Posted on: September 6, 2011

Sign Up Now for Ocean Camp Fall Session: "Mollusks on Maui"

The marine education team at Pacific Whale Foundation has announced that its Ocean Camp Fall Session will take place from Monday, October 3 through Friday, October 7 with the theme of "Mollusks on Maui."

 
The camp takes place from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm for kids in grades K through 5. The focus of this week-long camp will be discovery and learning about Maui's mollusks --  soft-bodied animals such as sea slugs, opihi, cowries, pipipi and octopus that are found in our oceans. The week-long camp program includes a surfing lesson, science labs, tidepool exploration, beach days, art projects, a visit to Maui Ocean Center and a snorkel trip to
Molokini.
 
"We had a record number of campers this past summer and look forward to extending the fun and learning through our fall session of camp," says Karen Molina, Youth Education Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation. "We'll be exploring the fascinating world of mollusks -- how they find food, how they avoid becoming food for other animals and how they adapt to the changing conditions of their marine habitat."
 
"The camp is open to Maui schoolchildren and to visiting kids," says Molina. "For Maui kids, it offers a valuable enrichment experience during school vacation; for visiting children, the camp provides learning and enrichment and gives their parents an opportunity to golf, hike, relax and enjoy time without the kids."
 
The camp has a 1:10 teacher to camper ratio, and features a curriculum developed by certified educators. The camp staff also hold CPR, first aid and lifeguard certification.
 
Campers may sign up for individual or multiple days. Sign up before September 12 and the cost is $67 per day. Kama'aina pay just $56. Pacific Whale Foundation Members pay $50. After September 12, the price is $72 per day ($61 for kama'aina and $55 for Pacific Whale Foundation Members.) Register late (24 hours or less prior to the camp date) and the price is $77 per day ($66 for kama'aina and $61 for Pacific Whale Foundation Members.) To learn more, visit www.mauioceancamp.org or call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.
 
Pacific Whale Foundation has offered its Ocean Camp for more than 17 years. The camp is part of the line-up of marine education programs offered by Pacific Whale Foundation, including the SeaWees program for preschooler, school whalewatches and tidepool explorations and Friday morning at-sea programs for middle school students of Kihei Charter School. To learn more about Pacific Whale Foundation, please visit www.pacificwhale.org.
 
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