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SEACAMP Spring Break Camp
Day Camp for Students 5th through 8th Grade
SEACAMP Spring Break Camp
Day Camp for Students 5th through 8th Grade

Spring Break Camp: March 25 – 29, 2019

SEACAMP Spring Break Camp is a five-day, day camp program designed to introduce students to the ocean and local marine life of Southern California. This camp is open to students in 5th through 8th grade. Throughout the program, our Marine Science Instructors will use our extensive aquarium facilities to teach hands-on labs and workshops. Our labs and workshops encourage students to touch and observe our wide variety of live and preserved specimens and introduce them to the variety of marine life they will encounter during field activities. This program is an excellent way to give your ocean-interested student more exposure to marine biology. We will introduce students to the marine environment, engage students in marine science, and spark their interest in the ocean. This camp is similar to our SEACAMP Jr. program, which we offer during our Summer Camp.

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Camp Tuition375$per student

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Program Information

Session Dates: March 25 – 29, 2019

Day Camp program open to students currently in 5th through 8th grade.

Check in daily between 8:00 – 8:30am and check out daily between 3:30 – 4:00pm. Students are required to bring snack and lunch daily.

Enrollment is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and session is limited to 52 students and tuition is required to secure students’ spots in the session.

Program Details

Enrollment is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis for students in 5th through 8th grade. Session is limited to 52 students and tuition is required to secure students’ spots in the session. Please note, we will need a minimum number of participants to provide a successful program, if we are not able to meet that minimum all tuition monies will be refunded.

Once enrollment is complete, student registration materials will be sent to the email address provided, along with directions for completing Registration Forms. Complete Registration Forms will be due on March 15, 2019 and are required for student participation. Forms must be completed by parent or guardian and we cannot allow students without complete Registration Forms to attend SEACAMP San Diego.

Parents/guardians will be required to check students in and out each day. Additionally, students will be required to bring a snack and lunch each day.

This day camp program starts with check-in between 8:00am and 8:30am and check-out is between 3:30pm and 4:00pm daily. Students will do a combination of labs and water activities – they will be in or on the water every day! Lunch and snack will be required each day.

All times and activities are subject to change due to scheduling considerations, weather/water conditions, etc.

Daily Schedule

Day 1: Invertebrate Lab with Squid Dissection and Boogie Boarding & Physical Oceanography at La Jolla Shores

Day 2: Fish Adaptations Lab with Mackerel Dissection and Snorkeling & Seining Mission Point

Day 3: Kayaking on Mission Bay followed by Fish Printing and our Marine Mammals & Behavior Workshop

Day 4: SEACAMP’s Floating Marine Science Classroom – 3 Hour Boat Trip, followed by Sea Turtle Biology & Conservation Lab

Day 5: Shark Ecology & Plankton Evaluation Labs followed by a Shark Snorkel at La Jolla Shores

Tuition Includes: supervision, gear, equipment, admission to all attractions, transportation during program and a SEACAMP t-shirt! Students will be required to bring a snack and lunch each day. Please note, we will need a minimum number of participants to provide a successful program, if we are not able to meet that minimum all tuition monies will be refunded. All scheduled activities are subject to change due to scheduling considerations, weather/water conditions, etc.

Late Fee Policy: Parents/guardians will be required to check students in and out each day. There will be a 15-minute grace period for check-out each day. After 15 minutes a $20.00 fee will be incurred and each additional 15 minutes will result in an additional $20.00 fee. Fees will be due at check-out. Students arriving later than 8:30 may not be able to meet up with the group until later in the day.

Cancellation Policy – Per Session: Cancellations between enrollment and 61 days prior to session start date are eligible for a full refund. Cancellations between 31 and 60 days prior to session start date are subject $150 cancellation fee. All tuition is non-refundable between 0 and 30 days prior to session start date. All cancellations must be submitted in writing and must be received in the above time frames.

Auto check-in and check-out is required daily. Check-in between 8:00am and 8:30am and check-out is between 3:30pm and 4:00pm daily.

The SEACAMP San Diego facility is located at the San Diego Youth Aquatic Center on Mission Bay, approximately 10 miles north of downtown San Diego and minutes from Sea World. A map will be provided with your registration materials.

Throughout the session students are transported to and from activities and camp in 15 passenger vans.

SEACAMP San Diego Marine Science Instructors possess at least a college degree and are certified Red Cross Lifeguards with First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer – including oxygen administration training and first aid for marine hazards. Additionally, all staff have been finger printed with the Department of Justice & FBI and all have Class-B commercial driver’s licenses. SEACAMP San Diego does not retain a nurse on staff, although we do have a paramedic consultant on call. We are within close proximity of emergency care and are in a 9-1-1 service area.

SEACAMP San Diego tuition includes 24-hour supervision of students. The amount of supervisory staff varies depending on the schedule. During snorkeling, there is one lifeguarded staff member with every seven students and staff will have a rescue tube with them. All water activities require students to wear full-length, 7mm wet suits (which makes them buoyant). The only exception is during kayaking and stand up paddle boarding when students will be wearing Coast Guard-approved PFDs (Personal Flotation Device – a ‘life jacket’). In the controlled environment of camp, lab activities will have 2 to 3 staff depending on the activity.

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.

Registration Forms can be found online in your SEACAMP San Diego account. After enrollment, we will email you information and directions regarding Registration Forms. Complete Registration Forms must be submitted by March 15, 2019 and are required for student participation. Forms must be completed by parent or guardian and we cannot allow students without complete Registration Forms to attend SEACAMP San Diego.