Explorer Camp Oakland - K to 1st - Camp On The Go

Our Explorer Day Camp which has a comfortable camper to staff ratio of 5:1 is built for young adventurers, ages 5 and 6 years-old, from the most tentative to the most intrepid. It’s a place where K – 1st graders are fully supported by our expert instructors as they start learning a host of exciting outdoor activities — hiking trails, paddling kayaks and balancing on stand up paddleboards. Throughout the two week session, every day is thoughtfully balanced by creative pursuits like yoga, art and music.

Under the guidance of our expert instructors, campers harness their hardwired curiosity as they strike out into the world of outdoor adventuring, figuring out what they love to do and building confidence in who they are.

Camp On The Go is similar to our traditional Day Camps. The big difference is, instead of meeting us at a local school, you’ll meet us directly at a local recreation area for a day of outdoor sports and activities.

*This session is two weeks long.

PRICING

Camp Length Two Weeks
Price $1,193

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

Camp Details

GRADES

Entering K - 1st
(must be 5 by the start of camp)

Hours

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

Location

Please Note: Camper drop off is at recreation areas that may be 15-30 minutes away.
Locations are listed below under This Week's Adventures!

CAMPS

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Location Grades Dates
Explorer Camp K-1st #OAK080221-#OAK080921 Oakland, CA k - 1st 08/02/21 - 08/13/21 Join Waitlist

THE WEEK’S ADVENTURES

Hiking

Stand Up Paddleboarding

Kayaking

Yoga, Art & Music

Places We Go: Chabot Regional Park, Redwood Regional Park, and Joaquin Miller Park

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.

Places We Go: Encinal Beach

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

Places We Go: Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline

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.

Please note that campers will be sharing boats during this program.

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.

Sample Schedule

We've put together a pretty awesome day camp schedule for your kids!
Here's a sample for one of the two weeks:

Monday
AM: Kayaking
PM: Yoga
Tuesday
AM: Art
PM: SUP
Wednesday
AM: Hiking
PM: Yoga
Thursday
AM: Music
PM: SUP
Friday
AM: Kayaking
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