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Cannon Beach Summer Camps for Kids Liven Up N. Oregon Coast Experience

Published 04/15/2019 at 12:23 AM PDT
By Oregon Coast Beach Connection staff

Cannon Beach Summer Camps for Kids Liven Up N. Oregon Coast Experience

(Cannon Beach, Oregon) – Summer camps for kids have just been announced for the north Oregon coast – and they’re connected to the iconic Haytack Rock in Cannon Beach.

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The Haystack Rock Awareness Program (HRAP) is touting the return of its popular Summer Exploration Day Camp. At these camps, kids can learn about the connection of our forests and oceans in the “Land to Sea” camp. Kids get a chance to explore the watershed and track animals in the forest reserve, to learn about clean water and adaptations of macroinvertebrates at Ecola Creek, and how to be stewards of intertidal life and bird ecology at Haystack Rock. There will be lessons about the impact of marine debris on our beaches, an introduction to our Trash Talk program, and how Oregon coast artists use marine debris as art in Cannon Beach.

The camps are led by 17-year HRAP veteran, Education and Volunteer Coordinator and intertidal expert Lisa Habecker, who will cater to all age and skill levels. These weeklong day camps will offer all kids in-depth opportunities to connect the land to the sea. Youth participants that have previously attended the Sea Star camp and older kids are invited to join the Advanced Puffin camp with different, exciting, interactive adventures and activities.

Enrollment is $150/ participant, and tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite via Facebook, HRAP’s Website or the Eventbrite website.

“We recommend reserving your spot soon as space is limited,” said Habecker.

List of Kids Camps:

June 17th – June 21st (8am-12pm): $150 -- Ages 3-5 --"Sea Squirts" Daily Camp: Explore the land to the sea in an entire, week-long ecosystem adventure in Cannon Beach.

July 15th – July 19th (8am-12pm): $150 -- Ages 6-12 --"Sea Stars" Daily Camp: Explore the land to the sea in an entire, week-long ecosystem adventure in Cannon Beach.

August 5th – August 9th (8am-12pm): $150 -- Ages 8-12 --"Puffins" Daily Camp: Explore the land to the sea in an ADVANCED LEVEL entire, week-long ecosystem adventure in Cannon Beach.

The Haystack Rock Awareness Program is in its 34th season below the north Oregon coast icon. Its main missions are to protect, through education, the intertidal and bird ecology of the Marine Garden and National Wildlife Refuge at Haystack Rock. Having educated over one million visitors, HRAP aims to provide sustainability-focused educational opportunities to a wide range of Cannon Beach visitors.

For more information, their website at https://www.ci.cannon-beach.or.us/hrap or contact Lisa Habecker, HRAP Education & Volunteer Coordinator, at 503-436-8064 or [email protected]

Other Aspects of Cannon Beach for Campers

Inn at Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach. Three blocks from downtown, one block from the beach, Charming, even slightly magical, at its center sits a garden courtyard with a Spanish-style fountain. Gleaming white interiors with wondrous wooden touches. All with private patios, free wi-fi, flatscreen TV with DVD player, and large, complimentary DVD library. Available: jacuzzi tubs, fireplaces, full kitchen or snack kitchen, queen beds, and even a sofa. Barbecue area. Some host two or three, while the two-bedroom suite holds up to six people and comes with a loft that has two bedrooms. 487 S. Hemlock. Cannon Beach, Oregon. 800-559-0893. Inn at Haystack Rock website here.


The Wayside Inn
Ocean view hotel at the south end of Cannon Beach. Rooms and suites, gas fireplaces, small kitchens (many with ovens), flat screen TVs, complimentary Wi-fi, and decks. Heated indoor pool, or soak in the spa. The inn has many dog friendly rooms, and each dog receives a special dog basket to use during their stay. An ideal location close to downtown. All rooms non-smoking. 3339 S. Hemlock Street, Cannon Beach, Oregon, 888-659-6397. www.thewayside-inn.com

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