2020 Outdoor/Adventure

AVID4 Adventure Day & Overnight Camps

Adventure awaits this summer! At Avid4 Adventure day and overnight camps, our experienced instructors (all 21+ and certified in First Aid and CPR at minimum) teach kids and teens of all levels to climb, paddle, bike, hike and thrive in the outdoors. Through our time-tested curriculum, campers gain solid outdoor skills and character-shaping confidence they can use at camp and beyond, launching them into a lifetime of empowering adventure.

Day camps for pre K – 7th graders run weekly in Burlingame, Mill Valley, Oakland, Orinda, Palo Alto and Santa Rosa. Extended care is av­­ailable from 8:00am-6:00pm

One-week Overnight Expedition Camps for 5th – 9th graders are located just southwest of Lake Tahoe.

Spots are filling fast! Visit our website to learn more.


Bar 717 Ranch / Camp Trinity

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Founded in 1930, the Bar 717 Ranch is the oldest accredited co-educational summer camp in California. For 90 years the Bar 717 Ranch has offered children ages 8-16 an opportunity to spend the summer on a beautiful mountain ranch.
Located in Northern California on 450 acres, the ranch is surrounded by the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. The camp property consists of mountains and meadows, rivers and ponds for swimming and fishing, creeks for exploring and miles of trails to discover on foot or on horseback.
Through ranch activities, the camp program emphasizes taking responsibility for oneself and others in a non-competitive, supportive environment. With the spirit of the pioneers, we work collectively toward the common goals of ranch life: friendship, fun and fulfillment through communal effort, respect for each other and an applied work ethic.
Campers may choose freely from activities including horseback riding, backpacking, gardening, animal care, river swimming, homesteading, arts and crafts, photography, riflery, music, drama, archery, blacksmithing, ceramics and much more.
Session 1: June 4-27
Session 2: June 28 – July 11
Session 3: July 12-25
Session 4: July 26-Aug 8
Family Camp: Aug 9-16 & Aug 16-23


Berkeley Day Camp

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Berkeley Day Camp offers nine (9) week-long summer sessions June-August! Campers age 5 (must have completed Kindergarten) to 13 and parents alike are sure to enjoy all the fun and excitement Berkeley Day Camp has to offer!

Each day starts with supervised round-trip bus transportation from four different bus stop locations around Berkeley, making pick-up and drop off a breeze.

Each week of Day Camp is unique, and campers will enjoy hiking adventures to Tilden Park, exploration of the Berkeley Marina, trek out on unique field trips, or visit swim spots like Lake Anza. Our program is steeped with traditional outdoor activities, games, songs, and cook-outs, and campers will enjoy all the fun of a Berkeley Camp program close to home. Each day will be full of arts and crafts, interactive games, canoeing, hiking, special events, and more!


Camp Ocean Pines

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At Camp Ocean Pines, we like the awkward kids. We also like the shy kids, the loud kids, and the kids who love to wear capes! We accept every kid for who they are and want to help them grow into the humans they want to be. We focus on connecting with new and old friends alike, exploring our natural world and growing into the humans we want to be!

Located on the Central Coast of California, we are halfway between LA and the Bay Area. Camp Ocean Pines is nestled in a Monterrey Pine forest overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Our summers are pleasant with coastal fog, California sunshine, and a nice ocean breeze.

Our camp is for kids 7 – 15 and we cap at 85 kids per session. We are a small camp which means everyone gets to know each other and staff can give attention to each of their campers. Campers have the opportunity to choose their activities each day and have a choice of over 50 activities! We offer activities from arts and crafts to target sports. They can make their own pizzas or go kayaking on the bay. We have an option for every kid!


Echo Lake Camp

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The City of Berkeley Echo Lake Camp has been operated under a Special Use Permit with the U.S. Forest Service since 1922. Echo Lake Camp is steeped in tradition and has a unique history.

At 7,400’ elevation in the High Sierras, we offer a variety of camp programs such as Our Pre/Post Season High Sierra Camp, Family Camp, Youth Camp Sessions, CIT Sessions, 50& Better Camp and Club Echo Adult Camp for ages 21+.

We also have our Labor Day Weekend Camp and Blues weekend that are programed through Private Group Rentals.

Family Camp | All Ages | June 20-July 17, 2020
New! Pre-Season and Posts-Season High Sierra Camp | All Ages | June 18-20, Sep 8-11, Sep 14-18.
Youth Camp | Ages 7-14 | July 20-Aug 21
50& Better Camp | Ages 50+ | August 24-Aug 31st
New! Club Echo adult camping session | Ages 21+ | Aug 31-Sep. 4
Private Group Rentals
Friends of Berkeley Tuolumne Camp (FOBTC) Labor Day Weekend program, September 4-7, 2020,
BLUES Weekend, September 10-13, 2020. For more information about Blues Weekend, contact Phil Coffin at: philipcoffin@gmail.com

For More Information – Contact DC Pompey, Echo Lake Camp Manager at email: dpompey@cityofberkeley.info or Office: (510) 981-6642


Mountain Meadow Ranch

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity! Family owned & operated since 1956, Mountain Meadow is a traditional co-ed sleepaway camp for kids ages 7 to 16, uniquely located on a real 900 acre ranch north of Lake Tahoe, 75 miles northwest of Reno. Campers from throughout the San Francisco Bay Area thrive in our “classic” camp program, where longer sessions and a smaller group provide for a more personalized summer camping experience and family-like environment; staff to camper ratio is 1 to 5. Campers build self-confidence & self esteem from the many activities they can choose from daily. Horseback riding, extensive high ropes challenge courses, tons of water sports, archery, fencing, paintball, arts, animal care and so much more. We offer 13-day and 26-day sessions running from June through August. References available. Member of the American Camp Assoication and WAIC. Visit our website today to learn more & enroll, or call us at 530-257-4419, anytime.


Roughing It Day Camp

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Roughing It Day Camp is an outdoor summer camp where kids make lasting friendships, learn new skills and thrive outdoors.

Campers ages 4 – 16 spend the summer with the same age group which builds camaraderie and community. We offer over 50 exciting outdoor activities with instruction for all ages and abilities in swimming, waterfront (fishing, rowing canoeing, kayaking), horseback riding, sports, crafts, nature exploration, outdoor living skills, cooking, team building and much more!

2 Week Session – 1st-4th Grade

Session 1: June 15 – June 26

Session 2: June 29 – July 10

Session 3: July 13 – July 24

Session 4: July 27 – Aug 7

4-Week Session – PreK-10th Grade

Session 1: June 15 – July 10

Session 2: July 13 – Aug 7

8-Week Session – PreK-10th Grade

June 15 – Aug 7

Free extended care and free transportation from 33 central stops in San Francisco, Lamorinda, Oakland, Berkeley, Walnut Creek and the Tri-Valley area.


Urban Adventure Camps

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Come Explore With Us!!!

Urban Adventure Camps is unique week-long day camp that takes campers on fun and exciting field trips every day of the week. Camp begins each morning where campers meet their group to begin and plot their day’s adventure.

Groups visit the Bay Area’s best activities, museums, parks, galleries, science centers, and various other urban attractions. Public transportation is used to travel between locations, thereby developing the campers’ knowledge and confidence when traveling within a city.

We offer a variety of different sessions for campers with focusing on one of the following subject areas: physics/technology, biology/natural science, history, cooking, active, and art.

Camp runs weekly from June – August. Camper ages are 8-15. We hope to see you this summer!

Check us out at at our website or call 510-339-0676


YMCA Camp Loma Mar

YMCA Camp Loma Mar is the East Bay’s oldest and best-known overnight camp, operating year-round on over one hundred acres of pristine mountain land next to Pescadero Creek.

With extensive activities ranging from archery to arts and crafts and our zip line, we’re proud to offer the ultimate camping experience since 1914 – but it’s our friendly and professional staff members that elevate Camp Loma Mar to something truly wonderful.

Our programs are designed for ages 7-17 and are broken down into 3 different age groups and an additional teen leadership program.


YMCA of the Redwoods Camp Campbell

YMCA Camp Campbell knows camp. Established in 1936, we have been providing safe and affordable camping experiences for thousands of children and families for over 80 years.

Our two-week program emphasizes growth and strengthening character values in all campers. Throughout the program, campers learn more about themselves and how to work together as a cabin group. Whether it is playing an all-camp game, learning new skills in an activity session, eating meals in the dining lodge, or dressing up, campers form meaningful relationships, try new things, and have tons of fun.

Not quite ready for a full camp session? We offer a six-day and four-day programs to introduce campers to camp and our program, and to get them ready for the full two weeks of camp. Campers spend their time doing fun activities, making lasting friendships, and living in a cabin with other campers of similar ages.

We also offer a variety of adventure, service, and leadership programs for your teen campers!

We also offer a variety of family camp programs designed as the perfect camp experience for the whole family!