MIDDLE SCHOOL RISING 5-8

MIDDLE SCHOOL RISING 5-8

MIDDLE SCHOOL RISING 5-8

MIDDLE SCHOOL RISING 5-8

MIDDLE  SCHOOL RISING 5-8

Middle school summer camp combines enrichment, academic, and internship opportunities. Prep for the upcoming season with excursion camps where we’ll take daily field trips around our amazing city, savor the study of culinary arts along with our food and agricultural sciences program, or join us for creative writing where you’ll publish short stories and poems while enjoying music, art, baked goods, and tea. You can also get a jump start on getting your student prepared for high school entrance exams with our SSAT camp.

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

Excursion Camp

Come explore the city with us! In Excursion Camp, we’ll be taking field trips every day. From Alcatraz to Mission Cliffs to the SF Zoo, we’ll take in the sights and build lasting friendships along the way.

Session II: July 1 – July 5

La Cucina Italiana

Take a deep dive into Italian cooking, history, and culture. We’ll travel through the country and learn about some of its finest culinary traditions. We will make a variety of handmade pastas, learn about Italian cheeses, and make our own Mozzarella. We’ll learn about street foods like Farinata and Arancine and make pizzas, sauces, salads, and more! We’ll listen to Italian music, learn some Italian phrases, and eat like our Italian Nonna is watching! Buon appetito a tutti!

Session III: July 8 – July 12

Excursion Camp

Come explore the city with us! In Excursion Camp, we’ll be taking field trips every day. From Alcatraz to Mission Cliffs to the SF Zoo, we’ll take in the sights and build lasting friendships along the way.

Session IV: July 15 – July 19

Molecular Gastronomy

“Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are”
— Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (French Gastronome).
We will begin to unravel the art of choosing, cooking, and eating good food. We’ll learn about high quality ingredients (what makes them of “high quality?”) and when and where we should use them. We’ll learn how to choose great produce and we’ll cook and eat great food! Each day, we’ll travel somewhere new and learn about cultural and culinary traditions.

Session V: July 22 – July 26

Excursion Camp

Come explore the city with us! In Excursion Camp, we’ll be taking field trips every day. From Alcatraz to Mission Cliffs to the SF Zoo, we’ll take in the sights and build lasting friendships along the way.

Writing and Publishing Short Stories with Terry!

We will be spending our mornings reading, sharing, writing, workshopping, and publishing short stories and poems. Students will learn how to make their stories come to life by exploring creative expression and developing a literary perspective. We will begin each morning with music, art, baked goods, and tea. Then we will read a story and discuss the art of short story writing, followed by an hour and half of writing and workshopping. We will end the day reflecting on our work by walking and exploring the city. By the end of the week we will have a collection of stories that we created to share with our families and the world!

Please note that this is a half-day camp running from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Session VI: July 29 – August 2

SSATs

Standardized tests may not be fun, but they don’t have to be feared. In this week-long boot camp, students will learn essential elements of testing strategy such as process of elimination, timing, and when to simply skip a question. Learning all the pieces of the test is the first step in the process of building confidence.

Master Chef

In this cooking camp, students will learn the importance of ingredients and how one small change in a recipe can make a huge difference. Students will break up into teams, and each day will focus on a different recipe with a twist. At the end of the week, students will have a cooking competition with guest judges. We’ll all be culinary stars at the end of the week!

Session VII: August 5 – August 9

Excursion Camp

Come explore the city with us! In Excursion Camp, we’ll be taking field trips every day. From Alcatraz to Mission Cliffs to the SF Zoo, we’ll take in the sights and build lasting friendships along the way.

Daily Schedule for Middle School Campers:

8:00–9:00 a.m.          Drop off/free time

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!