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Windswept beaches, rolling hills, a view of the Golden Gate Bridge—as you can see, this is not your ordinary summer day camp.

Every day at Coastal Camp is an opportunity for adventure and discovery in the outdoors. Coastal Camp finds the place where play and learning meet by combining marine and coastal ecology with hands-on activities, art projects, group games, and hikes exploring the Marin Headlands. Campers entering grades K-9 engage their curious minds and boundless energy by exploring and investigating the natural world.

WHERE: Located in the Marin Headlands just minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge and steps from Rodeo Beach.

WHEN: June 11-August 17; M—F from 9:30 am–3:30 pm. Extended care available 8:00 am–5:15 pm.

AGES: Entering Kindergarten through 9th grade

ACTIVITIES: Beach time, arts & crafts, hiking, exploring a National Park, campouts, sailing, tidepooling, games, team-building activities, campfires, hands-on learning in our labs

COST: Prices range from $320-$618 per week; (includes lunch and snacks, a camp T-shirt, and two education staff per trail group).

DETAILS: Transportation is available from Mill Valley, Sausalito and San Francisco.

CONTACT: Register at www.coastalcamp.org or call 415-331-1548.


My story of Coastal Camp

By Ella Barrett, grade 4, Marin Montessori School

I have been going to Coastal Camp since I was five. I used to go for one or two weeks but now I go for at least half the summer

The first day I immediately fell in love with the place. I loved how it had a big beach across the road and the scenery was amazing.

I have had some of my best times at Coastal Camp. We often visit the Marine Mammal Center. That’s where the seals that need looking after live. We hike in the headlands and down by the water. We spend time at the beach. We learn about animals and play games. There is even a whole set of whalebones in the center of camp. They are in great shape and it’s really interesting to learn about them. It’s pretty cool how the counselors and field scientists teach us in such a fun way

We eat yummy lunches and get cookies at the end of the day. The counselors are really nice and helpful. On Friday’s we make a little skit of how the week went for our parents and friends.

If you’re ever there in the summer, ask for me. I’d love to show you around. We’ll have fun!


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