Ocean Camp

Campers can join us for anywhere from a day to a week on a journey of discovery, learning and adventure, exploring topics from whales to conservation and more.

Winter Break Ocean Camp

December 26 – 30, 2016 and January 2 – 6, 2017

8am – 4pm unless otherwise noted.

Weekly or daily enrollment available.

Ocean Camp will also be held during the following school breaks:

  • Spring – March 20-24, 2017
  • Summer – June 5 to July 28, 2017
December 26 – 30, 2016 Ocean Camp:  ‘Tis the Season…for Whales!

The humpback whales are back in Hawaiian waters and what better way to welcome them back than a fun whale-themed week of Ocean Camp? Throughout the week, campers will learn all about humpback whales from their amazing breath-holding and singing abilities to their unique adaptations and seasonal migrations. And of course we will end the week with a boat trip to see these gentle giants up close!

Field Trip Schedule:

  • Monday, December 26 – Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary visitor center
  • Tuesday, December 27 – Beach
  • Wednesday, December 28 – Land-based field trip to be determined
  • Thursday, December 29 – Surfing
  • Friday, December 30 – Molokini Snorkel — *7:30am start time*

All field trips are subject to change. Camp hours are 8am to 4pm unless otherwise noted. Weekly or daily enrollment available.

January 2 – 6, 2017 Ocean Camp:  Keepin’ it Clear in the New Year!

Help us ring in the New Year with a resolution to keep the oceans clean and healthy! This week we will focus on ocean conservation so that we can save our seas from marine debris. We will learn about the delicate balance of ocean habitats and the effects of things that do not belong in the oceans. The week will include fun and educational field trips, and conclude with a snorkel ecotour to experience our coral reef ecosystem firsthand.

Field Trip Schedule:

  • Monday, January 2, 2017 – Maui Ocean Center
  • Tuesday, January 3, 2017 – Beach
  • Wednesday, January 4, 2017 – Land-based field trip to be determined
  • Thursday, January 5, 2017 – Surfing
  • Friday, January 6, 2017 – Molokini Snorkel — *7:30 am start time*

All field trips are subject to change. Camp hours are 8am to 4pm unless otherwise noted. Weekly or daily enrollment available.


Camp registration fee is $80 per day or $325 for the week. Pacific Whale Foundation Members receive the discounted rate of $64 per day or $260 for the week. Last minute registration (24 hours prior to or day-of camp) is $88 per day ($70 for Pacific Whale Foundation Members).

Download the Ocean Camp Release Waiver Form

Other resources to help you:

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 Ma’alaea Harbor Shops (off Route 30, Honoapiilani Highway, next door to Maui Ocean Center). Our offices are open from 9 am to 6 pm daily.