Winter Camp Bay Area, CA: Dec 2019 - Jan 2020

Darwin Doolittle - Evolution and Zoology Summer Camp

  • Led by Amanda Carbajal Ph.D. Candidate
  • Grades 4-5

Good to Know

  • $499 instead of $549

    Early Bird Rate $499 per week
    instead of $549 per week (until March 31)

  • 9:00am - 4:00pm

    All camps hours
    9:00am - 4:00pm

  • 10 min driving

    All locations are 10
    minutes driving distance from each

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Darwin Doolittle - Evolution and Zoology

Over 150 years ago Charles Darwin came up with the evolution theory.  His idea sounded so radical at the time that he waited 20 years before he published it!  Today evolution is known to be true, and like Darwin, we will observe animals to look for clues to why they and other 100 billion species managed to survive — while an estimated 5 billion species went extinct.  We will visit the SF Zoo, Aquarium by the Bay, local beaches, and California State University’s insect lab to learn about their unique survival characteristic.  We will undertake exciting activities — including dissecting a shark! — in our quest to develop our observation skills and critical thinking.


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Darwin Doolittle
Amanda Carbajal

Amanda CarbajalPh.D. Candidate

Led byAmanda Carbajal Ph.D. Candidate

Amanda would have never become a scientist if it weren’t for her 10th-grade science teacher.  He strongly encouraged his students to become science majors in college and believed in their ability to do so.  Amanda took his encouragement to heart and studied biology.

In addition to extensive research work, Amanda guided an SFSU’s sponsored science club in a local high school. She also worked with kids at the Boys & Girls Club and at YMCA After School programs.

Currently, Amanda is a Ph.D. candidate in Molecular, Developmental, and Cell Biology at UC Santa Cruz.  She has an M.S. in Physiology and Behavioral Biology, and B.S in Zoology/Animal Biology from San Francisco State University.

Fees and Policies

  • Early Bird Rate (until March 31) is $499 per week.
  • Camp Fees after March 31st are $549 per week
  • An annual insurance/registration fee of $25 is required for each family account.


  • Multiple Session Discount – Also applicable to siblings
    • Sign up for 2 sessions: receive a total of $40 off
    • Sign up for 3 sessions: receive a total of $75 off
    • Sign up for 4 sessions or more: $140 off or more (at $35 per session)
  • Refer families who have never attended a Celsius camp before and receive either a credit of $50 off a future camp or a refund of $30 per referral. Further details can be found on the registration site. No cross referrals accepted.

Extended Care

  • Early morning extended care from 8am to 9am
  • Afternoon extended care from 4pm up to 6pm.
  • Advanced payments (prior to start of camp) for all Extended Care are $12 per hour ($50/$100 for all 5 days for one/two hours per day).
  • Ad Hoc during the week of camp are billed at $15 per hour.
  • Pick up after 6pm will be charged at a rate of $2.00 per minute (no grace)
  • Extended Care is billed in one hour increments after a 10 minute grace period.

Cancellation Policy

Covid-19 Update: We plan to hold our camps as planned. If however, Shelter in Place restrictions remain at the time of our camp, or if the CDC recommends canceling activities such as camps, we will provide a full refund.

-Any changes (other than cancellation) to previously confirmed sessions shall be assessed a $40 fee. Transferring sessions is subject to availability.

– No refunds will be issued for cancellations for any reason after May 1st, however partial credits are available as follows:
– More than one month cancellation notice prior to the start date of camper’s session, a credit for 50% of the total price paid.
– more than 3 weeks notice = 30% credit of total price paid.
– less than 3 weeks notice and more than 7 days prior to start of session = 20% credit of total price paid.

Payment Policy

We accept cash, check, e-check and credit cards (Visa/Mastercard/Discover).Reservations are not confirmed without payment received. Online registration andpayment ensures immediate confirmation. Payments by check should be sent in within 3 days of making an online reservation or the spot will be released.