Young Explorers Science Camp

Introduce your Young Explorer to the natural world through experiments, individual projects and engaging, age-appropriate science learning.
Send your camper with healthy snacks, water and sunscreen everyday.
  • Ages: 4-6 years
  • Days/Times: Monday - Friday, 
                              1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
           Extended care to 5:30 p.m.
  • Weekly Fees: $120 / $132.50 non-resident
  • Location: Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center, 569 South G Street

Young Explorers Science Camp Dates and Themes for 2023

Week 3*  July 3-7   Wetlands, the Biome Arcata Marsh Calls Home
Dig into wetlands and discover what makes Arcata's coastal marsh special.
We'll also spend the week getting to know the aquatic and terrestrial inhabitants of the area.  
(* no camp July 4th)

Week 4  July 10-14  Birds of a Feather Travel Together
Campers 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 7   July 31- Aug. 4   Investigate Invertebrates of the Marsh
Campers get out your magnifying glasses & take a closer look at the local invertebrates. From micro to macro invertebrates, like insects and crustaceans, we explore these marsh marvels.

Week 8   August 7-11  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.

Enroll online or with the Recreation Office

Camp Combo Option

Combine mornings Pee Wee Sports Camp or Skate Camp with Young Explorers Marsh Camp in the afternoon for a full day of fun!
Transportation is not provided to/from the Arcata Skate Park or Community Center to the Marsh.

Camp Combo Weekly Fees: $170 / $195 non-resident

Interested in our Payment Plan Option?

Please refer to the Summer Camps page for our Payment Plan details.