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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
Discovery Camp Aquatic / Land Based 10-14 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.
Paddle Adventures Aquatic / Land Based 9-12 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 Camp 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.
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.
Youth Leadership Program Leadership 13+ 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.


Except for 2021 Rock Climbing Camp, and Discovery 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. Discovery Camp may meet on Fridays at the Richmond Marina for a sail on a science research vessel. We are currently working with our science partner to board at the Berkeley Marina, and will notify registrants if that becomes a possibility.

Combining Half-day Camps in 2021

Please note that although we are offering both half-day and full-day camps, current public health guidance on Covid-19 requires campers to only enroll in a single half-day or full-day camp program per week. Unlike previous years, pairing a morning and afternoon camp is not permitted (We’re sad too!). We have remixed some of our most popular activities into pandemic-friendly camp packages such as Discovery Camp (Science Adventures + Outdoor Adventures), and Paddle Adventures (Paddling + Afternoon Adventures).

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