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SEACAMP II
Overnight Camp for Rising 8th - 12th Graders
SEACAMP II
Overnight Camp for Students 8th through 12th Grade
About SEACAMP II
Overnight Camp for 8th - 12th Graders

SEACAMP II is a 7 day, 6 night program for students that have previously attended SEACAMP San Diego. Program is limited to 28 students per session and students will do all activities together. Many students choose to attend SEACAMP I & II consecutively. All of our SEACAMP II sessions have a SEACAMP I prior to them. Some students that have attended SEACAMP I in a previous year choose to attend SEACAMP II & III consecutively. Participants for SEACAMP II are required to complete their COVID-19 primary series vaccination and the COVID-19 bivalent booster vaccination prior to session starting. 

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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. SEACAMP II will provide students a more challenging and self-guided exposure to marine science. Students will have the opportunity to snorkel from a variety of sites off the shores of San Diego. Additionally, students are able to add SCUBA diving to their program – restrictions and fees apply, see optional SCUBA Program for details. During our unique two-day live-aboard boat trip, students and SEACAMP staff will travel to the South Channel Islands for two days of snorkeling, diving (restrictions apply), kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding.

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Camp Tuition249500$per student
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$300.00 Deposit Due with Enrollment

Session Dates
Must Have Previous SEACAMP Experience

Overnight camp open to students entering 8th through 12th grade in upcoming fall with previous SEACAMP experience. SEACAMP II offers both snorkeling and optional SCUBA diving – restrictions and fees apply.

This SEACAMP II session can be done consecutively with SEACAMP III. Students stay with SEACAMP from the start of SEACAMP II to the end of SEACAMP III. Click here fore SEACAMP III information.

Overnight camp open to students entering 8th through 12th grade in upcoming fall with previous SEACAMP experience. SEACAMP II offers both snorkeling and optional SCUBA diving – restrictions and fees apply.

Overnight camp open to students entering 8th through 12th grade in upcoming fall with previous SEACAMP experience. SEACAMP II offers both snorkeling and optional SCUBA diving – restrictions and fees apply.

Program Details

SEACAMP II sessions are open to students entering 8th through 12th grades in the upcoming fall with previous SEACAMP experience and are limited to 29 students. Enrollment is accepted online with a partially refundable $300.00 deposit payment. Student’s COVID-19 vaccination information is needed to complete enrollment. All COVID-19 Policies, Cancellation Policies, and Terms and Conditions should be reviewed prior to enrolling your student. Click here to enroll in SEACAMP II.

Students 8th grade or older have the option to attend SEACAMP I & II consecutively. Students 9th grade or older have the option to attend SEACAMP II & III consecutively. Sessions indicated with (*) may be done with the next level. Students will stay with SEACAMP from the start of the first session to the end of the next session.

Transfer Policy
Transfer Policy applies per student, per session. Students may request to transfer (switch session dates) without penalty prior to May 15th. Requests will be granted providing space is available. Request a transfer by emailing seacamp@seacamp.com with your student’s name, date of birth, current session date and desired new session date. Transfer may require new paperwork. Fees may apply for changes after May 15th.

COVID-19 Vaccination & Immunization Policies
All students are required to complete their COVID-19 primary series vaccinations and the COVID-19 bivalent booster vaccination prior to session starting. This process will take a minimum of 11 weeks to complete. Prior to enrolling in desired session, please ensure all vaccinations will be completed by the start of the session. Proof of vaccination required. There are no exceptions to this policy. Students that have not completed these required vaccinations will not be able to attend camp and the stated Cancellation Policies apply.

Additionally, per the California Department of Health all participants will be required to provide a copy of their immunization records that include the date of their last tetanus shot, if they have received it.

There are no exceptions to these policies. Students that have not completed the COVID-19 vaccinations or are not able to supply a copy of their immunization records will not be able to attend camp.

COVID-19 Policies
As stated above, all students are required to complete their COVID-19 vaccinations including the bivalent booster vaccine prior to the session start date. Following are additional COVID-19 Policies. SEACAMP San Diego reserves the right to modify or change these policies at any time.

  • All students must be in good health at the time of their session start date. Students must not have any symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fever, chills, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea).
  • Students will undergo a health screening prior to check-in at camp and must not have any of the above symptoms. If a student arrives to camp with one or more of these symptoms, that student is not permitted to check-in. A rapid COVID-19 test may be administered during health screening.
  • Students are required to follow a 10-day precaution plan. Specifically, students should be extra cautious of close interactions at school and other public settings; wear a high quality face covering for necessary interactions in public; only interact with individuals in their household when not wearing a high quality face covering (surgical mask, N95 or KN95). Additionally, if student is traveling by air within 10-days of session date, a high quality face covering is required in the airport and during the flight.
  • Students that are traveling by air to San Diego are required to wear a high quality face mask (surgical mask, N95 or KN95) in the airport and during their flight.
  • COVID-19 testing is not currently required but MAY BE REQUIRED by the time of the session start date. Any changes will be communicated via email. Additionally, students that attend consecutive sessions may be tested between sessions. A positive test may result in cancellation of enrollment in next session.

Enrollment Considerations
Each family should carefully consider if participation is appropriate for their student due to the additional risk associated with COVID-19. Students who are immunocompromised, or live with individuals at risk of serious illness due to COVID-19 should not attend programs, or they should consult with their doctor to determine if participation would be safe and appropriate.

  • Session may be cancelled or modified based on local or regional public health concerns. Please have an alternative plan ready.
  • Many activities will occur in public spaces that are accessible to the general public.
  • Students may be required to wear a face covering in public places. Face covering must be high quality. Sun buffs and face shields cannot be used in place of a face covering.
  • Fiesta Island Youth Aquatic Center is a multi-use facility that will include students from other geographic areas. SEACAMP students will have designated spaces and will have limited to no interaction with other programs.

SEACAMP II Tuition
$2495.00 per student. At enrollment a $300.00 partially refundable deposit is due. Tuition balance and required online Registration Forms including forms for optional SCUBA Program and Travel Information Form for session are due on or before May 15th.

Tuition Payments
Tuition payments are paid online and are made in two installment payments (Deposit & Final Payment). At the time of enrollment the $300 Deposit Payment is due.

Tuition Includes
Meals, housing, activities, 24-hour supervision, travel in San Diego, all gear – including wetsuit, mask, snorkel, and fins, plus SEACAMP swag. Airport pick-up and drop-off to San Diego International Airport (SAN) is also included – restrictions apply, see Travel Information for details.Transportation to San Diego is not included in tuition and families are responsible arranging travel. For students participating in our optional SCUBA Program, there is a $150.00 Program Fee per student, per session and a $150 Rental Fee per student, per session (if gear rental is needed).

As an added benefit to those who are attending back-to-back sessions of SEACAMP I and SEACAMP II, or SEACAMP II and SEACAMP III, your tuition will include all intersession activities, supervision, housing, dinner and breakfast.

Cancellation Policy
Deposit and tuition may be partially refundable. Cancellations prior to March 15 are subject to a $150.00 cancellation fee.Cancellations between March 15 and May 15 are subject to a $300 cancellation fee. All tuition is non-refundable after May 15. Travel fees, unaccompanied minor fees and SCUBA fees are fully refundable up to 30 days prior to session date. Cancellations must be submitted via email to seacamp@seacamp.com and received by the dates stated above. Cancellation email must include student’s name, date of birth, and session date. Cancellation Policy applies to each session.

Cancellation Policy due to Medical Withdrawal or COVID-19 Infection Withdrawal
Cancellations made due to medical withdrawal or COVID-19 infection withdrawal after May 15 require a physician note and/or or proof of infection with cancellation. Notification of medical withdrawal must include a note from participant’s primary care physician or physician providing care stating why participant is unable to attend SEACAMP San Diego. Notification of COVID-19 infection withdrawal must include a record of infection from medical provider, pharmacy, lab or clinic. Cancellation must be submitted via email to seacamp@seacamp.com and must also include student’s name, date of birth, and session date. Cancellations between May 16 and two weeks prior to session start date are subject to a $150.00 cancellation fee. Cancellations between two weeks and 72 hours of session start date are subject to a $300 cancellation fee. Cancellations within 72 hours of the session start date are subject to a $500 cancellation fee. All tuition amounts are non-refundable if notice of cancellation does not include physician note and/or record of COVID-19 infection. Cancellations/withdrawals received prior to May 15 are subject to the normal Cancellation Policy. Cancellation Policy applies to each session.

If program is cancelled by SEACAMP due health and safety concerns, deposit/tuition is refundable minus a $150 processing fee.

Transfer Policy
Transfer Policy applies per student, per session. Students may request to transfer (switch session dates) without penalty prior to May 15th. Requests will be granted providing space is available. Request a transfer by emailing seacamp@seacamp.com with your student’s name, date of birth, current session date and desired new session date. Transfer may require new paperwork. Fees may apply for changes after May 15th.

Additional Fees, if applicable

  • Additional Fees for Air Travel:
    • Late arrival fee: $25.00*
    • Unaccompanied minor fee: $75 each way*
    • Early departure fee: $25.00*
  • Late fee for auto departure
    • Late fees start accruing at 3:01pm with $1.00 charge for every late minute.
  • Additional Fees for Train Pick-up and Drop-off*
    • $75.00 each leg of travel
  • Additional SCUBA Fees* (optional)
    • Program Fee: $150.00 per student, per session
    • Rental Fee: $150.00 per student, per session

*Restrictions apply, please see Travel Information for more details and SCUBA Program for more details.

Travel to and from San Diego is to be arranged by the student and their parent/guardian and is not covered in the SEACAMP San Diego tuition. SEACAMP San Diego provides complimentary airport pick-up and drop-off, as long as students arrive and depart inside the designated window of time provided. See below for exceptions. Travel Information is due with the rest of the Registration Forms by May 15th. Any changes to travel after May 15th must be approved by SEACAMP San Diego but may not be possible.

Students Traveling by Car
Arrival: Student check-in on the first day of camp is between 10:00am and 12:00pm. Students arriving by car must use the provided map to camp to navigate to the SEACAMP San Diego facility and be checked-in by adult. The map will be sent with the Student Information Packet emailed after enrollment. Please do not use our mailing address – it will not get you to our facility. SEACAMP provides a generous 2-hour check-in window, please ensure check-in is between 10:00am and 12:00pm. Late arriving students may not be able to join the group until dinner time. Students are required to wear high quality face coverings in the airports and on flights for all air travel in the 10 days prior to session start date.

Departure: Student check-out on the last day of camp is between 1:00pm and 3:00pm. All students will need to be checked-out and signed out with SEACAMP staff. The authorized pick-up person will be required to show a government issued photo ID for student check-out and must use the provided map to camp to navigate to the SEACAMP San Diego facility. The map will be sent with the Student Information Packet emailed after enrollment. Please do not use our mailing address – it will not get you to our facility. SEACAMP provides a generous 2-hour check-out window, please ensure check-out is between 1:00pm and 3:00pm. Early check-out is not possible. If you happen to arrive early, please wait until we are ready for you at 1:00pm. Late Fee: Check-out after 3:00pm will result in late fee penalties. Late fees start accruing at 3:01pm with $1.00 charged for every late minute.

COVID-19 Protocols for Check-in/out: Minimize number of people checking student in/out of camp. After check-in/out is complete depart facility promptly. Follow posted face-covering requirements. These protocols are subject to change.

Students Traveling by Air
Arrival: Flights must arrive on the first day of camp between 9:00am and 12:00pm into San Diego International Airport (SAN). SEACAMP staff members will meet students at the baggage claim carousal for their flight. Staff members will be wearing a SEACAMP San Diego t-shirt and holding a yellow “camper pick-up” sign. Please note, all students must be traveling as ticketed passengers – we can not have students flying as “standby” passengers. Students are required to wear high quality face coverings in the airports and on flights for air travel to San Diego and for all flights in the 10 days prior to session start date.

  • Travel Fee: Arriving Early – For flights that arrive prior to 9:00am, there will be no additional charge. Students will wait at baggage claim for SEACAMP Staff to pick up at 9:00am. Arriving Late – Flights arriving between 12:00pm and 1:00pm are subject to $25.00 fee. Student may need to go directly to beach to meet up with the group and may miss some of the scheduled activities.
  • Unaccompanied Minor Fee: Students arriving as unaccompanied minors designated by the airline either due to age or due to preference are subject to a $75.00 fee. This service is only provided for students that are arriving inside provided window (9am -12pm). We are not able to accommodate students arriving early or late. SEACAMP must be notified of Unaccompanied Minor status on Travel Form. Upon arrival, SEACAMP staff member will acquire pass from airline to obtain entry into secured area of airport and will meet your student at the gate for his/her flight. If your airline of choice requires information regarding pick-up person, give the SEACAMP office a call/email and we will provide that for you (e.g. name, phone number, etc.).

Departure: Flights should depart San Diego International Airport (SAN) on the last day of camp between 2:00pm and 5:00pm. Students will arrive at the airport 120 – 150 minutes before scheduled flights. SEACAMP staff members will assist students with the check-in process and see them to security checkpoints. Please note, all students must be traveling as ticketed passengers – we can not have students flying as “standby” passengers.

  • Travel Fee: Departing Early – Flights departing between 10:00am and 2:00pm are subject to $25.00 fee. Student may miss some or all of the day’s scheduled activities. Departing Late – For flights departing after 5:00pm, there will be no additional charge. Students will go to the airport with the last group of students.
  • Unaccompanied Minor Fee: Students departing as unaccompanied minors designated by the airline either due to age or due to preference are subject to a $75.00 fee. This service is only provided for students that are departing inside provided window (2pm -5pm). We are not able to accommodate students departing early or late. SEACAMP must be notified of Unaccompanied Minor status on Travel Form. Upon departure, SEACAMP staff will acquire pass from airline to obtain entry in to secured area and wait with student at his/her departure gate until plane departs.

Students Traveling by Train
Service is NOT included in SEACAMP tuition, but provided for an additional $75.00 fee each way. Please check Amtrak Unaccompanied Minor Policy.

Arrival: Trains must arrive on the first day of camp between 9:00am and 12:00pm into Old Town Transit Center (OLT). SEACAMP staff members will meet students on the train platform. Staff members will be wearing a SEACAMP San Diego t-shirt and holding a yellow “camper pick-up” sign. Students are required to wear high quality face coverings in the train station and on trains to San Diego.

Departure: Service not provided for students 15 years old or younger. Only provided for students 16 years or older. Trains must depart on the last day of camp between 2:00pm and 5:00pm from the Old Town Transit Center (OLT). Students will arrive at the train station 30 – 60 minutes before scheduled departure. SEACAMP staff members will assist students with the check-in process and wait with them until train departs.

Travel Fees
Required Travel Fees are due by May 15th with Travel Information Form. Fees are refundable up to 30 days prior to session date. Any changes to travel after May 15th must be approved by SEACAMP San Diego but may not be possible.

Required forms for attendance at SEACAMP San Diego are accessed through the email sent after enrollment to the address on file. Registration Forms including SCUBA Forms for optional SCUBA Program and Travel Information Form are completed online and you will need to be logged-in to your account at www.seacamp.com/my-account to view. If you don’t already have an account, you can create one here. Forms are required for student attendance at SEACAMP San Diego and forms must be completed by a parent or guardian. All forms and payments are due by May 15, 2023.

Before beginning the Registration Forms, you will need to gather the following, as they will be required to submit the forms:

  • Immunization record – required (electronic version to be uploaded)
  • COVID-19 vaccination record – required (electronic version to be uploaded)
  • Health insurance card – (electronic version to be uploaded)

SEACAMP II students and families will need to review and complete the following:

  • SEACAMP Information Packet: Required for each student and family to read and review. Packet includes rules and polices for SEACAMP, map/address to SEACAMP facility, cancellation policies, COVID-19 requirements, packing list and more.
  • Registration Forms: Parent/Guardian to complete on behalf of child/ward. Forms have the following sections:
    • Student Health Form: SEACAMP session information along with student, parent, emergency contact information and student dietary and medical information.
    • Release Form: Medical Authorization; Photo Release; Parent Authorization & Understanding; Assumption of Risks and Responsibility; Water Activities Acknowledgement of Risk; Voluntary Participation; Release, Indemnification, & Covenant Not to Sue.
    • Boat Release Form: Release for Horizon Charters for live-aboard boat trip, required for each student. Form is a PDF that must be printed, completed and uploaded in the online Registration Forms. Click here for form.
    • SCUBA Forms (for optional SCUBA Program): Included in the Registration Forms. The online SCUBA Forms are required for students that would like to participate in the optional SCUBA Program and must be completed and submitted on or before May 15th. Restriction and fees apply for SCUBA Program.
      • All students participating in SCUBA Program must complete the Diver Medical Participant Questionnaire with Diver Medical Examiner’s Evaluation Form in consultation with a physician, preferably one who is knowledgeable about diving medicine. Please contact Divers Alert Network for a referral to a medical professional in your area – click here. The Diving Medical Guidance must be provided to the physician – click here for guidance. Honesty on health forms is required. SEACAMP San Diego will review the health information of each participant and evaluate risk conditions. Additional tests or physician consultations may be required to confirm fitness for diving. Completed medical participant questionnaire and Medical Examiner’s Evaluation Form can be submitted in the SCUBA Forms within the Registration Forms or emailed to seacamp@seacamp.com prior to the session start date. Failure to provide questionnaire and form will result in cancellation from the SCUBA Program and the Stated Cancellation policy will apply. ALL PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUIRED TO BE SIGNED OFF BY A PHYSICIAN.
        • Page 1 of the Medical Participant Questionnaire must be completed by all participants and questions 1 through 10 must all be answered. SEACAMP San Diego REQUIRES the Medical Evaluation Form even if you answered no to all questions on Page 1. Page 2 of the Medical Participant Questionnaire should be completed as directed. Page 3 is the Diver Medical Examiner’s Evaluation Form which must be completed by a physician, preferably one who is knowledgeable about diving medicine. Please contact Divers Alert Network for a referral to a medical professional in your area. The Diving Medical Guidance must be provided to the physician – click here for guidance. SEACAMP San Diego REQUIRES the Medical Evaluation Form even if you answered no to all questions on Page 1.
      • Medical conditions that disqualify students from diving at SEACAMP San Diego: Current asthma induced by exercise, cold air, or emotion; Current Epilepsy/Seizures; Diabetes (under 16 years old); Spontaneous pneumothorax; Narcolepsy; Blackouts/fainting/sudden loss of consciousness; Severe Anxiety. Please contact us for additional information.
      • Pay $150.00 Program Fee per student, per session.
      • Pay $150.00 Rental Fee per student, per session if SCUBA gear is needed.
  • Travel Information Form – Travel Information Form is required for all students regardless of how your student plans to arrive. Travel form is completed online and is due by May 15. Please review the Travel Information section of this packet before finalizing travel. Students MUST arrive inside the provided windows of time based on mode of transportation. Any changes to travel after May 15 must be approved and may NOT be possible. See Travel Information in provided Student Information Packet or on this page before finalizing travel.

All required forms are due by May 15th.

SEACAMP San Diego Location
Camp location is on Mission Bay just north of downtown San Diego and approximately 7 miles from the San Diego International Airport. This location has our dorms, restrooms, showers, classrooms, aquariums and access to a private beach.

Housing
Students will be housed in a traditional open style dorm equipped with bunk beds. We have two large dorm rooms, one for female identifying students and one for male identifying students. Students are assured 24-hour supervision by our SEACAMP Marine Science Instructors that spend the night in the dorms with the students. 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 alternate lab space. Bathrooms are across the courtyard with separate facilities for males and females. Each bathroom is equipped with toilet facilities and separate, individually curtained showers. To conserve water showers are push button showers. SEACAMP San Diego currently only has gender binary dorm and bathroom options; either male or female.

Meals
SEACAMP San Diego provides all meals that are included on your schedule. Meals are supplied by our caterer while at camp and are prepared in their kitchen, or by the Horizon boat crew while on the boat. Breakfasts and dinners are usually cafeteria-style and served at our camp facility. Lunches are “brown-bag” style and usually eaten in the field. Meals are delicious and varied, well-balanced and include fresh fruits and vegetables. However, snacks are not included. If your student will need more than the meals provided, please have them bring individually wrapped snacks in a bag labeled with their name. Snacks will be stored and available daily to students.

Classroom Facilities
All of our lab & workshop facilities 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.

Boat Trip
Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a two-day live-aboard boat trip to the South Channel Islands. During the trip students and staff will be housed on the Horizon Charters’ live-aboard dive boat, one of the largest dive boats in Southern California, which is comfortably equipped for many days at sea. See more information on Horizon’s vessel here.

SEACAMP II is a water-intensive week that builds on the curriculum of SEACAMP I. Students are given additional opportunities to boogie board, kayak and snorkel from a variety of sites. These activities help to prepare them for the highlight of SEACAMP II – the boat trip. Students and staff members will board the Horizon Charters boat The Horizon for a two-day liveaboard experience. The Horizon is a 80 foot Coast Guard inspected boat that is comfortably equipped for many days at sea. The boat cruises through the night and in the morning students awake to find themselves at the Channel Islands. Students spend two days snorkeling, diving, kayaking and other water activities before returning to San Diego. Students who are 14 years or older and are SCUBA certified will have the opportunity to participate in the optional SCUBA program.

Students will participate in advanced labs and workshops during SEACAMP II. They will delve into the Advanced Invertebrate Lab by probing for living animals among kelp holdfasts in and among mussel beds. The Advanced Fish Lab provides more detailed information and builds on the basics learned in Fish Adaptations. They will learn to use field guides and keys while working with the on-site aquariums. During the week, students will develop and complete an Independent Research Project that entails a literature search, field observation and the collection of specimens.

SEACAMP II also takes advantage of the attractions that San Diego has to offer. Students visit the Stephen Birch Aquarium and the San Diego Zoo. While visiting some of these world-class facilities, students will have the chance to participate in scavenger hunts and to work on their individual research projects using these terrific local resources.

The SEACAMP San Diego SCUBA Program is optional and provided in addition to snorkeling for an additional $150.00 fee. The program is offered during SEACAMP II & III sessions only and is not required to participate. Qualified students will have the option to add SCUBA to their SEACAMP session, where they will join our SCUBA Instructors, Divemasters and co-SEACAMPers in the beautiful waters off of Southern California’s coast. SCUBA, or Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus, involves additional training and acceptance of additional risks. All SEACAMP II and III SCUBA students will participate in an initial shallow bay session to evaluate their skills and acclimate to equipment. Student divers are led by Divemasters or Dive Instructors in small dive groups of no more than 5 students. SCUBA Diving during SEACAMP II and III sessions is a choice and a privilege. SEACAMP reserves the right to remove students from the program at any time, especially if it is determined that they are jeopardizing the safety of themselves or others. If this is determined or if a student chooses not to dive, SCUBA fees will not be refunded.

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Pay $150.00 Program Fee per student, per session.
  • Pay $150.00 Rental Fee per student, per session if SCUBA gear is needed. See details below.
  • Be age 14 years or older as of the first day of camp session.
  • Be a certified Open Water Diver. This means the student has completed an Open Water SCUBA course and holds an Open Water SCUBA certification card from a recognized certifying agency.
  • Complete the Diver Medical Participant Questionnaire with Diver Medical Examiner’s Evaluation Form in consultation with a physician, preferably one who is knowledgeable about diving medicine. Contact Divers Alert Network for a referral to a medical professional in your area – click here for referral network. The Diving Medical Guidance must be provided to the physician – click here for guidance. Honesty on health forms is required. SEACAMP San Diego will review the health information of each participant and evaluate risk conditions. Additional tests or physician consultations may be required to confirm fitness for diving.
    • Page 1 of the Medical Participant Questionnaire must be completed by all participants and questions 1 through 10 must all have answers marked. SEACAMP San Diego REQUIRES the Medical Evaluation Form even if you answered no to all questions on Page 1.
    • Page 2 of the Medical Participant Questionnaire should be completed as directed.
    • Page 3 is the Diver Medical Examiner’s Evaluation Form which must be completed by a physician, preferably one who is knowledgeable about diving medicine. Please contact Divers Alert Network for a referral to a medical professional in your area – click here for referral network. The Diving Medical Guidance must be provided to the physician – click here for guidance. SEACAMP San Diego REQUIRES the Medical Evaluation Form even if you answered no to all questions on Page 1.
    • Submit Participant Questionnaire with Diver Medical Examiner’s Evaluation Form: Page 1 through Page 3 must either be uploaded to SCUBA Forms or emailed to seacamp@seacamp.com prior to the start of the student’s session.
  • Medical conditions that disqualify students from diving at SEACAMP San Diego: Current asthma induced by exercise, cold air, or emotion; Current Epilepsy/Seizures; Diabetes (under 16 years old); Spontaneous pneumothorax; Narcolepsy; Blackouts/fainting/sudden loss of consciousness; Severe Anxiety. Please contact us for additional information.
  • Complete the required SCUBA Forms included in the Registration Forms to participate in SCUBA Program. If SCUBA Forms are not completed student will NOT be able to participate in SCUBA Program.

Fees & Dive Gear
Program Fee of $150.00 per student, per session is required for participation in SCUBA Program. Rental Fee of $150.00 per student, per session is required for those that need to rent SCUBA Gear. Students may use their own dive gear. Program Fee and Rental Fee are due by May 15th along with required forms and are refundable up to 30 days prior to the session date. Rental Fee includes Buoyancy Control Device (BCD) and Regulator which includes a Dive Computer. Full Rental Fee is still due even if student only rents a BCD or only rents a Regulator.

SCUBA at Camp
Student divers are led by staff members or boat crew who hold Divemaster or Instructor ratings. Small dive groups of five students allow for individualized attention and specialized dive goals. All students are required to participate in an initial check-out dive to evaluate skills and acclimate to equipment to continue in SCUBA Program.

SCUBA Diving during SEACAMP II and III sessions is a choice and a privilege. SEACAMP reserves the right to remove a student from the program at any time, should a student’s dive leader feel they are jeopardizing the safety of themselves or the group. If this is determined SCUBA fees will not be refunded.

Students must bring the following SCUBA items with them to camp:

  1. SCUBA Certification card (if you cannot locate your card, contact the agency that your student is certified under (e.g. PADI, SSI, etc.) or the dive shop where the student was certified.)
  2. Dive Log showing dive training record and dives since certification.
  3. Dive Tables or Computer (unless SEACAMP is providing).

As stated above, students are required to participate in an initial check-out dive to evaluate skills and acclimate to equipment to continue in SCUBA Program. This dive check is generally done in Mission Bay prior to the live aboard boat trip. The rest of the dives will be done during the live aboard boat trip when the boat will be anchored off the coast or off the South Channel Islands (generally San Clemente Island). Dive depths are no more than 60 feet and students are, generally, grouped in a dive group with students of similar experience levels. Students will be lead in dive groups of no more than five by staff remembers or boat crew who hold Divemaster or Instructor ratings. See the SEACAMP II schedule of activities here for planned dives.

While your student is here with us at SEACAMP San Diego, we are excited to give them 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.

For most families, it is the parents who find it hardest to cut ties with their student during a camp session. Students are engaged with new activities, new friends and busy schedules – no news is good news!  Parents may feel reassured to know that we will, of course, contact them if their child is having insurmountable difficulties or issues while at camp that are brought to the staff’s attention. SEACAMP staff has access to SEACAMP cell phones at all times for inter-staff and emergency use.

As you will not be receiving phone calls from your student once they have arrived at camp, try to remember that not hearing from them or SEACAMP is a positive thing – this means your child is okay and having a great time! Your student can, however, receive messages from home while they are at SEACAMP. Email is a great way to let your student know you are thinking of them and keep them up to date on life at home – please refrain from sending photos, as we do our best to keep waste minimal. Send your emails to camper@seacamp.com and include your student’s name in the subject line. Emails will be printed and delivered to camp once a day, except when students are on the live aboard boat trip. As there is no internet at camp, campers will not be able respond. Please be aware that messages are sometimes reviewed and those with inappropriate subject matter will not be delivered and may be forwarded to parent/guardian.

Prior to you student’ session be sure to discuss the importance of communicating with SEACAMP San Diego staff members. Instructors can only remedy ills we know about or witness; some students are quiet about their needs or problems. We try to hire a diverse staff so that even reserved students will be able to find someone they identify with and trust. Reinforce the importance of telling instructors about any questions or concerns your student may have while at camp.

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 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.

Our registration forms ask parents/guardians to provide information about medical conditions, allergies, prescription and over the counter medications, etc. Our staff should be aware of medications that students should be taking. Student information is confidential and stays with SEACAMP staff at all times. With over-the-counter medications, completed registration forms provide us with a written list of what the child takes on a regular basis (Advil, Aspirin, Midol, etc.) and students bring their own supply. We have added a list of OTC medications that we stock at camp that may be available to your students if necessary, and parents may give permission to make these medications available if necessary.

In regards to prescription medications, SEACAMP staff is not authorized to hold or administer prescription mediation to students – with the exception of emergency medication (i.e. Epi Pen) which staff are able to administer in an emergency situation. Students that require prescription medications will be responsible to hold and administer them.

All medications should be packed in a zip-top bag labeled with the student’s name. At bedtime, all prescription and over-the-counter medications will be collected to be stored in a locked container overnight. The only exception is for emergency medication such as epi-pens and inhalers, which are required to remain with participants at all times.

SEACAMP Staff cannot address or help remedy situations they are not made aware of. Students will need to communicate any health problems or concerns. If your child becomes ill or injured while attending SEACAMP San Diego, we will, of course, make sure that parents are kept informed about their child’s situation and progress. Whenever possible, parents/guardians will be included in decisions regarding their child’s care.SEACAMP San Diego Instructors remind students to keep their dorm space clean and clear, to shower regularly, wear clothing appropriate for the day’s activities and bring water bottles with them for the day. Two of the most important things for a successful camp experience is staying well-hydrated and sunburn free. Staff remind students to apply and reapply sunscreen and drink water throughout the day. Students have access to water and sunscreen all day – even when we are in the field for the day.  It is helpful to discuss parent/guardian expectations regarding sun exposure, appropriate attire, hygiene and hydration, etc. prior to camp attendance. Ultimately, it is the student’s responsibly to stay well-hydrated and sunburn free.