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A totally immersive experience

Experience the ultimate outdoor classroom cruising among the enchanted islands of the Galápagos aboard the luxurious La Pinta, chartered exclusively for Stanford families and ideally suited for exploring this archipelago. See the incredible wildlife that Charles Darwin observed as he developed his revolutionary theory of evolution.

Visit several of the Galápagos’ volcanic islands, snorkeling amid sea lions and spinner dolphins in the clear waters. Sit face to face with giant tortoises and marine iguanas and learn the dances of blue-footed boobies and waved albatrosses. Adults enjoy lectures from a Stanford scholar while kids have fun learning from their zany Young Explorer leaders, all recent Stanford graduates.


June 25–July 3, 2024


9 days

Minimum age

6 years

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Share the joy of learning

Meet our Young Explorer leaders

These razor-sharp recent Stanford grads and former Stanford Sierra Camp counselors love interacting with families and are experts at adapting to the personalities and interests of each Young Explorer. They fuel creativity with thought-provoking discussions and mind-bending games that keep the kids entertained while adults attend lectures. In addition, Young Explorer leaders bring the whole family together for activities such as family Olympics, trivia night and disco bingo.

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