Day Camps

  • Week-long: Monday through Friday, 8:30am–3:00pm
  • Ages 8–13
  • Day camps based on Del Monte Beach in Monterey, CA
  • Staff to camper ratio as low as 1:6
  • Drop-off and pick-up Location: Del Monte Beach @ Camino El Estero Ave, (note: daily shuttle from Salinas available for $50 fee)
  • Campers must be able to swim
  • Kayaking most weeks with a different watersport offered by week—snorkeling or surfing
  • Session fees cover activities, transportation to sites, t-shirt, and snack
  • Registration opens mid-December
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Marine Mammal Mania

So many marine mammals in Monterey Bay, so little time! Travel with us by foot, kayak, boat and boogie board to new spots along the shore to meet whales, seals, otters, and sea lions up close and personal. Each day will bring new opportunities to observe the lives of the marine mammals that make the Monterey Bay their home: learning whale identification from a boat; studying the survival skills of otters from kayaks; visiting Moss Landing Marine Lab and marine mammal experts; and surfing! Campers must be able to swim.

Transportation available from Salinas.

Activities include: boat trip, surfing, kayaking, boogie boarding, coastal hiking, visits to the Elkhorn Slough and Moss Marine Labs, building sand sculptures

Ages: 8–11

Dates offered:

  • Session 1: June 10-14, 2019
  • Session 2: July 22-26, 2019
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Intertidal Trekkers

Immerse yourself in the diverse and amazing habitats of Monterey Bay! Investigate intertidal life on the rocky shore, trek along trails through coastal chaparral, snorkel over incredible nearshore habitats, and hunt for crawfish and other "indicator species" in the Carmel River. Each day brings new excitement and fun with friends in this introduction to the abundance of habitats that Monterey Bay has to offer. Campers must be able to swim.

Transportation available from Salinas

Activities include: kayaking, snorkeling, boogie boarding, tidepooling, coastal hiking, river/macroinvertebrate exploration, building sand sculptures, visit to Garland Ranch Regional Park

Ages: 8–11

Dates offered:

  • Session 1: June 24-28, 2019
  • Session 2: July 8-12, 2019
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Surf n' Sand Safari

Surfs up Dudes and Dudettes! For those of you who are amped to charge some awesome curls, we are offering a new camp this year with two days of surfing! Spend the week catching the waves in Monterey Bay and exploring the science of tides and currents. Learn what it takes to survive life in the swash zone, meet an oceanographer and find out what they do, create a sand castle masterpiece, and take part in conservation activities that help preserve and protect our coastline for surfers and other marine animals. Join us for a gnarly week in the waves! Campers must be able to swim.

Transportation available from Salinas.

Activities include: surfing (2 days), boogie boarding, boat trip, sand crab studies, sand and wave studies, marine debris exploration, and building sand sculptures

Ages: 10-13

Dates offered:

  • Session 1: June 17-21, 2019
  • Session 2: July 29 - August 2, 2019
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Ocean Forest Odyssey

Ever wonder what mysteries lay beneath the ocean surface? Be introduced to the fascinating world of magnificent kelp forests during a visit to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. From there, you will have the opportunity to explore this underwater world first-hand with mask and snorkel and by kayak, observing the diversity of life in the many nearshore habitats of Monterey Bay. Fish dissection and algae pressing will round out your study of kelp forest life. Campers must be able to swim.

Transportation available from Salinas.

Activities include: snorkeling (2 days), boogie boarding, kayaking, algae pressing, fish dissection, visit to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, meet a researcher

Ages: 10–13

Dates offered:

  • Session 1: July 15-19, 2019
  • Session 2: August 5-9, 2019
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Marine Mammal Mania - Session 1

Monday, June 10, 2019 to Friday, June 14, 2019
8:30am — 3:00pm

$450

Discover the diversity of mammals that call the Monterey Bay home. Activities include: boat trip, surfing, kayaking, boogie boarding, meeting marine mammal experts, visits to the Elkhorn Slough and Moss Landing Marine Labs. Ages: 8-11

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Surf n' Sand Safari - Session 1

Monday, June 17, 2019 to Friday, June 21, 2019
8:30am — 3:00pm

$450

Spend the week catching the curl while you study the waves and learn to surf! Activities include: Surfing (2 days), boogie boarding, boat trip, sand crabbing, sand and wave studies, marine debris exploration, building sand sculptures! Ages: 10-13

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Intertidal Trekkers - Session 1

Monday, June 24, 2019 to Friday, June 28, 2019
8:30am — 3:00pm

$450

Immerse yourself in the diverse habitats of Monterey Bay! Activities include: kayaking, snorkeling, boogie boarding, tidepooling, coastal hiking, river/macroinvertebrate exploration, building sand sculptures, visit to Garland Ranch. Ages: 8-11

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Intertidal Trekkers - Session 2

Monday, July 8, 2019 to Friday, July 12, 2019
8:30am — 3:00pm

$450

Immerse yourself in the diverse habitats of Monterey Bay! Activities include: kayaking, snorkeling, boogie boarding, tidepooling, coastal hiking, river/macroinvertebrate exploration, building sand sculptures, visit to Garland Ranch. Ages: 8-11

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Ocean Forest Odyssey - Session 1

Monday, July 15, 2019 to Friday, July 19, 2019
8:30am — 3:00pm

$450

Get an introduction to the fascinating world of magnificent kelp forests. Activities include: Snorkeling (2 days), boogie boarding, kayaking, algae pressing, fish dissection, visit to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and meet a researcher! Ages: 10-13

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Marine Mammal Mania - Session 2

Monday, July 22, 2019 to Friday, July 26, 2019
8:30am — 3:00pm

$450

Discover the diversity of mammals that call the Monterey Bay home. Activities include: boat trip, surfing, kayaking, boogie boarding, meeting marine mammal experts, visits to the Elkhorn Slough and Moss Landing Marine Labs. Ages: 8-11

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Surf n' Sand Safari - Session 2

Monday, July 29, 2019 to Friday, August 2, 2019
8:30am — 3:00pm

$450

Spend the week catching the curl while you study the waves and learn to surf! Activities include: Surfing (2 days), boogie boarding, boat trip, sand crabbing, sand and wave studies, marine debris exploration, building sand sculptures! Ages: 10-13

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Ocean Forest Odyssey - Session 2

Monday, August 5, 2019 to Friday, August 9, 2019
8:30am — 3:00pm

$450

Get an introduction to the fascinating world of magnificent kelp forests. Activities include: Snorkeling (2 days), boogie boarding, kayaking, algae pressing, fish dissection, visit to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and meet a researcher! Ages: 10-13

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