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Summer Camp – Marine Biology

Ages 10 – 12

July 22 – 26
Monday – Friday
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Immerse yourself in Marine Biology – literally! Campers engage in exciting classes, labs, field programs and conservation in the nearshore marine environment. 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.

Summer Camp – Marine Biology Afoot & Afloat

Ages 11 – 14

July 29 – August 2
Monday – Friday
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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 aquarium tanks and exhibits. Campers work together as a team while learning to be stewards of the marine environment.

Low tide walk

Join us for a guided walk on the beach at low tide with PTMSC naturalists, and witness the unique adaptations for life to survive and thrive in the intertidal zone.

Low tide: -1.66 ft. @ 9:59 a.m.

Registration required.

Creatures of the Sea & Shore Art Camp

Ages 7 – 10

August 5 – 9
Monday – Friday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Explore the beautiful world of the sea through beach adventures and art at Fort Worden. Spend the first half of the day at the beach with the Port Townsend Marine Science Center, and then head to Northwind Art for crafts, story, and outdoor games with local youth arts educator Mikal from Wild Child Arts Education.

Summer Camp – Marine Biology

Ages 10 – 12

August 12 – 16
Monday – Friday
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Immerse yourself in Marine Biology – literally! Campers engage in exciting classes, labs, field programs and conservation in the nearshore marine environment. 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.

Low tide walk

Join us for a guided walk on the beach at low tide with PTMSC naturalists, and witness the unique adaptations for life to survive and thrive in the intertidal zone.

Low tide: -2.13 ft @ 9:31 a.m.

Registration required.

Summer Camp – Coastal Explorers

Ages 8 – 9

August 19 – 23
Monday – Friday
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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. Through partnership with the Northwest Maritime Center we provide a short boating expedition as part of this camp.

Summer Camp – Junior Explorers AM

Ages 6 – 7

August 26 – 30
Monday – Friday
9 a.m. to noon

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. Junior Explorers is a great program for the younger camper who loves marine animals and exploring.

This event is currently filled but please add your name to our waiting list and if there are cancellations we will let you know.

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