Marine Summer Camp 2022

The Seattle Aquarium’s marine summer camp is back! We are excited to once again invite campers to explore the aquatic world with us here at the Aquarium. During each five-day week, campers will participate in many different fun games and activities, explore the different animals that call the Aquarium home, and learn how to protect the one world ocean. Each camp will include experiences that get campers close to marine creatures and opportunities to explore areas of the Aquarium that most visitors don’t see. Sign up now to ensure your camper’s week of summer of fun at the Seattle Aquarium!

The camp season runs June 27 to August 26, 2022. Marine Summer Camp are Monday through Friday, 9am – 4pm for all camps.

Please Note: All camps are currently full. Waitlists are available.

Seattle Aquarium members receive a special discount on camps! Not a member? Become a member today and then contact the membership department to receive the discount code.

Camp Ages & Themes

Ages 6–7: Follow The Food Web

The Salish Sea basin covers 110,000 square kilometers and dozens of ecosystems. This patchwork of habitats is knit together by the life history of the Pacific salmon. Campers will follow along on this Pacific Northwest journey from freshwater out to the open ocean, meeting many other animals along the way. The food webs of these different ecosystems will be explored through stories, activities and crafts.

Ages 8–9: Kelp Researchers

Did you know there are forests in the ocean just like there are on land? Campers will learn about kelp forests, the important role they serve and what we can do to protect them. Through crafty collaboration and focused observation, campers will create their own kelp forest while meeting some of the critters who occupy this incredible ecosystem.

Ages 10–12: Science Saving Species

Campers will learn what goes into sustainable fishing and get hands on with some of those scientific procedures. Using the scientific method, campers will pose a research question about plankton, collect data and present their findings at the end of the week. 

Ages 13–14: Careers In Conservation

Come discover the many ways your future career can involve the ocean. There are many different jobs that are required to make a conservation organization like the Aquarium run. Campers will meet folks in positions from marine science educator to animal care team member while learning about marine creatures and ocean conservation.

Camp Dates

The camp season runs June 27 to August 26, 2022.

Marine Summer Camp are Monday through Friday, 9am – 4pm for all camps.

If your chosen camp session is full, your camper can be added to our waitlist. Please contact registration@seattleaquarium.org for more information or to be added to a waitlist.


Dates Camps Option 1 Camps Option 2
June 27–July 1 Science Savings Species (ages 10–12) FULL Careers in Conservation (ages 13–14) FULL
July 4–8 No camp for the holiday week
July 11–15 Follow the Food Web (ages 6–7) FULL Kelp Researchers (ages 8–9) FULL
July 18–22 Follow the Food Web (ages 6–7) FULL Kelp Researchers (ages 8–9) FULL
July 25–29 Follow the Food Web (ages 6–7) FULL Kelp Researchers (ages 8–9) FULL
August 1–5 Follow the Food Web (ages 6–7) FULL Kelp Researchers (ages 8–9) FULL
August 8–12 Follow the Food Web (ages 6–7) FULL Kelp Researchers (ages 8–9) FULL
August 15–19 Science Savings Species (ages 10–12) FULL Careers in Conservation (ages 13–14) FULL
August 22–26 Follow the Food Web (ages 6–7) FULL Kelp Researchers (ages 8–9) FULL

 

Registration

Please Note: All camps are currently full. Waitlists are available.

Seattle Aquarium members receive a special discount on camps! Not a member? Become a member today and then contact the membership department to receive the discount code.

 

Pricing

Full week: $385/camper

10% discount for Seattle Aquarium members is available. You will be sent a discount code for camp in the member newsletter. Please contact registration@seattleaquarium.org if you recently became a member or need a new code!

 

Covid-19 Guidelines & Requirements

This summer, Seattle Aquarium is taking steps to ensure that camp is as safe as possible, while also offering a memorable experience to our campers as they explore our marine environment.

Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination will be required for all campers. All Aquarium staff are required to be fully vaccinated. Please see our FAQ below for more information about our health and safety measures.

 

Scholarships

Marine summer camp is happy to offer a limited number of needs-based scholarships that can help cover the cost of camp. Scholarships are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. If you’re interested in a scholarship, you must apply using the form below. Scholarship applications will be reviewed starting in April.

Download the scholarship application form here. Please email us at registration@seattleaquarium.org or call (206) 693-6196 if you have any questions about this process.

 

Waitlist

If your chosen camp session is full, your camper can be added to our waitlist. Please contact registration@seattleaquarium.org for more information or to be added to a waitlist.

Camp FAQ
Can I register my child for multiple weeks of marine summer camp?
What are you doing to prevent the spread of COVID-19?
Who will be in charge of my camper's group?
Will my camper always have the same instructor/counselor?
Do the campers get to go behind the scenes or touch the animals?
Are before/after care available?
Will field trips be part of the camp experience this year?
Are scholarships available to help pay for camp?
The camp dates i want are full. Do you have a waitlist?
What options are available for parking near the aquarium?
Can campers sign themselves in?
Who can pick up my child from camp?
Can I drop off my child late to camp?
What is lunch like? What kind of food can my camper bring?
What should my camper bring to camp each day?
Can my camper be grouped with a friend or family member?
Cancellation Policy