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Science Camps for Kids

South Slough Reserve science camps provide kids opportunities for hands-on exploration of the outdoor world through investigation, science, art, and laughter. Activities vary from year to year and camp day and themes are planned to fit the abilities and interests of kids according to their grade in school. 

 Camps have a minimum enrollment to operate, and a maximum enrollment based on vehicle capacity. Camp fees help with snacks, travel, supplies, tools, t-shirts and education intern stipends.

Join Us in Summer 2021

The Reserve is planning to offer science camps during the summer of 2021. Our goal is to operate as close to normal as possible, but much is unknown at this time. We will structure camps based on informed state and federal guidelines to keep campers, staff, volunteers, and interns safe.

Registration for summer '21 camps opens April 7, 2021.

Campers should sign up for the camp that matches the grade they will be entering in the fall of 2021.


Zoea – K & 1st grades

June 29 – July 2, 2021

9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Send your young explorers on 4 adventurous days of hands-on outdoor activities designed to immerse then in the natural world around us!

$85 per camper


Megalops – 2nd & 3rd grades

July 13 – 16, 2021 

9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Join South Slough for 4 days of engaging, active fun and learning.  Campers will explore the mysterious habitats of South Slough, as well as take field trips to nearby ecosystems.

$90 per camper


Magister – 9th – 12th grades

July 27 – 30, 2021

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

This camp is designed for 9-12th grade students with a strong interest in science, natural resources, and coastal issues. This camp will fully immerse students in reserve research and high-level exploration to give teens a sense for what careers in the fields would be like. 

$105 per camper

Dungeness – 6th – 8th grades

August 10 – 13, 2021

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

This camp combines natural history, science and adventure! South Slough staff will meet campers at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology in Charleston to continue exploring the Coos Bay watershed and deepening understanding of estuaries.

$100 per camper


Instar – 4th & 5th grade

August 24 – 27, 2021

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

As students get older, South Slough looks forward to broadening campers' exploration of the rich diversity of coastal habitats. Camp participants will spend 4 days experiencing a variety of new and exciting estuary adventures.

$95 per camper

Summer camp photo of kids peering over a dock


Jaime Belanger

Education Program Coordinator
Phone: 541-888-5558 Ext. 127

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