Marine summer camps

  For kids entering grades 7-8 fall 2016

Unexplored Ocean summer camp

Unexplored Ocean—Discoveries in Marine Science

For youth entering grades 7–8 in fall 2016
Session 1: July 18–22, for girlsSold out
Session 2: August 1–5, for all genders
Session 3: August 15–19, for boys
Monday–Thursday, 9am–4pm and Friday 7am–7:30pm
$530; Aquarium members $477
This camp provides insight into the latest research in marine science exploration. Uncover the latest findings related to Earth’s largest, mostly unexplored expanse: our one big ocean. Engage in team-building activities with marine science technology and underwater exploration tools. Develop a greater understanding of the microscopic world of water and learn more about larger-than-life phenomena in the abyss. Plus, enjoy excursions throughout the week: to local field sites for restoration area cleanups and to meet local scientists—and conclude our week on a boat excursion in search of a variety of sea life including orcas!


Voyaging Puget Sound with The Center for Wooden Boats

Here and there! Partnership summer camp—Sold 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