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Overnight Adventures

Explore the Living Coast Discovery Center after dark!

After a full evening of fun, hands-on activities and animal encounters, you will snuggle down in your sleeping bags for a movie and cozy indoor camping. The next morning, your group will enjoy a continental breakfast and more opportunities to meet local wildlife up-close. Call 619-409-5908 to reserve your spot today.

Don’t have a large group? Check out our Family Overnight Adventures.

Three themes to choose from:

Sweetwater Snooze

Discover the secrets of Sweetwater Marsh and its animal residents after dark with fun hands-on activities, crafts, a sunset hike and loads of encounters with local wildlife!

Sea Turtle Slumber Party

Explore the world of the endangered green sea turtle through turtle games and crafts and stories, a hike through the refuge to San Diego Bay and a rare opportunity to meet the Living Coast Discovery Center’s sea turtles (and other critters) up-close!

Mysterious Midnight at the Marsh
(Offered September-November)

The sun sets early and we celebrate with ‘spooky’ animal encounters, night hikes through the marsh, a mysterious treasure hunt, creepy snacks and more! 

5:15 p.m. – 9:30 a.m.

$48 per child (groups of 15 -19 children)
$42 per child (groups of 20+ children)
One adult is free for every 5 children. Additional adults are $25 each.

What’s included?
All activities, animal encounters, take-homes and meals/snacks!
• Dinner- Pizza, salad and lemonade/water
• Light Snack- Popcorn and fruit
• Continental Breakfast- Hot and cold cereal, fruit, bagels, cream cheese, yogurt, juice, coffee

A ratio of one responsible adult (18 and older) for every five children attending is required. A minimum of 15 paying participants is required to run a program. If you group has less than 15, the program can run with a payment equivalent to 15 participants. A $100 deposit is required to reserve your date.

Have a small troop? Join a Small Troop Mash-Up!
This is a great opportunity if your troop is small and does not meet the 15 person minimum. Come join several other groups for a fun night of adventures, animal-encounters, and environmentally friendly crafts. Make new friends. Share laughter with old friends. And take home some awesome memories! Call 619-409-5908 to register your troop today!

Upcoming Scout Mash-Ups:

April 21st – 22nd: Go Green!
In honor of Earth Day, we are celebrating all things green: sea turtles, eco-friendly crafts, and exploring the greenery out in nature. Join us on this fun adventure into the marsh.

October 13th – 14th: Mysterious Midnight on the Marsh
Spooky animal encounters, a night hike through the marsh, a mysterious treasure hunt, creepy snacks, and more are sure to put the howl in your Halloween!

Want to remember the adventure? We offer a variety of Commemorative Patches!
Discovery Center Patches – 3 to choose from!  Click here for designs
$4 each when pre-ordered | $5 each on-site

Here’s what some groups have had to say about the Overnight Adventures program:

“I have been associated with Girl Scouts for the past 8 years, and this was the best overall Girl Scout experience I have seen or participated in. GREAT job!!!”- Troop 1864 

“The Overall experience was fantastic! I really enjoyed the up close and personal attention given to the group.” 

Schedule your event for any available evening, year-round!
Call 619-409-5908 to reserve your spot today!