For our campers in grades 1 - 3, Coastal Camp aims to promote a sense of place and appreciation for our natural world. Through adventure, fun, and learning, we foster environmental literacy.
Weeklong day camp sessions include two daily snacks, lunch, and a camp T-shirt (limit one per camper). Campers are grouped by their fall 2019 grade level.
GRADES 1 - 3
Call of the Wild - Grade 3 & 4 only
Featuring a one-night overnight! Join Coastal Camp for a week in the wild! You'll always be on the right track as you practice orienteering skills with a map and compass. Outlast the elements with your team and learn how indigenous people used the natural resources to thrive in the Headlands.
Go on trail adventures in the Headlands hills
Discover native animal adaptations
Visit the Native Plant Nursery
Test your shelter building skills
Tour historic landmarks in the Headlands
Discover the secrets of seldom seen sharks of the Pacific as you uncover the mysterious world of carnivorous fish. Debunk shark myths, hear legends from around the world, and spend some quality hands-on time with live shark visitors!
Study shark anatomy with the Marine Science Institute
Hear multicultural shark stories
Play shark games
Pet a live leopard shark
Create a shark hat
Visit the Marine Lab
Featuring a Bay sailing adventure! Set sail for adventure and discover what lies beneath the waves. From small tide pool critters to frolicking marine mammals, this week is all about our unique marine ecosystem and our place within it.
Search for carnelians on Rodeo Beach
Hike to the Point Bonita overlook
Observe harbor seals
Visit the Marine Lab
Hear shipwreck stories
Build your own mini boat and test its buoyancy
Bay sail on the schooner Seaward
Explore the Bay Model Visitor Center
Discover all that the Headlands has to offer with a week filled with nature exploration, hikes, and animal identification. The coast boasts a unique ecosystem, and this week is all about who and what lives here.
Tour the Native Plant Nursery
Explore the Skins and Skulls Lab
Visit with live bird visitors from WildCare
Take a native plant identification hike
Collect bugs at the pond
Identify bugs using microscopes
Use binoculars to observe wildlife in the field
Imagi-Nature - Grades 1-2
Head out on the trail, take a closer look, and get creative! The Marin Headlands are alive with shapes, patterns, colors, and textures that are sure to inspire your inner artist. Let your imagination come alive as you experiment with rhythm, dance, song, and art.
Create 2D and 3D art using recycled treasure
Play with echoes and rhythms in historic tunnels
Hike to scenic spots and draw, paint, or sketch what you see
Sing songs on trail
Use natural objects to create works of art