Explore the ocean from top to bottom this summer with Birch Aquarium at Scripps.

Ages 12-15  

Birch Aquarium

So, You Want To Be An Oceanographer?

Locations: Birch Aquarium, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Limited to 20 participants per session.

Dreaming of a career in oceanography? Our five-day program provides a fun and educational glimpse into Scripps Institution of Oceanography by visiting scientists in their labs. See what it's really like to be an oceanographer through hands-on experiments and field explorations. Please note: This camp does not include aquatic sports.

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FEE: Members $249; Public $279
All sessions meet 1-4 p.m., Monday-Friday

Session A: July 18-22
Session B: Aug. 1-5


Surfing Into Science

Locations: Scripps Beach, La Jolla Shores
Limited to 15 participants per session.

Surf's up! Dive into the perfect blend of ocean sports, beach exploration, and marine science activities. Hone your surfing and oceanographic skills as you learn how beach shape and the ocean bottom play important roles in the waves we ride. Go snorkeling to observe animals that share the waves with us. Campers must provide their own snorkel equipment and transportation to and from each day's location. Intermediate swimming ability is required - campers must be able to swim 50 yards, tread water for one minute, and float motionless in deep water.

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FEE: Members $379; Public $419 (Session A: Members:$227; Public: $251)
  Sessions meet 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Friday*
*Session A does not meet on July 4 or 5 (3 days only)

Session A: July 6-8 (3 days)*
Session B: July 25-29
Session C: Aug. 15-19


Summer Learning Adventure Camps