Finish Line

I cannot believe that summer is coming to an end! It has been an amazing summer for me 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 meant a lot to us and the campers. Even though it is our last week, we have a lot of fun activities planned. We have our Summer Carnival on Thursday, July 28th for our campers to celebrate the end of the year.

Summer Carnival is our mini carnival that we throw for all our campers and their departments. We’ll have a bounce house, concession games, and good food!

Thank you again everyone for such an amazing summer! I have made a lot of new friends and a lot of lasting memories! If you ever have any questions, feel free to email me. Hope to see everyone next year (:



Ventures Family Night!

Week 5 is over and Week 6 is right around the corner! Can everyone believe that it is Week 6 already? I cannot believe how fast these past 5 weeks have went by. Summer has truly been an amazing experience for me and I have learned a lot. This coming week is extra special because of Family Night where we celebrate what the campers have learned so please come join us!

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 would consider joining 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!

Link to RSVP:

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

What:  BYP Family Night

When:  Wednesday, July 20th (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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We Are More Than Half Way There!

Hi Ventures Families,

Whoa! Is week 4 over already and week 5 coming? We are more than halfway through with our summer now and it has been truly amazing. I have seen a lot of campers making new friends and a lot of friendships taking off from where they left off last summer. This has been a really great learning experience for me and I have enjoyed every part of it.

We have had a great week getting our youth outdoors and experiencing new things! This week, our Ventures campers went hiking at Lands End with the National Parks and Services, boat pedaling at Stow Lake, swimming at Sava Pool, and cooking chicken quesadillas!

Summer is a wonderful opportunity for youth to try new things and Cameron House works hard to ensure that our campers not only have fun but are able to learn new things. If you haven’t already, ask your campers what new things they’ve tried this summer. We are looking forward to creating even more new experiences for them before summer ends!

This coming week, our 5th grade campers will be going camping overnight at the Presidio from Wednesday to Thursday. Please read more about the trip here, and make sure your youth turns in their permission form by Monday!

415-781-0401 ext.112

Happy Fourth of July

Hi Everyone!

This is Kelcie. I’m the Out of School Time Programs Director, and I’m lucky enough to work closely with Wilson and Rene on our afterschool and summer programs! This week, Wilson is camping at Kirby Cove with our Solid Ground 8th graders in the Marin headlands. While he enjoys the sound of fog horns up close, I’ll be bringing you your Week 4 newsletter. I hope you all are having a blast this summer! I know I go home exhausted every night from all the fun here, and I hope your campers are doing the same.

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Ventures Chemists hard at work!

This past week, our Ventures campers made paper masks, went kayaking in Mission Bay, played with chemical reactions, and had a beach day! Next week, we are looking forward to visiting Sava Pool and hiking at Lands End.

Don’t forget that there is NO CAMP on Monday, July 4th in celebration of Independence Day.

Kelcie Wong
OST Programs Director
(415) 781-0401 x104

Powering Through Week 3!

Hi everyone! It has been a great week 2 and I am looking forward to week 3! Over this past week, we continued our summer theme learning along with fun enrichment and recreational activities. Our Ventures campers all had the opportunity to visit the California Academy of Sciences where they learned about the wonders of science and nature, including a viewing at the Planetarium! They also went to the Janet Pomeroy Center for a musical. Best of all, we got to make HAMBURGERS!

This coming week will be another fun-filled week with our 3rd/4th/5th graders going kayaking in Mission Bay and our 1st/2nd graders visiting the beach for a dinosaur egg hunt! How does that sound?!?!?

Please remember that we will not have camp on Monday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.
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Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead for Week 2!

Hello families!

We’re wrapping up the first week of summer programming here, and I have had a great time meeting new campers, seeing some old faces, and making new friends! I’d like to give you all an update and highlight some of the activities that we’ve done this week!

Our Ventures campers have started learning about animals, their habitats, and the ecosystem. They did a nature scavenger hunt, visited the Golden Gate Bridge, started to investigate about family roots, and learned about mindfulness while making mood jars!

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1st and 2nd grade campers stretching near Pier 39

Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead for Week 2! 

We will be starting our S.T.E.A.M. unit (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) with a lesson on chemical reactions. The youth will explore different chemical and color combinations while learning about one of the most important parts of the scientific method: observation!

Our campers will continue to do cookouts together (we’ll make burgers this week!) and learn about fire safety and a balanced lifestyle and healthy meals. We hope that our campers are having fun while also learning new things because we have just gotten started and there is so much more to come!

Wilson Tan


  • 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 or call me at 415-781-0401 x112.

Welcome to Ventures 2016!


A Letter from the Director

Hi Everyone,

If you don’t know me, my name is Wilson, and I’m 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! This is my first year as the director for the Ventures program, but as a kid I was involved in Cameron House’s summer and after school programs (BYP and BAP). This summer we have two coordinators who are fun, energetic, knowledgeable, and just a joy to be around. Your kids will have a lot of fun going on field trips, while learning through  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 your Coordinators:

You can meet your child’s coordinator in the mornings and afternoons during pick up and drop off times at their site locations on these days:

Sherman (1st/2nd):

  • Monday: Covenant
  • Tuesday: Cameron House

Willie (3rd/4th/5th):

  • Monday: Cameron House
  • Tuesday: Covenant


  • 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: