• Xpedition Camp

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  • • Xpedition Camp takes advantage of present day technology, combines it with a handful of team-oriented experiential-based projects and offers a summer camp environment like no other.
    • Campers are grouped by age.
    • All campers participate in special activities such as: the Inflatable Slip N’ Slide and the Rock Wall
    • IDEAS Camp aims for a counselor to camper ratio of 6:1 in our Xpedition Camp programs.
    • Each Camper Receives a Camp T-Shirt (one shirt per summer).

    AMAZING FLYING OBJECTS | June 18-22
    Prepare for liftoff! From homemade frisbees to drones, this camp explores the science of flight. Campers will work together in teams to design and launch their very own incredible flying object. Design a kite, fly a drone, discover Air Bowling, and join us for The Ultimate Airplane Challenge.

    INCREDIBLE INVENTORS | June 25-29
    “Creativity is intelligence having fun.”
    Albert Einstein
    Stretch your mind and creativity to the limit in this week of innovation and fun! Dream and collaborate with fellow campers to come up with out-of-the box inventions to solve everyday problems. Campers will be supplied with a box of materials to make their favorite invention ideas come to life!

    MOVIE MAKING: COMMERCIALS & TRAILERS | July 2-6 (no camp on Wednesday, July 4th)
    We are ready to make our own commercials and trailers! Put on your beret and sunglasses for this hyper-creative movie making program. All campers will design, direct, film, edit, and present their projects. The young movie makers (and stars) will learn the ins and outs of Final Cut Pro and other movie making and editing software. From pre-production storyboarding to camera angle technique, all campers will have the opportunity to challenge themselves creatively and socially as they work in teams to produce a final project that will be aired for the whole camp. Each camper will be given a digital copy of their work to add to their creative portfolio.

    IDEAS PERFECT! | July 9-13
    Dude! It’s IDEAS Perfect! Bounce the ping pong ball off the slide, over the bridge, and land in a bucket. IDEAS campers will create, film, and edit awesome trick shots all week long. Can you knock the bottle off of the table with a paper airplane? How about from across the room? From the other side of the building? You Welcome! It’s IDEAS Perfect!

    CSI: SPECIAL CAMP UNIT | July 16-20
    Elementary my dear, IDEAS Campers! Step into the shoes of a crime scene investigator at IDEAS Summer Camp. Working together as a crime scene unit, campers will take photographs, gather evidence, and search for clues. This hands on camp will inspire your young investigator to work as a team, use critical thinking skills, and solve the mystery. Remember, crime scenes can get messy, so wear comfortable clothes that can get dirty!

    FISH TANK | July 23-27
    Fish Tank is based on the popular television show Shark Tank™. Campers experience a week filled with opportunities to expand their creative minds by developing their own business ideas. Fish Tank doesn’t stop at the idea, we encourage campers to make decisions, form teams, vote on ideas, and present their projects to a panel IDEAS Camp’s top investors. Campers will case study various young entrepreneurs as they compete in a cut-throat game of Life-size Monopoly, then discuss and debate the deals and business opportunities.

    CRAZY CHEMICAL REACTIONS | July 30-August 3
    How do you know a chemical change has occurred? Each day campers enter IDEAS Laboratory, they will investigate one of the five ways chemical reactions can be observed: vaporization (production of gas), precipitation (creation of a solid), change in color, change in temperature, and change in properties. Exciting experiments combined with fun science-themed games like molecule capture the flag and a periodic table scavenger hunt will make for a wild week!

    STOP MOTION ANIMATION | August 6-10
    From Shaun the Sheep to The Boxtrolls, stop motion animation has been a staple in entertainment. Campers will be provided with boxes of materials that they can use to create their very own film. IDEAS Camp animators will go through the entire process of stop motion in small groups chosen by the campers based on their interests. At the end of the week the animators will present their Stop Motion Animation Films to the entire camp. All campers will receive a digital copy of their work for their creative portfolios. Let’s start stop motion!

    ULTIMATE ESCAPE ROOM CHALLENGE | August 13-17
    Do you and your team have what it takes to break-out in time? Work together to find clues and solve puzzles in this ultimate team challenge experience as you race against the clock to unlock IDEAS’s top secret Escape Room. Then, in small groups set up your own escape room challenge; complete with DIY props and unique narrative to put your opposing teams’ wits to the test. Ready, set, ESCAPE!

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    • “Shark Tank” are a trademarks of the company and TV show which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse IDEAS Camp or any of its classes.

    At Xpedition Camp, we challenge campers to expand their interests while encouraging them to open their creative minds. We emphasize individual skills, basic fundamentals and techniques, and overall well-being in a positive, safe and fun learning environment—all while developing character and self-confidence.

    Our approach to teaching and hands-on learning focuses primarily on teamwork, leadership and self-confidence. Daily improvement along with the effort over results is the fundamental principle that IDEAS Camps was built upon. If you are looking to broaden your horizons in a fun and positive environment this summer, then IDEAS Xpedition Camp is the perfect camp for you!

    IDEAS Camp offers FREE extended care before and after the camp day for children who need to arrive early or stay late. Campers in the extended care program participate in a variety of well-supervised, age-appropriate activities ranging from sports, stories and puzzles to board games. After care campers enjoy a snack and juice provided by the camp.

    FREE Extended Care Hours
    • FREE Morning Extended Care is available from 7:30 am to 9:00 am
    • FREE Afternoon Extended Care is available from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm
    • FREE Extended Care is available weekly and daily

    Regular Camp Hours
    • Regular Drop-off is from 8:45 am to 9:05 am
    • Regular Pick-up is from 2:50 pm to 3:10 pm

    IDEAS Camp has an extremely strict late pickup policy and an associated penalty fee — please pick your camper up by 5:30 pm to avoid that penalty from being automatically charged.

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  • Weekly Activities

    • Climbing Rock Wall
    • Innovations Challenges
    • Friday Field Day
    • Sports & Games Olympics
    • Tournament of Champions
    • Inflatable Slide & Slide
    • “The fact that my son wants to keep going back week after week to experience a new theme is fascinating as he has never shown such a high interest in any other camp before.”

      Kelly
  • Xpedition Camp Traditions

    IDEAS Solano Summer Camps has established many wonderful traditions. Every day in camp is an opportunity to create memories and overall fun. IDEAS Summer Camps treasure its daily routines and traditions. All of our programs center on the enjoyment of creative play and learning.
  • Xpedition Morning Meeting

    The best way to start the day! Xpedition campers start their days with a fun and energized morning meeting. From Camper and Counselor competitions to Whacky Wednesdays and Fabulous Fridays, there is a lot in store at Xpedition Camp morning meeting. Xpedition Campers also end their day with an all camp meeting to reflect on the current day and prepare for the next exciting camp day.

    Xpedition Leaderhip Awards

    Every afternoon, counselors from each group nominate an Xpedition Leader who will help the counselor meet and welcome new campers to their respective groups. Campers are chosen to be Xpedition Camp leaders based on their positive attitude and “we” over “me” qualities. Captains must wear their special Xpedition Leader Eye Black.

    Plinko for Icees

    Throughout the week, campers cheer on their peers as the Plinko puck drops, deciding the fate of whether or not the campers will receive an ice-cold ice pop. On really hot days, the Plinko Board has an amazing way to find the proper slot so everyone wins!

    The Spirit Stick

    The most coveted of all camp objects, the Spirit Stick is awarded each morning at Morning Meeting! Each day, campers compete as a team to win the honor of possessing the Spirit Stick for the next day.

    Counselor Competitions

    Creative and fun staff games where campers support their own program counselors and have the opportunity to see them participate in team-building and friendly competitions both physical and mental. Our Oreo Cookie on the forehead contest is a hit for all campers (and counselors).

  • The IDEAS Dunk Tank

    We like to take advantage of the hot sun as well as a helpless staff member–where campers throw and counselors get dunked in front of their peers to cheers all around

    The IDEAS Rock Wall

    All campers throughout the week will have an opportunity to climb the wall and aim to ring the bell at the top!

    Daily Camper Awards & Give-Away Items

    Summer Pops (Icees), Camper Eye Black, Camper T-Shirts, Leadership Recognition and Responsibility Certificates.

    Ozzie, Ozzie, Ozzie.

    Constant visits from our professional camp mascot, Ozzie!

    Family Reunion Night

    The best time of the summer! Towards the end of each summer all families (siblings and friends included) are invited back to an evening of fun and entertainment. DJ tunes, face painting, moon bounces, carnival snacks and family games are enjoyed to celebrate the summer camp season coming to a close

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