Oregon Sea Grant hosts a number of summer day camps for youth 8 to 18 years old. Camps provide the opportunity to interact with researchers and learn about the marine environment through hands-on programs and field trips. Topics covered in each camp differ, but range from marine technology to marine mammals!

COVID-19 Update:

In our continuing efforts to stem the spread of COVID-19, especially among our more vulnerable staff, volunteers, and visitors – the Visitor Center is closed until further notice. 

Summer 2020 Day Camp Update

Our summer day camps will be offered virtually with an optional activity at the coast - additional information and logistics are below!


Looking for learning activities that bring STEM home when school is out of session? Check out the Oregon Coast STEM Hub activity calendar for online STEM events the whole family can join. The family resource page provides links to a variety of STEM curriculum and activities.

2020 Summer Day Camps Have Gone VIRTUAL!

Do you have an ocean lover at home looking for ways to learn more about marine science? These camps bring ocean-themed activities to your home through hands-on activities and interactions with researchers working in oceanography, marine biology, engineering and more.

Students connect LIVE with marine researchers and educators from the comfort of their homes via Oregon Sea Grant’s virtual/hybrid camps.

Camp participants join virtually for three days. They then have the option to join for an extra in-person, socially distanced activity on the coast!


Camp Dates:

  • July 20-23 (Ages 15-18 years)
    • Virtual: July 20-22
    • In-person activity at the coast: July 23
  • July 27-30 (Ages 13-14 years)
    • Virtual: July 27-29
    • In-person activity at the coast: July 30
  • August 3-6 (Ages 11-12 years)
    • Virtual: August 3-5
    • In-person activity at the coast: August 6
  • August 10-13 (Ages 8-10 years)
    • Virtual: August 10-12
    • In-person activity at the coast: August 13


Virtual/Hybrid Day Camp Logistics:

  • Virtual, 10 am - 12 pm (M-W): 
    • Includes interactions with researchers and educators walking through marine science and ocean art activities
    • Campers will work through “Camp in a Box” activities on their own time and would have the opportunity to share their experience online the next day
    • “Camp in a box” materials will be mailed to camper’s home prior to camp
  • Optional Activity at the Coast, 10 am -12 pm (Th):
    • You and your camper would have the option to sign-up and meet the education staff at a tidepool or beach local to Newport for a socially-distanced, 2-hour outdoor program. Please note: parents/guardians are required to stay with campers during the entire activity at the coast.
  • Fees (include costs of all materials and shipping for camp in a box plus staff time)
    • Virtual Only (M-W): $60
    • Hybrid (Virtual (M-W) + In-person activity at the coast (Th)): $75

*Please note, our credit card payment site shuts down on a monthly basis for updates. It will be unavailable on July 7th and August 7th. If you register on these dates, just select the "Mail a Check" payment option. You can then either mail a check or log in another day to pay by credit card.

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