We hope to see you in 2021!

Update as of Jan 18, 2021: At this time, we do not have any information on dates or registration for Sea Camp. We are actively working to develop a program that is engaging and safe. It is our intent to host Sea Camp, as to what format and when, TBD. If you are interested in being notified of our Sea Camp plans when they come available, please join our mailing list here

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Sea Camp of Oregon was first established in 1997 with the goal of offering students a hands-on experience in marine biology and science. Southern Oregon University Youth Programs and the Oregon Institute for Marine Biology (OIMB) have worked together to create an environment where students can learn more about the wonders of our oceans and coastlines. Tuition for the camp is $625, which includes meals, transportation to the coast, boarding, and curriculum tailored for grades 4 through 8. 

Sea Camp of Oregon is a residential camp held at the Oregon coast in the town of Charleston just south of Coos Bay. Students meet at Southern Oregon University where they board the Sea Camp vans and travel to the coast. They spend the next three days and three nights exploring the wonders of the marine and estuarine environments by hiking, observing marine mammals, tide pooling, and taking classes in marine biology. As a Sea Camp student, you have full access laboratory facilities, hands-on experiences and adventures, and a professional staff that will enable you to learn about the ocean in new and exciting ways. Plus you will have fun on the beach!

Activities may include:2016 SEA 2 Girl holding fish 6763

  • Crabbing
  • Laboratory classes with sharks, bony fishes, mammals, and invertebrates 
  • Tidepooling at Sunset Bay
  • Seal and sea lion viewing
  • Bird watching
  • Marine biology videos, slides, and contests
  • Visits to Coast Guard Station and Shore Acres Botanical Gardens and Beach
  • Beach campfire and games


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