We always have a blast at camp! Here are a few frequent questions parents have had about Bay Area Kids Camp.
We will follow the CDC recommendations (updated 2023)
We meet at the playground parking lot, play at the playground for a bit, and then head out on our field trip for the day.
The group sizes are up to 12 children with 2 camp leaders.
We drive with the windows open as much as possible and everyone wears a mask in the van.
California law requires that children 8yo and under be transported in an appropriate safety seat. Please provide a seat for each child that will need one.
Your child will need a head-to-toe change of clothes (including shoes), a towel, a swimsuit/shorts, a jacket, and a booster/car seat if needed.
Children should bring a lunch, and a reusable water bottle. **Please no peanuts or peanut butter. We also ask that you please don't pack 'Lunchables'. The children are incredibly active during the day, and often remain hungry when they've had one for lunch.
We will provide snacks and have extra water along.
Bay Area Kids Camp is an electronics-free camp, please leave them at home. This includes Fitbits and Apple Watches, as we tend to find them in the sand.
Please label all of your child's things with their name.
Please apply sunscreen in the morning. We will reapply mid day.
The children usually go wading in the water at the creeks and calm water near the ocean that we visit.
We do NOT let children go in the waves if we go to the ocean.
Please have your child wear their shorts or swim suit under their clothes. This makes it easier so we don't have to change all of the kids into their suits when we get to the beaches and creeks and they don't get their clothes wet. We recommend sending children to camp in good walking shoes that you don't mind if they get wet.
All staff are CPR/First Aid Certified
When it rains we typically go hiking in the woods in the rain to see the different critters that come out. Children can bring an umbrella and need to dress for the weather.
If the rain is really bad we have gone to La Petite Playhouse but typically try to play in the rain.
Our camp is focused on exploring and playing in nature. The goal of this camp is to let children be children, letting them play in nature while learning about their surroundings and the balance in nature.
Each day we take a small group of children, and after meeting up in the morning, we head off to different local state parks, beaches, creeks and farms.
Here are different choices of places we might visit to explore when playing at Cool Coyote Kids Camp.
San Gregorio state beach
Pescadero state beach
Mavericks/Dog Beach (Pillar Point Harbor)
Rancho San Antonio/Deer Hollow and Grandmother Oak tree
The Harley goat farm to look for frogs and see the goats then go to a local beach.
Purisima Park, hike in the redwood trees to play at the creek. Make bow and arrows out of the redwood branches.
Portola Redwood State park, hike in the redwoods to play at the creek. Make fishing poles to catch and release crawdads.
Stulsaft park, play at the playground and hike to play at the creek.
Bean Hollow state beach, great tide pools
Shoup park and Redwood Grove
Hidden Villa, look at the animals and play in the creek.
Coyote Point, play at the playground and beach on the Bay.
Memorial County Park to hike in the old growth redwoods to play at the creek. Make fishing poles to catch and release crawdads.
Huddart park, play games in the meadow and play at the creek.
My helpers are all mature adults that love being out in nature with the children. They have a sense of purpose helping children to be able to play, explore nature, daydream and take a break from our fast pace busy world.
All staff are CPR/First Aid Certified
Please feel free to contact me!