Summer Camps

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San Francisco Day School is excited to offer comprehensive summer programming to students currently enrolled at SF Day.  Listed below, you will find information on the 2019 summer camp programs. If you have any questions after the registration process, please contact Rob Eifler at reifler@sfday.org or (415) 568-3650.

When registering for camp, please select the applicable camp weeks.  If you would like to sign up for multiple weeks of the same camp, please check the age restrictions and remember to click each individual week of camp.  Your registration will be confirmed by a Camp Director via email upon submission. Please note that due to our low student:camper ratio, there will be limited space in each camp.
 

PAYMENT INFORMATION

For all camps, payment will be added to your monthly bill from SF Day upon registration.

Financial assistance is available for all students based on the tuition discount amount that was awarded by SF Day for the 2018-19 school year.  Upon registration, you will receive your financial assistance award in your confirmation email from the Camp Director.  If you would like to know your financial assistance percentage for summer camp, you can also email Rob Eifler before you register.

Summer Camp 2019 Information

FAQs

Is financial assistance available for Summer Camp?

Yes, our discount package for summer is a tiered discount system.  Your discounted tuition percentage awarded from SF Day will put you into one of three tiers.  If you would like to know your summer financial assistance package, please contact Robert Eifler (reifler@sfday.org) directly.

 

What age group does my student fall into?

Our grade levels listed with our weekly camp offerings are for entering grade levels (if your student was in first grade this year, they would be eligible for any second-grade camp opportunities).  We tend to enforce this strictly as our curriculum is often based around what students have learned or help set them up for success next school year.

 

Who are our camp counselors?

Our camp counselors are all employees of San Francisco Day School.  The overwhelming majority of our counselors are classroom or specialty teachers.  If your student really wants to be with a specific counselor, we can often support those requests.

 

Do I need to bring a lunch to camp?

No need to bring a lunch this summer! Our cafeteria team will be working throughout the summer months and the cost of lunch is incorporated into our camp budget.  Our lunch system does work a little differently than during the school year, as the salad bar is limited and we do not have the opportunities for seconds, but your student will not go hungry!

 

When does camp begin and end?

All of our camps officially begin at 9:00 a.m.  We have time for students to play and get some energy out, have a morning snack and check in before we go off to our groups at 9:15 a.m.  Camp ends at 3:30 p.m. and students will be brought out to Golden Gate Avenue for pickup.

 

Is there extended care available?

Yes! We officially open in the morning at 8:00 a.m. and close at 6:00 p.m.  If you need to arrive early or stay after camp ends, we bill hourly as we would for AEP during the school year and your tuition discount number applies directly to this time (as it would during the school year).

Dolphin Camp - Grades 1-5; 9AM-3:30PM

SF Day Dolphin Camp is available to current first through fifth-grade students.  Students will be placed in a camp group based on their age level.  All counselors are current San Francisco Day School teachers or AEP staff that will be caring for our students and designing specific curriculum to keep students active and help prevent summer learning loss.  Each week has a specific theme that will have appropriate field trips.  

Hours: 9:00 a.m. -3:30 p.m.
Fee: $350 per week*
*Week 3 will be pro-rated to $250 due to the 4th of July holiday
Limited to 22 students/week

Week 1 -  Human Body (June 17-21)
This week is all about us! We will spend time exploring how the body works, what it does, and why! Besides some experiments, we will spend time on a fun field trip connecting us to the things we have learned at the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose!

Week 2 - All Star Sports (June 24-28) - THIS CAMP IS FULL; STUDENTS WILL BE ADDED TO A WAITLIST
Get out and play this week with our multi-sport camp for all ages! This camp will focus on developing teamwork, coordination, and good sportsmanship in a wide variety of sports. Campers will work hard with Mr. Crosby and other camp counselors. We will play hard in daily games and activities to build skills and confidence in sports such as soccer, basketball, volleyball, and more!

Week 3 - Performing Arts (July 1-3) No Camp on 7/4 or 7/5
If your camper is interested in theatre, or just looking for some exciting new challenges, performing arts week is sure to deliver! We will focus on drama, music and movement over three days playing improv and movement games and learning about dance, choreography, and how to use our voices!

Week 4 - Makers and Doers (July 8-12)
This week is a chance to build and create! Our students are all makers and doers and this is a great chance to refine our creation skills.  We will spend time refining the design process and solving unique challenges that are often presented to us in the everyday world. This is a chance to let your creativity and imagination out and bring home creations you might use in your daily lives.

Week 5 - Air and Space (July 15-19)
This is a week-long aerospace-themed camp.  We might take a trip to the moon, build a robot, learn about rockets, or try out our own flying machines.  We will also spend a day at the Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland! Campers of all abilities and knowledge of air and space are encouraged to join as the best air and space teams are composed of a well-balanced team.

Week 6 - Outdoor Adventures (July 22-26) 
For campers who like to explore the outdoors, this week is sure to be lots of fun! Activities will include geocaching, nature crafts, scavenger hunts, water activities, and even some daytime "camping" experience. The majority of this week will be spent off campus exploring the city and getting outdoors!

Week 7 - Amusement/Carnival Games (July 29-August 2) - THIS CAMP IS FULL; STUDENTS WILL BE ADDED TO A WAITLIST.
Our final week in camp is a celebration culminating everything we have learned this summer. Even if your student did not join us for any other camp weeks they will have a blast planning and creating their own carnival experience.  Students will have plenty of choices of how they would like to participate in this experience and we will spend a day working with the Circus Center of San Francisco to add to our experience.

Innovate & Create Camp - 9AM-4PM

The SF Day Innovate & Create Space will be home to a broad range of rich learning opportunities throughout the summer.  These camps will be taught by SF Day teachers.  Please note there is limited space.

Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $550 per week

Week 1 - Adventures in Math with Ms. Kitfield; Grades 1-4 (June 17-21)
Keep your math skills fresh exploring topics both covered and not covered during the school year. This camp is open to all levels of mathematicians. Stay engaged with the world around you and see how math holds it all together! We just ask that your student is interested in exploring their math skills and we will make sure they have fun!

Week 2 - Robotics with Ms. Costello; Grades 4-6 (June 24-29) - THIS CAMP IS FULL; STUDENTS WILL BE ADDED TO A WAITLIST.
Like robots? Ms. Costello will be all ready to help us build, code, and play with all sorts of different robots. We will also be able to experiment with new tools that we do not usually get access to during the school year. This class has limited space for fourth-sixth graders.

Week 4 - Adventures in Math with Mr. Turner; Grades 5-8 (July 8-12)
Keep your math skills fresh exploring topics not covered during the school year. This camp is open to all levels of mathematicians. Stay engaged with the world around you and see how math holds it all together! We will spend time drawing fractals and building a 3D model of the Sierpinski Triangle, using the Golden Ratio to recreate masterpieces of art, building the Platonic solids and exploring proportion and symmetry using the Zome system. Questions to explore: How was the Golden Ratio used in art and architecture? Can you inscribe a Zome cube inside a dodecahedron so that every vertex of the cube is a vertex of the dodecahedron? Build a dodecahedron with an inscribed tetrahedron. Can you write a ratio comparing the volume of the tetrahedron to the volume of the dodecahedron?

Week 5 - Gardening and Cooking with Ms. Coffelt; Grades 1-3 (July 15-19) - THIS CAMP IS FULL; STUDENTS WILL BE ADDED TO A WAITLIST.
In this camp we will plant seeds to sprout, pick herbs and vegetables from the garden, and use them to make delicious foods. We will construct salads with fresh lettuce and edible flowers. Always making recipes from scratch, we will bake bread and craft our own raviolis. Traveling around the globe, we will sample different fruits and spices from different parts of the world.

Week 6 - Makery with Ms. Coffelt; Grades 2-5 (July 22-26) - THIS CAMP IS FULL; STUDENTS WILL BE ADDED TO A WAITLIST.
Get creative in the Maker Lab. You will use the laser cutter to make engraved boxes and pendants. Learn to lay out a striking image and print a T-shirt or canvas bag with your own design. Use your imagination to build, paper cut, 3D print, craft and construct. Bring your full imagination and we can help you bring your ideas to life.

Week 7 - Engineering & Design with Ms. T; Grades 2-5 (July 29-August 2) - THIS CAMP IS FULL; STUDENTS WILL BE ADDED TO A WAITLIST.
Our week-long engineering camp will focus on having fun building rockets, bridges, boats, and planes. The Innovate & Create space will serve as our hub but camp will allow us the opportunity test out our creations all over campus. This will be the last chance for students to be involved in Innovate & Create camps at SF Day before returning in August.

Creative Writing Camp; Grades 5-8; 9AM-3:30PM

Our Creative Writing camps will be taught by SF Day teachers. Join Ms. Piersol or Mr. Maynard for some creative writing! You will also “accidentally” improve your proofreading and editing skills; learn how to write clear, correctly punctuated sentences; practice tried-and-true methods for organizing paragraphs; put “show, not tell” into action as a creative writer; and much more. Join in for some creative summer fun that will pay off in the fall!

Week 1 - Creative Writing with Mr. Maynard (June 17-21) - This is a half day camp!
Hours: 12:00-3:30 p.m.  
​​​​​​​Fee: $275 per week

Week 2 - Creative Writing with Ms. Piersol (June 24-28) - THIS CAMP IS FULL; STUDENTS WILL BE ADDED TO A WAITLIST. 
Hours: 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Fee:  $550 per week
 

CIT Camp - Grades 6-8

CIT, or Counselor in Training Camp, is an outstanding opportunity for current sixth, seventh, and eighth graders to take on a leadership role during the summer. This camp will partner each CIT with a lead counselor who will help them better understand how to work with students in a professional setting. All CITs will also meet with our camp staff each week to go through professional development workshops in addition to their responsibilities supporting our campers throughout the week. Due to the number of students in camp, we can only accommodate 2 CITs per week of Dolphin Camp.

Week 1 - $300 (June 17-21) 
Week 2 - $300 (June 24-28)
Week 3 - $240 (July 1-3; no camp on July 4) - Week 3 will be prorated to $240 due to the 4th of July holiday
Week 4 - $300 (July 8-12)
Week 5 - $300 (July 15-19)
Week 6 - $300 (July 22-26)
Week 7 - $300 (July 29-August 2)

Volleyball Clinic/Camp - June 12-14; June 17-21 (Clinic/Camp)

June 12-14: 3-Day Clinic (9AM-Noon) $175
June 17-21: 5-Day Camp (1-4PM) $250

Girls 9-14; SF Day Gym; Coach: Mary O'Brien

Dolphin Volleyball Camp is a place where families can be confident that their daughter actively receives sound instruction from experienced volleyball coaches and student athletes. This camp is intended for individuals who wish to improve their skills and understand the game of volleyball. The camp will focus on skill development and teamwork, as well as offensive play, defensive play, and strategies. The philosophy of the camp is one that mirrors the San Francisco Day School athletic program, where children are challenged to improve their individual skills, build confidence, and better understand the game. 

Basketball Camp - June 12-14; June 17-21 (2 Sessions)

Dolphin Basketball Camp is where parents can be sure their child is getting sound instruction from familiar faces of the San Francisco Day School faculty. This camp is for individuals who want to improve their skill and understanding of the game of basketball. The camp will focus on skill development, teamwork, and offensive and defensive positions. The philosophy of the camp is one that mirrors the San Francisco Day School athletic program. Every child will be challenged to improve their individual skill level by a staff of committed coaches who want to help young athletes strive to improve.

Lower School Basketball: June 12-14, 2019 - This camp is full; students will be added to a waitlist.
Boys & Girls Grades K-3 (CURRENT K-3rd graders)
1:00-4:00 p.m.
$200 per session
Coach: Damian Crosby (dcrosby@sfday.org)

Upper School Basketball Camp: June 17-21, 2019 - This camp is full; students will be added to a waitlist.
Boys & Girls Grades 4-8 (CURRENT 4th-8th graders)
9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
$200 per session
Coach: Damian Crosby (dcrosby@sfday.org

 

Soccer Camp - August 5-9; Grades Pre-K-7, 9AM-Noon

DATE TBD - Grades Pre-K - 7th
9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
$240 per session - Location TBD

Coach: Steve Roberts (sroberts@sfday.org)

Soccer Camp will focus on the fundamental skills of the game, teamwork, rules of the game, and some relevant tactics. Each day will include small-sided, COPA-style games (5-on-5, 6-on-6), where the participants will have the opportunity to demonstrate newly acquired skills in game situations. The philosophy of the camp is one that mirrors the SF Day sports program, where each child is challenged to improve their individual skill level while enjoying all that the game has to offer.

Art Forts - June 17-21; 9AM-3PM

June 17-21
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
$550 per session
To sign up, please contact: Karen Richards (krichards@sfday.org)

Art Forts is returning! Stay tuned for details.

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Extended Care

Extended care is available for all camps located at San Francisco Day School.  For camps taking place offsite, we can provide childcare both before and after but are unable to provide transportation to or from camp locations. Extended care is offered as an additional cost at our drop-in AEP rate of $14/hour.  If you have specific questions about extended care, please contact Rob Eifler (reifler@sfday.org).

Before-Care Hours:
8:00-9:00 a.m. 

After-Care Hours:
3:30-6:00 p.m.