Camp at Home Oakland & Orinda - 1st to 5th

We made the difficult decision to cancel our California Camp at Home Program for the remainder of the summer. Due to staffing shortages we needed to make this decision to ensure the continued quality and safety of all of our camps. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Camp at Home brings an instructor exclusively to you to provide a small and private group with the authentic programming you know us for! This two week camp will conveniently take place around your home, backyard, and nearby parks and trails. Whether it’s just your kids, or you pair up with friends, this camp experience gives you the opportunity to control exactly who is in your own private group.

Your instructor will be with you all week, building on the previous day’s lessons to boost your child’s confidence with topics like: navigation, shelter building, outdoor cooking, wildlife education, Leave No Trace outdoor ethics, emergency response & preparedness, and much more! Adventures will happen in and around the neighborhood on foot and potentially bike. Camp at Home is a camper led experience- if your child wants to spend more time practicing knots and shelter building or cooking up meals on a camp stove, we’ll easily be able to tailor the week to their interests.

*This session is two weeks long.

*Group Size: 2-5


Camp Length Two Weeks
Price Per Camper (5)* $660

Add Ons  
Lunch and Extended Care To minimize Covid risks we
are not offering these in 2021.

Camp Details


Entering 1st - 5th


2-Week Session
M - F from 9am-3pm


Oakland & Orinda (+ Nearby Areas)


Personalized Camp

Outdoor Skills

Outdoor Cooking

Biking & Hiking

Due to the limited group size, Camp at Home is a unique and customizable experience. On the first day of the program, campers will take part in planning activities with their instructor. There are very few time restrictions for activities, so if the group wants to dive deeper into one activity or cut another one short, our staff and campers are empowered to steer their experience in the direction of their interests and excitement!

Groups will spend time honing their skills through activities like expedition adventure planning, setting up shelters and practicing their navigation skills with a map and compass. Along the way, they’ll be assessing risk and understanding what it takes to be confident and self-reliant in the outdoors.

Campers will try their hands at cooking on a camp stove and also focus on outdoor-ready foods like trail snacks and other no-bake recipes.

Kids will explore the surrounding neighborhood on foot or bike. If parents desire, instructors can also suggest local parks or trailheads for camp to meet at throughout the week. We’ll cover basic biking and hiking skills and explore the natural world together. 

Sample Schedule

We've put together a pretty awesome day camp schedule for your kids! Here's a sample:

Biking, Building Shelters, and Solar Oven Cooking
Hiking, Bear Precautions, and Games
Biking, Emergency Gear Repair, and Camp Stove Cooking
Hiking, Fishing, and Hanging Hammocks
Biking, Fire Building, and Camp Stove Cooking

Why Sign Up For Multiple Weeks?

Repetition promotes learning, growth, and empowerment. Based on our experience, and much research, we know that multiple weeks of Avid camp will benefit your child – it will result in greater skill development, increased self-confidence, higher levels of risk assessment/environmental awareness, and an improved ability to connect socially with others.


While no outdoor adventure is totally risk-free, we work hard to keep your kids safe. Every activity starts with a discussion about the risks involved -- what they are, how to prevent them, how to respond if something goes wrong -- so kids learn how to approach challenges with intelligence and skill.