2024 camps will be release 1st week of November!
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!
Parent/s will have an option of joining a chartered boat trip for a Cypress Island adventure on the last day of camp.
Southern Resident Orca Superheroes includes:
Friday Harbor visit via Washington State Ferry
Lime Kiln State Park visit (3rd-5th grade group only)
Boat ride to explore a local Island with our partners, Island Express
Orca plushy and adoption certificate
Forest to shore hiking adventures
Marine ecosystem connections
Tidal pool exploration
Nature & ecofriendly art projects
Nature Calm with yoga & mindfulness
Environmental service project
12:2 student-to-teacher ratio
Note: Lunch is not included, students will need to pack their own lunch, water, and snacks each day. CV19 Policies
Southern Resident Superheroes is held in Anacortes, WA on beautiful Fidalgo Island.
The specific day to day location will vary based on age group and programming.
Every program also includes a special boat ride and hiking adventure on James Island or Cypress Island.
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.
Time & Cost
5 days from 9AM-3PM
Rising 1st-3rd graders - $595, scholarships below
Rising 3rd-5th graders - $675 (includes shuttle to Friday Harbor and Whale Watching trip), scholarships below
"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