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.

Day Camps at HMSC

Oregon Sea Grant Marine Education annually offers summer day camps at Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC). Each summer, we provide students ages (8-18) with fun, interactive, field-based learning activities. Day camps will be held July through mid-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.

SAVE THE DATES for Summer 2024:
  • Ages 15-18 - July 8 - 11
  • Ages 13-14 - July 15 - 18
  • Ages 11-12 - July 22 - 25
  • Ages 8 - 10 - July 29 - Aug 1

Camp themes will be posted by December 2023 and registration will open early January 2024 - be sure to check back. Want to be among the first to know about our day camp opportunities next year? Join our email list! 

Day Camp Highlights

  • Explore coastal and marine habitats through field trips
  • Learn firsthand 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