Marine Science Summer Camp Ages 14-18

Led by JU Marine Science faculty, you will be involved with all aspects of investigating marine environments from choosing sampling methodology and sites through monitoring water chemistry, collecting, identifying and enumerating fish and invertebrate species and finally presenting the collected data in graphical format. Gain hands-on experience with standard marine science collection and monitoring equipment, as well as laboratory analysis methods, including working with OCEARCH at JU.

Along with St. Johns Riverkeeper staff, the faculty will be assisted by JU undergraduate marine science majors.

2018 Camps

Week One OCEARCH Week

June 18 – 22, 2018

Overnight Option

8:30a.m. – 4:30p.m., M – F

Extended day: 7:30 a.m. – 6p.m., $50 per week

Campers will participate in fun activities surrounding OCEARCH and sharks. Possible activities may include learning about the North Atlantic White Shark Puzzle, beach clean-ups, shark tooth hunts, and many more marine activities with members of the crew and JU staff.

Week Two River Week

June 25 – 29, 2018

8:30a.m. – 4:30p.m., M – F

Extended day: 7:30 a.m. – 6p.m., $50 per week

Possible field trips include outings to the St. Johns River in downtown Jacksonville, Little Talbot Island, Ft. George Inlet, Matanzas Bay, Huguenot Park, Hannah Park, and Mayport. Activities may include touring Safe Harbor Seafood, kayaking, beach days, a behind-the-scenes trip to the zoo, and many more fun adventures.

The camps are independent and students can attend both camps or either camp.

Daily activities will include lunch in the JU Café and recreational time at the pool.

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Cost is $325 per week (with before and after care provided from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. for an additional $50 fee per week). The overnight option for Week One is $625 for the week.


Limited partial scholarships are available, sponsored by In River or Ocean.

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