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The Recreation Department of the City of Palo Alto offers a variety of in-person, hands-on programming. We're ecstatic to bring back some of our most popular camp elements, such as overnight camps and Field Trips for certain Mitchell Park Camps. Weekly themes are available at all of our camps.

Camp Coordinators:
Leila Benest - Leila.Benest@CityofPaloAlto.org
Tahlia Fehl - Tahlia.Fehl@CityofPaloAlto.org

 

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Camp Palo Alto

Age: 3y - 4y

Introduce your preschoolers to Summer Camps! Preschoolers will enjoy camp crafts, silly songs, and local adventures. Camp Palo Alto for Preschoolers features age-appropriate non-contact activities and games, water play at the Mitchell Park Splash Pad and many more! No camp on July 4, 2022

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Mitchell Park Fun Camp

Age: 5y - 7y

This camp features age-appropriate activities such as non-contact outdoor games, local adventures, scavenger hunts, and cool crafts. Campers need to be picked up everyday at the given time. Drop off and pick up location is at Mitchell Park located at 3700 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto. No camp on July 4, 2022

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Mitchell Park Day Camp

Age: 8y - 10y

Day Camp features age-appropriate activities such as outdoor games, local adventures, scavenger hunts, cool crafts, and many more. Unfortunately, this summer, the overnight, and other night activities are not included. Campers need to be picked up every day at the given time. Drop off and pick-up location is at the Mitchell Park Community Center located at 3700 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA. This camp includes a fieldtrip! No camp on Monday, July 4, 2022

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Mitchell Park Adventure Camp

Age: 11y - 13y

Adventure is built on the same tried and true principles as our Fun and Day Camps but developed specifically for middle school-aged youth. This will include more sophisticated non-contact games and activities and weekly challenges and adventures with the Adventure Camp Staff. Drop off and pick-up location is at the Mitchell Park Community Center located at 3700 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA. This camp includes a fieldtrip. No camp on Monday, July 4, 2022

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Foothills Fun Camp

Age: 5y - 7y

This camp features age-appropriate activities such as non-contact outdoor games, nature hikes, and cool crafts. Campers need to be picked up everyday at the given time. Drop off and pick up location is at Foothills Park located at 3300 Page Mill Rd, Los Altos Hills, CA. Bus transportation to the Foothills Park is not available this summer. No camp on July 4, 2022

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Foothills Day Camp

Age: 8y - 10y

Day Camp features age-appropriate activities such as outdoor games, nature hikes, cool crafts, and many more. Additionally, campers will spend the second Thursday of each session sleeping under a blanket of stars at Camp Towle for the ultimate ‘campout’ experience. Night activities include a delicious BBQ, animated storytelling around the campfire, a thrilling night hike, and more. Campers need to be picked up every day at the given time. Drop off and pick-up location is at Foothills Park located at 3300 Page Mill Rd, Los Altos Hills, CA. Bus transportation to Foothills Park is not available this summer. No Camp on Monday, July 4, 2022

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Foothills Adventure Camp

Age: 11y - 13y

Adventure is built on the same tried and true principles as our Foothills Fun and Day Camps but developed specifically for middle school-aged youth. Longer hikes, more sophisticated non-contact games and activities, and weekly challenges with the Foothills Camp Staff. An overnight on the first Thursday of the session is a must, but Foothills Adventure takes campfires and night games to the next level.  Campers need to be picked up every day at the given time. Drop off and pick-up location is at Foothills Park located at 3300 Page Mill Rd, Los Altos Hills, CA. Bus transportation to Foothills Park is not available this summer. No camp on Monday, July 4, 2022

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Make X Summer Camp

Age: 12y - 14y

Design and create your very own project while learning how to use dozens of tools and materials! Everything from laser cutters to 3D printers to soldering irons to painting supplies will be available for use in whatever project a student chooses. Each session, students will have a few options of projects to choose from and spend the remaining time at camp developing and creating their project. Mentors will aid in project-building, and encourage students to learn as they go while offering their expertise and knowledge where applicable. In this hands-on environment, students will pick up the skills they need to learn through the making process. 

Summer Camp Information

Camp Locations: 

Foothills Nature Preserve 

3300 Page Mill Rd., 

Los Altos Hills, Ca 

Mitchell Park Community Center 

3700 Middlefield Rd., 

Palo Alto, Ca