For campers in grades 4 - 6, Coastal Camp aims to promote an understanding of the interconnections in our natural world. Through adventure, games and investigations, we continue to foster environmental literacy and create a space where fun and learning meet.
Weeklong day camp sessions include two daily snacks, lunch, and a camp T-shirt (limit one per camper). Campers are grouped by their fall 2019 grade level.
GRADES 4 - 6
Earth Explorers - NEW!
Take hikes to some of the Headlands’ most scenic ocean vistas and discover the hidden worlds of plants and animals. Use your senses to explore the Headlands in a whole new way. You will deepen your appreciation for the natural world by seeing the world the way animals do, creating art, and hiking to inspirational locations.
Explore the ecosystems with deer ears, eagle eyes, raccoon touch, and fox walk
Visit Tennessee Point
Discover edible and medicinal plants
Create art at scenic vistas
Use your ears to create a sound map
Practice mindfulness on the beach
Featuring a Bay sailing adventure! Marine biology takes center stage this week as campers explore coastal tide pools, Rodeo Beach, microscopic plankton, and local marine mammals. Coastal campers will explore the role that humans play in protecting and conserving our oceans.
Hike to the Point Bonita Lighthouse
Get hands-on with the Marine Lab critters
Examine plankton under a microscope
Participate in a national science project with 5 Gyres
Bay sail on the schooner Seaward
Explore the Bay Model Visitor Center
Grab your hiking gear for a week of special adventures to unique landmarks and locations. This theme includes exciting hikes to scenic destinations other Coastal Campers don’t experience. Exploration requires teamwork and Trailblazers will work together to solve puzzles and build trust along the trail.
Gaze up at the Golden Gate Bridge from Black Sands beach
Create location-based reflections and art
Venture to the highest point in the headlands atop Hill 88
Explore the Plateau in the Sky, a historic helipad hidden in the hills
Solve the Magma Maze
Call of the Wild - Grade 3-4 Only
Featuring a one-night overnight! Join Coastal Camp for a week in the wild! You'll always be on the right track as you practice orienteering skills with a map and compass. Outlast the elements with your team and learn how indigenous people used the natural resources to thrive in the Headlands.
Go on trail adventures in the Headlands hills
Discover native animal adaptations
Visit the Native Plant Nursery
Test your shelter building skills
Tour historic landmarks in the Headlands
Adventure Trek - Grades 5-6 Only
Featuring a one-night overnight! Stamp your passport to adventure during this week of quests, discoveries, and explorations! Each day features a hike to a different secret spot in our park. To get there, the team will have to work together and complete challenges and riddles.
Go on a Headlands-themed scavenger hunt
Participate in team challenges, including a night hike
Create a map of your adventures
Make a team banner
Hike to Tennessee Valley for the overnight