Young Explorers Science Camp

Register Mon, April 29th, 2019
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Introduce your Young Explorers 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: $110 / $121 non-resident
  • Location: Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center, 569 South G Street

Young Explorers Science Camp Dates / Themes for 2019


  • Week 2   June 24-28         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.
  • Week 4   July 8-12             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 6   July 22-26           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 7   July 29-Aug 2      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 9   August 12-16      There's a Herpetologist in Everyone
    If reptiles and amphibians are your thing, then this is the camp for you! Campers learn about frogs, salamanders, turtles, snakes and many more slimy and scaly creatures.

Camp Combo Option


Combine Young Explorers Science Camp with a morning camp for a full day of fun!
Sorry, transportation is not provided to/from the Arcata Skate Park or the Marsh.
Campers must be 5 to attend Redwood Day Camp.


  • Camp Combo Weekly Fees: $150 / $172 non-resident

Interested in our Payment Plan Option?

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