Middle School

Recruitment for summer 2018 is now closed.

Program Details

Young Women in Science (YWS) is a week-long, summer day-camp designed to get young women excited about and involved in science, the ocean and conservation. A variety of hands-on field activities increase knowledge about the importance of sea otters and spark a personal connection with the natural world that will lead them to become stewards of the ocean. Girls can explore ocean habitats from kayaks and boogie boards, and through surface scuba diving.

YWS serves young women regardless of primary language or economic background. One camp, conducted bilingually in both English and Spanish, will be offered this summer.


  • Grade level: Middle school (entering grades 7 or 8 next school year)
  • Ages: 11–13
  • Attend school in Santa Cruz, San Benito or Monterey counties
  • Be available to attend five days of camp

Important Dates:

  • July 16–20, 2018

How to Apply:

Recruitment for summer 2018 is now closed. Applications for summer 2019 will be available online January 2019.

For more information about YWS, email Teen Programs at teenprograms@mbayaq.org.