The San Francisco School’s summer camps in arts, music, language, and play-based learning engage students in a world of imagination and creativity.
Summer of 2017
River Camp: Land of the Tree People (rising 3rd through rising 6th graders)
Session 1: June 19th - June 30th ON WAITLIST
Session 2: July 3rd - July 14th (no camp July 4th) ON WAITLIST
Cooking Round the USA (rising 1st through rising 3rd graders)
Each state has its own foods and recipes that are indicative to that state. We will be “visiting” 5 states - Florida, Idaho, Pennsylvania, New York, Kentucky -and cook and eat dishes that that state is known for: Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake from Florida; Corn and Potato Mini Pancakes with Mango Salsa from Idaho; Pennsylvania white pizza; potato knishes from New York, Kentucky fried chicken and more. Mmmmmm! Other additional activities include a cooking demo, trivia facts from each state, a playground game, a slide show, and a trivia game about the state each day.
Week of July 10- July 14th
Eat Your Colors Cooking Camp (rising 1st through rising 3rd graders)
What’s better than eating a rainbow of colors! Red Monday: baked ziti, red velvet pancakes, watermelon salad, strawberry cake; Brown Tuesday: Pad See Ew, Pumpernickel grilled cheese, Haitian brown rice and beans, Chile brownies; Yellow Wednesday: mac ‘n cheese, deviled eggs, cornbread, lemon jam cookies; White Day: fettuccini alfredo, white bean hummus with pita, potato salad, ricotta cookies; Green Friday: Spinach quiche, pesto pasta, cucumber avocado salad, green tea cookies with mint chip ice cream centers.There will be games, a cooking demo each day and a story with the same color theme, and we ask that campers dress in the color of the day.
Week of July 17th- July 21st
Robotics with Alec Grey (rising 3rd through rising 6th)
In this week long camp, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of robotics design and programming, using the VEX IQ robotics platform. Students will be divided into teams who will compete to complete several challenges using a robot of their design and construction. Learning Activities are hands-on, engaging, and focus on the engineering design process of Think-Do-Test. In addition to robotics design and programming, campers will explore the outdoors, have time to be creative and socialize with team-building activities.
Week 1: July 31st - August 4th
Week 2: August 7th - August 11th
Preschool Programs (rising four-year-olds through rising 1st graders)
Bodies in Motion with Talia
Week of June 19th- June 23rd ON WAITLIST
All About the Environment with Robyn McGrath
This week long camp will focus on all things in our local environment. First, students will construct Field Journals, in which they will make notes & drawings about what they observe. They will go on Sensory Saunters around the yard & neighborhood looking under leaves and turning over stones to see who and what we can find, collect items for collage, and even go on a bear hunt. They will spend time in the kitchen making granola, and round out the week with lots of books & songs. All in all they will learn to observe and preserve our natural surroundings.
Week of June 26th - June 30th ON WAITLIST
Succulents and Sports with Maggie Weis
Students will fill their days with a mix of crafting creative succulent holders and playing a variety of games and sports. Succulent options will range from simple jar creations to found art holders to ceramic wall hanging versions. Games will range from Snake in the Grass to Floor Hockey. Sports will include Soccer, Basketball and a summertime favorite - whiffleball! Basic skill development and rules will certainly be covered. Parents will wish they could attend this camp too.
Week of July 3rd - July 7th (no camp July 4th)
Storybook Adventures with Sarah
Travel to Paris with Madeline, Africa with Anansi, China with Stillwater the Panda and more all without leaving San Francisco. In this week long camp, children will learn about global cultures through literature, food, games, and art. Students will play and learn together as they navigate our school’s Adventure Playground and expansive yards in addition to the wonders of our community through walks to Palega Park and the Portola Library. On warmer days we will unleash the water and enjoy Spray Days.
Week of July 10th - July 14th ON WAITLIST
A Sensational Summer with Malcolm
Week 1: July 17th - July 21st
Week 2: July 24th - July 28th
Week 3: July 31st- August 4th
Week 4: August 7th- August 11th ON WAITLIST
Camp Hours: 9:00 - 3:00 pm with morning Extended Day offered from 8:00-9:00 and afternoon Extended Day offered from 3:00- 5:00
Summer Camp refund policy:
Up until May 1: Receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee per session cancelled.
May 2 until June 1: Receive a refund minus a cancellation of $100 per session.
After June 1: No refunds
Policy applies to all cancellations, regardless of sign-up date
All refunds will be credited via original payment method.