Living Coast - scouts overnight adventures

Explore the Living Coast after dark!

After a full evening of hands-on activities and animal encounters, your group will snuggle down in your sleeping bags for a movie before drifting off to sleep. The next morning, your group will enjoy a continental breakfast and more opportunities to meet local wildlife up-close. 

Program currently on pause due to current COVID safety precautions

Three themes to choose from:

Living Coast - Private Overnight Adventures

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!

Living Coast - Private Overnight Adventures

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!

Living Coast - Private Overnight Adventures

Mysterious Midnight at the Marsh

The sun sets early and we celebrate with ‘spooky’ animal encounters, night hikes through the marsh, a mysterious scavenger hunt, slimy dissection, and more! Offered September – November only.


5:15 p.m. – 9:30 a.m.


$750 per troup (15 people)
$45 per extra person
Suggested ratios: One adult for every 5 children.
Maximum group size: 30 during COVID times. (50 post-COVID)

What’s included?

All activities, animal encounters, take-homes and meals/snacks!
• Dinner- Pizza, salad and lemonade/water
• Light Snack- Popcorn and fruit
• Breakfast- cereal, fruit, bagels, cream cheese, English muffin, juice, and coffee.

Fee Structure & Cancellation Policies:

A ratio of one responsible adult (18 and older) for every five children (ages 5-17) attending is required. A minimum of $750 is required to run a program for a maximum of 15 people. If your group has more than 15, the program fees go up. You must pay the minimum fee ($750) at time of registration. Extra people fees can be adjusted and collected day of event. Fees are refundable up to 80% if cancelled more than 1-weeks advance notice. Fees are non-refundable less than 7-days notice. Admin fees may be applied for excessive changes and last minute moves – at the discretion of the department.

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

Living Coast - Private Overnight Adventures

Scouts! 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 child 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!

No Upcoming Dates at this Time

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!