Transitional Kindergarten & Kindergarten Camps
We offer 12 different themes for Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten campers! Read through all 12 themes:
Art of Nature
We’re taking budding artists out of the studio and into the outdoors! Our Fort Baker location provides a wealth of inspiration for campers to tap into. They’ll go on hikes, explore by the beach, and create artwork that reflects what they see, feel, and experience in the natural world.
Offered Weeks 3, 6, 8, 10, 12
Wait…where did my art go? Campers may be asking that question a lot as they explore artworks that are designed to disappear! From sand castles to bubble painting, campers will use creative materials to make momentary masterpieces.
Offered Weeks 3, 5, 8, 11
Journey through time in this Indiana Jones-approved camp! Campers will embrace their inner paleontologist to explore geology, fossils, dinosaurs, cave paintings, and more to gain an understanding of what Earth was like before modern humans showed up.
Offered Weeks 2, 6, 9, 12
We’re stepping up our game and diving deep into the tricks and trades of favorite games and sports. Campers will compete and collaborate in classic games we all know and love. Inspired by their playful learning experiences throughout the week, campers will have the opportunity to design a game of their own!
Offered Weeks 3, 6, 9, 12
In this camp, we’re taking a tour of a not-so-average toolbox. Campers will explore a variety of different types of tools, learning about how they work and what they do. They’ll have a chance to engage with the tools themselves, and may be inspired to make some inventions of their own.
Offered Weeks 4, 7, 10
Life on the Water
Ahoy, mateys! Campers use seafaring skills to navigate the big blue – including using maps, navigating by the constellations in the night sky, and reading tidal charts. After learning safety techniques from the Coast Guard and honing their geocaching skills, campers will be prepared to embark on land and sea adventures.
Offered Weeks 2, 4, 7, 9
The more you know about science, the more magical the subject becomes! Through an exploration of chemical reactions and properties of matter, campers will begin to notice the fascinating moments of everyday chemistry that happen all around us! They’ll use scientific tools to form hypotheses, conduct experiments, and draw conclusions from the evidence they uncover!
Offered Weeks 3, 6, 9
Creepy crawly or sweetly silly? Campers imagine and construct a monster of their own using various art materials like clay, paint, and fabric. All monsters need a good origin story, so campers will take inspiration from the characteristics and habitats of real animals to invent a narrative backstory for their own creations.
Offered Weeks 1, 4, 7, 10
BADM campers are on the case! In Mystery Solvers, campers hone their detective skills to solve riddles, make disguises, and solve a mystery that’s happened at the museum. Then it’s time for the roles to reverse; campers will use what they’ve learned about detective work to create a mystery of their own for other campers to solve!
Offered Weeks 2, 4, 7, 8, 11
There’s no better way to appreciate BADM’s Fort Baker location than seeing it for yourself! Campers will assume the role of junior naturalists by exploring the plant and animal life of Fort Baker and engaging in activities like bird watching. What they observe will serve as inspiration for their own scientific illustrations, nature field guide, and more!
Offered Weeks 2, 4, 7, 9, 11
Planes, Trains, Automobiles
We’re on the move, and looking for more ways to get from one place to another! After exploring all aspects of planes, trains, and automobiles and learning about the physics involved in each mode of transportation, it’s time for invention. Campers will use the dynamic design process to engineer new modes of transportation that could get us from place to place.
Offered Weeks 2, 5, 8, 11
Under the Sea
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 and observe animal behavior, before creating art inspired by what they see.
Offered Weeks 3, 6, 8, 11