children's science & art learning adventure
Coral Reef Kids Camp
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We are inviting curious ocean-loving children ages 8-13, who can swim and enjoy snorkeling, to dive into the sea with us during school breaks. Campers are in third grade to middle school. High School students may enroll as interns.
Registration will be open soon. Winter School Break: December Dates.
This program will meet at Anini beach and possibly Poipu beach, depending on ocean conditions.. The full day program will meet 8:30 am - 2:30 pm, beginning with ocean safety and equipment instruction. In case of stormy conditions, the program will be held the following days with better weather. See program details below.
Students will explore and study the world of fish, invertebrates, turtles, monk seals, coral, and algae. They will illustrate their discoveries through drawing and painting. Campers will keep field notes, drawing, photographing, videoing, and making paintings inspired by their first-hand experiences.
The curriculum will be taught from ecological, Hawaiian and scientific perspectives, encouraging values of stewardship, curiosity, and wonder as well as a quest for learning. Snorkel gear will be provided as well as art and science materials.
Activities may include art and video making, games, and stewardship and advocacy awareness, along with fish, turtle, coral, invertebrate, mammal, and algae studies in preparation for diving in.
Reef Guardians has been inspiring participants in furthering goals for themselves in their education and career. We hope that through enjoying this learning adventure, the young participants will identify as reef guardians, grow their knowledge and understanding, and contribute to the well-being of our community.
Funds have been donated to make this program affordable to all. Program fees for Fall Break Reef Camp are $150 for the whole 3-day program. Scholarships and no cost fee (FREE) waivers are available. It's easy to apply:).
The programs are conducted by a team of professional marine educators and skilled volunteers in and out of the water.