Just around the corner from the Strand 2014 Spring & Summer Camps Dive into Summer Fun!


Join the Ocean Institute for a summer to remember! Young scientists and buccaneers will love our fun, unique camps, as they are immersed in our educational and exciting programming. Our ACA accredited camps are taught by our amazing team of First Aid Certified instructors with a low student to instructor ratio, so your child is safe, engaged, and having a great time while they are learning from the best!

Registration begins March 3rd for Members and March 17th for Non-Members. Brochures will arrive in the mail in early-March. www.ocean-institute.org

Visit the Pilgrim at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point

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When you visit the Ocean Institute, you will find a full size replica of the brig made famous by Richard Henry Dana, Jr. in his seafaring classic Two Years before the Mast. The Ocean Institute has a fantastic program called; Before the Mast. You will learn all about the rich history of the tall ship, originally built in 1825. She sailed from Boston loaded with New England’s manufactured goods to participate in the Alta California hide trade. When she arrived along the Dana Point Headlands Coast, the Pilgrim sold or traded her New England wares, then procured hides from the San Juan Capistrano Mission and Rancheros be taken back to Boston.  Today’s Pilgrim entered Dana Point Harbor in September 1981, and has become the Ocean Institute’s largest classroom.  Today, the Pilgrim provides a national award-winning living history.

To learn more about the Pilgrim visit www.ocean-institute.org.