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Explore diversity, culture, art & STEM/STEAM at our San Diego North County and Southeast San Diego Camps.

Join us for a fun and immersive learning experience through art, music, dance, field trips and team building games! 
Serving ages 9-14.

The camps are FREE!

Thank you to the many donors and funders, Dylan Jacobs, Rancho Santa Fe Foundation, The San Diego Foundation, and Level Up San Diego for supporting our Explore Next Door Youth Enrichment Program!


San Diego Camps
Valencia Park Elementary
July 18 - 22  | 3rd - 5th Grade

Malcolm X Library
August 1- 5 | 5th - 8th Grade


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This camp is full
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Valencia Park Elementary
Grades 4 - 6

Valencia Park Elementary July 25 - 29
This camp is full

North County!
Explore Next Door is headed your way next summer!
Please join our mailing list if you would like to receive information about our two-week summer camp serving the North County in 2023!

Aug. 8 - 12 Grades 2nd - 5th
This camp is postponed


This summer, the BIPOC Support Foundation invites students (3rd-5th grade and 6th-8th grade) to take a journey of play with the Explore Next Door Summer Camp. This camp is intended to teach students the importance of inclusion, self empowerment and acceptance of others through exposure to the beautiful and diverse cultures found throughout the city of San Diego. Come Explore Next Door!


In a week-long immersive experience, children will explore the cultures of Africa, Asia, Mesoamerica and Indigenous People of San Diego. Each day will be filled with immersive activities, fun games, arts and crafts, mindfulness moments, international cuisine, music and dance!

Children will learn and experience music and instruments from different cultures, with the opportunity to play with professional musicians. They will explore dance culture and enjoy the performance and instruction of professional dancers.

With the assistance of professional local teaching artists, children will be able to express their imagination and create with different art mediums, painting, crafts, and photography.

The week will end with a field trip. Location to be announced.

At the end of the week, students will be given backpacks filled with school supplies, reading books and other resources.



"You can tell the staff members wanted to be at the program and help make an impact on the kids by sharing the knowledge they have with their Specialty. My son really loved all the arts and crafts that he made and was always excited to come home to share with us."
"The staff were great leaders and amazing role models."
"They have helped with my son on how to help him share his feelings without getting frustrated."