Ocean Explorers Summer Camp

Marine Science programs for youth ages 7-14
Weekly sessions:
June 10 to August  16, 2019

– Enjoy a week of fun this summer exploring ocean science

– Investigate the incredible creatures that inhabit Monterey Bay

– Discover how marine scientists work in the great outdoors

Ocean Explorers experience the thrill of scientific discovery at a working marine lab.  Children actively learn from field explorations, hands-on activities, games and crafts.

Ocean Explorers Session Descriptions

Schedule and Fees

How to Apply

Meet our Instructors

2019 Ocean Explorers

To the researchers, volunteers, parents, and of course the campers…Thank you for a wonderful 2019 Ocean Explorers summer camp season! 

 

Curious about the Ocean Explorers experience? Here are some post-camp comments shared with us:

“I expected my daughter to learn something different with this program, but you exceeded our expectations!”

“He enjoyed everything. Especially working with the seals and dolphins, and building ROV’s. He loved every day of camp and wished it could be longer.”

“The program definitely fostered Libby’s love for science and learning.”

“It is our daughter’s absolute favorite camp ever!”

“Andrew wants to return to the camp again next year. He has definitely cut back on his plastic usage. He wants to work at Long Marine Lab in the future.”

“This is an incredible program and I truly appreciate the scholarship that made it possible for my children to attend. Thank you!”

“Olivia declares she wants to be a marine biologist. She is very excited about what she learned AND she recognized the opportunities that your camp provided that most kids don’t get to experience.”

“It was her first experience in marine science. And what a great way to get kids to learn to love science. School science isn’t always delivered in a way that really engages kids. I was so happy that she had an opportunity to learn science in a fun and engaging way.”

“He came home teaching us in great deal all that he learned about the health and well-being of animals, how to care for them, what to monitor, etc. We were amazed.”

“My daughter came home every day from camp excited and told me about the ROV’s they built, learning about each marine mammal and how to check them, and have fun experiences with them. My daughter is even more excited about her interest to study marine biology later in college.”

“Joel was learning and absorbing like a sponge—he was absolutely engaged for the entire program.”

“Lucas wasn’t overwhelmed or underwhelmed. This program is amazing.”

“The hands-on environment with classroom exposure plus variety of different learning applications made the camp stimulating.”

“It provided him with the independence and support to help his confidence.”

“Fabulous, well-trained, enthusiastic, and PATIENT instructors.”

“The [instructors] were absolutely amazing in all areas of leadership. Thank you!”

“They are fantastic—all the program instructors are wonderful, Katrina is simply amazing.”

“It is her ‘happy place.'”

“This program is the highlight of Libby’s summer. She absolutely loves it. She wants to volunteer for the Seymour Center as soon as she is old enough.”

“We cannot wait for next year. Thank you very much for offering this amazing program and running such a wonderful and critical facility. We moved to Atlanta, but still come back for this.”

 

Subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter to receive the announcement when registration opens for Ocean Explorers 2020, and keep your membership* to the Seymour Center active.

*Members (at the Dual/Family membership level or higher) of the Friends of Long Marine Lab receive priority registration and a reduced fee for Ocean Explorers programs.

 

Interested in supporting Ocean Explorers? You can become a program sponsor and bring marine science to more kids next year. Learn more!

Days & Hours

Tuesday to Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM


Spotlight!

COMMUNITY FREE DAY
October 17, 2019
Enjoy free admission to the Seymour Center all day, 10 AM–5 PM!

SCIENCE SUNDAY
October 20, 2019
1:30–2:30 PM
Join us for our upcoming Science Sunday, “Tales from the Intertidal: Living Where Ocean Meets Land.”

KEN NORRIS
MEMORIAL LECTURE
October 23, 2019
7–8:30 PM
“Salt Water Intrusion Along Monterey Bay: Is Our Groundwater Too Salty?”

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
October 31, 2019
10 AM–5 PM
Wear your costume to the Seymour Center on Halloween and receive $2 off regular priced admission.

Join our teamATTENTION TEACHERS
Inspire your students with the best field trip of the year! Discovery Lab field trip applications for the 2019-20 school year are now available. Apply NOW!

YOUR DREAM WEDDING
Booking Now–Oct. 2020
With breathtaking views of Monterey Bay and access to the aquarium, the Seymour Center is the ideal spot for your Santa Cruz ocean view wedding. Inquire today!

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