Oceanography Camp for Girls

Oceanography Camp for Girls

Welcome to OCG Girls Camp

Camp dates June 6 – June 23, 2022

2022 Camper applications will open January 15th. 

Due to the nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, camp dates are subject to change or the camp may be moved to a virtual format. We are cautiously optimistic that we will have an in-person camp this summer.

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OCG is an annual 3-week summer ocean science exploration program for young women in Pinellas County, hosted by the College of Marine Science at the University of South Florida. Our mission is to inspire and motivate young women entering high school to consider career opportunities in the sciences. OCG provides hands-on, real-world experiences in both laboratory and field environments. Professors, research scientists, and graduate students at USF provide scientific mentoring, while alumni campers serve as peer mentors to “new” campers while enhancing their own communication and leadership skills. Under the interdisciplinary umbrella of oceanography, participants are directly involved in disciplines in which women and minorities are most often underrepresented: chemistry, geology, physics, engineering and mathematics.

Learn more about the spirit, experience, and philosophy of our camp from these videos: