Camp WAVE

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WAVE Foundation offers Summer and Spring Break day camps. Camp WAVE curriculum features learning and exploration with animal ambassadors and entertaining programming that engages young learners in the aquatic world.

SPRING CAMP: April 1, 2024 – April 5, 2024

SUMMER CAMP: June 3 – August 2, 2024

Spring Break Camp Topics

How does a tadpole become a frog with legs? Why can some fish live in the ocean, but other fish stay in rivers? Campers will dive deep to discover life cycles and how animals, and their life cycles, are adapted to their habitats.
Join WAVE as a Nature-Saving Scientist for a week. Meet animal ambassadors, practice using the scientific method to solve big problems, and learn how to protect the environment at home and across the world!

Summer Camp Topics and Dates 2024

Let your creativity run wild when animal science meets art class! Make a splash through art projects, experiments, and movement activities. Discover how animals use camouflage to disguise themselves, create habitats, and learn ways to recycle materials into art.

Camp Dates: June 3-7, June 10-14, June 17-21, or June 24-28

Who would win, giant squid versus great white shark? Who are the heavy weights of the animal kingdom and what makes them champion predators? Learn about adaptations, keystone species, and how animals rise to the top of the food chain.

Camp Dates: July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26, or July 29-August 2

Charge full steam ahead into conservation! Explore your creativity and learn ways to protect the planet through STEAM activities. This week you will create habitats, experiment with buoyancy, and learn more about recycling.

Camp Dates: June 3-7, June 10-14, or June 17-21

Fact or Fiction? Myth or Reality? Dive into the legends of the deep and the reality behind the myths of ancient sea creatures. Combine science and creativity to create your own legend based on the flora and fauna of present day.

Camp Dates: July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26, or July 29-August 2

Animal conservation is a team effort! During this camp you will have the chance to meet local conservationists as well as conservationists from around the world. Explore ways that you can get involved in conservation now and in the future.

Camp Dates: June 24-28 ONLY

Camp WAVE General Information

Spring Camp runs from April 1-5, 2024. Summer Camp starts from June 3 - June 28 and starts back from July 8 - August 2. Click here to register for camp.

Full Day Camps: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Campers grade for Summer camp is determined by what grade they are entering in Fall of 2024.
Ex. If your child is currently in 2nd grade and is going into 3rd grade next school year (Fall 2024), sign them up for the 3rd-5th grade camp section.

**Campers must be 5 years or older to attend camp.**
Before Care:
  • 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • $40 per student
After Care:
  • 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • $50 per student
Camp WAVE instructors try to keep the kiddos near shady areas when outside. Camp WAVE instructors are not permitted to apply sunscreen to children.

You may send your camper with sunscreen they can reapply themselves. WAVE suggests campers wear a hat and/or lightweight UPF shirts for extra all-day sun protection.
Full Day Camp
    • $255 per student per week.
    • $230 per student per week for current Newport Aquarium passholders.
    • Before care for campers is $40 per child.
    • After care for campers is $50 per child.
Check out our Camp WAVE scholarship page for information about how to apply.
WAVE Foundation is committed to increasing access to Camp WAVE through full and partial scholarships. Our scholarship fund is comprised of community donations. You can apply by submitting a scholarship application in our registration system. The Scholarship Application deadline for 2024 Spring Camp is March 1, 2024. The deadline for Summer Camp scholarship applications is April 1, 2024. Scholarships are approved on a rolling basis, and will be approved until all spots are filled. WAVE will notify you whether or not your application has been accepted. Awards are granted based on the need and funds available. How to apply:
    1. Please create an account in UltraCamp. Once you have added the primary adult, you must also add each child as a separate individual on the account.
    2. Click on the Menu button -> select Document Center -> then select Camp Scholarship Application.
    3. Select the child for whom you are applying for a scholarship from the account members list. You will need to submit a separate application for each child in need of a scholarship.
    4. You’re all done! Check your inbox for a confirmation email.
Returning from 2023 Summer Camp? Log into Ultracamp and navigate to 2024 Spring Break Camp WAVE. Start at Step 2 above.
Gift certificates are now available for purchase!
  1. Create an account on UltraCamp or login to your existing account.

  2. Click the link above OR head over to the “Camp Store” category on UltraCamp to make your purchase.

  3. Determine the amount of the gift certificate and indicate who it is for and who it is from. Note: One week of Camp WAVE is $250 per student for spring and summer sessions.

  4. Enter the email of the person receiving the certificate. They will receive an email with a redemption code. If you do not provide their email, the redemption code will be sent to you to forward to the recipient.

  5. Add a personalized message to show your love for your kiddo!
  • Cancellations received 15 days or more before the first day of camp will receive a full refund minus a $25 administration fee.
  • Cancellations received less than 14 days prior to the first day of the camp will forfeit any paid camp fees.
All cancellation requests must be made through UltraCamp or submitted via email at camp@wavefoundation.org. Refunds will be issued in the payment type used during registration.