Bite into Wild Foods at Edible Ocean Camp

Dungeness crab

The breathtaking landscapes of the Oregon coast are utterly picturesque, and to a trained pair of eyes, this iconic setting where the land meets the sea also holds a bounty of culinary delight.

The Oregon Coast Aquarium’s Edible Ocean Camp will broaden participants’ culinary horizons to include wild-sourced summer delicacies in an overnight foraging foray from Saturday, June 21 to Sunday, June 22.

Campers young and old and will learn how to collect and prepare foods sourced from the wild landscapes along Oregon’s coast, including fresh berries, shellfish, crabs and seaweeds.

Edible Ocean Campers’ food gathering journey will start at the Oregon Coast Aquarium and meander along the coast up to the evening’s accommodations at Beverly Beach State Park. There, the day’s harvest will be prepared into a communal dinner. An optional night hike to explore the forest under a blanket of darkness and a special presentation by Oregon State Parks will provide entertainment for the evening.

Campers of all experience levels are welcome. This overnight adventure includes admission to the Aquarium, campsite fee and all meals for $50 for youth ages 8 to 17 and $65 for adults ages 18 and older. Discounts are available for Aquarium members. Minors must be eight years or older and accompanied by a parent or guardian.

To learn more about Edible Ocean Camp, and to download forms to sign up, visit

To learn more about the Oregon Coast Aquarium’s exhibits, conservation and education programs call (541) 867-FISH or visit

The Oregon Coast Aquarium is dedicated to the highest quality aquatic and marine science programs for recreation and education so that the public better understands, cherishes, and conserves the world’s natural marine and coastal resources. An accredited Association of Zoos & Aquariums institution, this 501(c)3 non-profit organization is ranked as one of the top 10 aquariums in the U.S. Visit us at 2820 S.E. Ferry Slip Rd., Newport, OR., (541) 867-3474. Follow us on, or for the latest updates.

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