Ocean Camps

NEXT SESSION: FALL BREAK (OCT. 11 – 15)

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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 week centers around a unique ocean-related theme, and every day includes hands-on science lessons, team-building games, expressive crafts, and a 5-hour private snorkel trip on a PacWhale Eco-Adventures vessel.

Each session accommodates a maximum of 16 campers, so reserve your keiki’s spot today!

SCHEDULE

Monday – Friday: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

  • Drop-off and pick-up will take place outside of our Discovery Center Classrooms in Ma’alaea. The majority of our day will be spent on the water during daily 5-hour private snorkel trips with PacWhale Eco-Adventures.

PRICING

$1000 Now $400/week

  • Price includes daily 5-hour private snorkel trip with PacWhale Eco-Adventures

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.  Mahalo to the Reinhold Foundation and our other donors and supporters!

COVID POLICIES

  • Campers will be required to wear a well-fitting face mask over their nose and mouth at all times, unless actively eating, drinking, or snorkeling. Lunch will be eaten outdoors.
  • Campers will be socially distanced and will be provided with individual materials for the week’s activities and crafts.
  • Temperature 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)

Each weeklong session of Virtual Ocean Camp explores a unique, ocean-related theme, and is thoughtfully designed to include daily science lessons, team-building games and activities, expressive crafts, and nature-based inquiry. The program includes 1.5-2 hours of daily live online engagement and educational activities 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 session accommodates a maximum of 15 campers, so reserve your keiki’s spot today!

SCHEDULE

No upcoming sessions scheduled. Join our mailing list or check back for future session information.

PRICING

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SESSION INFORMATION

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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]

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.

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