Summer Camp Sessions & Registration
Note: As of April 14, we are planning for Summer Camp to run, as scheduled, June 12-Aug 18. Please see our Storm Recovery page for the latest information about our reopening timeline.
Registration for Camp CuriOdyssey 2023 opens on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 10:00am.
To register for camp:
Camp CuriOdyssey serves children entering Pre-K through rising 6th graders.
Membership: You MUST be a current member at the time you register for camp.
The children you register MUST be on YOUR membership.
Please note: Membership to CuriOdyssey does not guarantee a space in camp. All memberships are non-transferable and non-refundable. Membership is a 100% tax-deductible donation. Unsure of your membership status? Please contact our Membership Department.
For general questions about Camp CuriOdyssey, please contact our Education Operations and Communications Manager.
|Entering Pre-K or Kinder Camps||9:00am - 1:00pm||$615/week||$492/week||$369/week|
|Entering 1st - 4th Camps||9:00am - 4:00pm||$865/week||$692/week||$519/week|
|Entering 5th - 6th Camps||9:00am - 4:00pm||$1,750/2-week session||$1,575/2-week session||$1,400/2-week session|
|Post-Camp Care***||4:15pm - 5:00pm||$50/week||$40/week||$30/week|
*In observation of Juneteenth, Week 2 of Camp CuriOdyssey will run from Tuesday, June 20 to Friday, June 23.
**During the week of July 4th, Camp CuriOdyssey will run from Wednesday, July 5 to Friday, July 7.
***Post-camp care is not available for Entering Pre-K or Kinder camps.
Let’s make a mess as we explore how art is involved in all things STEAM! From learning how people and animals experience colors to creating art using gravity and natural materials, campers can express themselves in this creative and funky art camp. Campers will think like engineers or camouflage like the animals as they observe and explore our mixed-media art projects that use sticks, seeds, handmade paper, dyes, and more. The result is a fun, messy experience that is sure to delight!
Gadgets & Gizmos
Whizz! Bang! Splat! Design and launch rockets, create a marble roller coaster, and drop eggs off the roof! In this camp all about physical science and the engineering process, campers explore electricity, experience physics, and observe chemical reactions. Gadgets & Gizmos focuses on experimenting, learning from design failures, and discovering how the objects all around us work and why sometimes they don’t. If your child likes tinkering, this is the camp for them.
Do you have an aspiring future zoo keeper at home? If so, Junior Keepers is the perfect camp! Campers will experience a day in the life of a zoo keeper, hike around Coyote point to observe animals in their natural habitats, and have up close encounters with some of the CuriOdyssey animals. They will make animal diets, create animal enrichment, and understand and advocate for animal conservation.
Eco Explorers learn and collaborate at the intersection of local ecology, design-thinking, and conservation through a past-to-present exploration of the San Francisco Bay Area. Campers will explore Coyote Point Park, meet animals from our zoo, and learn about other California native species and their importance in the ecosystem. We will learn about soil health, native vs invasive plants, why pollinators are so important for food production, and how we can take small steps to make big impacts on our environment.
This camp is perfect for kids itching to get outside and discover science and nature through playful explorations of the world around them. Campers will explore different outdoor habitats to discover how the forces of nature, such as wind and water, shape the earth. From cliff climbing and nature hikes to building stick forts, campers will get the chance to be active while learning about conservation, ecosystems, and the natural world.
Love Camp CuriOdyssey? Have an interest in all things STEAM but can't decide which camp to try? Check out Museum Medley, a camp that does a little bit of everything! From creating messy artwork or engineering cars to hiking to the marsh or observing our animals in the zoo, Museum Medley campers will get a taste of all our different camps.
|Week 1: June 12 - June 16||Junior Keepers||Art Inventors||Museum Medley||Gadgets & Gizmos||Nature Quest||NO CAMP|
|Week 2: June 20 - June 23||Museum Medley||Nature Quest||Art Inventors||Junior Keepers||Gadgets & Gizmos||Eco Explorers|
|Week 3: June 26 - June 30||Art Inventors||Gadgets & Gizmos||Nature Quest||Museum Medley||Junior Keepers|
|Week 4: July 5 - July 7||Gadgets & Gizmos||Junior Keepers||Art Inventors||Nature Quest||Museum Medley||Eco Explorers|
|Week 5: July 10 - July 14||Nature Quest||Museum Medley||Junior Keepers||Gadgets & Gizmos||Art Inventors|
|Week 6: July 17 - July 21||Junior Keepers||Art Inventors||Gadgets & Gizmos||Museum Medley||Nature Quest||Eco Explorers|
|Week 7: July 24 - July 28||Museum Medley||Nature Quest||Art Inventors||Junior Keepers||Gadgets & Gizmos|
|Week 8: July 31 - August 4||Art Inventors||Gadgets & Gizmos||Nature Quest||Museum Medley||Junior Keepers||Eco Explorers|
|Week 9: August 7 - August 11||Nature Quest||Junior Keepers||Gadgets & Gizmos||Art Inventors||Museum Medley|
|Week 10: August 14 - August 18||Gadgets & Gizmos||Museum Medley||Junior Keepers||Nature Quest||Art Inventors||NO CAMP|
In observation of Juneteenth, Week 2 of Camp CuriOdyssey will run from Tuesday, June 20 to Friday, June 23.
During the week of July 4th, Camp CuriOdyssey will run from Wednesday, July 5 to Friday, July 7.
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1651 Coyote Point Drive
San Mateo, CA 94401
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CuriOdyssey is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Tax ID 94-1262434