How do sharks find their food? Is coral alive? Why are plastic bags dangerous for turtles? In our exciting Marine Science and Swim mini camp, your child will explore these questions and learn about our amazing ocean and its inhabitants through hands-on activities, storytelling, and games. Each day focuses on a different marine topic with an emphasis on how we can help protect the ocean.

After our engaging time in the classroom, we’ll move the fun to the pool where our highly qualified swim instructors will work with the children on swimming techniques and building confidence in and around the water. Each week will conclude with a water safety day, where children will practice their water rescue skills, including what happens if they fall in with their clothes on and how to help a friend in trouble. Recommended for ages 4-8.

Interested in marine science camps for ages 9-14? Visit for their exciting summer camp line-up.

The Mini Camp runs Monday to Friday from 1:00-3:00 select weeks from June through August. Give us a call to sign up!

Regular price: $215/week. Save $20 when you sign up with a friend. 


Learn About Ocean Animals and the Places They Call Home

If your child cannot get enough of marine science, we have two weekly themes so that children can enroll in an extra week of camp and continue their learning adventure. The themes of the two different weeks are Ocean Animals and Ocean Homes. The two weeks are independent of each other, so there isn't a requirement to take one before the other. Here are the exciting topics the weeks will cover: 

Ocean Animals Ocean Homes
Day 1: Shark Day Day 1: Kelp
Day 2: Turtle Day Day 2: Mangroves
Day 3: Whale Day Day 3: Frozen Oceans
Day 4: Coral Reef & Fish Day Day 4: Deep Seas
Day 5: Water Safety & Conservation Day 5: Colorado Rivers & Water Safety


Summer 2020 Camp Schedule

The camp runs Monday through Friday, 1:00pm - 3:00 pm. 

Dates Theme
6/1-6/5 Ocean Animals
6/15-6-19 Ocean Homes
7/13-7/17 Ocean Animals
7/27-7/31 Ocean Homes
8/10-8/14 Ocean Animals


Interested in marine science camps for ages 9-14?

Ocean First Institute is running a handful of exciting hands-on ocean themed camps this summer:

  • Girls in Ocean Science - June 8-12, 22-26, August 3-7 (9 AM-12 PM)
  • Ocean Research & Technology - June 15-19, July 27-31 (9AM-12 PM)
  • Ocean Science - July 6-10 (9 AM-12 PM)
  • Marine Conservation - June 8-12, July 6-10 (12:30-3:30 PM)

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