Who We are: Ocean Wishes is a non-profit organization providing children the opportunity for education through ocean-oriented experiences and hands-on programs that are geared to creating compassion, love and protection of marine life and environments. We work locally and globally to educate both children and adults on how to protect and preserve marine environments.
Kids Sea Camp Inc. A profit organization that was founded by Margo and Tom Peyton in 2000 is the main sponsor for Ocean Wishes. Tom and Margo Peyton are the founders of Ocean Wishes and the Ocean Wishes Foundation is a designated corporate partner of Kids Sea Camp and Family Dive Adventures.
Ocean Wishes is funded by donations and sponsorship from Kids Sea Camp as well as by individual donations, donations from other foundations, service clubs and corporations; and by fundraising revenue through artist donations, and fundraising events.
Granting Wishes That Makes A Difference
Our Make-an-Ocean-Wish program has a life-changing impact on children, their families, referral sources, donors, sponsors and entire communities. Children from the United States and countries around the world have an opportunity to share the love, power and grace of our underwater world through education and experiences provided by Ocean Wishes and sponsors.
Ocean Wishes financially contributes funds and sponsors scholarships for children both here in the USA, and abroad to become PADI certified Divers.
How it works: Through a Make an Ocean Wish submission, any organization or individual can make a wish for an extraordinary child who is aged 10 through 15 years old to be given a PADI Jr. Open Water Diver course. Each year, depending on the funds raised, a number of children will be awarded this local PADI diver scholarship and the funds will be paid directly to their closest PADI dive store for the course.
Ocean Wishes will also grant several Ocean Wish trips through Kids Sea Camp each year. This will provide an adult and child a full Kids Sea Camp 7 nights/6 days, all meals and a full Kids Sea Camp experience. These trips are provided to Ocean Pals, Oceans for Youth and many other nonprofit organizations and outreach programs geared to protecting our oceans and educating communities through auctions and events.
To foster awareness and compassion for our underwater world by providing opportunities for children to participate in ocean-oriented educational programs. To promote, protect and preserve our marine life and environments.