FINISH LINE

I cannot believe that summer is coming to an end! It has been an amazing summer for us here at Cameron House. I couldn’t have asked for a better group of campers! I have met a lot of new friends this year and hope everyone comes back next year. I wanted to say thank you again to everyone that came out to Family Night, it truly means a lot to us and the campers. Even though it is our last week, our amazing coordinators have a jam packed week planned for the campers.

We will be having our annual Summer Carnival on Thursday, July 27th! For some of you that do not know what Summer Carnival is, it is our mini carnival that we throw for all our campers and their departments. We’ll have a bounce house, concession games, activities, and good food!

Thank you again everyone for such an amazing summer! If you ever have any questions, please feel free to email me!

Wilson

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BYP Family Night!

WOW! Family Night is next week, I cannot believe that this summer has gone by so fast. This summer has been like a roller coaster, at the beginning of the ride it starts off slow but once it gets to the drop, it’s just fast and filled with excitement! This week I went on a camping trip with our 5th graders at the Presidio while our 1st/2nd graders went to the botanical gardens for some hands-on activities and our 3rd/4th graders went swimming at Sava Pool. Next week will be another action packed week starting off with Family Night, our 1st/2nd graders going to the beach, our 3rd graders going on a nice hike at Glen Park Canyons, and our 4th/5th graders doing a community service project with CCDC!

*We are also bringing back Spirit Week so please look below for more information!

SPIRIT WEEK:

Monday: Wacky Hair Day
Tuesday: Disney Day
Wednesday: Cameron House Day (wear your Cameron House gear)
Thursday: Department Day (wear the same color as your department scarves)
Friday: Pajama Day

What is Family Night?

At the end of every summer, we invite the families of our participants to come down to Cameron House for dinner and a showcase to show off what we’ve been learning all summer!  We’ll have a few performances, some presentations and a whole lot of our projects and artwork on display! We would really love it if you are able to join us for this fun, end-of-summer event.  Please turn in RSVP’s to your child’s coordinator or you can fill out the doodle below if you haven’t already!

Link to RSVP: BYP Family Night

Who:  YOU!  (Anyone who is interested in knowing what our youth are up to this summer)

What:  BYP Family Night

When:  Monday, July 17th (Week 6), 6:00 PM (Dinner) 6:45 PM (Show)

Cost: $2 a person for dinner, free for the show

Where:  Cameron House

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If you have any questions or concerns please contact me!

Wilson

TIME FOR THE “7th INNING” STRETCH

Hi BYP Family,

Just like that our short Week 4 is over and we are heading into Week 5! Although this summer is going by quickly, I am glad that we have a couple more weeks together. It kind of reminds me of a baseball game although the game is more than half way over we still look forward to that 7th inning stretch and the final 2 innings of baseball because that is when the fun begins!  This week was a short one but our entire BYP Department went on an exploration to the Exploratorium and had a blast. Next week our BYP 1/2 class will be visiting the Botanical Garden for some hands-on activities, our BYP 3/4 class going swimming, and our 5th Graders going on a Camping Trip.

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Wilson Tan
wilson@cameronhouse.org
415-781-0401 ext: 112

WE ARE HALF WAY THERE! HAPPY 4th OF JULY!

Hi BYP Family,

Week 3 is in the books and can you believe we are almost at the half way mark?!?  Summer has been going by really fast and I have been enjoying every moment of it! Hopefully you guys are also. By the way, I hope everyone has a safe and fun filled July 4th weekend and remember parents there will be no camp on July 3rd/4th. Here is the fourth installment of our weekly newsletter for the Ventures program. This past week our BYP 1/2 group got to go to the Aquarium of the Bay sponsored by the SF Public Library, our BYP 3 group went on an exciting kayaking trip around Mission Bay with UCSF, and our BYP 4/5 group went boat pedaling in Stow Lake.
REMINDER: NO CAMP ON Monday 7/3 and Tuesday 7/4! We will see everyone on Wednesday 7/5!
If there are any questions or concerns please email me at:
wilson@cameronhouse.org
415-781-0401 ext:112
Thank you and I hope everyone enjoys their long weekend!
Wilson

Powering into Week 3!

Hi everyone! It has been a great week 2 here at Cameron House and I am can’t wait for week 3!  Over this past week, we continued our summer theme learning with fun enrichment and recreational activities along with going to the Janet Pomeroy Center for a musical and to the California Academy of Sciences which was filled with tons of engaging and fascinating exhibits. Our BYP 5th graders worked with SF Rec and Park to restore our garden! Best of all, our campers got to learn how to make PIZZA PUCKS!
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This coming week will be another fun-filled week with our 4th/5th graders going boat pedaling at Stow Lake, our 3rd graders going kayaking at Mission Bay (AT&T Park), and our 1st/2nd graders visiting the botanical gardens! Sounds fun right?!?!?
Wilson
wilson@cameronhouse.org
(415) 781-0401 x112

WEEK 2: FULL S.T.E.A.M AHEAD!

Hello families!

Wow we are done with one week of summer programming and it has already been amazing! I have had a great time meeting our new campers, seeing a lot of familiar faces, and making new friends! It has been a fun filled week here at Cameron House our 1st/2nd grade class started planting their class plants, our 3rd class started learning about their family and culture, while our 4th/5th grade class went kayaking in Mission Bay!

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Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead for Week 2!
This past week, we introduced S.T.E.A.M activities to our campers (science, technology, engineering, arts and math). What a better way to learn about science than going to the Academy of Sciences on Wednesday! This coming week, campers will also continue to learn more about S.T.E.A.M and will be having awesome activities like egg drop challenge, marble roller-coaster, and whacky inventions. Hopefully, your campers had a good week at camp because this is just the start!

Wilson

Announcements

  • Drop off time is 9:00 AM. Please be on time because groups leave for field trips right at 9!
  •  Please remember to arrange early pick up with your child’s coordinator.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at wilson@cameronhouse.org or call me at 415-781-0401 x112.

Welcome to Branches 2017!

Wilson

A Letter from the Director

Hi Everyone,

If you don’t know me, my name is Wilson, and I’m the summer director for our elementary school programs. After smooth sailing during the school year, I’m excited for the high energy and lively times of summer programming! I have been at Cameron House for about two and a half years and I can honestly say, every year has been a memorable one. This summer, we have three coordinators who are fun, energetic, caring, knowledgeable, and just a joy to be around. Your kids will have a lot of fun going on field trips, while also learning through engaging academic, recreational, and STEAM activities!  Please check out the Meet the Staff section to learn a bit more about your camper’s coordinator, and feel free to contact us if you want to know more! If you’d like to contact your child’s coordinator directly, please refer to the email you received this link in for their information.

Wilson Tan

Meet the Coordinators:

You will be able to meet your child’s coordinator on the first day during drop off and pick up times at Cameron House.

Gary Zhou (BYP 1/2)

Philip Wu (BYP3)

Corey Chan (BYP4/5)

Announcements:

  • Please remember to bring a lunch! Groups will have at least one cookout per week, but even on cookout days, we still encourage campers to bring at least a small lunch and drink. This is just in case the cookout runs into trouble (definitely possible), or kids just don’t like what we’re making (almost never!).
  • Dress in layers, San Francisco weather can be unpredictable. Wear sunscreen, even if it seems cold!
  • If you decide to add weeks of enrollment for your child, contact me and I will help you to enroll, without having to start the registration process over from scratch.
  • If your child has a monthly Clipper Card pass, please have them bring it to camp. This will help Cameron House to save on transportation costs! To apply for a free Muni pass, check out the SFMTA Website for more details: http://www.sfmta.com/getting-around/transit/fares-passes/free-muni-youth