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    Summer Programs at Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership

    Summer Programs at Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: United States
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: July, August
    • Session Length: One Week, Two Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: STEM
    • Sub-Categories: Marine Biology, STEM, Preserving the Environment, Environmental Science
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
    • Credit Awarded: No
    • Call: (207) 867-6050
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    Hurricane Island programs embed students in experiences that leverage the art and practices of science as tools for leadership and social change. Through personal and group explorations, students explore their own strengths as transformative leaders who can address the sustainability challenges facing our world today.

    Spend a week on Hurricane Island, a beautiful, 125-acre, off-the-grid island in Penobscot Bay! Our popular week-long summer programs for middle and high school students are packed with hands-on activities that help students to think, observe, and ask questions like trained naturalists, develop leadership skills, immerse themselves in the natural history and ecology unique to the island, and connect and learn from their peers, forming friendships and sharing laughs both while they learn and relax on Hurricane Island. And there's all the fun you'd expect being on an island in Maine.

    • Lobstering on Penobscot Bay
    • Hiking, swimming, star gazing
    • Rock climbing and rappelling in an old granite quarry
    • Drawing, sculpture, building, and creative problem solving

    We encourage interested students to sign up for any or all of the programs listed below and improve their skills as a naturalist, observer, and recorder of change in our natural world. Join the Hurricane Island Community today!

    Program Options

    • Middle School
      • Island Ecology
        • July 10-15 or August 14-19
      • Marine Ecology
        • July 10-15 or August 14-19
    • High School
      • Island Ecology
        • July 17-22
      • Marine Ecology
        • July 17-22
      • Art & Marine Science
        • July 24-29
      • Advanced Marine Science (Entering 10th-12th grade)
        • July 24-August 2
      • Sustainability Leadership
        • August 7-12
      • Women of Water
        • August 7-19 (subject to changes)

    Cost and Session Information



    Non-Refundable Deposits

    In order to hold your spot in the program, Hurricane Island requires a non-refundable deposit at the time of registration. For our Youth Summer Programs, the non-refundable deposit is 10% of the total cost of the course.


    Final Payments

    All programs must be paid in full 45 days prior to the start of the program to maintain your spot in the program.

    If payments are not made in full by that date, HIF reserves the right to refund all payments made to date, minus the non-refundable deposit, and make your spot available to another participant.


    Cancellation and Refunds

    If your program is cancelled, we will refund you all payments made to date, including the deposit.If you cancel your enrollment prior to program start:

    45 days or more: HICSL will retain your deposit and refund all other payments

    15-44 days: You will be refunded 50% of your program cost

    14 days or less: No refund issued