-Exploration Camp

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

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. Youth must be 14 years of age or older to take the Personal Management session.

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. 

Fall Session  - NEW Sessions available!!!

Click here to register for: November 25 - 27, 2019

Nov 25 Nov 26 Nov 27
Citizenship in the Community/ Citizenship in the Word American Heritage/ Citizenship in the Nation Climbing
Communication/ Public Speaking Geology Game Design
Indian Lore/ Basketry First Aid Personal Management
Signs, Signals and Codes Emergency Preparedness Environmental Science

 

Winter Session - Week 1

Click here to register for: Week 1 - December 23 - 27, 2019 excluding December 25

Sat Dec 21 Mon Dec 23 Tues Dec 24 Wed Dec 25 Thurs Dec 26 Fri Dec 27
America Heritage/ Citizenship in the Nation Climbing American Heritage/ Citizenship in the Nation Happy Holidays!!! Communication/ Public Speaking Citizenship in the Community/ Citizenship in the World
Communication/ Public Speaking Mammal Study/ Fish & Wildlife Management Game Design   First Aid Crime Prevention/ Fingerprinting
  Sustainability Emergency Preparedness   Signs, Signals & Codes Personal Management
  Art/Photography Personal Management   Chemistry Environmental Science

 

Winter Session - Week 2

Click here to register for: Week 2 - December 30 - January 3, 2019/2020 excluding January 1

Mon Dec 30 Tues Dec 31 Wed Jan 1 Thurs Jan 2 Fri Jan 3
Citizenship in the Community/ Citizenship in the World American Heritage/ Citizenship in the Nation Happy New Years!!! Communications/ Public Speaking Citizenship in the Community/ Citizenship in the World
Indian Lore/ Basketry Environmental Science   Crime Prevention/ Fingerprinting Personal Management
Leatherwork Game Design   First Aid Signs, Signals and Codes
      Emergency Preparedness  

 

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

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)