Summer Science Opportunities
I've put together a list of some summer science camp opportunities. I will update it as I get more.

NorthBay's Chesapeake Wilderness Institute
Ages: 12-17
Cost per camper: $350.00

Mission: To provide primitive outdoor school learning based on skill and community development, environmental exploration, structured play, and opportunities for adventure and personal growth through connection to self, others, and our environment in a wilderness setting.

Site Description: On the banks of the Upper Chesapeake Bay lies 2188 acres of land in Elk Neck State Park. As students of the Chesapeake Wilderness Institute, access to this land is available for everyday activities and adventure. Our base camp is situated 150 feet from the Bay with easy access to water and breath taking views. So if you are ready for the challenge of your life, CWI is waiting for you!

For more information please contact Salena Garber ( or Joel Haines (

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CSI: Chesapeake Science Investigators

August 6-9; 4-days, 3-nights
Highly motivated students going into 7th, 8th, or 9th

Horn Point Laboratory is offering a 4-day, 3-night science adventure. Your students’ CSI (Chesapeake Science Investigator) journey will be jam-packed with exciting experiments, field trips, projects, and more and include many fun-filled camp experiences such as canoeing, hiking, campfires, good food and great new friends. We’ll explore the Chesapeake Bay! If you are excited for your students to learn more about the science of the Bay and have an amazing adventure, please contact Nicole Barth We will be accepting applications until June 1 and will be notifying 20 campers of their acceptance by June 15. Click here to download application form (pdf).

The Land And Water Connection
Student Grades: Current 6, 7, 8
Dates: Monday, August 1, 2011 – Friday, August 5, 2011
Number of Students: Goal of 4 from each county (40 maximum). If more than 4 students apply from one county, they may be chosen if maximum attendance levels are not reached for other counties.
Location: Horn Point Environmental Education Center Cambridge, MD
Accommodations / Meals: Participants will sleep in dormitories and meals will be provided in the Dining Hall.
Transportation: To be provided by the student. Arrive at Horn Pt. 9:00 a.m. Monday, pick up at Horn Pt. 9:00 a.m. Friday.
Student Qualifications: Interest in science / environmental issues. Ability to get along with a group in an outdoor setting.
Program Description: Selected middle school students from the Eastern Shore will investigate different uses of the land and their effects on each other, the environment and water quality. Students will take part in a Bay Interest Group conference simulation where participants assume roles for the purpose of identifying Bay issues, developing policies and judging the environmental impacts of the policies. The program will emphasize scientific skills in studying real-life problems. Students will get to visit with marine scientists, foresters, soil scientists, and watermen. They will also see first hand the beauty and wealth the Chesapeake Bay has to offer us.
Tuition: $125 to help cover cost of meals and accommodations. Some counties are offering mini scholarships to cover this cost! (No students paid the full $125 last year!!!)

For more information or an application contact the Dorchester Soil Conservation District. 410-228-3733, ext. 3 or by email at

**Virginia Space Flight Academy**

If you are 11-15 years old, interested in spaceships, aerodynamics, microgravity, robotics, rocket assembly and launching, and weather, then Space Flight Adventure Camp is the place to be this summer!
All programs are a mixture of excitement and fun, with hands-on experiences. Come and meet new friends and enjoy the adventure of learning about space.
Established in 1998, Space Flight Adventure Camps are held near the Wallops Flight Facility, an operational NASA installation located on Virginia’s Eastern Shore and adjacent to Chincoteague Island, a picturesque family vacation destination.
Six co-ed residential camps will be held July through August, for ages 11 to 15. These are all 6 days, 5 nights. Check out the 2012 Sessions link in the sidebar for camp dates and see the Registration page for registration forms and links.
Fasten Your Seat belts and Prepare for Take Off!

As of April 28, 2012, all camp weeks are available