We are so excited to bring teens out here that have an interest in marine biology and sea turtles, to really encourage and teach them how much fun marine science can be, and show them what a difference they can make as an individual.
Wrightsville Beach, NC (PRWEB) May 26, 2010
Sea Turtle Camp, a Wilmington, North Carolina based marine science camp for teens, is currently holding registration for their six and eleven day overnight sessions. The summer camps are open to teens ages thirteen to seventeen years old and include hands-on experiences to help build the fundamentals of marine biology education and awareness, ocean conservation, and sea turtle protection and preservation.
Sea Turtle Camp was founded by Jen Civelli and Jean Beasley with the mission of empowering young adults to be proactive and take ownership of their environment by immersing them in the world of marine biology through fun, hands-on, feet-wet experiential education. The southeastern coast of North Carolina is a popular nesting site for loggerhead sea turtles, as well as four other species of sea turtles. Students at Sea Turtle Camp will spend time volunteering at the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital in Topsail Island, N.C. There they will earn at least twenty hours of community service while caring for rehabilitating sea turtles, learning about their individual needs, habits, and turtlenalities (turtle personalities).
In addition to their time at the Sea Turtle Hospital, campers will go for sunrise sea turtle nest spotting walks, stand watch for night time sea turtle nests and hatchings, become aquarists for a day at the N.C. Aquarium, go eco-kayaking, take a surf lesson and explore the diverse marine ecology of the southeastern North Carolina coast. This marine biology camp is ideal for students who are interested in sea turtles and marine life, who love the outdoors, and who are excited for a unique, hands-on learning experience over summer vacation.
Founder Jen Civelli remarks, "We are so excited to bring teens out here that have an interest in marine biology and sea turtles to really encourage and teach them how much fun marine science can be, and show them what a difference they can make as an individual. Sea Turtle Camp strives to show teens how they can have fun and be hard-working at the same time, all while giving back to the greater good of our environment."
Summer camp sessions for Sea Turtle Camp are still available for both the six and eleven day overnight camps taking place in June and July 2010. Campers can sign up online at http://www.SeaTurtleCamp.com/northcarolina.asp or by calling 910-686-4611.
For more information, visit http://www.SeaTurtleCamp.com.