Summer Camp

SUMMER CAMP 2020

 

SUMMER CAMP UPDATE, June 22, 2020:

After careful consideration and reviewing the mandatory guidelines put in place by the city, we have decided to cancel the remaining weeks of Ocean Adventure Camp for 2020. This was an incredibly difficult decision to make, as we look forward to serving our community and seeing our campers every year, both returning and new. As a small non-profit organization, we believe that this is the most responsible course of action, as our number one priority is the health and safety of our campers and staff. We want to be 100% confident in the safety of our staff and campers and will utilize this year to plan and program to better serve our campers next year and provide them with an educational and memorable experience. Registered and waitlisted families will be contacted directly. We understand the impact this has on our OAC families and apologize for the inconvenience. We will work to provide activities online for campers to enjoy at home. We are also looking at possibly offering weekend educational field trips for our OAC families. Please check our website and social media periodically throughout the summer for more updates. Your continued support, patience, and understanding is greatly appreciated at this time.

 

Tuition is $240 per week (this includes a non-refundable $75 deposit). 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 2020? 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 15th to August 14th. Tuition is $240 per week The day starts at 9:00am and ends at 3:00pm. We offer extended care for an extra charge of $10.00 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: Week 1 June 15 – 19  CANCELLED

Session II: Week 6 July 20 – 24  CANCELLED

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.

SIGN ME UP! (click to download)

 

Looking for activities for campers to enjoy at home? Click on the links below for each age group:

Ages 5-7:

Vertebrate or Invertebrate (5-7)

Sea Jellies (5-7)

Crab Lab (5-7)

Crab Lab Part 2

 

Ages 8-9:

Vertebrate or Invertebrate (8-9)

Crab Lab (8-9)

Exo-Test Lab (parental supervision required)

 

Ages 10-12:

Vertebrate or Invertebrate (10-12)

Crab Life Cycle (10-12)

Exo-Test Lab (parental supervision required)

 


Weeks 2 & 7 WHALE TALES AND MAMMAL FRIENDS

Session I: Week 2 June 22 – 26  CANCELLED

Session II: Week 7 July 27 – 31  CANCELLED

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.

SIGN ME UP! (click to download)

 

Looking for activities for campers to enjoy at home? Click on the links below for each age group:

Ages 5-7:

Whale vs Fish (5-7)

Seal or Sea Lion_

A Whale of a Time Craft

 

Ages 8-9:

Whale vs Fish

Marine Mammals Around the World

Calling All Conservationists!

 

Ages 10-12:

Marine Mammal Profile

Marine Mammals Around the World

Calling All Conservationists!

 


Week 3 MYSTERIES OF THE DEEP

Session I: Week 3 June 29 – July 2   CANCELLED

*Discounted rate of $200

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.

SIGN ME UP! (click to download)

Looking for activities for campers to enjoy at home? Click on the links below for each age group:

 

Ages 5-7:

_Ocean Zones (5-7)

Lanternfish Stick Craft

Lantern Fish

 

Ages 8-9:

Ocean Zones (8-9)

Lighting Up the Ocean (8-9)

 

Ages 10-12:

Ocean Zones (10-12)

Lighting Up the Ocean (10-12)

 

Explore the deep sea aboard the Nautilus! Click here to learn more!


Weeks 4 & 8 LIQUID JUNGLES OF THE SEA

Session I: Week 4 July 6 – 10  CANCELLED

Session II: Week 8 August 3 – 7  CANCELLED

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.

SIGN ME UP! (click to download)

Looking for activities for campers to enjoy at home? Click on the link for each age group:

 

Ages 5-7:

Kelp Forests

Sea Otter Craft

Sea Otter Puppet

Camouflage on the Coral Reef (5-7)

 

Ages 8-9:

Kelp Forest Food Web (8-9)

Camouflage on the Coral Reef (8-9)

Coral Reef Crossword Puzzle

 

Ages 10-12:

Kelp Forest Food Web (10-12)

Life on the Reef- Symbiosis (10-12)

Coral Reef Crossword Puzzle


Weeks 5 & 9 SHARK DAYS

Session I: Week 5 July 13 – 17  CANCELLED

Session II: Week 9 August 10 – 14  CANCELLED

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.

SIGN ME UP! (click to download)

Looking for activities for campers to enjoy at home? Click on the links below for each age group:

 

Ages 5-7:

Sharks- Fact or Fiction_

Shark Anatomy (5-7)

Shark Senses-Ultimate Predator (5-7)

Shark Maze

 

Ages 8-9:

Sharks- Fact or Fiction

Shark Anatomy (8-9)

Shark Senses-Ultimate Predator!

Shark Species Word Scramble

 

Ages 10-12:

Sharks- Fact or Fiction_

Shark Anatomy (10-12)

Shark Senses-Ultimate Predator!

Shark Crossword Puzzle

 

 


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.

 

VOLUNTEER UPDATE: It is with tremendous sadness that we announce that LBMI will unfortunately be unable to accept volunteer assistance this year. After reviewing suggested guidelines from the CDC in the event that camps are allowed to re-open, our program will require significant modifications that will prevent us from accommodating our volunteer staff. This was an incredibly difficult decision for us, as our counselors are vital to our program. Please know that each and every one of you is important to the success of OAC. This is a temporary situation and we will look forward to hopefully seeing you all next summer. If circumstances change within the next month we will be sure to keep you updated. In the meantime, we hope you all have a fun, safe, and relaxing summer. Please contact Emily Wood at emily@longbeachmarine.org with any questions. 

 

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

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