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Summer
MARINE

SCIENCE
CAMP

Mon - Fri
June 10 - August 9, 2024

8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Grades K - 8th

Price varies per camp

Summer is the time to explore and enjoy the outdoors!

Marine Science Camp for K-8th grades includes interactions with live marine animals and themed science activities. Lead by our experienced science instructors, camp participants discover local habitats and animals at our Redwood City site and while aboard our 90-foot research vessel, the Robert G. Brownlee. Make science come alive this summer!

​Read the Summer Marine Science Camp FAQs to learn more about extended care, what to expect at camp, drop-off and pick-up procedures and much more.

Sessions marked waitlist only are full. Space becomes available for waitlisted participants only through cancellations. Waitlist registrations are free.

Off-site Camp
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Plankton Pioneers

Entering K - 1st Grade

Cost:

$665     (*$535 for July 1-5 week)

Structure:
1 day aboard ship, 4 days at MSI

 


Dates:​
June 10-14 (waitlist only)

June 17-21 (waitlist only)

July 1-5 (*no camp July 4;

includes day aboard ship) (waitlist)

July 15-19 (waitlist only)

July 29-August 2 (waitlist only)

August 5-9 (waitlist only)

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Off-Site Explorers Camp

Entering 3rd - 8th Grade*
 

Cost:

$825

Structure:

1 day aboard ship, 4 days field trips (locations TBD)

Dates:

June 24-28 (grades 3-5) (waitlist only)

July 8-12 (grades 3-5) (waitlist only)

July 15-19 (grades 6-8) (waitlist only)

July 22-26 (grades 3-5) (waitlist only)

July 29-August 2 (grades 6-8) (waitlist only)

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Marine Explorers - 1 week

Entering 2nd - 3rd Grade

Cost:

$725     (*$580 for July 1-5 week)

Structure:
1 day aboard ship, 1 day field trip (location TBD), 3 days at MSI

Dates:​
June 24-28 (waitlist only)

July 1-5 (*no camp July 4; 

includes day aboard ship)

July 8-12 (waitlist only)

July 15-19 (waitlist only)

July 22-26 (waitlist only)

July 29-August 2 (waitlist only)

August 5-9 (waitlist only)

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Naturalists

Entering 4th - 5th Grade

Cost:

$755

Structure:

1 day aboard ship, 2 days field trips (locations TBD), 2 days at MSI​

Dates:

June 24-28 (waitlist only)

July 8-12 (waitlist only)

July 15-19

July 22-26

July 29-August 2 (waitlist only)

August 5-9

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Marine Explorers - 2 weeks

Entering 2nd - 3rd Grade

Cost:

$1430


Structure:
2 days aboard ship, 2 days field trip (location TBD), 6 days at MSI


Dates:
June 10-21

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Underwater Investigators

Entering 6th - 8th Grade

Cost:

$830

Structure:

2 days aboard ship, 1 day field trip (location TBD), 1 day at MSI, 1 day canoeing


Dates:

June 24-28 (waitlist only)

July 8-12 (waitlist only)

July 22-26 (waitlist only)

Camp Scholarships:

The Marine Science Camp Scholarship Fund was created to give as many kids as possible the opportunity to experience the benefits of camp. ​Apply for financial support with the Marine Science Camp Scholarship Fund. Camp spots are held in select sessions for qualified scholarship recipients.

Questions? Contact camp@sfbaymsi.org

Summer Marine Science Camp cancellation and refund policy: 

90% of total tuition is refundable for cancellations through March 31. The 25% deposit is non-refundable from April 1 until two weeks prior to camp session start date; the remainder of tuition (75%) is refundable. Cancellations within two weeks of your camp start date are 100% non-refundable. The processing fee is non-refundable for cancellations made at any time. Scholarship donations are non-refundable. MSI will fully refund fees if the session is cancelled*.

*If the Marine Science Institute facilities are rendered unsuitable for the operation of Marine Science Institute programs by reason of Force Majeure such as natural events (fire, earthquake, flooding, etc.), political events (war, strike, massive protests, etc.), governmental action (pandemic response, etc.), or any other causes beyond the reasonable control of Marine Science Institute, then a credit transfer to a future program will be issued.

Summer Marine Science Camp session transfer policy:

A $25 transfer fee is applied to camp session transfers within the same season (for each child). Camp session transfers can be accommodated only if there is space in the desired session.

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