Ocean Adventure Program
“We make learning a whale of an adventure!”
New location: Newport Elementary
Join Ocean Adventure Programs’ amazing staff and more than 45 years of experience as we make learning a “Whale of an Adventure!” Mornings are spent at our NEW LOCATION, Newport Elementary. Each morning, campers will dissect a variety of creatures including a shark and a starfish, examine plankton under a microscope, test for density, watch chemical reactions, grow crystals, make fish prints, and do ocean-related arts and crafts and hands-on experiments. With our NEW location, we are a 1-minute walk to the beach at 14th Street and a 3-minute walk to the bay. Every afternoon, campers go to the beach or the bay to explore the tide pools, and learn about ocean safety and swim under the watchful eyes of our CPR and First Aid certified teachers and camp counselors. NEW, we are adding a chance to experience, surfing, kayaking, and standup paddleboarding. Come one week, two weeks, or more; there is always something new to learn each week!
Classes are taught by CPR certified instructors with a 4 to 1 student/instructor ratio.
We are located at Newport Elementary, 1327 W Balboa Blvd, Newport Beach CA 92661
Please bring in a backpack with a lunch, snack, water, a bathing suit, sunscreen, and sandals.
Morning is spent in the labs, afternoon at the beach and bay, daily.
We have a 4 to 1 student to teacher ratio.
Simple and convenient drop-off and pick-up provided in front of the school.
Pizza party on Friday.
We supply a camp T-shirt and hat for all campers.
Monday–Friday | 9am–3pm
$600 / Early Bird: $540
8:30am – 9am – Registration and sign-in, carpool style drop-off at Newport Elementary
9am – 9:15am – Daily intro to sun protection and ocean safety, rules and daily dissertation
9:15am – 10:15am – Ocean science labs
10:15am – 10:30am – Recess, snack, play
10:30am – 11:30am – Science lab activity
11:30am – Lunch
12:00pm to 2:15pm –Beach activities, swim and/or bay swim and activities, swell pending
2:30pm – Return to Newport Elementary for afternoon recap and clean up
2:45pm – 3pm – Carpool style dismissal
July 6 – 9 (4-day week) Price: $500 / Early Bird: $450
What to bring
Bagged lunch & a snack
Bathing suit & sandals
Bottle of water
Hat for shade