Ocean Camp - Summer Fun & Adventure

Summer Ocean Camp 2016 will be from June 13 to July 29. Weekly or daily enrollment is available.

Ocean Camp summer sessions:

June 13, 2016 - June 17, 2016

June 20, 2016 - June 24, 2016

June 27, 2016 - July 1, 2016

July 4, 2016 - July 8, 2016

July 11, 2016 - July 15, 2016

July 18, 2016 - July 22, 2016

July 25, 2016 - July 29, 2016

June 13 – 17:  Terrific Turtles

In honor of World Sea Turtle Day (on June 16), we will kick off the summer with a shell-tastic week of turtle-themed activities.  We will learn about the types of turtles found here in Hawaii and throughout the world and the difference between a turtle and a tortoise.  As we explore sea turtles’ habitat, we will also discover ways to protect them.

June 20 – 24:  Life at the Edge of the Sea

The water’s edge is full of action and teeming with life.  Join us this week as we explore all of the amazing creatures found along the coastline, including surveying tide pools using scientific research methods.  From algae and crustaceans to seabirds, we will become experts on the life at the edge of the sea!

June 27 – July 1:  Super Sharks

Sharks are one of the most feared and most important predators in the ocean.  This week will be all about sharks, as we dispel some common misconceptions about them.  From the smallest dwarf lantern shark to the largest whale shark, we will gain an appreciation for these amazing cartilaginous creatures.

July 5 – 8:  Microscopic Marine Marvels

A teaspoon of seawater can contain over 1 million living creatures.  This week we will learn all about the bottom of the ocean food chain: plankton!  From collecting and viewing our own live samples, to creating our own plankton, we will discover the microscopic marvels that keep the oceans full of life!

July 11 – 15:  Into the Deep

The deep sea is the most mysterious and underexplored place on the planet.  This week we will travel into the deep, dark depths of the ocean as we learn about some of the creatures that call this habitat home.  Campers will become virtual deep sea explorers as they learn about the different adaptations that help animals live in the depths of the ocean.  From creatures that make their own light to the enormous giant squid, we will become immersed in knowledge of creatures of the deep!

July 18 – 22:  Fantastic Fish

With over 30,000 different species of fish, belonging to 532 different families, we will spend the week loading our nets with knowledge.  This week we will explore some of the fish families we find here in Hawaii and their amazing adaptations.  As always, we end our week with a visit to the natural habitat of these amazing fish as we snorkel at Molokini crater.

July 25 – 29:  Magnificent Marine Mammals

Marine mammals are among the largest and most charismatic residents of the ocean.  This week we will discover what makes marine mammals so special.  From the buoyant blubber layer of whales to the thick, waterproof coat of sea lions, we will explore all of the adaptations that marine mammals use to be masters of their ocean home.


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To register by phone:  Call Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1 between 6 am and 9pm (HST) any day of the week.

To register in person:  Visit Pacific Whale Foundation's administrative offices at The Harbor Shops at Ma'alaea (off Route 30, Honoapiilani Highway, next door to Maui Ocean Center). Our offices are open from 9 am to 6 pm daily. 

Download the waiver form online.


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