Camps For Ages 13-15

Camps for Children Ages 13 to 15 Entering Seventh Through Ninth Grade  

Be An Oceanographer   Surfing Into Science

Immunization Requirements Changing for 2019

More information coming soon!

Registration Dates: 2019

Priority Registration (Aquarium Associates members and above): March 5 (phone-in only) 
Public Registration: March 12 (online 12:00 a.m. PST)

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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.


Birch Aquarium Members: $270
Public: $300

Be An Oceanographer Camp 

Camps meet 1-4 p.m., Monday-Friday

 Week 1  June 24-28   Afternoon Camp
 Week 4  July 15-19  Afternoon Camp
 Week 5  July 22-26  Afternoon Camp




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 lunches, snorkel equipment, and transportation to and from each day's location. Intermediate swimming ability is required.


Birch Aquarium Members: $450 (July 1-3: $270)*
Public: $500 (July 1-3: $300)*

Surfing Into Science Camp

Camps meet 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Friday*
*Camp will not meet on July 4th or July 5th. (3 days only) 

 Week 1  July 1-3*  Full Day
 Week 6  July 29-August 2  Full Day
 Week 7  August 5-9  Full Day