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SUMMER CAMP

Summer Camp Sessions & Registration

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.

Camp Fees

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.

Camp Themes

Art Inventors

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.

Junior Keepers

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

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.

Nature Quest

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.

Museum Medley

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.

Camp Schedule

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.

YOU INVEST. THEY INVENT.

Together we are creating a world-class science museum for tomorrow’s innovators. Help us make a difference.

Join the CuriOdyssey Community

LOCATION

1651 Coyote Point Drive
San Mateo, CA 94401

650-342-7755
[email protected]

CuriOdyssey is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Tax ID 94-1262434

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