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
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 12-14 (by December 1, 2022) in order to register for this camp. Price: $595
UC Berkeley Marina – 124 University Ave Berkeley, CA 94720
|Week 02||6/13/2022 – 6/17/2022||Mon – Fri||9 a.m. – 4 p.m.||$595||Waitlist|
|Week 04||6/27/2022 – 7/1/2022||Mon – Fri||9 a.m. – 4 p.m.||$595||Waitlist|
|Week 06||7/11/2022 – 7/15/2022||Mon – Fri||9 a.m. – 4 p.m.||$595||Waitlist|
|Week 08||7/25/2022 – 7/29/2022||Mon – Fri||9 a.m. – 4 p.m.||$595||Waitlist|
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!
- What to BringEach participant must arrive at camp with:
- Backpack (labeled with name) for ease of carrying gear around town
- Bagged lunch with drinks
- 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
Afternoon Extended Care Options
Extend your child(ren)’s camp day, and rest easy knowing that you have some extra time to get through traffic, finish a few errands, or pick up dinner before you pick up your child(ren).
Schedule: 4:00PM – 6:00PM Daily
|Weekly Afternoon Extended Care||$75||Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8||Register|