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The Coastal Institute


Curiosity - Exploration - Connection

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The Coastal Institute


Curiosity - Exploration - Connection

The Coastal Institute at Camp Ocean Pines provides outdoor education programs for 4th through 12th grade students from public and private schools.  

At our residential science camp, we host groups for 3, 4, and 5-day programs.  Students who attend our camp will search for salamanders in the forest, explore the intertidal zone at our local tide pools, meet a live bird of prey, and much more!  High school groups can attend one of our customized weekend and spring break adventure trips, which have visited places like Big Sur, Catalina Island, Channel Islands National Park, Yosemite, and even Hawaii!

All of our programs are based around the idea of curiosity-based learning, through which students awaken curiosity, explore nature, and create connections.

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AWAKEN CURIOSITY

We encourage students to observe, wonder, and ask questions.

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EXPLORE NATURE

At science camp, kids get their hands dirty and explore the world around them!

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CREATE CONNECTIONS

Students connect what they see around them to the concepts they learn in school.