Our 2017 CAMP SEASON
was a great success!
Our 2018 Camp Season dates have been determined (see above). Prices and new features will be announced soon. Registration will open in February, 2018.
Camp weeks run from Tuesday through Friday! (Never on Monday!) Here, below, is a sample week’s schedule (from last year …and this is where weekly schedules will be posted once camp is in session) and descriptions of our 2016 season, to give you an idea of what camp is like:
Registration opens (and people start looking at these pages) before all the details are settled for this year’s camp. To give an idea what a fully developed camp looks like, here’s last year’s! We’ll be updating this information as quickly as we can.
New for 2017!
This year we’re thrilled to have Nova Hairston with us for 3 days/week. Nova is a lifeguard, a wilderness first responder, a rock climber and instructor, a mountain bike trip leader, and a swimming and water safety instructor! So in addition to all that she will do with us in camp this summer, she will be offering our campers swim lessons in the calm waters of the Bolinas lagoon our favorite swimming hole! Whether your child is a beginning, intermediate, or advanced swimmer, we believe everyone will benefit from swimming and water safety instruction with Nova! This, of course, will be in addition to our open romps on Kent Island.
Our camp-honored Sir William Blackberry will be back to bring a new infusion of madcap wonder and excitement to our younger campers with his Nuturing the heart of Bolinas focus. Stories shared in search of the best of Bolinas will provide campers with weekly clues to their final Friday Frenzied Treasure Hunt! Yahoo!
In downtown Bolinas on the hill overlooking the lagoon there is a busy gardener at work. We have enjoyed visits to John Glavis‘s previous garden; now we will join him in his new location. As part of the activity, John invites us to make pizzas with him in the park’s cob oven. Imagine the treat of gathering vegetables to go on your own pizza!!!
This in addition, of course, to all the exciting experiences developed over our many years of summer camping. See more below*
Our Gifted Staff
* EXCITING EXPERIENCES
FOR 2017 CAMPERS!
Our camp weeks are filled with exciting activities, including:
new this year:
Swimming and Water Safety Instruction
Hiking or bicycle riding in Samuel P. Taylor State Park
Mask-Making, Painting, Black Light Art
on the beach, mud flats, in the forests, and gardens we visit
Movement & Dance, Costumes and Improv
Pirate exploits with Sir William Blackberry
Visit to local organic gardens
Work with the Lagoon Restoration program’s Green Crab Eradication Team and Kent Island invasive plant removal
Swim and romp at Kent Island
Head for the Mud Hole!
Build driftwood forts, forest nests, fairy houses, tree nests, miniature shelter-scapes, clothing as shelter
Kayaking and canoeing on the Lagoon
to take in the wonder of this prized Estuary
Day hikes from the top of Mt Tam down for games
in the park and a swim at Stinson Beach
Trips to the in the Point Reyes Seashore – Visitor Center for younger, Limantour and Heart’s Desire Beaches for older campers
RCA Beach from Agate Beach
tide-pooling, fort-building, beach art
Hiking and exploring the newt ponds at the Martin Griffith Preserve
Trips to the magic Ink Wells in Samuel P. Taylor State Park
Rock Climbing (if the weather allows)
Games of all kinds
PRBO trips for younger campers – walk the mist net trails with bird experts, check out the collection of bird specimens, and learn about our local bird populations.
Spontaneous merriment for all