Ocean Camp - Summer Session

Welcome to Pacific Whale Foundation's summer session of Ocean Camp! We look forward to engaging your child in a fun and enriching program that will expand their knowledge about the ocean—all while having fun and making new friends. Our camp program takes place June 8th – July 24th, weekly and daily.

You may register now by calling us at 808-249-8811 ext. 1, between 6am and 9pm HST daily.

About Camp

Our camp is for children in grades 1 through 5 and is led by the marine education team from Pacific Whale Foundation. Ocean Camp is located at Pacific Whale Foundation’s air-conditioned Discovery Center in Ma’alaea and is staffed by friendly, enthusiastic and energetic professionals with years of teaching and camp experience.

Each day is designed to help children make direct connections with the wildlife and habitats they are learning about. Our camp program includes many field trips and adventures, including surfing and windsurfing lessons, tidepool explorations, snorkel cruises to Molokini, trips to museums and beach visits. The program also offers games, art, hands-on science exploration and more. Children learn about marine science and are encouraged to become lifelong stewards of the marine environment.

Field Trips

Field trips are included in the camp fee and subject to change.
More information coming soon.

Monday ~ Museum visit
Tuesday ~ Beach trip
Wednesday ~ Land-based activity, such as hiking or tidepools
Thursday ~ Surfing or Windsurfing
Friday ~ Snorkel trip to Molokini

Camp Schedule

Camp hours are Monday through Friday (unless otherwise noted) from 8am - 4pm. You can enroll your child for the week or individual days. Each day typically follows the below format:

8:00 – 8:30am ~ Arrival
8:30 – 9:00am ~ Opening Circle & Icebreakers
9:00 – 9:30am ~ Introduction Lesson
9:30 – 10:00am ~ Field Trip Prep & Snack Time
10:00 – 2:00pm ~ Field Trip
2:00 – 3:00pm ~ Science Activity (lesson, labs, experiments, interactive learning)
3:00 – 3:30pm ~ Creative Arts
3:30 – 4:00pm ~ Reflection & Closing Circle
4:00pm – Pick-up

Camp Theme

June 8-12 ~ Playful Pinnipeds
June 15-19 ~ Coral Reef Communities
June 22-26 ~ Spineless Wonders
June 29-July 3 ~ Fabulous 'n Fancy Fish
July 6-10 ~ Hooray for Humpbacks
July 13-17 ~ Delve into the Deep
July 20-24 ~ World Wide Whales

Camp Registration

Camp registration is $325 for a week or $80 for a day. Pacific Whale Foundation Members pay a discounted rate of $260 for a week or $64 for a day.

To register call (808) 249-8811 ext 1 between 6 am and 9 pm Hawaii Standard Time.

Last minute registrations which are made 24 hours prior to, or on the day-of camp, cost $88 per day. Pacific Whale Foundation Members pay $70.

A Pacific Whale Foundation Family Membership is just $60. Learn more about becoming a Pacific Whale Foundation Member.

Learn more about camp scholarships through our No Child Left Indoors program.

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