Mill Valley Pre-Camp Guide

Where is Camp?

June 17 – August 2: Mill Valley Middle School, 425 Sycamore Ave., Mill Valley, CA 94941.

August 5 – August 16: Boyle Park, 11 East Drive, Mill Valley, CA 94941. Drop off across from 81 Thalia St.  

SF-Mill Valley Shuttle Details 2019: The Presidio, 7:45am/4:25pm. $50 must be paid in advance with your registration.

How can I call the camp?

If you have a question before camp, please contact our Customer Experience team at 720-249-2412 or info@avid4.com.

During your week of camp, please reach out to your Camp Director (Zach Hykan) directly at 720-249-2412  ext. 134, or email him at MillValleyDayCamp@avid4.com.

How can I purchase Avid4 Adventure merchandise?

Visit our online store to buy water bottles, camelbaks, caps, t-shirts, order used gear such as bikes, SUPs and more! 

Where can I see photos of camp?

We’ve partnered with Waldo Photos to offer facial recognition photo delivery straight to your phone! To subscribe to this optional service ($7.99 per camper, per session) text AVIDCA19 to 735-343. Instructions on how to access the free album is sent the week of camp. For questions please contact our Customer Experience Team at info@avid4.com.

What Time is Camp?

Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 3:00pm, Monday check-in opens at 8am

T-F drop off from 8:45am-9am. M-F pick up from 2:45-3pm

Early Drop Off: 8 – 9:00am

After Care: 3 –  6:00pm

How can I make changes to my camper's session?

Login to your online account to add lunch (until 6/30/2019) or extended care to a session you already registered for. There you can also update emergency contacts, add a friend request, or update medical information. Please email info@avid4.com or call 1-800-977-9873 to cancel/transfer sessions. Our customer service team will confirm your request quickly.

All Programs: July 1st-5th

During our July 1-5th week, we will deliver a modified schedule to give Avid’s ‘greatest hits’ within a 4 day week. Please remember that there is NO CAMP on Thursday, July 4th. Please refer to this schedule!

Group Mon Tue Wed Thr Fri
Turtle Biking & Cooking Biking & Cooking Biking & Cooking No Camp. Happy 4th of July! Biking & Cooking
3 Hiking & Outdoor IQ Kayaking SUPing No Camp. Happy 4th of July! Biking
4 Kayaking Biking Hiking & Outdoor IQ No Camp. Happy 4th of July! SUPing
6 Biking SUPing Climbing No Camp. Happy 4th of July! Hiking & Outdoor IQ

Camp Location

Mill Valley Middle School, 425 Sycamore Ave., Mill Valley, CA 94941

Packing List

All items must be clearly labeled with the child’s first and last name. PLEASE note that each child’s group will have a large bin to hold all of the gear that they will not need for that particular day. So, if you send your child to camp prepared for the week, then (s)he can leave unused articles in the bin for the entire week and take them home on Friday. PLEASE label all of your child’s clothing and gear:

  • A backpack, sized to fit your child, that can hold all personal belongings listed below.
  • Clothing for any weather, including at least one warm layer (fleece jacket, etc.). More specifically, if rain is in the forecast, campers should have an outer waterproof layer (rain jacket or poncho that will not soak through in heavy rain), and a warm layer (not cotton because it gets cold when wet), in addition to the cloths that they wear. If the high for the day is 60 degrees or below, please also include a second warm layer, long pants, and a hat. Kids have fun in all weather conditions, as long as they are warm!
  • A hat that provides full sun protection
  • Closed toe shoes appropriate for hiking.
  • A full, non-breakable, non-leaking, water bottle labeled with the child’s name— if possible, please send your child to camp with 2 water bottles
  • Sunscreen (15+ SPF) with child’s name clearly labeled
  • Mosquito Repellant (optional) with child’s name clearly labeled
  • Rain gear (poncho/jacket)
  • Lunch (no refrigeration necessary and creating the minimum amount of trash which the camper will need to carry out on hiking days)
  • Snack – We provide a mid-morning snack that consists of Clif Kid Bars, Fruit Twists, pretzels, crackers or dried fruits. Campers with dietary restrictions and allergies are asked to bring their own snack as we cannot guarantee that food items are allergy free. 
  • Extra clothes (optional) in large ziplock, especially for 5-6 year olds
  • Sunglasses (optional)
  • Bandana (optional)

Discovery: Pre-K

Camp Location

6/17/19-8/2/19: Mill Valley Middle School, 425 Sycamore Ave., Mill Valley, CA 94941

8/5/19-8/16/19: Boyle Park, 11 East Drive, Mill Valley, CA 94941. Drop off across from 81 Thalia St.  

Daily Schedule

Group Mon Tue Wed Thr Fri
Turtle A.M. Biking
P.M. Outdoor Cooking
A.M. Biking
P.M. Outdoor Cooking
A.M. Biking
P.M. Outdoor Cooking
A.M. Biking
P.M. Outdoor Cooking
A.M. Biking
P.M. Outdoor Cooking
Chipmunk A.M. Biking P.M. Outdoor Cooking A.M. Biking P.M. Outdoor Cooking A.M. Biking P.M. Outdoor Cooking A.M. Biking P.M. Outdoor Cooking

Group Assignments

Your child’s group assignment will be emailed to you on the Thursday before your camp starts.

Packing List

All items must be clearly labeled with the child’s first and last name. PLEASE note that each child’s group will have a large bin to hold all of the gear that they will not need for that particular day. So, if you send your child to camp prepared for the week, then (s)he can leave unused articles in the bin for the entire week and take them home on Friday. PLEASE label all of your child’s clothing and gear:

  • A backpack, sized to fit your child, that can hold all personal belongings listed below.
  • Clothing for any weather, including at least one warm layer (fleece jacket, etc.). More specifically, if rain is in the forecast, campers should have an outer waterproof layer (rain jacket or poncho that will not soak through in heavy rain), and a warm layer (not cotton because it gets cold when wet), in addition to the cloths that they wear. If the high for the day is 60 degrees or below, please also include a second warm layer, long pants, and a hat. Kids have fun in all weather conditions, as long as they are warm!
  • A hat that provides full sun protection
  • Closed toe shoes appropriate for hiking.
  • A full, non-breakable, non-leaking, water bottle labeled with the child’s name— if possible, please send your child to camp with 2 water bottles
  • Sunscreen (15+ SPF) with child’s name clearly labeled
  • Mosquito Repellant (optional) with child’s name clearly labeled
  • Rain gear (poncho/jacket)
  • Lunch (no refrigeration necessary and creating the minimum amount of trash which the camper will need to carry out on hiking days)
  • Snack – We provide a mid-morning snack that consists of Clif Kid Bars, Fruit Twists, pretzels, crackers or dried fruits. Campers with dietary restrictions and allergies are asked to bring their own snack as we cannot guarantee that food items are allergy free. 
  • Extra clothes (optional) in large ziplock, especially for 5-6 year olds
  • Sunglasses (optional)
  • Bandana (optional)

Explorer: K-1st

Camp Location

6/17/19-8/2/19: Mill Valley Middle School, 425 Sycamore Ave., Mill Valley, CA 94941

8/5/19-8/16/19: Boyle Park, 11 East Drive, Mill Valley, CA 94941. Drop off across from 81 Thalia St.  

Daily Schedule

*On these days, our Explorers are traveling to local rec areas in a van. It is helpful if parents can bring their camper’s booster seat, but we certainly have extras if needed. Each sport day is balanced with 1/2 day of activity (i.e. hiking, biking, SUP, etc.) and 1/2 day of Art, Music, or Yoga.

Group Mon Tue Wed Thr Fri
Bear Biking (on site) SUPing* Hiking* Biking* Kayaking*
Mountain Lion Biking (on site) SUPing* Hiking* Biking* Kayaking*
Moose SUPing* Biking (on site) Kayaking* Hiking* Biking*
Elk SUPing* Biking (on site) Kayaking* Hiking* Biking*

Group Assignments

Your child’s group assignment will be emailed to you on the Thursday before your camp starts.

Packing List

All items must be clearly labeled with the child’s first and last name. PLEASE note that each child’s group will have a large bin to hold all of the gear that they will not need for that particular day. So, if you send your child to camp prepared for the week, then (s)he can leave unused articles in the bin for the entire week and take them home on Friday. PLEASE label all of your child’s clothing and gear.

  • A backpack, sized to fit your child, that can hold all personal belongings listed below.
  • Clothing for any weather, including at least one warm layer (fleece jacket, etc.). More specifically, if rain is in the forecast, campers should have an outer waterproof layer (rain jacket or poncho that will not soak through in heavy rain), and a warm layer (not cotton because it gets cold when wet), in addition to the cloths that they wear. If the high for the day is 60 degrees or below, please also include a second warm layer, long pants, and a hat. Kids have fun in all weather conditions, as long as they are warm!
  • A hat that provides full sun protection
  • Closed toe shoes appropriate for hiking and biking.
  • Closed-toe water shoes (Crocs, Keens, or some footwear that campers can wear in a stream or lake— we prefer closed-toes in order to protect your children’s toes and feet).
  • A swimsuit and towel (optional) on days the child goes kayaking or stand up paddleboarding. It is easiest if your child wears his or her water clothes to camp on those days.  One group will be kayaking and stand up paddleboarding on the first day of camp, so please dress appropriately on Monday if this applies to your camper.
  • A full, non-breakable, non-leaking, water bottle labeled with the child’s name— if possible, please send your child to camp with 2 water bottles
  • Sunscreen (15+ SPF) with child’s name clearly labeled
  • Mosquito Repellant (optional) with child’s name clearly labeled
  • Rain gear (poncho/jacket)
  • Lunch (no refrigeration necessary and creating the minimum amount of trash which the camper will need to carry out on hiking days)
  • Snack – We provide a mid-morning snack that consists of Clif Kid Bars, Fruit Twists, pretzels, crackers or dried fruits. Campers with dietary restrictions and allergies are asked to bring their own snack as we cannot guarantee that food items are allergy free. 
  • Extra clothes (optional) in large ziplock, especially for 5-6 year olds
  • Sunglasses (optional)
  • Bandana (optional)
  • Personal bike & helmet on biking day (optional) – we provide bikes & helmets for all campers

Skills: 2nd-4th

Camp Location

6/17/19-8/2/19: Mill Valley Middle School, 425 Sycamore Ave., Mill Valley, CA 94941

8/5/19-8/16/19: Boyle Park, 11 East Drive, Mill Valley, CA 94941. Drop off across from 81 Thalia St.  

Daily Schedule

Group Mon Tue Wed Thr Fri
3 Hiking Kayaking Biking SUPing Outdoor IQ
4 SUPing Biking Outdoor IQ Kayaking Hiking
5 Kayaking Hiking SUPing Outdoor IQ Biking

Group Assignments

Your child’s group assignment will be emailed to you on the Thursday before your camp starts.

Packing List

All items must be clearly labeled with the child’s first and last name. PLEASE note that each child’s group will have a large bin to hold all of the gear that they will not need for that particular day. So, if you send your child to camp prepared for the week, then (s)he can leave unused articles in the bin for the entire week and take them home on Friday. PLEASE label all of your child’s clothing and gear.

  • A backpack, sized to fit your child, that can hold all personal belongings listed below.
  • Clothing for any weather, including at least one warm layer (fleece jacket, etc.). More specifically, if rain is in the forecast, campers should have an outer waterproof layer (rain jacket or poncho that will not soak through in heavy rain), and a warm layer (not cotton because it gets cold when wet), in addition to the cloths that they wear. If the high for the day is 60 degrees or below, please also include a second warm layer, long pants, and a hat. Kids have fun in all weather conditions, as long as they are warm!
  • A hat that provides full sun protection
  • Closed toe shoes appropriate for hiking and biking.
  • Closed-toe water shoes (Crocs, Keens, or some footwear that campers can wear in a stream or lake— we prefer closed-toes in order to protect your children’s toes and feet).
  • A swimsuit and towel (optional) on days the child goes kayaking or stand up paddleboarding. It is easiest if your child wears his or her water clothes to camp on those days.  One group will be kayaking and stand up paddleboarding on the first day of camp, so please dress appropriately on Monday if this applies to your camper.
  • A full, non-breakable, non-leaking, water bottle labeled with the child’s name— if possible, please send your child to camp with 2 water bottles
  • Sunscreen (15+ SPF) with child’s name clearly labeled
  • Mosquito Repellant (optional) with child’s name clearly labeled
  • Rain gear (poncho/jacket)
  • Lunch (no refrigeration necessary and creating the minimum amount of trash which the camper will need to carry out on hiking days)
  • Snack- We provide a mid-morning snack that consists of Clif Kid Bars, Fruit Twists, pretzels, crackers or dried fruits. Campers with dietary restrictions and allergies are asked to bring their own snack as we cannot guarantee that food items are allergy free. 
  • Extra clothes (optional) in large ziplock, especially for 5-6 year olds
  • Sunglasses (optional)
  • Bandana (optional)
  • Personal bike & helmet on biking day (optional) – we provide bikes & helmets for all campers

Adventure: 5th-7th

Camp Location

6/17/19-8/2/19: Mill Valley Middle School, 425 Sycamore Ave., Mill Valley, CA 94941

8/5/19-8/16/19: Boyle Park, 11 East Drive, Mill Valley, CA 94941. Drop off across from 81 Thalia St.  

Daily Schedule

Group Mon Tue Wed Thr Fri
6 Biking Outdoor IQ Climbing Hiking SUPing

Group Assignments

Your child’s group assignment will be emailed to you on the Thursday before your camp starts.

Packing List

All items must be clearly labeled with the child’s first and last name. PLEASE note that each child’s group will have a large bin to hold all of the gear that they will not need for that particular day. So, if you send your child to camp prepared for the week, then (s)he can leave unused articles in the bin for the entire week and take them home on Friday. PLEASE label all of your child’s clothing and gear.

  • A backpack, sized to fit your child, that can hold all personal belongings listed below.
  • Clothing for any weather, including at least one warm layer (fleece jacket, etc.). More specifically, if rain is in the forecast, campers should have an outer waterproof layer (rain jacket or poncho that will not soak through in heavy rain), and a warm layer (not cotton because it gets cold when wet), in addition to the cloths that they wear. If the high for the day is 60 degrees or below, please also include a second warm layer, long pants, and a hat. Kids have fun in all weather conditions, as long as they are warm!
  • A hat that provides full sun protection
  • Closed toe shoes appropriate for hiking, biking, and climbing.
  • Closed-toe water shoes (Crocs, Keens, or some footwear that campers can wear in a stream or lake— we prefer closed-toes in order to protect your children’s toes and feet).
  • A swimsuit and towel (optional) on days the child goes kayaking or stand up paddleboarding. It is easiest if your child wears his or her water clothes to camp on those days.  One group will be kayaking and stand up paddleboarding on the first day of camp, so please dress appropriately on Monday if this applies to your camper.
  • A full, non-breakable, non-leaking, water bottle labeled with the child’s name— if possible, please send your child to camp with 2 water bottles
  • Sunscreen (15+ SPF) with child’s name clearly labeled
  • Mosquito Repellant (optional) with child’s name clearly labeled
  • Rain gear (poncho/jacket)
  • Lunch (no refrigeration necessary and creating the minimum amount of trash which the camper will need to carry out on hiking days)
  • Snack- We provide a mid-morning snack that consists of Clif Kid Bars, Fruit Twists, pretzels, crackers or dried fruits. Campers with dietary restrictions and allergies are asked to bring their own snack as we cannot guarantee that food items are allergy free. 
  • Extra clothes (optional) in large ziplock, especially for 5-6 year olds
  • Sunglasses (optional)
  • Bandana (optional)
  • Personal bike & helmet on biking day (optional) – we provide bikes & helmets for all campers

SUP: 2nd-7th

Camp Location

6/17/19-8/2/19: Mill Valley Middle School, 425 Sycamore Ave., Mill Valley, CA 94941

8/5/19-8/16/19: Boyle Park, 11 East Drive, Mill Valley, CA 94941. Drop off across from 81 Thalia St.  

Packing List

All items must be clearly labeled with the child’s first and last name. PLEASE note that each child’s group will have a large bin to hold all of the gear that they will not need for that particular day. So, if you send your child to camp prepared for the week, then (s)he can leave unused articles in the bin for the entire week and take them home on Friday. PLEASE label all of your child’s clothing and gear:

  • Please send children in water clothes (that will keep them warm when wet)
  • Shoes they can get wet, and will stay on in the water- these shoes must protect their toes (no flip flops)
  • Swim suit and towel
  • Extra change of clothes
  • Warm layer
  • Rain coat
  • Lunch (no refrigeration necessary and creating the minimum amount of trash)
  • Snack – We provide a mid-morning snack that consists of Clif Kid Bars, Fruit Twists, pretzels, crackers or dried fruits. Campers with dietary restrictions and allergies are asked to bring their own snack as we cannot guarantee that food items are allergy free. 
  • 2 full water bottles
  • Sunscreen with child’s name clearly labeled
  • A hat that provides full sun protection
  • Sunglasses (optional)

A backpack, sized to fit your child that will hold their personal belongings.

Mountain Biking: 2nd-7th

Camp Location

6/17/19-8/2/19: Mill Valley Middle School, 425 Sycamore Ave., Mill Valley, CA 94941

8/5/19-8/16/19: Boyle Park, 11 East Drive, Mill Valley, CA 94941. Drop off across from 81 Thalia St.  

Packing List

All items must be clearly labeled with the child’s first and last name. PLEASE note that each child’s group will have a large bin to hold all of the gear that they will not need for that particular day. So, if you send your child to camp prepared for the week, then (s)he can leave unused articles in the bin for the entire week and take them home on Friday. PLEASE label all of your child’s clothing and gear.

  • Shoes that tie on feet and will not easily come off
  • Change of clothes
  • Warm layer
  • Rain coat
  • Lunch (no refrigeration necessary and creating the minimum amount of trash which the camper will need to carry out)
  • Snack – We provide a mid-morning snack that consists of Clif Kid Bars, Fruit Twists, pretzels, crackers or dried fruits. Campers with dietary restrictions and allergies are asked to bring their own snack as we cannot guarantee that food items are allergy free. 
  • 2 full water bottles
  • Sunscreen with child’s name clearly labeled
  • Sunglasses (optional)
  • Biking gloves (optional)
  • A backpack, sized to fit your child that can fit food and water. Please note that your camper will be riding with their backpack. Therefore, it is essential that the pack fits your camper and does not have long hanging straps.
  • Your child may bring his or her mountain bike and helmet.  All equipment is subject to a safety inspection by our instructors.  Otherwise, we have plenty of bikes and helmets to outfit everyone.

Survival Skills
2nd-7th

Camp Location

6/17/19-8/2/19: Mill Valley Middle School, 425 Sycamore Ave., Mill Valley, CA 94941

8/5/19-8/16/19: Boyle Park, 11 East Drive, Mill Valley, CA 94941. Drop off across from 81 Thalia St.  

 

Group Mon Tue Wed Thr Fri
Survival Skills Shelter building and knots Water purification Fire making Learning native flora and fauna making tools and weekly review

Camp Location

6/17/19-8/2/19: Mill Valley Middle School, 425 Sycamore Ave., Mill Valley, CA 94941

8/5/19-8/16/19: Boyle Park, 11 East Drive, Mill Valley, CA 94941. Drop off across from 81 Thalia St.  

Packing List

All items must be clearly labeled with the child’s first and last name. PLEASE note that each child’s group will have a large bin to hold all of the gear that they will not need for that particular day. So, if you send your child to camp prepared for the week, then (s)he can leave unused articles in the bin for the entire week and take them home on Friday. PLEASE label all of your child’s clothing and gear:

  • A backpack, sized to fit your child, that can hold all personal belongings listed below.
  • Clothing for any weather, including at least one warm layer (fleece jacket, etc.). More specifically, if rain is in the forecast, campers should have an outer waterproof layer (rain jacket or poncho that will not soak through in heavy rain), and a warm layer (not cotton because it gets cold when wet), in addition to the cloths that they wear. If the high for the day is 60 degrees or below, please also include a second warm layer, long pants, and a hat. Kids have fun in all weather conditions, as long as they are warm!
  • A hat that provides full sun protection
  • Closed toe shoes appropriate for hiking.
  • A full, non-breakable, non-leaking, water bottle labeled with the child’s name— if possible, please send your child to camp with 2 water bottles
  • Sunscreen (15+ SPF) with child’s name clearly labeled
  • Mosquito Repellant (optional) with child’s name clearly labeled
  • Rain gear (poncho/jacket)
  • Lunch (no refrigeration necessary and creating the minimum amount of trash which the camper will need to carry out on hiking days)
  • Snack – We provide a mid-morning snack that consists of Clif Kid Bars, Fruit Twists, pretzels, crackers or dried fruits. Campers with dietary restrictions and allergies are asked to bring their own snack as we cannot guarantee that food items are allergy free. 
  • Extra clothes (optional) in large ziplock, especially for 5-6 year olds
  • Sunglasses (optional)
  • Bandana (optional)

Daily (Example) Schedule* 

Activities may include: building water stills, building tarp and natural shelters, learning how to identify local plans and animals, flint napping, bow drill fire making, basket weaving, compass use and navigation, fish net making, and more!

*Please note: this is a possible schedule of activities that may change during the week. Please check in with the group instructors to learn about each day’s upcoming activities! 

 
  • All Programs: July 1st-5th

    During our July 1-5th week, we will deliver a modified schedule to give Avid’s ‘greatest hits’ within a 4 day week. Please remember that there is NO CAMP on Thursday, July 4th. Please refer to this schedule!

    Camp Location

    Mill Valley Middle School, 425 Sycamore Ave., Mill Valley, CA 94941

    Packing List

    All items must be clearly labeled with the child’s first and last name. PLEASE note that each child’s group will have a large bin to hold all of the gear that they will not need for that particular day. So, if you send your child to camp prepared for the week, then (s)he can leave unused articles in the bin for the entire week and take them home on Friday. PLEASE label all of your child’s clothing and gear:

    • A backpack, sized to fit your child, that can hold all personal belongings listed below.
    • Clothing for any weather, including at least one warm layer (fleece jacket, etc.). More specifically, if rain is in the forecast, campers should have an outer waterproof layer (rain jacket or poncho that will not soak through in heavy rain), and a warm layer (not cotton because it gets cold when wet), in addition to the cloths that they wear. If the high for the day is 60 degrees or below, please also include a second warm layer, long pants, and a hat. Kids have fun in all weather conditions, as long as they are warm!
    • A hat that provides full sun protection
    • Closed toe shoes appropriate for hiking.
    • A full, non-breakable, non-leaking, water bottle labeled with the child’s name— if possible, please send your child to camp with 2 water bottles
    • Sunscreen (15+ SPF) with child’s name clearly labeled
    • Mosquito Repellant (optional) with child’s name clearly labeled
    • Rain gear (poncho/jacket)
    • Lunch (no refrigeration necessary and creating the minimum amount of trash which the camper will need to carry out on hiking days)
    • Snack – We provide a mid-morning snack that consists of Clif Kid Bars, Fruit Twists, pretzels, crackers or dried fruits. Campers with dietary restrictions and allergies are asked to bring their own snack as we cannot guarantee that food items are allergy free. 
    • Extra clothes (optional) in large ziplock, especially for 5-6 year olds
    • Sunglasses (optional)
    • Bandana (optional)
    scroll >
    Group Mon Tue Wed Thr Fri
    Turtle Biking & Cooking Biking & Cooking Biking & Cooking No Camp. Happy 4th of July! Biking & Cooking
    3 Hiking & Outdoor IQ Kayaking SUPing No Camp. Happy 4th of July! Biking
    4 Kayaking Biking Hiking & Outdoor IQ No Camp. Happy 4th of July! SUPing
    6 Biking SUPing Climbing No Camp. Happy 4th of July! Hiking & Outdoor IQ
  • Discovery: Pre-K

    Camp Location

    6/17/19-8/2/19: Mill Valley Middle School, 425 Sycamore Ave., Mill Valley, CA 94941

    8/5/19-8/16/19: Boyle Park, 11 East Drive, Mill Valley, CA 94941. Drop off across from 81 Thalia St.  

    Daily Schedule

    Group Assignments

    Your child’s group assignment will be emailed to you on the Thursday before your camp starts.

    Packing List

    All items must be clearly labeled with the child’s first and last name. PLEASE note that each child’s group will have a large bin to hold all of the gear that they will not need for that particular day. So, if you send your child to camp prepared for the week, then (s)he can leave unused articles in the bin for the entire week and take them home on Friday. PLEASE label all of your child’s clothing and gear:

    • A backpack, sized to fit your child, that can hold all personal belongings listed below.
    • Clothing for any weather, including at least one warm layer (fleece jacket, etc.). More specifically, if rain is in the forecast, campers should have an outer waterproof layer (rain jacket or poncho that will not soak through in heavy rain), and a warm layer (not cotton because it gets cold when wet), in addition to the cloths that they wear. If the high for the day is 60 degrees or below, please also include a second warm layer, long pants, and a hat. Kids have fun in all weather conditions, as long as they are warm!
    • A hat that provides full sun protection
    • Closed toe shoes appropriate for hiking.
    • A full, non-breakable, non-leaking, water bottle labeled with the child’s name— if possible, please send your child to camp with 2 water bottles
    • Sunscreen (15+ SPF) with child’s name clearly labeled
    • Mosquito Repellant (optional) with child’s name clearly labeled
    • Rain gear (poncho/jacket)
    • Lunch (no refrigeration necessary and creating the minimum amount of trash which the camper will need to carry out on hiking days)
    • Snack – We provide a mid-morning snack that consists of Clif Kid Bars, Fruit Twists, pretzels, crackers or dried fruits. Campers with dietary restrictions and allergies are asked to bring their own snack as we cannot guarantee that food items are allergy free. 
    • Extra clothes (optional) in large ziplock, especially for 5-6 year olds
    • Sunglasses (optional)
    • Bandana (optional)
    scroll >
    Group Mon Tue Wed Thr Fri
    Turtle A.M. Biking
    P.M. Outdoor Cooking
    A.M. Biking
    P.M. Outdoor Cooking
    A.M. Biking
    P.M. Outdoor Cooking
    A.M. Biking
    P.M. Outdoor Cooking
    A.M. Biking
    P.M. Outdoor Cooking
    Chipmunk A.M. Biking P.M. Outdoor Cooking A.M. Biking P.M. Outdoor Cooking A.M. Biking P.M. Outdoor Cooking A.M. Biking P.M. Outdoor Cooking
  • Explorer: K-1st

    Camp Location

    6/17/19-8/2/19: Mill Valley Middle School, 425 Sycamore Ave., Mill Valley, CA 94941

    8/5/19-8/16/19: Boyle Park, 11 East Drive, Mill Valley, CA 94941. Drop off across from 81 Thalia St.  

    Daily Schedule

    *On these days, our Explorers are traveling to local rec areas in a van. It is helpful if parents can bring their camper’s booster seat, but we certainly have extras if needed. Each sport day is balanced with 1/2 day of activity (i.e. hiking, biking, SUP, etc.) and 1/2 day of Art, Music, or Yoga.

    Group Assignments

    Your child’s group assignment will be emailed to you on the Thursday before your camp starts.

    Packing List

    All items must be clearly labeled with the child’s first and last name. PLEASE note that each child’s group will have a large bin to hold all of the gear that they will not need for that particular day. So, if you send your child to camp prepared for the week, then (s)he can leave unused articles in the bin for the entire week and take them home on Friday. PLEASE label all of your child’s clothing and gear.

    • A backpack, sized to fit your child, that can hold all personal belongings listed below.
    • Clothing for any weather, including at least one warm layer (fleece jacket, etc.). More specifically, if rain is in the forecast, campers should have an outer waterproof layer (rain jacket or poncho that will not soak through in heavy rain), and a warm layer (not cotton because it gets cold when wet), in addition to the cloths that they wear. If the high for the day is 60 degrees or below, please also include a second warm layer, long pants, and a hat. Kids have fun in all weather conditions, as long as they are warm!
    • A hat that provides full sun protection
    • Closed toe shoes appropriate for hiking and biking.
    • Closed-toe water shoes (Crocs, Keens, or some footwear that campers can wear in a stream or lake— we prefer closed-toes in order to protect your children’s toes and feet).
    • A swimsuit and towel (optional) on days the child goes kayaking or stand up paddleboarding. It is easiest if your child wears his or her water clothes to camp on those days.  One group will be kayaking and stand up paddleboarding on the first day of camp, so please dress appropriately on Monday if this applies to your camper.
    • A full, non-breakable, non-leaking, water bottle labeled with the child’s name— if possible, please send your child to camp with 2 water bottles
    • Sunscreen (15+ SPF) with child’s name clearly labeled
    • Mosquito Repellant (optional) with child’s name clearly labeled
    • Rain gear (poncho/jacket)
    • Lunch (no refrigeration necessary and creating the minimum amount of trash which the camper will need to carry out on hiking days)
    • Snack – We provide a mid-morning snack that consists of Clif Kid Bars, Fruit Twists, pretzels, crackers or dried fruits. Campers with dietary restrictions and allergies are asked to bring their own snack as we cannot guarantee that food items are allergy free. 
    • Extra clothes (optional) in large ziplock, especially for 5-6 year olds
    • Sunglasses (optional)
    • Bandana (optional)
    • Personal bike & helmet on biking day (optional) – we provide bikes & helmets for all campers
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    Group Mon Tue Wed Thr Fri
    Bear Biking (on site) SUPing* Hiking* Biking* Kayaking*
    Mountain Lion Biking (on site) SUPing* Hiking* Biking* Kayaking*
    Moose SUPing* Biking (on site) Kayaking* Hiking* Biking*
    Elk SUPing* Biking (on site) Kayaking* Hiking* Biking*
  • Skills: 2nd-4th

    Camp Location

    6/17/19-8/2/19: Mill Valley Middle School, 425 Sycamore Ave., Mill Valley, CA 94941

    8/5/19-8/16/19: Boyle Park, 11 East Drive, Mill Valley, CA 94941. Drop off across from 81 Thalia St.  

    Daily Schedule

    Group Assignments

    Your child’s group assignment will be emailed to you on the Thursday before your camp starts.

    Packing List

    All items must be clearly labeled with the child’s first and last name. PLEASE note that each child’s group will have a large bin to hold all of the gear that they will not need for that particular day. So, if you send your child to camp prepared for the week, then (s)he can leave unused articles in the bin for the entire week and take them home on Friday. PLEASE label all of your child’s clothing and gear.

    • A backpack, sized to fit your child, that can hold all personal belongings listed below.
    • Clothing for any weather, including at least one warm layer (fleece jacket, etc.). More specifically, if rain is in the forecast, campers should have an outer waterproof layer (rain jacket or poncho that will not soak through in heavy rain), and a warm layer (not cotton because it gets cold when wet), in addition to the cloths that they wear. If the high for the day is 60 degrees or below, please also include a second warm layer, long pants, and a hat. Kids have fun in all weather conditions, as long as they are warm!
    • A hat that provides full sun protection
    • Closed toe shoes appropriate for hiking and biking.
    • Closed-toe water shoes (Crocs, Keens, or some footwear that campers can wear in a stream or lake— we prefer closed-toes in order to protect your children’s toes and feet).
    • A swimsuit and towel (optional) on days the child goes kayaking or stand up paddleboarding. It is easiest if your child wears his or her water clothes to camp on those days.  One group will be kayaking and stand up paddleboarding on the first day of camp, so please dress appropriately on Monday if this applies to your camper.
    • A full, non-breakable, non-leaking, water bottle labeled with the child’s name— if possible, please send your child to camp with 2 water bottles
    • Sunscreen (15+ SPF) with child’s name clearly labeled
    • Mosquito Repellant (optional) with child’s name clearly labeled
    • Rain gear (poncho/jacket)
    • Lunch (no refrigeration necessary and creating the minimum amount of trash which the camper will need to carry out on hiking days)
    • Snack- We provide a mid-morning snack that consists of Clif Kid Bars, Fruit Twists, pretzels, crackers or dried fruits. Campers with dietary restrictions and allergies are asked to bring their own snack as we cannot guarantee that food items are allergy free. 
    • Extra clothes (optional) in large ziplock, especially for 5-6 year olds
    • Sunglasses (optional)
    • Bandana (optional)
    • Personal bike & helmet on biking day (optional) – we provide bikes & helmets for all campers
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    Group Mon Tue Wed Thr Fri
    3 Hiking Kayaking Biking SUPing Outdoor IQ
    4 SUPing Biking Outdoor IQ Kayaking Hiking
    5 Kayaking Hiking SUPing Outdoor IQ Biking
  • Adventure: 5th-7th

    Camp Location

    6/17/19-8/2/19: Mill Valley Middle School, 425 Sycamore Ave., Mill Valley, CA 94941

    8/5/19-8/16/19: Boyle Park, 11 East Drive, Mill Valley, CA 94941. Drop off across from 81 Thalia St.  

    Daily Schedule

    Group Assignments

    Your child’s group assignment will be emailed to you on the Thursday before your camp starts.

    Packing List

    All items must be clearly labeled with the child’s first and last name. PLEASE note that each child’s group will have a large bin to hold all of the gear that they will not need for that particular day. So, if you send your child to camp prepared for the week, then (s)he can leave unused articles in the bin for the entire week and take them home on Friday. PLEASE label all of your child’s clothing and gear.

    • A backpack, sized to fit your child, that can hold all personal belongings listed below.
    • Clothing for any weather, including at least one warm layer (fleece jacket, etc.). More specifically, if rain is in the forecast, campers should have an outer waterproof layer (rain jacket or poncho that will not soak through in heavy rain), and a warm layer (not cotton because it gets cold when wet), in addition to the cloths that they wear. If the high for the day is 60 degrees or below, please also include a second warm layer, long pants, and a hat. Kids have fun in all weather conditions, as long as they are warm!
    • A hat that provides full sun protection
    • Closed toe shoes appropriate for hiking, biking, and climbing.
    • Closed-toe water shoes (Crocs, Keens, or some footwear that campers can wear in a stream or lake— we prefer closed-toes in order to protect your children’s toes and feet).
    • A swimsuit and towel (optional) on days the child goes kayaking or stand up paddleboarding. It is easiest if your child wears his or her water clothes to camp on those days.  One group will be kayaking and stand up paddleboarding on the first day of camp, so please dress appropriately on Monday if this applies to your camper.
    • A full, non-breakable, non-leaking, water bottle labeled with the child’s name— if possible, please send your child to camp with 2 water bottles
    • Sunscreen (15+ SPF) with child’s name clearly labeled
    • Mosquito Repellant (optional) with child’s name clearly labeled
    • Rain gear (poncho/jacket)
    • Lunch (no refrigeration necessary and creating the minimum amount of trash which the camper will need to carry out on hiking days)
    • Snack- We provide a mid-morning snack that consists of Clif Kid Bars, Fruit Twists, pretzels, crackers or dried fruits. Campers with dietary restrictions and allergies are asked to bring their own snack as we cannot guarantee that food items are allergy free. 
    • Extra clothes (optional) in large ziplock, especially for 5-6 year olds
    • Sunglasses (optional)
    • Bandana (optional)
    • Personal bike & helmet on biking day (optional) – we provide bikes & helmets for all campers
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    Group Mon Tue Wed Thr Fri
    6 Biking Outdoor IQ Climbing Hiking SUPing
  • SUP: 2nd-7th

    Camp Location

    6/17/19-8/2/19: Mill Valley Middle School, 425 Sycamore Ave., Mill Valley, CA 94941

    8/5/19-8/16/19: Boyle Park, 11 East Drive, Mill Valley, CA 94941. Drop off across from 81 Thalia St.  

    Packing List

    All items must be clearly labeled with the child’s first and last name. PLEASE note that each child’s group will have a large bin to hold all of the gear that they will not need for that particular day. So, if you send your child to camp prepared for the week, then (s)he can leave unused articles in the bin for the entire week and take them home on Friday. PLEASE label all of your child’s clothing and gear:

    • Please send children in water clothes (that will keep them warm when wet)
    • Shoes they can get wet, and will stay on in the water- these shoes must protect their toes (no flip flops)
    • Swim suit and towel
    • Extra change of clothes
    • Warm layer
    • Rain coat
    • Lunch (no refrigeration necessary and creating the minimum amount of trash)
    • Snack – We provide a mid-morning snack that consists of Clif Kid Bars, Fruit Twists, pretzels, crackers or dried fruits. Campers with dietary restrictions and allergies are asked to bring their own snack as we cannot guarantee that food items are allergy free. 
    • 2 full water bottles
    • Sunscreen with child’s name clearly labeled
    • A hat that provides full sun protection
    • Sunglasses (optional)

    A backpack, sized to fit your child that will hold their personal belongings.

  • Mountain Biking: 2nd-7th

    Camp Location

    6/17/19-8/2/19: Mill Valley Middle School, 425 Sycamore Ave., Mill Valley, CA 94941

    8/5/19-8/16/19: Boyle Park, 11 East Drive, Mill Valley, CA 94941. Drop off across from 81 Thalia St.  

    Packing List

    All items must be clearly labeled with the child’s first and last name. PLEASE note that each child’s group will have a large bin to hold all of the gear that they will not need for that particular day. So, if you send your child to camp prepared for the week, then (s)he can leave unused articles in the bin for the entire week and take them home on Friday. PLEASE label all of your child’s clothing and gear.

    • Shoes that tie on feet and will not easily come off
    • Change of clothes
    • Warm layer
    • Rain coat
    • Lunch (no refrigeration necessary and creating the minimum amount of trash which the camper will need to carry out)
    • Snack – We provide a mid-morning snack that consists of Clif Kid Bars, Fruit Twists, pretzels, crackers or dried fruits. Campers with dietary restrictions and allergies are asked to bring their own snack as we cannot guarantee that food items are allergy free. 
    • 2 full water bottles
    • Sunscreen with child’s name clearly labeled
    • Sunglasses (optional)
    • Biking gloves (optional)
    • A backpack, sized to fit your child that can fit food and water. Please note that your camper will be riding with their backpack. Therefore, it is essential that the pack fits your camper and does not have long hanging straps.
    • Your child may bring his or her mountain bike and helmet.  All equipment is subject to a safety inspection by our instructors.  Otherwise, we have plenty of bikes and helmets to outfit everyone.
  • Survival Skills
    2nd-7th

    Camp Location

    6/17/19-8/2/19: Mill Valley Middle School, 425 Sycamore Ave., Mill Valley, CA 94941

    8/5/19-8/16/19: Boyle Park, 11 East Drive, Mill Valley, CA 94941. Drop off across from 81 Thalia St.  

     

    Camp Location

    6/17/19-8/2/19: Mill Valley Middle School, 425 Sycamore Ave., Mill Valley, CA 94941

    8/5/19-8/16/19: Boyle Park, 11 East Drive, Mill Valley, CA 94941. Drop off across from 81 Thalia St.  

    Packing List

    All items must be clearly labeled with the child’s first and last name. PLEASE note that each child’s group will have a large bin to hold all of the gear that they will not need for that particular day. So, if you send your child to camp prepared for the week, then (s)he can leave unused articles in the bin for the entire week and take them home on Friday. PLEASE label all of your child’s clothing and gear:

    • A backpack, sized to fit your child, that can hold all personal belongings listed below.
    • Clothing for any weather, including at least one warm layer (fleece jacket, etc.). More specifically, if rain is in the forecast, campers should have an outer waterproof layer (rain jacket or poncho that will not soak through in heavy rain), and a warm layer (not cotton because it gets cold when wet), in addition to the cloths that they wear. If the high for the day is 60 degrees or below, please also include a second warm layer, long pants, and a hat. Kids have fun in all weather conditions, as long as they are warm!
    • A hat that provides full sun protection
    • Closed toe shoes appropriate for hiking.
    • A full, non-breakable, non-leaking, water bottle labeled with the child’s name— if possible, please send your child to camp with 2 water bottles
    • Sunscreen (15+ SPF) with child’s name clearly labeled
    • Mosquito Repellant (optional) with child’s name clearly labeled
    • Rain gear (poncho/jacket)
    • Lunch (no refrigeration necessary and creating the minimum amount of trash which the camper will need to carry out on hiking days)
    • Snack – We provide a mid-morning snack that consists of Clif Kid Bars, Fruit Twists, pretzels, crackers or dried fruits. Campers with dietary restrictions and allergies are asked to bring their own snack as we cannot guarantee that food items are allergy free. 
    • Extra clothes (optional) in large ziplock, especially for 5-6 year olds
    • Sunglasses (optional)
    • Bandana (optional)

    Daily (Example) Schedule* 

    Activities may include: building water stills, building tarp and natural shelters, learning how to identify local plans and animals, flint napping, bow drill fire making, basket weaving, compass use and navigation, fish net making, and more!

    *Please note: this is a possible schedule of activities that may change during the week. Please check in with the group instructors to learn about each day’s upcoming activities! 

     
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    Group Mon Tue Wed Thr Fri
    Survival Skills Shelter building and knots Water purification Fire making Learning native flora and fauna making tools and weekly review

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