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Summer
MARINE

SCIENCE
CAMP

Mon - Fri
June 12 - August 11,2023

9 am - 3 pm

Grades K -8th

Price varies per camp

If a session is full, sign up for free waitlist through our online registration portal.

Summer is the time to explore and enjoy the outdoors!

Early Bird

Marine Science Camp for K-8th grades is a wonderful way for children to excite their curiosity and enthusiasm for learning about, and caring for, the environment. Whether they are getting introduced to marine science, or are diving into a subject that they are already passionate about, campers are inspired by interactions with live animals and taking part in science in action. This summer program engages budding biologists with creative, active and hands-on projects that keep their bodies and minds active. Lead by our experienced science instructors, campers discover local habitats and animals at our Redwood City site and while aboard our research vessel, the Robert G. Brownlee. Make science come alive this summer!

Registration is open!

If a session is full, sign up for the free waitlist through our online registration portal.

​Extended care is available until 5:00 pm daily. Extended care cost is $150 per child per week (daily 3:30 - 5:00 pm). Must register in advance, drop-ins not available. Space is limited.

 

​Please read the Summer Marine Science Camp FAQs for important information such as what to expect at camp, drop off and pick up procedures and much more.

 

​Apply for financial support with the Marine Science Camp Scholarship Fund.

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Plankton Pioneers

Entering K - 1st Grade

Cost:

$605

Structure:
1 day aboard ship, 4 days at MSI

 


Dates:​
June 12-16 (waitlist only)

June 19-23 (waitlist only)

July 3-7* (prorated, waitlist only)

July 10-14 (waitlist only)

July 24-28 (waitlist only)

August 7-11 (waitlist only)

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Naturalists

Entering 4th - 5th Grade

Returning campers

Cost:

$685

Structure:

2 days at MSI, 2 days off-site field trips, 1 day aboard ship

Dates:

July 10-14

July 24-28

August 7-11

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Marine Explorers - 1 week

Entering 2nd - 5th Grade

Cost:

$655

Structure:
1 day aboard ship, 1 day off-site field trip, 3 days at MSI


Dates:​
June 26-30 (waitlist only)

July 3-7* (prorated) (waitlist only)

July 10-14 (waitlist only)

July 17-21 (waitlist only)

July 24-28 (waitlist only)

July 31-August 4 (waitlist only)

August 7-11 (waitlist only)

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Underwater Investigators

Entering 6th - 8th Grade

Cost:

$755

Structure:

2 days at MSI, 1 day canoeing, 2 days aboard ship

Dates:

June 26-30 (waitlist only)

July 17-21

July 31-August 4 (waitlist only)

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Marine Explorers - 2 weeks

Entering 2nd - 5th Grade

Cost:

$1300


Structure:
2 days aboard ship, 2 days off-site field trip, 6 days at MSI


Dates:
June 12-23

June 26-July 7* (prorated, waitlist only)

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Camp Scholarship

Entering K - 8th Grade

The Marine Science Camp Scholarship Fund was created to give as many kids as possible the opportunity to experience the benefits of camp.
 

The Marine Science Camp Scholarship Fund is supported entirely by the generous contributions of our community.

Questions? Contact campsfbaymsi.org

2023 Summer Marine Science Camp cancellation and refund policy: 

85% of total tuition (including deposit) is refundable for cancellations through March 31. The 30% deposit is non-refundable from April 1 until two weeks prior to camp session start date; the remainder of tuition (70%) is refundable. Cancellations within two weeks of your camp start date are 100% non-refundable. The $3.55 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.

2023 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 only be done if there is space in the desired session.

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