Marsh Explorers Science Camp

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Marsh Explorers will investigate the natural world. Each week long camp program is packed with fun experiments, individual projects and engaging science learning. Explore, discover and enjoy the "wow" of science in your own backyard. Send your camper with healthy snacks everyday.


  • Location: Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center
  • Ages: 7 - 9 years
  • Days/Times: Monday - Friday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Weekly Camp Fees: $100 /Add $10 non-resident fee
  • Week 3 weekly Camp Fees: $80 /Add $10 non-resident fee
Equipment and supplies are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Arcata Marsh. Download Marsh Bingo (PDF) to play with your own family at the Marsh.
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Marsh Explorers Science Camp Dates/Themes for 2017

  • Week 1   June 19 - 23: Circle of Life: Campers investigate plants and animals that live at the Arcata Marsh and how these species are interconnected. We also explore the impacts of human interaction with the natural environment and learn principles of Leave No Trace.
  • Week 3   * July 3 - 7: Predator vs. Prey: Campers learn about predator and prey relations at the Arcata Marsh and how animals have adapted to capture prey or escape predators.
  • Week 5   July 17 - 21: Native Species and Non-Native Invaders: Campers uncover the complex relationship between native and non-native species of both plants and animals and explore how an ecosystem responds in the face of invasion.
  • Week 8   August 7 - 11: World of Water: Campers witness the scientific phenomena present in the Arcata Marsh waters. Discover the value that water has in balancing the ecosystem and understand the important role water has in our daily life. From the pond to the bay, there's plenty for campers to learn during the final week of Marsh Camp.

Day Camp Combo

Add Marsh Explorers Science Camp to Redwood Day Camp half-day mornings for a full day of fun. Sorry, transportation is not provided from Redwood Day Camp to the Arcata Marsh.
  • Weekly Fees: $140 residents / $160 non-residents
  • Week 3 Weekly Fees: $112 residents / $132 non-residents

Interested in our Payment Plan Option?

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