Ocean Camp - Fall Sessions

Ocean Camp 
October 6th-10th
Grades 1-5

Welcome to Pacific Whale Foundation's fall 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 Monday through Friday, October 6th through October 10th.

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

About Ocean 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 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:

October 6th-10th: Dramatic & Daring Dolphins

Ocean Camp Fall Field Trips
Field trips are included in the camp fee. 
Monday:  Outing to whale museum in Lahaina
Tuesday: Beach adventure in South Maui
Wednesday: Iao Valley 
Thursday: Surfing Lesson at Kalama Park
Friday: Dolphin Watch and lunch on Lana'i


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
Your camp registration fee will be $80 per day or $325 for the week. (Pacific Whale Foundation Members pay just $64 per day or $260 for the week.) To register, please call Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext 1 between 6 am and 9 pm.

Last minute registration (24 hours prior to or day-of camp) is $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 here

To learn about camp scholarships through our No Child Left Indoors program, please follow this link.

To register for camp or for more information, you may call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1. We're open daily, from 6 am to 9 pm. 

Other resources to help you:

Camp FAQs

Camp Photo Gallery

Camp Scholarships


NEW Ocean Discovery Camp
November 11th
Grades 6-8

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. 

This day of Ocean Discovery Camp is themed “Starting Small: The adventurous life of plankton" and will include a snorkel trip to Molokini, lunch aboard our floating classroom and interactive marine lab activities in our Ocean Science Discovery Center! Our new program can only accommodate 9 campers so be sure to reserve a spot quickly.

Rates: $80 per day and $64 per day for Pacific Whale Foundation members.  Fees include all field trip expenses, lunch and one snack.

Camp Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. 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 ext. 1  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

To learn about camp scholarships through our No Child Left Indoors program, please follow this link.