Explorer Camp Palo Alto - K to 1st Grade - Day Camp

Our two-week Explorer summer camps are for 5 and 6 year olds entering Kindergarten or 1st Grade and have a camper to staff ratio of 5:1.

Under the guidance of our expert instructors, first time and experienced 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.

Exciting outdoor activities include hiking, paddling, and learning solid biking skills, plus every day is thoughtfully balanced by creative pursuits like yoga, art and music.

PRICING

Camp Length Two Weeks
Price $1,540
Total Camp Hours 60

Add-Ons Price
Optional:  
Early Drop Off $66
After Care $210

Camp Details

GRADES

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

Hours

2-Week Session
M - F from 9am-3pm
Extended Care: 8am - 6pm

Location

Drop-Off/Pick-Up: 2022 Location TBD
In 2022, we're bringing back our central meeting locations. Your camper will be transported to activities daily in our vans.

Financial Assistance

Apply for Financial Assistance

CAMPS

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Location Grades Dates
Explorer Camp K-1st #PA060622-#PA061322 Palo Alto, CA k - 1st 06/06/22 - 06/17/22 Register Now
Explorer Camp K-1st #PA062022-#PA062722 Palo Alto, CA k - 1st 06/20/22 - 07/01/22 Register Now
Explorer Camp K-1st #PA070522-#PA071122 Palo Alto, CA k - 1st 07/05/22 - 07/15/22 Register Now
Explorer Camp K-1st #PA071822-#PA072522 Palo Alto, CA k - 1st 07/18/22 - 07/29/22 Register Now
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THE WEEK’S ADVENTURES

Biking

Kayaking

Exploring

Art, Music & Yoga

Stand Up Paddleboarding

Whether they’ve never been on a bike before or have plenty of experience on two wheels, we get kids comfortable with biking techniques, safety and equipment.

*We strongly encourage campers to bring their own bike for biking day. Please remove any training wheels prior to camp

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.

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.

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 for one of the two weeks:

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

Why Sign Up For Multiple Sessions?

Based on our experience (and a bunch of brain science), we know that multiple sessions 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 and make new friends.

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