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Weekly Camp Themes, Presentations & Field Trips

Week #1 (June 24-28) – Solar Science

What’s the most massive object in our solar system? The Sun! Learn all about this hot ball of gas and the other celestial objects in the sky.
Field Trip: Chabot Space and Science Center
Presentation: Mt. Diablo Astronomical Society

Week #2 (July 1-5, no 7/4) – Let's Fly!

Put your wings on and investigate flying animals and objects. Learn how wings of all kinds keep things in the air.
Field Trip: Hiller Aviation Museum
Presentation: Wild Birds Show

Week #3 (July 8-12) – Ocean Creature Features

Explore the deep blue sea and learn about whales, sharks and tide pool creatures. We’ll also get wet along the way.
Field Trip:  Aquarium of the Bay
Presentation: The Marine Mammal Center Whale Bus

Week #4 (July 15-19) – Nature Tech

Learn how the worlds of science and nature collide as we find answers to modern problems in totally unexpected ways.
Field Trip: The Tech Museum of Innovation
Presentation: Mad Science presents "The Science of Toys"

Week #5 (July 22-26) – Quakes and Shakes

Experience our rockin’ underground world while learning about geology, volcanoes, earthquakes and other things that shake our planet.
Field Trip: Black Diamond Mines
Presentation: Mad Science presents "Earthworks"

Week #6 (July 29-August 2) – My Wild Backyard

Do you know what goes on in your backyard while you are asleep? Investigate all the different creatures that call your back yard home. You’ll be surprised!
Field Trip: CuriOdyssey
Presentation: Naturalist Program with the East bay Regional Parks District

Week #7 (August 5-9) – Outback! All About Australia

G’day mates. Visit the land down under and learn all about it’s special habitats, insects, and animals.

Field Trip: Tilden Park
Presentation: The Insect Lab

Week #8 (August 12-16) – Safari Summer

Go where the wild things are and learn about special places, traditions and animals of Africa.
Field Trip: Oakland Zoo
Presentation: Fur, Scales and Tails

Week #9 (August 19-23) – California Discovery (held at Forest Home Farms Historic Park)

Explore the early beginnings of the Golden State including Native American culture and our first pioneers. Visit with our farm animals.
Field Trip: Alviso Adobe
Presentation: Sheep Herding