2016 Summer Camps Open!

Jan 19, 2016

Sign Up today for Our 2016 Summer Camps!

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!

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. 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 

Ages 3 - 4 | $90

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.

Session 1: June 27 - July 1 | M, W, F | 9:30 am - 12 pm 

Session 2: August 8-12 | M, W, F | 9:30 am - 12 pm

Junior Explorers Day Camp 

Ages 5 - 7 | $150

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 on the coast.

Session 1: June 27 - July 1 | 1-4 pm

Session 2: August 8-12 | 1-4 pm

Session 3: August 15-19 | 9 am - 12 pm

Session 4: August 15-19 | 1-4 pm

Coastal Explorers Day Camp

Ages 8 - 10 | $275

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.

July 11-15 | 9 am - 4 pm 

Marine Biology Day Camp

Ages 9 - 13 | $275

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, pulling a seine net through eelgrass beds to learn where young fish hide and using microscopes to observe the plankton that supports all life in the sea.

July 18-22 | 9 am - 4 pm

Marine Biology Afoot & Afloat

Ages 10 - 13 | $400

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.

August 1-5 | 9 am - 4 pm

If you have questions about any aspect of camp, please email us at camps@ptmsc.org or call us at 360-385-5582 ext 104.

Scholarships are available to those who qualify.

We're looking forward to a great summer season!

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.