Camp Guadalupe

Why should fun and learning stop during Summer?

Thank you to everyone who helped make Camp Guadalupe Summer 2021 a success! See below for details for Summer 2022!

What makes Camp Guadalupe special?

Camp Guadalupe is a drop-in camp that provides participants with an educational, affordable, and engaging way to enjoy Summer months.

Science & Scientific Skill Refinement
There will be at least one age-appropriate science activity per class while practicing important skills such as making authentic observations, collecting data, sharing evidence, etc.

Outdoor Classrooms
Depending on the lesson, the Heritage Rose Garden, Historic Orchard, Guadalupe River, Guadalupe River Trails, GRPC backyard classroom, and Rotary PlayGarden are used as outdoor labs for students to apply and deepen learning. Includes nature walks, wildlife observation and behavioral studies, etc.

Uniqueness & Flexibility
Each lesson is carefully designed by a GRPC educator, ensuring your child will have a unique experience each time. You can also select which programs you would like to participate in, so no need to cancel summer plans!

Interpersonal Learning & Free Play
Educators allow time for self-guided play because we recognize it is vital for cognitive and physical development (plus, it’s fun!). Through interacting with other participants and our trained guides your child will develop skills such as perspective taking, empathy for those around them, self-reflection, etc..

 

How we are offering Camp Guadalupe safely in-person for Summer 2022?
– Campers will be in stable groups with the same instructors each week.
– Staggered, contactless sign in to prevent congregating.
– Campers and staff are encouraged to wear masks.
– As usual, camp will be held outside and social distancing will be encouraged.
– Campers will have individual supplies to avoid sharing materials.
– Each session will start with reminders of how to stay safe and healthy.
– Sanitation materials will be readily available.
– Snack breaks will take place outside to allow for social distancing.
– We will require staff and families to perform health self-assessments and stay home if feeling unwell.

Summer 2022 Details

When
Classes are held on Monday through Friday (except for the week of 7/4) beginning June 13 and ending August 12.

*Themes change weekly. Each day of camp will be unique with different activities related to the weekly theme.

Time
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Location
Guadalupe River Park & Gardens Visitor and Education Center, 438 Coleman Ave., San Jose, CA 95110

Age
Students ages 7 – 11

Other Important Information
Families need to pack a lunch for their child. A snack will be given by the GRPC the second half of the camp day. This is a drop-off program; lessons will change each class and will be held outdoors, except in the case of unusually inclement weather.

Cost:

Item

Member Price    

Non-Member Price

Early Bird – Full 5-day Week Camp

Available until 4/15/22

$200.00

 

$225.00

 


Early Bird – Full Summer (all sessions)

* 1 week free!

Available until 4/15/22

$1,600.00

 

 

$1,800.00

 

 


Full 5-day Week Camp

$225.00

$250.00


Holiday 3 day camp week: 7/6 – 7/9

$150.00

$160.00


Full Summer (all sessions)

* 1 week free!

$1,800

 

$2,000

 

Cancellation & Refund Policy

GRPC cancellation policies are based on our investment in staff, course planning, as well as materials and equipment purchases before your course. We have changed our refund policy this year, please read it carefully.

Time & Amount Refundable
2 weeks before scheduled camp begins: 75% refund
1-2 weeks before scheduled camp begins: 50% refund
Less than 7 days before scheduled start: no refunds available

Note:
– If required to do so, we will transition immediately to a virtual camp model. This will have the same hours and content, and a similar structure as in person camp. We offered Camp Guadalupe in a virtual format in 2020 and are confident that it meets our standard of excellence!
– Covid-19 restrictions are a known risk at this juncture and will not constitute a reason for exceptions to our refund and cancellation policy described above.
– If spaces are available, you may reschedule your camper for a later week of camp for a $30 processing fee.

For all inquiries, including payment plan options and scholarship waitlist inquiries, email summercamp@grpg.org

Payment Assistance

 

If you are interested in a payment plan or the scholarship waitlist, please contact us at summercamp@grpg.org.

  • Payment Plans: Payment plans can potentially be arranged. This would allow payments to be made in smaller increments over time.
  • Scholarships: We currently have a scholarship waitlist. Scholarships would allow children to attend camp for a reduced price or completely free.

Puede ayudar en español también. Si tiene interés en un plan de pago o lista de espera, por favor, llame o envíe un mensaje a Denae a denae@grpg.org o (408) 298-7657 ext. 134.

2022 Session Themes

Themes change weekly. Each day of camp will be unique with different activities related to the weekly theme. Our lesson plans are carefully crafted by our knowledgeable environmental educators. If the same activity is repeated during summer, it is to create a more holistic approach to the content by seeing it applied in different ways.

DATES & THEMES

6/13 – 6/17: Egg-celent Animals (Herpetology)

6/20 – 6/24: Do You Know the Way… (Cartography)

6/27 – 7/1: Small but Mighty (Microbiology)

7/6 – 7/8: The Element of Surprise (Chemistry)

7/11 – 7/15: Fun with Forces 1 (Physics)

7/18 – 7/22: Hap-pea and Healthy (Health & Wellness)

7/25 – 7/29: Best Bug Buddies (Arthropods & Macroinvertebrates)

8/1 – 8/5: Fun with Forces 2 (Physics)

8/8 – 8/12: The Best Laid Plants (Botany)

From a Former Instructor

 

“The past two years as an instructor for Camp Guadalupe has been an incredibly rewarding experience. There is something special about Camp Guadalupe that allows campers to develop a curiosity of the sciences, deepen their connection to the Guadalupe River Park community, and build confidence to solve problems. In the comfortable atmosphere of camp, I’ve seen many campers and friendships blossom and grow! I’ve seen campers’ curiosity pique about the natural world around them. Beyond that, many instructors like myself have been positively impacted by the experience and the campers. Camp Guadalupe and every interaction I had with the campers taught me new ways of looking at things and ways I can continue improving and learning as an instructor.”