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Wildlife Camps

We offer fun and educational Wildlife Day Camps year-round during school breaks for kids ages 4-18. 

Through animal encounters, games, arts and crafts, outdoor exploration, role play and career exploration, the world of our amazing native wildlife comes to life!  Our Wildlife Day Camps are a fun way for your kids to learn during school breaks.

Early Bird Discount! Good until February 12th! Hurry Now!

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 PreK - Kinder

Turtle Trek NEW!
March 21st – 23rd : 9:00am – 12:30pm
$68 ($62 members)

Travel the pacific with our sea turtle friends!  We will “swim” from country to country meeting lots of new animals along the way. From shiny scales to bright new feathers, your child will be sure to have an adventure of a lifetime!

Squiggly Snakes n’ Leapin’ Lizards
March 24th – 25th : 9:00am – 12:30pm
$47 ($43 members)

This camp is all about those radical reptiles! We’ll slither with snakes and lounge with lizards as we discover the scaly world of our local reptiles through games, crafts and up-close (and safe!) animal encounters!

Flashy, Splashy Friends
March 28th – 30th : 9:00am – 12:30pm
$68 ($62 members)

We will flap, fly, crawl and swim into the fun of snakes, birds, and fish that use color in unique ways every day! Campers will get hands-on with our new friends and learn how some animals want to blend in, while for others it is better to stand out!

No Bones About It
March 31st  – April 1st : 9:00am – 12:30pm
$47 ($43 members)

From tentacles that stick to insects that fly and sea life that crawl, this camp is all about those crazy animals that have no bones about them!  We will dig, dance, and discover how many of these critters live all around us and even get a chance to get hands-on!

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 1st - 3rd Grade

Sea Turtle Splash
March 21st – 25th : 9:00am – 12:30pm
$115 ($104 members)

We’ll make a splash as we discover the amazing sea turtles that call the Living Coast and San Diego Bay home! Do they really live 100 years? Can they grow as big as you? Are they really green? From beak to tail, we’ll explore all things turtle!

Jr. Apprentice
March 21st – 25th : 1:00pm – 4:30pm
$115 ($104 members)

The perfect camp for budding biologists!  We’ll track wildlife on the marsh, explore life under the microscope, feed sharks and meet sea turtles up-close. We’ll even see what it takes to care for eagles, owls and endangered crows.  Being a biologist has never been more fun!

Travel Bug NEW!
March 28th – April 1st : 9:00am – 12:30pm
$115 ($104 members)

Do you have the travel Bug?! Come join our turtle ambassadors in their new home and travel the Pacific Ocean.  We will “fly,” “crawl” and “swim” around the pacific ocean to encounter amazing new animals with crazy abilities. Through games, crafts, hikes and of course, lots of hands on animal encounters, we will learn why our new friends live where they do!

Commotion in the Ocean
March 28th – April 1st : 1:00pm – 4:30pm
$115 ($104 members)

Make a real splash in a camp that’s all about ocean life!  Prepare to dive into a world of sea turtles, sharks, seahorses and more as we discover the amazing marine critters that call San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean home!

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 4th - 6th Grade

Kayaks to Keepers – NEW
March 21st – 25th : 9:00am– 4:30pm
March 28th – April 1st : 9:00am – 4:30pm
$230 ($208 members)

Think you have seen it all in Apprentice Camp? Think again! An unforgettable experience, this camp is all about new adventures!  Campers will spend two days off site (Tuesday and Thursday) kayaking south San Diego Bay. We will master kayaking techniques, paddle out to discover what dwells in the bay and of course, HAVE FUN! We will be on site at the Living Coast Monday, Wednesday and Friday learning what it takes to work with our new visitors for our Passport to the Pacific exhibit.  Each student will get hands on by helping our keepers feed, clean, and socialize our new critters as well as discovering the amazing abilities these crazy critters have! 

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Keeper 101
March 28th and 29th: 9:00am – 4:00pm
$140 ($126 members)

An unforgettable experience for teens who are interested in a career working with animals!  Experience two days in the life of a keeper/aquarist first hand while working behind the scenes with staff biologists.  Prepare animal diets, clean enclosures and more while discovering the inner workings of a wildlife facility!

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Come back this spring and summer to join us for: Passport to the Pacific- A Tour Around the World’s Largest Ocean, beginning March 2016. Our camps will feature our new Turtle Lagoon and other exciting animals from around the Pacific ocean!

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Contact us education@thelivingcoast.org or (619) 409-5908