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Coastal Camp is Back!

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Coastal Camp students on a boat on the open water

Coastal Camp, our summer day camp in the Marin Headlands, was back in full swing this summer, welcoming 1,300 participants—more than ever before! Highlights included seeing our old friends from Wildcare and the Marine Science Institute, increasing access to more Marin kids and launching our new teen programs.

Bringing the Magic of Camp to Young People

We've been enjoying welcoming back old friends from WildCare and the Marine Science Institute who bring creatures for our campers to see and sometimes touch. Campers have also had a blast sailing aboard the Matthew Turner during our marine science-themed weeks and spending the rest of the day splashing around at Schoonmaker Beach.

One of our main goals this summer was to improve access to Coastal Camp for young people in Marin who don’t traditionally have the resources to attend camp. We developed partnerships with local programs and schools like Bridge the Gap, Performing Stars, San Pedro Elementary and many more so that we could bring the magic of camp to more young people. To cap it all off, we celebrated the launch of our teen programs, Leaders-in-Training for middle schoolers and Counselors-in-Training for high schoolers. Both of these programs are currently funded through a grant from the American Camp Association and are designed to continue engaging campers through their teens and give them the skills to work for Coastal Camp.

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