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Society, Environment, and the Sea: Reading the Currents of Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands

Program Dates 2014 
August 3-August 17, 2014

Deposit and Program Fee


Students are required to provide a $500 non-refundable program deposit by June 1st  to book necessary logistics and ensure your position in the program.  The remaining full payment of  $4,200 must be submitted in full no later than July 15th.  All checks should be made out to Washington College and should clearly state for “Puget Sound Summer Program.”  All checks should be sent to office Center for Environment & Society, Attn: Mike Hardesty.  Program administrators will work closely with you on arranging travel plans to and from site. 




You are responsible for travel to Gig Harbor, WA.  These costs are NOT included in your program fees. The nearest airport is Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac).  The Bremerton-Kitsap Airporter shuttle service runs regularly from Sea-Tac to the Inn at Gig Harbor where crew members will be available to pick you up and bring you to the boat. All final travel plans will be confirmed with team leaders in July before the trip. 


Equipment List


-Small flashlight or headlamp

-Spiral bound notebook and pens/pencils

-Sleeping bag

-Comfortable shoes/boots for hiking

-Rubber boots/strap-on sandals/old sneakers for walking in the water

-Bathing suit


-Water bottle

-Small daypack


-Lightweight raingear

-Sunglasses and hat

-Fleece or sweatshirt




August is typically a wonderful time of year to spend in the Pacific Northwest. Temperatures during the day will range from 70-85 degrees, but you should be prepared for cool evenings in the 50-60 degree range.  Additionally, you should be prepared for spending time on deck while underway, which may require a wool sweater or fleece jacket. 


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