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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

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 vaccination and the COVID-19 bivalent booster vaccination prior to session starting.

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.

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Camp Tuition49500$per student
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Full tuition is due at enrollment

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 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 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.

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.

Program Details

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. Some sessions are limited to 26 students and some sessions are limited to 52 students. Students will be grouped by age/grade, if necessary. All COVID-19 policies, Cancellation Policy, and Terms and Conditions should be reviewed prior to enrolling your student. Click here to enroll in SEACAMP Jr.

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.

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

  • 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.
  • 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. Students that are not able to supply a copy of their immunization records will not be able to attend camp.
  • 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 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.
  • COVID-19 testing is not currently required but MAY BE REQUIRED by the time the session start date. Also, face coverings may be required during program. Any changes will be communicated via email.

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.

SEACAMP Jr. Tuition
SEACAMP Jr. tuition is $495.00 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.

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.

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.

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

Daily Schedule*

Day 1:  Snorkeling & Seining at Mission Point with Invertebrate Lab with Squid Dissection

Day 2:  Stand Up Paddle Boarding followed by Fish Printing and Fish Adaptations Lab with Mackerel Dissection

Day 3: Marine Mammals Workshop with Boogie Boarding & Physical Oceanography at La Jolla Shores

Day 4:  Kayaking on Mission Bay  and Shark Ecology Lab

Day 5: Shark Snorkel at La Jolla Shores and 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 session start date. All times and activities are subject to change due to scheduling considerations, weather/water conditions, etc.

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; 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)

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).
    • COVID-19 vaccination card (required to be uploaded)
      • 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.
    • Health insurance card to be uploaded

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

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.