Summer Camp Life & Stories

Explorers Camp, Oakland Summer Camp

What Does Summer Camp Look Like At Chabot?

A Day In The Life

What does a day of camp look like at Chabot? Take a look at our sample schedule for a preview of what a camper can look forward to at Chabot Explorer Camp. This Oakland summer camp takes off June-July, and includes one week sessions!



“Got great feedback from our kids about their experience. Loved the themes, the outdoor/woods component, and the space is fantastic!”

“My daughter really found her passion through the Chabot summer camp. Thank you for inspiring her! She didn’t really have any specific dream but after attending space camp at Chabot, she has a clear dream to be an astronaut!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you to all the staff!”

“LOVED. IT. This camp fed my son’s creative soul!”

“This is the second week of my child’s first summer day camp experience. He had another great week and kept talking about the little monsters/robots he made. We are so glad to find a camp that we can come back to every summer now!”

“My daughter absolutely loved camp and asked if we could sign her up next year. Great camp with great leaders!”


Past Stories and Media

Bay Area Parent

Bay Area Science and Technology Camps

“For camps, museums have the added advantage of facilities from planetariums to labs to hands-on exhibits, as well as staff with expertise in science and education.”


Diablo Magazine

Summer STEM Camps in the East Bay

“Surrounded by parklands, Chabot Space and Science Center offers children plenty of room to get active indoors and out. Inside, the museum’s planetarium, theater, and exhibits are all at the campers’ disposal. Outside, they burn energy at the playground or hike through giant redwoods.”


Across The Universe: Chabot’s Blog

Summer Camp Created an Astronaut in the Making

“After Summer Camp, Emera was increasingly engaged in STEM learning. As she started up in school during the fall, Emera made unique connections between her discoveries at camp and what she learned in the classroom. It had a lasting impact on how she looked at science class.”



HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT our Oakland Summer Camp?

Have a question? Don’t see what you’re looking for? We’re happy to help! Email our Education Programs Coordinator at camps@chabotspace.org.