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 8 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.

Click Here to register for Camps July 19th-23rd (6th-12th Grade)


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Marine Science & Research Camp (6th-12th Grade)

In this unique camp, you will get to take a deep dive into marine science and research techniques. Gain experience in field work, data collection, writing, and data processing. Topics we will dive into are: trophic cascades, microplastic monitoring in waterways, deep sea vents, and more! Presentations will be given from research experts in our guest speaker series.


CLICK HERE to register for Camps July 26th-30th (6th-12th Grade)


CLICK HERE to register for Camps August 2nd-6th (6th-12th Grade)


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