Avid4 Adventure Oakland & Berkeley Summer Camp #Giveaway Ends 5/4 #SFBay


Last week, I told you about an amazing outdoor summer camp program called Avid4 Adventure. Their sessions include rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, paddleboarding – all in the same week and now right here in the SF Bay Area! Sessions from June 16th to August 15th and designed for children in Kindergarten to 7th grade.

Avid4 Adventure Summer Camp now in Berkeley and Oakland. Giveaway for FREE week of camp ($435 value) #SFBay

Avid4 Adventure FREE Week Giveaway

To stir up some excitement for their new locations in Oakland and Berkeley, Avid4 Adventure is allowing me to give one FULL week of camp away (a $435 value) to one local family. Just fill out the form below and don’t forget to take advantage of those daily tweets for extra entries!

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Avid4 Adventure Summer Camp Now in Berkeley & Oakland!


Avid4 Adventure summer camp is coming to the SF Bay Area! It was so popular in Corte Madera last year, that they are bringing it back again but this time with added locations in Berkeley and Oakland.

Avid4 Adventure Summer Camp now in Berkeley and Oakland. Discount expires 4/15 #SFBay


Avid4 Adventure Summer Camp Info

There will be weekly session from June 16 – August 15 and camp times will run from 8:45am to 2:30pm, Monday through Friday. This is a great addition to summer camp options available in the SF Bay Area as it’s quite unique. What a great idea to spread the fun that was once only available in Boulder, Colorado.

Avid4 Adventure for Pre-K–7th graders empowers campers to develop their adventure skills and confidence in the outdoors. Committed to inspiring youth to choose healthy, active lifestyles, camps offer multi-sport activities (all in one week!), including:

Edventure: 2014 Summer Camp Program for SF Bay Area K-4th & 5th-8th Graders #SFBay


It’s getting nearer and nearer. The kids can’t wait for it but you can’t help but dread it at least a little. Are you ready for it?

Yep, in a few short months, school to be out and summer vacation will be here before we know it. One way to keep all involved parties happy is to start planning some fun summer activities. For local SF Bay Area residents, Edventure  is coming to our rescue!

Edventure More Summer Camp Programs - Camp Edmo & Camp EdTech in the SF Bay Area #SFBay

Edventure More Summer Camp Programs

Edventure More is a year-round non-profit that aims to inspire curiosity, confidence and kindness in children. During the summer, this organization offers two very special summer camp programs throughout various counties in the Bay Area. Camp Edmo is designed for children entering K-4th grade while Camp EdTech is geared toward those entering 5th – 8th grade.

CuriOdyssey in San Mateo, CA Shows Off Two New Raccoon Girls & New Exhibit


CuriOdyssey, in San Mateo, California, is known for its collection of wildlife rescues. One of which is an elderly raccoon named Merlin. His brother passed four years ago so he’s been going it solo. At almost 14 years old, this geriatric loner will be the oldest living raccoon in captivity (on record) in March.

In the wild, raccoons generally live only two to three years so Merlin is quite the trooper. He does have some back problems and is kind of a grumpy old man, only warming up to his trainer. He has, however, been enjoying the newly remodeled exhibit which has tripled in size and now features a shallow running stream and grassy play areas. Merlin will soon have to learn to share though.

CuriOdyssey new raccoon exhibit and introduction of two new female raccoons. Also featuring 14-year-old Marlin.

Hot Wok Bistro, San Mateo

1012 Howard Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401

Good for: Families
Price Range: Decent, $7 lunch specials
Features: Good selection, gluten-free options

It’s been ages since we’ve gone out to eat Chinese food. Why? Because most soy sauce brands used in those restaurants contain wheat. On top of that, the idea of gluten-intolerance and Celiac disease don’t travel well across the language barriers. So, we were more than excited to find out that there was a Chinese restaurant that actually offered the option of cooking with Temari (gluten-free soy sauce) and was knowledgeable of which dishes could be adjusted to be gluten-free. On top of that, it’s super close to us!

Aquarium of the Bay, San Francisco

The Embarcadero and Beach Street (Pier 39), San Francisco, CA, 94133

Good for: Everyone
Price: $11.95/child, $19.95/adult (possible FREE admission for Bay Area locals)
Features: Underwater tunnels, touch pool

Aquarium of the Bay, San Francisco, CA #SFBay

Aquarium of the Bay has been a solid fixture at the entrance of Pier 39 in San Francisco for years. But, we’ve never been inside. Monterey Bay Aquarium is much larger and only a couple hours away so most locals bypass this as some place for the tourists.

However, through the Discover & Go program at Bay Area public libraries, a family of four (two adults, two children) can reserve tickets for FREE admission. The only catch is that you have to reserve your tickets online with a valid library account and print the vouchers to bring with you. We had 14 in our group and all got in FREE.