Heal the Bay Aquarium Science Camp

UPDATE: UPDATE: Our team is following CDC and LA County Department of Public Health guidelines for how to remain safe and reduce risk. The health and safety of our staff, campers, and communities continue to be our number one priority. See our COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidelines below*.

When school is out Heal the Bay Aquarium Science Camp is in! Let your budding marine scientist Fall into fun during their upcoming school breaks this Holiday Season.

Join us at Heal the Bay Aquarium Science Camp. Give your future aquarist a chance to chill out this winter, meet new friends the Fall break, and learn all about the animals who call the ocean home! Camp in-person sessions are offered to all school-age little ones, from Transitional Kindergarten through 6th grade. Campers enjoy discovery and exploration through a variety of science experiments, activities, games, and crafts. Our in-person Camp sessions happen Monday to Friday from 9 am to 2 p.

 

Camp Registration is Open

(Register here if you are experiencing issues with the form above.)

Fall Camp

November 23 / Pollution Pirate Fun

(Transitional Kindergarten – Grade 6)

Join us for a DAY of fun and train to be a Pollution Pirate at the Aquarium. At Heal the Bay pirates say “AARRR matey” they mean Always Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Repurpose, & Rethink! Learn how to keep the ocean clean and safe, explore the beach, walk the plank, party like a Pirate and “crack” the mystery of the elusive legendary “Kraken.”

Cost:  $80 for 1 Day Camp; T-shirt and fun science kit with registration (given out first day of camp/ attendance)

 

Winter Break Camp Sessions

Session 1: December 19-23, 2022 / Watershed Wonderlands

(Transitional Kindergarten – Grade 6)

Celebrate the beauty of our ocean this holiday season at Heal the Bay Aquarium Winter Science Camp. Where do all the whales go in the winter? What makes tide-pools so important? How can we give the gift of a beautiful ocean to our marine friends? Each day we’ll learn the answers to these questions and more. At the end of the week, we’ll share a day of ”frosty fun” together.

· Day 1: Marine Monday – Start camp off with a splash and learn about the magical marine mammals that live in Santa Monica’s coastal waters.

· Day 2: Tide-pool Tuesday – Hands on learning leads to discovery down by the bay.

· Day 3: Whale of a Wednesday – Where do these marine mammals go in the winter and what makes for a whale of a good time under the sea?

· Day 4: Thoughtful Thursday – Time to put on our thinking “captains” caps to understand how we fit into the underwater eco systems all around us, and how we can keep them ship shape.

· Day 5: Frosty Friday -Celebrate a great week of Camp with Fri-YAY fun and an ice cream party at the Aquarium!

Session 2: January 2-6, 2023 / Watershed Wonderlands

(Transitional Kindergarten – Grade 6)

Wish your young environmentalist could have come to Session 1? Not to worry they can still Celebrate the beauty of our ocean this holiday season at Heal the Bay Aquarium Winter Science Camp in Session 2 with mirrored activities and explorations. Where do all the whales go in the winter? What makes tide-pools so important? How can we give the gift of a beautiful ocean to our marine friends? Each day we’ll learn the answers to these questions and more. At the end of the week, we’ll share a day of ”frosty fun” together.

· Day 1: Marine Monday

· Day 2: Tide-pool Tuesday

· Day 3: Whale of a Wednesday

· Day 4: Thoughtful Thursday

· Day 5: Frosty Friday

(Transitional Kindergarten – Grade 6)

Cost: $400 for the full week, or $80 daily; T-shirt and fun science kit with registration (given out first day of camp/attendance)

Please note the grade range indicates what grade the camper entered in Fall 2021.

If you are interested in our camp, but not available at the time listed, please fill out this form so that we may contact you when additional sessions open up.


COST

*Fall Camp

$240 for the full 3 days

$80 per day

Includes T-shirt and fun science kit with registration (given out first day of camp/attendance)

*Winter Break Camp

$400 per Weekly Session

$80 per day

Includes T-shirt and fun science kit with registration (given out first day of camp/attendance)

Heal the Bay Members receive a discount! (Learn more about Heal the Bay membership and contact us to redeem your coupon code.)


SCHOLARSHIP

Thanks to the generosity of community partners, we have a limited number of camp scholarships available. If you need partial or full financial assistance for your child to attend virtual camp, please fill out the application in the registration above after reading our Camp Scholarship Eligibility and Application.


CANCELLATION POLICY

For cancellations made prior to 2 weeks before the start of your registered camp session, the camp fee can be refunded, less a $50 administration fee. Cancellations made within 2 weeks of the start of your registered camp session are non-refundable.


CAMP FORMS

Please download and fill out all Camp Forms before arriving at Science Camp.


QUESTIONS?

See our In-Person Camp FAQs. For any other questions, please contact Robert or Kelly at education@healthebay.org


*COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidelines

  • All guests over the age of 2 are required to wear a face mask covering both mouth and nose at all times.
  • Campers will maintain a 3-foot distance from others when able and feasible.
  • Campers will not attend if they are sick with a fever and/or respiratory symptoms.
  • Campers will also not attend if they have come into contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 14 days.
  • No food or drink is allowed inside Heal the Bay Aquarium. Snacks and lunch will be eaten outside on our patio.
  • Heal the Bay staff will wear masks at all times.
  • Hand sanitizer is available at our exit, and we have hand washing areas on-site for camper convenience and use.

Keep Exploring

Learn more about Aquarium Science Camp, see our FAQs and check out the gallery below of Aquarium Science Camp fun!

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