SAN MATEO WINTER CAMP · DATES: 12/20-12/23; 12/27-12/30 · AGES: 4–12 · ADDRESS: The Carey School, 1 Carey School Ln, San Mateo, CA 94403 · sanmateo@steveandkate.com · 650.539.0310

Steve & Kate's

San Mateo Winter Break Camp

Kids Take Charge

Every aspect of our program is designed to put kids in charge of their own learning experience. At Steve & Kate’s, campers choose from a variety of activities in real-time, as they design their day at camp. As kids try, fail, and learn on their own–they learn to trust their own judgment. These will ultimately be the kids who are prepared to tackle the challenges of an ever changing world with creativity and confidence.

Fair, Flexible, & All-Inclusive Fees

This winter we’ll be open for two ‘weekly’ camp sessions: Dec. 20–23, and Dec. 27–30. Reserve one or two winter sessions, made up of 4 Day Passes each, without worrying you’ll lose what you don’t use. If your plans change for any reason, we’ll automatically refund any unused Day Passes in full in January. Fees include lunch, snacks, and all hours & activities.

Advanced Reservations Required

Modifications are required for both registration and rollout of activities as we navigate pandemic protocols. This winter families will be required to reserve their weekly sessions prior to attending camp. In order to provide care for as many full-time campers as possible, we ask that families please only reserve the session if they plan to attend the full, four-day week. Still, pandemic or not, we’ll refund unused days if anything comes up.

Activities

What The Day Will Look Like

During registration families will select a small, pod-like group called a ‘Squad’, for each session they attend. Each Squad will have go-to supplies, equipment, and goodies for games and artistic freestyling, as well as access to rotating activities and specials throughout the day.

Squad Activities

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Sewing & Stitching

Sewing with sewing machines, knitting, crochet, and hand sewing

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Maker Crafts

Basic maker kits, digital drawing with a stylus, and Rexlace

Animation

Stop-Motion Animation

Produce and film stop-motion animation movies & shorts with our custom animation stations

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Coding and Gaming

Coding/computer building activities, iPads with a variety of coding and digital gaming apps, and assorted card games

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Sports & Recreations

Sports, playground games, pillow polo, coneball, capture the flag, and obstacle courses

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Arts, Crafts, & Lounging

Drawing, board games, books, table games, and other crafts 

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Nintendo Switch™

When campers can't visit the camp Arcade, we bring it to them

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Gaga

This camper favorite involves dodging, striking, running and jumping a rubber playground ball in an octagonal walled pit

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Recreation Specials

A climbing wall, inflatable obstacle course, or other large active recreational equipment are all possible

San Mateo Winter Specials

Check out what specials are coming to your camp location. Specials will be used by one group at a time and sanitized between uses.

Friday is Pie Day! 

Winter Specials Coming Soon!

Food

Lunch Is On Us

We provide lunch and snacks in alignment with the current state safety guidelines of our new normal. Each day campers will choose from sun-butter & jelly sandwiches, cheese pizza, or one of the entree specials listed below. You can, of course, choose to pack something instead or as a supplement. We’ll also offer an array of snacks for kids to nosh on throughout the day.

Daily Menu

VG = Vegetarian, GF = Gluten Free, DF = Dairy Free, SF = Soy Free, EF = Egg Free

No items contain nuts or nut products. However, some may have been prepared in areas that also produce items with nuts.

Daily Lunch Menu

Cheese Pizza (VG)
Sun-butter & Jelly Sandwich (VG)(EF)(DF)
Local entree option coming soon!

Snacks

Campers will have plenty of snacks throughout the day. All snacks will arrive to each squad pre-portioned and in alignment with the current local safety guidelines. 

Fees

Flexible and Fair

For as long as COVID regulations require it, registration will be in weekly blocks, or four-day blocks for Winter Camp, instead of by the day (which is our norm). So, please think about your plans in weekly increments and plan to purchase enough Day Passes to cover your full, four-day session(s). That being said, we know that things happen. If you do miss a day, we’ll still refund it automatically at winter’s end. Learn more about our automatic refund policy here.

We also offer need-based financial aid to qualifying families. Learn more or submit an application, here.

Day Pass

Our Day Pass includes lunch, snacks, and all hours 8:00am to 6:00pm.

$105 per day

Camp Basics

Dates & Times

Winter Camp Sessions: 
Dec. 20-Dec. 23
Dec. 27-Dec. 30

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Location

The Carey School
1 Carey School Ln,
San Mateo, CA 94403

Ages

In California, we welcome campers between the ages of 4-12

Contact Us

We want to meet you and your camper. Our directors work year-round and would love to help you learn more about our program and at the same time learn more about you and your camper.

Call or text: 650-539-0310 | Email: sanmateo@steveandkate.com

Roxy–Your Local Director

Roxy, is our San Mateo camp director. This is her 7th year directing camp with us, but she's been working with Steve & Kate's Camp for a decade now. Roxy loves basketball and when not at camp you can generally find her shooting hoops at any open court in Oakland, or hanging out at Lake Merritt.

This year Roxy is most excited to hang out with campers–new and old!

Still have questions? We’d love to chat and see how we can tailor camp to you! Get in touch with Roxy, your local Director:

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Kind Words

Testimonials From Our Camps in the South Bay

Audrey really did have the most amazing time as a mentee. We weren't sure what to expect, but when I heard she was making/serving lunches, playing games, and organizing Friday activities, I was blown away with the variety of her experience. Can't wait for next summer! 

Jen E.

(S&K parent)

I loved the safety, the variety of studios & how much my daughter enjoyed them. The fact that we were able to drop in anytime was awesome. 

Mariam M.

(S&K parent)

The staff was so friendly and warm, reaching out to the kids and making a comfortable environment. I was actually planning to send the boy for only a week in San Mateo due to traffic, but in just that 1 week we became so attached to everyone, I just had to deal with traffic the whole summer to attend this site. Thanks for making our summer awesome! Looking forward to next year!

Jae Min J.

(S&K parent)

Please Note

Really Important Camp Information

  • For pick-ups, please text us your child's full name 10 minutes before arriving at camp so we can get your camper(s) ready. Then have your photo ID ready to show your director when you pull up to camp.
  • Staff and campers will have to complete a wellness survey and/or other screening to identify any potential health concerns upon arrival each day. 
  • You can expect the following at all locations: bathrooms cleaned between each group, equipment sanitized and disinfected before use each day, individual places to store camper belongings, and plenty of hand sanitizer, hand washing, and self-applied sunscreen to go around.

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