What: Sports, Games, Nature and Adventures with experienced counselors
Where: Based in beautiful Golden Gate Park (Speedway Meadow)
Who: Boys and Girls, ages 5-11*
When: Once or twice a week after school until 5:30 pm
*See our Preschool Programs for similar programs available to preschool-age children
Our after school program is filled with a variety of great outdoor (and occasional indoor) activities. We play sports, hike, climb trees, build dams, visit the police horse stables, tromp through the sand dunes of Ocean Beach, explore Land’s End and Sutro Baths and play games in the woods such as capture the flag. We also venture out on excursions in our popular Big White Van to nearby destinations. And we laugh a lot!
Just a few of the Places We Explore: the trails and terrain of Land’s End; the beaches and fields at Crissy Field; the Marine Mammal Center in Marin; the ducks and turtles of Stow Lake; the sand dunes at Ocean Beach; the Conservatory of Flowers; the beauty of the Botanical Gardens; Fort Funston; and the Presidio.
"I love rolling down the squishy bushes at Land's End!" - Avani, 8
Over the course of a day, children have many different options to get involved in various activities, and they also have opportunities for “self-directed play”. The children create and develop great play-based activities and games that are of their own creation, not ours. At the end of a day at Kids Outdoor Club, your child will have gained confidence through social play and will have been exposed to something new.
Currently, more than 50 families enjoy our after school program each week. Public and private school children attend. These families enjoy a membership that gets them 10% off all of our camps (including summer), trips to Giants games, camping and ski trips and other special adventures. Many of these children have now joined our middle school junior coach program as well.
With a minimum of 5 children, we will pick up the children from their school each week and take them out to Golden Gate Park to enjoy the great outdoors. There they will meet up with children from other schools and new friendships will be formed. Some of the schools we pick up from during the current 2010-2011 school year are Sherman, Peabody, Waldorf, McKinley, New Traditions, Pacific Primary pre-school, French American International and Rosa Parks.
Call our founder, Scott Wilkinson, at 415-407-0813 to determine a day and pick up time that works.