Young Explorers Splashing in the River

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River Camp Young Explorers

Ages:  3 1/2 through entering Kindergarten (must be potty-trained)

Time:  9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Tuesday-Thursday only)

Cost:  $110 (River Parkway Trust members at the $100 annual level or $10 per month Sustaining Members or higher receive a $10 discount per regisration; $5 discount for paying in full at time of registration); discount code must be entered during registration; discounts will not be given retroactively.

Week 1 (June 22-24), Week 2 (June 29-July 1), Week 3 (July 6-8), Week 4 (July 13-15), Week 5 (July 20-22), Week 6 (July 27-29), Week 7 (August 3-5), Week 8 (August 10-12)

Young children thrive with unhurried time in a natural setting. In 2021 the Young Explorer's program will take place at the River Parkway Trust's newest site, Sumner Peck Ranch (located 4 miles north of the River Center, a 5-minute drive) where we'll spend time looking for signs of wildlife, exploring trails, and learning about the plants and animals that make this area their home. Each day your camper will participate in singing, arts and crafts, dramatic play, and other hands-on activities led by our experienced staff of Young Explorers counselors. There will be time for water play and nature walks each day.  Parents and grandparents are welcome to stay and join in the fun. Young Explorers camp is held Tuesday through Thursday mornings.

Click here to register online

Click here for Young Explorers FAQs and COVID-19 specific information.

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Inspire Charter Students: Young Explorers is an Inspire vendor!  To enroll through Inspire you will need to use our regular online registration system and pay the $25 deposit to reserve your child's space at camp.  You will then request your Enrichment Voucher from Inspire for the remaining balance of your registration).  You must submit your Enrichment Voucher to the River Parkway Trust at least 7 days prior to the beginning of your camp session. Once we have received your Enrichment Voucher, we will waive the remainder of the fee on your UltraCamp account.  The $25 deposit will not be reimbursed by Inspire or the River Parkway Trust.  If your child is an Inspire student and you have questions, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Young Explorers Scholarships: Scholarship applications can be accessed through the UltraCamp website during the normal registration process.  On the options page, please indicate that you would like to apply for a scholarship.  You will automatically be taken to the scholarship application form.  All applicants must register online and pay the deposit to reserve that camper's space.  The majority of awarded scholarships are partial, ranging from $25-$85 of the $110 fee.  If you are awarded a full scholarship, the deposit will be refunded to you.  If you are registering using a physical registration form, you may apply for a scholarship with a physical scholarship form.  All applications are due May 25th, 2021 (extended deadline).

Sponsor River Camp: Contact Bryna De Fede, Development Associate 559-248-8480x216 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

CLICK HERE for the River Camp 2021 Sponsorship Packet.