Surrounded by stunning coastal landscapes, every day at Coastal Camp is an opportunity for adventure and discovery. Campers engage their curious minds and boundless energy by exploring and investigating the natural world.

Weeklong day camp sessions include lunch and a camp T-shirt (limit one per camper). Campers are grouped by their fall 2016 grade level.


Calling all Biologists! Explore the Marin Headlands from sea to summit, as you hike the hills and investigate the valley below. Share with your friends how to identify native plants and discover which animals call the Headlands their home. Become a botanist for the day by taking a plant sample into the lab to find out what lies inside. Use binoculars to observe animals in the wild, peer into powerful microscopes to identify the tiny critters you collect from the pond, and examine animal specimens in the Skins & Skulls lab. Later in the week, visitors from WildCare will bring live birds for a feather-filled show and tell.

June 13 - 17 or July 5 - July 8 (no camp July 4) or August 8 - 12
$380 for June or August camp,
$304 for July camp

Featuring a Bay sailing adventure! Set sail to explore the wonders of the marine world! Make coastal connections by digging into the rainbow sands of Rodeo Beach, investigate tidepool creatures in the Marine Lab, and observe native harbor seals at Point Bonita. Midweek, you’ll practice your sailing skills aboard an 82-foot schooner as the crew navigates the Bay. Wrap up your ocean adventure by telling tales of mysterious shipwrecks, playing a round of “Captain’s Calling,” and building a model seafaring vessel to test out on the water.

June 20 - 24 or August 1 - 5

Come face-to-face with the seldom seen sharks of the Pacific as you discover the mysterious world of carnivorous fish. Uncover shark myths and legends from around the world and spend some quality hands-on time with live shark visitors. Discover the distinctive adaptations, superb senses, and unique anatomy that propel sharks to the top of the food chain. Dive into bony fish investigations in the Marine Lab, create a one-of-a-kind shark inspired piece of art, and build a shark totem pole to honor all you’ve learned!


June 27 - July 1 or July 18 - 22
or August 15 - 19

Join Coastal Camp for a week of outdoor skill building! Navigate our beautiful national park using your compass and newfound map skills. Learn about the Coast Miwok, an indigenous people who thrived in the coastal landscape. Check out mysterious historical buildings and what secrets they hold. Build a basic shelter with natural materials and play a few rounds of camouflage tag in the Cypress Grove.

July 11 - 15 or July 25 - 29