Camp Exploration believes, not only in providing a fun, and, of course, safe, summer program for each child, but believes strongly in aiding and guiding the optimal development of the whole child. Wherever we are, and whatever we are doing, constant caring attention is given to the individual child, their interactions with others, and their relationships with the world around them.
Personalized 1:1 attention is provided to help each child grow from where s/he is currently. Group development is ongoing, always with a camper:staff ration of ~4:1. Day camp programs are in groups of 12 campers with 3 staff members; overnight camp programs are in groups of 8 campers with 2 staff members. Staff are mature, responsible, positive role models, and, of course, fun too.
In our daily routine, we also place a strong emphasis on the important role we can take in the world around us. On hiking trips, we help maintain trails as needed, and bring empty trash bags with us, to help remove garbage others carelessly left behind. In Day Camp, we regularly help survey and clean our adopted beach, spend special caring time at our neighboring retirement home, feed the homeless, and, quite simply, seize the opportunities we can, to make positive differences in the world around us.
Discussions often take place to process that which we experience. We are even conscious right down to the healthy, natural, ethical, and especially enjoyable, foods that we serve. It is a joy to watch our campers grow, and to help our campers grow, as individuals, as friends, and as world citizens.
Activities and Features
Accommodating Special Needs Attention Deficit Disorder
Religious Emphasis None
Outdoor Activities General Outdoors Hiking
Performing Arts General Performing Arts Music
Health and Nutrition Vegetarian
Individual Sports General Individual Sports Archery Tennis
Team Sports General Team Sports Baseball Basketball Soccer Softball Volleyball
Water Sports General Water Sports Recreational Swimming
Arts and Crafts General Arts and Crafts
Miscellaneous General Miscellaneous Actvities Color War Environmental Leadership Skills Photography
Other Activities Community Service Emphasis Weekly Amusement Park Trips Weekly Beach Trips Weekly Hiking Trips Weekly Retirement Home Visits Roller Skating Ice Skating - Winter Wonderland (with Man-Made Snow) Little Tokyo Olvera Street Miniature Golf Blueberry Picking Museums End-of- Camp Cruise Etc.
Location & Contact
Camp Address 17003 Ventura Boulevard
Encino CA, 91316 USA
Winter Address 17003 Ventura Boulevard
Encino, CA, 91316 USA