2018 Summer Programs for High School Students

Early bird discount until March 1st!! Get $125 off any summer youth program when you register by March 1st! Additional $25 early bird discount available if you register by December 31st (total discount will be $150)

*All Alumni get $100 of their program cost...any time!*

Hurricane Island high school programs help students immerse themselves in our natural world through hands-on exploration and discovery. Our off-the-grid setting is perfect for students to unplug and become better acquainted with the natural world around them. Daily activities will develop students as leaders as they engage in team building, rock climbing and/or sailing adventures.  Students will become an integral part of our sustainable community and will leave the program with memories and friendships that will last a lifetime.

 

High School Island Ecology

Island Ecology (July 8th-14th) - For students entering grades 9-12 in Fall 2018

$1400 - All inclusive of transportation between Rockland and Hurricane Island, housing, meals, snacks, and all programming

This week-long teen science camp is packed with experiential learning adventures along Hurricane Island’s breathtaking coastline, beaches, and trails. Challenge your mind as you explore, think, observe, and ask questions like a trained naturalist and become familiar with the field sampling techniques of island ecologists.

  • Find and forage edible plants to cook your own meal from nature.
  • Learn to identify native and invasive species and how they interact with their environments.
  • Collect data to help researchers learn more about the impact of climate change on the timing of natural events.
  • Practice sustainable living and learn about the systems and technologies that support our Island community, from solar panels to composting.
  • Explore the shores and forests of Hurricane and learn about it all, from microscopic to macroscopic!

Challenge your body by hiking, learning how to row in Penobscot Bay, and learning how to rock climb and rappel on the historic Hurricane Island quarry rock face. Relax in the evening with a pick-up soccer game, sunset hike, a swim off our main pier, or some late-night stargazing.


HS Advanced Marine Biology

Advanced Marine Biology (July 8th - 21st) - For students entering grades 10-12 in Fall 2018

$2500 - All inclusive of transportation between Rockland and Hurricane Island, housing, meals, snacks, and all programming

In this two-week teen science camp, students will explore Hurricane Island’s breathtaking coastline, beaches and trails. In the first week, students will learn to think, observe, and ask questions with an in-depth look at marine biology and the sampling methods scientists use to develop research projects. With the help of our education and research staff, students will spend the second week completing their own independent research project in marine biology, which they will present at a joint symposium with our Sustainability students at the end of their program.

  • Explore all aspects of the marine environment from the intertidal to the water column and discover what excites you.
  • Learn field sampling techniques.
  • Work with experts to design an independent field research project.
  • Develop your own research methods and implement them with support from your instructors and your classmates.
  • Learn how to analyze your data, document your efforts and share your findings with the community.
  • Leave prepared to continue your project on your own at the end of the course or look forward to coming back next year.

Challenge your body by hiking, learning how to row in Penobscot Bay, and learning how to rock climb and rappel on the historic Hurricane Island quarry rock face. Relax in the evening with a pick-up soccer game, sunset hike, a swim off our main pier, or some late-night stargazing.


HS Sustainability Leadership

Sustainability Leadership (August 5th-11th) - For students entering grades 9-12 in Fall 2018

$1400 - All inclusive of transportation between Rockland and Hurricane Island, housing, meals, snacks, and all programming

This week-long teen science camp is packed with experiential learning adventures along Hurricane Island’s breathtaking coastline, beaches, and trails. Challenge your mind as you explore, think, observe, and ask questions, and become familiar with the alternative energy systems and technologies that support our off-the-grid island community.

  • Learn about how we’re using solar power and thermal hot systems as alternative energy sources.
  • Discover edible species through foraging, and participate in the planning and implementation of sustainable food systems.
  • Explore the practical application of constructed wetlands for grey water treatment, and learn about composting toilet systems.
  • Working in small groups, design and install new, sustainable systems to Hurricane Island’s infrastructure

Challenge your body by hiking, learning how to row in Penobscot Bay, and learning how to rock climb and rappel on the historic Hurricane Island quarry rock face. Relax in the evening with a pick-up soccer game, sunset hike, a swim off our main pier, or some late-night stargazing.


High School Marine Biology

Marine Biology (July 29th - August 4th) - For students entering grades 9-12 in Fall 2018

$1400 - All inclusive of transportation between Rockland and Hurricane Island, housing, meals, snacks, and all programming

This week-long teen science camp is packed with experiential learning adventures along Hurricane Island’s breathtaking coastline, beaches, and trails. Challenge your mind as you explore, think, observe, and ask questions like a trained naturalist, and become familiar with the field sampling techniques of marine biologists.

  • Explore and sample the intertidal zone.
  • Build and deploy oceanographic equipment.
  • Participate in current ongoing scientific research on Hurricane Island.
  • Learn about the lobster industry and pull traps.
  • Practice sustainable living andlearn about the systems and technologies that support our Island community, from solar panels to composting.
  • Identify organisms and learn about their adaptations and how they

Challenge your body by hiking, learning how to row in Penobscot Bay, and learning how to rock climb and rappel on the historic Hurricane Island quarry rock face. Relax in the evening with a pick-up soccer game, sunset hike, a swim off our main pier, or some late-night stargazing.


Maine Student Programs

Maine students are eligible for ALL of our programs but we have two special programs just for Maine students that we work with other organizations to design and deliver. Check out these opportunities below!

Women of the Sea (WOTS)

Women Of The Sea (WOTS; July 14th-28th) - For Maine young women entering grades 9-12 in Fall 2018

$1950 - All inclusive of transportation between Rockland, Boothbay Harbor, and Hurricane Island, housing, meals, snacks, and all programming.

FINANCIAL AID IS AVAILABLE! Please use this form for all WOTS financial aid requests.

This program is an integrated two-week STEM-based marine biology and sailing program for Maine High School young women and offered jointly through the Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership and the Boothbay Sea and Science Center. The lucky 12 participants will spend two weeks learning about oceanography, marine biology, maritime history, sustainability, marine technology, marine debris, etc. on Hurricane Island and aboard a sailing vessel. Students will be split into 2 groups of 6, each experiencing one week of programming on Hurricane Island and the other week learning aboard Vela, a 50-foot gaff headed sloop, that will travel between Boothbay Harbor and Hurricane Island. Students will spend 2 days on Hurricane Island in the middle of the program for team building and leadership programming. The program will culminate in a community presentation of student findings at BSSC. One of the goals of this program is to foster environmental awareness in the participants and encourage them to return to their homes and schools as advocates and leaders for continued education, research, and collaboration.

This program was created with the intention of creating a long-lasting and broad-reaching program that focuses on providing Maine young women with STEM experiences. Take your summer experience to the next level with learning and adventure at-sea with other young women who share your passion and excitement about the world around them! 


Penobscot Bay Leadership Collaborative (PBLC)

The Apprenticeshop, the Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership (HICSL), and the Hurricane Island Outward Bound School (HIOBS) have united around a shared vision: to foster the development of character and inspire a curiosity for science and craftsmanship for midcoast Maine youth. Through hands on engagement in seamanship, science and sailing we hope to inspire innovation, curiosity and develop leadership that will have a lasting impact in the community.

The program is open to rising 8th and 9th grade male and female students in the Midcoast region, from Waldoboro to Northport.  Students from out of this target region are encouraged to apply, and we will place them on a waitlist. If there are course spots available after May 15, 2018 we will open them up to waitlisted students.    

Please contact Phoebe Jekielek at phoebe@hurricaneisland.net or 207-867-6050 with questions.

PBLC Girls Crew Schedule, June 25th - July 8th, $2500

  • June 25 - 27 = At the Apprenticeshop (participants will camp at HIOBS Wheeler Bay and take a van to/from the Apprenticeshop daily)

  • June 28 - July 1 = on Hurricane Island with HICSL

  • July 2 - 8 = on boats with HIOBS (depart Hurricane Island and travel to Wheeler Bay for course end)

 

PBLC Boys Crew Schedule, July 16th - 29th, $2500

  • July 16 - 18 = At the Apprenticeshop (participants will camp at HIOBS Wheeler Bay and take a van to/from the Apprenticeshop daily)

  • July 19 - 22 = on Hurricane Island with HICSL

  • July 23 - 29 = on boats with HIOBS (depart Hurricane Island and travel to Wheeler Bay for course end)