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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Ventures 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 along with Ray, our 1st/2nd/3rd/4th graders combined together to have a fun filled day at the park playing activities and bonding. Next week will be another action packed week, we are bringing back SPIRIT WEEK, Family Night on Wednesday, and boat pedaling at Stow Lake on Thursday!

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: Ventures Family Night

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

What:  Ventures Family Night

When:  Wednesday, July 19th (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 let me know!

Wilson

TIME FOR THE “7th INNING” STRETCH!

Hi Ventures Family!

We have just wrapped up Week 4 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 that is where all the fun is! This week was a short one but our entire Ventures Department went on an exploration to the California Academy of Sciences and had a blast. Next week they will start the week off with another exploration field trip but this time they will all be headed to the Exploratorium. On top of that our Ventures 5th graders will be going on a camping trip to the Presidio while our younger campers will be doing a fun science activity, making slime!

* Please have your youth wear their Cameron House T-Shirts on Field Trip days. 

*Attached to this weeks newsletter will be the 5th Grade Camping Letter and Permission Form but I will be sending the hard copy of camping permission forms home on Monday as well. 

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Sincerely,

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

 

HALF WAY MARK, HAPPY 4th OF JULY!

Hi Ventures 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 and 4th. Here is the fourth installment of our weekly newsletter for the Ventures program. This past week our Ventures older group went on an exciting kayaking trip around the Mission Bay while our Ventures younger group started our new KidzMath curriculum. Although next week is a short one, we have our entire Ventures group going to the California Academy of Sciences!

Don’t forget that there is NO CAMP on Monday July 3rd and Tuesday July 4th. (Professional Development and Independence Day)

Enjoy the long weekend and get some rest everyone!

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

HIKING INTO WEEK 3

Hi everyone! It has been a great 2 weeks of summer camp and I am looking forward to week 3! Over this past week, we continued our summer theme of learning through fun enrichment and recreational activities. Our Ventures campers all had the opportunity to visit Janet Pomeroy Center to enjoy an amazing musical! Our 4th and 5th graders hiked a whopping 6 miles with SFPD in the Marin Headlands! Best of all, we got to make PIZZA PUCKS! (:

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This coming week will be another fun-filled week with our 4th/5th graders going kayaking in Mission Bay and our 1st/2nd graders will be piloting our new Kidz Math games and activities!

Please remember due to this amazing weather to pack extra water and sunscreen!
Wilson
415-781-0401 ext.112
wilson@cameronhouse.org

DANCING AND SINGING INTO WEEK 2!

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/3rd grade class spent the week forming a bond with everyone in their group, while our 4th/5th grade spent the week learning how to build a sense of community and to add on top of that our 4th/5th grade class will be going on a hike this coming week with our very own SFPD!

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Our Ventures 4th/5th Grade Class making Gum Drop Structures!

DANCING AND SINGING INTO WEEK 2!
This past week our Ventures groups spent a lot of time creating and forming relationships through engaging lessons, songs, games, and activities. This coming week will be exciting as our Ventures group will be going to watch a Musical at the Janet Pomeroy Center and getting their first in depth experience with our awesome S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities. Hopefully, your campers had a good first 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 Ventures 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 two 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 your Coordinators:

You can meet your child’s coordinator in the mornings and afternoons during pick-up and drop-off at the sites below:

Sherman Duong (CV 1/2/3)
Monday: Covenant
Tuesday: Cameron House

Raymond Tan (CV 4/5)
Monday: Cameron House
Tuesday: Covenant

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