Ocean Camp - NEW Summer Session!

NEW Ocean Discovery Camp for Youth Ages 12-14 years

A hands-on, minds-on marine science experience, with lots of opportunities for fun in the sun! In addition to learning about the ocean and marine wildlife, campers can enjoy such activities as windsurfing, surfing, tide pool explorations, boat cruises, snorkeling, beach fun, games, and crafts. The program is led by Pacific Whale Foundation’s experienced and enthusiastic marine educators. 

Our August 15th camp is themed  “Starting Small: The adventurous life of plankton" and will include a snorkel trip to Molokini and lunch aboard our floating classroom! This brand new program will only accept 9 campers and will fill up quickly.

Price: $80/day and $65/day for PWF members.  Includes all field trip expenses, lunch and snacks.

Camp Hours: 8:00 to 4:00 p.m. A fee of $1 a minute is charged for late pick-up. In the event of road closures/delays or emergencies, please call 808-249-8811 and a customer care agent will get in touch with camp staff immediately.

Location of Program: Based at Pacific Whale Foundation's air-conditioned Discovery Center in Ma'alaea. Daily field trip excursion are made using a passenger van equipped with seat belts.

Staff: The camp program is led by Pacific Whale Foundation experienced marine educators and under supervision of those who hold lifeguard, first aid and CPR certification. Adult to camper ratio is approximately 1:12, ensuring that each camper benefits from our staff's enthusiastic and friendly attention.

*Pacific Whale Foundation Ocean Discovery Camp adheres to a no video games, iPods, etc. policy. Campers can have cell phones at their parents’ discretion but will only be allowed to use the phone at lunch and at the end of the day to check if their parents called. Purpose: keep the kids focused on camp, avoid potential theft issues.

Email questions about Middle and High School Program to Erin eriniberg@pacificwhale.org

*All reservations are non-refundable and reschedules are not permitted within 48 hours prior to the scheduled check-in. All no-shows are non refundable

 

Ocean Camp - Summer Sessions

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 Mondays through Fridays, from May 27 through July 25.

You may register now by calling us at 808-249-8811 ext. 1 between 6 am and 9 pm daily or downloading our camp registration formSign up by May 15 for the lowest rates.

About Ocean Camp
Our camp is for children ages 5 to 12 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. We are especially proud of our 1:10 teacher to camper ratio.

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 Maui Ocean Center 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. 

Camp Themes:
Ocean Camp is organized around weekly themes:
May 27-30: Playful Pinnipeds (No camp on the Memorial Day holiday)
June 2-6: Rainforests of the Sea
June 9-13: Spineless Wonders
June 16-20: Delve into the Deep
June 23-27: Scavenging Sharks
June 30-July 3: Wild About Whales (No camp on the 4th of July holiday)
July 7-11: Mighty Molluscs
July 14-18: Totally Tubular Turtles
July 21-25: Ocean Odonotcetes

We invite you to download our daily camp schedules for each weekly session.

Camp Field Trips
Field trips are included in the camp fee. They follow this general schedule:
Mondays:  Maui Ocean Center
Tuesdays: Beach adventure
Wednesdays: Land-based field trip
Thursdays: Surfing/ windsurfing lesson
Fridays: Molokini snorkel cruise

Follow this link to view our detailed daily camp schedules.

Camp Schedule
Camp hours are from 8:00 am  - 4:00 pm. You can enroll your child for individual or multiple days, Monday through Friday, unless noted otherwise.

Camp Registration
Enroll your child by May 15 for the lowest rates.
 
Your camp registration fee will be $67 per day. (Pacific Whale Foundation Members pay just $50.) To register, please call Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext 1 between 6 am and 9 pm.
 
Register after May 15 and camp registration is $72 per day. (Pacific Whale Foundation Members pay $55). 
 
Last minute registration (24 hours prior to or day-of camp) is $77 per day. (Pacific Whale Foundation Members pay $61.)
 
We also offer a weekly rate of $245 (for five consecutive days) for Pacific Whale Foundation Members.
 
A Pacific Whale Foundation Family Membership is just $60. Learn more about becoming a Pacific Whale Foundation Member here
 
To learn about camp scholarships through our No Child Left Indoors program, please follow this link.
 
Registration
To register for camp and to get answers to any questions, you may call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1. We're open daily, from 6 am to 9 pm. You may also download our camp information flyer and registration form here, to mail, fax or drop off at our Pacific Whale Foundation Ocean Stores at 612 Front St., Lahaina or at the Ma'alaea Harbor Shops, next to Maui Ocean Center.

New! Ocean Camp Lunch
We're proud to announce our new optional lunch service, provided through Porto, Maui's new flame-fired artisan pizza restaurant and through Ola Catering. Owned and operated by Pacific Whale Foundation, both are located at the Ma'alaea Harbor Shops. Choose from any of the menu items below; lunch will be delivered to your camper. The cost is just $6.50 per day. Please sign up for lunch when you register your child for camp. 

Pizza (Cheese or Pepperoni) 
Handmade child-sized pizza, prepared with all-natural ingredients and our homemade sauce, baked fresh in our flame-fired oven and sliced for your child. Kids especially love the crisp but pleasantly chewy crust!  Our pepperoni is hormone-free and nitrate free. 
 
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich 
All-natural  peanut butter and natural unsweetened fruit jelly on whole wheat bread.
 
Ham Sandwich
Ham, baked at Porto and sliced, then served on whole wheat bread with mustard and mayonnaise packets. 
 
Each lunch also includes:
Trail mix
Carrot sticks
Fresh fruit
100% fruit juice

For more information about camp, please call Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Other resources to help you:

Camp FAQs

Camp Photo Gallery

Camp Scholarships