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Love the outdoors? We offer a variety of outdoor-based camps, including sailing, sea kayaking, rock climbing and more. Mix-and-Match your way to an adventure-filled summer!

Cal Adventures Outdoor Camps
Name Type Ages About
Afternoon Adventures Aquatic / Land Based 8-10 This high energy camp includes activities such as kayaking and stand up paddleboarding on the SF Bay, teambuilding through outdoor field games, designing and flying your own kite, building and testing your own cardboard sailboat, and sculpting and molding your own environmental clay art.
Discovery Camp Aquatic / Land Based 10-12 Discovery Camp gives kids the opportunity to paddle, observe, examine, and analyze a variety of Bay Area ecosystems – both on the water and on terra firma.
Mid-Summer Adventures Aquatic / Land Based 8-12 The perfect taster of our marina-based programs, Mid Summer Adventures offers a full day experience during the short 4th of July week. Campers will explore the water on kayaks and paddle boards, coupled with energizing activities on land. This 4 days camp packs a punch, without the commitment of a two-week session.
Paddle Adventures Aquatic / Land Based 9-11 Split the day exploring the water and land! Play, Craft and Learn the fundamentals of stand-up paddleboarding and sit-on-top kayaking on the South Sailing Basin.
Rock Climbing Camp Land Based 8-17 Rock Climbing Camp is great way to gain confidence in an exhilarating activity.
Sailing Camps Aquatic 10-17 Campers learn and review the essentials of sailing at different camp levels depending on the experience of the camper on the beautiful San Francisco Bay.
Science Adventures Aquatic / Land Based 12-14 This experiential camp gives kids the opportunity to observe, examine, and analyze a variety of Bay Area ecosystems – both on the water and on terra firma.
Sea Kayaking Camp Aquatic 10-17 Our Basic Sea Kayaking camp teaches the basics of sea kayaking, including: paddling technique, equipment, safety procedures, and rescue skills.
Windsurfing Camp Aquatic 10-17 Our Beginning Windsurfing camp for ages 10-17 provides campers with an introduction to the sport of windsurfing.
Junior Leadership Program Leadership 13-14 Cal Youth Programs has a Junior High and High School Leadership-to-Work Program that provides kids with an opportunity to learn outstanding leadership skills that can be applied to all aspects of life.
Senior Leadership Program Leadership 14-15 Cal Youth Programs has a Junior High and High School Leadership-to-Work Program that provides kids with an opportunity to learn outstanding leadership skills that can be applied to all aspects of life.

Locations

Except for 2022 Rock Climbing Camp, all the Cal Adventures outdoor camp programs, begin and end at the UC Aquatic Center in the Berkeley Marina. Due to current Covid-19 Public Health guidance, we will not be able to provide transportation to rock climbing camp locations (as was the case in previous years). Rock Climbing will meet at the North Berkeley climbing locations each day – see Rock Climbing Camp page for more details.

For families interested in combining a half-day of Rock Climbing camp with one of our Marina-based camps, we are arranging limited transportation on a first-come-first-serve basis. You will be able to register for the shuttle service at the time of registration.

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