Registration Information

2015 Summer Courses for Adult Learners

College of the Atlantic is currently working on developing a new and improved direction for it's Summer Programs for Adult Learners.   The plan is for the return of some of the most successful programs we have offered in the past, taught by inspiring and sought-after instructors, as well as offering new programs that past participants have asked us to develop.  

Rates listed below are for the summer 2014 courses. Please visit this website in January of 2015 for more information on 2015 program offerings and rates.

If you have questions or comments regarding the program for 2015, feel free to contact the Summer Program office at 1-800-597-9500 and we would be happy to speak with you. 


Two-week course:  $1390
One-week course option: $695 


Single Room/Board:                       Shared Room/Board:                                           
Two weeks — $990                                  Two weeks — $790
One week — $495*                                  One week — $395*
*One week options are based on availability and with permission of the instructor.

All rooms have shared bathrooms, and participants provide their own bed linens. We have a limited number of single rooms — if a single room is essential, please let us know as soon as possible. Keep in mind that if you are booking the course — A View from Mount Desert Rock — that rooms in the light keeper's house are shared only. You will have the option of booking a single room while staying on campus.

The cost of meals is included in the room and board fee. Meals are served from Sunday night dinner through Friday night dinner.

Commuter Meal Plans**
Commuters may purchase a full meal plan or a lunch-only plan: 
Full meal plan — $200 per week
Lunch only — $65 per week


Lab Fee: Each course has a lab fee ranging from $75-$300. This fee covers supplies and field/boat trips.

Application Fee: There is a $25/student application fee to help cover the cost of processing your registration. 

Unless otherwise noted, textbooks should be purchased prior to arrival. Feel free to contact your instructor with questions about supplies, textbooks, and required readings

Summer 2015 Courses

For a complete listing of our 2015 summer course offerings, please check this website in January 2015.


Reg Online is a secure online course registration site. Payment for courses may be made via check, credit card, or purchase order. 

Bring Your Family!

While you're in class your family members can enjoy exploring Acadia National Park with our expert naturalist guides!

COA's popular Family Nature Camp offers four week-long sessions from July 5 - August 1, 2015. 

Our Summer Field Studies day camp for children offers one- and two-week sessions for children in grades 1–9.

Contact Information

Summer Programs

College of the Atlantic

105 Eden Street

Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Phone: 1-800-597-9500

Fax: 207-288-3780