For our campers in grades 7-9, Coastal Camp aims to encourage an appreciation for stewardship and preservation of our natural world. Through exploration, team work, and inquiry projects, we foster environmental literacy and empower campers to take action and give back.
Weeklong day camp sessions include lunch and a camp T-shirt (limit one per camper). Campers are grouped by their fall 2019 grade level.
GRADES 7 - 9
August 5 - 9
Featuring a two-night overnight backpacking trip! Let your quest for adventure begin at the top of Mount Tamalpais as you explore the magical coastal watershed. Learn the basics of backpacking and strengthen your leadership skills as you navigate back to the Headlands. Help scientists monitor the health of the local redwood forests and practice your science research skills by recording data of local sword ferns for the participatory science project, Fern Watch.
Hike from Mount Tamalpais back to the Marin Headlands
Collect data and make measurements trailside
Use GPS to chart location on a collective orienteering map
August 12 - 16
Featuring a kayak trip on Richardson Bay! This incredible journey will focus on exploring both ocean ecology and the ecology of the San Francisco Bay. Go on a four-hour kayaking adventure with professional guides. Gain a deeper understanding of human impacts on marine ecosystems and create innovative strategies for change.
Determine the abiotic and biotic impacts on the San Francisco Bay
Get hands-on with the Marine Lab critters
Study harbor seals at Point Bonita
Compare plankton samples from different bodies of water
Collect data for the 5 Gyres national project