Welcome

Welcome to the Living Coast Discovery Center online registration system.  If you have any questions with your registration, please contact 619-409-5908.

Pre K - Kinder

Summer: Week 1
 

Tale of Tails
$58 for 2 day session (Members $52)
June 8 - 9 : 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Come shake your tail feathers in this fun camp! Join us as we look at animals with tails and discover how they help them and learn that not all tails are the same.

Fly, Crawl, Swim!
$87 for 3 day session (Members $78)
June 10 - 12 : 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Animals move in many different ways! Let’s move and learn about how animals get around and how humans can learn from them too. We will discover the differences between animals through hands-on interactions, crafts, dance, songs, and games. Join us as we discover why animals fly, crawl, and swim!

Session June 8 - June 12: AVAILABLE

Summer: Week 2
 

Claws!
$58 for 2 day session (Members $52)
June 15 - 16 : 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Get ready to meet a crowd of crabby critters. We’ll crawl with crabs and lurch with lobsters in a camp that’s all about those crazy crustaceans. It will be more than a pinch of fun!


Who's New at the Zoo?
$87 for 3 day session (Members $78)
June 17 - 19 : 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

From reptiles to birds, to fish and amphibians, let’s take a trip around the globe and see what’s new at the zoo! Through crafts, games, and many unique up-close animal encounters, come see our new seasonal exhibit animals right here at the Living Coast!

Session June 15 - June 19: AVAILABLE

Summer: Week 3
 

Tortuguitas
$58 for 2 day session (Members $52)
June 22 - 23 : 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Explore el mundo de las tortugas! In this bilingual (English/Spanish) program we will have close encounters with our sea turtles and their reptile friends. Non-Spanish speakers are welcome to join this fun camp!


Family Ties
$87 for 3 day session (Members $78)
June 24 - 26 : 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Ever wondered what animals are related? What connects a ray with a shark? The animal kingdom is made up of all kinds of families. Discover which animals are related and how we are related to other animals.

Session June 22 - June 26: AVAILABLE

Summer: Week 4
 

Squiggly Snakes and Leapin' Lizards
$58 for 2 day session (Members $52)
June 29 - 30 : 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

This camp is all about radical reptiles! We'll slither with snakes and lounge with lizards as we discover the scaly world of our local reptiles through games, crafts and visits from some of our reptile friends! 


Fly, Crawl, Swim
$87 for 3 day session (Members $78)
July 1 - 3 : 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Animals move in many different ways! Let’s move and learn about how animals get around and how humans can learn from them too. We will discover the differences between animals through hands-on interactions, crafts, dance, songs, and games. Join us as we discover why animals fly, crawl, and swim!

Session June 29 - July 3: AVAILABLE

Summer: Week 5
 

Hooterific
$58 for 2 day session (Members $52)
July 6 - 7 : 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Get ready to take flight as we burrow into the incredible world of owls! We’ll explore silent wings, talons, and beaks!  Don’t miss out—it’s going to be a hoot! 


Animal Snackers
$87 for 3 day session (Members $78)
July 8 - 10 : 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Would a mouse, cricket or raw fish make your tummy happy?  Maybe not, but these treats make delicious snacks for our critters here at the center. Come discover who eats what and how animals chew, gulp and slurp their favorite foods.

Session July 6 - July 10: AVAILABLE

Summer: Week 6
 

Tortuguitas
$58 for 2 day session (Members $52)
July 13 - 14 : 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Explore el mundo de las tortugas! In this bilingual (English/Spanish) program we will have close encounters with our sea turtles and their reptile friends. Non-Spanish speakers are welcome to join this fun camp!


Habitat Heroes
$87 for 3 day session (Members $78)
July 15 - 17 : 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Do you love animals and want to learn how to become their hero? Then join us as we learn about what humans can do to help the planet through fun recycling crafts, making compost, and learning about keeping our backyards animal friendly.

Session July 13 - July 17: AVAILABLE

Summer: Week 7
 

Squiggly Snakes and Leapin' Lizards
$58 for 2 day session (Members $52)
July 20 - 21 : 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

This camp is all about radical reptiles! We'll slither with snakes and lounge with lizards as we discover the scaly world of our local reptiles through games, crafts and visits from some of our reptile friends! 


Ocean Outlaws
$87 for 3 day session (Members $78)
July 22 - 24 : 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

The ocean can be untamed and full of dangerous creatures. Come learn about the Ocean Outlaws thriving off our coastlines and how they are able to do so. From Lionfish and Jellies to Seahorses and Sharks, we will explore what makes these animals so dangerous but mesmerizing.

Session July 20 - July 24: AVAILABLE

 
1st - 3rd Grade

Zoolympics - Half Day
Regular Price: $130.00
Member Price: $115.00

9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Can you jump as far as a frog?Can you balance like a mountain goat?Can you forage as well as a raccoon?Compete and find out in our ZOOlympics!Learn about some amazing animal abilities and join in our own friendly games to test how we compare to our animal friends.
 


Zoolympics - Full Day
Regular Price: $234.00
Member Price: $210.00

9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Can you jump as far as a frog?Can you balance like a mountain goat?Can you forage as well as a raccoon?Compete and find out in our ZOOlympics!Learn about some amazing animal abilities and join in our own friendly games to test how we compare to our animal friends.
 


Risky Fishness - Half Day
Regular Price: $130.00
Member Price: $115.00

9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Some animals really do mean business when it comes to protecting themselves. Come with us as we investigate plants and animals that use spines, spikes, poison, and venom to protect themselves from the world!

Session July 20 - July 24: AVAILABLE

Risky Fishness - Full Day
Regular Price: $234.00
Member Price: $210.00

9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Some animals really do mean business when it comes to protecting themselves. Come with us as we investigate plants and animals that use spines, spikes, poison, and venom to protect themselves from the world!

Session July 20 - July 24: AVAILABLE

Zoo Clues (half day only)
Regular Price: $130.00
Member Price: $115.00

9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
How does a volcano work? What makes rain? How do animals survive in so many different environments? Through riddles, experiments, and up close animal encounters we will be solving mysteries in the natural world!

Session June 8 - June 12: AVAILABLE

Wild N Wacky California - Half Day
Regular Price: $130.00
Member Price: $115.00

9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
They may look strange but some of those wacky creatures can actually be the coolest! From reptiles that change color to a Giant Pacific Octopus that squeezes and squishes, this camp is all about getting hands-on with those creatures that make you go....Weird!

Session June 22 - June 26: AVAILABLE

Wild N Wacky California - Full Day
Regular Price: $234.00
Member Price: $210.00

9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
They may look strange but some of those wacky creatures can actually be the coolest! From reptiles that change color to a Giant Pacific Octopus that squeezes and squishes, this camp is all about getting hands-on with those creatures that make you go....Weird!

Session June 22 - June 26: AVAILABLE

Planet Protectors - Half Day
Regular Price: $130.00
Member Price: $115.00
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
We all love the planet and want to protect it, but may not know where to start. Come with us as we discover more about recycling, animals that need our protection, and find fun new ways to make crafts and games from things we may have otherwise thrown away.
Session June 29 - July 3: AVAILABLE

Planet Protectors - Full Day
Regular Price: $234.00
Member Price: $210.00
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
We all love the planet and want to protect it, but may not know where to start. Come with us as we discover more about recycling, animals that need our protection, and find fun new ways to make crafts and games from things we may have otherwise thrown away.
Session June 29 - July 3: AVAILABLE

Native Navigators - Half Day
Regular Price: $130.00
Member Price: $115.00

9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

San Diego is known as one of the biggest areas for diversity when it comes to plants and animals. Join us as we navigate through different ecosystems in San Diego and learn about animals that are native to this area, as well as compare them to others across the planet.

Session July 6 - July 10: AVAILABLE

Native Navigators - Full Day
Regular Price: $234.00
Member Price: $210.00

9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

San Diego is known as one of the biggest areas for diversity when it comes to plants and animals. Join us as we navigate through different ecosystems in San Diego and learn about animals that are native to this area, as well as compare them to others across the planet.

Session July 6 - July 10: AVAILABLE

 
4th - 6th Grade

Adaptation Adventurers
Regular Price: $243.00
Member Price: $217.00

9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Scientists and researchers use clues from nature to design many cool things. From helicopters to parachutes, we'll explore nature-inspired inventions and then it will be your turn to create an invention of your own! Get ready to discover biomimicry and have fun kayaking while you are at it!
 

Session June 15- June 19: AVAILABLE

Paddle the Pacific
Regular Price: $243.00
Member Price: $217.00

9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Think you have the skills and balance to master paddle boarding? Join us as we spend two days on San Diego Bay practicing our paddling and learning about animals that live in the Pacific Ocean.

Session July 6- July 10: AVAILABLE

Surfing the Seas
Regular Price: $243.00
Member Price: $217.00

9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Ready to show off those surfing skills? Campers will spend two half-days surfing around San Diego Bay. We will work on our balance and coordination while also discovering more about the health and well-being of the ocean.


Science of Sailing
Regular Price: $243.00
Member Price: $217.00

9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Campers will spend two days off site sailing. They will learn the science behind sailing, and discover what is below the waves. While at the Living Coast, campers will take part in exciting science experiments and activities.

*Camp includes an additional sailboat fee.

Session June 29 - July 3: AVAILABLE

 
6th - 12th Grade

Jr Counselor
Regular Price: $234.00
Member Price: $210.00

Suggested Ages: 6th - 10th Grade
Do you have a nature lover that is ready to develop his or her skills as a leader? This is a great introduction to working around kids, animals, and educational setting for your young adult.


Keeper 101
Regular Price: $160.00
Member Price: $144.00
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Suggested Ages: 6th - 12th Grade
An unforgettable experience for teens who are interested in a career working with animals! Experience two days in the life of a keeper/aquarist first hand while working behind the scenes with staff biologists. Prepare animal diets, clean enclosures and more while discovering the inner workings of a wildlife facility!

*Early bird pricing not available for this program.