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Camp Ocean Children's Program

Published 03/11/2015 09:59 PM   |    Updated 01/03/2023 09:56 AM
Carnival Youth Programs are open for children ages 6 months to 11 years. All youth must be registered to participate; registration should be completed pre-cruise. During some cruises, capacity may be limited. Drop off times for children under 2 can also be viewed in the HUB App (fees apply). Some activities may not be offered
Camp Ocean® is our fleet wide Children's Program. At Camp Ocean, 2-11 year olds stay busy, keep active and have fun as they enjoy ocean-themed activities and entertainment made for kids. The expansive program will immerse children in the wonders of the sea through fun, engaging and educational experiences.

Camp Ocean welcomes youngsters in with light blue and white underwater colored spaces and friendly, experienced staff, each with education or childcare experience.  Three age-related categories each have their own identity: children ages 2-5 will be dubbed Penguins®, with those ages 6-8 called Sting Rays® while 9-11 year olds will be Sharks®.

Distinctive areas and activities have been custom-created for each of the age designations – from miniature play igloos for the Penguins to interactive gaming stations for the Sharks. On Carnival Freedom®, Carnival Horizon®, Carnival Panorama™ and Carnival Vista®, a play area includes Party Reef, a common shared space that brings each of the groups together, as well as Creative Cove, a breakout room for arts and crafts activities.

Camp Ocean activities span across 11 key categories of play, including the core themes of active play, games, free play, arts and crafts and digital, coupled with additional categories such as role play, music, party time, science and discovery, social and food fun, all designed to find the ideal combination of activities catering to children’s varied interests. More than 400 ocean-inspired activities range from educational games to creative arts opportunities such as Design Your Own Aquarium, Sea Salt Art and Create a Penguin from Oreos.

To learn more about Camp Ocean activities, hours and policies, click on the appropriate age group:





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