Mountain of Fun Summer Camps

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NEW DATES: Summer Camps will be held the weeks of August 3 and 10; with a full-day Redwood Horse Camp starting July 27.

  • Redwood Horse Camp 

  • Forest Play

  • Performing Arts

  • Nature Crafts

  • …and much more!

Monday-Friday 9:00am-3:30pm
Transportation available

(Camps for the weeks of July 27 and August 3 are currently full. Click here to be added to the waitlist.)

Each program encourages and promotes creativity, cooperation and community building; and helps to foster kids’ self-discovery, empathy and compassion in action. Campers will develop their social, emotional, cognitive and physical skills.

All programs are taught by experienced Mount Madonna School (MMS) teachers. Transportation is available from Soquel, Corralitos, Gilroy and Morgan Hill. Time and location details will appear once you have begun the registration process and selected the week(s) you would like to attend. Transportation will be provided in vans driven by MMS teachers and staff.

A Little Taste of Mount Madonna School: K – 1st grade

Weeks of August 3 and 10
For children entering kindergarten-first grade. This camp will be taught by MMS teacher Prema Gammons. $375/week

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(Camps for the week August 3rd are currently full. Click here to be added to the waitlist.)

A Taste of Mount Madonna School: 2nd – 5th grade

Weeks of August 3 and 10
For children entering grades 2nd-5th. The camp will be taught by MMS teachers Hema Walker and Isa Stead. $375/week

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For these programs, children will have the opportunity to explore the mountain and grow their appreciation for nature while hiking, learning and playing in the forest. Campers will create art using a variety of mediums to produce their own pieces and share in collaborative works. They will experience the joy of harvesting from the Mount Madonna School children’s garden and preparing food to share together. Children will learn about yoga, meditation and mindfulness, and have time to practice self-awareness, reflection and self-expression. Storytelling and literature will foster positive character development through the exploration of friendship, right actions and kindness.

Activities include:

  • Forest Play & Hiking
  • Crafting & Art Projects
  • Gardening & Baking
  • Yoga & Mindfulness
  • Storytelling & Exploration


(Camps for the week August 3rd are currently full. Click here to be added to the waitlist.)

Afternoon Horseback Riding Lessons: 1st – 5th grade

Weeks of August 3 and 10
Half day option only; add $100 to Taste tuition
Children entering 1st-5th grades are invited to enjoy afternoons of learning about horses at Mount Madonna Stables.

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This program has been educating riders for more than 20 years at their state-of-the-art stables, located just minutes away from MMS. The stables provide a safe environment and this program is designed for all levels of riders, beginners through advanced, with a knowledgeable and experienced staff. Their team helps each rider learn and improve their skills while having fun.

The half-day program requires enrollment in a full-day summer program at MMS. Transportation between MMS and the stables is provided by MMS vans. All riders will be picked up at MMS at lunch and brought to the stables, and driven back to MMS at 3:20pm for pick up. The stables will provide helmets.

Activities include:

  • Tacking & Untacking Horses
  • Proper Grooming & Horse Anatomy
  • Riding Lessons & Mounted Games
  • Vaulting & Trail Rides

Redwood Horse Camp (full day): 1st – 5th grade

Weeks of July 20 and 27
Open to children entering grades 1st-5th. $500/week

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Enjoy a full day of learning about horses at Mount Madonna Stables. This program has been educating riders for more than 20 years at their state-of-the-art stables, located just minutes away from MMS. The stables provide a safe environment and this program is designed for all levels of riders, beginners through advanced, with a knowledgeable and experienced staff. Their team helps each rider learn and improve their skills while having fun.

Activities include:

  • Tacking & Untacking Horses
  • Proper Grooming & Horse Anatomy
  • Riding Lessons & Mounted Games
  • Vaulting & Trail Rides

(Week 2 of Horse Camp (July 27-31) is currently full. Click here to be added to the waitlist.)

Questions? Contact our Summer Program coordinators.