Junior Explorer Camp

Ages 8 to 11


This day camp for elementary school-aged campers is a great way to dip your toes into adventure while exploring Sacramento State’s campus, and making new friends. Summer camp days are filled with a variety of fun outdoor and educational activities including climbing at the Challenge Center, water activities, arts and crafts, games, interactive campus tours and more!

Kids climbing at the Challenge Center at Summer Camp

Your children are sure to receive the attention they deserve with our low counselor-to-participant ratio. Our highly qualified and dedicated staff create a supportive environment for learning, laughs, and fun. Your camper will make new friends, and life-long memories and explore the possibilities at Sacramento State.

Week Dates
Junior Explorer Camp – Week 1 6/12/2023 – 6/16/2023 
Junior Explorer Camp – Week 2 06/19/2023 – 06/23/2023 
Junior Explorer Camp – Week 4 07/10/2023 – 07/14/2023
Junior Explorer Camp – Week 5 07/17/2023 – 07/21/2023 
Junior Explorer Camp – Week 6 07/24/2023 – 07/28/2023 
Junior Explorer Camp – Week 7 07/31/2023 – 08/04/2023 


Sac State Affiliate $450
General Public $495
A Sac State Affiliate is a current Sac State student, staff, or faculty member. Affiliate discounts are not available online at this time.

Enroll Online!

Call (916) 278-6321 to register over the phone

Weekly Camp Activities
  • Climbing at the Challenge Center ropes course
  • Swimming in the campus pool (daily)
  • Climbing at the indoor Rock Wall in The WELL
  • Paddleboarding on the American River
  • Campus Planetarium showing
  • Interactive campus tours & exploring Sac State’s beautiful campus
  • Nature Education
  • Team challenges
  • Crafts
  • Games


As soon as you drop your camper off, they jump straight into activities to get warmed up for the day. Usually, these involve group games to get moving and to get to know one another. Usually, mornings are jam-packed with 2-3 fun activities!

Activities occur throughout the day and are designed to keep campers engaged and interacting with one another. Specific activities and crafts will vary depending on the week.

Meet the staff!

Frequently Asked Questions

When does camp begin/end?

Drop-off for Junior Explorer camp activities begin each morning at 8:00am. Camp activities end each day at 4:45pm.

Drop-off is between 8:00am – 8:15am Pick-up is between 5:00pm – 5:15pm 

Where do I drop off/pick up my child?

Camp drop-off and pick up is outside of Peak Adventures in the front of The University UNION Building.  We’re located at Sac State, find us here.

What if my child is close to the age range?

Campers must be 8 – 11 years old by the first day of camp. Our activities are tailored specifically to this age range.  If your child is older, please check out our other camps.

What does my child need to bring to camp?

Your child needs to bring his/her own sack lunch plus morning and afternoon snacks everyday. Campers do not have the opportunity to purchase food on campus. We suggest packing the following items each day:

  • Tennis shoes (no flip flops or sandals allowed)
  • Lunch & snacks
  • Swimsuit & towel
  • Day pack
  • Refillable Water bottle
  • Sunscreen & Lip balm
  • Sweatshirt or light jacket
  • Hat or visor & Sunglasses (optional)

Additional Information

Camps must have a minimum number of campers for the program to run. No guarantees. You will receive a full refund for any canceled camps.

Review our other camp policies here.

Call us at (916) 278-6321 for more information.