-Exploration Camp

During Spring, Fall and Winter Breaks - Featuring Boy Scout Merit Badges

Exploration Camp is a fun and exciting daily program that will provide the opportunity for boys and girls to explore hobbies and educational interests during the various vacation weeks.

Topics include a variety of hobbies and interest, useful social and personal skills and more. Youth, ages 11-18 will 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, a safe learning environment for youth of all ages, conveniently located 3 blocks from the San Leandro BART station.

Class size will vary by session topic.

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.

Daily Program - 9 am - 4:00 pm (check-in @ 8:50-9 am)

Registration is by day and session! NOT by week! Youth should pick one session per day when signing up.
$65 per full day session.
 

Questions? - Scouts/Participants can email Exploration Camp co-Directors - Mimi Bauer- mimi.bauer@scouting.org or Michelle Behrendt- michelle.behrendt@scouting.org.

Merit Badge work is the responsibility of the Scouts, NOT the Parents. SCOUTS should be the ones emailing/calling with questions regarding Merit Badge work. Emails and Phone calls from parents will not be answered. All Scouts should CC. a parent or Unit leader in all emails.

Wait-list Information - Once a session is full, those interested in being added to the wait list for a specific session please email mimi.bauer@scouting.org with the following: Scout Name, session, and phone number.

A session with a slash(/) in the title means that the participants will work on both Merit Badges within the day. There is no guarantee that they will be completed and in most cases requirements from both merit badges are taught intertwined through the day. Not necessarily one at a time.

Session Dates

Summer

Click here to register for: Week 1 -July 8-12 

July 8 July 9 July 10 July 11 July 12
Crime Prevention/ Fingerprinting Signs, Signals & Codes Emergency Preparedness First Aid Fire Safety
Personal Management Basketry/ Indian Lore Environmental Science Sustainability Art/Photography
Mammal Study/ Fish & Wildlife Management Leatherwork Communications/ Public Speaking Citizenship in the Nation/ American Heritage Citizenship in the Community/ Citizenship in the World
      Climbing  

 

Click here to register for: Week 2 - July 15-19

July 15 July 16 July 17 July 18 July 19
Basketry/ Indian Lore TBD Geology Crime Prevention/ Fingerprinting Wood Carving
TBD Citizenship in the Nation/ American Heritage Emergency Preparedness First Aid TBD
Mammal Study/ Fish & Wildlife Management Citizenship in the Community/ Citizenship in the World Communications/ Public Speaking Signs, Signals & Codes Personal Management

Click here to register for: Week 3 - July 22-26

July 22 July 23 July 24 July 25 July 26
Communications/ Public Speaking Climbing Chess Basketry/ Indian Lore Crime Prevention/ Fingerprinting
Citizenship in the Nation/ American Heritage Citizenship in the Community/ Citizenship in the World Art/Photography First Aid Personal Management
Leatherwork Citizenship in the Nation/ American Heritage Chemistry Communications/ Public Speaking Game Design

Session Full. Session Almost Full. 

 

Fall - November 25-27, 2019

Winter - Week 1 - TBD - Likely Dec 23-27, excluding Christmas Day.

Winter - Week 2 - TBD - Likely Dec 30 - Jan 3, excluding New Years Day.

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.

 

 


Exploration Camp Staff Information

We are in need of hourly program staff during summer weekdays 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, Michelle Behrendt to set up an interview.

Exploration Camp
c/o Michelle Behrendt
1001 Davis St
San Leandro, CA 94577

michelle.behrendt@scouting.org

 

 

 

 


****Scouts BSA members - Due to the use of Merit Badge curriculum, current registered Scouts BSA members will have the opportunity to work on completing Merit Badge requirements for the Explorations they undertake.  Merit Badge subjects can be challenging, lengthy, and technical, therefore it is not guaranteed that Scouts will complete all the requirements for a selected Merit Badge in one day.

Information about requirements not being covered as well as prerequisite needs for each session will be included in the registraton and posted here as it becomes available.

EXPLORATION CAMP PARTIAL’S INFORMATION

This may not be a complete list. Requirements covers may change depending on the group and how the session progresses through the day.

***Completion and Partial's Information is subject to change.

Art/Photography

American Heritage

-Req. 2 may need to be completed on own

-Req. 3c must be done on own.

-Req. 4 may need to be completed on own.

-Req. 5 may need to be completed on own.

 

Art Merit Badge
-Req. 6 May need to be completed outside of class. 

Photography Merit Badge

-Please bring a camera with you

 

Basketry Merit Badge

-Basketry projects will be started in class but may need to be completed at home, time permitting.


Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge
- Req. 3, 4 or 7

- Req. 5 may not be able to complete in class

- Req. 8 may need to be done on own


Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge
-Must complete Req 2 on own.

-Must complete Req 3 on own.
 

Citizenship in the World Merit Badge
- May need to complete Req. 7 on own.
 

Climbing Merit Badge

-It is suggested the Scouts come to the session having reviewed the following climbing knots, as learning them can be time consuming and cut into climbing time: figure eight on a bight, figure eight follow through, safety knot, double fisherman’s knot and the water knot (tied with webbing.)

- Climbing can be very difficult and time consuming. It is not guaranteed that each Scout will complete all climbs, rappels and belays in the allowed. Climbing requirements can be completed at various summer camps with

 

Communication/Public Speaking

Communication Merit Badge
-Req. 4, 5, 7, and 8 must be completed on own.

-Req 6 may need to be completed outside of class.

Public Speaking Merit Badge
-Req. 4 may need to be completed on own.

Not all speeches may be completed in session, time permitting.

 

Crime Prevention Merit Badge
-Req. 2 must be completed on own.

-Req. 4 – Complete Inspection of neighborhood and checklist survey of your home for discussion during class.

-Req. 5- must be done on own.

-Req. 6 -may need to be done on own.
-Req. 7 – Must be done on own.


Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge
-Req. 1 must be completed on own.
-Req. 2c must be done with family following session.
- Req. 6 may need to be completed on own.
-Req 7a and 7b must be done on own. (7b – Troop mobilization plan)
-Req. 8b must be done on own with family. Must prepare both a personal emergency service (backpack size) pack and larger family kit (suitcase or box).

 

Environmental Science Merit Badge

-Time permitting Req.3e-g may need to be completed on your own.

-Req. 4 must be completed outdoors outside of class.

 

Fire Safety

-Req. 6 survey must be completed at home with adult

-Req. 11 must be completed on own

 

First Aid Merit Badge

It is preferred that Scouts are First Class rank to attend this session having learned the first aid requirements for Req. 1

Req 5a – Bring family first-aid kit to discuss with counselor. 5b must be done on own with unit.

 

Fish & Wildlife Management

-Req. 5 must be completed on own

-Req. 7 must be completed on own


Game Design Merit Badge

This session is lead with the idea of designing board games and card games, etc. NOT Video Game Design.
(NOT PREREQUISITE- CANNOT BE STARTED BEFOREHAND)-Req. 5, 6 and 7 - May be started in class but might need time to finish after the session on own.

 

Leatherwork

-Req. 3 may need to be completed on own

-Req. 4 may need to be completed on own

-Req. 5 may need to be completed on own

 

Mammal Study

-Req. 3 may need to be completed on own

-Req. 4 may need to be completed on own

-Req. 5 may need to be completed on own


Signs, Signals and Codes Merit Badge 
-cannot complete Req. 7 during session. Must be done “On a Troop Outing…”

 

Wood Carving

-Req. 6 may need to be completed on own

-Req. 7 may need to be completed on own

 

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA COUNCIL
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

1001 Davis Street
San Leandro, CA 94577-1514

phone: (510) 577-9000

Hours of Operation:
9:00am - 5:00pm (Mon - Fri) 
 

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA COUNCIL
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

1001 Davis Street
San Leandro, CA 94577-1514

phone: (510) 577-9000

Hours of Operation:
9:00am - 5:00pm (Mon - Fri)