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.

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 and all in-person education programming is curtailed until further notice. 


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.

Summer Day Camps

Do you have an ocean lover at home looking for ways to learn more about marine science? Oregon Sea Grant's Summer Day camps offer marine science-themed hands-on activities, field trips, and interactions with researchers working in oceanography, marine biology, engineering and more. Our day camps are Monday through Friday, 9 am - 3 pm. Registration includes all instructional materials, field trips, and a camp T-shirt to decorate. Lunches are not included. As of now, we are hopeful to offer Summer 2021 camps in-person, but will be closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic. Registration is scheduled to open January 2021, unless otherwise noted. Be sure to check back for updates!

Save the Dates - Summer 2021

  • Ages 15-18 years: July 19-22
  • Ages 13-14 years: July 26-29
  • Ages 11-12 years: August 2-5
  • Ages 8-10 years: August 9-12


Summer 2020 Virtual/Hybrid Day Camps - Thank you!

Thanks to your strong interest and support, we were able to convert our traditional, in-person day camps to a virtual/hybrid format and connect with students from across the US! We had a blast engaging with your students virtually and compiling the camp in a box materials for your marine enthusiast to enjoy. Best of luck as you wrap up summer and transition back to school. We hope to host your camper at a future marine education program. These camps were supported by s NSF funded RCRV project at Oregon State University. For more information on the RCRV project (https://ceoas.oregonstate.edu/regional-class-research-vessel-rcrv).

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