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Summer Camps - Sea Quest


Book our NEW Summer Day Camp - Sea Quest - for your kids!


Sea Quest is a NEW 5-day summer day camp at The Marine Mammal Center designed to give elementary school kids the chance to dive in to marine science and ocean conservation. Through real science experiments, hands-on learning opportunities and nature-led programming, campers will discover the wonders of marine mammals and learn how we are all connected to the ocean. Campers will enjoy a combination of classroom based activities, behind-the-scenes tours, and exploration walks around the beautiful Marin Headlands, including Rodeo Beach and the Lagoon (where a family of river otters lives!).

Each camp will take place during one of three week-long sessions and will accommodate different age groups from 1st-6th grade students.

The program will be based at The Marine Mammal Center’s veterinary hospital and education center in the Marin Headlands, CA, just north of the Golden Gate Bridge.


June 23rd - 27th Playful Pups 6 and 7 year olds
Rising 1st and 2nd graders
Students will learn all about the cutest critters in the ocean, seal pups! They will explore what pups need to survive and how their family plays a role in their health.

July 7th - 11th Ocean Odyssey 10 and 11 year olds
Rising 5th and 6th graders
Students will explore the ocean ecosystems with a focus on conservation. They will learn about the patients taken care of at the Center and how our research ensures a healthy ocean.

July 28th -Aug 2nd Scat Scouts 8 and 9 year olds
Rising 3rd and 4th graders
Let’s explore poop! What goes in must come out. We’ll explore what and how pinnipeds eat and what their poop tells us about their health.

Register for Scat Scouts

Our day camps take place daily from 9am - 3.30pm.*

Got questions? Call Kristin Ku at 415-289-7330 or email


The price for each week-long camp is $285 for members and $325 for non-members. The price excludes food but includes snacks and water. Please provide your child/children with a bag lunch (in a re-usable bag and with a re-usable bottle for drinks).

Click here to become a member from just $25 per year.

Scholarships are available for the Sea Quest Camps. Application materials are due by June 1, 2014. Applications will be considered individually and on a first-come, first-considered basis.

*Extended Care Options:

Day Care is available before and after the camp sessions. Early Care is available from 8:30 to 9:30 am, at a cost of $9 per day or $45 per week. Extended Care is available from 3:30 to 5:30 pm, at a cost of $14 per day or $70 per week.

Application Process:

  • Download the application.
  • Complete Scholarship Application Form with all applicable information (Part 1).
  • Attach a Letter of Request stating your reason for requesting a scholarship, your financial need, and which program(s) you would like to attend (Part 2).
  • Attach a copy of the parent or legal guardian’s most recent tax return (please black out social security numbers)

Once the completed Scholarship Application Form, Letter of Request, and tax information have been received, the application will be taken under consideration. An application missing any of these documents will be considered incomplete and cannot be considered for a scholarship. Scholarships are limited; a scholarship application does not guarantee a spot in a program. All scholarship applications are taken under consideration for either a full or partial scholarship, depending on the financial need of the participant and available funds.

You may submit your application by:

  • Scan in and e-mail to
  • Fax to 415-754-4030
  • Mail to: The Marine Mammal Center, Education Department, Camp Sea Quest Scholarship, 2000 Bunker Road, Ft. Cronkhite, Sausalito, CA 94965

Camp Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: How do I get to The Marine Mammal Center
A: Click here for directions. Our address is 2000, Bunker Road, Fort Cronkhite, Marin Headlands, Sausalito, CA 94965.

Q: What time do I need to drop off my child and collect them from The Marine Mammal Center.
A: Every day you will need to drop off and pick up your child/children at the elephant seal statue at the front of the Marine Mammal Center. Drop off time is 9:15 am (camp begins at 9 am) and pick up time is 3.30 pm

Q: What grade do I sign my child up for?
A: You must sign your child up according to the grade level they will be entering in the 2014-2015 school year.

Q: How many weeks can I sign up for?
A: You may register for one week of camp, because each week of camp is grade/age specific.

Q: What will the kids do all day?
A: Camp is filled with activities! There will be guided tours, crafts, games, special activities and occasional behind-the-scenes experiences. Campers will spend the majority of their time outside at The Marine Mammal Center or in the Marin Headlands.

Q: What is the camper to adult ratio?
A: There are approximately 12 children in each camp group, with one educator, one intern and one or two high school volunteers.

Q: Are the children supervised at all times?
A: Yes, children are never left unsupervised. Our staff are all background check, have had a week of extensive training and they are all either CPR or First Aid trained.

Q: Can my 5 year old and 10 year old attend the same class?
A: No. For the benefit of the classes and campers we follow strict guidelines on age ranges and grade levels.

Q: Can we sign up with a friend?
A: Yes, when you register you will see a space available to write in a friend’s name. We will do our best to accommodate requests, but cannot make guarantees.

Q: Can you tell me if my child’s friend has already signed up for camp?
A: Privacy laws do not allow us to share that information.

Q: How much does it cost?
A: The price for each week-long camp is $285 for members and $325 for non-members. The price excludes food but includes snacks and water. Please provide your child/children with bag lunch.

Q: Can I become a member when I sign up for camp?
A: If you would like to become a member before camp starts you may join online or stop by our Information Desk at The Marine Mammal Center.

Q: Do you have scholarships available?
A: Yes, we offer a lottery for partial scholarships for Summer Camp only. You can request a scholarship application and learn more about our scholarship opportunities by emailing

Q: How much interaction will they have with animals?
A: There may be other occasions in which they will be able to see an animal up-close or have a unique opportunity to connect with an animal husbandry specialists.

Got questions? Call Kristin Ku at 415-289-7330 or email

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