners to discuss what the future holds for the Right Whale and the second asks learners to discuss overfishing and the role it has played in the depletion of cod and other fish. Easy questions for any seasoned Whale Camper.

whales 2 The first prize winner will be awarded $2,500 as well as $2,500 for their school's science department. The second place winner will receive $1,500 and third place winner will receive $500. Contest rules can be viewed at From the Bow Seat's website. If you place in the top three you will also win one free week at Whale Camp. Go for it!

Happy writing and make sure to share your tales with us.

$40,000 College Scholarships for Whale Campers

. Posted in Marine Science News

We are very pleased to announce that in recognition of the value of our marine biology camp, the College of the Atlantic 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 Mount Desert Island, Maine, home to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park on the coast of the Gulf of Maine. COA is an innovative institution, whose primary focus is the relationships between humans and the environment and is part of the Eco-League of colleges.


Whale Camp's marine science programs prepare students with a solid background in marine biology and a deeper understanding of Human Ecology. The Whale Camp is a place of discovery and insight; a place where inspiration becomes aspiration. Prepare for your future now by registering  for Whale Camp today. Our online registration is open for the 2012 season.

The scholarships provide a $10,000/year award to any student who has successfully completed a Whale Camp marine science program, has been recommended by the Director of Whale Camp and is accepted by the College of the Atlantic. Student awards are renewed each year contingent upon maintenance of good academic standing.

Many Whale Camp alumni have found the College of the Atlantic a good fit because of similarities in philosophy, purpose and focus. If you are looking for a unique and innovative college experience, take a look at the programs that COA has to offer.  Don't miss out on this great opportunity for this summer and your future.  Register for the Whale Camp marine bioloby session of your choice today.

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