We are SUPER excited to announce that we have been included in the Monterey County Gives! Campaign for 2018, which is a special end-of-the year fundraiser sponsored by the Monterey County Weekly, Community Foundation of Monterey County, and the Monterey Peninsula Foundation, providing matching funds for donations made to non-profit organizations such as Camp SEA Lab.
Our "Big Idea" for MCGives! is for every Monterey County 5th/6th grade class and youth ages 8-17 to attend outdoor school or summer camp so they can experience and learn how to care for Monterey Bay. Donate today and help us empower our local youth to care for the world's ocean. The campaign ends at midnight on December 31st.Donate today
Sponsor a child today, change a life forever!
Camp SEA Lab's programs are almost completely supported by the fees that we collect for outdoor school and summer camp programs. However, we try to keep our fees low while expenses continue to grow and we can experience a gap between income and outflow.
Our programs change people's lives—campers talk about developing social skills which allow them to get involved in other group activities at home, helping them find their passion and make career choices. If you loved the experience you had as a child or teen in our programs, or loved the experience your child had in our programs, please consider making a gift.
A donation of $30 pays for a camper to go kayaking, $220 will pay for a camper to attend outdoor school for a 3-day/2-night program, and $450 will provide a scholarship for a child to attend a 5-day summer camp program.
There are three ways you can support our program:
- Gifts through the CSUMB University Corporation: Donate directly to us via the University Corporation to help keep our program costs low and make camps more accessible to all.
- In-Kind Gifts: If you have something you think we might use in our programs, pass it on. For example, Sea Harvest donates squid for our dissection activities and a private donor provides our whale-watching trips during summer. We would love to have someone make us new banners for our outdoor school program and community events. And if anyone has a GoPro they don't use or want, we could film campers as they kayak the slough or surf a wave and share the videos via our social media. Call us at (831) 582–3681.
- Join the Friends of Camp SEA Lab Board: The friends of Camp SEA Lab is a private non-profit 501(c)3 organization (tax ID #46-0516184) solely organized to support Camp SEA Lab through fundraising, primarily for class and individual scholarships. Friends could use marketing, fundraising, and teacher representation on their board at this time.