After Dark in the Park Adventures

Give your troop, group or family an unforgettable adventure, after dark in the Park – a sleepover at the San Diego History Center in Balboa Park or Serra Museum in Presidio Park!  

Serra Sleepover: Take a journey back in time as we explore Presidio Park and the historic site where ‘California began.’  Take a special hike around Presidio Park as you discover the four cultures who lived here centuries ago.  Storytelling, costume dress-up, a thematic meal and an after dark flashlight tour in the Tower round out the activities.  Serra Sleepover is offered year-round to individual troops and their leaders ( minimum 12 combined participants or agreement to pay for 12 at time of booking).  Activites appropriate for Brownies, Juniors and Cadettes at this time.

  • Elements of this overnight will help scouts achieve the World of Girls, Agents of Change, aMuse and aMaze Journeys.

San Diego History Center “Camp-in”:  Celebrate like it’s 1915, and mark the 100th anniversary of the Exposition in Balboa Park. Through gallery exploration, character dress-up, and a host of indoor and outdoor activities, discover the stories of innovative women who played a role in shaping Balboa Park’s development and San Diego’s future. The “camp-in” is offered four times a year to individual troops and their leaders (minimum 12 combined participants or agreement to pay for 12 at time of booking).  Activities appropriate for Brownies, Juniors and Cadettes at this time.

  • Elements of this overnight will help scouts achieve their Architectural Fun Patch and Playing the Past Badge.

Seasonal Jamborees: For smaller troops or individual scouts, SDHC offers two seasonal jamborees that allow you to join up with other smaller troops! Jamborees are designed to host approximately 80 participants (scouts and chaperones) actively engaged in projects that help them achieve Badges or elements of their Journeys in a fun, relaxed, and comfortable setting. Dinner, healthy snack, and breakfast are provided. Activities are designed to immerse you in the sights, sounds, work, and play of the women who helped to shape San Diego.  Activities appropriate for Brownies, Juniors and Cadettes at this time.

Upcoming Jamboree dates, locations and themes:

Friday & Saturday, November 13-14, 2015: 5pm Friday to 9am Saturday, Serra Museum in Presidio Park; Serra Sleepover Jamboree 
Friday & Saturday, May 13-14, 2016: 5pm Friday to 9am Saturday, History Center in Balboa Park; History Center Camp-in Jamboree

 


Booking an After Dark in the Park Adventure

To book your Scout Overnight, please save and fill out this form. Email the form to education@sandiegohistory.org or print it out and fax it to (619) 232-6297. 

Please note: The form is a request for an overnight only. A museum staff member will contact you directly to discuss your request.

When:  Available year-round, however, summer availability (June, July and August) is limited.

Where:  Junípero Serra Museum in Presidio Park or the San Diego History Center in Balboa Park

Time:  5pm Saturday through 9am Sunday (except Jamborees)

Participation:  Minimum of 12 participants (or agreement to pay for 12 at time of booking), maximum 30 participants (adults/children combined).  There must be one adult over the age of 21 for every 5 children attending, and no adult can be admitted without accompanying a child. 

Cost:  $65 SDHC members, $75 general per participant. All participating adults and siblings pay the regular workshop fee.

Please bring:  Sleeping bag, pillow, flashlight, camera, toothbrush and toothpaste, warm pajamas, solid-soled shoes, and any medications.

Release forms:  Each participant must fill out the release forms that will be sent to you upon booking your program. Once signed, they must be scanned, faxed or brought back to the History Center at least two weeks prior to the program date. 

Payment: A 50% deposit is due upon reservation confirmation. Payment can be in the form of checks, cash, or credit card. Checks should be made out to San Diego History Center. All payments must be made in advance of the program date.

Cancellations: Group cancellation within three days of scheduled program qualifies for a full refund, less 10%