Camp: Coastal Explorers, June 19-23, 2023

Location: PTMSC Museum Portico
Date: June 19–23, 2023


June 19-23 | Monday - Friday

9 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Ages 8-9 | $325

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.

Members of the Port Townsend Marine Science Center receive $10 off each registration. If you are not yet a member, we invite you to join today to enjoy this and many other members-only benefits!

Maximum group size: 18 campers / 3 staff.

Please note: each camper must be registered separately. 


If you have questions about any aspect of camp, please email us at or call us at 360-385-5582 ext 120.

PTMSC cancellation policy for Summer 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, there are no refunds unless you need to cancel for health reasons, including potential Covid-19 exposure in your household or the camper's household. In that case, please email for a full refund minus a 10% admin fee.

Health and safety
The health and safety of your children while attending summer camp is our top priority. Our procedures and protocols for summer camps this year are based on careful review of health and safety guidance from the CDC, Washington State Department of Health, Jefferson County Public Health, and the American Camp Association. We will provide specific procedures and protocols, if needed, as we approach the beginning of summer camps and update you when any changes are advised throughout the summer.

Financial assistance
Scholarships are available to those who qualify. If we can help make summer camp more accessible for your child, please contact Liesl by emailing or calling (360) 385-5582 x101. You can directly apply for a scholarship by filling out this Google Form.