City of Concord, California

Backyard Explorers


Parks and Recreation: (925) 671-3404.
Register at


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.

With weekly trips of swimming, bowling or picnic BBQ's, campers also travel to sizzling bay area, kid friendly hot-spots! That's not all! Innovative Special Events may include; the Amazing Race, Water Olympics, and Survivor! Whether singing camp songs, creating mind-blowing arts & crafts, or whipping up delicious cooking projects.

  • Hours 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.! (Extended hours available 7 a.m.-6 p.m.)
  • For All Kindergarten thru 5th Graders
  • Located at: Markham Nature Park off Babel Lane and Cowell Road
  • Trip Schedule (Updated in March)
  • For more information, call Concord Parks and Recreation at (925) 671-3404, or register online at
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