Summer Camps offer children a chance to connect to the natural world through play, adventure and their senses. We spend each day immersed in the natural world exploring creeks, ponds, meadows, forests and the beach. Camps are personalized to the interests and skill level of each group and may include:
Nature Awareness skills
Wilderness safety and knowledge of hazards
Local flora and fauna
River rock paints
Making herbal bug spray
Barefoot fox walking
Scout games and practices
Primitive Shelter Building
Registration for Summer Camp 2022 Due to increased demand we are using a lottery system this summer for our elementary and middle school summer camps. Fill out the link below to request a session. Priority is given to returning campers and siblings. Registration Lottery opens February 5 with spots confirmed on February 11. Summer Program for Preschool students please request a spot using the link below. For preschoolers new to Pathfinders, Teacher Teresa will need to approve your enrollment.
Week 1 and 2 for ages 3.5-5 years old (must be 3 by Oct. 1, have already attended preschool and not in diapers, 5 year olds should not have been in kindergarten). Weeks 3 and 4 are for 4.5-6 year olds. Children should be going into kindergarten or just finished kindergarten.
Monday-Friday (no program Monday June 20th, Juneteenth Observed)
Time: 9:00am-1:30pm for week 1 and 2. 9:00-3:00pm for week 3 and 4.
Location: Drop-off and Pick-up will be at local preserves within 15-25 minutes of Downtown Palo Alto. New location each week.
Week 1: June 6-10 (Full, accepting for waitlist)
Week 2: June 13-17 (Full, accepting for waitlist)
Week 3: June 21-24 (Full, accepting for waitlist, Juneteenth Observed on June 20th)
Week 4: June 27-July 1 (Full, accepting for waitlist)
Tuition: $395 per week for week 1 and 2, $425 per week for week 3, $495 for week 4
2022 Ages 6-13 Summer Camp
Taught by Drew
Locations: We will use our vans for transportation to visit up to 5 of the following locations in a week: Foothills Nature Preserve, Huddart Park, Windy Hill Open Space Preserve, Thornewood Open Space Preserve, Castle Rock State Park, San Gregorio State Beach, Half Moon Bay State Beach. Drop-off and pickup each day will be in Palo Alto. If we are not able to use our vans due to COVID we will keep all park locations within 25 minutes of downtown Palo Alto for direct drop-off, except for Half Moon Bay State Beach on Friday.
June 13-17 for Ages 6-8 (Full, accepting for waitlist)
June 20-24 for Ages 9-11 (Full, accepting for waitlist)
June 27-July 1 for Ages 12-14 (4 spots left! This is a middle school group, campers must have just completed 6th, 7th or 8th grade)