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Salish Sea Sciences
Friday Harbor, Washington

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360 622-9883
505 Spring Street
Friday Harbor, Washington 98250

P.O. Box 326
Friday Harbor, WA 98250


TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Salish Sea Sciences offers 26-day and 14-day immersive adventures for motivated students ages 14-18. In partnership with the University of Washington Friday Harbor Laboratories and a host of local scientific and cultural organizations, students learn what it takes to be effective collaborators with working professionals, including extended maritime expeditions exploring the San Juan Islands and the great inland ocean called the Salish Sea.

Music/Band, Computers, Math, Science, Technology, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Participation In Ongoing Scientific Field & Lab Research Projects, Audio Field Recordings & Music Production, & Scientific Diving.

TOP WASHINGTON SUMMER CAMP: Salish Sea Sciences is a Top Summer Camp located in Friday Harbor Washington offering many fun and enriching camp programs.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located 70 miles north of Seattle, WA in the town of Friday Harbor the beautiful San Juan Islands.

CAMP FACILITIES: We have a large, green campus in town with new dormitory with full kitchen and dining facilities. We are affiliated with the University of Washington Friday Harbor Laboratories, located on a 484-acre biological preserve.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Salish Sea Sciences: Field & Lab Science is a 26-day residential program in marine science and maritime ecology operated in conjunction with the University of Washington Friday Harbor Laboratories, the SeaDoc Society, the US National Parks Service, and Northwest Maritime Center. Activities include interactions with scientists, data-collection on the FH Labs' research vessel Centennial, a 5-day/4-night longboat voyage, and exposure to an array of research disciplines, projects, methodologies, and data sets in a variety of island habitats and lab settings. A typical day might include data collection with FH Labs or US National Parks investigators and lessons in scientific drawing and data analysis. Most evenings, contributing scientists and participants come together for conversation and presentations over a home-cooked dinner.

Starting this summer, Salish Seas Sciences will offer a 14-day scientific diving course designed specifically for high school divers who already have their recreational certification. Upon completion of all requirements, students will be certified as an American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) Scientific Diver and can receive Verification of Training at their present and future institutions. Diving course students will reside with a cohort of Salish Sea Sciences students, investigators, and instructors participating in related programs.
cology & Conservation is an intensive two-week immersion into environmental science, marine ecology, and conservation operated in conjunction with the University of Washington Friday Harbor Laboratories, the SeaDoc Society, the US National Parks Service, Friends of the San Juans, SMU Consulting/University of St. Andrews, Kaigani Voyaging/Wayfinders, and the Whale Museum.

Ecology & Conservation is an intensive two-week immersion into environmental science, marine ecology, and conservation operated in conjunction with the University of Washington Friday Harbor Laboratories, the SeaDoc Society, the US National Parks Service, Friends of the San Juans, SMU Consulting/University of St. Andrews, Kaigani Voyaging/Wayfinders, and the Whale Museum.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Limited sponsorships may be available; please contact us to learn more.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): End of session picnic July 17th

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: A semester school is planned for Fall 2020. Please contact us to learn more about this exciting new opportunity for high school juniors. For more information, see Our Camp Website Link:

OTHER CAMP INFO: Students may request a written evaluation, grade, and course description. Ask your high school how to get academic credit for marine field/lab research and leadership skills.

Field & Lab Science
June 21—July 17, $5,900
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The Acoustic Session
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Scientific Diving
July 19—August 2, $3,900
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Additional fees may apply. Contact us to learn more.

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