Camp Guadalupe

Why should fun and learning stop during Summer?

Camp Guadalupe is a drop-in camp that provides participants with an educational, affordable, and engaging way to enjoy Summer months.


Program Description

Camp Guadalupe is a summer twist on our weekly educational drop-in offerings. Each program is deliberately designed to support the development of our students. Programs take place outside, weather permitting, and we use natural phenomena to drive student learning.


What makes Camp Guadalupe special?


Science & Scientific Skill Refinement

There will be at least one age-appropriate science activity per class while practicing important skills such as making authentic observations, collecting data, sharing evidence, etc.


Outdoor Classrooms

Depending on the lesson, the Heritage Rose Garden, Historic Orchard, Guadalupe River, Guadalupe River Trails, GRPC backyard classroom, and Rotary PlayGarden are used as outdoor labs for students to apply and deepen learning. Includes nature walks, wildlife observation and behavioral studies, etc.


Exclusivity & Flexibility

Each lesson is carefully designed by a GRPC educator ensuring your child will have a unique experience each time. Also, you can select and choose which programs you would like to participate in, so no need to cancel summer plans!


Interpersonal Learning & Free Play

Educators allow time for self-guided play because we recognize it is vital for cognitive and physical development (plus, it’s fun!). Through interacting with other participants and our trained guides your child will develop skills such as perspective taking, empathy for those around them, self-reflection, etc.



Learn how to prepare for Camp Guadalupe at this link.



Classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday beginning June 11 and ending August 15
*Themes change weekly. Tuesday and Thursday will be unique with different activities each day.


9:30 AM – 1:30 PM


Guadalupe River Park & Gardens Visitor and Education Center, 438 Coleman Ave., San Jose, CA 95110


Students ages 5 – 12

Fun fact for parents: There are two GRPC educators per class who will shift curricula so that it is developmentally appropriate for each student.


Class dues are $40 per student per class for Friends of GRPC ($50/year donation) or $50 per student per class for non-members.

Other Important Information

Families need to pack a snack and lunch for their child. This is a drop-off program; lessons will change each class and will be held outdoors, weather permitting.



Session Themes

Themes change weekly. Tuesday and Thursday will be unique with different activities each day carefully crafted by one of our knowledgeable environmental educators. If the same activity is repeated during summer, it is create a more holistic approach to the content by seeing it applied in different ways.





6/18 & 6/20







7/16 & 7/18



7/23 & 7/25



7/30 & 8/1

Trees & Plants


8/6 & 8/8

Planes & Flight


8/13 & 8/15

Arthropods & Arachnids


Camp Guadalupe Sign-up Form


Sign Up Today! To add more than one class, fill out the form below for the first class and click “Sign Up.” You will be taken to the cart page, where you can click “Continue Shopping” to come back here and add more classes. You can also sign up for the whole series! Please note: if fewer than two students are signed up 24 hours before camp, that session will be cancelled.

Please indicate the number of students and select the class(es) you’d like them to attend. Response required.
Please write the names and ages of attendees. Response required.
I, the undersigned, do hereby give my full consent for the above-named person(s) to participate in Guadalupe River Park Conservancy’s Camp Guadalupe Summer Program. I agree to hold harmless the City of San Jose and the Guadalupe River Park Conservancy and the officers, employees, volunteers and agents should any accident occur requiring medical care above-named person(s). I give full consent to the providing of such care by a licensed physician. Further, I hereby grant full permission for any and all foregoing use of photographs, videotape, motion pictures, recordings, and any other records of these events for education and public relation purposes. I have also read and understand the cancellation and refund policy should I need to cancel my registration for any class in the Camp Guadalupe Program. Response required.
I am aware that this is a drop-off program. Response required.
I am aware that I need to pack a snack and lunch for my child. Response required.
Questions/Comments — Use the field below to leave any questions or comments you may have.

Please provide the following additional information.

Emergency Contact Name and Phone Number
Allergies, Medications, or Special Needs
Primary Care Physician Name and Phone Number


Cancellation & Refund Policy

GRPC cancellation policies are based on our investment in staff, course planning, as well as materials and equipment purchases before your course. We cannot recover our expenses if you cancel. Short-notice cancellations often prevent others from attending. Nevertheless, we understand that the needs of families may change during the year.


Program Refunds: All refunds and changes are subject to a $5 processing fee per program. There are no refunds, credits, cancellations, or changes less than two weeks prior to the start of the program. A full refund will be given for any program cancelled by GRPC. No refunds will be issued once a program begins.

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