Monday, February 18, 2013

Summer Camps: Part I: For Soon To Be Kindergarteners

What are some great summer camp options for the soon to be Kindergarteners?  
Meaning - Many camps are for elementary, after a child has completed K.  Which ones are for youngsters entering K?  

Part II will deal with academic summer camps for all ages so stay tuned!  

14 comments:

  1. Camp Edmo has a group for those entering Kinder. I signed-up my preschooler with friends because I was worried my child would be too scared to go alone. My kid really loved Edmo! That year I even extended camp for a week at Edmo because she liked it so much!

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  2. jcc and ymca allow entering K students.

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  3. Check out Steve and Kate's Camp http://steveandkatescamp.com . Great locations (once enrolled, you can attend any camp, any time), fantastic wholesome food (lunch and snacks prepared fresh on site), wide age range from entering K to 7th (with exceptions for kids turning 4 in the summer), and hours to suit most families (7:30 AM to 6 PM).

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  4. SF parks and rec has summer camp programs. cheap and we loved it last summer!

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  5. Is there a way to cross-post this to www.sfeducationfocus.blogspot.com ? This is a very interesting post and I know a lot of people are there and it would be good if they could see this. Please let me know. I wish there was more and better info out there about these camps, they help kids so much.

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  6. SF Rec and Park's offerings are teh bomb. The awesome-est SF P&R camps get booked out 0.005 seconds after they open registration, but there's a lot of quality camps that aren't mobbed.

    My kid disliked Camp Edmo, not sure why.

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  7. Has anyone tried out Camp Doodles at the FAIS campus?

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  8. SF Rec and Park has very very little offerings
    for entering kinders...wasn't that the question?
    I would highly recommend Kids Outdoor Club. Presidio Y also enrolls entering kinders. Both are full day camps.

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  9. The GISSV (German International School of Silicon Valley) offers a German Immersion Summer Camp (no prior language knowledge necessary) in the Presidio for ages 4.9 to 7.

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  10. Park and Rec can actually work out better age-wise for parents of kindergartners entering private school programs. They tend to be older. Many are already 6 come summer. Also park and rec has changed their policy. If the kid turns the right age (6 in this case) anytime during the program, the kid can enter. So if your kid is not 6 now, but will be come the week of camp you want to sign up for, you're in good shape. Also last year they did have offerings for 5 and under -- nice arts program at Julius Khan

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  11. JCC has great camps for entering kinders, as does Tree Frog Treks. I've heard bad things about Kids Outdoor Club.

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    1. can you share what you've heard? I send my child there, and of course want to know if there's any issues to be aware of

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  12. Camp Galileo has spots for pre-K and kinder. Meets at Burke's and Brandeis. It's great!

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  13. Does your child enjoy musicals? Looking for a summer camp that lets your kid sing, dance and even act a little?? Consider Musical Theatre Works summer camp. MTW has been around for over 15 years and offers two-week session summer camps at the First Unitarian Church at Geary and Franklin. There are camps for children entering K-2, and other sessions for children in grades 3-9. Early bird discount if you sign up before March 31st. Learn more at musicaltheaterworks.org

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