Steve & Kate's Atherton
· DATES: Jun 19 - Aug 18, 2017
· ADDRESS: Encinal Elementary School, 195 Encinal Avenue, Atherton

Imagine a summer of extraordinary possibilities.

Imagine a place where your children can decide minute by minute what they want to explore; where they can make their own goals and choose how to complete them; where they can simply spend the whole day with old friends or hang out with new ones. As a child, the times I remember best were the ones spent outside the box of the everyday ordinary... doing the extraordinary. My extraordinary could be as simple as meeting someone new, or as complicated as selling grandma on my latest business venture. This summer, we'll challenge the ordinary, to give your children a space to explore their own extraordinary. The possibilities are endless! And the memories made will be hard to beat! - Hannah

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I cannot tell you enough how much I appreciated your staff, never a frown, never grumpy, everyone knew my kid, never was anyone off their game. Your entire model is impressive…. Thank you for giving my kid the opportunity to have an epic summer! - Shannon C. (Atherton parent)
It's great to pick up your kid from camp with a smile and excited about the day they spent doing various activities. Staff was wonderful and not having to think about food was such a relief. - Christian K. (Atherton parent)
I was so happy that my two daughters could be together whenever they wanted. I love that they can just have fun and be kids! - Martha H. (Atherton parent)

Activities for every interest.

Whatever your child’s passion, they can push their limits at our camp.
Stop-motion animation, fashion, coding, breadmaking, sports, music, dance, and so much more.

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What can I expect?

  • Unbiased adults who believe in your child's potential
  • Freedom for children to design their own learning experience
  • Immersive & creative studios with state-of-the-art equipment
  • Healthy and delicious lunch and snacks (plus, kids can make their own!)
  • First-aid and CPR-trained staff

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Location, Location, Location!

Really important information about Atherton

  • Water activities will happen on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (or on especially hot days, as needed). We recommend that families apply sunblock at home and send children with a bathing suit or change of clothes, and a towel.
  • Our last week (Aug 14-18) will be busier than other weeks as families from other nearby locations join us after their camps close. We'll have tons of stuff, staff, and fun, but we do like to give families a heads up.
  • BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE LINK BELOW FOR THE VIRTUAL ORIENTATION. This provides information relevant to all of our camp locations, including information and videos about how to check-in/check-out, what to bring (and not bring), and so much more.

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Chat before camp?
Want to learn more about camp before the summer starts? Or simply want to have a friendly conversation? Schedule a phone chat with Hannah the week of May 22 at a time that works best for you! Or we can even get hi-tech and do a Google Hangout or FaceTime with the whole family! Just give her a holler at the contact information above, and we'll work out the date and time!
When: Sat May 27th 2017 5:00 PM -
Where: Phone or hi-tech Google Hangout or FaceTime
Atherton Tour
Need a weekend tour of our site? Tours are available on this special Saturday. You'll also be able to meet Hannah and get all your camp questions answered. Just don't forget to RSVP!
When: Sat June 03rd 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Encinal Elementary 195 Encinal Ave, Atherton, CA 94027
Atherton's Youngest Camper Meet-up
Our youngest campers and their families are invited to a day of fun at our very own host school, Encinal Elementary. Meet fellow campers and their families! We'll play in the playground, have snacks, some games and crafts! Bring the whole family and let's spend an afternoon getting to know each other!
When: Sat June 03rd 2017 12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Where: Encinal Elementary Come to the playground or large gym! 195 Encinal Ave, Atherton, CA 94027


Each day at camp, we feature at least one of three show stoppers from our lineup for campers to experience. Directors at each location will decide when and how often to schedule each of these Specials, so feel free to contact your Director to find out what will be scheduled each day.

Slip and Slide - Cool off in style in our inflatable slip and slide. Weather permitting, this will be offered most afternoons. Please bring a swimsuit and towel if your camper would like to participate.

Smart Karts - Get behind the wheel of one of Silicon Valley's latest and greatest inventions: the first electric smart-kart for kids. Campers must wear helmets while driving go-karts. While the camp will provide helmets, we prefer and encourage you to provide your own if you have one and your child would like to participate.

Zorbs - Climb inside of one of our giant 10' inflatable hamster balls and weave your way through an obstacle course as fast as a hamster.

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Staff hosting program

Would you be interested in hosting international staff or staff from elsewhere in the US this summer? If so, we’re hoping to connect you with those staff members.

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