We trust kids to teach themselves
Our camp conforms to kidsNot the other way around. Instead of a rigid structure, we give our campers choice. Instead of teaching kids the typical way, we give them tools and gentle guidance to help them become autodidacts, people who teach themselves. The difference is subtle–and it’s profound.
We double-dare you to show up unannounced
Our plans are designed to grant peace of mind like Raja YogaYou can buy any number of day passes, use them whenever you want, and get an automatic refund for unused passes. If you need the whole summer, we’ve got a membership too. You don’t even need to tell us when you’re coming. Everything is included–lunch, all hours 7:30am to 6pm, snacks, and materials. Now peace of mind can be attained without having to get into a downward dog pose. Namaste.
We run five camps within the camp
All for the price of oneNestled inconspicuously within camp are five mighty art and technology studios. If an activity provides a child an opportunity to create something, be surrounded by specialized tools or equipment, and explore without limits, then we call it a studio. If an activity is too rigid in structure, then we call it dullsville.
We boot lunch bags for a five-course meal
The days of packing lunch are overFood is included in the fees. Our menu is designed by Nate Keller, former executive chef at Google. Each day of the week, we offer a feast featuring a different culture—Italian, Mexican, Asian, American, and French. Some items are a little out there to broaden kids’ palates, while others are classics to provide a safety net. We offer snacks all day too.
We move mountains
Just so you can climb themWe bring the wow factor to camp for a week at a time—rock climbing, obstacle courses, air cannons, inflatable hamster wheels, go-carts, and water slides are just a few in our line-up. Also, once a week, we drop a show stopper on the kids—could be a reptile show with a blue tongue skink, a stage combat workshop led by child actors, or performances by a young dance troupe. Expect the unexpected.
We build sports stadiums
‘Cause cones don’t cut itSoccer, hockey, and basketball action takes place in our custom, kid-sized inflatable stadium where the ball stays in play and campers score more often. Campers also have a self-serve supply of books, strategy games like chess and Magic cards, thousands of wooden blocks, foosball, stilts, and low-rider trikes. They jump into rounds of dodgeball and capture the flag. And win prizes at Game Show and for finding the rubber chicken.
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More camp for more kids
We offer need-based financial aid at all of our camp locations. Click here for more info.
Info for the first day
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Summer camp established in 1980.
Pre-K thru 7th grade in the fall. Pre-K kids must be 4 yrs old by their 1st day of camp and meet certain requirements – please call us to inquire.
June through August. M – F, 7:30 am to 6 pm. The dates vary by location.
Locations in CA, WA, OR, IL, MA, DC, VA, and NJ. See all locations, dates, & contact details.