Backyard Explorers


One of Concord's best kept secrets, Markham Nature Park is a remarkable location for your child to experience the Summer Camp of a lifetime.  Backyard Explorers is one of the few Traditional Day Camps left in the Bay Area that brings kids a unique experience that will be cherished forever. Your child will explore and play in an extraordinary setting inside a grove of breathtaking greenery and trees hovering over a creek.


Spice up your child's summer in this safe, nurturing and supervised day camp; making new friends and hanging out with old friends, fishing creek side for crawdads (if available), enjoying dynamic nature hikes, and winning together in team sports and exciting games.

Activities include:

  • Weekly trips of swimming, bowling, or picnic BBQs
  • Campers travel to sizzling bay area, kid friendly hot-spots
  • Singing camp songs
  • Creating mind-blowing arts and crafts
  • Whipping up delicious cooking projects
  • Innovative Special Events, which may include:
    • The Amazing Race
    • Water Olympics
    • Survivor


8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Extended hours available 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.)


For All Kindergarten through 5th Graders


Located at: Markham Nature Park off Babel Lane and Cowell Road

Contact Us

Trip Schedule (PDF) (Updated in March)

For more information, call Concord Parks and Recreation at  925-671-3404, or register online through the Parks and Recreation website.