Summer Camp

SUMMER 2017 REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Tuition is $200 per week. Some of our weeks fill up quickly so register early. You can call us at (562) 431-7156 to check for availability or email us at oacregistration@longbeachmarine.org. Please check each week for updates. 

Looking for a fun, exciting AND educational camp for summer 2017? Sign up for our Ocean Adventure Camp this summer and experience a unique hands-on approach to marine science. Each week has a different ocean related theme and is filled with projects, crafts and aquatic fun designed to promote ocean sciences and conservation. Campers will enjoy weekly field trips, kayaking, an expedition on our research vessel Challenger and much, much more!

Ocean Adventure Camp runs for nine weeks from June 19th to August 18th. Tuition is $200 per week The day starts at 9:00am and ends at 3:00pm. We offer extended care for an extra charge of $5.00 per session (we offer two sessions per day, morning from 7:30am-9:00am and afternoon from 3:15pm-5:00pm). This camp is open to kids ages 5-12. For your teens, try our Volunteer Program. It is a great experience that teaches responsibility in a fun environment.

Weeks 1 & 6 SQUIRMY, SLIMY & SPINELESS

Session I: June 19 – 23

Session II: July 24 – 28

Venture into the land of invertebrates, no backbone required! These amazing animals include more the 98% of all animal species! See first hand how an octopus changes color and texture to avoid predators while exploring local tide pools. Discover how sea urchins and sea anemones live in a constantly changing habitat, with dangers lurking around every corner! This week is filled with exciting crafts, activities and field trips to keep campers excited and engaged.

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Weeks 2 & 7 WHALE TALES AND MAMMAL FRIENDS

Session I: June 26 – 30 (10-12 year old age group is full)

Session II: July 31 – August 4

Journey with a gray whale as it travels 10,000 miles along the coast! This week will focus on some of the most magnificent animals that live in our oceans: marine mammals and marine plankton. Campers will learn all about plankton, whales, dolphins, seals and sea lions. In each session, campers will get a hands-on look at marine invertebrates collected on our excursion aboard the R/V CHALLENGER. We will also be on the lookout for local marine mammals that may be hanging out in the Long Beach Harbor.

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Week 3 MYSTERIES OF THE DEEP

Session I: July 5 – July 7* (camp is closed Monday and Tuesday July 3rd & 4th in observance of the 4th of July)

*Discounted rate of $150 (no field trip this week)

Ever wonder what lives in the darkest depths of the sea? Campers will explore the mysteries of the deep and discover the secrets of the ocean! They will learn about the amazing adaptations and abilities of the strange creatures that live in this unfamiliar habitat. Campers will partake in hands-on activities and experiments to demonstrate the harshness of this environment.

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Weeks 4 & 8 LIQUID JUNGLES OF THE SEA

Session I: July 10 – 14

Session II: August 7 –11

Travel through the amazing liquid jungles found just below the surface of our oceans! The world of fish and their habitats is vast and diverse. This week will cover many different ocean environments such as kelp forests and coral reefs, and illustrate why each habitat is unique not only in structure but in resources for inhabitant survival as well. Campers will learn about the fastest growing forest in the world and realize that coral reefs are complex aggressive predators. Most of all, the campers will understand how important these habitats really are, not only to the ocean but to humans as well.

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Weeks 5 & 9 SHARK DAYS

Session I: July 17 – 21 (10-12 year old age group is full)

Session II: August 14 –18 (8-9 and 10-12 year old age groups are full)

Come explore the extraordinary world of sharks and their relatives the “bony fish”! Did you know that a shark is a special type of fish? During this week, campers will learn what makes a shark unique and dispel some of the myths that have given sharks such a bad reputation. Campers will also discover the many incredible adaptations that fish have to help them survive in their ocean habitats. Day campers will participate in ocean themed crafts and activities to help them better understand the concepts being taught.

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ALL ONLINE REGISTRATIONS MUST BE EMAILED NO LATER THAN 12:00 noon THE THURSDAY BEFORE THE CAMP START DATE.
To register for our summer program:

  1. Please download an interactive PDF copy of our registration form (click to download) to your computer.
  2. Fill it out at your computer.
  3. Save it with all the information entered.
  4. Return it via email to: oacregistration@longbeachmarine.org.

 


TEENS CHECK OUT OUR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM (14 years and up)

AND OUR COUNSELOR IN TRAINING PROGRAMS (13 years old ) – Call to inquire about tuition.