Ocean Institute Summer Camps

Dive into marine and ocean science with six different camps.

Dates: June 12 – August 12, 2022
Price: $285-495
Visit website to see exact dates and rates for each program offered.


Sea Squirts (ages 5-6)
Explore different ocean habitats, sing songs, meet animals, crafts, games, and hunt for treasure. Full and half-day options available.

Neptune’s Mysteries (ages 6-7)
Become a science investigator and embark on a marine mammal cruise and hike through tide pools.

Buccaneer Adventure Camp (ages 7-8)
Discover the life of pirates. Learn the ropes to survive at sea with dockside activities on a historic tall ship.

Ocean Discovery (ages 8-9)
Explore animal habitats and ecosystems through hands-on science labs, two-hour whale watching trip, tide pool exploration, and sailing trip aboard a historic tall ship.

Shipwreck Hunters (ages 9-11)
Become a maritime archeologist, explore shipwrecks, build your own ship, learn nautical navigation, piloting Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) to discover the ocean floor, and explore the high seas aboard a historic tall ship and research vessel.

Coastal Explorers (ages 10-13)
Cruise along the coastline searching for blue whales, collecting samples, catch and release fish, kayak in the harbor, sail on a tall ship, and explore tide pools.

Marine Science Internship Academy (ages 14-17) and Counselor-in-Training Program (age 14+) also available.



Ocean Institute
24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point
(949) 496-2274



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