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Camp Shoreline

Camp Shoreline allows 5-11 year-olds to flex their innate curiosity, as well as take part in outdoor activities, that aid their discovery and enjoyment of the science underpinning the nature preserve, within the heart of Silicon Valley, that is Shoreline Lake. Our group of talented and exuberant counselors skilled in a range of water sports and land activities will enthuse the young camper into exploring their active and creative sides.

Mornings are usually spent learning to kayak, canoe, row or cycle the pedalboats. Afternoons will be spent playing games, participating in craft activities, taking a sailboat ride, hiking in the natural surroundings, learning about Shoreline Park, birdwatching in its wildlife sanctuary, or even dropping by the historic Rengstorff House museum for a visit. It’s enough to engage the energies of the liveliest child!

These activities are just a sampling of what’s in store for 5 to 11 year olds who join Camp Shoreline for a week of classic camp! Weekly curriculum and schedules may change based on camp activities and weather. It is a good idea to bring some additional money or snack to carry your camper throughout the day.

Need More Challenge?

And, finally, for campers, minimum 9 years of age, interested in a dedicated windsurf/sail program, Shoreline also offers Windsurfing/Sailing Level I and II camps during the summer as well.

Extras Included: A lunch catered by the American Bistro is included with Camp Shoreline registration. Lunch selections vary by day and include a vegetarian option each day. Also, to avoid surprising parents with previously undisclosed fees at registration, the individual set of materials, as well as surcharges for additional required COVID-19 related precautionary measures, for each camper, are also included with the camp registration price.

To Keep in Mind: The summary of COVID-19 Social Distancing and precautionary measures for Camps is available in a print-friendly format on the Parent FAQ page. Please make sure to read this document, and explain the requirements to your child(ren), so they understand what is expected of them while they attend a Shoreline Lake camp.

Also, campers should be comfortable in the water (ability to swim is not required, life vests are worn at all times while on the water), be able to submerge their heads under water, behave prudently if a capsize occurs, and be in adequate physical shape to engage in the Camp’s activities. If in doubt, please contact your doctor. In addition Campers and/or parents must notify a staff member regarding any medical condition of which the instructor should be made aware. Although you may provide your own, Shoreline does provide PFDs (life vests) and wetsuits.

What To Bring (Outside of COVID-19 Requirements)

Every day Campers should bring a towel, bathing suit and two sets of dry, comfortable clothes (They will get WET – in the morning and again in the afternoon.). In addition, they should also bring a jacket or fleece, lots of sun protection, a bottle of water, and non-skid/non-marking shoes to wear while on the boats (Tennis shoes, aqua socks, or Teva sandals work great!). No flip-flops allowed.

Hats and sunglasses are recommended but not required. If wearing glasses, Campers should bring a lanyard to secure glasses around their head. It is also a good idea to send along some additional money or a snack with your Camper to carry him/her throughout the day, as well as for locker tokens – cost $2 and are recommended for securing valuables.

Important: On the first day of camp, please arrive 15-20 minutes before the start time to register and sign-in

Please Note: Also, parents, no pets, including dogs, may enter the park, even if they are inside a vehicle when dropping off and picking up campers.

Weekend Sessions

Times Ages Price
10:00am-3:00pm 5-11 $545
2021 Dates: 2 Weekends (Saturday-Sunday)
  • Session 2 - September 11, 12, 18, 19

Extended Care is not available for weekend programs.


Want to purchase as a gift? Or, to have a pre-paid option available? Shoreline offers gift cards that can be used any time. Just contact the Boathouse (at or 650.965.7474), and we’ll get you set up