Welcome To Summer Camp 

This program is offered at Donald Rheem Elementary School located at 90 Laird Drive, Moraga.

Adventure Day Camp is a traditional summer camp experience that centers on the bonding and memories that are formed with fellow campers and our amazing staff.  We promote group unity and hope to create an atmosphere where campers feel a sense of "family" within these groups and within the camp as a whole. Our program is fairly structured for weeks 1 & 2 of each session. During this time, campers will be offered the opportunity to participate in all of their available activities. It's during week 3 that we offer all of our activities as CHOICE OPTIONS during each afternoon. At this point of the session our campers know what they love so now it is time go explore!  Please note that due to Covid restrictions, choice programming may not be available. 

Please click on each photo box to read more details about our activities

Our main goal for all of the sports and games activities is to have fun. We promote participation from everyone and instill the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship throughout. We teach basic skills in all activities and work towards  understanding of how each activity is played.

 

  • Soccer and other field sports

  • Basketball and other Blacktop games

  • Tennis

  • Tag Games

  • Relay Races

  • Diamond sports

Soccer Time! All Ages
Soccer Time! All Ages

Clubhouse Time!
Clubhouse Time!

Fun, games of skill like air hockey, board games, blocks, legos, and more give our campers a break from the summer heat.

Parachute Games
Parachute Games

Soccer Time! All Ages
Soccer Time! All Ages

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Horseback Riding & Exploring Nature

Miniature Horses
Miniature Horses

Our Prek-2nd graders start off learning horse basics with our Mini Horses. During week 3 they can then choose to experience our Arabian size horses.

Horseback Riding
Horseback Riding

3rd - 9th graders can choose to learn horseback riding basics 2-3 times during each session

That's more my size!
That's more my size!

Miniature Horses
Miniature Horses

Our Prek-2nd graders start off learning horse basics with our Mini Horses. During week 3 they can then choose to experience our Arabian size horses.

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Horseback riding is certainly a camper favorite here at ADC!  Campers entering

3rd - 9th grade will be offered  Horseback Riding twice throughout the session.   Campers entering PreK - 2nd grade will experience our amazing Miniature Horses 1 time during session.  Lessons are taught as a basic introduction to Horseback Riding and no experience is necessary.

 

We love our campers to experience the wonder and beauty of the outdoors. Throughout each sessions there are countless opportunities to join our Nature Club, Gardening Club, or to create wonderful Nature themed art projects. 

 

  • Horseback riding lessons with our Arabian and Minature horse - 

  • ​Gardening

  • Nature Hike

  • Nature Crafts

Extreme & New

Archery
Archery

This highly supervised activity is taught by our archery specialist. Archery teaches the children coordination and concentration. Archery is taught to all ages with appropriate equipment designed for each age group and their individual needs. Archery is offered to all campers several times a week.

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Archery
Archery

This highly supervised activity is taught by our archery specialist. Archery teaches the children coordination and concentration. Archery is taught to all ages with appropriate equipment designed for each age group and their individual needs. Archery is offered to all campers several times a week.

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Most campers are experiencing these activities for the first time and all campers can move at their own comfortable pace when exploring them. All of these activities are scheduled as Group Activities during weeks 1 & 2, and are offered as Choice optins during week 3.

 

  • Archery - All ages

  • Skateboarding  / Scootering - All ages

  • Mt. Biking / Beginner Riding - All ages

  • Big Wheels & other PEDAL fun - PreK-2nd

  • 30 Ft. Rockwall - All Ages

  • Slackline - All ages

Swimming &

Water Play

Free Swim
Free Swim

Campers will have free swim 2-4 days a week. Prek - 2nd graders participate in free swim exclusively at The Seven Hills pool, while 3rd - 9th graders will also swim at Clarke Pool in Heather Farms.

Free  Swim at Clarke Pool
Free Swim at Clarke Pool

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Free Swim
Free Swim

Campers will have free swim 2-4 days a week. Prek - 2nd graders participate in free swim exclusively at The Seven Hills pool, while 3rd - 9th graders will also swim at Clarke Pool in Heather Farms.

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Our campers love to swim and we welcome all levels from Non Swimmers to Advanced levels. Most weeks, campers will be in the pool at least once a week for a 45 minute block.  Some weeks campers will have additional swim days added to their schedule.  All swimming is fully supervised by Red Cross Certified Lifeguards and our Camp Counselors are  positioned in and around the pools  for additional supervision.

In addition to visiting the pool, we have a lively Water Play area which consist of water balloon, sprinklers, water blasters, and a giant blow up water slide. 

Free Swim is at Clarke  or Larkey Pool  in Walnut Creek

Art, Music, Drama, & Special Event Days

The Adventure Day Camp program offers amazing activities, performances, and projects that bring out the artistic side of our campers. Join us for our Lip Sync performance, Staff Follies, Talent Show, and Camp Play. Bring your cameras!

Talent Show
Talent Show

We have many opportunities to show your talent on stage. Parents are welcome to join us for all of the performances.

Art & Crafts
Art & Crafts

Projects are age appropriate and designed for all abilities and interest. They range from painting, clay work, weaving, candle making, tye-dye, and mosaic tile work.

Arts & Crafts
Arts & Crafts

Talent Show
Talent Show

We have many opportunities to show your talent on stage. Parents are welcome to join us for all of the performances.

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  • Arts and Crafts - All ages

  • Drama and Performaning Arts - All ages

  • Music- All ages

  • Weekly Dress-Up Days - All Ages

Boating

Kayking
Kayking

Instruction available for 3rd - 9th graders, several times throughout the session

Our O'Day Sailboat
Our O'Day Sailboat

Sailing instruction is available for 3rd - 9th graders, several times throughout the session.

STROKE!
STROKE!

Kayking
Kayking

Instruction available for 3rd - 9th graders, several times throughout the session

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Throughout the session, campers will have the opportunity to visit the San Pablo Reservoir in Orinda to participate in our Boating program. Additionally increased instruction in Sailing and Kayaking is available to campers entering 3rd – 9th grade during our Activity Choice times.

 

  • Sailing - 3rd - 9th graders

  • Kayaking - 3rd - 9th graders

  • Canoeing - All ages

  • Pontoon Boat Ride - All ages

Overnight Campout

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This program may not be available due to Covid restrictions.

 

On the 2nd Thursday / Friday of each Session, Adventure Day Camp will embark on our Overnight Camping Trip, held in Bort Meadows Group Site within Anthony Chabot Park.  

 

We depart at 1:00 pm on Thursday and return back to The Seven Hills School on Friday at 11:30 am.  Before arriving at Bort Meadows, our Prek – 2nd graders will visit the Steam Trains in Tilden Park while the rest of our campers visit Lake Temescal in Oakland.  Although we encourage all campers to attend, we do recognize this might be a difficult decision for some campers and parents. If you feel your child is not yet ready for this amazing event, we do offer the option to pick up your child after dinner or during our campfire. 

 

Please note: This is the only program available for Thursday afternoon and Friday morning of week 2. If your child does not attend the campout in any capacity, they must be picked up by 12:00 pm on Thursday and they may be dropped off again after 11:30 am on Friday. There is an additional cost for this event.

More information will be emailed during week 1 of your child’s session.   

Building & Science

Our campers love to build, be creative, and learn "how" and "why" something works.  We offer a large variety of projects and activities to satisfy this passion.

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  • Science Club each Wednesday morning - All ages

  • ​Woodworking - All ages

  • Fort Building - All Ages

  • Keva Block Building - All Ages

  • Model Boat Races - All Ages