Steve & Kate's Kentfield
· DATES: Jun 19 - Aug 18, 2017
· ADDRESS: Bacich Elementary School, 699 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, Kentfield

When you give kids choice, amazing things happen.

I love being apart of not just a camp but a community where parents trust me to be apart of their ‘village’. I enjoy being able to create an environment for kids to safely test creative boundaries, make mistakes while gaining trust in their own decisions, and learn to further respect others as well as themselves. It’s rewarding to see returning campers show up on the first day of camp so comfortable it’s as if camp never ended the year before. Or to see a first time 5-year-old by the end of summer who gains so much confidence and independence from making their own choices that it surprises their parent to see them run off in excitement at check-in without a hug goodbye. - Bear

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Testimonials

Our kids look forward to Steve & Kate's camp all year. The incredible range of activities, the positive and creative staff, and the laid-back vibe make summer feel like summer. And I'm grateful for the break from making lunches (I can't believe how much our kids love the food). We've been going for four years and we'll keep going until they make us stop! - Alexa K. (Kentfield parent)
What a great program! I cannot say good enough things about Steve & Kate's and I think you play a big role in it! Kids love Steve & Kate's this was our 3rd summer (Edgar's second) and we are planning on returning again next summer. In fact, Dylan is already planning on becoming a "mentee" and is planning on working at Steve & Kate's when she grows up. Thank you for everything you do! - Kathy M. (Kentfield parent)
Steve & Kate's is the best! Our daughter loves all the different activities and the staff are super caring and supportive. Bear is amazing and has made our experience at Steve & Kate's really special. There is a real sense of community and our daughter has made friends at camp that she continues to keep in contact with. Honestly, when we signed our daughter up two summers ago I never would have anticipated what a positive experience it would be, or how much she would anticipate returning each summer to do it all over again. - Sara L. (Kentfield 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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Some things you really should know

Camp dates

Jun 19 - Aug 18, 2017

Need more camp? Day Passes and Memberships can be used at any location.

Parking

Parking is available in the Bacich Elementary parking lot with an entrance at the Sir Frances Drake & Wolf Grade intersection. There will be curbside check-in stations available in the morning from 7:30 am to 9:00 am. If you arrive outside of these hours, please check-in and check-out in our camp office.

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Downtown Novato Farmers Market
Come by to say hi and make a stop motion animation movie and to ask Bear where he hid the Rubber Chicken. He'll also be there to answer questions about our food program, flexible day passes and how your kid will be making their own choices each day at camp. The Farmers Market has live music, tons of fresh food for the family and other activities for the kids to enjoy.
When: Tue May 02nd 2017 4:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Where: Grant Ave between 1st & 4th Streets, Novato 94945
Make your own bread with us at the Fairfax Farmers Market
Feeling like cinnamon rolls, or garlic twists? Come by our table to make your own dough and to ask Bear where he hid the Rubber Chicken. The Farmers Market has live music, tons of fresh food for the family and other activities for the kids to enjoy.
When: Wed May 03rd 2017 4:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Where: 142 Bolinas Rd Fairfax 94960
Fro Yo @ Swirl
Already excited for camp and have questions about the new additions in Music, Coding, Robotics or wanting to know more about Electric Go Karts & Lazer Tag? You bring the tough questions and I'll trade you a free cup of Frozen Yogurt to go along with some hopefully helpful answers.
When: Mon May 08th 2017 2:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Where: 916 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo, CA 94960
Info Night & Campus Tour
Parents and children are invited to join Bear for a short video presentation, a campus tour and to answer all your deepest questions. We'll have a few parts of camp set up for campers(and parents) to try out along with a light dinner available too. We'll have two start times of 5:30pm & 6:15pm with each session lasting 30-45 mins. RSVP and show up to either time.
When: Tue May 16th 2017 5:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Where: Bacich Elementary 699 Sir Francis Drake Blvd Kentfield, CA 94904
Chat with Bear, Anywhere!
Want to learn about camp, but can't make any of our events? Schedule a meeting with Bear at a place and time that works best for you. Bear will treat you to coffee, ice cream, a grape-based beverage, or anything else you'd like to enjoy while chatting about camp. He'll even come to your house! Just give him a holler at the contact information above, and let him know what works for you.
When: Fri June 02nd 2017 9:30 AM - 07:00 PM
Where: You name the place!
Youngest Campers - Launchpad MeetUp
Join us for our final Launchpad MeetUp. Do you have a camper who is PreK or will be entering Kindergarten? Or a camper who will be attending for the first time and could use a little extra support? Or maybe a returning Launchpad camper who wants to know what's new for this year? Come meet our Kentfield director, Bear, along with other families like yours to learn about what Steve & Kate’s has to offer in 2017, and to make some new friends before camp starts. We'll provide more info about Launchpad and answer any of your camp questions along the way. Kids will also have the chance to try out Animation Stations, Lounge games, Soccer and Breadmaking, and other camp activities. Snacks will also be provided. Look for us near the playgrounds!
When: Sun June 04th 2017 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Corte Madera Town Park 498 Tamalpais Drive Corte Madera, CA 94925
Mentorship Meetup
This 2 hour event is for Mentees already signed up or still wanting to know more about our program. 11:30a-1:15p will be focused on meeting other Mentees, creating goals, testing out studios and working with future campers while 1:15p-1:30p will have the option for parents to listen in, ask questions and understand their role to help their Mentee succeed this summer.
When: Sun June 04th 2017 11:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Where: Corte Madera Town Park 498 Tamalpais Drive Corte Madera, CA 94925

Specials

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.

Laser Tag - Duck, dive and hide from your opponent while using our state-of-the-art commercial laser tag equipment.

Climbing Wall - Race to the top of the mobile Climbing Wall and soak up the view. Camp looks beautiful from 20' in the air. Climbing Wall will be onsite July 31st - August 18th.


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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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