Maybe you have an aspiring scientist on your hands? Treat them to the Acadia Institute of Oceanography in Seal Harbor, Maine. They will get the chance to study tidal pools and salt marshes, go snorkeling and whale watching, and explore marine-science careers.
Seal Harbor, Maine; First session, June 15; for ages 10-19; Overnight campers only; $995 for one week, $2,100 for two weeks; 800-375-0058; acadiainstitute.com
Text by Juliet Pennington for The Boston Globe; Photo by Barry Chin/ Globe Staff