Do you have an interest in marine science or exploration of the natural world? Then check out our unique summer camps for hands-on ocean adventures in the mountains of Colorado! Each camp is run by staff scientists who will share their knowledge of the marine world, while instilling a sense of wonder for the ocean through interactive learning and fun!

Our summer camps are held in person at the Ocean First Discovery Center. We will have a class maximum of 12 to ensure social distancing and adhering to CDC Covid-19 protocols for student safety.


"...it was amazing. The staff was so present and energetic for all of the kids!"
"...each day was something new. I was interested to see how engaged she would be for that long of time, but the breaks with specific activities worked beautifully. What a well thought out program."

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Ocean Science & Conservation Summer Camp

Ocean Science & Conservation Camp (6th -12th Grade)

Ocean First Institute offers a unique camp for hands-on, marine adventure — even while socially distanced! Our camp fosters curiosity and creativity, providing you with opportunities to explore, discover, and value our marine habitats. You will discover our marine habitats in a cohesive blend of science and conservation. More specific topics will include: coral reef ecology, sea level rise, climate change, sharks, marine mammals, and much more. Students will expand their knowledge while working alongside our staff scientists and conservationists.

June 13th - 17th, 2022

July 18th - 22nd, 2022

August 1st - 5th, 2022