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Shipwreck Camp 2017

Sponsored by the Leonard Gelfand STEM Center

Science and Exploration For Youth Ages 12-15
Weekdays, July 10 through July 21, 2017
9:30a.m. – 3:30p.m.

Join us for a virtual adventure to find a shipwreck in Lake Erie! Inspired by the research and exploration of Dr. Robert Ballard, father of the JASON Project, the Immersion Presents Program, and finder of the wreckage of the Titanic, this camp will engage campers in field science and exploration weekdays from 9:30a.m. – 3:30p.m. (times may vary, depending on event planned) starting Monday, July 10, 2017.

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See a Few Other Activities From Shipwreck Camp 2013

The Gelfand STEM Center offers Shipwreck Camp 2017 for youth ages 12-15 to virtually find shipwrecks in Lake Erie. For more information, call 216-368-5075. Cost of this two week day camp is $530 which includes a non-refundable $25 application fee.

campers will:
*read novels related to exploration
*meet local experts
*build remotely operated vehicles for underwater exploration
*conduct the research necessary to find a wreck in Lake Erie
*use the tools of a scientist, conduct field research
*embrace the history of the Great Lakes region
*immerse themselves in an introduction to SCUBA and snorkeling
*develop navigational skills on land and water
*discover what weather contributes to shipwrecks in the Great Lakes
*develop a plan and find a wreck
*share discoveries

Campers will have their experiences at Case Western Reserve University and other sites throughout the camp (e.g. Cleveland Lakefront State Park) Each camper must be at least 12 years old, or, not older than 15 by the start of camp on July 10, 2017.

Campers should be in good health, be able to get into and out of small or large boats and, at minimum, not be afraid of water, insects, boats, the out of doors. Swimming skills are advantageous but not required. Familiarity with internet searches and computer skills in Microsoft Office software packages are helpful in compiling reports and building expedition plans. Students will be working in teams and some activities will be photographed or video taped.

Cost of this two week inquiry based camp is $530.  A $25 non-refundable application fee is included in this cost. This camp fee covers the cost of a daily lunch. 2017 Shipwreck Camp Application (PDF)

For more information and an application, call the Leonard Gelfand STEM Center at Case at 216-368-5075, by e-mail:

Shipwreck Camp 2016
Leonard Gelfand STEM Center
Case Western Reserve University
Guilford House 412
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7158