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2013 Summer Resource Guide A summer full of possibilities Summer programs provide great opportunities for your child to learn, play, and stay active. This booklet is a resource to assist you in choosing the summer program that is best for your family.

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Residential Camps/Camps outside San Francisco

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Multiple Locations in San Francisco

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Programs for Children with Special Needs

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Bayview/Hunters Point

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Chinatown/Downtown/North Beach/Telegraph Hill

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Civic Center/Tenderloin/Western Addition/Japantown

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Excelsior/Ocean View/Ingleside/Lakeshore/Merced

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Haight-Ashbury/Hayes Valley/Panhandle

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Marina/Cow Hollow

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Mission/Bernal Heights/Noe Valley/Castro

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Potrero Hill

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Richmond/Presidio

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Visitacion Valley/Sunnydale/Portola

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West Portal/St. Francis Wood/Miraloma Park/Glen Park

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Children’s Council Parent Support Classes

Children’s Council of San Francisco 445 Church Street , San Francisco, California 94114 415.276.2900 (main line) • 415.343.3300 (resource and referral line)

www.childrenscouncil.org • www.facebook.com/childrenscouncil


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About This Guide The 2013 Summer Resource Guide is produced in partnership with SFkids.org, San Francisco’s Department of Children, Youth and Their Families (DCYF), and the Human Services Agency of San Francisco (HSA) – Office of Early Care and Education. SFkids.org collects the information reflected in this guide and funding is provided by DCYF and HSA. We also produce an Afterschool Guide each summer. If you would like to include a program or make a correction for next year’s guides, please contact Nina Thompson at nina@ninathompson.com. This guide features information on San Francisco-based summer programs for youth age 18 and under. Programs listed in this guide cost $300 or less per week or offer scholarships to bring them into that range. Sessions vary from 1–2 weeks to full summer programs. For information on the complete range of San Francisco summer camps please visit www.sfkids.org. All program details are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, please contact the programs directly. Children’s Council does not endorse or recommend any specific program included in this guide. For free advice about choosing the program that best meets your family’s needs, please contact our Resource and Referral team: —— By phone at 415.343.3300 —— In person at 445 Church Street in San Francisco —— By email at rr@childrenscouncil.org

Value of High Quality Summer Programs Summer programs matter! High quality summer programs support the academic, creative, social, physical, and emotional development of young people, while meeting the needs of working families. They provide a time for youth to explore new places and skills, be physically active, and develop healthy relationships with peers and caring adults. And high quality summer programs help youth return to school prepared and engaged. Research demonstrates the value of high quality summer programming to prevent summer learning loss, keep children healthy and active, and help working families by providing structured, engaging activities for children while parents are at work. For more information on summer program types, visit the American Camp Association’s Web site at www.acacamps.org, or the ACA Northern California Chapter website at www.acanorcal.org.


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Preventing Summer Learning Loss Children who are not engaged in high quality summer activities may experience a loss in academic skills during the summer, falling behind on reading and mathematics and declining in overall health and wellness. This means that many youth are already behind when school starts again in the fall. Enrolling your child in a high quality, engaging summer program is one of the best ways to prevent summer learning loss. Parents and families can also help prevent summer learning loss by getting involved in their child’s summer program, however their schedule allows. Here are some simple ways you can be active in your child’s program: —— Make sure your child is interested in the summer activities! Talk with your child about what he or she is doing in the program. —— Get to know the program staff when you pick up or drop off your child. —— Help your child attend the program regularly. Research shows that youth who attend their program regularly benefit more than youth who come less often. —— Expand on what he or she is learning in the program. One simple way is to read about a topic that your child explores in the program. Or visit your local public library where there are ongoing summer activities.

TOP TEN INDICATORS OF A GREAT SUMMER LEARNING PROGRAM 1. Kids are happy and engaged 2. Kids feel safe 3. Kids are learning by doing 4. Kids are being creative 5. Kids are moving and playing 6. Kids get to show off their learning 7. Kids engage in a variety of activities 8. Staff are positive and involved 9. Staff are welcoming toward parents and families 10. You can sense a strong spirit— cheers, songs, etc. Adapted by the AFA Summer Work Group, from the San Francisco Afterschool for All Resource Guide available at http://sfafterschoolforall.blogspot.com

Resources for summer and beyond!

For a comprehensive listing of family resources and activities, including summer programs for youth, visit www.sfkids.org. The SFkids web site provides listings for activities and out-of-school programs for children, and offers a directory of resources for family support, education, transportation, health, and safety. The information provided by SFkids can assist you in locating resources that may benefit your family — this summer and beyond!


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Questions to Ask When Choosing a Summer Program Adapted from the American Camp Association recommendations and Afterschool for All.

1. What is the program’s mission or philosophy? Make sure that the program’s mission and philosophy fit with your child’s interests, and are in line with your own philosophy as a parent. 2. How does the program recruit, screen and train its staff? Determine what kinds of background checks the camp conducts on its counselors and other staff. Ask how the program provides training for staff members before camp starts. Find out how staff prepare for program while camp is in session. 3. What’s the ratio of counselors to campers? Low youth to staff ratios are a key part of high quality summer programs. In general, there should be no more than 10 to 15 youth for every paid staff, and volunteers should also be available to lower the ratio. 4. How old are the counselors? The majority of staff should be 18 or older, younger staff should be least two years older than the campers under their supervision. 5. How does the program ensure that it is aligning to school year learning? The program should be familiar with Common Core and California State Grade Level Standards. The program should ensure activities are grade level appropriate so your child is prepared when school starts in the fall. 6. How does the program handle medical emergencies? The program should have an emergency plan in place and all staff should be trained on the procedures. The program should have direct phone access to medical facilities at all times. 7. What is the program’s approach to conflict resolution and behavior management? Determine how the program developed and enforces its conflict policies, and make sure they are in line with your own philosophy. 8. How does the staff work with special needs? Ask about the kinds of training staff have received to work with special needs. If the program is not exclusively for special needs, find out if youth have opportunities to play and interact together. 9. What is a typical daily schedule? A typical daily schedule should include a range of activities that will support academic enrichment and include time for physical activity and play. 10. Will the camp transport children? Find out how the program transports children to and from activities. If a program uses vehicles, find out who drives them. If the program uses public transportation, find out their policies for riding public transportation safely. 11. Does the program offer scholarships or sliding scale fees? Don’t be afraid to ask if a program will work with you to meet your financial needs. 12. What are other people saying about the camp? Parents say that they learn the most about a program through word of mouth. Talk to parents or even school-year teachers and find out what they’re saying about the camp.

For more information on best practices for summer programs, visit the ACA Web site listed on page 2 or go to GreatSchools’ website at www.greatschools.org.


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Residential Camps/Camps Outside San Francisco The Hearing and Speech Center of Northern California

Contact: Shannon Simonson 1234 Divisadero Street – 94115 415.921.7658; shannon@hearingspeech.org www.hearingspeech.org Ages: Newborn –17 Dates: Day camp and Residential camp available, contact for details. Fees: Free for families living in San Francisco Description: Camp Hear We Come offers both day and residential camps for students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Our day camp consists of drama, art, hiking, dance, and much more. Residential camp offers horseback riding, hiking, campfires, rock climbing, and more. Languages: English, Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, American Sign Language

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco – Camp Mendocino

Contact: Karena Gruber 415.445.5477; kgruber@kidsclub.org www.campmendocino.org Ages: 8–14 Dates: Session 1: June 16–24 (military youth only); Session 2: June 24–July 3: Session 3: July 3–12; Session 4: July 14–23; Session 5: July 23–August 1; Session 6: August 1–10. Fees: Scholarship price $265 per session; Full price $675 per session. Description: Camp Mendocino is an outdoor education and environmental awareness program focused entirely on the character and leadership development of kids from disadvantaged circumstances. For nearly 80 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco has provided this creative, fun and supportive camping experience for youth. Located in a beautiful 2,000-acre redwood forest three-and-one-half hours north of San Francisco, Camp Mendocino offers programs such as archery, swimming, arts and crafts, high ropes challenge course, climbing wall, and more. As with all of our programs at Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco, kids learn self-respect and respect for others, and are given opportunities to learn, grow and succeed. Languages: English, Spanish


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Multiple Locations in San Francisco Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco

Organization address: 55 Hawthorne Street, Suite 600 – 94105 415.445.5437 www.kidsclub.org Description: Boys & Girls Clubs coordinate activities including educational development, health and life skills, arts, sports, fitness, and recreation. Visit the Web site listed above for site-specific program details, and see below for site contact information. Columbia Park Clubhouse 450 Guerrero Street – 94110 415.983.3901 Ernest Ingold Clubhouse 1950 Page Street – 94117 415.221.6100 Excelsior Clubhouse 163 London Street – 94112 415.334.2582 Mission Clubhouse Bryant Elementary 1050 York Street – 94110 415.531.2670 Sunnydale Clubhouse 1654 Sunnydale Avenue – 94134 415.584.5028 Tenderloin Clubhouse 115 Jones Street – 94102 415.351.3125 Treasure Island Clubhouse 401 13th Avenue – 94130 415.362.1383 Visitacion Valley Clubhouse 1099 Sunnydale Ave – 94134 415.239.0146 Willie Mays Boys & Girls Club at Hunters Point 195 Kiska Road – 94124 415.655.5160

Cross Cultural Family Center

Contact: Fonda Davidson P.O. Box 15366 – 94115 415.921.7019; fdavidson@ccfcsf.org www.crossculturalsf.org Ages: 6–14 Dates: Call for details Times: 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Fees: Call for details Description: The Cross Cultural Family Center School Age Program provides afterschool child care for children ages 5–9 during the school year, and full-day child care during the summer months and school breaks. The program provides healthy meals, homework support and enrichment activities. It serves low and moderate income families in San Francisco. Centers are located in the Western Addition, Richmond, Tenderloin and Castro/Upper Market neighborhoods. Languages: English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Arabic

San Francisco Beacon Initiative

Contact: Ali Metzler 1390 Market Street, Suite 900 – 94102 415.554.3507; ametzler@dcyf.org www.sfbeacon.org Description: Beacon centers coordinate summer programs with activities including academic development, computer classes, sports, music, arts, and writing. Visit the Web site listed above for site-specific program details, and see below for site contact information. Bayview Hunters Point Burton High School 400 Mansell Street – 94134 Carol Hill – chill@ymcasf.org; 415.469.4550 Chinatown Francisco Middle School 2190 Powell Street – 94133 jwashington@tel-hi.org; 415.291.7900 Mission Everett Middle School 450 Church Street – 94114 valerie.tulier@mncsf.org; 415.431.2233


7 OMI/Excelsior Beacon Center James Denman Middle School 241 Oneida Avenue – 94112 jtamchu@omiebeacon.org; 415.469.4535 Richmond George Washington High School 600 32nd Avenue – 94121 mcusano@rvbeacon.org; 415.750.8400 Sunset A.P. Giannini Middle School 3151 Ortega Street – 94122 magee@snbeacon.org; 415.759.2770 Visitacion Valley Visitacion Valley Middle School 450 Raymond Avenue – 94134 teodora@rocksf.org; 415.469.4590 Western Addition John Muir Elementary School 380 Webster Street, Room 21 – 94117 tgardner@ymcasf.org; 415.241.6335

San Francisco Recreation and Parks

Organization address: 501 Stanyan Street – 94117 415.831.2700; sfreconline@sfgov.org www.sfreconline.org Description: San Francisco’s Recreation and Parks department offers a variety of day camps throughout the city for youth aged 17 and under. Ages served, dates, times, and fees vary by program; consult the department’s Web site or call for details on a specific program. Camp activities include arts and crafts, cooking, sports, music, science, dance, field trips, and more. Extended care is offered at many sites. You can also register in-person at 12 neighborhood recreation centers throughout the city.

SFUSD ExCEL Programs

Contact: Mele Lau-Smith 20 Cook Street – 94118 415.750.4500, ext. 1017; lausmithm@sfusd.edu www.healthiersf.org Ages: Entering grades K–12. Priority at each site is given to students currently enrolled in the after school program at that school. Dates: Check with each school’s ExCEL program. Times: Full-day programs, hours vary by location Fees: Free and fee-based, check with each school for details.

Description: Building upon the success of ExCEL After School Programs, many schools will offer ExCEL summer programs. The district estimates that programs will be offered at 36 schools. Ask the ExCEL after school administrator at your school for details on summer plans at that location.

SFUSD Early Education Schools

20 Cook Street – 94118 415.750.8500 www.sfusd.edu – click on ‘Programs’ then ‘Early Education’ Ages: Entering grades K–5 Dates: Monday-Friday during summer break Times: Full-day programs, hours vary by location Fees: Subsidized and Tuition-based spots available Description: Summer programs are available at many Early Education Schools. These programs provide children a variety of educational, recreational and social opportunities. Children who attend a school’s afterschool program during the academic year are guaranteed a summer spot. Additional spots are generally available, on a schoolby-school basis. Please call the number above or visit the web site for details on a particular school.


8 YMCA of San Francisco

Organization address: 631 Howard Street, Suite 500 – 94105 415.777.9622 www.ymcasf.org Description: YMCA of San Francisco offers an array of summer programs for children and teens. Activities include sports, games, arts and crafts, and field trips to locations such as parks, museums, beaches, and pools. Visit the Web site listed above for site-specific program details, and see below for site contact information. Bayview Hunters Point YMCA 1601 Lane Street – 94124 415.822.7728 Buchanan YMCA 1530 Buchanan Street – 94115 415.931.9622

Chinatown YMCA 855 Sacramento Street – 94108 415.576.9622 Embarcadero YMCA 169 Steuart Street – 94105 415.957.9622 Mission YMCA 4080 Mission Street – 94112 415.586.6900 Presidio YMCA 63 Funston Avenue – 94129 415.447.9622 Richmond District YMCA 360 18th Avenue – 94121 415.666.9622 Stonestown Family YMCA 333 Eucalyptus Drive – 94132 415.242.7101

Programs for Children with Special Needs The Hearing and Speech Center of Northern California

Contact: Shannon Simonson 1234 Divisadero Street – 94115 415.921.7658; shannon@hearingspeech.org www.hearingspeech.org Ages: Birth–17 Dates: Day camp and Residential camp available, contact for details. Fees: Free for families living in San Francisco Description: Camp Hear We Come offers both day and residential camps for students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Our day camp consists of drama, art, hiking, dance, and much more. Residential camp offers horseback riding, hiking, campfires, rock climbing, and more. Languages: English, Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, American Sign Language

Janet Pomeroy Center

207 Skyline Boulevard – 94132 415.665.4100 www.janetpomeroy.org Ages: 5–21 Times: 12:00–6:00 p.m. Description: Janet Pomeroy Center offers recreation programs exclusively for children and teens with disabilities. Activities include arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor games, swimming, computer lab, and field trips around the Bay Area.

Sunny Paths Special Needs Ministry

Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit Contact: Cecilia Ng 2400 Noriega Street – 94122 415.661.1120; sunnypaths@yahoo.com Ages: Entering Preschool–5th grade Dates: July 22–August 2 Times: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Fees: Call for details Description: Sunny Paths is a summer camp for children with special needs. All children are paired with a buddy.


9 Edgewood Special Need Inclusion Camp Contact: Bryan Supnet 1801 Vicente Street – 94116 415.418.9704; bryans@edgewood.org www.edgewood.org Ages: 6–18 Dates: Call for details Times: 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Fees: Call for details

Description: The objective of Camp Edgewood is to provide an environment in which children may enrich their lives through new experiences, build self-esteem, self-confidence and rediscover some of the magic of childhood. The therapeutic value of the natural outdoors is immeasurable and often is a seed for future growth and positive development.

Bayview/Hunters Point Bayview Opera House, Inc.

4705 Third Street – 94124 415.824.0386; info.bvoh@bvoh.org www.bvoh.org Ages: 5–18 Dates: June 10 – August 1 Times: 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.; extended hours available 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Fees: Free to groups from community-based organizations; sliding scale for individuals Description: Our Dare to Dream ARTS Summer Camp is divided into two four-week sessions and includes a free healthy lunch and snack. Arts instruction includes acting, breakdance, capoeira, Afro-Peruvian dance, digital photography, video, expressive painting, graffiti art, modeling, Orff Music Ensemble, yoga, healthy cooking, gardening, and more. We are passionate about pursuing standards of excellence in arts instruction and programming while strengthening our partnerships with neighboring schools and communitybased organizations. It is our vision to see and serve the whole child and encourage youth to participate in the ARTS after Dare to Dream ARTS Summer Camp is over. Languages: English, Spanish

Bayview YMCA

Contact: Gina Fromer 1601 Lane Street – 94124 415.576.9622; gfromer@ymcasf.org www.ymcasf.org/bayview Ages: 5–17 Dates: Call for dates Times: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Fees: Call for details Description: Our summer program is organized into weekly themes that are designed to be fun and to avoid summer learning loss. The themes

include: Science Rules; Cali State of Mind; Culinary Creations; Olympics; Community Cause and Leadership is You. Languages: English, Chinese, Spanish

FacesSF

Contact: Margaret Charnas 100 Whitney Young Circle – 94124 567.2357, ext. 116; mcharnas@aol.com www.facessf.org Ages: 5–12 Dates: Call for details Times: 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Fees: Call for details Description: The Empowering Today’s Youth for Tomorrow summer program serves children aged 5–12 from low-income households. Activities include reading, academic challenges, gardening, nutrition, outdoor cooperative games, dance, arts and culture, field trips, and more.

Heritage Camp at Malcolm X Academy

Contact: Suzanne Medina 1426 Fillmore Street – 94115 415.561.0631, ext. 107; smedina@ymcasf.org www.ymcasf.org/urbanservices Ages: Birth –18 Dates: June 11–July 20 Times: 9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Fees: Call for details Description: Operated by the YMCA’s Urban Services branch, Heritage Camp offers an intensive summer program for children in the Bayview. We focus on high quality academic enrichment, recreation, parent involvement, intergenerational leadership development, nutrition, health, and mental health. Languages: English, Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Tagalog


10 Charles Drew Summer Program

Contact: Chablis Scott 415.242.7129; cscott@ymcasf.org www.ymcasf.org/urban Ages: Entering grades K–4 Dates: Call for dates Times: Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Fees: Call for details Description: Charles Drew Summer Program provides academic enrichment, KidzLit, SPARKS, a non-competitive sports and nutrition based programs curriculum, and other youth development based enrichment programs, including music, drama and visual arts. Languages: English, Spanish

Hunters Point Family – GIRLS 2000 Summer

Contact: Takai Tyler 1800 Oakdale Avenue – 94124 415.822.8895; takai@hunterspointfamily.org www.hunterspointfamily.org Ages: 6–18 Dates: Call for details Times: 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. Fees: Call for details Description: The HPF GIRLS 2000 program serves high-risk, primarily African American female youth from the Hunters Point public housing community. GIRLS 2000 provides an academic-based summer program that includes an academic component during the day with enrichment classes and recreational outings in the evening.

Hunters Point Family – Gilman Rec Connect

Contact: Takai Tyler 1800 Oakdale Avenue – 94124 415.822.8895; takai@hunterspointfamily.org www.hunterspointfamily.org Ages: 5–12 Dates: Call for details Times: 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Fees: Call for details Description: The Gilman summer program is a full-day enrichment camp for youth living in Bayview Hunters Point. It provides activities that focus on academic readiness, arts, sports and healthy recreation. The program also provides community building events.

Newcomer Elementary Student Tutorial (NEST)

Contact: Nancy Zerner 940 Powell Street – 94108 415.788.5437; nancyb@ywcasf-marin.org www.ywcasf-marin.org Ages: 5–13 Dates: Eight weeks in June and July Times: 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Fees: Call for details Description: NEST After School Program and Summer Program provides bilingual education and multi-cultural enrichment. We offer a wellrounded curriculum, including: homework and academic support, language arts, math, science, art, health & nutrition, computer classes, intergenerational activities, relationship building and enrichment activities. We stress the total development of every student: moral, intellectual, social, emotional, and physical. We offer several different learning styles to meet the needs of all of our students. Our staff works closely with students, parents, and teachers to provide additional help and reinforce academic skills. Languages: English, Cantonese, Mandarin

Providence Foundation

1218 Mendell Street – 94124 415.642.0234 www.providencefoundationsf.org Dates: July 1–August 9 Times: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Fees: None Description: Providence runs a five-week summer day camp featuring academic and enrichment classes, plus field trips on Fridays. Activities include: self-defense, arts and crafts, photography, computer literacy, gymnastics, math, money management, language arts, and music. Kids will also learn about careers and life after school.


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Contact: Don Blasky 1360 Oakdale Avenue – 94124 415.755.2311; dblasky@bacr.org www.bacr.org Ages: 6–13 Dates: Call for details Times: 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Fees: Call for details Description: Our Summer Program provides active recreational, cultural and community awareness activities for up to 15 middle school students, many of who live in situations that qualify them as being homeless under the federal McKinney Vento Act.

The Vision Academy

141 Industrial Street – 94110 415.886.7591; sf@thevisionacademy.org www.thevisionacademy.org Ages: Campers ages 4½–13; Junior Counselor program for ages 14–17

Dates: June 3–August 16 Times: Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., extended care available beginning at 8:00 a.m. and ending at 6:00 p.m. Fees: $250 per week, financial aid available, no one denied for lack of funds. Description: If you are a kid, you want your summer to be filled with fun. If you are a parent, you want to make sure your child keeps up with their academic progress, and doesn’t experience summer learning loss. This is where The Vision Academy comes in. Our camp is designed to provide each child with fun and memorable summertime experiences, including a quality curriculum designed to promote academic growth. Our staff is great with kids, and provides a fun-filled daily schedule of activities that includes Math, Reading & Literacy, Arts & Crafts, Chess Instruction and Brain games. The Vision Academy helps kids have a smart and happy summer. We invite you to experience our camp, and discover for yourself why our campers and families return year after year. Languages: English, Spanish

Chinatown/Downtown/North Beach/Telegraph Hill Cameron House

Contact: Kelcie Wong 920 Sacramento Street – 94108 415.781.0401, ext. 104 kelcie@cameronhouse.org www.cameronhouse.org Ages: Entering grades 1–12 Dates: June 10–August 16 Times: 8:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Fees: $125 per week, financial aid available. Description: Cameron House offers outdoor day camp, bilingual programs, academic enrichment, leadership development and Westminster Woods residential camp. Languages: English, Cantonese

Garfield Summer Program

Contact: Sarah Wan 1038 Post Street – 94109 415.775.2636; sarahw@cycsf.org www.cycsf.org Ages: Entering grades K–5 Dates: June 4–July 20 Times: 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Fees: $250 per week, sliding scale and scholarships available.

Description: This program based at Garfield Elementary School serves 60 youth in grades K-5. Program components include academic assistance, recreation activities, and project-based enrichment. Languages: English, Chinese

Salesian Day Camp

680 Filbert Street – 94133 415.397.3067; jstaley@salesianclub.org www.salesianclub.org Ages: Pre-K–4th grade Dates: June 10–August 2 Times: 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; extended care 7:30–9:00 a.m. and 4:00–5:30 p.m. Fees: Call for details. Price per week below $200 in 2012. Description: Campers in our program participate in two field trips a week as well as arts and crafts, dance, theatre/music, martial arts, weekly guest speakers, and weekly theme activities (e.g. carnival, birthday party, luau). Languages: English, Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin


12 Summer Program at Chinatown Y

Contact: Jonathan Mar 855 Sacramento Street – 94108 415.576.9622; jmar@ymcasf.org www.ymcasf.org/chinatown Ages: Entering grades K–8 Dates: Summer long Times: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Fees: Call for details Description: Day Camp is a program designed to provide youth ages 5–14 with opportunities to learn through experiences and project-based activities. Day Camp will have 12 one-week sessions with themed activities that include Sports, Science, Cultural Arts, Healthy Cooking, and Physical Fitness. Languages: English, Chinese

Summer Program at Gordon J. Lau

Contact: Nelson Yeung 415.576.922; nyeung@ymcasf.org Ages: Entering grades K–8 Dates: Summer long Times: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Fees: Call for details Description: The program serves 230 students in grades K–8 with academic, recreational, and enrichment components, five days a week. Languages: English, Chinese

Summer Program at John Yehall Chin

Contact: Nelson Yeung 415.576.9622; nyeung@ymcasf.org Ages: Entering grades K–8 Dates: Nine weeks, call for dates Times: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Fees: Call for details Description: The Chinatown YMCA Summer School is a nine-week program for youth entering grades K–8. Children spend half their day in academic activities, and half in recreation or enrichment activities. Languages: English, Chinese

Embarcadero YMCA

Contact: Laura Grishaver Meets at Bessie Carmichael School 375 7th Street – 94103 415.250.2432; lgrishaver@ymcasf.org www.ymcasf.org/embarcadero Ages: Entering grades K–8 Dates: Call for dates

Times: Monday–Friday, 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Fees: Call for details Description: This program at Bessie Carmichael Summer provides full day services for children who attend Bessie Carmichael. We provide healthy snacks and lunches, project based learning clubs and fieldtrips. Languages: English, Spanish

Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center

Contact: Jeffrey Ng 660 Lombard Street – 94133 415.421.6443, ext. 28; jng@tel-hi.org www.tel-hi.org Ages: Entering grades K–6 Dates: June 5–August 14 (register week-by-week) Times: 7:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Fees: $125/week; sliding scale available for qualifying families Description: Participants in Tel-Hi’s Summer Camp Program enjoy activities including art, acting, gardening, academic enrichment, field trips, and sports and recreation. Throughout the summer, students gain confidence, improve communication skills, learn to work together, experience new activities, develop friendships and have fun! All employees in our California State Licensed camp have passed a criminal background check prior to employment; our experienced team is also trained in CPR & First Aid, as well as youth development best practices and child abuse prevention. Languages: English, Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin

Mayor’s Youth Employment and Education Program

Contact: Alvin Woo 2012 Pine Street – 94115 415.202.7903; alvin@myeep.org www.myeep.org Ages: 14–17 Dates: Call for dates Times: 20 hours per week, usually 4 hours per day Fees: Free Description: MYEEP provides San Francisco youth between the ages of 14-17 with the opportunity to build work experience through after school and summer employment at nonprofit and public sector organizations. MYEEP also helps participants develop job search skills, explore postsecondary education and various career opportunities, and learn numerous life skills. Languages: English, Chinese, Spanish


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Civic Center/Tenderloin/Western Addition/Japantown Christ United Presbyterian Church (C.U.P.C.) Summer Camp

Contact: Jill Hom 1700 Sutter Street – 94115 415.567.3988; jill@cupc.org www.cupc.org/summercamp Ages: Entering grades 1–8 Dates: June 10–August 9 Times: Drop off: 7:30–9:00 a.m.; pick up: 4:00–6:00 p.m. Fees: $150 per week or $950 for all seven weeks if paid in advance. Description: C.U.P.C. Summer Camp strives to maintain a low-cost child care program serving children and families in the San Francisco. We integrate Christian devotional lessons and themes with daily activities that include games, crafts, songs and various special events. Our activities take place in various sites within Golden Gate Park, as well as other day trips that include Great America, roller skating and swimming. Languages: English, Japanese

Collective Impact

1050 McAllister Street - 94115 415-567-0400; rika@sfmagiczone.org www.collectiveimpact.org Ages: 6-18 Dates: June 10–August 2 Times: 7:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Fees: None Description: For five weeks Collective Impact partners with the University of San Francisco to offer students a literacy focused program in the mornings, twice a week the students take field trips around the city visiting local landmarks and neighborhood parks; once a week they spend a day at the library and the community swimming pool. Each group picks a project that they work on over the course of the summer and presents their work at a closing ceremony.

Glide Summer Program

Contact: Don Pologruto 330 Ellis Street – 94102 415.674.6236; dpologruto@glide.org www.glide.org Ages: 5–13 Dates: Call for details

Times: 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Fees: Call for details Description: Glide’s Janice Mirikitani Family, Youth and Childcare Center provides culturally relevant, high quality programs for low-income children in the Tenderloin, with full day programming during the summer months. Summer activities include field trips, creative arts, gardening and nutrition education, and sports and recreation. Languages: English, Spanish

Galing Bata Summer Program

Contact: Charmin Consolacion Meets at Bessie Carmichael School 375 7th Street – 94103 415.348.8042; cconsolacion3@gmail.com www.bayanihancc.org Ages: 6–14 Dates: Call for details Times: 7:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Fees: Call for details Description: Galing Bata/FEC serves grades K–8 with summer programs including cultural enrichment activities and Tagalog bilingual support for children of newcomer families. Services for K–8 at Bessie Carmichael Elementary School. Languages: English, Spanish


14 Buchanan YMCA

Tenderloin Achievement Group

The Hearing and Speech Center of Northern California

Tenderloin Junior Youth Development Program

Contact: Jennifer Hughes 1530 Buchanan Street – 94115 415.931.9622; jhughes@ymcasf.org www.ymcasf.org/buchanan Ages: Entering grades K–8 Dates: Call for dates Times: 8:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Fees: Call for details Description: The Summer Program at Margaret Hayward Playground Rec Connect serves community youth attending various schools in the Western Addition. The program has nine weeks of activities, field trips and service learning projects. Languages: English, Spanish

Contact: Shannon Simonson 1234 Divisadero Street – 94115 415.921.7658; shannon@hearingspeech.org www.hearingspeech.org Ages: 6–17 Dates: Day camp and Residential camp available, contact for details. Fees: Free for families living in San Francisco Description: Camp Hear We Come offers both day and residential camps for students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Our day camp consists of drama, art, hiking, dance, and much more. Residential camp offers horseback riding, hiking, campfires, rock climbing, and more. Languages: English, Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, American Sign Language

SoMa Academic Enrichment & Mentorship Program

Contact: Rudy Ascercion 175 Seventh Street – 94103 415.431.6266; westbaycenter@gmail.com www.westbaycenter.org Ages: Entering grades K–12 Dates: Call for details Times: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Fees: $50 per year Description: SoMa’s After-School Mentorship Program offers fun and educational activities for under served students. Weekly themes involve activities and learning concepts related to science, technology, engineering, and math. We will also conduct healthy cooking workshops every Monday. Our program also offers summer internships for teens. Languages: English, Filipino

Contact: Tom Heath 375 Eddy Street – 94102 415.441.2873; theath@ihdcsf.org www.ihdcsf.org Ages: 6–18 Dates: Call for details Times: 10:00 a.m.–7:30 p.m. Fees: $80 per week Description: Operated by the Indochinese Housing Development Corporation, the Tenderloin Achievement Group serves Tenderloin youth year-round with activities such as homework help, literacy, mentoring, and community projects. Languages: English, Cantonese, Vietnamese

Contact: J.D. Francis 387 Golden Gate Avenue – 94102 415.447.2510; jfrancis@ymcasf.org www.ymcasf.org/central Ages: 7–11 Dates: Call for details Times: 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Fees: Call for details Description: The TYDP serves youth ages 7–11, five days a week, all year long. Our vision is to empower youth through physical, mental and spiritual education to live healthy, responsible and fulfilling lives. We offer a wide range of education and wellness programs that incorporate youth development practices.

Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation

Contact: Laura Choe 201 Eddy Street – 94102 415.358.3908; lchoe@tndc.org www.tndc.org Ages: 5–17 Dates: Ten weeks, call for dates. Times: Monday–Thursday, Noon–6:00 p.m.; Friday, Noon–8:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Fees: Free Description: TASP’s mission is to provide a safe environment in which children can engage in academic, cultural, recreational, and social activities. Programming includes homework tutoring, art workshops, sports, and lots of exciting field trips. Languages: English, Spanish, Filipino


15 Third Baptist Freedom School

1099 Hayes Street – 94115 415.346.4426 www.tbc-freedomschool.org Ages: Entering grades K–12 Dates: June 17–July 26 Times: 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Fees: Free Description: Third Baptist Freedom School is a five-week summer school academic enrichment program for children in grades K–12. Breakfast, lunch and two nutritious snacks are provided each day. There is a field trip off-site every week. Workshops for parents are also provided as a part of the program.

Up On Top

Contact: Silena Layne Meets at Tenderloin Community School 627 Turk Street – 94102 415.912.9737 www.upontop.org silena@upontop.org Ages: Entering grades K–5 Dates: Eight week program, call for 2012 dates Times: Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Fees: Free Description: The summer program helps children maintain the academic gains they have made during the school year and provides a safe environment for enrichment activities. At least two hours per day are devoted to academic support. Languages: English, Spanish

Excelsior/Ocean View/Ingleside/Lakeshore/Merced Asian Art Studio

80 Springfield Drive – 94132 415.297.3072; asianartstudio@hotmail.com www.asianartstudio.com Ages: Entering grades K–5 Dates: 10 one-week sessions from June 3–August 9 Times: 8:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m., extended care until 6:00 p.m. $50 per week Fees: $210 per week Description: Give your child a total Mandarin-immersion and Chinese art experience without leaving the country. Join our Mandarin and Art Summer Camp, conveniently located in San Francisco. This program will give them a unique opportunity to learn and improve their language skills in Mandarin while deepening their knowledge of Chinese culture and art through age-appropriate play-based classes and activities. Languages: Mandarin

Edventure More at SF Community School

125 Excelsior Avenue – 94112 415.282.6673 www.campedmo.org Ages: K–5 Dates: June 10–July 26 Times: 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Fees: Call for details, scholarships available Description: Camp EdMo ignites curiosity in kids through hands-on, museum-designed arts and science, animation, and recreation activities. Each week’s themes are designed by Edventure More in partnership with the California Academy of Sciences, Museum of Children’s Art, and Children’s Creativity Museum. Summer 2013 themes include Super Spy, Cosmic Creations, Aquatic Adventures and Backyard Biology. Thanks to college-graduate camp directors and the “Vibe” program, campers build curiosity and gain skills that last a lifetime!


16 Jose Ortega Summer Enrichment Program Contact: Theresa De Dios 333 Eucalyptus Drive – 94132 415.242.7129; tdedios@ymcasf.org www.ymcasf.org/stonestown Ages: Entering grades K–8 Dates: Summer long Times: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Fees: Call for details Description: The Summer Enrichment program serves students from YMCA afterschool programs. Students explore a new theme each week and have the option to register for different units each week. Languages: English, Chinese, Spanish

IT Bookman Summer Enrichment Program

Contact: Theresa De Dios 333 Eucalyptus Drive – 94132 415.242.7129; tdedios@ymcasf.org www.ymcasf.org/stonestown Ages: Entering grades K–8 Dates: Summer long Times: Monday–Friday, 7:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Fees: Call for details Description: The Summer Enrichment program serves students from YMCA afterschool programs. Students explore a new theme each week and have the option to register for different units each week. Languages: English, Chinese, Spanish

Janet Pomeroy Center

207 Skyline Boulevard – 94132 415.665.4100 www.janetpomeroy.org Ages: 5–21 Times: 12:00–6:00 p.m. Description: Janet Pomeroy Center offers recreation programs exclusively for children and teens with disabilities. Activities include arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor games, swimming, computer lab, and field trips around the Bay Area.

Excelsior Rec Connect

Contact: Kristin Bagwell 415.452.7578; kbagwell@ymcasf.org Ages: Entering grades K–8 Dates: Call for dates Times: 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Fees: Call for details Description: The Excelsior Rec Connect Summer Program takes place Monday-Friday. The program serves students who live in the immediate vicinity and closely mirrors the Excelsior neighborhood. Programming includes three hours of academic instruction followed by daily structured and themed enrichment activities. Languages: English, Chinese, Spanish

Haight-Ashbury/Hayes Valley/Panhandle AcroSports’ AcroCamp

Contact: Tonya White 639 Frederick Street – 94117 415.665.2276; info@acrosports.org www.acrosports.org Ages: 6–12 Dates: June 3–August 30 Times: 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Fees: $275, financial aid available Description: AcroSports’ week-long Circus Camps offer full days of circus events, acrobatics,

act development and other physical activities designed to promote fitness, self-confidence, and group cooperation skills. All campers participate in Friday’s Big Show at the end of their busy week. Mornings are spent developing acts for the endof-week show, and campers spend afternoons learning new skills, doing art projects, playing games, and other activities. Each week has a different show theme, and many campers attend multiple weeks during the summer. Languages: English, Spanish, Mandarin, Tagalog


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Marina/Cow Hollow Presidio YMCA at Marina Middle School

63 Funston Avenue – 94129 www.ymcasf.org/presidio Ages: Entering grades 6–8 Dates: June 3–July 26 Times: 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Fees: None Description: The Marina Middle School summer program works with youth to combat summer learning loss, engage students in social awareness, and develop leadership skills through hands-on experiential projects in literacy, outdoor education and service learning.

Mission/Bernal Heights/Noe Valley/Castro CYO Day Camp

Contact: Chris Callandrillo 180 Howard Street, Suite 100 – 94105 415.863.1141, ext. 102 www.cccyo.org camp.cccyo.org/daycamp Ages: Entering grades 2–6 Dates: Weekly sessions from June 24–August 9 Times: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Fees: $200 per week Description: CYO Day Camp offers the opportunity to take advantage of our beautiful property and facilities while engaging in physical activities, environmental education, and traditional camp activities, such as archery, swimming, canoeing, and arts and crafts. Languages: English, Spanish

Centro del Pueblo Discovery Reading & Writing Program

Contact: Desiree Perez-Barahona 474 Valencia Street, Suite 210 – 94103 415.575.3535; dperez@readingpartners.org www.mlcsf.org Ages: 6–14 Dates: Call for details Times: 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Fees: One child: $200 for entire program; $300 total for two or more children Description: The 6-week Summer Discovery Reading & Writing Program provides over 60 elementary children with intensive instruction in reading, writing, and enrichment. Children read and write in small groups, participate in art and science activities, and explore San Francisco on field trips. This joint program with 826 Valencia also provides snack and recreation. Languages: English, Spanish


18 Buena Vista Child Care

Contact: Sheri Schlicker 3351 23rd Street – 94110 415.850.4812; sheri.bvcc@gmail.com www.buenavistachildcare.org Ages: 5–13 Dates: Call for details Times: 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Fees: $250 per week, sliding scale and scholarships available. Description: We serve children K–5 in the Mission District and surrounding community. Participants go on field trips, attend swim lessons, receive art classes, play organized sports and perform a musical theatre production. Languages: English, Spanish

Good Samaritan Family Resource Center Contact: Jose Carrasco 1294 Potrero Avenue – 94110 415.401.4263; jcarrasco@goodsamfrc.org www.goodsamfrc.org Ages: Entering grades K–8 Dates: June 3–July 26 Times: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Fees: Call for details Description: The summer program serves lowincome youth (K–8) residing in the Mission District or nearby neighborhoods. The program addresses the needs of children/youth by offering an exciting mix of field trips, art, sports, camping and gardening. Languages: English, Spanish

Seven Tepees

3177 17th Street – 94110 415-522-1550; info@7tepees.org www.7tepees.org Ages: 12–18 Dates: June 3–August 1 Times: 10:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Fees: Call for details Description: Seven Tepees Youth Program positively impacts the lives of inner-city youth. Students are with us from 6th grade through high school graduation and beyond, an impressive long term investment in their future. At Seven Tepees, youth learn and practice the academic and social competencies necessary to be successful in the 21st century. A cornerstone of our work is connection to the natural environment.

The Marsh Youth Theater

Contact: Emily Klion 1062 Valencia Street – 94110 415.826.5750, ext. 3; myt@themarsh.org www.themarsh.org/myt Ages: Entering grades 1–9 Dates: June 10–August 2 Times: Monday–Thursday: 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.; Friday: 9:00 a.m–4:00 p.m. Fees: Sliding scale, $115–$700 per week Description: Younger campers work as an ensemble, engaging their bodies and imagination through acting, dancing, music and visual art. Older campers in the MainStage Summer program create a revue of scenes and songs of the 99% and 1% as depicted through the years on the Broadway stage.

Mission Neighborhood Centers – Mission Girls

Contact: Gloria Romero 3007 24th Street – 94110 415.648.2826, ext. 1200; gloria.romero@mncsf.org www.mncsf.org Ages: 9–14 Dates: June 11–August 3 Times: 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Fees: Call for details Description: The Mission Girls Summer Program provides an 8-week summer program, 2 week winter break program, 1 week spring break program,and school holiday programs for innercity girls, ages 9-14. Program offers academic enrichment, cultural enrichment, career exploration, leadership development, cultural art, health education, sports and fitness, and outings.


19 Mission Neighborhood Centers – Precita Center

Contact: Valentina Sedeno 362 Capp Street – 94110 415.206.7756 , ext. 1110 valentina.sedeno@mncsf.org www.mncsf.org Ages: 5–13 Dates: June 11–August 3 Times: 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Fees: Call for details Description: Precita Center offers summer and school break programming to youth ages 5–13. Activities include sports and recreation, cultural enrichment, health and fitness, and leadership development, which encompasses service learning, community activism, and career exploration. Languages: English, Spanish

826 Valencia

Contact: Raúl J. Alcantar 826 Valencia Street – 94110 415.642.5905; raul@826valencia.org www.826valencia.org Ages: Entering elementary school Dates: Monday–Thursday for six weeks, call for dates. Times: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Fees: Free or low-cost, based on income Description: Each summer we partner with Mission Learning Center to offer a six-week writing camp for elementary-school students. The camp runs all day Monday through Thursday and provides a balance of reading, writing, and —  because it’s summer — two hours of outdoor activities. The camp is open to 75 students, and is crafted with our project-based learning model in mind. While catching up to grade level in their literacy skills, students conduct science experiments and create chapbooks and performances with the one-on-one support of 826’s tutors.

Jamestown Community Center

Contact: Michael Andolina 3382 26th Street – 94110 415.647.4709; michael@jamestownsf.org www.jamestownsf.org

Summer Playhouse at Jamestown

Ages: Entering grades K–5 Dates: Monday–Friday, call for dates Times: 9:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Fees: Call for details Description: Summer Playhouse includes enrichment, recreation, academics, and field trips. Languages: English, Spanish

Summer Voyage at Jamestown

Ages: Entering grades 6–8 Dates: Monday–Friday, call for dates Times: Noon–6:00 p.m. Fees: Call for details Description: Participants manage their own budgets and plan their weekly activities based on a theme. The youth take field trips throughout the summer and finish with a three-day camping trip. Youth may also participate in an outdoor recreation program. Languages: English, Spanish

Mission Graduates Tutoring Center

Contact: Maria Rassiwalla 3040 16th Street – 94103 415.864.3815; maria@missiongraduates.org www.missiongraduates.org Ages: Entering grades K–5 Dates: Call for details Times: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Fees: Free Description: The Tutoring Center at Marshall Elementary School serves 100 youth and their families each summer. Services include remedial academic assistance, enrichment classes, nutrition and fitness activities, college-bound trips in and out of San Francisco, and family workshops and events. Languages: English, Spanish


20 Pacific Islander Youth Alliance

Reading Partners at Mission Learning Center

Contact: Beej Shah 474 Valencia Street – 94103 415.575.3535; bshah@readingpartners.org www.readingpartners.org Ages: Entering grades K–5 Dates: Monday–Friday, call for dates Times: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Fees: Free Description: Project SF is designed to provide academic, social and emotional support for students to prevent summer learning loss; provide access to cultural resources and education for a historically underserved community; and strengthen relationships between the school and families to reduce barriers to learning outside the classroom. Languages: English, Spanish

Canon Barcus Community House

Contact: Aneata Bonic 165 8th Street – 94103 415.487.3748; abonic@ecs-sf.org www.ecs-sf.org Ages: Newborn–14 Dates: Call for details Times: 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Fees: Call for details Description: The Summer Enrichment Program partners with the Embarcadero YMCA to provide 15 formerly homeless children with recreational and educational activities 5 days/week for 8 weeks. The program provides exposure to outdoor and social activities that are not generally available to these children. It encourages personal and social development in a safe environment. Languages: English, Spanish

Contact: Patsy Tito 2055 Sunnydale Avenue, #100 – 94134 415.841.1086; scdc_sf@pacbell.net www.samoancenter.org Ages: Newborn–17 Dates: Six weeks, call for dates Times: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Fees: Free Description: The Pacific Islander Youth Alliance program primarily serves children and youth who live in the Visitacion Valley, Bayview-Hunter’s Point, Potrero Hill, and Outer Mission neighborhoods. We provide a fun environment for kids to learn the Samoan Culture through music, dance, language, and art. Languages: English, Samoan

Monroe Elementary Summer Program

Contact: Kristin Bagwell 415.452.7578; kbagwell@ymcasf.org Ages: Entering grades K–5 Dates: Call for dates Times: 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Fees: Call for details Description: The Monroe Summer Program serves students from our ExCEL after school program. Monday–Friday programming includes three hours of academic instruction, followed by structured and themed recreational and enrichment activities. Languages: English, Chinese, Spanish

Rolph Playground Day Camp

Contact: Theresa Arroyo 415.586.6900; tmarroyo@ymcasf.org Ages: Entering grades K–8 Dates: Call for dates Times: 7:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Fees: Call for details Description: Rolph Day Camp offers a little bit of everything that you think of when you think summer camp. We will play games, sing songs, explore nature, create arts and crafts, run and laugh. Everyday includes learning, team building, fun and a chance to try new things. Languages: English, Chinese, Spanish


21 Sunnyside Clubhouse Day Camp Contact: Theresa Arroyo 415.586.6900; tmarroyo@ymcasf.org Ages: Entering grades K–8 Dates: Call for dates Times: 7:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Fees: Call for details

Description: We will play games, sing songs, explore nature, create arts and crafts, run and laugh. Everyday includes learning, team building, fun and a chance to try new things. Day camp goes on many field trips to museums, parks, and San Francisco landmarks. Languages: English, Chinese, Spanish

Potrero Hill Potrero Hill Neighborhood House

Contact: Sharon Johnson 953 De Haro Street – 94107 415.826.8080; sjohns35@aol.com Ages: 6–14 Dates: Call for details Times: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Fees: One child: $200 for entire program; $300 total for two or more children Description: Summer In the City is an alternative education program that teaches youth the values of education and community. We work with students to development a sense of wellbeing and challenge them to stay focused when the world around them is full of distractions. In the summer we travel and engage in fun, creative scholastic and enrichment activities. Languages: English, Spanish

Starr King Summer Program

Contact: Jorge Garcia 415.515.9944; jgarcia@ymcasf.org www.ymcasf.org/urban Ages: Entering grades K–5 Dates: Call for dates Times: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Fees: Call for details Description: We provide homework assistance, KidzLit, SPARKS, a non-competitive sports and nutrition based programs curriculum, and other youth development based enrichment programs, including music, drama and visual arts. Languages: English, Chinese, Spanish


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Richmond/Presidio Jewish Community Center of San Francisco

Booker T. Washington Community Service Center

800 Presidio Avenue – 94115 415.928.6596 www.btwcsc.org Ages: 6–14 Dates: Monday–Friday throughout summer break Times: 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Fees: Sliding scale Description: Day Camp activities take place at Booker T. Washington, neighboring parks and centers.

Crissy Fields

1199 East Beach Drive – 94129 415.561.7690 www.crissyfield.org Ages: Entering grades 1–6 Dates: Monday to Friday Times: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Extended care: 8:00–8:50 a.m. or 4:00–5:30 p.m. ($15 per day for am or pm or $25 for both) Fees: $585–$749; scholarships available Description: Crissy Field Center has created a rich combination of urban environmental and National Park–based summer day camp for kids in grades 1–6. A partnership of the National Park Service and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, the Crissy Field Center offers campers an unforgettable experience as they explore the outdoors in the Golden Gate National Parks, and then put their hands and minds to use in Crissy Field Center’s state-of-the-art ecology, computer, and sustainable art labs.

Contact: Samantha Kelman 3200 California Street – 94118 415.292.1255; camp@jccsf.org www.jccsf.org/summercamps Ages: 5–14 Dates: June 3–August 30 Times: Contact for more information Fees: $375 per week and up, scholarships available Description: For the classic summer camp experience — where a little bit of everything equals a whole lot of fun. Days are filled with swimming, sports, art, music, drama, nature explorations, city excursions, lake trips and theme days. We offer camps including Kochav Traditional Day Camps, Specialty Camps, Sports Camps and Clinics, and GADS (Gymnastics, Art, Dance & Swim). Languages: English, Spanish, Russian, Hebrew

Richmond District Neighborhood Center

741 30th Avenue – 94121 Program address: TBD 415.751.6600; jane@rdnc.org www.rdnc.org Ages: Entering grades K–12 Dates: June 3–August 2; dates vary for elementary, middle school, or high school camps. Times: Full-day and half-day camps available Fees: $200–265 per week; sliding scale available. Discounts available if you register for entire summer. Description: The Richmond District Neighborhood Center is pleased to provide an assortment of summer camps for youth in elementary school through high school. Our programs this year focus on the rich, diverse neighborhoods of San Francisco. Campers will enjoy a variety of enrichment and exploration activities that will keep them engaged and learning over the summer months. Languages: English, Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Russian


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Sunset Community Youth Center at Francis Scott Key Elementary

1530 43rd Avenue – 94122 415.775.2636; cyc@cycsf.org Ages: Entering grades K–5 Dates: June 10–July 26 Fees: Call for details Times: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Description: We provide academic blocks to prepare youth for their incoming grades, physical activities to encourage healthy habits, and enrichment clubs and field trips to increase their understanding of the world around them. Some field trips last year included weekly swimming trips, camping, ice skating, the San Jose Tech Museum, and the Children’s Creativity Museum.

Edgewood Special Need Inclusion Camp

Contact: Bryan Supnet 1801 Vicente Street – 94116 415.418.9704; bryans@edgewood.org www.edgewood.org Ages: 6–18 Dates: Call for details Times: 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Fees: Call for details Description: The objective of Camp Edgewood is to provide an environment in which children may enrich their lives through new experiences, build self-esteem, self-confidence and rediscover some of the magic of childhood. The therapeutic value of the natural outdoors is immeasurable and often is a seed for future growth and positive development.

Russian-American International School

Contact: Eleonora Nayberg 1250 Quintara Street – 94116 415.665.5467; info@russianamericanschool.org www.russianamericanschool.org Ages: 5–9 Dates: Call for 2013 dates Times: 8:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m., Monday–Friday. Extended care available until 5:30 p.m. Fees: $260 per week; $300 with extended care. Description: Russian-American International School offers an exciting summer program for children ages 5–9. Each week we have a unique theme to spark your child’s imagination and learning. We include field trips, arts and crafts, music, science experiments, outdoor fun, cultural and nature adventures, reading and creative writing, Russian, math and lots of other activities. You can pick from any week during the summer and have your child join the fun. Our goal is to provide a safe and fun summer program that maintains your child’s learning skills while allowing an opportunity to laugh and enjoy friendship! Languages: English, Russian

Sunny Paths Special Needs Ministry

Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit Contact: Cecilia Ng 2400 Noriega Street – 94122 415.661.1120; sunnypaths@yahoo.com Ages: Entering Preschool–5th grade Dates: July 22–August 2 Times: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Fees: Call for details Description: Sunny Paths is a summer camp for children with special needs. All children are paired with a buddy.


24 Ulloa Children’s Center

Contact: Cailing Wang 2650 42nd Avenue – 94116 415.759.8854 Ages: 5–11 Dates: All summer, except closed the week of July 1–5. Times: 7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Fees: Sliding scale of $4.00–$6.75 per hour based on the number of total hours per month. Refundable deposit required upon registration. Description: We offer full-day summer activities including arts and crafts, group games, outdoor games and Chinese language class. We are located in the Outer Sunset at Ulloa School. Our fully qualified staff meets all state licensing requirements. You are billed monthly for only the actual hours your child attends. Languages: English, Cantonese, Mandarin, American Sign Language

Sunset Neighborhood Beacon Center

Contact: Sean Yeung Location: A.P. Giannini Middle School 3151 Ortega Street – 94122 415.759.3690; syeung@snbc.org www.snbc.org Ages: Entering grades 2–5 Dates: June 10–July 19 Times: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Fees: Free, participants chosen by lottery. Description: Applications will be available on April 24. They are due by May 1. You can download the application at www.snbc.org/programs/summer or call. Every summer, the daily learning of 400 kids doesn’t take a break just because school does. We work to prevent summer learning-loss by offering daytime summer programs for Sunset youth. Like our school-year afterschool programs, our summer programs combine hands-on learning with recreational activities. Languages: English, Chinese

Aspiranet

Contact: Amanda McGowen 3925 Noriega Street – 94122 415.759.3690; amcgowen@snbc.org www.snbc.org Ages: 6–13 Dates: June 10–July 19 Times: 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Fees: Call for details Description: The West Sunset Rec Connect Summer Program provides high quality summertime services to Sunset youth five days a week. The summer program is grounded in Youth Development principles, Family Support practices, environmental sustainability, and community engagement. Languages: English, Chinese, Spanish


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Visitacion Valley/Sunnydale/Portola Summer Escape by Real Options for City Kids

Contact: Erica Hernandez Meets at Visitacion Valley Middle School 450 Raymond Avenue – 94134 415.260.8774; erica@rocksf.org www.rocksf.org Ages: Entering grades 6–8 Dates: Monday–Friday, June 10–July 3; white water rafting trip July 10–13. Times: 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Fees: $20 for the entire program Description: The Summer Escape Program is the place to be this summer. This five-week program includes cooking various dishes, plenty of fun field trips, and a lot of memorable times with friends and ROCK staff. The last week of program, from July 10–13, includes a white water rafting/ camping trip! Languages: English, Spanish

Visitacion Valley Summer Program

Contact: Kristin Bagwell 415.452.7578; kbagwell@ymcasf.org Ages: Entering grades 1–5 Dates: Call for dates Times: 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Fees: Call for details Description: The Visitacion Valley Summer School program serves students from our ExCEL after school program. Monday–Friday programming includes three hours of academic instruction followed by alternating days of recreation and enrichment activities. Languages: English, Chinese, Spanish

Paul Revere Summer Program

Contact: Blair Czarecki 415.561.0631; bczarecki@ymcasf.org www.ymcasf.org/urban Ages: Entering grades K–8 Dates: Call for dates Times: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Fees: Call for details Description: The Paul Revere Extended Day Summer Program focuses on providing access for summer learning opportunities. We primarily offer activities in enrichment, recreation, and summer reading support for students of Paul Revere. Languages: English, Spanish

Portola Family Connection

2565 San Bruno Avenue - 94134 415.715.6746 www.portolafc.org Ages: Entering grades 1–5 Dates: June 17–August 9 Times: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Extended care: 8:00–9:00 a.m. and 5:00–6:00 p.m. ($40 per two-week session) Fees: $200 plus $25 registration fee per two-week session; $800 plus $100 registration fee for the entire summer. Description: Summer Academic Enrichment Program features classes in language arts, social studies, math, and science. Kids will also go on field trips, do art projects, and participate in recreational activities at neighborhood parks.


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West Portal/St. Francis Wood/Miraloma Park/Glen Park Growth and Learning Opportunities

West Portal Elementary School 5 Lenox Way – 94127 415.753.1113, ext. 213; admin@gloinc.org www.gloinc.org Ages: Entering grades K–6 Dates: June 10–July 26 Times: Regular camp hours: 9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.; extended care available 7:30–9:30 a.m. and 4:00–6:00 p.m. Fees: $265 per week for regular camp; $35/week for morning extended care; $35/week for afternoon extended care. Scholarships available.

Description: Welcome to GLO Summer Adventure’s seventh year! We are excited to announce our new Junior Apprenticeship Program. Each week this program features a new theme that allows for deep exploration and learning in the field of focus. Campers will become athletes, physicists, artists, engineers, and much more! Popular enrichment classes will continue, with new classes including swimming, Brazilian martial arts, digital media, archery, and hip hop dance. Enrichment classes are free with registration. Languages: English, Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin

Children’s Council Parent Support Classes Choosing Child Care Workshops – Free

Second Tuesday of each month, from 6:00–7:30 p.m. Child care is available during the workshop. In these workshops you’ll learn about these topics and more: —— Types of child care and local options —— Licensing regulations for child care providers —— Legal rights and obligations of parents and providers —— Questions to ask when interviewing providers

Choosing a Preschool Workshops – Free

First Thursday of each month, 10:00–11:30 a.m. Child care is available during the workshop. Join us to learn about different types of preschools and their philosophies. You’ll also get tips on how and when to apply.

Visit us online to register or learn about more workshops for parents and caregivers. www.childrenscouncil.org/?q=parentworkshops Get our email Newsletter! Every month Children’s News includes: —— —— —— ——

Parenting support Child development articles Upcoming family events Links to community resources

To join the list go to www.childrenscouncil.org and find the “Email Newsletter” box or email: aaron@childrenscouncil.org

Resources for summer and beyond!

For a comprehensive listing of family resources and activities, including summer programs for youth, visit www.sfkids.org. The SFkids web site provides listings for activities and out-of-school programs for children, and offers a directory of resources for family support, education, transportation, health, and safety. The information provided by SFkids can assist you in locating resources that may benefit your family — this summer and beyond!


childrenscouncil.org • facebook.com/childrenscouncil

415.276.2900 (main phone) • 415.343.3300 (resource and referral line)

Contact us to learn more about Children’s Council programs. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today.

• Local and state-wide child care policy, advocacy and planning efforts

• Professional development workshops for child care providers

• Support for parents and staff working with children who exhibit emotional problems or challenging behaviors

• Support for providers wishing to make their programs accessible for children with disabilities and special needs

• Reimbursement for nutritious food served by providers to the children in their care

• Child care subsidies for eligible families

• Free child care resources and referrals for families seeking child care, in English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian and Vietnamese

Children’s Council of San Francisco has been working to make safe, quality and affordable child care available in San Francisco since 1973. Donations from the community help us to operate our programs for parents and child care providers alike, including:

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Summer Resource Guide