Contact Marinequest

(910) 962-2640



2017 Application Form (coming Fall 2016)


Program Information

Cancellation Policy | PDF

Payment Plan | PDF


residential information

MarineQuest Airline Information

The MarineQuest staff is more than happy to pick-up and drop-off students at Wilmington International Airport at no cost. An airline request form is required (see above link for more details).

Residential FAQ's

• Linens are provided - DO NOT bring sheets, pillows, and blankets. . 

• Laundry facilities are available at no cost - bring detergent

• No electronic equipment (other than cell phones) is allowed.

 You will receive a Welcome Packet with detailed information on what to bring after registering.

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Sea Sports Science Olympiad: Ages 11-14

Must have completed 5th grade and turn 11 by June 1st

Spend a week diving into ocean sports and preparing for the upcoming Science Olympiad season. Snorkel, surf, kayak and boogie board your way to scientific principles that can help you successfully compete in Olympiad events such as bridges, dynamic planet, meteorology, fossils, road scholar and crave the wave. Each morning you will be out in the field using sea sports to gain information that can help you with that day's specific event. Afternoons will be devoted to building, practicing and competing. This camp is sure to be a gold medal winner!

Field excursions include:

  • Going to the beach, marsh, intracoastal waterway, fouling station, coquina outcrop, and Center for Marine Science.

Highlights include:

  • kayaking in the intracoastal waterway; boogie board oceanography; shallow water snorkeling to observe coastal erosion; improve your map skills; learn how to use GPS; use weather instruments; try surfing; gain practice in at 6 science olympiad events.

 Program Dates and Tuition

Day of Week:

Sunday / Monday - Friday


8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Friday pick up/final presentation at 12:30 p.m.
Residential students must arrive on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. while commuting students join the program Monday at 8:00 a.m.

Staff / Student Ratio:

Location: UNCW Campus
Summer 2017 Dates:


Commuter Tuition: TBD
Residential Tuition: TBD
Gender: Co-ed

Program Application & Registration

You must register by 5:00 p.m. the Wednesday before your program is to begin.

Before completing your application, please review the Cancellation Policy | PDFand the expected MarineQuest Student Code of Conduct | PDF.

To complete the teacher recommendation, please have your teacher click here (link coming Fall 2016) to submit their recommendation.

Please Note: A completed application does not register you for your program. All applications will first be reviewed by the MarineQuest Staff and upon acceptance, you will receive an e-mail explaining the next step in the registration process.

Still have questions? Check out our FAQ page.
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