Explorer Camp: Charting New Territory

Burlingame – Explorer Summer Camp

Five- and six-year-olds are natural adventurers and breaking new ground every day. Our Burlingame Explorer summer camp which has a comfortable camper to staff ratio of 5:1 is built for these young pioneers, from the most cautious to the most courageous. It’s a place where K – 1st graders can feel comfortable taking on a host of exciting outdoor adventures—kayaking, biking, hiking, stand up paddleboarding—all carefully balanced by creative activities like yoga, art, and music. Our two-day progressive biking curriculum further supports these young campers gain confidence by introducing and/or improving their skills in pedal biking.

Sports will take place at scenic local settings that your family can return to for years to come!

Under the guidance of our experienced instructors, campers harness their hardwired curiosity as they enjoy the world of outdoor adventuring and grow confidently into who they are.

PRICING

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Camp Pricing Single 2-Fer 3-Peat 4-Pack
Number of Camps 1 2 3 4
Price Per Camp $559 $534 $526 $509
YOU SAVE! - $50 $100 $200

ADD-ON PRICES Price
Optional:  
Early Drop Off $25
After Care $75
Lunch for the Week $22.50

CAMPS

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Grades Dates
Explorer Camp #BG1905-Exp k - 1st 06/24/19 - 06/28/19 Register Now
Explorer Camp #BG1906-Exp k - 1st 07/01/19 - 07/05/19 Register Now
Explorer Camp #BG1907-Exp k - 1st 07/08/19 - 07/12/19 Register Now
Explorer Camp #BG1908-Exp k - 1st 07/15/19 - 07/19/19 Register Now
Explorer Camp #BG1909-Exp k - 1st 07/22/19 - 07/26/19 Register Now
Explorer Camp #BG1910-Exp k - 1st 07/29/19 - 08/02/19 Register Now
Explorer Camp #BG1911-Exp k - 1st 08/05/19 - 08/09/19 Register Now
Explorer Camp #BG1912-Exp k - 1st 08/12/19 - 08/16/19 Register Now
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THE WEEK’S ADVENTURES

Kayaking

Biking

Exploring

Yoga, Music, & Art

Stand Up Paddleboarding

Places We Go: Lake Merced

Explorers take to the water for carefully controlled flat-water instruction, getting familiar with their equipment and environment, practicing paddling techniques and water safety and gaining confidence stroke by stroke.

Places We Go: On-site, Mori Point

Whether they’ve never been on a bike before or have plenty of experience on two wheels, we get kids comfortable with biking technique, safety and equipment. To put their skills to the test, the first day is spent on our on-site course and the second is out on the trail. Bring your own bike or use one from our fleet, which can accommodate kids of any size.

Places We Go: Mills Canyon

Age appropriate and eye opening, our hikes teach campers about the flora and fauna around them and Leave-No-Trace principles as they start building awareness of their surroundings and respect for the natural world.

For half of the day, to balance out their daily adventures, kids also explore more introspective activities. They will be learning about breathing and balance in storytime yoga, practicing self-expression and artistic techniques in art and engaging their bodies and voices through music.

Places We Go: Foster City Lagoon 

Explorers take to local bodies to learn the basics of stand up paddleboarding, building core strength and balance and getting confident on the water.

Sample Schedule

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

Monday
AM: Kayaking PM: Yoga
Tuesday
AM: Art PM: Biking (on site)
Wednesday
AM: Biking PM: Yoga
Thursday
AM: Music PM: Stand Up Paddleboarding
Friday
AM: Hiking PM: Art

Why Sign Up For Multiple Weeks?

Do you remember that old TV show Blues Clues? It was the most successful kids show of all time. Do you remember that book that your child insisted on reading over and over again? How could you forget it. Why was Blues Clues so successful and why did your child NEED to re-read that book? Because repetition promotes learning, growth, and empowerment.

Based on our experience (and a bunch of brain science), 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.

WE TAKE SAFETY SERIOUSLY

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.

OUR APPROACH TO SAFETY