Ocean Discovery Camp

The Ocean Discovery Camp offers a unique hands-on approach to marine science and ocean conservation issues. Each day will have a different ocean-related theme and is filled with aquatic fun designed to promote scientific literacy and understanding of the role that healthy oceans play in conservation. Students will learn about the technology and tools used in marine science research and experience the thrill of scientific discovery through hands-on exploration, projects, and crafts. This camp is offered at a reduced fee due to a grant for Marine Sciences education.

Ages: 11-14

Course Number:


Course Date:
Monday, June 10, 2019 to Friday, June 14, 2019
Course Date Info:

Day and Overnight Options Available
Extended Day available until 5:30pm
Overnight students check-in on Sunday night at residence hall

UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
United States
Location Info:

Overnight students will check in at the residence hall on Sunday evening and check out on Saturday morning. Day students will check in on Monday morning between 8-8:30am. Early drop off is available between 7:30-8:00am. Classrooms are located around campus, and students may travel by foot, bus or university vehicle to get to classrooms or other camp activities. More details will be available in your confirmation email and in the welcome email sent out three weeks before camp begins.


Day Camp - $280

  • Optional Extended Day until 5:30pm - $35

Overnight Camp - $760

The Ocean Discovery camp is designed to accommodate both absolute beginners and students with some marine sciences knowledge, and all are encouraged to attend.


Emily Davenport is the Education and Outreach Specialist for ECOGIG (Ecosystem Impacts of Oil and Gas Inputs to the Gulf) a research group based at the University of Georgia established after the Deepwater Horizon accident that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. She has a M.S. in environmental/marine science from Western Washington University and spent several weeks at sea for her research. She also has a deep love for the ocean and all the amazing creatures that exist there. Ms. Davenport is the co-founder of the Ocean Discovery Camp and this will be her fourth year as an instructor.

What you need for camp/program: 

This camp has the opportunity to use the labs in our start-of-the art Science Learning Center. They have strict dress code requirements for individuals using their facilities which we must follow. Students will be required to wear long pants and closed toed shoes during the academic camp day during this week. A more detailed list of supplies needed for your camp program will be emailed to you three weeks before camp begins.