UNC Coastal Studies Institute (UNC CSI) will offer seven summer experiences in 2017 for students 10 – 15 years old. These day camps combine STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) concepts with fun, hands-on activities to keep campers exploring and learning while having a great summer experience. Students will snorkel, kayak, collect species data by seining, trawling and hook-and-line fishing, study plankton in the lab, engineer ocean exploring equipment, and experience many other fun educational activities. Camp begins at 9:00 am and ends at 3:30 at UNC CSI campus, and all camps are $250 except for Science and SCUBA and include t-shirts, water bottles and snacks. There are a variety of camps experiences that focus on everything from Art to SCUBA diving.
Surf Science Camp: June 12 – 16, 2017
Coastal Science Camp: Exploring Estuaries: June 19 – 23, 2017
This camp targets 8 to 13 years old who will explore the ecosystems of the Outer Banks through data collection and scientific experiments. This camp is an introduction to the type of scientific research taking place in northeastern North Carolina and campers will venture out into the local ecosystems to explore, investigate and play in the amazing aquatic systems we have in northeastern North Carolina through the use of kayaks, a pontoon boat, snorkeling and fishing. Camps begin at UNC CSI at 9am and end at 3:30pm.
Surf Science Camp: July 10 -14, 2017
Coastal Science Camp: Marine Science: July 17 – 21, 2017
Marine Science camp targets students 10 – 15 and explores concepts in Geology, Oceanography and Biology. Students will explore local systems and participate in their own research projects. Students will monitor population of fish and crabs through traps, nets and hook and line fishing. Campers will have lots of fun collecting data in the marsh, estuary or ocean, and will also have time in the lab testing and using multimedia to document their work. Camps begin at UNC CSI at 9am and end at 3:30pm .
Science and SCUBA Camp: July 24-28, 2017
Science and SCUBA Camp targets students who are interested in obtaining their NAUI dive certification while also being introduced to SCUBA as a tool for science. This camp will partner with Roanoke Island Outfitters to provide SCUBA instruction for students to earn a lifetime certification. Campers will take classes, explore techniques, and if they pass all requirements, will leave camp with a NAUI SCUBA Certification. Campers will also explore local ecosystems, snorkel and gain valuable insight into the work of scientists and local ecosystems.
Art and Science Camp: July 31 – August 4, 2017
Art and Science Camp will provide creative 10 – 15 year olds the unique experience of focusing on the wonder of our natural world, and using that to create art pieces through a variety of methods. Students 10 – 15 will explore ecosystems on the Outer Banks and will use these experiences to stimulate thinking about how art can be used to display science, and the beauty of the system seen through a scientist’s eyes. Students will have an opportunity to paint, sculpt, draw and create.
Coastal Science: Shipwrecks: August 7 – 11, 2017
Shipwrecks camp targets students 10 – 15 years old who are interested shipwrecks, the unique boats and history of the Outer Banks, navigation, knot tying, and exploring. This camp will focus on getting students outside onto our beaches and sounds to investigate all things nautical on the Outer Banks, which will include boat building, shipwrecks, and WWII battles. Students will learn techniques for finding, mapping and identifying shipwrecks. This camp will include some snorkeling and opportunities to explore in water environments.
The day camps begin and end at UNC CSI each day, but campers will visit many areas of the Outer Banks by van, boat or kayak.
UNC CSI summer day camps combine STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) education with fun, hands-on activities that will keep campers exploring and investigating amazing ecosystems. Students will snorkel, kayak, collect species data by seining, trawling and hook and line fishing, study plankton in the lab, engineer ocean exploring equipment, and experience many other fun educational activities.
UNC CSI is also working in partnership with Jennette’s Pier to offer Surf and Science Camp June 12 – 16 and July 10 – 14, 2017. These camps will focus on oceanography concepts and wave characteristics as participants learn to surf. Registration for this camp begins on March 7. Please visit Jennette’s Pier’s website to register: www.ncaquariums.com/jennettes-pier.