2023 Marine Science Summer Camp

Now registering for our in-person summer camp!!

Spots are limited! Details below

The Marine Science Summer Camp Programs for 2023:

The Marine Summer Science programs are for children interested in learning about the marine environment and the organisms who reside there. Hands-on experiments and activities will be done each day in combination with some guest speakers and arts and crafts activities.  Lessons will be designed to encourage students to think critically about our environments and how we interact with them.

We have three different programs this summer with different age groupings:

  • Science Explorers of Marine Ecosystems
    Ages 7-9 years old

    June 19 – 23, 2023 Full
    July 24 - 28, 2023 Full
    August 8, 9, 10, 2023** (3 day camp is $180 or $65 a day)
    August 14 - 18, 2023** (5 day camp is $300 or $65 a day) 

    9am - 3pm 
    **Newly added, registration begins Friday 7/21 @ 9am!

  • Junior Science Explorers
    Ages 5-7 years old

    June 26-30, 2023 Full
    9am - 3pm

  • Science Analysts of Oceanography and Marine Biology
    Ages 10-13 years old

    July 17-21, 2023
    9am - 3pm  

Pricing for all camps: full week camp $300/ single day $65

Age groups are STRICT this is for the benefit of all the students. If you have a child who is interested in marine science and who is older than 13 we have apprenticeships available: please email marnat@humboldt.edu to inquire.

Some activities can include short walking field trips. Classes will be held in the “wet” classroom (RM 121) of the Cal Poly Humboldt Marine Lab between: 

9am - 3pm  

Children can sign up for any number of days (Monday - Friday) within each session. No refunds can be given for missed days. The cost of attending a 5-day session is $300; single-day attendance is $65/day.  

**Notes for Marine Science Summer Programs:  

• Registration for the Marine Science Summer Programs will begin March 2023. 

• Payment for the camp must be given either before or on the first day of camp. If the payment is late, the child will not be able to participate in camp activities. 

• All snacks and lunches must be provided by the child’s guardian.  

• It is advised that each child have appropriate attire that can get wet/messy/dirty/painted on and an extra set of clothing for our tide-pooling day. (Please remember extra shoes!)  

• These camps will require walking to and from the marine lab and Trinidad Beach, wear comfortable shoes that can get wet or boots. 

• Parking is very limited; please try to stagger drop-offs and pick-ups between 8:50-9:05am and 2:50-3:10pm. 


Sign up for a fun-filled marine science experience! 

Pricing: full camp $300/ single day $65

Email the Marine Naturalist at marnat@humboldt.edu for more information.

Register now! (summer camp registration is closed)


Please direct questions regarding this program to the Marine Naturalist.

Marine Naturalist
(707) 826-3689

Mailing Address
Cal Poly Humboldt Marine Laboratory
P.O. Box 690 / 570 Ewing Street
Trinidad, California 95570