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During Spring, Fall and Winter Breaks - Featuring Scouts, BSA Merit Badges

Currently unavailable due to shelter in place requirements. Please see our Virtual Exploration Camp offerings. Click below!


 

Virtual Exploration Camp sessions!

Weekday Sessions: Click here.

 

 


Exploration Camp is a fun, exciting, daily program that provides the opportunity for boys and girls to explore hobbies and educational interests during the school vacations.

Merit Badge classes offered include a variety of hobbies, interest, useful social and personal skills and more. Youth, ages 11-18 can register for full-day sessions.

Trained and qualified adult supervision is provided during all program hours at the local Youth Leadership Training Center in San Leandro, conveniently located 3 blocks from the San Leandro BART station.

 

Program Session: 9 am - 4:00 pm (check-in @ 8:50-9 am); $65 per session/day. Lunch and an Exploration Camp water bottle will be provided for each participant. Please indicate any special dietary restrictions or allergies in your online registration. Registration is by day/session; not by week. Select one session per day when signing up. A session with a slash(/) in the title means the participants will work on both Merit Badges during the day. . There is no splitting the program. Dependent on the instructor one or the other class can be started first or they can be intermingled. There is no guarantee that one particular class will be given at one particular time during the day. We suggest to those who already have a Merit Badge for one of the double classes to take quiet work with them to do while the instruction for that class is occurring or participate in the instruction for the mutual benefit of the other Scouts. If it turns out that the class needed is completed early, then the Scout can be released to the parent early. If the Scout came on their own, we would need acknowledgement from the parent that it would be okay for the Scout to leave early. Class size will vary by session topic.

 
Click here for Cancellation Policy (REVIEW BEFORE MAKING PURCHASE)
Merit Badge subjects can be challenging, lengthy and technical. Many require work outside the classroom setting; therefore, it is most likely that Scouts will NOT complete all the requirements for a selected Merit Badge in one day.
Click here for Exploration Camp Prerequisites/Partial Information

 

Session Full. Session Almost Full. 

Spring Session  - NEW Sessions available!!!

 Youth must be 14 years of age or older to take the classes with the * symbol.

Spring Session - Week 1

Click here to register for: Week 1 -April 6-10, 2020

Mon April 6 Tues April 7 Wed April 8 Thurs April 9 Fri April 10
Citizenship in the Community/ Citizenship in the World* Game Design Signs, Signals and Codes American Heritage/ Citizenship in the Nation* Crime Prevention/ Fingerprinting
Emergency Preparedness Basketry Personal Management*   Chemistry*
  Environmental Science Mammal Study/ Fish and Wildlife Mgmt   Personal Management*

 

Spring Session - Week 2

Click here to register for: Week 2 - April 13-17, 2020

Mon April 13 Tues April 14 Wed April 15 Thurs April 16 Fri April 17
American Heritage/ Citizenship in the Nation* Communication/ Public Speaking* Citizenship in the Community/ Citizenship in the World* Game Design Communication/ Public Speaking*
  Basketry   First Aid Personal Management*
        Chemistry

 

Due to the nature of our registration system, each week of Exploration Camp has a different registration link. We apologize for any frustration or inconvenience.

For questions please contact Mimi Bauer at: mimi.bauer@scouting.org; 510.577.9211


Exploration Camp Staff Information

We are always interested in adding to our qualified hourly program staff to cover Exploration session topics.

Staff interviews are held on an ongoing basis as needed, at the Youth Leadership Training Center in San Leandro.

Email Camp Director, Mimi Bauer to set up an interview.

Exploration Camp
c/o Mimi Bauer
1001 Davis St
San Leandro, CA 94577

mimi.bauer@scouting.org

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