Summer
MARINE

SCIENCE
CAMP

Mon - Fri
June 13 - August 12,2022

9 am - 3 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 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. Click the links below to register!

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.

Summer Marine Science Camp operations will follow COVID-19 guidelines for summer youth programs in accordance with CDC, State and San Mateo County Health. MSI's current policies state that mask wearing is strongly recommended, all staff are fully vaccinated and frequent hand washing or use of hand sanitizer required throughout program.

If any sessions below say 'waitlist only', please register for the waitlist by following the regular online registration process. Waitlist registrations are recorded in the order they are received. We are offering as many spots as we can given our facility's capacity so we cannot add more spots in camp. Some waitlists may be closed due to high volume and will reopen in May.

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Plankton Pioneers

Entering K - 1st Grade

Cost:

$570* per 1-week session

Structure:
1 day aboard ship, 4 days at MSI


Dates:​
June 13-17 (waitlist only)
June 27-July 1 (waitlist only)
July 5-8* (waitlist only)
July 18-22 (waitlist only)
July 25-29 (waitlist only)
August 8-12 (waitlist only)​

Waitlists Closed
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Naturalists

Entering 4th - 5th Grade

Returning campers

Cost:

$650 per 1-week session

Structure:

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

Dates:

July 11-15 (waitlist only)

July 25-29 (waitlist only)
August 8-12 (waitlist only)

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Marine Explorers - 1 week

Entering 2nd - 5th Grade

Cost:

$620 per 1-week session

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


Dates:​
July 11-15 (waitlist only)
July 18-22 (waitlist only)​

August 1-5 (waitlist only)

waitlists closed due to high volume

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Underwater Investigators

Entering 6th - 8th Grade

Cost:

$720 per 1-week session

Structure:

1 day at MSI, 2 days canoeing, 2 days aboard ship (no overnight)

Dates:

June 20-24 (waitlist only)

July 11-15 (waitlist only)
August 1-5 (waitlist only)

Waitlists Closed
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Marine Explorers - 2 weeks

Entering 2nd - 5th Grade

Cost:

$1230* per 2-week session


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


Dates:
June 13-24 (waitlist only)
June 27-July 8* (waitlist only)
July 18-29 (waitlist only)
August 1-12 (waitlist only)​

Waitlists Closed
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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 summer camp.
 

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

Summer Marine Science Camp cancellation and refund policy: 

30% deposit and the $3.41 processing fee are non-refundable for cancellations made at any time. Cancellations within two weeks of your camp session start date are 100% non-refundable. Cancellations due to illness or medical emergency will be assessed on an individual basis. If federal, state or county COVID-19 mandates prevent MSI from operating Marine Science Camp programs, registrants may opt to donate program fees, defer program fees to the ACTIVE account to be used as a credit, or receive a full refund. Scholarship donations are non-refundable.

Questions? Contact campsfbaymsi.org