Summer Camps

Welcome! Registration for Summer 2021 will officially open on Monday, March 8th, at 12:00pm.  

San Francisco Day School is excited to offer summer programming to its currently enrolled students.  Camp will look a little different this summer so please make sure to review our information below before registering.

We will be offering both in-person and online camps this summer following guidelines from the San Francisco Department of Public Health. All in-person camp offerings will be held in 3 week-long sessions.  This means students are required to sign up for 3 weeks of camp at a time and will be within their pod of campers and counselors for the duration of each camp rotation.  These pods are limited to no more than 16 humans (adults and children) and our registration for each camp will reflect these numbers.  The number of adults and students in each camp may differ in each session. 

Please thoroughly first review all of our information below.  If you still have unanswered questions please contact Rob Eifler at reifler@sfday.org or Nicole Lane at NLane@sfday.org 

 

REGISTER FOR CAMP HERE

 

Camp Offerings 

 

Session 1 (June 14th-July 2nd)

 

From Script to Screen 

Grade: Rising 3rd-5th Graders

Fee: $1650 per student

Campers will have the opportunity to learn what it really means to tell a story and how to put their vision into action.  We will spend time working collaboratively and individually and engaging in every part of the filmmaking process all while creating a narrative film of your own.  We need both on-screen and behind-the-scenes campers to make this movie happen!

 

Shark Tank and Myth Busters 

Grade: Rising 3rd, 4th, and rising 5th grade grade students

Fee: $1650 per student

Do you have an amazing invention that you want to bring to life? A myth you want to debunk? Whether BIG or small, let’s put your ideas to the test. This summer you will design experiments, create prototypes, test and solve, all while having fun!  We will be able to use some of our cool tech tools in the Innovation Space to challenge us and we will create some of our own new machines as well. 

 

Adventure Camp 

Grade: Rising 1st-2nd Grade students

Fee: $1650 per student

Our adventure camp is designed to ditch the screens and get students outdoors and learn about the world around them.  We will spend the majority of this camp exploring and learning about the city from a new perspective.  Our creative times will be spent learning about artwork that can be found in nature and creating our own.  Be ready to move and learn about parts of San Francisco you’ve never seen. 

 

CIT (Counselor in Training) Opportunities

Rising 7th & 8th grade students

Offered all 3 rotations

Fee: $1650 

We are able to offer Counselor in Training (CIT) opportunities this summer.  Students will be leaders during their times as CITs to help students have a safe and successful camp experience.  CITs will also better understand how to manage conflict and prepare and even lead daily lessons.  Due to our camp restrictions this summer, these leaders will be tied to their individual pod of students and will not be working with other CITs during each session of camp. These counselors in training opportunities will also be held in 3-week sessions. 

CIT space is very limited and we may not be able to accommodate all interested students.

 

SSAT Prep Camp - June 14th-June 18th *Online only - partial day*

Grade: Rising 8th Grade students

Fee: $450 per student

Students will review the overall structure and format of the SSAT.  Core strategies that are applicable to each section will be presented.  For each substantive section, tailored strategies will be presented in the context of problem solving. Various techniques to improve and expand vocabulary will be discussed and worked on.  Elements of "8th grade math" that now show up on the SSAT with greater frequency will be reviewed.  At the end of each session, the goal is to have each student feel more relaxed and confident as they prepare for the SSAT.

Classes emphasize student participation and practice.  New concepts are presented and students will be given assignments to reinforce the material.  Students will have the opportunity to stay in the Zoom room as they work and will have nightly assignments which should take approximately 20 minutes.


Session 2 (July 6th-July 23rd)

 

Design Lab

Grade: Rising 5th - 8th 

Fee: $1650 per student 

This camp, designed for our older campers, will focus on design thinking and creative problem solving. Through daily challenges, campers will learn the ins and outs of bringing an invention to life from designing prototypes to product launch.

 

Adventure Camp 

Grade: Rising 3rd,  4th, and rising 5th Grade students

Fee: $1650 per student

Our adventure camp is designed to ditch the screens and get students outdoors and learn about the world around them.  We will spend the majority of this camp exploring and learning about the city from a new perspective.  Our creative times will be spent learning about artwork that can be found in nature and creating our own.  Be ready to move and learn about parts of San Francisco you’ve never seen before.

 

Textile Art & Design

Grade: Rising 1st & 2nd Grade students

Fee: $1650 per student

Ever want to make your own print, pattern, shirt, or even mask? In this camp, you will get the chance to explore the world of textile design. From macrame to embroidery, dyeing to printmaking, you will have the opportunity to try various mediums and take home your wearable designs. We will even be able to use some of the cool machines in our Innovation Lab to help us design and create!

 

CIT (Counselor in Training) Opportunities

Rising 7th & 8th grade students

Offered all 3 rotations

Fee: $1650 

We are able to offer Counselor in Training (CIT) opportunities this summer.  Students will be leaders during their times as CITs to help students have a safe and successful camp experience.  CITs will also better understand how to manage conflict and prepare and even lead daily lessons.  Due to our camp restrictions this summer, these leaders will be tied to their individual pod of students and will not be working with other CITs during each session of camp. These counselors in training opportunities will also be held in 3-week sessions. 

CIT space is very limited and we may not be able to accommodate all interested students.


 

Session 3 (July 26th-August 13th)

 

Urban Trekking 

Grade: Rising 6th-8th Grade students

Fee: $1650 per student

This camp is geared towards our older campers. We will spend the majority of this camp with our peers exploring and learning about the city from a new perspective.  We will ditch the screens and get to know our surroundings through journaling and photography. Our creative times will be spent learning about artwork that can be found in nature and creating our own and will also be spending time going on longer hikes throughout the city.  Be ready to move and learn about parts of San Francisco you’ve never seen before.

 

Simon Says Play! 

Grade: Rising 1st-2nd Grade students

Fee: $1650 per student

What a great time to be outside! We are going to focus on games and sports during this camp time.  Students will spend their day onsite at SF Day and throughout the city playing and staying active.  We will spend time playing some team games and learning some new games students have never played before.  While we will spend the majority of our day on site, we may also travel and play at some nearby parks.  

 

Innovation and Creation 

Grade: Rising 1st & 2nd grade students

Fee: $1650 per student

Campers will shape and build their innovative skills as they work individually or collaboratively to develop creative scientific projects aimed at tackling some of the issues in today’s world.  A large portion of our day will also be spent outdoors as we need to understand how the world around us works before we can change it.  This camp will require students to brush up on math skills and will help students start thinking about how we can view coding in our world.  

 

Dolphin Sports Camp 

Grade: 3rd-5th Grade students

Fee: $1650 per student

We are excited to spend this time in camp staying active and playing a wide variety of sports.  Campers interested in playing sports and outdoor games should join us for this three week camp where they will develop skills and play games while getting to understand the importance of sportsmanship and teamwork.  Lots of team sports and games will be played throughout this camp time.  

 

How to be a Dolphin 

Grade: Entering K Students

Fee: $1650 per student

* Registration for this camp will open on Saturday, March 27th at 12 pm 

This half day camp is specifically designed for rising Kindergarten students.  Campers will be able to spend time with their new classmates designing and creating on their own or with their peers, while also getting to learn more about their new school community.  Campers will not necessarily be partnered with their classmates for next year but will have a chance to learn more about what it's like to be a Dolphin at SF Day while playing games, learning and having fun.  

 

CIT (Counselor in Training) Opportunities

Rising 7th & 8th grade students

Offered all 3 rotations

Fee: $1650 

We are able to offer Counselor in Training (CIT) opportunities this summer.  Students will be leaders during their times as CITs to help students have a safe and successful camp experience.  CITs will also better understand how to manage conflict and prepare and even lead daily lessons.  Due to our camp restrictions this summer, these leaders will be tied to their individual pod of students and will not be working with other CITs during each session of camp. These counselors in training opportunities will also be held in 3-week sessions

CIT space is very limited and we may not be able to accommodate all interested students.


Music Lessons

All grade levels

Offered throughout the summer

More details here

Our music instructors will continue to be available throughout the summer for individual online lessons.  Please review our music lesson page and policies before signing up.  If you are interested you can register directly with each music instructor.

 

Summer Camp 2021 Information