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Summer Camps: Day & Overnight Bay Area, CA

Trackers Earth offers the most adventurous summer camps in the Bay Area. We meet at a central location and then transport campers to the best local parks and green spaces. Your child gets to explore the outdoors and learn authentic skills. Our day and ovenight camps feature a range of themes: wilderness survival, homesteading crafts, role-playing adventure, archery, and much more.

We were totally impressed by the camp and its staff. That's the word around town - everyone raves about this camp experience. -Lolly Jamerson, Parent

Top 5 reasons to join Trackers Kids summer camps...

1) Real and compelling adventures We do not teach through games of tag or cue cards. We offer archery with expert instructors, fish by the oceanside, build fires, role-play a story in the fantasy Realms, and harvest wild plants for homemade root-beer.

2) The best experience Trackers Earth is the original. Other camps offer themes similar to our School of MagicStealth, Archery & Wilderness Survival, or Rangers Archery Academy. Our years of experience provides the highest caliber instruction and curriculum for both role-playing and traditional skill based camps.

3) Strong team and social skills Our groups are kept to a staff to student ratio that allows for personal instruction. Together groups become a strong learning team, making Trackers the most competent and profound summer camp experience.

4) Awesome extended camp Free and optional morning extended camp check-in is from 8:00 AM - 8:50 AM. Camp runs from 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM with affordable Extended Camp options that go until 6 PM.

5) Confidently the best staff Our instructors are experts teaching authentic skills, who set the standard for professional and personal outdoor educator experience. All Trackers camp staff go through a thorough background check and a lengthy interview process.

Bay Area Camp Locations

Our camps meet in central urban locations. From there, we transport to wonderful wild spaces for activities.

East Bay Drop Off 3049 Adeline Street, Berkeley, in our Guild Hall across from Ashby BART
Marin Drop Off Piper Park, 250 Doherty Dr., Larkspur, a beautiful park, views of Mt. Tam, just off Hwy 101
Overnight Camps Rural and beautiful forest site near Santa Cruz; includes shuttle bus from our HQ in town or airport pick-up

Camp Age Groups

For summer camps, when grade is noted it means the grade the camper is entering the following Fall.

Entering Grade 1
Mobile day camps that teach the beginnings of new and fun skills
Entering Grade 2-3 Mobile day camps that truly immerse campers into the story of the camp
Entering Grade 4-5 Overnight or day camps developing skills in rich learning environments
Entering Grade 6-9 Overnight or day camps that teach in-depth craft and outdoor skills
Entering Grade 10-12 Leadership opportunities including intensive community building and outdoor lore

 

Please note: We may remove themes that are full from our calendar list below. Please click here to see a list of all our camp themes.

Calendar for 2015 Summer Camps

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  • Camps in Berkeley and Oakland
  • Camps in Marin County
  • Camps for California Overnight

Week 1: June 15-19

Registration for Week 1 is now closed.

Week 2: June 22-26

Registration for Week 2 is now closed.

Week 3: June 29 - July 3

Registration for Week 3 is now closed.

Week 4: July 6-10

Registration for Week 4 is now closed. Add After Camp July 6-10, 2015

Week 5: July 13-17

Grade 1-5 Fishing on the Dock of the Bay July 13-17, 2015
Grade 1-5 Grade 1-3 Open; 4-5 Full Rangers Adventure: Fishing, Foraging & Campfire Cooking July 13-17, 2015
Grade 1-3 Grade 2-3 Open; Grade 1 Full Forest Ninja July 13-17, 2015
Grade 1-5 Grade 2-5 Open; Grade 1 Full Wilders Homestead: Woodworking and Forest Craft July 13-17, 2015
Grade 6-9 Session Full Kayak Adventure July 13-17, 2015

Week 6: July 20-24

Grade 1-5 Grade 1-3 Open; Grade 4-5 Full Realms of the Golden Gate: Role Playing Adventure July 20-24, 2015
Grade 2-5 Session Full Beyond Thundercamp: DIY & Maker Culture July 20-24, 2015
Grade 1-5 Grade 2-5 Open; Grade 1 Full Tidal Explorers: Lake and Shoreline Adventure July 20-24, 2015
Grade 4-5 Zombie Survival Camp July 20-24, 2015
Grade 6-9 Zombie Survival Camp: The Z-Team July 20-24, 2015

Week 7: July 27-31

Grade 1-3 School of Magic July 27-31, 2015
Grade 4-5 Wizards Academy: School of Magic July 27-31, 2015
Grade 1-5 Tidal Explorers July 27-31, 2015
Grade 1-5 Grade 1 and 4-5 Open; Grade 2-3 Full Secret Agent Academy July 27-31, 2015
Grade 6-9 Kayak Adventure July 27-31, 2015

Week 8: August 3-7

Grade 1-3 School of Magic August 3-7, 2015
Grade 4-5 Wizards Academy: School of Magic August 3-7, 2015
Grade 1-5 Fishing on the Dock of the Bay August 3-7, 2015
Grade 1-3 Grade 2-3 Open; Grade 1 Full Forest Ninja August 3-7, 2015
Grade 4-5 Shadow Ninja August 3-7, 2015

Week 9: August 10-14

Grade 1-5 Tidal Explorers: Lake and Shoreline Adventure August 10-14, 2015
Grade 1-5 Grade 4-5 Open; Grade 1-3 Full Rangers Adventure: Fishing, Foraging, & Campfire Cooking August 10-14, 2015
Grade 1-3 Grade 2-3 Open; Grade 1 Full Forest Ninja August 10-14, 2015
Grade 6-9 Session Full Rangers Archery Academy August 10-14, 2015
Grade 6-9 Kayak Adventure August 10-14, 2015
Grade 6-9 Bowmaking + Rangers Archery Academy August 10-14, 2015

Week 10: August 17-21

Grade 1-5 Grade 4-5 Open; Grade 1-3 Full Rangers Adventure: Survival, Fire, and Knife August 17-21, 2015
Grade 1-5 Fishing on the Dock of the Bay August 17-21, 2015
Grade 1-3 Grade 1 Open; Grade 2-3 Full School of Magic August 17-21, 2015
Grade 4-5 Session Full Wizards Academy: School of Magic August 17-21, 2015
Grade 4-5 Session Full Wizards Academy: Realm of the Dark Arts August 17-21, 2015
Grade 4-5 Zombie Survival Camp August 17-21, 2015
Grade 6-9 Zombie Survival Camp: The Z-Team August 17-21, 2015
Grade 6-9 Kayak Adventure August 17-21, 2015
Grade 6-9 Rangers Archery Academy August 17-21, 2015
Grade 6-9 Bowmaking + Rangers Archery Academy August 17-21, 2015
Grade 6-9 Ye Ol' Blacksmith Shop August 17-21, 2015

Week 11: August 24-28

Grade 1-5 Grade 1 Open; Grade 2-5 Full Stealth, Archery, and Wilderness Survival August 24-28, 2015
Grade 4-5 Realms of the Golden Gate: The Dark Winds August 24-28, 2015
Grade 1-3 Grade 2-3 Open; Grade 1 Full Forest Ninja August 24-28, 2015
Grade 4-5 Shadow Ninja August 24-28, 2015
Grade 1-5 Fishing on the Dock of the Bay August 24-28, 2015
Grade 6-9 Kayak Adventure August 24-28, 2015
Grade 6-9 Rangers Archery Academy August 24-28, 2015
Grade 6-9 Bowmaking + Rangers Archery Academy August 24-28, 2015
Grade 1-5 Pirates of the Golden Gate August 24-28, 2015

Week 1: June 15-19

Registration for Week 1 is now closed. Add After Camp

Week 2: June 22-26

Registration for Week 2 is now closed. Add After Camp

Week 3: June 29 - July 3

Registration for Week 3 is now closed. Add After Camp

Week 4: July 6-10

Registration for Week 4 is now closed. Add After Camp

Week 5: July 13-17

Grade 1-5 Stealth, Archery, and Wilderness Survival July 13-17, 2015
Grade 6-9 Session Full Rangers Academy: Survival, Stealth, and Bow July 13-17, 2015

Week 6: July 20-24

Grade 6-9 Session Full Rangers Academy: Fire, Knives, and Axes July 20-24, 2015

Week 7: July 27-31

Grade 1-3 School of Magic July 27-31, 2015
Grade 4-5 Wizards Academy: School of Magic July 27-31, 2015
Grade 1-5 Fishing on the Dock of the Bay July 27-31, 2015

Week 8: August 3-7

Grade 1-3 Forest Ninja August 3-7, 2015
Grade 4-5 Shadow Ninja August 3-7, 2015
Grade 6-9 Kayak Adventure August 3-7, 2015
Grade 6-9 Rangers Archery Academy August 3-7, 2015

Week 9: August 10-14

Grade 1-5 Grade 1-3 Open; Grade 4-5 Full Stealth, Archery, and Wilderness Survival August 10-14, 2015

Week 10: August 17-21

Grades 1-5 Tidal Explorers: Lake and Shoreline Adventure August 17-21, 2015
Grade 1-5 Rangers: Adventure: Survival, Fire, and Knife August 17-21, 2015

Week 5: July 12-17

Grade 6-9 Boys Tent Full, Girls Open Dardanelles Sierra Overnight Backpacking Expedition July 12-17, 2015

Week 6: July 20-24

Grade 5-8 Boys Tent Full; Girls Open Rangers Camp: Stealth, Archery & Wilderness Survival  July 20-24, 2015
Grade 5-8 Session Full Wilders Garden: Homesteading and Forest-Craft Overnight July 20-24, 2015
Grade 5-12 Boys Tent Full; Girls Open Realms of the Golden Gate: Overnight Role-Playing Adventure July 20-24, 2015

Week 7: July 26-31

Grade 5-12 Grade 5-8 Boys Tent Full; Grade 9-12 Full; Girls Tent Grade 5-8 Open Rangers Camp: Stealth, Archery & Wilderness Survival  July 26 - July 31, 2015
Grade 5-8 Session Full Wilders Garden: Homesteading and Forest-Craft Overnight July 26 - July 31, 2015
Grade 6-12 Girls & Boys Tents Full Zombie Survival Overnight: The Z-Team July 26 - July 31, 2015

Week 8: August 2-7

Grade 5-12 Grade 5-8 Boys Tent Full; Girls 5-8 & All 9-12 Open Rangers Camp: Stealth, Archery & Wilderness Survival  August 2-7, 2015
Grade 5-12 Grade 5-12 Boys Tenst Full; Girls 5-12 Open Realms of the Golden Gate: Overnight Role-Playing Adventure August 2-7, 2015

Week 9: August 9-14

Grade 4-8 Grade 4-8 Boys Tent Full; Girls Open Camp Trackers Village August 9-14, 2015
Grade 5-12 Grade 5-8 Girls Tents Full; Boys Grade 5-8 and All 9-12 Open Realms of the Golden Gate: Overnight Role-Playing Adventure August 9-14, 2015

Week 10: August 16-21

Week 11: August 23-27

All Trackers Earth: Bay Area Summer Day Camp Themes

Apprenticeship of the Blade

Beyond Thundercamp: DIY & Maker Culture

B.P.R.D. / Hellboy Training Academy

Fishing on the Dock of the Bay

Forest Ninja and Shadow Ninja

Kayak Adventure

Pirates of the Golden Gate

Rangers Academy: Fire, Knives, and Axes

Rangers Adventure: Fishing, Foraging & Campfire Cooking

Rangers Adventure: Survival, Fire, and Knife

Rangers Archery Academy

Rangers Archery Academy + Bow Making

Ranger Rescue: Tracking, Search, and Survival

Realms of the Golden Gate: The Dark Winds

Realms of the Golden Gate: Role Playing Adventure

School of Magic, Wizards Academy: School of Magic, and Wizards Academy: Realm of the Dark Arts

Secret Agent Academy and Evil Secret Agent Academy

Stealth, Archery, and Wilderness Survival

The Supers: Heroes and Villains of the Golden Gate

Tidal Explorers: Lake and Shoreline Adventure

Wilders Adventure: Post Apocalyptic Homestead

Wilders Adventure: The Urban Homestead

Wilders Homestead: Forage, Feast, & Campfire Cooking

Wilders Homestead: Woodworking and Forest Craft

Wilders Homestead: Animals, Fiber Arts, & Folk Craft

Ye Ol' Blacksmith Shop

Zombie Survival Camp

All Trackers Earth: Bay Area Summer Overnight Camp Themes

Leader in Training and Junior Leader in Training

Camp Trackers Village

Rangers Camp: Stealth, Archery & Wilderness Survival 

Realms of the Golden Gate: Overnight Role-Playing Adventure

Wilders Garden: Homesteading and Forest-Craft Overnight

Zombie Survival Overnight: The Z-Team

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What Parents Say...

"This has been the best camp! And, we've gone to a few! I have been telling everyone about it. I don't think you could have developed a more perfect camp experience for my son. Seriously… Honestly, I cannot think of enough words to describe how great this week was for Ethan. He was engaged, enthusiastic and exhausted at the end of the day. The storyline that his group developed was amazing and kept him thinking and connecting every night. I love the enthusiasm of Stewart. The patience and guidance he has with kids is inspiring. He has the ability to command a group of excitable kids safely and in a way that gets them thinking, creating and using their imaginations-- which is an under utilized skill (in my opinion). I loved how he made the whole camp adaptable to what the kids were interested in, and had the flexibility to flow with it. Fantastic job you guys!!!" -Forest Ninja Parent, Age 6

"Excellent--My daughter is a Forest Ninja. And has promised to use her newfound powers for the good of the world." -Forest Ninja Parent, Age 8

"As a city dweller, I take pride that my son still has an opportunity to catch frogs, go fishing & be outdoors. By far one of the best camps he's attended." -Forest, Fishing, Fly and Reel Parent, Age 7

"They are the best I have seen! Smart, passionate, energetic, funky and caring." -Little House: Wilders Homestead Parent, Age 6

"A totally new experience. Like Junior Outward Bound." -Welcome to Middle Earth Parent, Age 5

"He's been proud to share new things he's learned with whole family. He specified, however, that he's not learning like school, he's "discovering." Thank you!" -Welcome to Middle Earth Parent, Age 8

"Surpasses any experiences with camps so far; this is our first Trackers Camp." -Stealth, Archery & Wilderness Survival Parent, Age 9

"He says this is 'probably the best camp I've been to in my whole life' (little does he know he's doing kayaking camp (with Trackers) in 2 weeks… I wished I'd plugged into your camps sooner." -Forest, Fishing, Fly and Reel Parent, Age 10

"I've never seen her so excited to go to camp everyday." -Secret Agent Academy Parent, Age 9

If your kid is imaginative, adventurous and loves the outdoors, there simply isn't a better camp experience." -Welcome to Middle Earth Parent, Age 6

I will definitely look into other Trackers camps experiences for my son--and for me!" -Forest, Fishing, Fly and Reel Parent, Age 7

"He loved doing "real" activities." -Little House: Wilders Homestead Parent, Age 6

"I really thought Silent Wednesday was a great idea." -Middle Earth Parent, Age 5

"The elf pouch is a huge hit and will likely be worn all summer." -Faeries, Elves and Mostly Friendly Dragons Parent, Age 4

"He chose Forest Ninja and has come home each afternoon Filthy, Tired and very impressed with his new Stealth Ninja Skills!" -Forest Ninja Parent, Age 9

"Tell us about our staff… they radiate serenity and competence." -Forest Ninja Parent, Age 8

"This camp is seriously a FULL week of doings!" -Little House: Wilders Homestead Parent, Age 8

"I just loved that my daughter was getting to all the things I did as a child." -Parent

"I feel like Trackers is the perfect fit for my kid. He would much rather be shooting a bow and arrow or fishing in a lake than doing some of the more mainstream stuff he is exposed to through his school peers and neighborhood friends, like video games and team sports.  He's a quirky kid and Trackers thrills him." -Parent

"Everyone was patient and friendly, especially with the kids." -Parent

"So creative and engaging on a level that was perfect for them." -Parent

"I was blown away by what our class accomplished. The instructors set high expectations and then helped my students rise to the occasion. From blacksmithing to survival skills, we did so much this week... The instructors were real with my students while also being completely professional. That's a balance you don't see very often." -8th grade teacher

"Hands-on learning with a dose of humor." -Parent

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