Summer Programs

Summer is here, and so are Coastal Kiddos Summer Programs! We are offering 5-day camps throughout the summer. Each week will have 2 time slots, each with a different theme. Please contact us through email or phone for the list of camp locations. Afterwards, read through the options below, and indicate which camps you would like to sign up for by selecting them on the registration form. Once you have signed up, we will contact you to confirm and facilitate waivers and payments. Your spot will be confirmed once payment is received. Before your camp you will receive a detailed plan for the week with the corresponding teacher.

The total cost for 1 Week of Camp is $400.

Please Venmo Brooks-Marie $100 for each week you have registered for to confirm your spot. 

 

We hire highly trained outdoor educators with a 6:1 camper to teacher ratio to ensure the best experience and safety for your camper.

Serving ages 4-12. 

We will offer extended pick up and drop off times for parents in need. 

Click the link below to register for sessions and hold your spot.

See you in Summer!

Update: WE ARE NEARLY COMPLETELY FULL RESERVE TODAY!

*If you would like to form a private group, please reach out to us directly at brooksoutdooradventures@gmail.com. Private groups must have at least 4 campers*

Schedule

Week 1

 June 7th-11th

AM (9:00-2:00)

Forest Wizards: Shelter Building, Tracking, and Awareness 

In this camp, students will learn how to build survival shelters using all-natural materials. Depending on the child’s unique passions, techniques will range from traditional to wacky and innovative. Students will learn the art of following animal tracks and sign, understanding animal behavior and our impact on their environment, and how we become better stewards, naturalists, and friends of the wild places through cultivating our powers of awareness. This camp will include learning about the original stewards of the land.

PM (12:00-5:00)

Birds: Their Habits, Habitats, and Language! (By sea, pond, and garden)

In this camp, students will learn how to use binoculars, field guides, and their powers of observation to learn more about the winged animals of San Diego. We will search for nests, listen for baby birds, and maybe even get to see birds up close! Camp will include hiking, journaling, observing, playing, art, and some serious detective work! This camp will introduce students to the species living by the coast and on coastal ponds and lagoons.

Week 2

 June 14th-18th

AM (9:00-2:00)

Birds: Their Habits, Habitats, and Language! (In the trees!)

In this camp, students will learn how to use binoculars, field guides, and their powers of observation to learn more about the winged animals of San Diego. We will search for nests, listen for baby birds, and maybe even get to see birds up close! The camp will include hiking, journaling, observing, playing, art, and some serious detective work! This camp will introduce students to the species living in the forest, by creeks, and within the mixed evergreens. This is a great follow-up to the previous week of bird camp or can stand alone.

PM (12:00-5:00)

Setting the Stage: Puppetry, Music, Magic, Improv, Fun! 

Come join us as we make our own instruments, tell each other jokes, get comfortable singing together, learn new songs, and arrange and write our own! Camp will include plenty of fun, silliness, games, and exploration in nature. Songs and improv will draw from natural materials and tales of adventures had in nature. Children will be introduced to haiku, spoken word, folk songs, songs that rhyme and songs that don't, improv games, play writing, barn dancing music and more. The goal of this camp is to inspire creativity without judgement, and more than anything - laugh and play while doing it. No musical experience needed. 

Week 3

 June 21st-25th

AM (9:00-2:00)

Ethnobotany: Medicines, Handicrafts, and Watercolors with Native Plants

The plants and fungus around us are all full of unique life histories. Some of these tales include fascinating and strange uses, such as using redwood tree bark to make rope, redwood cones to make natural dyes or certain lichens that are antimicrobial and make for good band-aids. In this camp, kids will explore the forest in an ethnobotanical fashion. They will discover how plants and other forest items have been used creatively for many generations and learn the cultural history of the land we're visiting. Children will make their own jar of herbal medicine and gather many fresh and dried herbs responsibly collected during our explorations!

 

Materials fee $20.00

PM (12:00-5:00)

Exploring The Wild Coast: From Seabirds to Restoration, to Fossils, to Waves

In this camp, we will explore the unique ecology of our local coastline. We will track prints in the sand, explore tide-pools, and watch Pelicans dive for their prey. This camp will have a slightly more scientific focus with lots of discovery, play, and reflection in between. We are lucky to live and explore such a beautiful part of the world.

Week 4

 June 28th - July 2nd

AM (9:00-2:00)

Wild-Crafters: Art of Field Journaling, Clay, Weaving, and Jewelry Making In The Forest

“What can we make today?” We will experiment through hands-on, free-creativity activities. Children will learn real skills from experienced teachers and let their hands and minds guide their creativity to see what happens. Camp will include lots of playtime and exploration in nature. We will craft in a clear, shady spot. Children will take home all their artistic creations. 

 

Materials fee $20.00

PM (12:00-5:00)

Sports & Games! 

In this camp, we will spend the week playing a variety of different sports such as soccer, basketball, volleyball, and more! We will also include tons of body-moving free play games for our extremely active kiddos!

Week 5

 July 5th - 9th

AM (9:00-2:00)

Land of the Gnomes: Spring Holes, Rock Spirals, Mosses and Ferns

In this camp, we will celebrate summer with lots of games in magical, mysterious places. The theme is discovery, awe, joy, and playfulness while we greet nature out on the trail

PM (12:00-5:00)

Earth Bellies: Gardening, Baking, Fermenting, and More, Outside!

The only thing more fun than making a pie is eating it. And even better…? eating it with friends! The kids will work together to make several delicious dishes made with local, organic ingredients. We will also learn about, prepare, and take home several different ferments that they can watch turn in to yummy and healthful snacks. Camp will cover many aspects of food, from how we grow it, to how we turn old food back into fertilizer through compost. This is a fun, creative, hands-on way for children to learn food preparation skills alongside an appreciation and ethic of caring for the places our foods come from. Food prep and learning will be "sandwiched" between lots of games and activities in the garden and in the forest. Food allergies will be accommodated. 

 

Materials fee $20.00

Week 6

 July 12th - 16th

AM (9:00-2:00)

Birds: Their Habits, Habitats, and Language! (In the trees!)

 In this camp, students will learn how to use binoculars, field guides, and their powers of observation to learn more about the winged animals of San Diego. We will search for nests, listen for baby birds, and maybe even get to see birds up close! The camp will include hiking, journaling, observing, playing, art, and some serious detective work! This camp will introduce students to the species living in the forest, by creeks, and within the mixed evergreens. This is a great follow-up to the previous week of bird camp or can stand alone.

PM (12:00-5:00)

Forest Wizards: Shelter Building, Tracking, and Awareness

In this camp, students will learn how to build survival shelters using all-natural materials. Depending on the child’s unique passions, techniques will range from traditional to wacky and innovative. Students will learn the art of following animal tracks and sign, understanding animal behavior and our impact on their environment, and how we become better stewards, naturalists, and friends of the wild places through cultivating our powers of awareness. This camp will include learning about the original stewards of the land.

Week 7

 July 19th - 23rd

AM (9:00-2:00)

Setting the Stage: Puppetry, Music, Magic, Improv, Fun! 

Come join us as we make our own instruments, tell each other jokes, get comfortable singing together, learn new songs, and arrange and write our own! Camp will include plenty of fun, silliness, games, and exploration in nature. Songs and improv will draw from natural materials and tales of adventures had in nature. Children will be introduced to haiku, spoken word, folk songs, songs that rhyme and songs that don't, improv games, play writing, barn dancing music and more. The goal of this camp is to inspire creativity without judgement, and more than anything - laugh and play while doing it. No musical experience needed. 

PM (12:00-5:00)

Ethnobotany: Medicines, Handicrafts, and Watercolors with Native Plants

The plants and fungus around us are all full of unique life histories. Some of these tales include fascinating and strange uses, such as using redwood tree bark to make rope, redwood cones to make natural dyes or certain lichens that are antimicrobial and make for good band-aids. In this camp, kids will explore the forest in an ethnobotanical fashion. They will discover how plants and other forest items have been used creatively for many generations and learn the cultural history of the land we're visiting. Children will make their own jar of herbal medicine and gather many fresh and dried herbs responsibly collected during our explorations!

 

Materials fee $20.00

Week 8

 July 26th - 30th

AM (9:00-2:00)

Exploring The Wild Coast: From Seabirds to Restoration, to Fossils, to Waves

In this camp, we will explore the unique ecology of our local coastline. We will track prints in the sand, explore tide-pools, and watch Pelicans dive for their prey. This camp will have a slightly more scientific focus with lots of discovery, play, and reflection in between. We are lucky to live and explore such a beautiful part of the world.

PM (12:00-5:00)

Wild-Crafters: Art of Field Journaling, Clay, Weaving, and Jewelry Making In The Forest

“What can we make today?” We will experiment through hands-on, free-creativity activities. Children will learn real skills from experienced teachers and let their hands and minds guide their creativity to see what happens. Camp will include lots of playtime and exploration in nature. We will craft in a clear, shady spot. Children will take home all their artistic creations. 

 

Materials fee $20.00

Week 9

 August 2nd - 6th

AM (9:00-2:00)

Sports & Games! 

In this camp, we will spend the week playing a variety of different sports such as soccer, basketball, volleyball, and more! We will also include tons of body-moving free play games for our extremely active kiddos!

PM (12:00-5:00)

Land of the Gnomes: Spring Holes, Rock Spirals, Mosses and Ferns

In this camp, we will celebrate the end of summer with lots of games in magical, mysterious places. The theme is discovery, awe, joy, and playfulness while we greet nature out on the trail

Week 10

 August 9th - 13th

AM (9:00-2:00)

Earth Bellies: Gardening, Baking, Fermenting, and More, Outside!

The only thing more fun than making a pie is eating it. And even better…? eating it with friends! The kids will work together to make several delicious dishes made with local, organic ingredients. We will also learn about, prepare, and take home several different ferments that they can watch turn in to yummy and healthful snacks. Camp will cover many aspects of food, from how we grow it, to how we turn old food back into fertilizer through compost. This is a fun, creative, hands-on way for children to learn food preparation skills alongside an appreciation and ethic of caring for the places our foods come from. Food prep and learning will be "sandwiched" between lots of games and activities in the garden and in the forest. Food allergies will be accommodated. 

 

Materials fee $20.00

PM (12:00-5:00)

Exploring The Wild Coast: From Seabirds to Restoration, to Fossils, to Waves

In this camp, we will explore the unique ecology of our local coastline. We will track prints in the sand, explore tide-pools, plant native plants with local restoration groups and watch Pelicans dive for their prey. This camp will have a slightly more scientific focus with lots of discovery, play, and reflection in between. We are lucky to live and explore such a beautiful part of the world, 

Week 11

 August 16th - 20th

AM (9:00-2:00)

Birds: Their Habits, Habitats, and Language! (By sea, pond, and garden)

In this camp, students will learn how to use binoculars, field guides, and their powers of observation to learn more about the winged animals of San Diego. We will search for nests, listen for baby birds, and maybe even get to see birds up close! Camp will include hiking, journaling, observing, playing, art, and some serious detective work! This camp will introduce students to the species living by the coast and on coastal ponds and lagoons.

PM (12:00-5:00)

Forest Wizards: Shelter Building, Tracking, and Awareness

In this camp, students will learn how to build survival shelters using all-natural materials. Depending on the child’s unique passions, techniques will range from traditional to wacky and innovative. Students will learn the art of following animal tracks and sign, understanding animal behavior and our impact on their environment, and how we become better stewards, naturalists, and friends of the wild places through cultivating our powers of awareness. This camp will include learning about the original stewards of the land.