Science Adventures


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.


Camps 2019 – Registration for the 2019 camp season will open January 30 at 12 p.m. Join our mailing list to stay connected with updates on registration, new activities and more.


About This Camp

Hands-on marine and terrestrial science in a variety of Bay Area ecosystems. Explore forests, shorelines and estuaries with science educator counselors in local ecosystems and aboard a sailing research vessel.

Ages & Eligibility

Campers must be Ages 11-14 (by December 1, 2019) in order to register for this camp.

Price: $560

Camp Sessions

Dates Days Time Action
6/17 – 6/21 Mon – Fri 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Closed
6/24 – 6/28 Mon – Fri 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Closed
7/15 – 7/19 Mon – Fri 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Closed
7/29 – 8/2 Mon – Fri 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Closed
8/5 – 8/9 Mon – Fri 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Closed

Location: UC Berkeley Marina – 124 University Ave Berkeley, CA 94720

Camp Details

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, and 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 full-coverage sandal with backstap that can be worn in the water (such as: Aquasock or Keens. 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
  • Snack
  • Bagged lunch with drinks

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