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California Coastal Commission and Big Lagoon Union Elementary School District Present

Big Lagoon Coastal Camp


A Summer That Lasts A Lifetime

Big Lagoon offers two different summer camps. Our overnight camp offers three days and two nights of fun-filled summer camp activities. Our day camps offer all school-aged kids outdoor adventures in our magical forest and sunny days at the beach.


Coastal Camp Mission

Our mission is to provide immersive experiences that celebrate indigenous cultures and embody the spirit of summer camp. We are dedicated to creating a safe and fun environment for every camper so we can maximize the opportunity to connect to our community and our coast.

Land Acknowledgement

Big Lagoon Coastal Camp occupies the ancestral, traditional and contemporary lands of the Yurok.

Day Camp

8:30 am to 4 pm Each Day

Week 1 July 1st→ July 5th 

Week 2 July 8th→ July 12th

Week 3 July 15th→ July 19th

CURRENTLY SCHOLARSHIPS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE FOR OVERNIGHT CAMP. Once scholarships become available Day Camp, they will be given on a first come first served basis. 


Grades K→6

You will enjoy adventures in our forest such as Mini Monster Quest and Save Pollo Frio. There will be fishing and a water day/canoe day each week! Who knows what we’ll find in the deep dark woods? Maybe you'll go bananas for a banana slug (video)?????

$320 per camper with T-shirt

Junior Counselors

Grades 7-8 

Welcome Junior Counselors! As a JC you will get to do all the fun stuff PLUS support your Naturalist at camp. Gain valuable leadership skills while you live the dream that is camp life. Few spots available!

$295/Junior Counselor with T-shirt

2024 Tentative  Day Camp Schedule!

What to Bring to Day Camp

Welcome Packet

Canoeing with State Parks

Overnight Camp
Three Days of Outdoor Adventure

Grades 4-8

Week 1- July 22nd→ July 24th (10 girl's spots remaining!)

Week 2- July 29th → July 31st

Week 3- August 5th → August 7th (12 Boys Spots Remaining!)

Week 4- August 12th → August 14th

Campers will spend three days and two nights at Big Lagoon. Students will stay overnight in our dorm-style  glamping tents (video). There will be campfires, skits, and adventures beyond compare!

Native presenters will lead indigenous skills presentations while campers learn about the connection between our coast and the people who live here. 



Week 1 and Week 3 will be shuttled to Sue-Meg Village early Tuesday for a tidepool adventure then 4 mile walk back to camp.

Week 2 and 4 will be shuttled to Praire Creek Redwoods for a 4.5 mile forest to ocean watershed exploration through Fern Canyon.

Showers! Thanks to the Whale Tail Grant, Coastal Camp will have private outdoor showers.

$375 Per Camper

Campers who are indigenous are eligible for FULL scholarship as long as there are spaces 

What to Bring

2024 Week 1 and Week 3 Schedule

Other Weeks Coming Soon

Welcome Packet

Summer 2023 Sample Journal

Coastal Camp Is Made Possible Thanks to a Whale Tail Grant

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