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Summer Camp

Get outside and explore the coast this summer!

Explore the dunes and everything that lives there!

As a Dune Detective, campers get a closer look at all of the creatures of the dunes. Investigate the bugs, birds, plants, and go to the beach every day.


Dune Detectives

9a.m. to 1p.m.
Ages 5 - 8

4 Sessions

July 8 - 12    

July 29 - Aug. 2 (Now Full)

Scholarships available for those who qualify.

Apply here.

Support Summer Camps!

Payments and donations towards our scholarship fund can be submitted using the payment form above, in person at the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center,

or by mailing a check to:

Friends of the Dunes

P.O. Box 186

Arcata, CA 95518


Naturalists-in-Training assist camp leaders with activities, songs, and arts & crafts, while gaining valuable leadership skills.

Earn community service credits too!

Open to ages 15-17

Applicants should:

  • Be a current junior high or high school student.

  • Submit one reference letter from an adult who is not a family member

  • Attend all training sessions

  • Enjoy working with young children and be willing to act silly during games and while singing songs.

  • Take direction and work as part of a team.

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