Experience Real Science and Real Animals at the Marine Mammal Center's Camp Sea Quest

March 2, 2017

Marin Mommies presents a sponsored article from The Marine Mammal Center which offers summer camps for kids grades K–6 in the Marin Headlands in Sausalito. Learn more at www.marinemammalcenter.org.

Kids can take a deep dive into marine science and ocean conservation this summer at Camp Sea Quest, a five-day summer camp at The Marine Mammal Center in the Marin Headlands. Campers will discover the wonders of marine mammals and our planet's oceans through real science experiments, hands-on activities, learning opportunities, and more.

Activities will include classroom and behind-the-scenes experiences and exploration walks around the Marin Headlands, including Rodeo Beach and Lagoon. Campers will also learn important leadership, team-building communication, and problem-solving skills. Six week-long sessions will be offered for kids in grades K–6, and are based at The Marine Mammal Center's veterinary hospital and education center at Fort Cronkhite.

Camps are divided by age group and include Magnificent Marine Mammals for kindergarten and first grade, Introducing Our Patients for rising first and second graders, Hospital Heroes for rising third and fourth graders, and Vet Detective for rising fifth and sixth grade students. Hospital Heroes and Vet Detective will be offered twice this summer.

Camp runs daily from 9 to 3:30 pm, except for the half-day camp for kindergartners and first graders, which runs from 1 to 4 pm. Each Friday, families of campers are invited to visit at 2:30 pm to see an open house of camp highlights. The cost for Camp Sea Quest is $400 per week for Marine Mammal Center members and $450 per week for non-members. Half-day camp costs $200 per week for members and $250 for non-members. Extended care is offered in the mornings from Monday through Friday and in the afternoons from Monday through Thursday for an additional fee. Scholarships are available, too.

For more information and to register, call The Marine Mammal Center at (415) 289-7330 or visit their website at www.marinemammalcenter.org. You can also email camp@tmmc.org.