Camps For Ages 10-12

Camps for Children Ages 10 to 12 

Snorkel 101   Marine Biologist for a Week   Ocean Adventures Camp 

Immunization Requirements: 2019

All campers must be fully immunized to participate in camp. A statement from the custodial parent/guardian attesting that all immunizations required for school are up to date, including the date (month/year) for last tetanus shot, is required. This record can be obtained from your child’s school or physician and attached to the Health History form. We require a current health history every camp season.

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Snorkel 101

Locations: Mission Point, Scripps Beach, La Jolla Cove
Limited to 15 participants per session.

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 with our experienced staff to learn the fun and easy sport of snorkeling. Visit the calm waters of Mission Bay, La Jolla Cove, and the sandy bottom of La Jolla Shores. Participants must provide their own snorkel gear and transportation to and from each day’s location. Intermediate swimming ability is required.

Price

Birch Aquarium Members: $315
Public: $350

Snorkel 101 Camp

Camps meet 9 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday

 Week 1  June 24-28  Morning Camp
 Week 3  July 8-12  Morning Camp
 Week 6  July 29-August 2  Morning Camp
 Week 7  August 5-9  Morning Camp

 

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Marine Biologist for a Week 

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

Join aquarium professionals as you discover what it takes to provide a safe and healthy home for marine animals. Get a peek behind-the-scenes at Birch Aquarium as you explore organisms and their habitats to develop your marine biology skills. Please note: This camp does not include aquatic sports.

Price

Birch Aquarium Members: $270 (July 1-3: $162)*
Public: $300 (July 1-3: $180)*

Marine Biologist for a Week Camp 

Camps meet 1-4 p.m., Monday-Friday*
*Camp will not meet on July 4th or July 5th (3 days only).

 Week 2  July 1-3*  Afternoon Camp
 Week 4  July 15-19  Afternoon Camp
 Week 6  July 29-August 2  Afternoon Camp
 Week 8  August 12-16  Afternoon Camp

 

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Ocean Adventures Camp

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

Learn to surf, snorkel, and practice hands-on oceanography in this popular camp.  Experienced instructors will teach basic surfing, boogie-boarding, and snorkeling skills, while introducing campers to related marine science topics such as waves, rip currents, and near-shore marine life. Campers must provide their own lunches, snorkel equipment, and transportation to and from each day's location. Intermediate swimming ability is required. 

Price

Birch Aquarium Members: $450
Public: $500

Ocean Adventures Camp 

Camps meet 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Friday

 Week 1  June 24-28   Full Day
 Week 5  July 22-26  Full Day
 Week 8  August 12-16  Full Day

 

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