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Camp Orbit

This two-week program is an extension of Camp Launch and is designed to provide 6 Camp Launch alumni with an opportunity to participate in hands-on research and mentorship with a W&M or VIMS professor. Rising 11th and 12th grade students in Camp Orbit will have research experience in a lab, as well as participate in workshops on applying and transitioning to college, attend STEM-related field trips, and get to know local college students. Camp Orbit will be held July 14 - 27th and housing will be provided in W&M residence halls.

If you are a Camp Launch Alumni and are interested in joining us for Camp Orbit, please complete follow the link to the research track you would like to apply for.

Geology Track:

Students who are working with W&M geologists will study how global warming that happened three million years ago affected fossil seashells.

Camp Orbit Geology Track Application

VIMS Track:

Students who are collaborating with VIMS marine scientists might work on a range of different projects - including how to restore and farm oysters, how beaches or wetlands form, how to forecast the severity of low-oxygen dead zones, how to assess pollution and disease risk, and how global change is affected coastal species and ecosystems.

Camp Orbit VIMS Track Application

We look forward to spending another great summer with you!