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Adventurers 

Are you ready to travel and see all the Bay Area has to offer? Travel camps offer exciting and unique experiences around our beautiful Bay Area. We go on different excursions every day to amusement parks, water parks, museums, aquariums, science centers, sports stadiums, and more! Space is limited so reserve a spot now!!

Weeks

Week 1:

June 15th-19th

Week 3:

June 29th-July 3rd

Week 5:

July 13th-17th

Week 7:

July 27th-31st

Week 9:

Aug 10th-14th

Grades
6th-8th
Price
$675

Have you ever gone to a restaurant and wished you could tell the world about how amazing or awful it was? Do you ever wonder how people make a career out of going to restaurants and writing about what they have eaten? If so, this is the course for you! We will begin the course with an introduction to the work of world-renowned food critic Jonathan Gold as a basis for how to write about food. Each camper will have the opportunity to build a wordpress blog to post their work on. Each day they'll start the morning editing the previous day's work, posting it to their blog, and then going out to a Bay Area restaurant for lunch that we will write about once we return to school. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to explore a new style of writing and experience their neighborhood through their palate.

Week 6:

July 20th-24th

Weeks
Grades
6th-8th
$675
Price

Food, Blogging, & Exploration

Junior Naturalists:

Climate Warriors

In the Climate Warriors course, we will tackle the global issue of Climate Change. The course will guide us to take a global look at the effects of climate change, find tangible evidence of Climate Change in the East Bay, and foster a multitude of ideas that we can implement now. This process will lead to important conversations, outreach to our political leaders, and action toward improving and protecting our planet. “Thinking globally and acting locally” lays the groundwork for what we will achieve in our time together.

Weeks

Week 2:

June 22nd-26th

Grades
6th-8th
Price
$675

Junior Naturalists:

Oceans & Marine Life

In the Oceans and Marine Life course, we will put on our Naturalist hats and boots to conduct an in-depth exploration of the local California coastline. We will gain a clear understanding of the creatures living just below the depths by collecting data and travelling to their homes. As naturalists, our objectives are to identify local marine flora and fauna, to recognize geologic formations and processes, and to form a timeline of the traditional uses of these areas by humans over time. Students will leave with a better sense of how complex and delicate California’s marine ecosystems are as well as a good sense of how we can continue to conserve and protect this integral part of our environment.

Weeks

Week 8:

Aug 3rd-7th

Grades
6th-8th
Price
$675