Marsh Explorers Science Camp
• Morning
• Afternoon

Marsh Explorers Science Camp is a half-day camp. Campers may choose to attend the morning session or the afternoon session, but not both within the same week.

Ages: 5 - 8 years
Morning Camp: 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Afternoon Camp: 1 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Weekly Fees: $115 / $127 
Location: Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center, 569 S. G St

Campers investigate nature through experiments, outdoor adventures, individual projects and engaging, hands-on learning! Morning Marsh Explorers Science Campers please be sure to bring a daily lunch! All campers bring healthy snacks and water every day!

Marsh Camp 2021
Dates and Themes

Week 1: June 14 - 18 Circle of Life
Investigate connections between plants, animals and insects of the Arcata Marsh system. Explore how humans interact and impact our environment.

Week 2: June 21 - 25 Wetland Wonders
Dig into wetlands and discover what makes Arcata's coastal marsh special. Spend the week getting to know the aquatic and terrestrial inhabitants of the area.

Week 3: June 28 - July 2 Adaptations
The marsh is home to many masters of survival, such as shore birds and specialized plants. Learn how living in a coastal marsh is possible.

Week 4: July 5 - 9 Birds of a Feather
Soar into the world of birds that make seasonal and permanent homes at the Arcata Marsh. Learn about shorebirds, birds of prey and many other species.

Week 5: July 12 - 17 Wetland Mammals
From otters to raccoons, to rats and mice, spend the week scurrying around the marsh and learning about these interesting creatures. 

Week 6: July 19 - 23 Wonderful Water
Water plays an important role in our daily lives. Discover the value that water has in balancing the bountiful ecosystem and the benefits provided to the natural world.

Week 7: July 26 - 30 Invertebrates
Get out your magnifying glasses & take a closer look. From micro to macro invertebrates, like insects and crustaceans, explore these local marsh marvels.

Week 8: August 2 - 6 Water World
Witness the scientific phenomena present in the Arcata Marsh waters. From the ponds to the bay, there's plenty to explore.

Week 9: August 9 - 13 Herpetologist
If reptiles and amphibians are your thing, then this is the camp for you! Learn about frogs, salamanders, turtles, snakes and many more slimy and scaly creatures.

Week 10: August 16 - 20 Leave No Trace
We need nature. Nature needs us. Learn the seven principles of LNT and discover practical ways to protect our natural lands.

Summer Camp Chart (PDF)

Interested in our Payment Plan Option?

Please refer to the Summer Camps page for our Payment Plan details.
Payment Plans cannot be used for online enrollment at this time.

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