Academic Camp for Budding Ocean Scientists Who Love to Learn, Completing Grades 4-8 

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Announcement: Sea Camp will not be running in 2024. 

Though we love Sea Camp and our campers, we've faced a number of organizational challenges in recent years, and have decided that during 2024 we will not be facilitating Sea Camp. If you are a parent or guardian looking for a summer camp for your nature-loving child, you may want to consider OMSI's Camp Gray: https://omsi.edu/camp-gray/

 


How do I apply for Sea Camp?

Before Starting an Application

Note that space is limited for Sea Camp and after all spots are taken, we have a waitlist. If you have registered/applied for any other of our programs within the past 4 years, you will log in under the same credentials. If you are a new student to Sea Camp or anything else that we offer, please use an email address that you will check often as this will be the email address Sea Camp will use when notifying students of their application, payment information, updates and reminders. Please do not use student school emails as sometimes those accounts are deactivated over the summer. 

When you return to the system, press the 'Account Login' button and enter in your log in credentials. If you have forgotten your login credentials, press 'Account Login,' then 'Forgot Your Password?' If you have futher trouble with the system, please send us an email: youthprograms@sou.edu 

Complete Applications Include:

  1. 100% completion of Application. Please note: Staff will not review applications if there is missing information. A complete application includes all of the components listed below. Please be certain the essay/student statement is complete.
    1. Essay Prompt: What are you hoping to discover at Sea Camp? (400-500 words)
  2. Most recent report card with at least a 3.4 GPA or equivalent in whatever form your school reports progress at school. If you have not received a spring report card yet, a fall report card will be adequate. Please upload this into the appropriate spot in the application. 

Who is Sea Camp for?

Are you interested in the sea, wildlife creatures, and ocean plants? How does this ecosystem all work together, and how does it benefit us? Then Sea Camp is for you! Sea Camp is for budding scientists completing grades 4-8

What will Sea Camp look like in 2023? 

Sea Camp is expanding its horizons north, to Newport, Oregon! Sea Camp is a residential camp held at the Oregon coast in the town of Newport along the Central Coast, four and a half hours from Ashland. Students board the Sea Camp vans in Ashland (or meet-up at several stops in between) and travel to the coast. They spend the next 2 and a half days and three nights exploring the wonders of the marine and estuarine environments by hiking, observing marine mammals and taking classes in marine biology at Camp Gray in Newport, Oregon. Activities will take place in the community and natural parks of Newport. Students will have hands-on experiences and adventure! Camp Staff and Counselors with backgrounds in Education will lead activities and workshops. Plus you will have fun on the beach - think roasting marshmallows and giant sand castles!

Tuition for Sea Camp

Tuition for 2023 is $640. Tuition includes room, food, instruction, activities, supervision and transportation. We offer tuition assistance for students who demonstrate financial need. Awards are are generally up to 25% off/$150 off but more funding may be available in any given year. Applications for tuition assistance are located within the application. 

About Sea Camp

Sea Camp of Oregon was first established in 1997 with the goal of offering students a hands-on experience in marine biology and science. Southern Oregon University Youth Programs and various partners have worked together to create a enrichment experience where students can learn more about the wonders of our oceans and coastlines. 

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