2018 Summer Programs

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*To receive Alumni or Referral discounts, please email programs@hurricaneisland.net before registering.

The Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership provides extraordinary opportunities to discover what it takes to make a difference in the world - as students, scientists, citizens, and leaders! Sitting 12 miles off the coast of Rockland, Maine, this beautiful off-the-grid community is an ideal setting for middle and high school programs in science, sustainability, and leadership. Our hands-on one or two week summer programs invite students to immerse themselves in the natural world, challenging them to explore and ask questions like trained naturalists in marine and terrestrial ecosystems. Programs are small (with a maximum of 12 students) and are led by trained field scientists and educators, providing a level of instructor expertise and maturity you won’t find in other summer experiences.  No day is complete without hiking, swimming, sailing, or rock climbing. Come participate in our field science and leadership programs and make memories and friendships that last a lifetime!

There is time during our programs for participants to:

  • Take an icy plunge into the Atlantic Ocean
  • Row in gigs to explore Penobscot Bay
  • Go rock climbing and rappel off a 60-foot granite quarry cliff face
  • View the sun setting over Rockland harbor
  • Enjoy personal time to journal and reflect

Middle School - Entering Grades 7-8 in 2018

  • Island Ecology (July 22nd - 28th, 2018)

  • Marine Biology (August 12th - 18th, 2018)

High School - Entering Grades 9-12 in 2018

  • Advanced Marine Biology (July 8th - 21st, 2018) ***ONLY FOR STUDENTS ENTERING GRADES 10-12 in 2018

  • Island Ecology (July 8th - 14th, 2018)

  • Women of the Sea (July 14th-28th, 2018 - Saturday start, Maine High School young women)

  • Marine Biology (July 29th - August 4th, 2018)

  • Sustainability Leadership (August 5th - 11th, 2018)

Click on the Middle and High School links above to learn more about our individual courses. Registration will open November 15th.