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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. 

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 PreK & Kindergarten


Fish School

7/11 – 7/13; 9:00-12:30
$68 (members $62)

Clownfish and seahorses! Flatfish and eels! Fish come in every color, shape and size you can imagine.  We’ll dive into the colorful and scaly world of fish through games, crafts and up-close looks at some finny friends!

Pacific Explorers

7/14 – 7/15; 9:00-12:30
$47 (members $43)

Turtles aren’t the only ones living in and around the pacific.  This camp is all about meeting those curious animals our turtle friends might meet as they travel.  Like true explorers, we will put on our science caps and get hands on in our exploration of the living earth!

Turtle Trek

7/18 – 7/20; 9:00-12:30
$68 (members $62)

Travel the Pacific with our sea turtle friends! We’ll “swim” from country to country discovering what makes each so fun and meeting meeting lots of new animals around the way.  From crafts to games to hands on encounters, this camps will have your camps SWIMMING with excitement.

Squiggly Snakes & Leapin’ Lizards

7/21 – 7/22; 9:00-12:30
$47 (members $43)

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! 


 1st-3rd Graders

Travel Bug – FULL

7/11 – 7/15; 9:00-12:30
$115 (members $104)

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!

*To be placed on the waitlist, please click on the “register now” button below.

Jr. Apprentice:

7/11 – 7/15; 1:00 – 4:30
$115 ( members $104)

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 clapper rails.  Being a biologist has never been more fun!

Sea Turtle Splash:

7/18 – 7/22; 9:00 – 12:30
$115 ( members $104)

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


That’s Gross

7/18 – 7/22; 1:00-4:30
$115 ( members $104)

Come discover the slimy, gooey, dirty, and sometimes smelly, animals and plants that call the Living Coast Discovery Center home!  From slippery squid to hairy tarantulas and owl pellets to poo – this camp will leave your child saying, “EWWW that’s gross and AWESOME!”

 4th - 6th Graders

Kayaks to Keepers

7/11 – 7/15 9:00-4:30 – Full
$230 (members $208)

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 they use every day!

*To be placed on the waitlist, please click on the “register now” button below.



Keeper 101 – FULL
9:00 – 4:30
$140 (members $126)

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 the Center’s staff biologists. Prepare animal diets, clean enclosures and more while discovering the inner workings of a wildlife facility.  (Limit 5 campers per session)

Our summer sessions are all FULL. Please call 619-409-5908 to see about adding a weekend in the Fall.



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Program Cancellation Policy: No refunds are given on programs cancelled by registrant less than 7 days prior to the program date. For cancellations made by registrant more than 7 days prior to first date of program an 80% refund will be given. LCDC reserves the right to cancel any program. In the event that LCDC cancels a program, all program fees will be refunded.

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



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