Skills Camp: Authentic Outdoor Experiences

Moraga – Skills Camp

At our Skills Day Camp, 2nd – 4th graders venture out to nearby parks, trails, and beaches for authentic outdoor adventures. Spots your family can return to for years to come! Whatever their age or ability levels, campers have an exciting new experience every day—mountain biking, trail hiking, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding and outdoor education—each designed to teach new skills and boost their confidence outdoors. We determine who goes kayaking or climbing largely based on our rock climbing access from week to week.

Our experienced instructors use time-tested techniques to support campers at every ability level, building their confidence, increasing their technical competence and teaching them the lifelong skills of assessing risk and exercising sound judgment.

Led by the best outdoor instructors around, kids leave camp with a deeper understanding of the natural world and a foundation of outdoor skills they can use throughout their lives.

PRICING

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Camp Pricing Single 2-Fer 3-Peat 4-Pack
Number of Camps 1 2 3 4
Price Per Camp $549 $524 $516 $499
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
Skills Camp #MOR1903 2nd - 4th 06/10/19 - 06/14/19 Register Now
Skills Camp #MOR1904 2nd - 4th 06/17/19 - 06/21/19 Register Now
Skills Camp #MOR1905 2nd - 4th 06/24/19 - 06/28/19 Register Now
Skills Camp #MOR1907 2nd - 4th 07/08/19 - 07/12/19 Register Now
Skills Camp #MOR1908 2nd - 4th 07/15/19 - 07/19/19 Register Now
Skills Camp #MOR1909 2nd - 4th 07/22/19 - 07/26/19 Register Now
Skills Camp #MOR1910 2nd - 4th 07/29/19 - 08/02/19 Register Now
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Mountain Biking

Hiking

Stand Up Paddleboarding

Outdoor IQ

Kayaking

Places We Go: Diablo Foothills Regional Park

We get campers of all experience levels riding confidently on two wheels, teaching them about biking technique, safety, equipment and maintenance on some of the East Bay’s most beautiful trails. Campers can bring their own bikes or borrow one of any size from our fleet.

Places We Go: Tilden Regional Park

We take campers out to beautiful local trails teaching them about flora and fauna and the principles of Leave No Trace as they expand their understanding of the natural world.

Places We Go: MLK Regional Shoreline, Encinal Beach

Campers play games and take on fun challenges as they learn the basics of stand up paddleboarding, building strength and skill as they paddle around the East Bay’s local bodies of water. 

Places We Go: Valle Vista Staging Area

Campers spend a day off site bolstering their outdoor know-how—learning fundamentals of orienteering, outdoor cooking, basic first aid, and outdoor living. Campers are empowered to take charge, appreciate the value of teamwork, and build strong foundations for future adventures.

Places We Go: San Pablo Reservoir

Our kayaking program helps campers grow incrementally more comfortable on the water as they get familiar with their environment and equipment. They learn about water safety and paddling techniques, practicing their new skills at nearby San Pablo Reservoir.  

Sample Schedule

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

Monday
Kayaking
Tuesday
Mountain Biking
Wednesday
Stand Up Paddleboarding
Thursday
Hiking
Friday
Outdoor IQ

MEET YOUR CAMP DIRECTOR

Lessley Bender

I first discovered the incredible beauty of the outdoors after I moved to California from the East coast. I fell in love with the Sierras, the redwood forests, and exploring them on foot or by bicycle. I love spending time with people outdoors, sharing my knowledge of plant science, and getting out in the backcountry any chance I get. I also love cooking food to share after a great adventure with friends! 

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