Summer Camps 2016

Another great summer of camps completed. Check back early 2017 for next year’s opportunities!

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Salish Sea School Camps

For kids in Grade 1 (completed) to 5

Monday to Friday from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Salish Sea School is a week-long day camp that combines educational experiences in the Centre with “in the field” activities on Portland Island, Sidney Island (Sidney Spit), Sidney beaches and an Eco-cruise. That’s THREE boat trips into the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve! Camp days are also filled with games, art, and fun! This is a great introduction to the variety of ocean habitats within reach—sandy beaches, rocky beaches, open ocean, and docks and pilings. $250 (+tax)

2016 Camp Dates

Camp #1 July 4-8 *2 spots left
Camp #2 July 11-15 *1 spot left
Camp #3 July 18-22 SOLD OUT
Camp #4 August 8-12 SOLD OUT
Camp #5 August 15-19 SOLD OUT
Camp #6 August 22-26 SOLD OUT

Click here for Salish Sea School Registration Forms

NEW! Ocean Advocates Camps

Proudly supported by LGL Limited

For kids in Grade 6-7 (completed June 2016)

Monday to Thursday from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Ocean Advocates is a new four-day camp for kids who have completed Grades 6 or 7. This camp combines some of the campers’ favourite experiences from our Salish Sea School with new and exciting marine science activities—intertidal transects and surveys, experiments, salmon dissection, plankton tow—and explorations. New excursions for this camp include a whale-watching zodiac adventure and a trip to Russell Island, part of the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve only accessible by private boat. Along with discovering the marine and plant life of Russell Island, campers will delve into its history and learn about the island’s Hawaiian settlers through a homestead tour guided by descendants of those settlers. An opportunity to visit the First Nations Clam Garden Restoration project on Russell Island may also be possible based on tides and Parks Canada staff availability. Campers will finish this camp with a broader knowledge of our local ecosystem and a drive to conserve it. Guidebook included (Value $25.95). $240 (+tax)

2016 Camp Dates

August 29-September 1—SOLD OUT! (contact for waitlist)

(*Note: an additional camp may be added if this date sells out)

Click here for Ocean Advocates Registration 2016


Barnacle Buddies Camps

For kids ages 4 to 6

Two day camps

Barnacle Buddies is for budding biologists looking to explore the diversity of ocean animals big and small through hands on learning. Each of these themed camps combines educational experiences inside and outside of the aquarium with educational games, activities, crafts, and more! Campers will enjoy local Sidney beaches (rain or shine) while learning about their favourite, or soon to be favourite, marine creatures. Check out the selection of themes. *Note: if registering for back-to-back camps, we do not provide lunchtime care. $56 (+tax)

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2016 Camp Dates

Camp #1 June 27/29 (9:30-12:30)—Finned Fun: Fish and Sharks Cancelled

Camp #2 June 27/29 (1:30-4:30)—Crabtastic Octopus *4 spots left

Camp #3 June 28/30 (9:30-12:30)—Marine Mammal Mania *3 spots left

Camp #4 June 28/30 (1:30-4:30)—Eagles, Herons and Duck, oh my! Cancelled

Camp #5 Aug 2/4 (9:30-12:30)—Finned Fun: Fish and Sharks SOLD OUT

Camp #6 Aug 2/4 (1:30-4:30)—Crabtastic Octopus SOLD OUT

Camp #7 Aug 3/5 (9:30-12:30)—Marine Mammal Mania SOLD OUT

Camp #8 Aug 3/5 (1:30-4:30)—Who eats Who: Food Chain Fun SOLD OUT

Click here for Barnacle Buddies Registration Forms



Questions? Call 250.665.7511 or email