LOWER SCHOOL RISING 1–2

LOWER SCHOOL RISING 1–2

LOWER SCHOOL RISING 1–2

LOWER  SCHOOL RISING 1–2

LOWER SCHOOL RISING 1–2

LOWER SCHOOL RISING 1–2

LOWER SCHOOL RISING 1–2

LOWER SCHOOL RISING 1–2

LOWER SCHOOL RISING 1–2

LOWER SCHOOL RISING 1–2

LOWER SCHOOL RISING 1–2

LOWER SCHOOL RISING 1–2

LOWER SCHOOL RISING 1–2

Lower School camps are designed to offer a variety of enrichment, skill-building and play opportunities. Each week, a variety of half-day camps for different age groups are available from 9:00–12:00 in the morning and 12:30–3:30 in the afternoon. Additionally, full day camps for all Lower School students are also available each week, although you will still have to sign up for both the AM and PM section. Students are encouraged to attend both the morning and afternoon sessions of the camps, but separate a.m. and p.m. registration is available for students choosing two different half-day camps in their age group.

REGISTER HERE. You will be redirected to UltraCamp, our online camp management website. There, you can create an account and log in to make reservations based on availability of the current camp sessions and also make camp payments. Should you have any questions, please contact Chris Teare at (415) 861-5432 ext. 315 or christ@cds-sf.org.

We have identified three outside vendors to partner with us during the week of August 20-24, when summer camp will not be available for Lower and Middle School:

  • Camp Edmo will be running a week of camp in the Presidio.
  • Wheel Kids is offering their Adventure Riding Camp for independent riders entering grades 1-8.
  • Our friends at Tree Frog Treks will help our campers build leadership and critical thinking skills through adventuring in nature with peers and instructors.

Session I: June 24 – June 28

Woodworking

Nobody’s too young to learn the basics of woodworking, and our week-long workshop will expose our campers to shop safety, simple hand tools, and the joy that comes from making something for yourself. Projects may include simple wooden looms, bird houses, or book boxes. For safety reasons this camp has a very low enrollment cap, so sign up fast!

Carnival Camp

During carnival camp, students will build and run their very own carnival, complete with games, concession stands, and attractions. Everybody loves a day at the carnival, so come join us for our very own CDS Summer Camp Carnival.

Soccer Super Stars

Using age-appropriate and highly effective drills and curricula, children will master the soccer skills of dribbling, passing, shooting, and defending. Each day will be an opportunity to be immersed in a specific skill and will culminate in a soccer match. All of this takes place in an atmosphere where having fun, trying your best, and displaying good sportsmanship are more important than winning. Children of all skill levels are welcome to join!

Science Adventure

We will be exploring all kinds of science experiments, including painting with ice, making mud bricks, turning a cup into a phone, and creating awesome goo with nothing but our hands. Join us for science exploration, where our minds and bodies will be fully engaged in a variety of enriching activities – everyone is a scientist!

WeDo Robotics Powered by Playwell TEKnologies

Build and program robots in this introductory Robotics class using the LEGO WeDo system. Learn basic programming skills, simple engineering concepts, and the names of robot components. Work in small groups to complete several projects using tilt and motion sensors. This is a great way to prepare young robotics enthusiasts for our more advanced robotics programs!

Actors and Directors

Have you ever wanted to create and act in your own play? This week-long camp will teach students foundational acting, improvisation, and playwriting. We introduce consistent use of tools and habits that allow students to develop and explore self-expression and creativity, while finishing the week with an original work.

Session II: July 1 – July 5 (no camp July 4)

Basketball All Stars

During this week, li’l ballers will practice everything from dribbling to defense and lay-ups to free throws. Grab your Powerade and lace up those sneakers tight as you dribble into a ton of basketball fun. Next stop, Warriors tryouts!

Photography

Do you have a keen eye for photography? Come learn how to take digital photos and explore the world through the lens of a camera. We will focus on portraits and landscapes, and go on photo field trips in the city. At the end of the program, all campers will obtain their very own printed book of photos.

Mini Coding Dojo with CodeFu

Using different computer platforms coupled with hands-on board games that promote social problem-solving, Code Fu’s K-2 Dojo teaches students the computational logic of computer science/coding and also provides them with an introduction to a number of coding languages. The second session will focus on tangible coding and introduce robotic coding using a number of coding robots such as Cubetto!

Model SF

Campers will strike out into the city, going on trips to locations that they select. They will create observational records through writing, drawing, and photography, and then return to campus to create a project inspired by the city of San Francisco. Perhaps we’ll create a scale model of Dolores Park or be inspired to create our own murals like the one on the Women’s Building. The possibilities are endless!

Science Adventure

We will be exploring all kinds of science experiments, including painting with ice, making mud bricks, turning a cup into a phone, and creating awesome goo with nothing but our hands. Join us for science exploration, where our minds and bodies will be fully engaged in a variety of enriching activities – everyone is a scientist!

Cooking Camp

We’ll explore flavors that range from spicy to sweet to savory as we create our very own recipes. We will harvest fruit and vegetables from our garden and use math to measure, weigh, and sort our ingredients. We’ll conduct experiments with everyday items found in the kitchen and write our own cookbooks. During these two weeks, all the wonders and possibilities of cooking will be explored—don’t miss out on this culinary treat!

Session III: July 8 – July 12

Colors in Art

In this camp, our young artists will explore the different dimensions of color in art. We will make our own watercolors, tie-dye t-shirts, experiment with natural dyes, and examine the effects that changes in color have on our perception. Students will go home with colorful creations each day.

Sports, Games, and Physical Activity

Hearken back to the good ol’ days, meeting up at the cul-de-sac for a day of no-frills fun! Through activities like cornhole, capture the flag, knock out, and flag football, students will learn the importance of teamwork and good sportsmanship while having a blast!

Magic Camp

Welcome to the world of magic, where every child is a star! In this unique summer camp, students build self-confidence, performance skills, and theatrical charm to wow their audience with tricks from their very own magic kits. New to the world of magic? This is the perfect place to start! This course offers an experienced instructor, a step-by-step guidebook, and access to tutorial videos so children can continue their practice at home!

Jedi Engineering Powered by PlayWell TEKnologies

Build and program robots inspired by a galaxy far, far away using the LEGO WeDo system! Lift an X-Wing from Dagobah Swamp, program a droid-sorting factory, and land an Imperial Shuttle using motion sensors. In small groups, campers will learn basic programming, engineering, and robotics concepts in a fun Jedi-themed environment.

Session IV: July 15 – July 19

Carnival Camp

During carnival camp, students will build and run their very own carnival, complete with games, concession stands, and attractions. Everybody loves a day at the carnival, so come join us for our very own CDS Summer Camp Carnival.

Soccer Super Stars

Using age-appropriate and highly effective drills and curricula, children will master the soccer skills of dribbling, passing, shooting, and defending. Each day will be an opportunity to be immersed in a specific skill and will culminate in a soccer match. All of this takes place in an atmosphere where having fun, trying your best, and displaying good sportsmanship are more important than winning. Children of all skill levels are welcome to join!

Science Adventure

We will be exploring all kinds of science experiments, including painting with ice, making mud bricks, turning a cup into a phone, and creating awesome goo with nothing but our hands. Join us for science exploration, where our minds and bodies will be fully engaged in a variety of enriching activities – everyone is a scientist!

Actors and Directors

Have you ever wanted to create and act in your own play? This week-long camp will teach students foundational acting, improvisation, and playwriting. We introduce consistent use of tools and habits that allow students to develop and explore self-expression and creativity, while finishing the week with an original work.

Cooking Camp

We’ll explore flavors that range from spicy to sweet to savory as we create our very own recipes. We will harvest fruit and vegetables from our garden and use math to measure, weigh, and sort our ingredients. We’ll conduct experiments with everyday items found in the kitchen and write our own cookbooks. During these two weeks, all the wonders and possibilities of cooking will be explored—don’t miss out on this culinary treat!

Session V: July 22 – July 26

Woodworking

Nobody’s too young to learn the basics of woodworking, and our week-long workshop will expose our campers to shop safety, simple hand tools, and the joy that comes from making something for yourself. Projects may include simple wooden looms, bird houses, or book boxes. For safety reasons this camp has a very low enrollment cap, so sign up fast!

Basketball All Stars

During this week, li’l ballers will practice everything from dribbling to defense and lay-ups to free throws. Grab your Powerade and lace up those sneakers tight as you dribble into a ton of basketball fun. Next stop, Warriors tryouts!

Photography

Do you have a keen eye for photography? Come learn how to take digital photos and explore the world through the lens of a camera. We will focus on portraits and landscapes, and go on photo field trips in the city. At the end of the program, all campers will obtain their very own printed book of photos.

Magic Camp

Welcome to the world of magic, where every child is a star! In this unique summer camp, students build self-confidence, performance skills, and theatrical charm to wow their audience with tricks from their very own magic kits. New to the world of magic? This is the perfect place to start! This course offers an experienced instructor, a step-by-step guidebook, and access to tutorial videos so children can continue their practice at home!

Session VI: July 29 – August 2

Colors in Art

In this camp, our young artists will explore the different dimensions of color in art. We will make our own watercolors, tie-dye t-shirts, experiment with natural dyes, and examine the effects that changes in color have on our perception. Students will go home with colorful creations each day.

Woodworking

Nobody’s too young to learn the basics of woodworking, and our week-long workshop will expose our campers to shop safety, simple hand tools, and the joy that comes from making something for yourself. Projects may include simple wooden looms, bird houses, or book boxes. For safety reasons this camp has a very low enrollment cap, so sign up fast!

Sports, Games, and Physical Activity

Hearken back to the good ol’ days, meeting up at the cul-de-sac for a day of no-frills fun! Through activities like cornhole, capture the flag, knock out, and flag football, students will learn the importance of teamwork and good sportsmanship while having a blast!

Mini Coding Dojo with CodeFu

Using different computer platforms coupled with hands-on board games that promote social problem-solving, Code Fu’s K-2 Dojo teaches students the computational logic of computer science/coding and also provides them with an introduction to a number of coding languages. The second session will focus on tangible coding and introduce robotic coding using a number of coding robots such as Cubetto!

Session VII: August 5 – August 9

Carnival Camp

During carnival camp students will build and run their very own carnival, complete with games, concession stands, and attractions. Everybody loves a day at the carnival, so come join us for our very own CDS Summer Camp Carnival.

Soccer Super Stars

Using age-appropriate and highly effective drills and curricula, children will master the soccer skills of dribbling, passing, shooting, and defending. Each day will be an opportunity to be immersed in a specific skill and will culminate in a soccer match. All of this takes place in an atmosphere where having fun, trying your best, and displaying good sportsmanship are more important than winning. Children of all skill levels are welcome to join!

Science Adventure

We will be exploring all kinds of science experiments, including painting with ice, making mud bricks, turning a cup into a phone, and creating awesome goo with nothing but our hands. Join us for science exploration, where our minds and bodies will be fully engaged in a variety of enriching acativities – everyone is a scientist!

Actors and Directors

Have you ever wanted to create and act in your own play? This week-long camp will teach students foundational acting, improvisation, and playwriting. We introduce consistent use of tools and habits that allow students to develop and explore self-expression and creativity, while finishing the week with an original work.

 

Daily Schedule for Elementary Campers:

8:00–9:00 a.m.          Drop off/free play on the yard

9:00–10:00 a.m.         All group activity

10:00–11:00 a.m.        Camp activity time

11:00–11:10 p.m.         Snack time

11:10–12:00 a.m.         Camp activity time

12:00–12:30 p.m.        Lunch

12:30–2:30 p.m.         Camp activity time

2:30–2:40 p.m.           Snack time

2:40–3:30 p.m.           All group activity

3:30–6:00 p.m.           Aftercare

If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to contact us!