Ocean Camps

Oct 5-9


Ocean Camp is back for fall break (Oct 5-9) with a new, hybrid program! To continue bringing your keiki engaging educational content about the marine environment while remaining safe, we’re keeping Ocean Camp online Monday through Thursday, and will meet in-person on Friday for a safe and socially distant boat trip. Through the generosity of PWF Members and donors who subsidized much of the overall cost of this program, campers may invite one adult on the boat trip free of charge, and one adult at a discounted rate!

Monday – Thursday: online lessons from 9:00 AM to approximately 11:00 AM
Friday: 3-hour private boat trip departing out of Ma’alaea Harbor at 8:30 AM (check-in time is 7:45am at PWF’s Ma’alaea Ocean Store)

Throughout the week we will dive into daily science lessons, team-building games and other activities, expressive crafts, and nature-based inquiry. Online lessons feature 1.5-2 hours of face-to-face engagement via a password-protected online visual communication platform that encourages group participation. In addition, campers will be provided with optional daily projects that can be completed away from the computer, and shared with the group the following day.

Each session accommodates a maximum of 15 campers, so reserve your keiki’s spot today!

Fall Break 2020_Session Information_When You Wish Upon A Sea Star


The cost of the program is $100 per week ($80 for members). Program and boat trip costs have been subsidized by generous donations from our members and donors.


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 and show proof of negative TB status. When we are out of the classroom, we carry parent contact information, first aid supplies, and a dedicated Ocean Camp cell phone with us.


Need-based financial assistance for Ocean Camp may be available for individual campers through our Scholarships for Keiki Programs. To apply, please download this application due at least one month prior to the start of camp session. Return completed form to:

Pacific Whale Foundation
300 Maʻalaea Road, Suite 211
Wailuku, HI 96793

For further assistance, please contact us by e-mail at [email protected] or by phone at (808) 856-8341.

To support our Keiki Programs including Ocean Camp scholarships, please click here.

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.