Summer Day Camp

For children entering 2nd - 7th grades


Updated 10/5/23 - Per the Santa Clara County Office of Education and the California Department of Public Health, all participants of Walden West Outdoor School and Summer Programs are recommended to be vaccinated for COVID-19. 

As of September 22, 2023 here are the updated recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Our traditional, old fashioned summer day camp returns this year! The summer day camp program focuses on the natural relationship between our own interactions and how they affect the surrounding world. We emphasize positivity, creativity and fun within the large community of campers working together and building life-long memories and friendships.

In small trail groups campers discover Walden West’s natural beauty, its creeks, redwood forest, nature trails, pond, and garden. Activities include hiking, archery, arts and crafts, games, gardening, sports, singing, nature study, and the reopening of the pool! We’re also excited to reopen the C.O.R.E. (climbing wall and challenge course) as part of the day camp program that builds self-confidence, physical coordination, and the spirit of teamwork.

There will be a BBQ dinner, campfire, night hike, and sleepover for all participants on Thursday evening. Thursday dinner, Friday breakfast and lunch are included in registration.

Update 2/2/24: Due to scheduling changes, we are temporarily holding off on having the 4-day Day Camp program June 17-21. We apologize for any inconvenience. If this changes, we'll have the update here and in the information packet, and we will re-link the session below.

Click HERE for the Walden West Song Book!

Summer 2024 dates. Links will take you to Ultra Camp to login and register.

Session registrations close at 7:00am on the Wednesday morning prior the session start date.

Frequently Asked Questions (updated 1/19/2024)


Do I need to make a new account if my kids attended last summer?

I am a new user to Ultra Camp. How do I create an account and profile for my child?

How do I register my child for a session? (after creating an account and your child's profile)

What if I forgot my username and password?

What paperwork do I need to complete?

What happens when it says the person is too old for the session?

Why can’t I see the right session to Register for?

Why is a session ineligible?

Why is the reason for being ineligible not displaying?

Is there a deposit or payment plan?

What if I didn’t receive my confirmation email after check-out?

Is there a cancellation policy?

Are there scholarships available? - Updated 2/7/23

Can I register my child for more than one week?


What is included in registration?

Who needs to be vaccinated for COVID-19 at Walden West?

Is there a face mask policy?

Is there anything for teenagers?

Is there anything for families?

Will my kids be in the same day camp group with their friends?

How do you divide the campers into groups?

Can both of my kids be in the same day camp group even though they are in different grade levels?

Who uses the ropes course and climbing wall?

Is there a bus?

Is there an early drop-off or late pick-up?

I have kids in multiple programs during one week. How does that work with the overnights?