Summer Wildlife Day Camp registration is now open!

Week 1: June 10-June 14

Pre-k-Kinder (Half Day Only)Tortuguitas & Family Ties$250 (Members $225)BOOK NOW
1st-3rdPlanet Protectors $345 (Members $310)BOOK NOW
4th-6thSurf the Seas$360 (Members $324)BOOK NOW

Week 2: June 17-June 21

Pre-k-Kinder (Half Day Only)Little Gardeners & Favorite Friends$250 (Members $225)BOOK NOW
1st-3rdMarsh Madness$345 (Members $310)BOOK NOW
4th-6thNative, Nocturnal, and Nautical$360 (Members $324)BOOK NOW

Week 3: June 24-June 28

Pre-k-Kinder (Half Day Only)Rock Stars & Turtle Trek$250 (Members $225)BOOK NOW
1st-3rdSea Turtle Splash$345 (Members $310)SOLD OUT
4th-6thPaddle the Pacific$360 (Members $324)BOOK NOW

Week 4: July 1-July 3 (3 Days)

Pre-k-Kinder (Half Day Only)Family Ties$150 (Members $135)BOOK NOW
1st-3rdPlanet Protectors$207 (Members $186)SOLD OUT
4th-6thSurf the Seas$216 (Members $194)BOOK NOW

Week 5: July 8-July 12

Pre-k-Kinder (Half Day Only)Little Gardeners & Favorite Friends$250 (Members $225)BOOK NOW
1st-3rdMarsh Madness$345 (Members $310)BOOK NOW
4th-6thNative, Nocturnal, and Nautical$360 (Members $324)BOOK NOW

Interested in receiving member pricing? Become a member of the Living Coast today!

More camp information can be found here:


1. Do you offer extended care/times?

Extended care is offered in the form of extended check-in and check-out windows, during which campers may engage in games and activities with staff supervision. Check-in for all camps is 8:30 AM – 9:15 AM. Check-out times are based on your camp registration. Half-day check-out is 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM, and full-day check-out is 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM.

Evening care is not available at this time.

2. My camper has special needs (medical, behavioral, dietary, etc.). Can you accommodate?

The Living Coast Discovery Center strives to create an inclusive environment for everyone. Please give us a call to discuss your camper’s special needs with our education team. When registering, please be sure to include any important information that will assist our staff with working with your camper. This will ensure we are able to provide the best experience possible for both you and your camper.

3. What will my child get to see and do at your camp?

The Living Coast Discovery Center strives to bring the excitement of nature exploration, scientific inquiry, and wildlife connection to your students. Campers will get to meet at least one animal up-close, explore the trails, visit various exhibits, feed some of our ambassadors, practice hands-on science, create recycled arts and crafts, and more.

If your camper is staying all day, please make sure to pack plenty of water, a lunch, and two extra snacks. Sunscreen, appropriate shoes, and a hat are all important too!

4. What about the shuttle? How do I get in past the gate?

Due to our sensitive wildlife on the Refuge, parents are unable to drive directly to the Living Coast. Check-in and check-out occur at our Camp Zone, located in our parking lot. Please make sure to arrive during the designated check-in and check-out windows. If you are going to be late/early, make sure to call our Education Team (619-409-5908) immediately, so we can inform you of the procedure for accessing the site.

Parents should remain in their car during the check-in and check-out process at our Camp Zone. The Camp Coordinator will check ID’s from the vehicle.

Did you miss the check-in/out window? Call our Mainline (619) 409-5900


Gift Shop Credit

Want your camper to have an extra memento from the Living Coast gift shop? Add gift shop credit to your registration so your little camper can get his or her souvenir on the last day of camp. Gift shop credits can be added to your registration online based on the week of camp. We suggest reserving this for the last camp of the season. You can always send cash for gift shop day too! Note: We do not allow your camper to purchase snacks or drinks during our trip to the gift shop.

Camp T-shirts are only $12

T-shirts are available for purchase online during your registration or onsite for $12.00. T-shirts can be added to your registration, by selecting the t-shirt size of your camper as an add-on option at the bottom of the camp registration page. If your camper is interested in a t-shirt to remember their camp experience, please send money with them for the day they visit the gift shop during camp.

Please note that supply and sizes are limited, and your child’s size may not be available.


Military Discounts Available

Please call 619-409-5908 for the discount code. Military discount is 10% off camp prices, and families may be subject to verification at check-in. Discounts cannot be combined. Discounts do not apply towards t-shirt or gift shop credit sales.

Membership Prices

All current members of the Living Coast automatically receive a reduced price at checkout. Make sure you have set up your online account to receive the discount. Call the membership department at 619-409-5940 if you need assistance setting up your account.

Cancellation Policy & Camp Info

No refunds are given on programs canceled by the registrant less than 7 days prior to the program date.  For cancellations made by the registrant more than 7 days prior to the first date of the 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.

More camp information can be found here:

Wildlife Day Camps are generously sponsored by the San Diego Foundation, San Diego Unified School District, and the State Coastal Conservancy.