enjoy a truly amazing experience at these camps


OVY Summer Camp

Would you like to go back to the camp where Vida Verde is located, but in the summertime, and for 6 whole days? You can! You can meet kids from all over the Bay Area, and have tons of fun doing all sorts of activities each day. And the great news is that the camp only costs $25!!


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Mosaic Project

If you’d like to get your class to go to an amazing 5 day camp that focuses on diversity, peace, acceptance, and leadership, you should definitely go to this website to learn about the Mosaic Project. If you’re a teenager, the Mosaic Project has some very cool leadership opportunities and jobs available for you.

Camp Unalayee

If you'd like to take your outdoor adventuring to the next level Camp Unalayee is the place for you!  At Unalayee you get to spend two weeks in the wilderness backpacking and doing lots of other fun activities like sports, rock-climbing, crafts, and campfires - for as little as $100"


Nature to Neighborhoods

If you live in Richmond or Contra Costa County, and you’d like a chance to go to summer camp, you should check out this website. In partnership with nature, YES nurtures leaders who champion the wellbeing of our community.

Other Programs & Places

Every Kid In A Park

Hey fourth graders! See America’s natural wonders and historic sites for free. You and your family get free access to hundreds of parks, lands, and waters for an entire year. Learn more about how the Every Kid in a Park initiative that made this possible.

Discover & Go

A first of its kind, Discover & Go provides access to museum free and discounted passes, such as the Asian Art Museum, that can be printed online rather than traditional physical passes that must be picked up and returned to the library. As a Library card holder, you have access to numerous museums and cultural institutions throughout the Bay Area.

Destiny Arts

Destiny Arts is a program in Oakland that promotes peaceful solutions to conflict and violence through the physical practice and artistic expression of martial arts, dance, and youth leadership experiences.

Coyote Point Museum

This is a fascinating museum in San Mateo where you can learn about some of the same things you learn about at Vida Verde. It has over 150 live animals indigenous to the Bay Area; a Bird Aviary containing a brook, native plants, and more than four-dozen indigenous species of birds; and much, much more!


Girls Inc.

“Inspiring all girls to be STRONG, SMART, and BOLD”. If you are a girl who wants to get involved in some fun and important after-school, weekend, and summer activities, check out these websites. You can join other girls your age in classes on leadership, technology, nutrition, dance, math and science, and much more!

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Oakland Museum of CA

The Oakland Museum of California brings together collections of art, history, and natural science under one roof to tell the extraordinary stories of California and its people. With more than 1.8 million objects, OMCA is a leading cultural institution of the Bay Area and a resource for the research and understanding of California’s dynamic cultural and environmental heritage. 

City of Dreams

Do you live in Hunter’s Point, Hunter’s View, Sunnydale, Oakdale, or Alice Griffith in San Francisco? Would you like to meet an adult who can help you learn to solve problems, overcome fears, try new things, explore your creativity, and have a lot of fun? City of Dreams can help you find a mentor and give you fun opportunities in: challenge ropes courses, camping, museum visits, golfing, sailing, organic farming, skiing, and rock climbing! 

Outdoor Youth Connection

What if you had an opportunity to learn the skills and techniques to take people on an awesome outdoor adventure?  What if you could gain these skills, have a great time learning, and take a group out on an outdoor adventure?  What if you could make a difference in your community and the lives of people around you?  What if you could become a leader!?  Find out more at the OYC website! 

Youth Radio

If you are 14-18 years old and are interested in journalism, you should learn more about Youth Radio, located in Oakland. Since 1992, Youth Radio has served thousands of teenagers by providing free, after-school training programs in broadcast journalism, radio/web production, engineering and media advocacy, and literacy.

Outdoor Afro

Outdoor Afro has become the nation’s leading, cutting edge network that celebrates and inspires African American connections and leadership in nature. We help people take better care of themselves, our communities, and our planet.

Latino Outdoors

Latino Outdoors is connecting familias and youth with nature, engaging and inspiring Latino leadership, and empowering communities to explore and share their stories in defining the Latino Outdoors identity.