Dive into Summer Camp fun!
Summer Camp Dates: June 22nd- August 14th
Summer Camps will run in 2020!
The health and safety of our campers, staff, and volunteers is
and always has been of utmost importance to the Ocean Institute.
In light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, we are constantly
monitoring the status of Orange County’s public health and making
decisions related to our camp programs based on the most
up-to-date and scientific information from the Centers for
Disease Control and the OC Department of Health. To ensure the
health, safety, and well-being of all our campers, staff, and
volunteers, we have modified camp protocols to be aligned with
best health practices:
Drop Off & Pick Up
Drop off and pick-up times will be staggered between 8:45am –
9:30am and 3:45pm – 4:30pm. Pick up and drop off times will be
confirmed when camps are booked.
In order to minimize the number of persons on our property,
campers will be registered and dropped off curbside at the Ocean
Institute front entrance. OI staff will greet and escort
campers to the appropriate camp group.
The same process will be followed for check-out at the end of
each day. Parents/caregivers will show their identiﬁcation and
sign out their children, and OI staff will escort each child
directly from the camp to their car.
Camp Group Size
Under these modified protocols, each camp group will have a
maximum of 10 campers for the entire week. Camp
groups may also include a support staff member or volunteer if
Staff First Aid kits will now include extra masks, hand
sanitizer, gloves etc. Campers must apply their own sunscreen
throughout the day. Please make sure your child is wearing
sunscreen before arrival at the Ocean Institute in the
All campers must be completely proficient in restroom procedures
– staff will not be permitted to help with any part of the
process, including hand-washing. Restrooms will be disinfected
Increased Sanitation Practices
Ocean Institute staff will be increasing the sanitation of our
public use surfaces such as door handles, restrooms, etc. These
areas will be disinfected at before camp, after camp, and
frequently throughout the day. Campers will wash their hands
after every activity and hand sanitizer will be readily available
at hand washing stations throughout the facility. Every camp
group will have its own dedicated materials, (such as crafts,
games, supplies, etc). Materials will be sanitized between each
use and will not be shared with other camp groups.
While it is unrealistic to expect children to maintain
six feet of distance from each other at all times during the
camp day, we will be doing what we can to maintain physical
Activities, games, and crafts will be developed with physical
distancing in mind.
Face masks: Child(ren) are required to have a face
mask and encouraged to wear it as much as possible,
especially at drop-off, pick-up, and group focused
activities etc. Masks must be washed or replaced daily.
If you do not see your questions answered on this page,
feel free to call us at (949) 496-2274 and ask for the Summer
Camp Team Leader.
Summer Camp payments are non-refundable. Refunds will only be
given if Ocean Institute cancels the program.
To register for summer camps, click on the name of the camp
you would like to register for on the left side of this page!
• Extended care is available for most week-long camps!
* Only Sea Star, Mariner, Sealife Sponsor and Ocean Advocate
membership levels are eligible for the Summer Camp Member
For additional questions, please see our Summer Camp FAQs link on
the right side of this page.