Posted on: April 15, 2013

PWF Now Accepting Enrollment for Ocean Camp Summer Session

Adventure, field trips, scientific investigation, art, fun, discovery and ocean advocacy will all be part of the program for campers at Pacific Whale Foundation's Ocean Camp this summer. The Summer Session takes place from May 28to July 26 and is open to children entering grades K - 5. 

"We are excited to work with children from around the world who come to learn, laugh, and explore themes relating to the ocean and Maui's unique environment," says Karen Molina, Camp Director and Youth Education Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation. "Our camp program is now in its 18th year, and is renowned for our ability to turn learning into a fun, hands-on, minds-on experience." 
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 summer camp experience. 
"Only 20 children are accepted into each camp session; they gather Monday through Friday at our Ocean Center in Ma'alaea and enjoy field trips for in-depth learning about marine habitats, wildlife, and their role as ocean stewards," says Molina. "With a teacher to camper  ratio of 1:10 and usually 1:5, children connect, create and capture the fundamentals of ocean ecology."
Camp hours are from 8:00 am  - 4:00 pm. You can enroll your child for individual or multiple days, Monday through Friday. There is no camp on July 4th.
Early enrollment, featuring the lowest daily rates, is available through May 14. Campers may enroll for individual days or for the entire session. 
Each week of camp is based on a theme. The themes are:
May 29 - June 1: Plunging Below - Life in the Deep
June 3 - June 7: The Rainforest in our Backyard
June 10 – June 14: Toothy Smiles - Dolphins/Toothed Whales
June 17 – June 21: World Travelers  - Whales and Wings
July 1 – July 5: Rays - Kites of the Sea
July 8 – July 12: Ocean Explorers Jump In
July 15 – July 19: Turtle Tricks
July 22- July 26: Sharks Rule!
To view the daily camp schedule for each weekly session and download a camp flyer and enrollment form, please visit
Early Enrollment Savings
For campers registered  by May 14, the camp fee is $67 per day.  Pacific Whale Foundation Members pay just $50 per day. 
The registration after May 14 is $72 per day. Pacific Whale Foundation Members pay just $55 per day. 
Last minute registration (within 24 hours prior to the camp day) is $77 per day. (Pacific Whale Foundation Members pay just $61 per day.)
To learn more about becoming a Pacific Whale Foundation Member, please visit 
For information about camp, please call Pacific Whale Foundation's offices at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1. The offices are open daily, from 6 am to 8 pm. 
Camp registration forms  may also be downloaded and printed out at or picked up at Pacific Whale Foundation's office at the Ma'alaea Harbor Shops off Route 30, next to Maui Ocean Center.