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Daring Detectives

New for 2020! Our Daring Detectives will learn how to find evidence, uncover clues and follow their hunches during this mystery filled week of camp. Through hands on projects like deciphering codes, invisible ink, scavenger hunts, and "interrogating" the witnesses, your super sleuth will use their smarts to solve some silly crimes! Visit the curriculum tab below for more details!

Rising 1st-2nd graders

Our youngest detectives will learn about observation versus inference and how great detectives use clues from the world around them to solve mysteries. They will learn and practice how to notice even the smallest details and will learn how to back up their claims with evidence from the case. Students will bring home a set of case files at the conclusion of camp from their week as detectives solving mini-mysteries.

Rising 3rd-4th graders

Our detectives will learn beginning forensics techniques in order to look closely at the world and gather important clues that others may have missed. Throughout the week, detectives will solve a series of mini-mysteries culminating in one larger crime to be solved by the class! Detectives will bring home a case file at the end of the week detailing their final mystery and the techniques used to crack the case!

Rising 5th-6th graders

Our older detectives will jump right into forensic science by learning the techniques used by real detectives and lab technicians as mysteries are solved each day. Detectives will also learn the art of interrogation and will practice by role playing as both the detective and the suspect! When it’s time for the big, final mystery, our detectives will be well equipped to crack the case and bring home a case file detailing their findings.

Highlights of All Our Camps

  • Outstanding instructors and low student ratios make certain that your child develops a strong bond with all staff from the first minute they arrive.
  • Daily camp culture rituals create a strong, silly, and supportive camp community.
  • Extended care activities follow a theme that continues the fun and exploration beyond the regular camp day.

East Bay, South Bay, and Peninsula Locations: $495* per week
San Francisco Locations: $525* per week
Morning Extended Care 8:00am - 9:00am (all locations): $30
Afternoon Extended Care 3:00pm - 5:30pm (all locations): $100

*For multi-week and sibling discounts, visit our Special Offers Page. Click here for special pricing on our Brainy Broadcasters week.

Program Location Start Date End Date Register
Daring Detectives Cupertino Jun 29, 2020 Jul 2, 2020 Add to Cart
Daring Detectives Los Altos Jun 29, 2020 Jul 2, 2020 Add to Cart
Daring Detectives San Francisco - Alamo Square Jun 29, 2020 Jul 2, 2020 Add to Cart
Daring Detectives Los Gatos Jun 29, 2020 Jul 2, 2020 Add to Cart
Daring Detectives Orinda Jun 29, 2020 Jul 2, 2020 Add to Cart
Daring Detectives Millbrae Jun 29, 2020 Jul 2, 2020 Add to Cart
Daring Detectives Palo Alto Jun 29, 2020 Jul 2, 2020 Add to Cart
Daring Detectives Sunnyvale Jun 29, 2020 Jul 2, 2020 Add to Cart
Daring Detectives San Francisco - Richmond Jun 29, 2020 Jul 2, 2020 Add to Cart
Daring Detectives Fremont Jun 29, 2020 Jul 2, 2020 Add to Cart
Daring Detectives San Carlos Jun 29, 2020 Jul 2, 2020 Add to Cart
Daring Detectives Dublin Jun 29, 2020 Jul 2, 2020 Add to Cart
Daring Detectives Oakland Jun 29, 2020 Jul 2, 2020 Add to Cart

Sample Daily Schedule


At Camp Brainy Bunch, we include breaks, games, surprises, and play time throughout the day.
8:00 am AM Extended Care Begins
8:45 am Check-in Begins for All Campers
9:00 am Camp Community Building Activity
9:30 am Hands-on Curricular Activities
11:45 am Lunch
12:30 pm Camp Community Building Activity
12:40 pm Hands-on Curricular Activities
3:00 pm Check-out for Campers
3:00 pm PM Extended Care Begins
5:30 pm PM Extended Care Ends