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The gift of camp

Marine Science Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing science education to students from all walks of life, throughout the year. We raise funds to support schools all over the Bay Area to attend MSI programming throughout the school year. During the summer we continue to offer support to members of our community who otherwise would not be able to afford camp. The Marine Science Camp Scholarship Fund was created to give as many kids as possible the opportunity to experience the benefits of summer camp.


The Marine Science Camp Scholarship Fund is supported entirely by the generous contributions of our community. If you have enjoyed an MSI experience, you know how special this gift can be. With your help, we look forward to continuing to inspire young scientists to keep active and inquisitive minds that have a lasting impact.

Donate to the Marine Science Camp Scholarship Fund

If you wish to provide financial assistance for children, please visit the Donation page. Select Marine Science Camp Scholarship on the designation dropdown menu. 100% of all donated funds are used for Marine Science Camp Scholarships for children.

Apply for a Marine Science Camp Scholarship

Summer 2024 Marine Science Camp sessions:

Accepting scholarship applications beginning January 2024. Camp sessions are available to K-8th grade students. Scholarship is not available for Off-Site Explorers camp sessions. Click the link below to learn more.

Summer Camp (week-long sessions June 10-August 9, 2024)

Download the Summer Marine Science Camp Scholarship Application: MS Word   |   PDF. Applications are due by the end of April 15, 2024. 

School Break 2023-2024 Marine Science Camp sessions:

Now accepting scholarship applications. All camps are available to K-5th grade students; students must be 5-years-old by the start of camp. Click each camp below to learn more.

October Break Camp (October 2-6, 2023)

November Break Camp (November 20-22, 2023)

February Break Camp (February 20-24, 2024)

Spring Break Camp week 1 (April 1-5, 2024)

Spring Break Camp week 2 (April 8-12, 2024)

Download the School Break Marine Science Camp Scholarship Application: MS Word | PDF.

Applications are due at least two weeks prior to your desired School Break Camp session start date.

Questions? Contact

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Parent of scholarship recipient

“My son went to marine camp for the first time last year and loved it so much. Throughout the year he spoke about how he couldn't wait to go back!!!! All the while I worried about how I was going to afford it...[O]nce I applied I still felt the need to prepare my son that he might not be able to attend. I had explained that it depended on the generous donations of complete strangers who wanted him to enjoy marine science...


When I received confirmation that my child was gifted a full scholarship I felt overjoyed and relieved...I can not and will not ever be able to thank the MSI supporters enough for making it possible for my child to learn and experience (come home smelling like a creature from the bay) marine camp. Thank you!!!!

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