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Pacific Whale Foundation Offers Scholarships to Summer Ocean Discovery Camp

Pacific Whale Foundation Offers Scholarships to Summer Ocean Discovery Camp ( Ma'alaea, Maui (HI)– As part of our No Child Left Indoors program to make outdoor environmental education available to children of all income levels, Pacific Whale Foundation is offering two full scholarships and four partial scholarships to our Summer Ocean Discovery Camp.

The camp is for children ages 6 to 12, and takes place weekdays (Mondays through Fridays) from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.
The camp program is structured to allow campers to create a daily schedule to suit their interests, by choosing from a range of fun activities such as making squid ink tattoos, games, beach fun, crafts, swimming and hands-on science, as well as field trips to Maui Ocean Center, tide pool explorations, surf and windsurf lessons, and a snorkel cruise to Molokini. Each week will have its own theme, ranging from “Fishy Families" to “Totally Turtles." Ocean Discovery Camp is conducted by Pacific Whale Foundation's professional marine education team (with lifeguard and first aid certification) in the air-conditioned Pacific Whale Foundation Discovery Center in Ma'alaea.

“Summer is a time for kids go get outdoors, experience new adventures and experience the world," says Erica Cushing, Youth Education Director at Pacific Whale Foundation. “Unfortunately, not all families are able to afford sending their children to camp. To help, we are offering these camp scholarships, based on financial need."

Parents whose children qualify for the National School Lunch Program are eligible to apply for the scholarship. Two full scholarships will be offered, along with four partial scholarships (50% scholarship's). Each scholarship covers one week at camp.

The upcoming camp weeks and themes are:
June 23 - June 27: Fishy Families
June 30 - July 3: Hawaii: The Place We Call Home
July 7 - July 11: Magnificent Marine Mammals
July 14 - July 18: Totally Turtles

The regular tuition for camp is $79 a day or $344 for each 5-day session. Pacific Whale Foundation members save 15%. For all the camp programs, advance enrollment is required.

To apply for a camp scholarship, please call 249-8811 ext. 1 or email href=""> Camp enrollment forms can be found at or at Pacific Whale Foundation's Ocean Stores at The Harbor Shops at Ma'alaea (next to Maui Ocean Center) or at 612 Front St., Lahaina.

Pacific Whale Foundation Anne Rillero Communications Director email: phone: (808) 244-8390 Pacific Whale Foundation Kelly Vough Programs Director email: phone: (808) 249-8811

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