Top Outdoor Summer Camps on the Peninsula

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Published Mar 4, 2016

Summertime is approaching, and it's time to decide where to send the kids to camp. Here are our favorite outdoor/adventure choices on the Peninsula

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Top Outdoor Summer Camps on the Peninsula


Now that spring has finally sprung and the weather is heating up it is time to start thinking about summer. We absolutely love the idea of sending your kids to an outdoor summer camp. Why not let them soak up some sweet Vitamin D and have a blast with their best friends! In order to help, we’ve filtered through all the local outdoor kids camps and compiled a list of only the best and brightest.



Environmental Volunteers

Environmental Volunteers offers "Explore! Camp", where campers will get inspired about nature through hands-on learning and field trips, and choose from a variety of activities such as sports, crafts, and live animal interaction. They also offer the 2-week Girls in Science camp where girls can hike, explore, and build science skills.





Moss Beach Ranch

Moss Beach Ranch Horse Camp is an action-packed, wildly fun adventure packed with riding instruction, vaulting, horsemanship, and hand's on water science for kids ages 6 to 15. Each camp session runs Monday through Friday, from 9am to 3pm.





Pastorino Farms Pony Camp

Great first learning experience for children age three to twelve. Parents welcomed. Emphasizing equine principles in and out of the saddle ensuring that your child will learn about pony behavior, riding techniques, safety, etc. Hands on activities include horse-related crafts, games, hikes, and more for a well rounded pony camp experience.




Glenoaks Stables Riding School

These popular riding camps offer children a short-term intensive exposure to all things horse-related in a fun, safe environment. During 6 week-long summer camp sessions, campers aged 6-14 will ride, learn horsemanship and practice exercises to improve balance and coordination. Kids will be divided into small groups to provide greater individual attention.




Treks & Tracks

Treks and Tracks offers various courses and experiences in rock climbing, backpacking and navigation. All guides are trained in wilderness emergency procedures and professional guiding techniques. With over 30 years of combined outdoor adventure experience, each expedition and class has been carefully crafted to ensure an inspiring experience.





Avid4 Adventure

This summer, experience the power of authentic outdoor adventure. Avid4 Adventure camps teach pre-K to 7th graders of all levels to climb, paddle, bike, hike and thrive in the outdoors. With help from a time-tested curriculum and insanely experienced instructors, campers develop solid skills and character-shaping confidence, launching them into a lifetime of empowering adventure.



If this article sparked your curiosity and you are now in hot pursuit of discovering the most epic outdoor summer camp for your kids, we highly recommend checking out our comprehensive list of summer camps. Finding the coolest local kids camps and classes is our specialty and we are more than happy to help!





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