Bay Area Spring Break Camps for Kids

Spring Camps

BADM offers various school-year camps for children ages 4 – 8. Spring Discovery Camps run for two weeks in March and April. Discovery Camps provide child-directed, inquiry driven learning through project-based, hands-on activities designed to intentionally boost creativity, STEM skills, and critical thinking. Children come away with the skills and tools to support lifelong discoveries.
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Spring Break Camp Session 1 (March 27 – March 31)

Game On!

Date: March 27 – 31
Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Extended Care: 1 – 4 p.m.
Ages: 4 – 8 year olds | Junior Counselors: 9 – 14 year olds*
Camp Price: $375
Extended Care Price: $255

Campers will explore the world of games, learning about the rules, sportsmanship, and structure of carnival games, yard games, board games, and more. Children will work collaboratively and independently to create and actualize games of the campers’ own design.

*Junior Counselor program available upon request – please email camps@badm.org.

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Spring Break Camp Session 2 (April 2 – April 6)

Fort Building

Date: April 2 – 6
Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Extended Care: 1 – 4 p.m.
Ages: 4 – 8 year olds | Junior Counselors: 9 – 14 year olds*
Camp Price: $375
Extended Care Price: $255

Forget pillow forts! In Fort Building, campers use real tools and novel building materials to construct individual and collaborative fort designs and prototypes. Children will use their imagination, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills to transform their outdoor classroom into a magical world.

*Junior Counselor program available upon request – please email camps@badm.org.

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Spring Break Camp Session 3 (April 9 – April 13)

Junior Navigators

Date: April 9 – 13
Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Extended Care: 1 – 4 p.m.
Ages: 4 – 8 year olds | Junior Counselors: 9 – 14 year olds*
Camp Price: $375
Extended Care Price: $255

Campers will embark on a journey to learn all about famous explorers and various methods of navigation. Children will explore cartography, ancient mapping techniques, ocean life and the ships that sail the sea; design and construct their own ships; and visit the local U.S. Coast Guard station.

*Junior Counselor program available upon request – please email camps@badm.org.

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Art of Nature

Date: April 9 – 13
Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Extended Care: 1 – 4 p.m.
Ages: 4 – 8 year olds | Junior Counselors: 9 – 14 year olds*
Camp Price: $375
Extended Care Price: $255

Campers will explore the world of art and nature while learning about the relationship between the two. Children will create their own art inspired by Fort Baker, create ephemeral art within Fort Baker, and learn to appreciate nature’s own artistic aspects.

*Junior Counselor program available upon request – please email camps@badm.org.

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Scholarships for Discovery Camps

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is committed to removing the barriers some families face in accessing high-quality, educational experiences for their children both in and out of school. A limited number of partial scholarships are available based on financial need. Scholarships are awarded on a sliding scale and a first-come, first-served basis.

To apply for a scholarship, please fill out the online scholarship form here: English, Spanish, Chinese.

Once your application is received, a member of the staff will contact you. For questions about scholarships, please contact camps@badm.org.

Camp Policy

Cancellations: There is a basic $50 cancellation fee per camp/per child assessed to all customer requested refunds at any time. Camp fees are 50% refundable (less the basic cancellation fee noted above) if requested up to 3 weeks before the start of the session in which your child is enrolled. No refunds will be given after that time.