SEACAMP San Diego offers a variety of Summer Camp programs and is for 5th graders through young adults. While our SEACAMP Jr. is a day camp program for students entering 5th and 6th grade in the upcoming fall, our residential/overnight summer camp programs are open to students entering 7th through 12th grade in the upcoming fall. These are designed as a progressive program; first attending SEACAMP I, then SEACAMP II and SEACAMP III. All of our 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. We also offer a SCUBA and snorkel program for young adults to Baja, Mexico during our SEACAMP IV program. Snorkeling only is offered during SEACAMP Jr. and SEACAMP I. We offer an optional SCUBA Program for certified divers 14 years or older during our SEACAMP II & III programs.
Marine science is a multi-disciplinary field and as a result SEACAMP instruction covers a wide variety of subjects including marine biology, marine ecology, physical oceanography, chemical oceanography, and geology. Our hands-on, outdoor education focus will provide your student with a unique Summer Camp experience! Please see individual program pages for detailed activities and sample schedule.
- Location & Facilities
- Medical Care
- Registration Forms
- Sessions & Schedules
- Staff & Safety Information
- Travel Information
- Tuition Information
- Unplugged Experience
SEACAMP San Diego enrollment is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. To complete enrollment, please use our our store or call the office.
Our overnight, residential Summer Camps are designed as a progressive program; first attending SEACAMP I, then SEACAMP II and SEACAMP III. All of our 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 Jr. requires a full tuition payment at the time of enrollment. Enrollment and tuition payment will secure spot in desired, open session.
SEACAMP I, II, III requires a partially refundable $300 deposit per session at the time of enrollment. Enrollment and deposit payment will secure spot in desired, open session.
SEACAMP IV requires a partially refundable $500 deposit at the time of enrollment. Enrollment and deposit payment will secure spot in session.
First time campers should look over our SEACAMP Jr. and SEACAMP I programs. As a progressive program SEACAMP II students are required to first attend SEACAMP I and our SEACAMP III students are required to first attend SEACAMP II. All of our SEACAMP II sessions have a SEACAMP I session prior for students who would like to stay for two sessions consecutively.
SEACAMP San Diego is located on Mission Bay, approximately 10 miles north of downtown San Diego. Our marine science facility provides us with lab & workshop facilities that are tailored for the specific needs of our program and include a classroom with a running seawater system, a full aquarium room with touch tanks, a shark tank with live specimens, microscopes, and the added security of private beaches.
Residential students will be housed in a traditional open style dorm, offering a fun, professional and secure environment. Males and females are housed in separate rooms with a female SEACAMP staff member in the girls’ room and a male SEACAMP staff member in the boys’ room. 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 alternate lab space. There is also a private beach area for students to use during supervised free time. SEACAMP Marine Science Instructors are with the students 24 hours a day.
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, therefore we are not able to hold or administer prescription medications – with the exception of emergency medication (i.e. Epi Pen).
Registration Forms are required for each student in order to participate in SEACAMP San Diego.
These forms cannot be found online. All forms will be sent after enrollment via email to the address provided as part of the Student Registration Packet.
Complete, original Registration Forms will be required for each participant – scanned, faxed, or electronically signed forms will not be accepted.
- SEACAMP Junior: Student Registrations for are due on the first day of camp
Please make sure student has complete forms with all required parent signatures and initials are filled out correctly. We cannot allow students to attend SEACAMP San Diego if their parents or guardians refuse to sign the Registration Forms or modify the Registration Forms.
- SEACAMP I: Required Student Forms are due ASAP
- SEACAMP II: Required Student Forms are due ASAP
- SEACAMP III: Required Student Forms are due ASAP
- SEACAMP IV: Required Student Forms are due ASAP
Before forms are mailed please make sure all required parent signatures and initials are filled out correctly – time and postage is wasted if we have to request a registration form to be re-done. We cannot allow students to attend SEACAMP San Diego if their parents or guardians refuse to sign the Registration Forms or modify the Registration Forms. Original forms are required – scanned, faxed, or electronically signed forms will not be accepted. Please mail forms to SEACAMP San Diego, PO Box 711310, San Diego, CA 92171.
Students participate in a wide variety of activities and are in or on the water everyday. Each day includes a combination of labs and field activities that are chosen to maximize time and provide students with a one of a kind experience. All activities are subject to change due to scheduling considerations, weather, water conditions, etc. As a program whose focus is outdoor education, we are subject to the whims of nature. We always have a lot of alternative options should any issues impact scheduled activities.
See individual Program for specific schedules.
*Sessions indicated may be done consecutively with the next Program.
SEACAMP Junior: Day Camp – 5 Days
Open to students 5th & 6th grade
June 26 – 30, 2017
July 17 – 21, 2017
July 31 – August 4, 2017
SEACAMP I: Overnight Camp – 6 Days, 5 Nights
Open to students 7th & 12th grade
June 10 – 15, 2017*
June 17 – 22, 2017*
July 1 – 6, 2017*
July 22 – 27, 2017
August 5 – 10, 2017
SEACAMP II: Overnight Camp – 7 Days, 6 Nights
Open to students 8th & 12th grade with previous SEACAMP Experience
June 23 – 29, 2017
July 7 – 13, 2017*
July 28 – August 3, 2017
SEACAMP III: Overnight Camp – 8 Days, 7 Nights
Open to students 9th & 12th grade with previous SEACAMP II experience
July 14 – 21, 2017
SEACAMP IV: Overnight Camp – 8 Days, 7 Nights in Baja
Open to students 18 years or older with valid passport at time of session
August 6 – 16, 2017
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, evening activities will have 3 to 5 staff depending on the activity.
During overnight programs we will have one female instructor in the dorm with the girls and the boy’s dorm will be staffed with one male instructor. The staff members with the group have access to a cell phone at all times.
For SEACAMP I, II & III transportation to and from San Diego must be arranged by student and family and it is not included in tuition. SEACAMP San Diego is located 15 minutes from the San Diego Airport. Complimentary airport pick-up and drop-off is provided for students as long as they are traveling as regular passengers and arrive and depart inside our designated time frames.
Throughout our sessions students are transported to and from activities and the airport in 15 passenger vans.
More specific travel information can be found in each program.
Summer 2017 Tuition Information
- SEACAMP Jr: $375.00 per student
Tuition for SEACAMP Jr. includes all gear, equipment, supervision and transportation for activities. See SEACAMP Jr. page for more tuition information – including cancellation policy.
- SEACAMP I: $895.00 per student
- SEACAMP II: $1615.00 per student
- SEACAMP III: $1895.00 per student
$300.00 deposit is due at enrollment to secure spot in desired session. Balance is due with the Registration Forms ASAP.
Tuition for SEACAMP I, II & III includes housing, meals, admission to all attractions, gear, equipment, 24-hour supervision and transportation while in San Diego. As an added benefit to those who are attending back-to-back sessions of SEACAMP I and SEACAMP II or SEACAMP II & III, your tuition will include all intersession activities, supervision, housing, dinner and breakfast. Transportation to San Diego is not included in tuition. Students and families are responsible arranging travel. For students travel as regular passengers arriving and departing inside our given windows of time, SEACAMP will provide complimentary airport pick-up and drop-off. See SEACAMP I, SEACAMP II or SEACAMP III pages for more specific Travel Information.
- SEACAMP IV – Baja: $2100.00 per student
$500.00 deposit is due at enrollment to secure spot and balance is due with the Registration Forms ASAP.
Tuition for SEACAMP IV – Baja includes housing, meals, all activities and all transportation in Mexico. Does not include flight to Mexico.
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 ASAP. See SEACAMP IV page for more specific information
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.
While your student is here with us at SEACAMP San Diego, we are excited to give him or her an “unplugged” experience. Time away from the computer, TV, and cell phone means more time for learning, interacting, and being out in the field and on the water. This unique unplugged experience allows your student to truly engage with other students and all of the activities he or she will be participating in.
SEACAMP staff has access to SEACAMP cell phones at all times for inter-staff and emergency use.