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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 10-14, 2023

This one-week day camp focuses on the technology used to study and protect our environment. Build your own underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) then test it in a team competition that simulates saving sea turtles in an oil spill. Learn about beach erosion during storms through the use of digital photography taken by drones. Build a LEGO quadcopter and test your piloting skills.

Senior Camp

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

Location — UD’s Newark Campus

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

Junior Camp

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

Location — Cab Calloway School of the Arts in Wilmington and UD’s Newark 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.