Observe whales, dolphins, seals, and puffins in their natural habitat. Explore an island unlike any other. The Whale Camp is dedicated to providing marine biology programs focused on the Bay of Fundy and Atlantic Canada. This engaging, hands-on learning environment promotes understanding of marine science, connection with the natural world, and a one-of-a-kind camp experience!
Some camps just capture the imagination, and this is one of them. Go to New Brunswick to live with like-minded people, learning from experts, and having daily, face-to-face experiences with some of the most majestic, inspiring animals on the planet. Who wouldn’t love that? Amy Lorenz and Cailin Burmaster lead Whale Camp’s educational program, and both bring armloads of academic expertise and insight, as well as a wealth of experience leading field research and educational programs. Lorenz’s master’s research focused on creating opportunities to engage students in science. Burmaster has done extensive fieldwork in marine biology and oceanography. It’s the real deal, from top to bottom. Kids who attend the camp get to experience the world, and whales, and they do that aboard a working research vessel, participating in data collection and analysis. That said, working alongside people who are so engaged in curiosity, science, and dedication can be as inspiring as it is life changing. Yes, there are whales, but camp is about relationships, something that Whale Camp offers in abundance.
Cailin Burmaster, Director
Cailin Burmaster leads Whale Camp’s educational program with focus on marine biology field experiences. Cailin brings knowledge from her studies and fieldwork in marine biology and oceanography, along with years of experiential education. Their passion is leading diverse staff and students to explore marine science and make lifelong connections with each other and the natural world.
More details about accommodations: We have two dorms, which are divided into rooms of 4-6 campers. The dorms are heated and have hot water. A dorm leader will stay in the same building but in a separate room should your camper need any assistance during the evening or overnight.
Are meals provided? Yes
Is The Whale Camp technology free? Yes
No cell phones, iPads, etc. Digital cameras encouraged!
More details about property: A lovely 12-acre property with its own private beach. An open field and lots of space for activities, including soccer, ultimate frisbee, capture-the-flag, yoga, and other camp favourites!
Cost: $1,450 to $1,700 USD /week
|Deposit required with acceptance||Yes|
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March 31, 2020
COVID-19 update and planning for summer
At this point, we still plan to run our summer programs! We will monitor the spread of COVID-19 and continue to keep our website up-to-date.... Read More
December 31, 2019
New decade, new right whale calves!
The end of 2019 brought big news: The first right whale calf of the season was sighted with its mother off the coast of Georgia in December.... Read More