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2014 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.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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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

10–11 Chinatown/Downtown/North Beach/Telegraph Hill 12–13 Civic Center/Tenderloin/Western Addition/Japantown 14

Excelsior/Ocean View/Ingleside/Lakeshore/Merced

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Haight-Ashbury/Hayes Valley/Panhandle

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Marina/Cow Hollow

15–17 Mission/Bernal Heights/Noe Valley/Castro 18

Potrero Hill

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Richmond/Presidio

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Sunset

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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 St. , 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 2014 Summer Resource Guide is produced with funding from San Francisco’s Department of Children, Youth and Their Families, and the San Francisco Office of Early Care and Education. 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 Aaron Rosenthal at aaron@childrenscouncil.org. 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 support choosing a program based on 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 the importance of summer programs, visit the Summer Matters Campaign at summermatters2you.net or the National Summer Learning Association at www.summerlearning.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 www.sfpl.org/kids to learn about summer activities happening in San Francisco.

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 San Francisco Expanded Learning Collaboration. More parent resources available at www.sfelc.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!


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Questions to Ask When Choosing a Summer Program Adapted from the American Camp Association recommendations and the San Francisco Expanded Learning Collaborative.

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 American Camping Association online at www.acacamps.org or visit GreatSchools’ website at www.greatschools.org.


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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 415.334.3182 Mission Clubhouse 901 Alabama Street – 94110 415.400.8911 Sunnydale Clubhouse 1654 Sunnydale Avenue – 94134 415.584.5028 Tenderloin Clubhouse 115 Jones Street – 94102 415.351.3125 Visitacion Valley Clubhouse 251 Leland Ave – 94134 415.445.5488 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


6 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: Lucy Hong 20 Cook Street – 94118 415.750.4500, ext. 1018; hongL1@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.


7 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 Chinatown YMCA 855 Sacramento Street – 94108 415.748.3556

Mission YMCA 4080 Mission Street – 94112 415.452.7573 Presidio YMCA 63 Funston Avenue – 94129 415.447.9611 Richmond District YMCA 360 18th Avenue – 94121 415.666.9622 Stonestown Family YMCA 333 Eucalyptus Drive – 94132 415.242.7101 Urban Services YMCA 1426 Fillmore Street – 94115 415.561.0631

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

Pomeroy Recreation and Rehabilitation Center 207 Skyline Boulevard – 94132 415.665.4100 www.prrcsf.org Ages: 5–21 Times: 12:00–6:00 p.m. Description: The 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.


8 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.

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 YMCA Contact: Betty Sells-Asberry 1601 Lane Street – 94124 415.822.7728, x265; bsells-asberry@ymcasf.org www.ymcasf.org/bayview Grades: K–5 Dates: June 2–August 15 Times: 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Fees: $125 per week, subsides accepted Description: In these programs, youth participate in character building and recreational activities that enhance social and leadership skills as well as attend field trips to museums, amusement parks, carnivals, and outdoor wilderness parks. Languages: English, Chinese, Spanish Starr King Summer Program Contact: Suzanne Medina 1426 Fillmore Street – 94115 415.561.0631, ext. 107; smedina@ymcasf.org www.ymcasf.org/urbanservices Grades: K–5 Dates: Call for details Times: 9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Fees: Call for details Description: Star King Summer Program serves students Kindergarten through 5th grade who attend Star King Elementary school in the Potrero Hill/Bayview area. We provide 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, Cantonese, Mandarin, Tagalog

Charles Drew Summer Program Contact: Chablis Scott 415.242.7129; cscott@ymcasf.org www.ymcasf.org/urban Ages: Entering grades K–5 Dates: Call for dates Times: Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Fees: Call for details Description: Charles Drew Summer Program serves students Kindergarten through 5th grade who attend Charles Drew Elementary school in the Bayview area. We provide 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


9 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. Providence Summer Learning 1218 Mendell Street – 94124 415.642.0234 www.providencefoundationsf.org Dates: Call for details Times: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Fees: None Description: Providence runs a five-week summer day camp featuring academic and enrich-

ment 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.

The Vision Academy 141 Industrial Street – 94124 415.886.7591; sf@thevisionacademy.org www.thevisionacademy.org Ages: Campers ages 4½–13; Junior Counselor program for ages 14–17 Dates: June 2-August 15 Times: Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., extended care available beginning at 8:00 a.m. and ending at 5:30 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


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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/summer 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. Pickup and dropoff locations available in the Sunset and Richmond. Languages: English, Cantonese Salesian Day Camp 680 Filbert Street – 94133 415.397.3067; jstaley@salesianclub.org www.salesianclub.org Ages: Pre-K–4th grade Dates: June 9–August 1

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. 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

Chinatown YMCA 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 John Yehall Chin Contact: Nelson Yeung 350 Broadway Street – 94133 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: Tim Townsend 169 Steuart Street – 94105 415.957.9622; ttownsend@ymcasf.org www.ymcasf.org/embarcadero Ages: Entering grades K–8


11 Dates: June 2–August 15 Times: Monday–Friday, 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Fees: Call for details Description: Wide range of themes and activities, including lots of outdoor play time.

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 4–August 8 (register week-by-week) Times: 7:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Fees: $150/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 Catholic Charities CYO 180 Howard Street – 94105 415.863.1141, x101 www.cccyo.org Ages: Call for details Dates: All summer Times: Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Fees: None Description: Maureen & Craig Sullivan Youth Services provides quality child development services to San Francisco children, focusing on kids from very low income families, primarily residing in the SOMA neighborhood. It offers a strong learning based curriculum that supports enrichment, physical and socio-emotional strength. 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 9–August 8 Times: Drop off: 7:30–9:00 a.m.; pick up: 4:00–6:00 p.m. Fees: $165 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 9–August 1 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


13 Buchanan YMCA 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 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: 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 Tenderloin Achievement Group Contact: Tom Heath 375 Eddy Street – 94102 415.441.8924; theath@ihdcsf.org www.ihdcsf.org Grades: K–8 Dates: Call for details Times: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Fees: $80 per week Description: Tenderloin Achievement Group (TAG) serves Tenderloin and adjoining neighborhood youth, representing grades K-8 from 10+ San Francisco Public and Private Schools. Summer activities include summer reading, literacy, mentoring, nutrition education, gardening, art, fieldtrips, collaborations with SFUSD Health Education Students, and community projects. Languages: English, Cantonese, Vietnamese

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 Up On Top Contact: John Pabst Meets at Tenderloin Community School 1187 Franklin Street – 94109 415.225.6558 www.upontop.org john@upontop.org Ages: Entering grades K–5 Dates: Call for details 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 United Playaz 1038 Howard Street – 94103 415.999.2587 www.unitedplayaz.org Ages: Grades K–8 Dates: Call for details Times: 9:30 am–7:00 pm Fees: Call for details Description: Daily activities include recreation, field trips, educational workshops, camping trips and overnight adventures for youth ages 6–14 at the United Playaz Clubhouse. United Playaz serves as a summertime lunch/snack program site and administers lunches and snacks daily, not just to UP participants, but to children and youth across the South of Market neighborhood.


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Excelsior/Ocean View/Ingleside/Lakeshore/Merced Stonestown YMCA Summer Camps 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: Summer camps for sports and a wide range of speciality areas, such Lego, cooking, rocket building and crime scene investigation. 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

Pomeroy Recreation and Rehabilitation Center 207 Skyline Boulevard – 94132 415.665.4100 www.prrcsf.org Ages: 5–21 Times: 12:00–6:00 p.m. Description: The 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.

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 9–August 17 Times: 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Fees: $330, 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 Contact: Ivonne Garcia 415.447.9692; igarcia@ymcasf.org 63 Funston Avenue – 94129 www.ymcasf.org/presidio Ages: Entering grades 6–8 Dates: June 2–August 15 Times: 7:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Fees: $180–$300 per week

Description: This summer, children will learn, grow, and thrive through the exhilarating fun of traditional day, specialty, and sports camps at the Y. In the midst of all the fun, they’ll explore nature, discover new talents, try new activities, gain independence, and create lasting friendships. hands-on experiential projects in literacy, outdoor education and service learning.

Mission/Bernal Heights/Noe Valley/Castro Arriba Juntos 1850 Mission Street – 94103 415.747.6716 nyreemonroe@comcast.net Ages: Call for details Dates: Call for details Times: 8:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Fees: None Description: The Youth 1st program uses innovative learning opportunities that consider the world around us to be our classroom. Activities include: indoor and outdoor recreation, visual arts, excursions, and nutrition. Each participant is provided with two USDA approved meals daily. Buena Vista Child Care – Spanish Immersion Camp Contact: Sheri Schlicker 2101 Mariposa Street – 94107 415.850.4812; sheri.bvcc@gmail.com www.buenavistachildcare.org Ages: 5–13 Dates: June 2–August 8 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: Call for dates 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


16 Seven Tepees 3177 17th Street – 94110 415-522-1550; info@7tepees.org www.7tepees.org Ages: 12–18 Dates: June 2–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. Mission Education Projects Incorporated Contact: Jene Rita Alivar 3049 24th Street – 94110 415.282.9898; www.mepisf.org Ages: Call for details Dates: Call for details Times: Call for details Fees: Call for details Description: Mission Education Projects Inc. summer program gives children a safe and fun environment to grow and explore. We will provide a variety of activities that will include cooking, arts and crafts, field trips, physical/recreation activities, skill building, as well as academic support. Our series of outings helps to mitigate social isolation caused by poverty and provides access for children to the opportunities offered by San Francisco’s rich city life. Mission Neighborhood Centers – Mission Girls Contact: Gloria Romero 362 Capp Street – 94110 415.206.7756; gloria.romero@mncsf.org www.mncsf.org Ages: 9–14 Dates: June 9–August 1 Times: 9:30 a.m.–6:00 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 inner-

city girls, ages 9–14. Program offers academic enrichment, cultural enrichment, career exploration, leadership development, cultural art, health education, sports and fitness, and outings.

Mission Neighborhood Centers – Precita Center Contact: Valentina Sedeno 534 Precita Avenue – 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: Molly Parent 826 Valencia Street – 94110 415.642.5905; molly@826valencia.org www.826valencia.org Ages: Entering elementary school Dates: Monday–Thursday for six weeks, call for dates.


17 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 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

San Francisco Friends School Contact: Emmett Phelan 250 Valencia Street – 94103 415.565.0400; summer@sffriendsschool.org www.sffriendsschool.org Ages: Grades K–9 Dates: June 23–July 25 Times: 8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.; extended care available to 5:30 pm Fees: $425 per week, scholarships available Description: San Francisco Friends School Summer Camp offers five weeks of engaging projects, activities, adventures, and explorations. For K–1 campers, each week is a new theme. Second to ninth grade campers choose morning, afternoon, or full-day options for each week. Pacific Islander Youth Alliance 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 Mission YMCA Summer Camps Contact: Theresa Arroyo 415.452.7578; tmarroyo@ymcasf.org ymcasf.org/mission Two Locations Garfield Clubhouse - 1271 Treat Avenue Sunnyside Clubhouse - 200 Melrose Avenue Ages: Entering grades K–5 Dates: June 2–August 8 Times: 7:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Fees: $205 per week Description: Campers enjoy great activities like sports, craft projects, songs, skits, field trips and special events. Campers entering 6th–8th grades have leadership opportunities in creating programs. Languages: English, Chinese, Spanish


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Potrero Hill Potrero Hill Neighborhood House Contact: Sharon Johnson 953 De Haro Street – 94107 415.826.8080; www.phnhsf.org 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 (SIC) is a fun learning excursion program that explores San Francisco and the Bay Area. We provide a nutritious breakfast, lunch and evening daily. Our program is designed to includes academics, ie. reading, writing, arithmetic and science. New to the program this year are EGPY, an online math program and Save Nature.org, a hands on science program. We will also enjoy interactive physical activities such as, swim lessons and free swim, games, sports and working in our community garden. Languages: English, Spanish


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Richmond/Presidio 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 Contact: Rene Tucker 1199 East Beach Drive – 94129 415.561.7764; rtucker@parkconservancy.org www.crissyfield.org 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 per two-week session; 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.

Jewish Community Center of San Francisco Contact: Samantha Kelman 3200 California Street – 94118 415.292.1255; camp@jccsf.org www.jccsf.org/summercamps Ages: 5–14 Dates: June 2–August 22 Times: Contact for more information Fees: $395 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 Contact: Jane Louie 741 30th Avenue – 94121 Program address: TBD 415.751.6600; jane@rdnc.org www.rdnc.org Ages: Entering grades K–12 Dates: June 2–July 25; dates vary for elementary, middle school, or high school camps. Times: Full-day and half-day camps available Fees: $200–400 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 Edgewood Heritage Academy Summer Camp Located at Sunset Episcopal Church 1750 19th Avenue – 94122 415.682.3291 www.edgewood.org Grades: K–5 Dates: June 24–August 16 Times: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Fees: $325 per week Description: Edgewood Heritage Academy Summer Camp offers Mandarin language education, as well as cultural programming. Field trips, recreational activities, music and art are included in this language immersion camp which boasts a low student to staff ratio (3:1) and is staffed by native Mandarin speakers. Russian-American International School Contact: Eleonora Nayberg 3301 Balboa Street – 94121 415.800.0730; info@russianamericanschool.org www.russianamericanschool.org Ages: 5–9 Dates: Call for 2014 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: Call for details 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.

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 June 30–July 4. 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: Kyle Giocomo Location: A.P. Giannini Middle School 3151 Ortega Street – 94122 415.759.3690; kgiocomo@snbc.org www.snbc.org Ages: Entering grades 2–5 Dates: Call for details 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


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Visitacion Valley/Sunnydale/Portola 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 1–8 Dates: Call for 2014 dates Times: 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Fees: $20 for the entire program Description: The Summer Escape and Summer Go camps are the places 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 includes a white water rafting/camping trip! Languages: English, Spanish

Portola Family Connection 2565 San Bruno Avenue - 94134 415.715.6746 www.portolafc.org Ages: Entering grades 1–5 Dates: June 16–August 8 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 9–July 25 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 eighth 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 Limited child care is available during the workshop. In these monthly 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 Limited 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.

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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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