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 18 – June 22

AM Camps

Carnival Camp

During the morning session of this full-day camp, students will build and prepare their very own carnival, complete with games, concession stands, attractions, and everything you could ever imagine. Everybody loves a day at the carnival, so come join us for our very own CDS Summer Camp Carnival.

Photography: Our Neighborhood

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 take 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.

Basketball All-Stars!

During the morning session of this full-day camp, everything from dribbling to defense and lay-ups to free throws will be covered in an early introduction to all things basketball. Grab your Gatorade and lace up those sneakers tight as you dribble into a ton of basketball fun with our experienced coaches.

PM Camps

Carnival Camp

During the afternoon session of this full-day camp, students will build and prepare their very own carnival, complete with games, concession stands, attractions, and everything you could ever imagine. Everybody loves a day at the carnival, so come join us for our very own CDS Summer Camp Carnival.

Robotics Using LEGO WeDo

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.

Basketball All-Stars!

During the afternoon session of this full-day camp, everything from dribbling to defense and lay-ups to free throws will be covered in an early introduction to all things basketball. Grab your Gatorade and lace up those sneakers tight as you dribble into a ton of basketball fun with our experienced coaches.

Session II: June 25 – June 29

AM Camps

Perler Bead Mania

Think perler beads are only for one-dimensional works of art? Think again! In Perler Bead Mania, we will explore the 3D world by creating art pieces resembling everything from rainforests to miniature furniture. If you can think it, we can build it!

Intro to Drone Flying Missions

This course is designed for campers with little to no experience flying drones. We use the safest and most reliable drone products on the market (including the Parrot™ drones) for enhanced safety and, most of all, fun. Campers will learn the basics of drone technology and safety before taking to the air. Through the use of iPad flight simulators and clear instructions on basic flying maneuvers, young Drobots pilots will experience a program filled with excitement, games, and learning. Campers work all week long to prepare for the most enjoyable part of the week: the Ultimate Drone Games that include events such as Tic-Tac-Drone, Drone Darts, and Duck-Duck-Drone. All campers go home with interactive workbooks and plenty of Drobots Company keepsakes and trinkets so the memories last long beyond the summer.

Sports, Games, and Physical Activity

Basketball, Soccer, Capture the Flag, stretching, push-ups, jumping jacks and more: anything that involves sports, teamwork, physical activity, and movement will be explored in Sports, Games, and Physical Activity Camp! Not only will campers get to play a ton of sports and games, they will learn the importance of physical activity and sportsmanship through group games and more.

PM Camps

Under the Sea

Time for deep-sea adventures of the imagination! This camp will dive deep into understanding marine life in our great oceans and seas. We will study whales, octopuses, sharks, and more before recreating an image of the deep sea in our own classroom.

Mini Woodworkers

There’s no such thing as being too young to learn the basics of woodworking, and our Mini Woodworkers class will expose our 1st and 2nd grade 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 cap, so sign up fast!

Intro to Drone Flying Missions

This course is designed for campers with little to no experience flying drones. We use the safest and most reliable drone products on the market (including the Parrot™ drones) for enhanced safety and, most of all, fun. Campers will learn the basics of drone technology and safety before taking to the air. Through the use of iPad flight simulators and clear instructions on basic flying maneuvers, young Drobots pilots will experience a program filled with excitement, games, and learning. Campers work all week long to prepare for the most enjoyable part of the week: the Ultimate Drone Games that include events such as Tic-Tac-Drone, Drone Darts, and Duck-Duck-Drone. All campers go home with interactive workbooks and plenty of Drobots Company keepsakes and trinkets so the memories last long beyond the summer.

Sports, Games and Physical Activity

Basketball, Soccer, Capture the Flag, stretching, push-ups, jumping jacks and more: anything that involves sports, teamwork, physical activity, and movement will be explored in Sports, Games, and Physical Activity Camp! Not only will campers get to play a ton of sports and games, they will learn the importance of physical activity and sportsmanship through group games and more.

Session III: July 2 – July 6 (no camp July 4)

AM Camps

Model San Francisco

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!

Basketball All-Stars!

During the morning session of this full-day camp, everything from dribbling to defense and lay-ups to free throws will be covered in an early introduction to all things basketball. Grab your Gatorade and lace up those sneakers tight as you dribble into a ton of basketball fun with our experienced coaches.

PM Camps

Model San Francisco

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!

Basketball All-Stars!

During the afternoon session of this full-day camp, everything from dribbling to defense and lay-ups to free throws will be covered in an early introduction to all things basketball. Grab your Gatorade and lace up those sneakers tight as you dribble into a ton of basketball fun with our experienced coaches.

Ninjaneering With LEGOs

Enter the world of Ninjago and become an apprentice Ninjaneer! Learn the way of Spinjitzu, build the Fire Temple, race Skull Trucks, and encounter the mighty Dragon! Imagine and build unique and fun projects with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor while exploring the fantasy world of Ninjago. This is an ideal way to prepare young Ninjaneers for the challenge of Ninjaneering Masters with LEGO® Materials.

Toymania

Campers will use design thinking to make their very own games and toys that can be played by other campers by the end of the week! The possibilities for games and toys are endless. Board, dice, and role playing games will all be included as campers discover the fun of unplugged games and toys.

Session IV: July 9 – July 13

AM Camps

Kung Fu Seminar

Students embrace a way of life full of confidence, discipline, and self-control that enhances mind, body, and spirit. This week-long seminar class is designed as an exploration of Kung Fu for all students, new and experienced. Children will be focused on improving their strength, spontaneous reactions, hand-eye coordination, and self-defense skills.  This class is also great for kids who are already in other martial arts schools because it will help them advance in their own practice outside of our program.

Carnival Camp

During the morning session of this full-day camp, students will build and prepare their very own carnival, complete with games, concession stands, attractions, and everything you could ever imagine. Everybody loves a day at the carnival, so come join us for our very own CDS Summer Camp Carnival.

Intro to Drone Coding

This program is specifically designed for campers with little to no experience flying drones or coding. Campers will learn the basic principles of coding drones to fly. To complement the coding aspect of the program, we teach the campers how to utilize basic flight terminology to conquer fun and interactive flight challenges. Campers will learn to pitch, yaw, and roll through self-created obstacle courses and then utilize iPads to code the drones through the obstacle courses. All campers go home with interactive workbooks and plenty of Drobots Company keepsakes and trinkets so the memories last long beyond the summer.

PM Camps

Space Travelers

In this afternoon session, students will build spaceships, UFOs, and space suits, and travel to their very own planet! Along the way, students will dodge asteroids, meteors, and black holes. Remember to bring your space food and hold on for the ride!

Carnival Camp

During the afternoon session of this full-day camp, students will build and prepare their very own carnival, complete with games, concession stands, attractions, and everything you could ever imagine. Everybody loves a day at the carnival, so come join us for our very own CDS Summer Camp Carnival.

Intro to Drone Coding

This program is specifically designed for campers with little to no experience flying drones or coding. Campers will learn the basic principles of coding drones to fly. To complement the coding aspect of the program, we teach the campers how to utilize basic flight terminology to conquer fun and interactive flight challenges. Campers will learn to pitch, yaw, and roll through self-created obstacle courses and then utilize iPads to code the drones through the obstacle courses. All campers go home with interactive workbooks and plenty of Drobots Company keepsakes and trinkets so the memories last long beyond the summer.

Session V: July 16 – July 20

AM Camps

Intro to Drone Flying

This course is designed for campers with little to no experience flying drones. We use the safest and most reliable drone products on the market (including the Parrot™ drones) for enhanced safety and, most of all, fun. Campers will learn the basics of drone technology and safety before taking to the air. Through the use of iPad flight simulators and clear instructions on basic flying maneuvers, young Drobots pilots will experience a program filled with excitement, games, and learning. Campers work all week long to prepare for the most enjoyable part of the week: the Ultimate Drone Games that include events such as Tic-Tac-Drone, Drone Darts, and Duck-Duck-Drone. All campers go home with interactive workbooks and plenty of Drobots Company keepsakes and trinkets so the memories last long beyond the summer.

Monsters and Fantasy

Description coming soon!

Soccer Superstars

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 Julius and Emmanuel for this week of nonstop soccer fun!

PM Camps

Intro to Drone Flying

This course is designed for campers with little to no experience flying drones. We use the safest and most reliable drone products on the market (including the Parrot™ drones) for enhanced safety and, most of all, fun. Campers will learn the basics of drone technology and safety before taking to the air. Through the use of iPad flight simulators and clear instructions on basic flying maneuvers, young Drobots pilots will experience a program filled with excitement, games, and learning. Campers work all week long to prepare for the most enjoyable part of the week: the Ultimate Drone Games that include events such as Tic-Tac-Drone, Drone Darts, and Duck-Duck-Drone. All campers go home with interactive workbooks and plenty of Drobots Company keepsakes and trinkets so the memories last long beyond the summer.

Art With Nature

During this afternoon session, students will be inspired by the natural beauty of the garden and spend time refining their senses while creating art. They will use a range of mediums such as plant-based dyes, pastels, and paints to capture their impressions, and also discuss ways nature can provide us with different colors, textures, and patterns.

Soccer Superstars

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 Julius and Emmanuel for this week of nonstop soccer fun!

Session VI: July 23 – July 27

AM Camps

Maximum Moviemaking!

Every wanted to star in a movie? Now you can! This class is both for kids who are expert moviemakers and for those who are beginners. Working as a crew, children will use their imaginations to think up a movie idea, storyboard their concepts, create costumes and props, plan for special effects, and even do simple stunts. Each student receives a DVD copy of their movie to bring home.

Mini Coding Dojo

Using iPad/Asus Tablet applications like ScratchJr, Kodable, Lightbot, and Bloxels 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 block-based coding languages. The second session will focus on tangible coding and introduce robotic coding using a number of coding robots such as Cubetto!

Muggles and Magic

Calling all Muggles fascinated by the world of Hogwarts! Come and join us as we delve into the magical world of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Make potions, create your own board game, learn how to play Quidditch for Muggles (no broomsticks required), explore the language of spells and enchantments, and much more.

Basketball All-Stars!

During the morning session of this full-day camp, everything from dribbling to defense and lay-ups to free throws will be covered in an early introduction to all things basketball. Grab your Gatorade and lace up those sneakers tight as you dribble into a ton of basketball fun with our experienced coaches.

PM Camps

Maximum Moviemaking!

Every wanted to star in a movie? Now you can! This class is both for kids who are expert moviemakers and for those who are beginners. Working as a crew, children will use their imaginations to think up a movie idea, storyboard their concepts, create costumes and props, plan for special effects, and even do simple stunts. Each student receives a DVD copy of their movie to bring home.

Mini Coding Dojo

Using iPad/Asus Tablet applications like ScratchJr, Kodable, Lightbot, and Bloxels 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 block-based coding languages. The second session will focus on tangible coding and introduce robotic coding using a number of coding robots such as Cubetto!

Basketball All-Stars!

During the afternoon session of this full-day camp, everything from dribbling to defense and lay-ups to free throws will be covered in an early introduction to all things basketball. Grab your Gatorade and lace up those sneakers tight as you dribble into a ton of basketball fun with our experienced coaches.

Session VII: July 30 – August 3

AM Camps

Maximum Moviemaking!

Every wanted to star in a movie? Now you can! This class is both for kids who are expert moviemakers and for those who are beginners. Working as a crew, children will use their imaginations to think up a movie idea, storyboard their concepts, create costumes and props, plan for special effects, and even do simple stunts. Each student receives a DVD copy of their movie to bring home.

Sports, Games and Physical Activity

Basketball, Soccer, Capture the Flag, stretching, push-ups, jumping jacks and more: anything that involves sports, teamwork, physical activity, and movement will be explored in Sports, Games and Physical Activity Camp! Not only will campers get to play a ton of sports and games, they will learn the importance of physical activity and sportsmanship through group games and more.

PM Camps

Maximum Moviemaking!

Every wanted to star in a movie? Now you can! This class is both for kids who are expert moviemakers and for those who are beginners. Working as a crew, children will use their imaginations to think up a movie idea, storyboard their concepts, create costumes and props, plan for special effects, and even do simple stunts. Each student receives a DVD copy of their movie to bring home.

Sports, Games and Physical Activity

Basketball, Soccer, Capture the Flag, stretching, push-ups, jumping jacks and more: anything that involves sports, teamwork, physical activity, and movement will be explored in Sports, Games and Physical Activity Camp! Not only will campers get to play a ton of sports and games, they will learn the importance of physical activity and sportsmanship through group games and more.

Session VIII: August 6 – August 10

AM Camps

Mini Coding Dojo

Using iPad/Asus Tablet applications like ScratchJr, Kodable, Lightbot, and Bloxels 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 block-based coding languages. The second session will focus on tangible coding and introduce robotic coding using a number of coding robots such as Cubetto!

Small Actors

Does your child love to be the center of attention? Do they have an imagination so wild it worries you sometimes? There may be no small parts, but there are plenty of Small Actors. Students will write, direct, and appear in their own play, as well as designing the set, creating the props, and choreographing the inevitable action scenes. Students will learn and play theater games while working on their own production, culminating in a performance for family and friends.

Soccer Superstars

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 Julius and Emmanuel for this week of nonstop soccer fun!

PM Camps

Mini Coding Dojo

Using iPad/Asus Tablet applications like ScratchJr, Kodable, Lightbot, and Bloxels 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 block-based coding languages. The second session will focus on tangible coding and introduce robotic coding using a number of coding robots such as Cubetto!

Small Actors

Does your child love to be the center of attention? Do they have an imagination so wild it worries you sometimes? There may be no small parts, but there are plenty of Small Actors. Students will write, direct, and appear in their own play, as well as designing the set, creating the props, and choreographing the inevitable action scenes. Students will learn and play theater games while working on their own production, culminating in a performance for family and friends.

Soccer Superstars

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 Julius and Emmanuel for this week of nonstop soccer fun!

Session IX: August 13 – August 17 (NOTE: on 8/15 ALL Lower School camps will take place at 601 Dolores, our Middle School campus)

AM Camps

Toymania

Campers will use design thinking to make their very own games and toys that can be played by other campers by the end of the week! The possibilities for games and toys are endless. Board, dice, and role playing games will all be included as campers discover the fun of unplugged games and toys.

Carnival Camp

During the morning session of this full-day camp, students will build and prepare their very own carnival, complete with games, concession stands, attractions, and everything you could ever imagine. Everybody loves a day at the carnival, so come join us for our very own CDS Summer Camp Carnival.

Baseball Clinic

Description coming soon!

PM Camps

Carnival Camp

During the afternoon session of this full-day camp, students will build and prepare their very own carnival, complete with games, concession stands, attractions, and everything you could ever imagine. Everybody loves a day at the carnival, so come join us for our very own CDS Summer Camp Carnival.

Robotics Using LEGO WeDo

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.

Baseball Clinic

Description coming soon!

Daily Schedule for Elementary Campers:

8:00–8:45 a.m.       Morning extended care for early campers

8:45–9:05 a.m.       Regular campers arrive

9:05–9:15 a.m.       Morning meeting circle

9:15–10:05 a.m.     Morning theme time I

10:05–10:15 a.m.   Morning snack

10:15–11:00 a.m.   Choice time (Sports/Art/F&G)

11:00–12:00 p.m.   Morning theme time II

12:00–12:30 p.m.   Lunch

12:30–1:30 p.m.     Afternoon theme time I

1:30–2:30 p.m.      Choice time (Sports/Art/F&G)

2:30–3:30 p.m.       Afternoon theme time II

3:30–5:30 p.m.       Evening extended care for late campers

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