This experiential camp gives kids the opportunity to observe, examine, and analyze a variety of Bay Area ecosystems – both on the water and on terra firma.
About This Camp
Explore Marine and Terrestrial Ecosystems! All aboard! This experiential camp gives kids the opportunity to observe, examine, and analyze a variety of Bay Area ecosystems – both on the water and on terra firma. Campers will enjoy fun-filled, hands-on marine science activities aboard the 65 foot Derek M. Baylis sailing research vessel. We’ll also trek in and around Bay Area forests and shorelines on a quest to understand the systems that are thriving all around us.
Ages & Eligibility
Campers must be Ages 11-13 (by December 1, 2017) in order to register for this camp.
|6/26 – 6/30||Mon – Fri||8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.||Register|
|7/31 – 8/4||Mon – Fri||8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.||Register|
|8/7- 8/11||Mon – Fri||8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.||Register|
Location: UC Berkeley Marina – 124 University Ave Berkeley, CA 94720
All Classes meet and end at the UC Aquatic Center in the Berkeley Marina. Our discovery zone will be East Bay Regional Parks, San Francisco parks, the forested lands of Strawberry Canyon, Tidepools at Crab Cove, to name a few. We’ll sail throughout the SF Bay, including journeys to Angel Island, Raccoon Straits, The Golden Gate Bridge, and the ocean beyond.
By land and sea, we’ll discover tide pools, examine and evaluate phytoplankton, survey forest ecosystems, sample and analyze SF Bay water, map SF Bay debris, and conduct marine mammal watches! Plus much more!
Each participant must arrive at camp with:
- Backpack (labeled with name) for ease of carrying gear around town
- Shoes or sandals that can be worn in the water (such as: Tevas, Keens, or Crocs. No flip-flops please)
- Closed toed shoes that can be worn for active play
- Comfortable pants or shorts
- Sweater, sweatshirt, or jacket
- One-Liter Water bottle
- Swimsuit & Towel & Hat
- Bagged lunch with drinks
- Any group games or sporting equiment your child enjoys and would like to share