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Explorer Camp

Girls at Camp

This full-day program is for 11- to 13-year-old campers who like structure but also may be ready to make choices about what they would like to do at camp each day. New this year, 10 year olds will be allowed with supervisor approval.  They will have certain scheduled activities each day, and they will also get to choose from a list additional activities at other times of the day. The camp will go on three field trips per week, price included.  They will love the variety and the chance to select some of their activities. There is always something within the list of choices that is sure to appeal to each and every camper. The staffing ratio is one counselor for each 12 campers. Safety and fun are at the forefront during all camp activities. A turquoise Kidz Camp t-shirt is required for field trips and can be purchased for $10. 

Summer Explorer Camp Calendars & Themes 2014 (ages 11 - 13)

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Summer camp runs Jun. 1, 2014 - Aug. 22, 2014 from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.  

This summer we've added some new and exciting elements to this camp.  Three field trips per week.  In addition to all the other fun activities, we will be having a theme for each week.  Each theme will be loosely based from a reality TV show.  This will definitely add some fun and excitement to each week.  Participants are sure to make new friend while competing in challenges with their new team mates. Ten year old are allowed with supervisor approval.

If you select one of the weeks below, a calendar will pop up showing you exactly what is schedule for that week.  It also gives specific times for each field trip.  The chart at the bottom shows a quick breakdown of all the weeks and their trips.

Camp Location: Pine Avenue Park, 3205 Harding Street

Camp Time: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Week Dates Theme Cost
Week 1 June 16-20, 2014 Survivor Res $156/ Non Res $173
Week 2 June 23-27, 2014 Carlsbad's Top Chef Res $156/ Non Res $173
Week 3 June 30- July 3, 2014 *4th Closed Jeopardy Res $125/ Non Res $138
Week 4 July 7-11, 2014 Shark Tank Res $156/ Non Res $173
Week 5 July 14-18, 2014 Extreme Makeover Res $156/ Non Res $173
Week 6 July 21-25, 2014 Mission Impossible Res $156/ Non Res $173
Week 7 July 28 - Aug 1, 2014 Dessert Wars Res $156/ Non Res $173
Week 8 Aug 4-8, 2014 Minute to Win It Res $156/ Non Res $173
Week 9 Aug 11-15, 2014 Works of Art Res $156/ Non Res $173
Week 10 Aug 18-22, 2014 Amazing Race Res $156/ Non Res $173

Field Trips List

Trip List

 Age 13

This camp is designed for teens of all ages but if your child is ready to step up to a camp where they get specialized training on becoming a counselor, leadership skills, opportunities to work with younger children in different camps, and added responsibility.  Our Counselor In Training camp might just be the spot for you. It is held at Pine Avenue Park for ages 13-15.  They attend all the same field trips/themes listed above. Please visit the Counselor In Training Camp page for more info. 

Spring Explorer/Kidz Camp Calendar & Theme 2014 (ages 5 - 13)

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Spring break is finally here!! Now it's time to squeeze as much fun into that week as you can. This great, well-rounded camp offers sports, crafts, trips, water play, and so much more. We will be going on a field trip to the movies and ?. Register early, this camp fills quickly. Participants must bring a lunch and snack each day. Participants will need to purchase a $10 turquoise camp T-shirt to attend all trips. 

If you select the week below, a calendar will pop up showing you exactly what is scheduled for that week. 





 Spring Break

April 7-11, 2014

 Lego World

 Res $187/ Non Res $208


This camp will run Apr. 7-11, 2014 from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m at Pine Avenue Park.


Contact Information

Michael Bodman
Recreation Supervisor

Harding Community Center
3096 Harding Street
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Calavera Community Center
2997 Glasgow Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92010

Stagecoach Community Center
3420 Camino de los Coches
Carlsbad, CA 92009