Complete list of marine summer camps 2017

Registration begins February 1, 2017 for Aquarium members and February 15, 2017 for the general public. Scholarships are available for all marine summer camps. Click here for details.

Questions? Call (206) 693-6196 or email registration@seattleaquarium.org.

Once Upon a Tide Pool Camp - Seattle Aquarium

Once Upon a Tide Pool

For kids entering kindergarten in fall 2017
July 5–7 (three-day camp)
Wednesday–Friday, 9am–4pm
$230; Aquarium members $205
At low tide, the shore reveals pockets of shallow water surrounded by fortresses of rocks. Hundreds of tiny animals call these glimmering pools home until they’re covered by the incoming tide. Join us to hear fishy tales and sing sea songs from a day in the life of an ever-changing tide pool. The hermit crabs, sea cucumbers, sea stars, anemones and more who dwell there can’t wait to share their stories with you. All camp activities take place on-site at the Seattle Aquarium.


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Octopus & Friends! Camp - Seattle Aquarium

Amazing Octopus & Friends!

For kids entering grades 1–2 in fall 2017
Session 1: July 17–21
Session 2: August 14–18
Monday–Friday, 9am–4pm
$383; Aquarium members $344
Did you know the world’s largest species of octopus lives right here in Puget Sound? Get to know the giant Pacific octopus while participating in fun class research projects and viewing enrichment feedings. You’ll meet many kinds of animals in this group, known as the “magicians of the sea.” They can change colors, shift shapes, light up and be gone in a blink of an eye. Amazing hands-on activities and animal feedings of other local spineless wonders are in store! All camp activities take place on-site at the Seattle Aquarium.


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Sharks & Fish Friends! Camp - Seattle Aquarium

Sharks & Fish Friends!

For kids entering grades 1–2 in fall 2017
Session 1: June 26–30
Session 2: July 31–August 4
Monday–Friday, 9am–4pm
$383; Aquarium members $344
Unveil the mysteries and myths that surround one of the top predators living in our ocean. Discover facts about a local, legendary species: the sixgill shark. Meet divers and find out about the latest research findings on these not-so-scary giants of the deep. Explore our Underwater Dome, home to a small species of shark also found locally: the Pacific spiny dogfish. Your week will be filled with stories, sea shanties, scavenger hunts and superb works of shark art. All camp activities take place on-site at the Seattle Aquarium.


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Undersea Adventures Camp - Seattle Aquarium

Undersea Adventure

For kids entering grades 3–4 in fall 2017
Session 1: June 26–30
Session 2: July 17–21
Session 3: July 31–August 4
Session 4: August 14–18
Monday–Friday, 9am–4pm
$383; Aquarium members $344
Explore what swims and scuttles beneath the waves with Aquarium experts. Our team of biologists, researchers and divers go on many adventures each year to observe what’s taking place under the surface in waters from Washington to Hawaii. Learn about their latest findings and conduct your own mini research surveys using some of the same methods as our Aquarium team. Each day will bring new discoveries and adventures in our amazing underwater world. All camp activities take place on-site at the Seattle Aquarium.


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Once Upon a Tide Pool Camp - Seattle Aquarium

Once Upon a Tide Pool

For kids entering kindergarten in fall 2016
July 5–8 (4-day camp)
Tuesday–Friday, 9am–4pm
$306; Aquarium members $275
At low tide, the shore reveals pockets of shallow water surrounded by fortresses of rocks. Hundreds of tiny animals call these glimmering pools home until they’re covered by the incoming tide. Join us to hear fishy tales and sing sea songs from a day in the life of an ever changing tide pool. The hermit crabs, sea cucumbers, sea stars, anemones and more who dwell there can’t wait to share their stories with you. All camp activities take place on-site at the Seattle Aquarium.


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Coral Reef Kingdoms! Camp - Seattle Aquarium

Coral Reef Kingdoms!—Sold out

For kids entering grades 1–2 in fall 2016
Session 1: July 11–15
Session 2: August 8–12
Monday–Friday, 9am–4pm
$383; Aquarium members $344
Join us for an imaginary journey to the tropics, with a focus on the animals found in the Aquarium’s Pacific Coral Reef exhibit. Discover a working reef in action through special feedings, diver shows and hands-on activities throughout the week. Coral reefs are one of the most complex ecosystems on Earth—come meet some of the animals that call the reef home, including clownfish, giant clams, puffers and more! All camp activities take place on-site at the Seattle Aquarium.


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Furry & Feathered Friends! Camp - Seattle Aquarium

Furry & Feathered Friends!

For kids entering grades 1–2 in fall 2016
Session 1: June 27–July 1
Session 2: July 25–29
Monday–Friday, 9am–4pm
$383; Aquarium members $344
Zoom like a shorebird through the Aquarium and bask in the sun with our seals and otters! This camp is all about marine animals that dwell along our Pacific Northwest coastline. Learn about diving birds that fly underwater while fishing for their prey, and meet the shorebirds that migrate far and wide to annually check into Washington! Next, meet all four species of our marine mammals and learn how we care for them here at the Aquarium and in the wild. Your week will be filled with stories, songs and works of animal art. All camp activities take place on-site at the Seattle Aquarium.


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Aquatic Artists Camp - Seattle Aquarium

Aquatic Artists

For kids entering grades 3–4 in fall 2016
Session 1: July 11–15
Session 2: August 8–12
Monday–Friday, 9am–4pm
$383; Aquarium members $344
Inspired by the diversity of marine animals and their habitats, this one-of-a-kind camp focuses on both the artistic and scientific aspects of aquatic life. Ideal for those interested in animals and the environment, influenced by the beauty of the natural world, and eager to create art in their own style. Each day will feature different themes, activities and the creation of a quality, long-lasting masterpiece created after venturing behind the scenes and throughout the exhibits to observe live subjects and ecosystems. All camp activities take place on-site at the Seattle Aquarium.


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Ocean Odyssey camp - Seattle Aquarium

Ocean Odyssey

For kids entering grades 3–4 in fall 2016
Session 1: June 27–July 1—Sold out
Session 2: July 25-29
Monday–Friday, 9am–4pm
$383; Aquarium members $344
Explore what comes ashore with Aquarium experts. Our team of biologists, researchers and a veterinarian go on many adventures throughout the year to observe what is taking place along our shorelines from Washington to Alaska. Discover their latest findings and conduct mini research surveys of your own using some of the same methods our Aquarium team utilizes. Each day will bring us to new places and adventures amongst the amazing stretches of coast where the land meets the sea. All camp activities take place on-site at the Seattle Aquarium.


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Legends of the Deep—a day camp with Seattle Children’s Theatre (SCT)

Partnership summer camp

Legends of the Deep—a day camp with Seattle Children’s Theatre (SCT)

For kids entering grades 1–4 in fall 2017
August 21–25
Monday–Friday, 9am–4pm
$355 on or before May 31, 2017; $383 on or after June 1, 2017
Aquarium members receive 10 percent off; SCT subscribers receive five percent off
Dive into the deep and explore a magical world of coral reefs, seahorses and seals. Develop acting skills as you immerse yourself in a dramatic adventure while also engaging in hands-on marine science in this unique experience. Our adventure will conclude with a field trip on the last day to welcome the salmon home as they journey through the Ballard locks. Then, we’ll head off to explore the wetlands and beaches at Golden Gardens.

Camp takes place at the Seattle Aquarium. Registration opens February 6, 2017and is processed through Seattle Children’s Theatre only. To register, call (206) 443-0807, ext. 1186 or visit sct.org/school/classes. For scholarship information, please visit sct.org/School/Financial-Aid.


 

Junior Marine Biologist Camp

Junior Marine Biologist—Meet Our Marine Mammals

For kids entering grades 5–6 in fall 2017
Session 1: July 10–14
Session 2: July 24–28
Session 3: August 7–11
Monday–Friday, 9am–4pm
$459; Aquarium members $417
Washington is home to several species of marine mammals, from otters to orcas. Some live in Puget Sound year-round; others migrate through our local waters on their way to feeding grounds and to raise newborns. Meet the Aquarium’s otters and seals, then conduct surveys looking for marine mammals that may appear right along the Seattle waterfront. Discover the natural history, cycles and day-to-day lives of these charismatic icons of the Pacific Northwest. Camp activities take place on-site at the Seattle Aquarium and local field locations via excursions including kayaking and beach trips.

 

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Unexplored Ocean summer camp

Marine Science Career Exploration

For youth entering grades 7–8 in fall 2017
Session 1: July 10–14, for girls
Session 2: July 24–28, for all genders
Session 3: August 7–11, for boys
Monday–Thursday, 9am–4pm and Friday 7am–8pm
$530; Aquarium members $477
Further your knowledge of career options in the field of marine science. Learn about the paths taken by popular sea science icons as they went from students to legends who inspire us all to care for our marine environment.. Plus, enjoy excursions throughout the week: to local field sites for restoration area cleanups, to meet local scientists—and conclude the week with a boat trip in search of a variety of sea life, including orcas!

 

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Voyaging Puget Sound with The Center for Wooden Boats

Here and there! Partnership summer campSold out

Voyaging Puget Sound with The Center for Wooden Boats—a five-day camp including one overnight

For youth ages 13–16; age exceptions are not permitted due to Coast Guard regulations
August 1–5
Monday, Tuesday and Friday, 9am–5pm: Seattle Aquarium
Wednesday, 9am–overnight: Seattle Aquarium, then voyage to Blake Island
Thursday: wake up at Blake Island and voyage to Seattle Aquarium. Camp ends at 5pm.
$475; Aquarium and The Center for Wooden Boats members $425

Explore our local waterways by leading your own voyage. Join sailing and science instructors from The Center for Wooden Boats and the Seattle Aquarium on the longboat Discovery, a 26-foot open rowing and sailing boat like those used by explorers Cook and Vancouver. Chart your course across the Puget Sound, conduct science experiments at sea and present your research at the Aquarium. Develop leadership, teamwork and communication skills while having fun and gaining technical ability in sailing, rowing, navigation and field observation.

Camp takes place at the Seattle Aquarium; overnight takes place at Blake Island. Registration is processed through the Seattle Aquarium.

Extended morning and afternoon care is available. Morning care: 8–8:45am; on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday only: $56/am, per camper. Afternoon care: 5–5:30pm; on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday only: $28/pm, per camper. Full week of extended care 8-8:45am and 5-5:30pm; $84, per camper. Students must be registered for extended care by the Wednesday before class starts. All extended care takes place at the Seattle Aquarium.

Important summer camp documents:
2016 Voyaging Puget Sound with The Center for Wooden Boats Family Handbook
2016 CWB Youth Programs Acceptance of Responsibility and Release from Liability
Emergency Treatment Liability and Media Release Form
Medical Health History Form
Allergen Action Plan