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Environment, Climate and Ocean (ECO) Camp is an instructional camp for students entering grades 7 through 12, focusing on the atmospheric, oceanic, and biogeochemical processes at work in the Delaware Bay.

From their official website, which you can check out for more information

Camp academic activities include classroom instruction, discussions, lectures and visits to modern oceanographic/atmospheric laboratories, as well as field excursions for sampling and exploration.

Students will gain an understanding of sea breeze, tides, habitat loss, species adaptation, saltwater marsh filtration,  sediment transport, beach erosion due to storm activity and the use of robotics in a marine environment. The camp will also address regional/local climate change, mitigation/adaptation opportunities, local impacts and strategies, and alternative energy. Information about UD program offerings will also be included.

ECO Camp is run jointly by the College of Earth, Ocean and Environment and SMArtSummer, a program of Cab Calloway School of the Arts and The Charter School of Wilmington.


July 31-August 4, 2023

This one-week residential camp explores the coastal marine environment. Observe the coastal waterways by kayak. Catch croakers and pipefish with a seine net. Get muddy with the crabs in the Great Salt Marsh north of Lewes. If you’re lucky, you may even catch a dogfish in a trawl net!

This camp gets you outside, experiencing Delaware’s marine environment like a scientist.

Senior Camp:

Ages — Rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders

Location — UD’s Lewes Campus

Look for more information and a link to registration in February.

Junior Camp:

Ages — Rising 7th, 8th and 9th graders

Location — UD’s Lewes campus

Look for more information and a link to registration in February.

Registration is by program and age. Links will be embedded in the descriptions above. For more information, please contact Dr. Dana Veron at or 1-302-831-4842.