How to Apply – Ocean Explorers 2021

    1. All Ocean Explorer camps are currently full. To be added to the waitlist if space becomes available, submit an online Ocean Explorers 2021 Application form.
    2. Please complete a separate application for each child.

Members Priority Registration

Members (at the Dual/Family membership level or higher) of the Friends of Seymour Marine Discovery Center receive priority registration and a reduced fee for Ocean Explorers programs (see Schedule & Fees). Membership does NOT guarantee placement in a program, but it does give priority over non-members. If you would like to become a member, please visit our membership page.

Confirmation and Payment

  1. If you submitted an online application form by the lottery deadline (April 7 at 3 PM Pacific Time), you were sent an email in mid-April confirming enrollment or placement on a waiting list. If applying after April 7, you are automatically added to the waitlist and will be contacted if space becomes available in the weeks you selected.
  2. Selected applicants will be contacted by Wednesday, May 5, to supply payment by Sunday, May 9 (or when confirmed if after May 9).

Refund Policy

In this unprecedented time, our cancellation policy has been modified to support families to make healthy decisions. We are waiving our policy that cancellations within 2 weeks of camp are non-refundable. Instead, all cancellations will incur a $60 processing fee, regardless of the date you notify us of the need to cancel. If your child must stop attendance during their camp week due to COVID, you will be refunded a prorated amount. If the Seymour Center needs to cancel your program before it begins, you will receive a full refund. If your program must be canceled after your camp week has already begun, you will receive a prorated refund.


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Ocean Explorers Session Descriptions
Schedule and Fees
COVID Modifications and Protocols
Meet our Instructors
Ocean Explorers Summer Camp


August 15, 2021, 1:30 PM
Join us–online! “Fascinating Fish Bones: Archaeology for the Future of Fishers and Fisheries.” Preregister.

Continue exploring the diversity of mollusks around the world with Mollusk Mates. Find the newest coloring pages, here.

Say hello to the new Seymour Center director — Jonathan Andres Hicken! Starting in mid-August, Jonathan will continue the important work of the Seymour Center. Learn more, here.

Join our teamJOIN OUR TEAM!
The Seymour Center is seeking to hire for multiple positions. Learn about these opportunities, here.

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