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Wind surfing

Camp Shoreline

Camp Shoreline acts as a gateway for 5-11 year olds discovering the nature preserve within the heart of Silicon Valley that is Shoreline Lake.

And, under the supervision of counselors skilled in a range of watersports and other activities, the weekly curriculum and schedules are enough to engage the energies of even the liveliest child!

Besides being fun, local and safe, kids get the chance to burn off all that summer energy and keep their minds engaged with watersports – without the risk of the actual Bay – as well as a variety of land activities, next to the water’s edge of this serene, 50-acre Lake.

While the fun and games may change based on camp activities and weather, as a sampling of what’s in store for campers during a week of this classic day camp experience:

Mornings are usually spent learning to kayak, canoe, row or cycle the pedalboats. Afternoons are meant for 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.

In addition, 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.

Regardless of the activity, Shoreline’s multi-talented, exuberant and experienced counselors have no trouble getting young campers enthused about exploring their active and creative sides.

To Keep in Mind: Campers should be comfortable swimming and treading 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.

A lunch catered by the American Bistro is included with this camp. Lunch selections vary by day and include a vegetarian option each day.

What To Bring

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.

Times Ages Price
10:00am-3:00pm 5-11 $495
2020 Dates: 1 Week (Monday-Friday)
  • June 8-12
  • June 15-19
  • June 22-26
  • June 29-July 3
  • July 6-10
  • July 13-17
  • July 20-24
  • July 27-31
  • August 3-7
  • August 10-14
Programs Times Daily Weekly
Extra Camp Supervision 8:00 - 5:30pm $40 $150

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