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Explorer Summer Camps & Programs for Kids in the Bay Area

New for 2020! At Camp Brainy Bunch's Extreme Explorer camp, your child will have a passport to fun and learning! Incorporating geography games, map skills, reading, and writing experiences, our newest camp will guarantee your camper will "go around the world in five days" and will come home to you each evening ready to share their new adventures in far off lands both real and imagined. Visit the curriculum tab below for more details!

Rising 1st-2nd graders

Your young explorer will work on the essential skills to read and write like an explorer as they discover the world around them. Each day, campers will investigate what an explorer needs and will go on adventures using these items. Throughout the week, campers will create an Explorer Guidebook to display their expertise and teach other explorers how to travel and discover with confidence!

Rising 3rd-4th graders

Our explorers will compete in Amazing Adventures, completing challenges and solving problems around the world. They will learn about and travel to far off countries while exploring their curiosity and creative problem-solving skills. Throughout the week, campers will learn about physical and human geography as they travel from country to country. If they complete the challenge in a country, they receive a stamp on their passport and advance to the next location! The week will culminate with the Amazing Adventures finale, where they will showcase their geographical and explorer skills!

Rising 5th-6th graders

Our oldest explorers will compete in Amazing Adventures, completing challenges and solving problems around the world. They will learn about and travel to far off countries while exploring their curiosity and creative problem-solving skills. Throughout the week, campers will learn about physical and human geography as they travel from country to country. If they complete the challenge in a country, they receive a stamp on their passport and advance to the next location! The week will culminate with the Amazing Adventures finale, where they will showcase their geographical and explorer skills!

* Please note that 3rd-6th graders share some of the same activities and curriculum that vary in complexity and challenge.

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.

Regular Program (9:00am - 3:00pm daily): $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.

Program Location Start Date End Date Register

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