Marsh Explorers Science Camps

Marsh Explorers Science Camp is a half-day camp in the afternoons. Campers investigate nature through experiments, outdoor adventures, individual projects and engaging, hands-on learning!  Campers should bring healthy snacks and water every day!
Ages: 7 - 9 years
Day/Time: Monday - Friday, 1 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 Extended Care 5:00-5:30pm
Weekly Fees: $120 / $132.50 
 Week 3: $96 / $108.50 non-residents
 Location: Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center, 569 S. G St

Marsh Explorers Camp Dates and Themes for 2023

Week 1: June 19 – 23 Circle of Life 
Campers investigate connections between plants, animals and insects of the Arcata Marsh System. We also explore how humans interact and impact our environment.

Week 2: June 26 – 30 The Situation with Adaptations
The Marsh is home to many masters of survival, such as shore birds and specialized plants. Join us in learning how living in a coastal marsh is possible.   

Week 5: July 17 - 21 Mustelidea-A-Day 
Spend the week weaseling around learning about different  mustelid family members, From martens and badgers to otters, we'll have fun with these furry animals. 

Week 6: July 24 – 28 Water World
Campers witness the scientific phenomena present in the Arcata Marsh waters. 
From the pond to the bay, there’s plenty for campers to learn. 

Week 9: August 14 – 18 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.

Enroll online or with the Recreation Office  

Camp Combo

Combine mornings T.E.A.M. Camp or Skate Camp with Marsh Camp in the afternoon for a full day of fun!Sorry, transportation is not provided to/from the Arcata Skate Park or the Marsh.Camp Combo Weekly Fee: $170 resident / $195 non-resident

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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