" was amazing. The staff was so present and energetic for all of the kids. It ALMOST did not feel online!!"


"...each day was something new. I was interested to see how engaged she would be for that long of time, but the breaks with specific activities worked beautifully. What a well thought out program."


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Girls in Ocean Science

Girls in Ocean Science Summer Camp

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Marine Conservation Summer Camp

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