Summer Camps

2019 Summer Camp Schedule

At the Port Townsend Marine Science Center (PTMSC), our summer camps allow burgeoning young scientists and adventurers to spend a week exploring beaches, uncovering treasures hidden in our exhibits, playing games, making crafts, and hiking through beautiful Fort Worden State Park.

Our science campers come back year after year and many of our past campers return again as camp counselors. Join us for a wet, sandy, adventurous, fun-filled week!

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Online Registration:

To register your child for a PTMSC Summer Camp, please click on one of the camps below. You will be directed to the online registration form.
Fill out this form once for each child per camp.
Payment in full is requested upon completion of the online registration form.

PTMSC members receive $10 off each registration (use promo code MEMBER). If you are not yet a member, we invite you to join today to enjoy this and many other members-only benefits!

SEAL PUPS DAY CAMP

9:30 am - 12 noon
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Ages 3 - 4 
$100

June 24, 26, 28

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August 5, 7, 9

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Explore and learn about the beach and sea creatures. Activities will enhance the natural curiosity and vivid imagination of this age group. Campers will spend time outdoors and at the touch tanks with trained and attentive counselors.
 
 

JUNIOR EXPLORERS DAY CAMP

9 am - noon OR 1 pm - 4 pm
Monday - Friday
Ages 5 - 7

June 24-28
PM session

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August 5-9
PM session

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August 12-16
AM session

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August 12-16
PM session

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Spend a week exploring and discovering marine and coastal life, animals, plants, and secret spots. This half-day camp is all about fun, with activities in and around the Marine Science Center. It’s a great program for the younger camper who loves marine animals and exploring.

 
 

COASTAL EXPLORERS DAY CAMP

9 am - 4 pm
Monday - Friday
Ages 8 - 9

July 8-12

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Ready, set, explore! Examine the varied coastal environments of beach, glacial bluff, forest, pond, and meadow. This is the perfect camp for nature-loving kids who want to explore it all! Using observation skills, campers discover how these places support life in the coastal ecosystem.

 

 

MARINE BIOLOGY AFOOT & AFLOAT

9 am - 4 pm
Monday - Friday
Ages 11 - 13 

July 29 - August 2

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Calling all budding Marine Biologists! This camp takes marine biology skills to the next level through hands-on activities. Students sail aboard Northwest Maritime Center vessels while doing scientific investigations. Ashore, students participate in intertidal surveys and labs in the touch tanks and exhibits. Campers work together as a team while learning to be stewards of the marine environment. 
 
 
 
 

MARINE BIOLOGY DAY CAMP

 9 am - 4pm
Monday - Friday
Ages 10 - 12 

July 15-19

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Immerse yourself in Marine Biology! Campers engage in exciting classes, labs, and field programs. A few of the many captivating activities include: sieving through goopy sediments looking for brittle stars, articulating a gray whale skeleton, and using microscopes to observe the plankton that supports all life in the sea.   
 
 
 If you have questions about any aspect of camp, please email us at camps@ptmsc.org or call us at 360-385-5582 ext 120.

Scholarships are available to those who qualify.

Camp Counselor Application: Interested in being a camp counselor this summer? Find more information on the application form here! Applications are due March 31st. 

PTMSC Cancellation Policy for Day Camp:

In the event that you can’t make it to camp, PTMSC is happy to refund 75% of the full cost of camp retaining a 25% cancellation fee provided the cancellation request is made at least 30 days prior to the start of camp. After that date, no refunds are made.