Ocean Camps

UPCOMING SESSION: FALL BREAK OCTOBER 3-7

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OCEAN CAMP (GRADES 2-5)

Ocean Camp offers fun, adventure and learning for children entering or currently enrolled in grades 2-5. Campers learn about the ocean and Maui’s natural environment while developing new skills and making new friends. Each session centers around a unique ocean-related theme, and includes hands-on science lessons, team-building games, expressive crafts and daily field trips with local partners including two weekly 3-hour private snorkel trips on PacWhale Eco-Adventures vessels.

Each weekly session accommodates a maximum of 18 campers.

SCHEDULE

Monday – Friday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

  • Drop-off and pick-up will take place outside of our Discovery Center Classrooms in Ma’alaea.

PRICING

$400/week

  • Price includes daily field trips with local partners along with two weekly 3-hour private snorkel trips on PacWhale Eco-Adventures vessels
  • Scholarship assistance is available. For scholarship information, please contact [email protected]

A special thank you to our donors for valuing environmental education and generously donating funds that allow us to keep this program accessible and affordable

COVID POLICIES

  • Campers will be required to wear a well-fitting face mask over their nose and mouth while indoors and for select outdoor activities in which distancing is not possible. Lunch will be eaten outdoors.
  • Campers will be socially distanced and will be provided with individual materials for the week’s activities and crafts.
  • Wellness screening will be conducted upon arrival. Parents are encouraged to monitor their child’s health and keep campers at home if they are ill.
  • Hand washing stations and hand sanitizer are available for use throughout the day.
  • Snorkel gear is thoroughly sanitized after each use. Campers are welcome to bring their own snorkel gear.

VIRTUAL OCEAN CAMP (GRADES 1-5)

No fall break Virtual Ocean Camp will be offered this year. Stay Tuned for updates. Virtual Ocean Camp provides a dynamic learning experience for children entering or currently enrolled in grades 1-5. Campers learn about the ocean and Maui’s natural environment while building new skills and making new friends. Each week explores a unique ocean-related theme and is thoughtfully designed to include 1.5 hours of daily live online engagement, science lessons and team-building games via a password-protected online visual communication platform that encourages group participation. Campers will also be provided with optional daily science and craft activities that can be completed offline, independently or with the enjoyment of others, and often outdoors.

Each weekly session accommodates a maximum of 15 campers.

SCHEDULE

Monday – Friday: 9:00 am to 10:30/11:00 am HST

  • Program is hosted online through a password-protected online visual communication platform

PRICING

$50/week

SESSION INFORMATION

OCEAN CAMP STAFF

Ocean Camp is led by our experienced and enthusiastic marine education staff, all of whom are college graduates, over 21 years of age, and First Aid/CPR certified.  All water activities are supervised by lifeguard certified staff.  Additional adult volunteers provide support for off-site field trips, maintaining an adult to camper ratio of 1:8 or better.  All staff and volunteers must be cleared by background checks.  Camp staff always have parent contact information, first aid supplies, and a dedicated Ocean Camp cell phone with them.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Need-based financial assistance for Ocean Camp programs may be available for individual campers through our Scholarships for Keiki Programs.  For scholarship information, please contact [email protected]

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Hawaii Visitor Update

Aloha, We Are Open!  Our PacWhale Eco-Adventures are open for booking as we welcome visitors back to Maui.  Quarantine restrictions were lifted on Oct. 15th for those following the state’s pre-arrival COVID-19 testing requirements.

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