2024 Camp OCEAN programs

       Camp O.C.E.A.N. -  Ocean Community Explorers and Naturalists

            Spots are limited! Registration open NOW!

The Camp OCEAN Programs for 2024:

Camp OCEAN programs are for children interested in learning about the marine environment and the organisms that reside there. Hands-on experiments and activities will be done daily with 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:

Steller Squids: This is for our 7-9 year old marine scientists. Activities include experiments, arts and crafts, and dissections.

Excellent Eels: Our youngest group of aspiring scientists is 5-7 years old. Activities include arts and crafts, experiments, and games. 

Awesome Anemones: For our aspiring biologists, 10-13 years old. Activities include experiments, dissections, and games. 

All Camps are Full! Waitlist is available. 

  • Steller Squids
    Ages 7 - 9 years old
    June 17 - 21, 2024   
    July 15 - 19, 2024
    9 am - 3 pm

  • Excellent Eels
    Ages 5 - 7 years old
    June 24 - 28, 2024
    9 am - 3 pm

  • Awesome Anemones
    Ages 10 - 13 years old
    July 8 - 12, 2024
    9 am - 3 pm  

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

Age groups are STRICT, which is for the students' benefit. If you have a child who is interested in marine science and 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. Attending a 5-day session costs $300; single-day attendance is $65/day.  


**Notes for Camp OCEAN Programs:  

• Registration will begin March 8th 2024. 

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

• The child’s guardian must provide all snacks and lunches.  

• 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. Please wear comfortable shoes or boots that can get wet. 

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

Sign up for a fun-filled marine science experience! Register NOW!

Pricing: full camp $300/ single day $65

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



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