Camps by Age

Camps are organized by grade level to meet the developmental needs of the children: 


These camps are for children age 3 (by June 1, 2016) who are currently enrolled in a preschool program. We are not able to accept children in diapers or pull-ups. 


These camps are for children ages 4 – 5, entering kindergarten in fall 2016. Children older than 5 who have not completed kindergarten should enroll in these camps.


These camps are for children ages 4 – 8.


These camps are for children entering 1st, 2nd or 3rd grade, ages 6 – 8, in the fall of 2016.


These camps are for children entering 3rd, 4th or 5th grade, ages 8 – 10, in the fall of 2016. 


This program is for children and teens ages 9 – 16 who are ready and excited to support and mentor younger children. 

Daily Schedule

Morning Camp

8:45 – 9 a.m.: drop off

9:15 – 10:15 a.m.: classroom

10:15 – 10:25 a.m.: restroom

10:25 – 10:45 a.m.: snack

10:45 – 11:45 a.m.: outdoors

11:45 a.m. – 12 p.m.: restroom

12 – 12:45 p.m.: lunch

12:45 – 1 p.m.: pick up

Afternoon Camp

1 – 1:15 p.m.: drop off

1:15 – 2:15 p.m.: classroom

2:15 – 2:25 p.m.: restroom

2:25 – 2:45 p.m.: snack

2:45 – 3:45 p.m.: outdoors

3:45 – 4 p.m.: pick up

Dropping Off and Picking Up

Campers can be dropped off and picked up in the horseshoe driveway by the main entrance in front of the Museum. Discovery Camp staff will be there to meet you. If you arrive late, please call the camp cell phone at (415) 339-3961. Authorized adults must signout children. Please bring a photo ID when you or your child’s caregivers pick up your child. 

Medical Forms

Applicants will provide all of the necessary medical information during registration. Applicants must inform the Museum of any special medical concerns ahead of time. Parents of children who require an epi-pen must supply a form signed by their child’s doctor prior to their first day of the camp or the epi-pen cannot be used at camp.

Refund Policy

If cancelling a camp registration, a $50 fee per camp will be assessed. Camp fees are refundable if cancellation is requested three weeks prior to the start date of camp. 50% refunds will be given after that time. The Bay Area Discovery Museum reserves the right to cancel camps not fully enrolled and will issue full refunds in such cases.

50% Refund Deadlines for Camp Sessions

Week 1: May 9

Week 2: May 16

Week 3: May 23

Week 4: May 30

Week 5: June 6

Week 6: June 13

Week 7: June 20

Week 8: June 27

Week 9: July 5

Week 10: July 11

Week 11: July 18

Week 12: July 25

Donate to our Scholarship Fund

Last year, camp families helped 10 children attend Discovery Camps on a scholarship. Please consider making a donation when you complete your online enrollment. Simply select the option to donate and designate the amount you would like to contribute. 


Questions about Discovery Camps? Please contact Danielle Pitchford, enrichment programs manager, at (415) 339-3906 or dpitchfordbadmorg or Hannah Boston, enrichment programs assistant manager, at (415)-339-3907 or hbostonbadmorg

Questions about registration? Please call (415) 339-3931.

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