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A 5 day summer camp for students 8-10 years old

Anacortes, WA

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Your child will experience a life-changing experience through Orca Superhero camp.  They will “dive into” a week of adventure, island exploration, hands-on learning, and service as they become junior citizen scientists protecting the Southern Resident Killer Whale or Orca. The week is designed to cultivate wonder, curiosity, new friendships, self-confidence, and a lifelong relationship with the natural world. 


On the first day of camp, they will adopt a plushy representing an Orca who is living or has lived in the Salish Sea and officially become part of that Orca’s pod/family as an Orca Superhero! We definitely recommend repeat participants. Students who participate in the camp for a second time will receive an extra special pin!

Southern Resident Orca Superheroes includes:

  • A private chartered Whale Watching trip*

  • Whale Museum, Friday Harbor visit via Washington State Ferry

  • Boat ride to explore a local Island with our partners, Island Express

  • Orca plushy and graduation certificate 

  • Forest to shore hiking adventures

  • Marine ecosystem connections

  • Tidal pool exploration

  • Nature & ecofriendly art projects

  • Mindfulness in nature

  • Environmental service project

  • 12:3 student-to-teacher ratio

  • Camp t-shirt


Note: Lunch is not included, students will need to pack their own lunch, water, and snacks each day. 

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Southern Resident Superheroes is held in Anacortes, WA on beautiful Fidalgo Island.


The specific day to day location will vary based on the daily topic.

We can't wait to explore with you. 

*Please note:  Seeing Southern Resident orcas is highly unlikely as the population is endangered and spends limited time in our waters. We do hope to see the other orca ecotype that is thriving, the Bigg's orcas.

Time & Cost


5 days from 9:30AM-2:30PM**

** with the exception of the Friday Harbor day, estimated 9AM departure and 3:30PM return


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"During our family's summer reunion, my daughter stood up in front of everyone and told them about how she spent the previous week at Salish Sea School and launched into a full lesson on orcas. She talked about the difference between Southern Residents and transient orcas, interesting facts about southern residents, why their numbers are declining, and things everyone could do to help save the them. Afterwards my mom asked her about it and she said that she had learned that one of the best things she could do to help the orcas is to teach other people about them so that they will care also (or something along those lines). I got several text messages from cousins later saying how impressed they were! So a job very well done by your crew!" - Parent

Cancellation policy: 
Cancellations 91+ days prior to session start date = Refundable less CC processing fees & $150 deposit
Cancellations between 61 and 90 days prior to session start date = Refundable less CC processing fees + 50% fee of tuition
Cancellations between 0 and 60 days prior to session start date = non-refundable, no exceptions
All cancellations must be submitted in writing and must be received in the above time frames

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