Camp Exploration

Summer: California Cruzin' Overnight Camp

>> With our many magnificent camp considerations, we only schedule some of them for any given summer. Please, though, do contact us to express your interest in a particular program that does not seem to be scheduled as you would like.

The California Cruzin' is especially for the child who wants to get away for a week and camp out near the beach enjoying the ocean and more. Campers will get to enjoy cruising up and down the coast of California.

We may enjoy various beaches – swimming, boogie boarding, building sand castles, playing soccer, football, frisbee, etc. We may hike and explore some in Big Sur, the redwoods, and other natural areas. We may visit Gilroy the Garlic Capital, Castroville the Artichoke Capital, the Martinellis Sparkling Cider Factory, the bizarre and unusual Mystery Spot, etc. We may play night-time miniature golf at Neptune’s Net and ride some rides at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. Star gazing can be enjoyed at night. We will have brought portable foosball, ping pong, board games, cards, etc. to enjoy a little relaxing at our tent site.

We will make some of our healthy, conscious meals at our tent site and others we will make on our expeditions in nature. We may enjoy roasting marshmallows, making smores, and snacking on a multitude of healthy, conscious goodies. For those of us who like to eat and like to eat well, we will always have plenty of good choices available.

We may tell some stories in our tents or by the fire - positive, uplifting, inspirational stories - not ghost stories! We do not believe in telling stories that are designed to scare and create insecurity. Camp Exploration has always been focused on nothing but the most positive of values. We are especially focused on helping campers build their self-esteem, their positive relations with others, and their understanding of their important role in the world. Even with the songs we sing – at the campsite, in the van, and sometimes even in any random place we are – we are conscious of the lyrics and messages. No matter where we are and what we are doing, Camp Exploration is fully focused on helping our campers grow to become more conscious and caring human beings.

The California Cruzin’ will be a wonderful week away for the child who enjoys the beach and wants to explore the coast of California.