LOWER SCHOOL RISING 3-5

LOWER SCHOOL RISING 3-5

LOWER SCHOOL RISING 3-5

LOWER SCHOOL RISING 3-5

LOWER SCHOOL RISING  3-5

LOWER SCHOOL RISING 3-5

LOWER SCHOOL RISING 3-5

LOWER SCHOOL RISING 3-5

LOWER SCHOOL RISING 3-5

LOWER SCHOOL RISING 3-5

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.

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!

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.

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!

Kinetic Art

 

In Kinetic Art, we use movement as inspiration for art. Artists will have the opportunity to create, experiment, and express their creativity through a variety of kinetic media. Come indulge your inner artist!

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.

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!

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.

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!

Upper Coding Dojo with CodeFu

Using a number of fun coding languages designed specifically for kids along with the classics, students will create a variety of projects ranging from games to customized websites, allowing them to learn computational logic. They will learn real languages and gain an understanding of how programming affects our world. Subsequent summer dojos will build on these skills by introducing coding robots that will demonstrate to the students the connection between coding and the real world!

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.

EV3 Robotics Powered by Playwell TEKnologies

Build and program robots using the new LEGO® Mindstorms EV3 system! Learn about mechanical and software design, loops, conditional statements, problem solving, and teamwork skills. Work in small groups, program and build your robot, and rise to the challenge. Control the robot to avoid obstacles, pick up and carry objects, and play sounds. Projects are structured so that students work in an open-ended, investigative environment while having fun.

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

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!

Young Engineers

M.M. O’Shaughnessy and Hannskarl Bandel both got their start somewhere – engineering camp! We’ll complete several design challenges that engage campers in the process of planning, considering constraints, executing, and testing creative design ideas. Each day will bring a new engineering feat.

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!

Innovation Challenge Powered by Playwell TEKnologies

Are you ready for an innovation challenge? Iterate, build within constraints, and compete in this advanced course for our strongest builders. Design innovative answers for challenges such as Follow the Hose, Thread the Needle, and the Tunnel Challenge using Play-Wells junkyard, a massive collection of thousands of LEGO parts.

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

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