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SEACAMP Junior
Day Camp for Students 5th - 8th Grade
SEACAMP Junior
Day Camp for Students 5th - 8th Grade
About SEACAMP Jr.
Day Camp for Rising 5th - 8th Graders

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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 8th 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. Participants for SEACAMP Jr. are required to complete their COVID-19 primary series vaccinations at least two weeks prior to session start date and are required to receive any eligible boosters by session start date. Booster eligibility defined by the CDC. See additional COVID-19 information here.

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.

Summer 2022 Information
2023 Information Coming Soon!
2022 Camp Tuition43000$per student

Summer 2022 Tuition
Full tuition is due at enrollment

2022 SEACAMP Jr. Session Dates
Day Camp for Rising 5th - 8th Graders

SEACAMP Jr. is a Day Camp program open to students entering 5th – 8th grade in the upcoming fall and is limited to 26 students per session.

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

SEACAMP Jr. is a Day Camp program open to students entering 5th – 8th grade in the upcoming fall and is limited to 52 students per session.

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

SEACAMP Jr is a Day Camp program open to students entering 5th and 8th grade in the upcoming fall and is limited to 52 students per session.

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

SEACAMP Jr is a Day Camp program open to students entering 5th and 8th grade in the upcoming fall and is limited to 52 students per session.

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

2022 Program Details

Summer 2023 information coming soon!

Enrollment Information
SEACAMP Jr. sessions are open to students entering 5th through 8th grade in the upcoming fall. Enrollment is accepted online with a full tuition payment due at enrollment. All COVID-19 policies, Cancellation Policy, and Terms and Conditions should be reviewed prior to enrolling your student.

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. Please ensure the email includes student’s name, date of birth, session date student is enrolled in and which session date student would like to be transferred to.

COVID-19 Vaccination & Immunization Policies
For COVID-19 all students are required to be fully vaccinated (primary series completed at least two weeks prior to session start date) and up to date (booster, if eligible) of their vaccinations, as defined by the CDC, by the start of their session date. Proof of vaccination required.

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. We require participants to be up-to-date on recommended vaccinations for their age.

There are no exceptions or exemptions to these policies. Students that are not fully vaccinated and up to date for 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
Final COVID-19 policies, outside the vaccination requirement, for Summer 2023 to be announced.

As stated above COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters are are required. 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 the session start date. Students are should follow a 10-day precaution plan. Specifically, students should be extra cautious of close interactions at school, wear a good quality face covering for necessary interactions in public (school, doctors, etc.), and only interact with individuals in their household when not wearing a face covering.
  • All instructors are fully vaccinated and up to date on all eligible booster for COVID-19 vaccinations and will be periodically tested for COVID-19
  • Students will be screened at check-in to meet the following health parameters. The answer must be NO to all of the following screening questions:
    • Has student had any of the following symptoms:
      • Cough • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing • Fever • Chills • Muscle Pain • Sore throat • New loss of taste or smell • Nausea • Vomiting • Diarrhea
    • Temperature check – No fever of 100.4°F or greater
    • No observed symptoms of illness

Each family should carefully consider if participation is appropriate for their student due to the additional risk associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. 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 park spaces that are accessible to the general public.
  • Students may be required to wear a face covering in public places. Face covering must be good 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 may include students from other geographic areas. SEACAMP students will have designated spaces and will have limited to no interaction with other programs.

SEACAMP Jr. 2022 Tuition InformationInformation for 2023 Coming Soon!

SEACAMP Jr. tuition is $430.00 per student, per session.

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.

If program is cancelled by SEACAMP due to insufficient participants or health and safety concerns, deposit/tuition will be refunded minus a $50 processing fee. If your student does not meet the COVID-19 vaccination requirement, they will not be able to attend program and the above cancellation policy still applies.

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. Please ensure the email includes student’s name, date of birth, session date student is enrolled in and which session date student would like to be transferred to.

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.

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

Daily Schedule*

Day 1:  Marine Mammals Workshop with Boogie Boarding & Physical Oceanography at La Jolla Shores

Day 2:  Sea Turtle Biology & Conservation Lab with Snorkeling & Seining Mission Point

Day 3: Kayaking on Mission Bay followed by Fish Printing and Fish Adaptations Lab with Mackerel Dissection

Day 4:  Shark Snorkel at La Jolla Shores and Shark Ecology Lab

Day 5: Stand Up Paddle Boarding with Invertebrate Lab with Squid Dissection

*All times and activities are subject to change due to scheduling considerations, weather/water conditions, etc. Activities may not be done in the order listed.

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); Face Covering x2; Rahguard or Sun Protection Shirt

Option 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)

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. A map will be provided with your registration materials. Auto check-in and check-out is required each day. Check-in is between 8:00am – 8:30am and check-out is between 3:30pm – 4:00pm

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.

Throughout the session students are transported to and from activities in our 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 Instructors have been finger printed with the Department of Justice & FBI and all have Class-C 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 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.

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.

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 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 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.

Registration Forms must be completed online and include student health information, authorized check-in/out adults, and release forms. Registration Forms are due 14 days prior to the start of your student’s camp session.

Registration Forms are accessed online through your account at www.seacamp.com/my-account under Registration Forms and are required for student attendance at SEACAMP San Diego. Forms must be completed by parent or guardian. If you don’t already have an account on www.seacamp.com, you can register for one here. The Registration Forms include the Authorized Check in/out Adults, Student Health Information, and Release Forms.

  • 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)
    • COVID-19 vaccination card (required to be uploaded) – students are required to be fully vaccinated (primary series completed at least two weeks prior to session starting) and up to date (booster received before session start date, if eligible), as defined by the CDC.
    • Health insurance card to be uploaded