Wild Things

For  youth entering Kindergarten and 1st grade


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:

Wild Things is an entry level program for young campers which provides a higher ratio of staff and counselors per camper. It is designed to improve socialization skills and independence with a primary focus on providing a safe and fun experience while fostering a love for the outdoors.

Each morning, campers can explore our pond, creek, low ropes course, or hike to Sanborn County Park where our experienced staff lead games and organize hands-on exploration time out in the redwoods. In the afternoons, campers enjoy various choice activities such as crafts, gardening, hiking, nature lab and making an original, practical art project. Campers also have fun during swim time (weather permitting).

This program is being "rebooted" and re-imagined for 2024. All information subject to change. We appreciate your patience, understanding, and excitement!

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

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?