Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten Camps - Bay Area Discovery Museum

Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten Camps

We offer 12 different themes for Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten campers! Browse our camp themes by week.

Back to All Summer Camps

WEEK 1: June 4 - 8

Monster Makers

Creepy crawly or sweetly silly? Campers imagine and construct a monster of their own using various art materials like clay, paint, and fabric. Children are challenged to create a narrative backstory for their monster, taking inspiration from the characteristics and habitats of real animals.


Inventor’s Toolbox

Campers embrace imagination, innovation, and creative problem solving in Inventor’s Toolbox. Each camper is challenged to find a problem or task that can be solved or made easier through the invention of a new tool. Your inventor utilizes the design-thinking process to brainstorm ideas, design, prototype, build, and troubleshoot a new tool.

WEEK 2: June 11 - 15

Art of Nature

Inspired by their surroundings in Fort Baker or MAGC, campers create artwork that reflects and responds to the natural world. They will go on hikes and beach visits where they will engage in projects like mud painting, poetry, plein air sketching, and more.


Disappearing Art

Wait, where did my art go? Campers explore ephemeral art by creating artworks using materials that change with the passage of time. Sample art projects include ice sculptures, sand castles, shadowportraits, and bubble painting.


Magic Chemistry

Campers discover the magic of chemistry by investigating the properties of matter, exploring chemical reactions, and gaining new appreciation for the everyday chemistry happening in the world around us. Using scientific tools, your junior chemist forms hypotheses, conducts scientific experiments, and draws conclusions from evidence.


Mystery Solvers

Campers hone their detective skills to solve a series of mysteries. They will use investigative tools, solve riddlesmake disguises, and create a mystery of their own to be solved at the end of the week by other campers!


Under the Sea – New

Campers take a deep dive into local marine life, examining the flora and fauna that the ocean supports. Frequent visits to the Fort Baker beach will allow them to conduct scientific investigations, observe animal behavior, and create art inspired by this vast natural resource.

WEEK 3: June 18 – 22

Planes, Trains, & Automobiles

Campers explore all aspects of planes, trains, and automobiles, and learn about physics through each mode of transportation. Children use the dynamic design process to engineer their own modes of transportation.


Lights, Camera, Action! – New

Campers become stars of the silver screen as they work together to create a short film. They will consider character development, screenwriting, costume design, and sound effects as they collaborate on their performance. The week culminates with a film screening for families and friends.


Life on the Water – New

Ahoy Mateys! Campers use sea-faring skills to navigate the big blue – including maps, constellations, and tidal charts. Learning safety techniques from the Coast Guard and Geocaching skills from BADM experts, campers will be prepared to embark on land and sea adventures!


Junior Naturalists – New

Children become naturalists through an exploration of the plant and animal life at Fort Baker. Campers practice the scientific inquiry process through activities like developing a field guide, scientific illustration, bird watching, and more!

WEEK 4: June 25 - 29

Monster Makers

Creepy crawly or sweetly silly? Campers imagine and construct a monster of their own using various art materials like clay, paint, and fabric. Children are challenged to create a narrative backstory for their monster, taking inspiration from the characteristics and habitats of real animals.


Inventor’s Toolbox

Campers embrace imagination, innovation, and creative problem solving in Inventor’s Toolbox. Each camper is challenged to find a problem or task that can be solved or made easier through the invention of a new tool. Your inventor utilizes the design-thinking process to brainstorm ideas, design, prototype, build, and troubleshoot a new tool.


Game On! – New

Campers dive deep into the tricks and trades of different games and sports during Game On! camp. Everyone will get an opportunity to compete and collaborate in the classic games we all know and love, then will use novel techniques to innovate and design a game of their own! 


Fossils Rock – New

Campers take a journey through time and embrace their inner paleontologist in Fossils Rock! Learning about plate tectonics, geology, fossils, dinosaurs, cave paintings, and more will give them an understanding of what Earth was like before modern humans showed up.


Art of Nature

Inspired by their surroundings in Fort Baker or MAGC, campers create artwork that reflects and responds to the natural world. They will go on hikes and beach visits where they will engage in projects like mud painting, poetry, plein air sketching, and more.

WEEK 5: July 2 - 3, 5 - 6

Disappearing Art

Wait, where did my art go? Campers explore ephemeral art by creating artworks using materials that change with the passage of time. Sample art projects include ice sculptures, sand castles, shadowportraits, and bubble painting.


Magic Chemistry

Campers discover the magic of chemistry by investigating the properties of matter, exploring chemical reactions, and gaining new appreciation for the everyday chemistry happening in the world around us. Using scientific tools, your junior chemist forms hypotheses, conducts scientific experiments, and draws conclusions from evidence.

WEEK 6: July 9 – 13

Planes, Trains, & Automobiles

Campers explore all aspects of planes, trains, and automobiles, and learn about physics through each mode of transportation. Children use the dynamic design process to engineer their own modes of transportation.


Mystery Solvers

Campers hone their detective skills to solve a series of mysteries. They will use investigative tools, solve riddlesmake disguises, and create a mystery of their own to be solved at the end of the week by other campers!


Under the Sea – New 

Campers take a deep dive into local marine life, examining the flora and fauna that the ocean supports. Frequent visits to the Fort Baker beach will allow them to conduct scientific investigations, observe animal behavior, and create art inspired by this vast natural resource.


Junior Naturalists

Children become naturalists through an exploration of the plant and animal life at Fort Baker. Campers practice the scientific inquiry process through activities like developing a field guide, scientific illustration, bird watching, and more!

WEEK 7: July 16 – 20

Monster Makers

Creepy crawly or sweetly silly? Campers imagine and construct a monster of their own using various art materials like clay, paint, and fabric. Children are challenged to create a narrative backstory for their monster, taking inspiration from the characteristics and habitats of real animals.


Art of Nature

Inspired by their surroundings in Fort Baker or MAGC, campers create artwork that reflects and responds to the natural world. They will go on hikes and beach visits where they will engage in projects like mud painting, poetry, plein air sketching, and more.


Inventor’s Toolbox

Campers embrace imagination, innovation, and creative problem solving in Inventor’s Toolbox. Each camper is challenged to find a problem or task that can be solved or made easier through the invention of a new tool. Your inventor utilizes the design-thinking process to brainstorm ideas, design, prototype, build, and troubleshoot a new tool.


Lights, Camera, Action! – New

Campers become stars of the silver screen as they work together to create a short film. They will consider character development, screenwriting, costume design, and sound effects as they collaborate on their performance. The week culminates with a film screening for families and friends.


Life on the Water – New

Ahoy Mateys! Campers use sea-faring skills to navigate the big blue – including maps, constellations, and tidal charts. Learning safety techniques from the Coast Guard and Geocaching skills from BADM experts, campers will be prepared to embark on land and sea adventures!

WEEK 8: July 23 – 27

Disappearing Art

Wait, where did my art go? Campers explore ephemeral art by creating artworks using materials that change with the passage of time. Sample art projects include ice sculptures, sand castles, shadowportraits, and bubble painting.


Magic Chemistry

Campers discover the magic of chemistry by investigating the properties of matter, exploring chemical reactions, and gaining new appreciation for the everyday chemistry happening in the world around us. Using scientific tools, your junior chemist forms hypotheses, conducts scientific experiments, and draws conclusions from evidence.


Game On! – New!

Campers dive deep into the tricks and trades of different games and sports during Game On! camp. Everyone will get an opportunity to compete and collaborate in the classic games we all know and love, then will use novel techniques to innovate and design a game of their own! 


Fossils Rock – New!

Campers take a journey through time and embrace their inner paleontologist in Fossils Rock! Learning about plate tectonics, geology, fossils, dinosaurs, cave paintings, and more will give them an understanding of what Earth was like before modern humans showed up.


Junior Naturalists

Children become naturalists through an exploration of the plant and animal life at Fort Baker or MAGC. Campers practice the scientific inquiry process through activities like developing a field guide, scientific illustration, bird watching, and more!

WEEK 9: July 30 – August 3

Planes, Trains, & Automobiles

Campers explore all aspects of planes, trains, and automobiles, and learn about physics through each mode of transportation. Children use the dynamic design process to engineer their own modes of transportation.


Mystery Solvers

Campers hone their detective skills to solve a series of mysteries. They will use investigative tools, solve riddlesmake disguises, and create a mystery of their own to be solved at the end of the week by other campers!


Under the Sea – New

Campers take a deep dive into local marine life, examining the flora and fauna that the ocean supports. Frequent visits to the Fort Baker beach will allow them to conduct scientific investigations, observe animal behavior, and create art inspired by this vast natural resource.


Art of Nature

Inspired by their surroundings in Fort Baker or MAGC, campers create artwork that reflects and responds to the natural world. They will go on hikes and beach visits where they will engage in projects like mud painting, poetry, plein air sketching, and more.

WEEK 10: August 6 - 10

Monster Makers

Creepy crawly or sweetly silly? Campers imagine and construct a monster of their own using various art materials like clay, paint, and fabric. Children are challenged to create a narrative backstory for their monster, taking inspiration from the characteristics and habitats of real animals.


Inventor’s Toolbox

Campers embrace imagination, innovation, and creative problem solving in Inventor’s Toolbox. Each camper is challenged to find a problem or task that can be solved or made easier through the invention of a new tool. Your inventor utilizes the design-thinking process to brainstorm ideas, design, prototype, build, and troubleshoot a new tool.


Lights, Camera, Action! – New

Campers become stars of the silver screen as they work together to create a short film. They will consider character development, screenwriting, costume design, and sound effects as they collaborate on their performance. The week culminates with a film screening for families and friends.


Life on the Water – New

Ahoy Mateys! Campers use sea-faring skills to navigate the big blue – including maps, constellations, and tidal charts. Learning safety techniques from the Coast Guard and Geocaching skills from BADM experts, campers will be prepared to embark on land and sea adventures!


Junior Naturalists

Children become naturalists through an exploration of the plant and animal life at Fort Baker or MAGC. Campers practice the scientific inquiry process through activities like developing a field guide, scientific illustration, bird watching, and more!

WEEK 11: August 13 – 17

Disappearing Art

Wait, where did my art go? Campers explore ephemeral art by creating artworks using materials that change with the passage of time. Sample art projects include ice sculptures, sand castles, shadowportraits, and bubble painting.


Magic Chemistry

Campers discover the magic of chemistry by investigating the properties of matter, exploring chemical reactions, and gaining new appreciation for the everyday chemistry happening in the world around us. Using scientific tools, your junior chemist forms hypotheses, conducts scientific experiments, and draws conclusions from evidence.


Game On! – New

Campers dive deep into the tricks and trades of different games and sports during Game On! camp. Everyone will get an opportunity to compete and collaborate in the classic games we all know and love, then will use novel techniques to innovate and design a game of their own! 


Fossils Rock – New

Campers take a journey through time and embrace their inner paleontologist in Fossils Rock! Learning about plate tectonics, geology, fossils, dinosaurs, cave paintings, and more will give them an understanding of what Earth was like before modern humans showed up.


Art of Nature

Inspired by their surroundings in Fort Baker or MAGC, campers create artwork that reflects and responds to the natural world. They will go on hikes and beach visits where they will engage in projects like mud painting, poetry, plein air sketching, and more.

WEEK 12: August 20 – 24

Mystery Solvers

Campers hone their detective skills to solve a series of mysteries. They will use investigative tools, solve riddlesmake disguises, and create a mystery of their own to be solved at the end of the week by other campers!


Planes, Trains, & Automobiles

Campers explore all aspects of planes, trains, and automobiles, and learn about physics through each mode of transportation. Children use the dynamic design process to engineer their own modes of transportation.


Under the Sea – New

Campers take a deep dive into local marine life, examining the flora and fauna that the ocean supports. Frequent visits to the Fort Baker beach will allow them to conduct scientific investigations, observe animal behavior, and create art inspired by this vast natural resource.


Junior Naturalists

Children become naturalists through an exploration of the plant and animal life at Fort Baker. Campers practice the scientific inquiry process through activities like developing a field guide, scientific illustration, bird watching, and more!