Ocean Discovery Camp

The health and safety of our students, staff, and their families is our top priority. We have made the difficult decision to suspend in-person camps this summer and transition the majority of the camps to an online, virtual format. This camp will now be offered as an online program.

We are excited to offer this camp in this new format. Our instructors are working hard to create a fun and engaging camp in a virtual environment. We look forward to having you join us this summer!

For our currently registered students, we will be contacting you directly via e-mail to confirm your intention to remain in the virtual camp. We will also begin processing full refunds for all Residential, Extended Day, and Lunch Voucher Fees.

If you have questions about the new virtual camps, contact us at questions@georgiacenter.uga.edu.

Summer academy registration is now open!
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The Ocean Discovery Camp offers a unique virtual approach to marine science and ocean conservation issues. Each day will have a different ocean-related theme and is filled with tons of aquatic fun, including virtual fields trips, designed to promote scientific literacy and understanding of the role that healthy oceans play in conservation. Students will gain new appreciation for the ocean and its ecosystems through virtual exploration, projects, and crafts. This camp is offered at a reduced fee due to a grant for Marine Sciences education.

Ages: 11-14

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Course Date:
Monday, June 1, 2020 to Friday, June 5, 2020
Course Date Info:

Online camp will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.


Camp - $280

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 Coordinator for ECOGIG (Ecosystem Impacts of Oil and Gas Inputs to the Gulf) a research group based at the University of Georgia in the Marine Science Department. She has a M.S. in environmental and 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. Emily is the co-founder of the Ocean Discovery Camp and this will be her fifth year as an instructor.

Jessica Colquitt is a third year biology teacher at Cedar Shoals High School in Athens, Georgia. She has a Bachelor's degree in biology and a minor in chemistry. She earned a Master's degree in special education from Liberty University. Jessica believes that students learn best when they are experiencing hands-on learning in a lab setting. This belief is what attracted her to the Ocean Discovery Camp and this will be her second year as an instructor.

Ashley Osborne has been an elementary school teacher for 10 years and currently teaches at an elementary school in Ila, Georgia. She is also a former soccer coach and loves sports. Her degree is in special education with a specialization in science. She is very excited about the opportunity to work with students in this area of discovery. This is Ashley’s first year as a Summer Academy instructor.

What you need for camp/program: 

Our staff takes great care to provide everything your child needs for their camp’s specific needs. Please look for the camp outline for required program supplies in your parent information e-mail sent four weeks before your camp.