Marsh Explorers Science Camp

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Marsh Explorers will investigate the natural world. Each week long camp program is packed with fun experiments, individual projects and engaging science learning. Explore, discover and enjoy the "wow" of science in your own backyard. Send your camper with healthy snacks and water everyday

  • Ages: 7-9 years
  • Days/Times: Monday - Friday, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Weekly Camp Fees: $105 /
    Add $10 non-resident fee
  • Week 3 weekly Camp Fees: $84 /
    Add $10 non-resident fee
  • Location: Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center,
    569 South G street
Equipment and supplies are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Arcata Marsh. Download Marsh Bingo (PDF) to play with your own family at the Marsh.
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Marsh Explorers Science Camp Dates / Themes for 2018


  • Week 1   June 18-22   Circle of Life: Campers investigate the connections between plants, animals and insects of the Arcata Marsh system. We'll also explore how humans interact and impact our natural environment.
  • Week 3   July 2-6 *     The Situation with Adaptations: The marsh is home to many masters of survival, such as shore birds and specialized plants. Join us in learning how living in a coastal marsh is possible for plants, animals and people.
  • Week 5   July 16-20    Mustelidae-A-Day: Spend the week weaseling around learning about different mustelid family members. From martens and badgers to otters, we'll have fun with these furry mammals.
  • Week 8   August 6-10  Water World: Campers witness the scientific phenomena present in the Arcata Marsh waters. From the ponds to the bay, there's plenty for campers to explore during the final week of Marsh Camp.

Day Camp Combo


Add Marsh Explorers Science Camp to Redwood Day Camp half-day mornings for a full day of fun. Sorry, transportation is not provided from Redwood Day Camp to the Arcata Marsh.
  • Weekly Fees: $145 residents / $165 non-residents
  • Week 3 Weekly Fees: $116 residents / $136 non-residents

Interested in our Payment Plan Option?


Please refer to the Summer Camps page for our Payment Plan details.