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 full-day camps for different age groups are available from 9:00 a.m to 3:30 p.m.

Kindergarten Kickstart is designed specifically for CDS incoming kindergartners. Each week will focus on preparing students for the daily schedule and expectations of a kindergarten classroom.

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 or Erin Dayton-Jones at (415) 861-5432 ext. 380 or erind@cds-sf.org.

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!

(Note: This camp will be offered only in the morning for first and second graders and only in the afternoon for third through fifth graders. Please contact camp administrators for options during the other half of the day.)

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!

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

Farmers' Market

Celebrate locally-grown food by visiting some of the farmers’ markets that our city has to offer! Participants will be challenged to navigate the market, interview vendors, and collaborate in making a farmers’ market feast with all that we gather on our trips.

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!

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!

Jewelry Making

Tap into your creativity in a camp filled with art and beading bliss! After an opening circle of friendship-building games, campers will jump into the artistic process and come away with the skills to make a brand new collection of gorgeous art and jewelry pieces! We teach a wide array of art and jewelry techniques. Students will learn techniques working with clay, metal, etching, beading, patina, stamping and dapping, mosaics, candle & soap making, painting, tie-dye, and copper etching.

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!

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!

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!

(Note: This camp will be offered only in the morning for first and second graders and only in the afternoon for third through fifth graders. Please contact camp administrators for options during the other half of the day.)

Farmers' Market

Celebrate locally-grown food by visiting some of the farmers’ markets that our city has to offer! Participants will be challenged to navigate the market, interview vendors, and collaborate in making a farmers’ market feast with all that we gather on our trips.

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.

Movie Making

Have you ever wanted to create and act in your own movie? This week-long camp will teach students foundational acting, improvisation, and movie making. 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 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.

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!

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 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.

Farmers' Market

Celebrate locally-grown food by visiting some of the farmers’ markets that our city has to offer! Participants will be challenged to navigate the market, interview vendors, and collaborate in making a farmers’ market feast with all that we gather on our trips.

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!

Movie Making

Have you ever wanted to create and act in your own movie? This week-long camp will teach students foundational acting, improvisation, and movie making. 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 and movie premiere!

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

Kindergarten Kickstart! ONLY for students entering CDS Kindergarten in Fall 2019:

Garden Life, July 8—12

At CDS we are graced with a beautiful garden, home to a wealth of plants, growing foods, lively animals, and plenty of learning opportunities! In Garden Life, students will engage in a number of activities and projects that incorporate the animals, plants, and lessons we find in a garden. We will go beyond the CDS garden to create exotic flowers and learn important lessons about seeds, compost, and the value and fun that can be had in gardens. Children will have an opportunity to exercise introductory math skills, group work, arts and crafts and, above all, fun! We hope to see you during this exciting and educational week.

World Travelers, July 15–19

Calling all intrepid explorers! Is there anywhere in the world that you have always wanted to travel? You will have that chance in this fast-paced week of transcontinental travel. We will metaphorically circle the globe to learn about music, language, clothing, art, and much more from all around the world. Africa, Asia, South America, here we come!

Sea Creatures, July 22—26

Does it seem crazy that we know more about outer space than the world’s oceans? In Sea Creatures, we will dive deep into exploration and wonder as we discover the ocean’s wildlife. Studying whales, dolphins, jellyfish, and more, we will use a variety of skill sets to learn about what lies in the darkest depths of the sea. We’ll count the number of legs an octopus uses to swim, create our own tropical fish using craft supplies, and discover new, exciting songs about the great blue sea. We hope you can join us as we grab our scuba gear and dive down to take a peek at the world’s greatest mystery of life: the ocean!

Art in Nature, July 29—August 2

Nature is all around us, but during this week we’ll take time to slow down and smell the flowers. And leaves. And dirt! We’ll become explorers extraordinaire, engaging in a number of activities and projects that are inspired by the great outdoors. Imagine tissue paper flowers, mason jar terrariums, pebble art, and flower crowns. These projects will give campers the opportunity to look at nature in a new way!

Animals of the Jungle, August 5—9

During this exciting week, we will explore some of the wildest and most amazing creatures found in jungles around the world! We’ll explore this vast world through creative projects such as bug making, caterpillar counting, monkey matchmaking games, and endless other hands-on activities. Children will have an opportunity to practice introductory math skills such as counting, work in groups to practice social skills, and learn exciting information about their favorite jungle creatures. Join us as we swing from branch to branch during this fantastically fun week.

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