Summer Camp Registration is Open!
- What is your camp philosophy?
- Who are the camp staff?
Our camp staff are full-time and part-time employees. They receive multiple trainings throughout the year including inclusion training, lifeguard training, and CPR certification. There will always be a minimum of two camp staff present.
- What should campers bring with them?
All campers will need to bring 2 snacks, a water bottle, and sunscreen every day. Birch Aquarium does not provide food.
Campers participating in full-day camps will also need to bring a lunch every day.
Campers participating in off-site beach camps will also need to bring a bathing suit/wet suit and towel.
- How are you addressing health and safety?
To learn more about how we're keeping camp safe and fun, please read our COVID-19 Safety Tips.
- How much time will campers spend outside vs. inside?
Time spent outside vs. inside depends on the camp program.
On-site camps will occur in Birch Aquarium's Education Classrooms and designated outdoor areas in separate pods.
Off-site beach camps will take place mostly, if not entirely, outdoors.
- What activities will campers participate in?
All campers will participate in developmentally and socially appropriate activities.
Depending on the camp program, activities will vary and may include visits to Birch Aquarium and Scripps Institution of Oceanography exhibit and research spaces, art projects, science experiments, animal encounters, games, stories, and water sports.
- What does 'wait list' mean?
'Waitlist' means that we are currently full for that session. You are welcome to sign up for the waitlist, but a spot will only open up if someone else cancels their camp registration.
For more information on programs and registration, please contact our Education Programs Scheduling Department via email at email@example.com or you can reach us by phone Monday to Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at 858-534-7336