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SEACAMP Junior
Day Camp for Students 5th - 7th Grade
SEACAMP Junior
Day Camp for Students 5th - 7th Grade
About SEACAMP Jr.
Day Camp for Rising 5th - 7th Graders

SEACAMP Junior is a 5 day, full day camp program designed to introduce younger students to the ocean and local marine life of Southern California. It is open to students entering 5th through 7th grade in the upcoming fall. 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 full day program is an excellent way to introduce students to the marine environment, engage students in marine science, and spark the interest of those with little previous exposure.

Session Dates & Tuition
Camp Tuition52500$per student

$455.00 per student for July 1 – 5 session
Full Tuition is due at Enrollment

July 15 – 19, 2024 session full

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Session is limited to 26 students per session and students will do all activities together. Open to students entering 5th – 7th grade in Fall 2024.

Students must be checked-in between 8:00am – 8:30am and checked-out between 3:30pm – 4:00pm each day.

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Session is limited to 26 students per session and students will do all activities together. Open to students entering 5th – 7th grade in Fall 2024.

Students must be checked-in between 8:00am – 8:30am and checked-out between 3:30pm – 4:00pm each day.

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Based on total enrollment students may be split into groups by age/grade. Session is open to students entering 5th and 7th grade in the Fall 2024.

*No program on July 4th. Tuition is $455.00 per student and full amount is due with enrollment.

Students must be checked-in between 8:00am – 8:30am and checked-out between 3:30pm – 4:00pm each day.

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Session is full and closed to enrollment. To add your student to the wait list, please email seacamp@seacamp.com with your student’s name, date of birth, gender identity and grade in Fall 2024.

Session is limited to 26 students per session and students will do all activities together. Open to students entering 5th – 7th grade in Fall 2024.

Students must be checked-in between 8:00am – 8:30am and checked-out between 3:30pm – 4:00pm each day.

Enroll Now!

Session is limited to 26 students per session and students will do all activities together. Open to students entering 5th – 7th grade in Fall 2024.

Students must be checked-in between 8:00am – 8:30am and checked-out between 3:30pm – 4:00pm each day.

Enroll Now!

Based on total enrollment students may be split into groups by age/grade. Session is open to students entering 5th and 7th grade in the Fall 2024.

Students must be checked-in between 8:00am – 8:30am and checked-out between 3:30pm – 4:00pm each day.

Enroll Now!
Program Details

Enrollment Information
SEACAMP Jr. sessions are open to students entering 5th through 7th grade in the upcoming fall. Enrollment is accepted online with a full tuition payment due at enrollment. Based on total enrollment students may be split into groups by age/grade.Some sessions are limited to 26 students and students will do all of their activities together. Students will be grouped by age/grade, if necessary. All Terms and Conditions must be reviewed prior to enrolling your student.

Wait List
To add your student to the wait list of closed session, please email seacamp@seacamp.com with your student’s name, date of birth, gender identity and grade in Fall 2024.Close Session (s): July 15 – 19, 2024.

SEACAMP Jr. Tuition
SEACAMP Jr. tuition is $525.00 per student, per session.
July 1 – 5, 2024 session is $455 per student and there is NO program on July 4.

Tuition Includes
Supervision, snorkel gear, wetsuit, equipment, gear for all activities, admission to all attractions and transportation during program. Students will be required to bring a snack and lunch each day.

Late Fee Policy
A late fee of $1.00 per minute after 4:00pm will be due at check-out. However, there will be a one-time 5-minute grace period for a late check-out during the session. After the 5-minute grace period, a $1.00 fee will be incurred for each additional minute. Late fees must be paid in full via cash by the end of the session. Fees not paid by the end of the session will be invoiced to be paid online with an added 3% processing fee.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellation policy applies per student, per session. Cancellations more than 61 days prior to session start date are eligible for a full refund minus a $50 cancellation fee. Cancellations between 31 and 60 days prior to session start date are subject to a $200 cancellation fee. All tuition is non-refundable between 0 and 30 days prior to session start date. All cancellations must be submitted via email to seacamp@seacamp.com and must be received in the above time frames. Cancellation email must include student’s name, date of birth, and session date.

Cancellation Policy due to Medical Withdrawal or COVID-19 Infection Withdrawal
Cancellations made due to medical withdrawal or COVID-19 infection withdrawal between 0 and 30 days prior to session date 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 30 days and two weeks prior to session start date are subject to a $100 cancellation fee. Cancellations between two weeks and 72 hours of session start date are subject to a $200 cancellation fee. Cancellations within 72 hours of the session start date are subject to a $300 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 more than 30 days prior to session start date 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 $50 processing fee.

Transfer Policy
Transfer Policy applies per student, per session. Students may request to transfer or switch session dates without penalty. Requests will be granted providing space is available and the request is received 30 days prior to currently enrolled session. Fees may apply for changes made within 30 days of session. Request a transfer by emailing seacamp@seacamp.com with your student’s name, date of birth, current session date and desired new session date.

Referral Program
As of May 20, 2024 students enrolled in SEACAMP Jr. can refer a student to the SEACAMP Jr. Program and receive a $25.00 credit to the camp store for every student that enrolls and attends a SEACAMP Junior session in Summer 2024 up to $100.00. Your student’s name must be provided by the referred student at the time of enrollment. Credit to be redeemed during 2024 camp session.

Schedule & Activities
This day camp program starts with check-in between 8:00am – 8:30am. Students will do a combination of labs and water activities – they will be in or on the water each day! Students will need to bring a lunch and a snack with them to camp each day. Check-out each day will be between 3:30pm and 4:00pm.

Daily Schedule*

Day 1:  Kayaking on Mission Bay and Invertebrate Lab with Squid Dissection

Day 2:  Snorkeling at Mission Point with Sea Turtle Biology & Conservation Lab and Camp Store

Day 3: Plankton Lab, Seining on Mission Bay and Fish Adaptations Lab with Mackerel Dissection

Day 4: Boogie Boarding & Physical Oceanography at La Jolla Shores with Shark Ecology Lab

Day 5: Stand Up Paddle Boarding on Mission Bay with Marine Mammals Workshop

*Finalized schedule may be different than the above and may not be done in the order listed. Planned scheduled will be communicated prior to start date. All times and activities are subject to change due to scheduling considerations, weather/water conditions, etc. Based on total enrollment, students may be split into groups based on age/grade.

July 1 – 5, 2024 Daily Schedule*

Day 1: Stand Up Paddle Boarding on Mission Bay with Invertebrate Lab with Squid Dissection

Day 2:  Snorkeling at Mission Point with Fish Adaptations Lab with Mackerel Dissection

Day 3: Kayaking on Mission Bay and Marine Mammals Workshop

Day 4: Fourth of July Holiday, No Program

Day 5: Boogie Boarding & Physical Oceanography at La Jolla Shores with Sea Turtle Biology & Conservation Lab

*Finalized schedule may be different than the above and may not be done in the order listed. Planned scheduled will be communicated prior to start date. All times and activities are subject to change due to scheduling considerations, weather/water conditions, etc. Based on total enrollment, students may be split into groups based on age/grade.

Daily Lists of What to Bring

  • What to Wear: Sunscreen; Swim Suit; Clothes over Swim Suit; Hat; Shoes (any type)
  • Meal to Bring: Lunch; Snack; Reusable Water Bottle
  • What to Pack: Sunscreen; Beach Towel; Change of Clothes (including underwear); Rashguard or Sun Protection Shirt
  • Optional Items to Pack: Camera; Pen/Pencil; Notebook; Sunglasses with Lanyard; Personal Snorkel Gear (full-faced snorkels are not permitted and gear must be clearly marked with your student’s name. SEACAMP tuition includes all gear including snorkel gear and wetsuits).
  • Money: on the day of camp store, students can bring cash or credit/debit card to purchase wanted items.

What NOT to Bring

  • Any electronics including cell phones and smart watches. If cell phones are brought, they should be kept off and stored away. The only exception are digital cameras which should have a wrist or neck strap to secure during activities.
  • Personal wetsuit unless it is a 7mm, full-length suit
  • No roller blades, skates, skateboards, surfboards or skim board, alcohol, tobacco, drugs, weapons of any kind.

SEACAMP San Diego is not responsible for personal property that is lost, stolen or damaged.  lost and found items not claimed within two weeks will be donated.

Registration Forms Information
Required forms for attendance at SEACAMP San Diego are accessed through the email sent after enrollment to the address on file. Registration Forms must be 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. Required Forms for student attendance at SEACAMP San Diego must be completed by a parent or guardian and include student health information, authorized check-in/out adults, and release forms.

Forms are due 14 days prior to session start date.

  • Registration Forms: Online forms including the Student Health and Release Forms must be completed and submitted two weeks prior to session. Forms are required and changes or modifications to the forms are prohibited. Please collect the following prior to starting the forms: Immunization records (required to be uploaded)
    • Immunization record (electronic version to be uploaded).
    • Health insurance card to be uploaded

All required forms are due at least 14 days prior to session start date.

Location: SEACAMP San Diego facility is located at the San Diego Youth Aquatic Center on Mission Bay, approximately 10 miles north of downtown San Diego. A map will be provided with your registration materials.

Check-in: Auto check-in required each day between 8:00am – 8:30am. Only authorized adults are permitted to check-in students. Authorized adults are provided to us the required forms submitted prior to attendance.

Check-out: Auto check-out is required between 3:30pm – 4:00pm. Only authorized adults are permitted to check-out students and Photo ID is required at every check-out. Authorized adults are provided to us the required forms submitted prior to attendance.

Late Fee Policy: A late fee of $1.00 per minute after 4:00pm will be due at check-out. However, there will be one 5-minute grace period for a late check-out during the week. After the 5-minute grace period, a $1.00 fee will be incurred for each additional minute. Late fees are due at check-out on the last day of the session via cash. If fees are not paid via cash at the final check-out, you will be invoiced to complete payment online with an additional 3% charge.

In Program Transportation: During program students are transported to and from activities in our 15 passenger vans by our Marine Science Instructors that hold a Commercial Driver’s License with a Passenger Endorsement.

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 Instructors have been finger printed with the Department of Justice & FBI and all have a Class-C Commercial Driver License with a Passenger Endorsement. 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 all supervision of students. The amount of supervisory Instructors varies depending on the schedule. During snorkeling, there is one lifeguarded Instructor with every seven students and Instructor 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.

Immunization & COVID-19 Policies
Following are all Immunization COVID-19 Policies. SEACAMP San Diego reserves the right to modify or change these policies at any time.

  • Per California Regulation for an Organized Camp 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. Students that are not able to supply a copy of their immunization records will not be able to attend camp.
  • It is strongly recommended that all students are up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations.
  • All students must be in good health at the time of their session start date and not have any symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Students with a close contact or recent infection are required to follow California Department of Public Health isolation and quarantine guidelines. Click here to see current guidance.
  • Students are required to follow a 10-day precaution plan to avoid sickness prior to the start of the session. Students traveling by air within 10-days of session date are required to wear a high quality face covering in the airport and during the flight.
  • COVID-19 testing is not currently required but MAY BE REQUIRED by the time the session begins.
  • Students may undergo a health screening prior to check-in at camp and must not have any symptoms of COVID-19. 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.

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 many geographic areas. SEACAMP students will have designated spaces and will have limited to no interaction with other programs.

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. 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. Student information is confidential and stays with SEACAMP staff at all times. 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 medications to students – with the exception of emergency medication (i.e. Epi Pen) which staff are able to administer in an emergency situation. Students that need to take prescription medication(s) during camp will be responsible to hold and administer medication(s).

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.