Camps For Ages 12-15

Camps for Children Ages 12 to 15 Entering Seventh Through Ninth Grade  

So, You Want To Be An Oceanographer   Surfing Into Science


Coming Spring 2018

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.


Birch Aquarium Members: $249
Public: $279

So, You Want To Be An Oceanographer Sessions 

All sessions meet 1-4 p.m., Monday-Friday

 Session A  June 26-30
 Session B  July 24-28




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: $379 (Session A* $227)
Public: $419 (Session A* $251)

Surfing Into Science Sessions

All sessions meet 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Friday*
*Session A does not meet on July 3 or 4 (3 days only)

 Session A*  July 5-7 (3 days)
 Session B  July 17-21
 Session C  July 31- August 4
 Session D  August 7-11