Learning shouldn't stop when the bell rings...
Camp Phoenix offers low-income Bay Area rising 6-8th graders with joyful learning and leadership experience in the outdoors, run by seasoned educators, camp counselors, dedicated community members, chefs, and college students.
Over the course of the program, Camp Phoenix tackles three questions tied to personal growth and leadership. The first week we ask: "who are we?", and consider how our community, cabin, school, family, city, environment, and world, is better when we work together. The second week we ask: "who am I", identifying our unique values that make us prepared to be leaders and achievers. And finally, we ask: "who will I become, and how will I get there?", setting a clear vision for who we want to be and how we will become change agents within our communities.
We provide a safe, "learn-by-doing" space to explore these themes in our one-of-a-kind program, where campers launch rockets, collect data while observing banana slugs, read novels under redwood trees, relay-race, solo-hike, explore nearby farms, and sleep under the stars. Learn more about our unique values and approach below:
THE CAMP PHOENIX SUMMER PROGRAM | SAN GREGORIO, CA
Our three-week, overnight immersion program in San Gregorio, CA focuses on three core components: 1) Math, science and reading comprehension, 2) Character building and social-emotional development, and 3) Outdoor experiences. Over 90% of our campers meet their growth goals in math, reading, and social-emotional development.
A DAY IN THE LIFE AT CAMP PHOENIX:
Watch our 2016 summer video below:
Year-round Excursion Program | THROUGHOUT BAY AREA
Camp Phoenix provides its campers with year-round excursions, enrichment, and support. These excursions align with our campers’ individual social-emotional and leadership goals, and carry forward learning and progress achieved at camp.