SEACAMP San Diego’s mission is to provide exciting, innovative, hands-on, and interactive marine education opportunities to students across the country and around the world.

Summer Camp Programs

Available to Individuals and Groups

Summer Camp for 2017 will be announced soon!

Students attending SEACAMP San Diego experience a wide range of marine science activities. Our Summer Programs include SEACAMP I, SEACAMP II and SEACAMP III. Our Summer Camp is designed as a progressive program - first attending SEACAMP I, then SEACAMP II and SEACAMP III - as all labs and field activities build on what was learned and accomplished in the previous session. Some of our programs run consecutively giving students the opportunity to stay for multiple sessions.


SEACAMP I sessions are open to students entering 7th through 12th grades in the upcoming fall and are limited to 52 students per session. SEACAMP II sessions are open to 8th through 12th grade students with prior SEACAMP experience and are limited to 28 students per session. The SEACAMP III programs in San Diego are for high school students only with previous SEACAMP II experience and are limited to 28 students per session. All of our SEACAMP II sessions have a SEACAMP I session prior for students who would like to stay for two session consecutively. Students fly and drive in from all over the U.S. as well as other countries. Small group sizes allow students to form long-lasting friendships, many returning year after year. Enrollment is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and a partially refundable deposit is required secure students spot in desired session(s).

Tuition Rates Summer 2016:

SEACAMP I - $895
SEACAMP II - $1615


The San Diego Youth Aquatic Center is located on the waterfront in Mission Bay, San Diego, CA. Students are assured 24-hour supervision by staff members that spend the night in the dorm facilities with the students. We have two large dorm rooms, one for the girls and one for the boys, equipped with bunk beds. Students bring their own bottom sheets, sleeping bags and pillows. Dorms are separated by a courtyard area, which encloses a safe space to play games and hang out, and provides a sunlit outdoor area for the tables for meals or an alternate lab space. There is also a private beach area for students to use during supervised free time. SEACAMP San Diego's Lab Facilities include a classroom with a running seawater system, a full aquarium room with touch tanks, and a shark tank with live specimens.

Medical Care

All SEACAMP San Diego's programs are centrally located in the community within easy reach of full medical facilities, including emergency care. All facilities are easily accessible by car and ambulance in case of emergency and professional medical care is on call 24 hours a day. Additionally, SEACAMP San Diego Instructors possess at least a college degree and are certified Red Cross Lifeguards with First Aid, CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Oxygen Administration training. SEACAMP San Diego does not retain a nurse on staff, although we do have a paramedic consultant on call.

Daily Schedule

Breakfast is served at camp by our caterer between 7:00 and 8:00am, depending on the days' schedule. Students then participate in on-site lab activities or head out to field sites. Lunches are generally picnic style and eaten in the field. After programs for the day are finished, students head back to camp for a catered dinner, or eat out at a local restaurant. Evening programs include hands-on labs and workshops, or social activities like a camp fire.


SEACAMP San Diego is located 15 minutes from the San Diego Airport. Transportation to and from the airport is included in SEACAMP tuition as long as students arrive inside our designated time frame. On arrival students meet our SEACAMP representative at the baggage claim carousel for their flight. Student are then transported to our facility on Mission Bay. On departure students are transported to the airport about two hours prior to their flight. Our SEACAMP representative will accompany students through the check-in process and watch as they walk through security. Students classified as Unaccompanied Minors (see below) through the airline are subject to additional fees and procedure. Many parents opt to drive their children directly to the camp to cut down on transportation costs. A map will be provided with your registration materials. Throughout the session students are transported to and from activities and the airport in 15 passenger vans.

Unaccompanied Minors

Most students that fly to camp are minors and are unaccompanied, however, depending on the student's age and the specific airline carrier, the airline may classify them as an Unaccompanied Minor. Each airline sets its own policies and regulations regarding children traveling unaccompanied by adults. Some airlines require that unaccompanied children travel only on nonstop flights. Others may require an additional fee at check-in. Most airlines will want to know the name, address, and phone number for the person responsible for the unaccompanied child at both the departure and arrival airports, in addition to emergency contact information. Airlines' travel and age restrictions vary widely so please consult with your airline of choice to confirm your student's travel status. If your student is classified by your airline as an Unaccompanied Minor, and a SEACAMP San Diego staff will be required to pick-up or drop-off your student at their gate, there is $50 fee for this additional service. Due to Amtrak's policies regarding Unaccompanied Minor travel, SEACAMP is unable to provide drop-off/pick-up services for students under 15 wishing to travel by train.

Enrollment Timetable

Inquiries are always welcome and those interested in visiting the camp may call for an appointment. Enrollment is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and a partially refundable deposit is required to hold a students' spot in desires session(s). To enroll in your desired session(s), use the downloadable form at the top of the page or give us a call at (800) SEACAMP.

Tuition for all sessions includes lodging, meals, admission to all attractions, study materials, lecture fees, equipment, 24-hour supervision and transportation while in San Diego including transportation to and from the airport. As an added benefit to those who are attending back-to-back sessions of SEACAMP I and SEACAMP II, your tuition will include all intersession activities, supervision, lodging, dinner and breakfast.

Additional spending money may be brought for souvenirs. No more than $75 should be necessary. Deposits are due with enrollment to hold a space. Final payments and paperwork including travel details are due on or before May 15, 2016.

For students 14 years or older enrolled in the SEACAMP II and III sessions who are participating in the SCUBA Program, there is an additional $75.00 charge to rent regulators and buoyancy compensators (BC's), if needed; and an instructional fee of $100.00 for those qualified to complete their certification while at SEACAMP.


A $300.00 deposit is required for each SEACAMP session(s). Deposits are due with enrollment to secure a space in session(s). Enrollment is accepted on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED basis. Early enrollment is suggested to ensure the session date of your choice. To enroll in your desired session(s), use the downloadable form or give us a call at (800) SEACAMP.

Upon receipt of your deposit and enrollment you will receive a confirmation via email. Later you will be emailed a full registration packet, containing general information (equipment list, rules & regulations, etc.), final invoice, and forms to complete and return applicable to the session you are attending. If you submit your enrollment form less than 30 days prior to your session date, the full tuition amount must be paid.

Cancellation Policy

Deposit and tuition may be partially refundable. Cancellations prior to January 31st are subject to a $100.00 cancellation fee. Cancellations between February 1st & March 31st are subject to a $200.00 cancellation fee. Cancellations between April 1st and May 15th are subject to a $300.00 cancellation fee. Deposits and tuition are non-refundable after May 15th. Cancellations must be submitted in writing and received by the dates stated above.

There is a $25.00 charge for all returned checks.


Final Invoice

You will receive your final invoice with the rest of your registration packet materials. All forms and payments are due ASAP.

Camper Referral Rewards Program
Are you a returning camper in 2016? If 'yes' then you are eligible for our referral rewards program. Have any new camper you refer to our Summer Camp Program put your name in the "referred by:" box on the initial registration form and receive complimentary SEACAMP gear.
1 new camper referral - a SEACAMP Hat of your choice
2 new camper referrals - a SEACAMP Hooded Sweatshirt
3 or 4 new camper referrals - a SEACAMP Fleece
5 or more new camper referrals - a Customized SEACAMP Jacket!