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Summer Learning Adventure Camps
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From the classroom to the aquarium, our accredited camps merge scientific exploration with hands-on fun and learning. Campers investigate marine habitats, create ocean art projects, learn about careers in oceanography, and combine the science and sports of surfing and snorkeling - all while making new friends and memories.

Public Registration: March 12, 2019
Online starting at 12 a.m. (PST)

Registration opens to all members and the public on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. This will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Any questions? Please contact our friendly staff by phone or email.
phone: 858-534-7336
email: birchaquariumprograms@ucsd.edu

Sea Squirts (Ages 4-5)
Regular Price: $250.00
Member Price: $225.00
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Meets at Birch Aquarium
Capacity: 10 campers per session


Ages 4-5: Learn about the amazing habitats found across the sea and the interesting animals that reside there. This camp features stories, crafts, hands-on animal encounters, and aquarium visits.

Can only enroll in a morning or afternoon camp, not both.
Birth certificates must be provided before the first day of camp.

Sea Slugs (Ages 4-5)
Regular Price: $250.00
Member Price: $225.00
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Meets at Birch Aquarium
Capacity: 10 campers per session


Ages 4-5: Explore the wonders found beneath the waves without leaving the aquarium. Learn about jiggling jellies, slip-sliding snails, toothy sharks, and massive mammals. Enjoy hands-on activities, games, role-playing, and live animals. Meets at the aquarium every day.

Can only enroll in a morning or afternoon camp, not both.
Birth certificates must be provided before the first day of camp.

Only One Ocean (Ages 6-7)
Regular Price: $300.00
Member Price: $270.00
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Meets at Birch Aquarium
Capacity: 20 campers per session


Ages 6-7: Learn about unique ocean habitats as you embark on a high-seas adventure around the world. Travel to a new location each day and discover the rare and amazing animals that live there. Meets at the aquarium every day.

Ocean Playground (Ages 6-7)
Regular Price: $300.00
Member Price: $270.00
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Meets at Birch Aquarium
Capacity: 20 campers per session


Ages 6-7: What would it be like to grow up in the ocean? Discover how sharks, otters, turtles, penguins, and sea stars grow and survive in their watery homes. Camp features stories, interactive games, aquarium visits, and live animal interactions.

Seaside Explorations (Ages 8-9)
Regular Price: $400.00
Member Price: $360.00
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Meets at Birch Aquarium, Mission Point, Scripps Beach
Capacity: 15 campers per session


Ages 8-9: Learn to be a scientist by exploring the aquarium and San Diego's seaside. Develop an understanding of the natural world through hands-on activities and investigations. Meets at the aquarium three days and offsite for two days at Mission Point and Scripps Beach.

Note: Does not include aquatic sports.

Ocean Inspirations (Ages 8-9)
Regular Price: $400.00
Member Price: $360.00
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Meets at Birch Aquarium, Scripps Beach, La Jolla Cove
Capacity: 15 campers per session


Ages 8-9: Have you ever been inspired by the ocean? Use the ocean and its animals as inspiration to make science connections and create art projects. Meets at the aquarium three days and offsite for two days at Scripps Beach and La Jolla Cove.

Note: Does not include aquatic sports.
Session Week 7: Mon, Aug 5, 2019 - Fri, Aug 9, 2019 9:30AM - 3:30PM   WAIT LIST

Snorkel 101 (Ages 10-12)
Regular Price: $350.00
Member Price: $315.00
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Meets at Mission Point, Scripps Beach, La Jolla Cove
Capacity: 15 campers per session


Ages 10-12: Have you ever seen an octopus, touched a brittle star, or taken a swim with a fish? Explore local marine habitats and enjoy live animal encounters as you take the plunge this summer to learn the fun and easy sport of snorkeling. Meets offsite at Mission Point, Scripps Beach, and La Jolla Cove.

Intermediate swimming ability is required.

Marine Biologist (Ages 10-12)
Regular Price: $300.00
Member Price: $270.00
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Meets at Birch Aquarium
Capacity: 20 campers per session


Ages 10-12: Experience what it takes to be a marine biologist through hands-on activities, dissections, beach sampling, and a trip to Scripps Pier. Learn the techniques and tools scientists use to explore the biological ocean realm.

Note: Does not include aquatic sports.

Ocean Adventures (Ages 10-12)
Regular Price: $500.00
Member Price: $450.00
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Meets at Mission Point, Scripps Beach, La Jolla Shores
Capacity: 15 campers per session


Ages 10-12: Surf, snorkel, and practice hands-on oceanography. Learn basic surfing, body-boarding, and snorkeling skills while encountering marine science topics such as waves, rip currents, and near-shore marine life.

Intermediate swimming ability required.

Be An Oceanographer (Ages 13-15)
Regular Price: $300.00
Member Price: $270.00
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Meets at offsite on Scripps campus
Capacity: 20 campers per session


Ages 13-15: Get a glimpse into Scripps Oceanography by visiting scientists in their labs. See what it's like to be an oceanographer through hands-on experiments and eld explorations.

Note: Does not include aquatic sports.

Surfing Into Science (Ages 13-15)
Regular Price: $500.00
Member Price: $450.00
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Meets at Scripps Beach
Capacity: 15 campers per session


Ages 13-15: Dive into ocean sports, beach exploration, and marine science activities. Hone your surfing and body boarding skills as you discover the science of the ocean. Meets offsite every day at Scripps Beach.

Intermediate swimming ability is required.