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Join us for our two-week 2023 Thrive Outside Camps!

North County (San Marcos, Vista, Escondido)

Oceanside residents are welcomed!

June 19 - June 30th

Location: Palomar Community College

1140 W Mission Rd, San Marcos, CA 92069
Ages: 10-14

*Registration link 

 San Diego

July 10 - July 21st

Location: City Heights/Weingart Library

3795 Fairmount Avenue, San Diego, CA 92105

Ages: 10-14

 Registration link 

Cost: FREE


BSF’s Explore Next Door Youth Enrichment Program offers summer programming that provides youth ages 8-16 of San Diego County with multicultural experiences, academic assistance, socio-emotional/self regulation tools, personal development, mentoring and community engagement. BSF currently offers these high quality and innovative educational programs for students in traditionally excluded, under-resourced communities.

Our Explore Next Door Youth Enrichment Program serves to bridge the cultural and financial differences of disadvantaged San Diego youth, provides tools for long-term successes, and support for low income families during the after school and summer hours when parents are still at work.

The pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on low-income youth and families. Our program is intended to treat the whole child. E.N.D.'s curriculum develops children’s connection with their community, which fosters deeper relationships and raises the likelihood of children remaining in school and successfully beginning a career. This inclusion decreases feelings of societal isolation for students from low-income households. By increasing awareness of diverse cultures and the contributions they bring to our community, we encourage our youth to become more compassionate community members. In addition, we provide academic assistance to bolster youth in or programs math and literacy skills.  END staff uses a trauma-informed Care approach.


The curriculum is designed to encourage hands-on experiential learning, in-depth multicultural understanding, opportunities for mindful self-reflection and growth. In each of our programs we ensure a diversity of teaching participants at all levels of outreach and education, enabling students to see themselves represented in a wide variety of careers. 

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"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."
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