Oregon Sea Grant hosts a number of summer day camps for youth 8 to 18 years old with themes that range from marine technology to marine mammals. Campers interact with researchers and learn about the marine environment through hands-on programs and field trips.

Each summer, Oregon Sea Grant Marine Education offers day camps for students ages (8-18) at Hatfield Marine Science Center. Our camps include fun, interactive, field-based learning activities and connection with STEM professionals. Day camps will be held July through early-August on Monday through Thursday, 9 am - 3 pm. The cost is $195 per camper. Registration includes all instructional materials and a camp T-shirt; however, lunches are not included. Please note that camp registration fees are non-refundable.

Camp dates for Summer 2023 are listed below. Please note that day camp themes and descriptions will be finalized and provided on this website by December 2022 and registration will open early January 2023. Want to be the first to know our plans? Be sure to join our email list where we will share all registration details and camp themes. 


  • Ages 15 - 18 years: July 10 - 13
  • Ages 13 - 14 years: July 17 - 20
  • Ages 11 - 12 years: July 31 - August 3
  • Ages 8 - 10 years: August 7 - 10
  • Note:  there is a one week gap between camps 2 and 3 due to educators attending a local educator conference in July 2023

Our camps will follow all current Oregon State University (OSU) and Oregon Health Authority (OHA) COVID-19 Safety Protocols and Guidelines. While we are planning to offer camps in person next summer, these plans are also subject to change pending the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic. Any questions or concerns should be directed to the Marine Education Coordinator, [email protected]; 541-867-0233.

Day Camp Highlights

  • Explore coastal and marine habitats through field trips
  • Learn first hand about the marine environment and the amazing diversity of life found there
  • Conduct experiments in the field and in wet labs
  • Learn about scientific techniques and current research
  • Interact with researchers and other experts