2022 Summer Camp Update:
OMSI has successfully run day camps throughout the pandemic, and we will continue to apply this knowledge and expertise in summer 2022. Camps will be available in small stable groups and offer subjects like dinosaur hunting, astronomy, animation, science of soccer and more.
We are keeping the needs of our community top of mind and are closely monitoring how state guidelines will impact your students’ summer camp plans.
With only a short walk from cabin to beach, a week at The Coastal Discovery Center at Camp Gray is your chance to get your hands dirty while tidepooling, hike through old growth forests, canoe the tranquil waters of Yaquina Bay, and more.
Drop off and pick up your overnight campers at OMSI’s Water Ave site in Portland.
A Few of Our Camps for Grades 2–12:
- Yaquina Quest
Go on an epic quest on the Oregon Coast! Work together to find clues and solve riddles, find your way with a compass, paddle a creek in a raft you built, build a fire, and more.
- Design Naturalists
Let your creativity run wild! Be inspired by the sky, the surf and the weather-hardy plants, as you take on art and design projects during your fun-filled adventure at the coast.
- Salt, Sand and Sea Foam
Take a surfing lesson, paddle a canoe, camp on sandy dunes, learn about local wildlife, create art projects, and hike rocky cliffs.
Our Camp Staff
At OMSI summer camp, you’re learning from the best. Our camp staff has decades of experience, a passion for all-areas of science and the outdoors, wilderness and survival certifications (and they’re fun, too!)
Nestled between the expansive dunes of South Beach and Yaquina Bay, The Coastal Discovery Center at Camp Gray offers unparalleled access to the unique ecosystems and wildlife of Oregon's coast.