Day Camps

student interacting with teacher

At San Francisco Day School we hold camps during some of the days when school is not in session. We are open from 8am to 6pm and have a mix of structured activities and unstructured play designed to keep students engaged during their time off of school.  We are closed on federal holidays.

Day Camp Schedule 2019-20
Back-to-School Camp Monday, Aug. 19 - Friday, Aug. 23 and Monday, Aug. 26
Fall Conference Camp* Thursday, Oct. 31 & Friday, Nov. 1
Thanksgiving Break Camp Monday, Nov. 25 & Tuesday, Nov. 26
Mid-Winter Break Camp Tuesday, Feb. 18 - Friday, Feb. 21
Spring Conference Camp* Friday, Mar. 6 & Monday, Mar. 9
Spring Break Camp Monday, Apr. 6 - Friday, Apr. 10 & Monday, Apr. 13

*On conference days, your child may be in AEP for the duration of your conference, free of charge. AEP rates apply outside of conference times. 

Day Camp FAQs

How do I register for camp?

You can register online here. If you need to modify or cancel your registration, please email Rob Eifler ( to receive a refund. You can sign up for full days (8:00am - 6:00pm) or half days as well as full weeks or individual days.

What does camp cost?

SF Day offers two options for camp. If you sign up at least 24 hours before camp begins, the fee is $50 for a half day (4 hours or less at camp) or $90 for a full day (if your student is with us for more than 4 hours).  

If you do not sign up in advance, our drop-in camp rate is $75 for a half day (less than 4 hours) or $135 for a full day of camp.  This enables our program to staff adequately and maintain a 1:11 teacher:student ratio. Our goal is to ensure all students are not only having fun but stay safe while at school. 

Please cancel your camp registration 24 hours before camp begins, otherwise you will not receive a refund.  

What does a typical camp day look like?

Our camp day runs from 8am to 6pm. Below is a typical camp day schedule - note these times are not exact and schedules are always subject to change.

Day Camp Sample Schedule
8:00-9:30am Arrival/free choice time in AEP room and lower school play yard
9:30-10:00am Morning snack and circle time
10:00-11:30am Choice time*
11:30-12:00pm Lunch time
12:00-12:45pm Recess on lower school play yard or roof
12:45-2:15pm Choice time*
2:15-2:45pm Afternoon snack and recess
2:45-4:15pm Choice time*
4:15-6:00pm Relaxation time (typically accompanied by a movie and snack)

*Choice time varies from week to week. We typically spend these times in the gym, Innovate & Create space, on the roof, or working on an activity in the AEP room.

Are Day Camps available during school half days?

Yes! On any half day of school with noon dismissal, AEP is available from 12:00 - 6:00 pm at the drop-in rate of $14.00 per hour. There is no need to pre-register. Students should bring a lunch to school as the cafeteria is closed on half days.

Is lunch provided?

Lunch is not provided on camp days; please have your student bring a packed lunch.