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Take a Hike to Explore Your World and Improve Your Focus

Spring has sprung and the weather has been getting warmer, it’s a great time to get unplugged and take advantage of all the parks and trails the Bay Area has to offer.   Did you know that hiking can also help your brain? The article “Doctors Tell Us How Hiking

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Favorite Camp Activities Families Can Do At Home

Being cooped up in the house all day can make anyone stir crazy, so it’s really great and beneficial to spend some quality time with your family! Here are lots of fun things for your kids and family to do together at home or outdoors that are perfect for spending

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Fruit Tart

This easy, no bake, fruit tart is a camp favorite and a simple recipe to make at home.  Gather up your campers and make some delicious tarts together, using whatever fruit toppings you like!   SUPPLIES: Small Dixie Plates Zip-lock Bags Large Bowl Mixing Spoon INGREDIENTS: 2 packs Graham Crackers 3

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Camp Recipe: Apple Crisp

D’juno?!? A Dutch oven is a thick walled cooking pot with a tight fitting lid created in the 1700s; Colonists and settlers coveted them because of their versatility and durability. For centuries cooks have used them to boil, bake, stew, fry, and roast meals for their friends and families.  There

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Gratitude Practices For Families

As we head into the busy holiday season, it’s a perfect time to pause and think about what we are truly grateful for this year, and to share with each other our thanks for the small and large blessings that are so abundant all around us. Thanksgiving is a perfect

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Many New Adventures Await You in Summer 2020!

We are gearing up for summer 2020 and have added new adventures to keep your campers happy and healthy at camp!  Keep reading below for more details!  More Trail Rides!Explore new trails out on the “Back 40” and group trail rides for beginner through advanced riders. Learn to ride the trail

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The Horses Have Arrived!

The Roughing It Day Camp Horses have arrived from Lazy K Ranch in Chowchilla, CA, where they spend the fall and winter months. They are settling in, enjoying the golden sunshine and fresh grass. They can’t wait to start giving lessons to campers!https://vimeo.com/340287986

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Gratitude Beyond Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving upon us, now is the time of year when people start to reflect on everything they are thankful for.  Although this is the season to be grateful for what you have, gratitude is something that is great to practice all year long. Research studies show kids and adults

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Priority Registration is Open for Summer 2019!

News for Summer 2019 Priority Registration Savings NOW – Nov 15! New! Program and CampPlus Additions New! 2-Week Day Camp Sessions Hi Camp Families! We are excited to kick off our 47th summer of camp by offering more ways to have an amazing summer outdoors. As we continue to enhance our

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Take Camp Skills To School

“… a few weeks spent in a well-organized summer camp may be of more value educationally than a whole year of formal school work” – Charles W. Eliot, 21st President of Harvard University, in his 1922 treatise on education A summer at camp provides a unique learning experience and opportunity

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Why We Love Camp – Hear from our Campers, Staff, and Parents

It’s always heart-warming to hear from campers, staff, and parents about how much they got out of their summer.  We love the stories of campers learning how to swim, riding a horse for the first time, catching fish, climbing that steep hill to their secret forts, finding the daily D’junos,

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