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SAN FRANCISCO, CA

San Francisco–Noe Valley Thanksgiving Camp

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Here, we put kids in charge.

Preposterous? Possibly. Effective? You betcha.

When you trust kids, they trust themselves. For 43 years, we’ve put kids in charge of their own learning experience. As they try, fail, and learn on their own, they learn to trust their own judgment, and tackle the challenges of an ever changing world with creativity and confidence.

Campers choose activities minute to minute–deciding what they want to do, and for how long. Our job is to get out of their way, cheerlead creative risks, and provide just enough guidance to make sure nobody does anything totally* senseless.

*Totally senseless: By our definition, mistakes aren’t senseless. They’re how you learn.

Buy any number of days. Use them any time. Get refunds for unused days.

Buy any number of Day Passes to use any day we’re open this Thanksgiving session. You don’t even need to tell us when you’re coming–just show up! And if for any reason your plans change, we’ll refund your unused Passes automatically in full at spring’s end.

Lunch, snacks, and all hours, 8am–6pm, included.

Camp Details

DATES

Nov 20 - Nov 22

HOURS

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

AGES

4-12

ADDRESS

Alvarado Elementary
625 Douglass St,
San Francisco, CA 94114

DIRECTOR

Jessica

CALL/TEXT

415-851-8581

Activities for Every Interest

Campers will design their day in real-time by choosing from a variety of activities offered at once. In the early morning and late afternoon, campers ramp up and wind down with recreational choices. For the bulk of the day, children will choose from the activities listed below. While we can’t say exactly what the day will look like, one thing is for sure: The campers are in control.

Animation

Media Lab

Campers will use scaffolded coding apps to build & play games on iPads. They’ll also have the ability to produce stop-motion shorts on our custom animation stations, create music, or remix their favorite song.
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Sewing & Stitching

Hand & machine sewing are available for campers of all ages as well as options for embroidery & creating accessories or other artistic flare.
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Tinker Lab

Explore creativity through crafts & inventor kits to construct take-home projects or collaborate on large-scale builds. Our hand-selected STEAM-based materials are designed to foster curiosity & exploration.
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The Stage

Enjoy motion-based games like Switch & Just Dance, plus new karaoke systems, back drops, & party props.
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Sports & Recreation

Campers & staff join together to play indoor playground games, sports, or whatever kids are interested in that day. And to spice things up we'll have a surprise activity or performance this camp session!
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Arts, Crafts, & Lounging

A communal place to socialize & play with table games, cards, & puzzles, or create and experiment with art & crafts.

Testimonials From Our Camps

As parents we loved the ease of drop off and pick up and the fact that the staff really seemed to know our child.
Ayana B.

(S&K parent)

He had the BEST day thank you for providing a sense of normalcy for the first time since March!!!!! He asked if he could come earlier tomorrow!
Cari

(S&K parent)

Director was great..very friendly, open, responsive and always available for any questions/comments.
Talin N.

(S&K parent)

Fees

Buy any number of Day Passes, and use them any day we’re open this Thanksgiving camp session. There’s no need to reserve your days ahead of time, or even let us know when you plan to join–just show up! If for any reason your plans change, we’ll refund your unused Day Passes automatically in-full after the camp session comes to an end.

Fees include lunch, snacks and all hours 8:00am to 6:00pm. 

Fee includes lunch, snacks, activities, and all hours 8:00am to 6:00pm.

  • Buy any number of Day Passes and use them any day we’re open this camp session
  • Unused Day Passes are automatically refunded at the end of the camp session

Staff

Tireless child advocates, who balance structure and guidance with staying out of campers’ ways. All staff members are background checked and trained in CPR & first-aid.

Food

We provide daily lunch options from a rotating variety of local restaurants and caterers. We’ll also offer an array of snacks for kids to nosh on throughout the day. Check out the daily menu below.

Important Info for Camp in Noe Valley

Virtual Camp Orientation

Virtual camp orientation coming soon!! Check back here closer to the start of camp for everything you need to know before your first day. Once we get closer to camp, we’ll email you a link to our virtual, camp orientation. This will provide important information such as camp drop-off & pick-up procedures, how to check-in and check-out of camp each day, what to bring (and not bring), and a few more camp details.

Daily Menu

VG= Vegetarian , VV= Vegan , 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 Menu
Snacks

Contact Your Local Director

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.

Jessica R

JESSICA

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This is Jessica’s second year directing with us! When not at camp, you can usually find Jessica singing karaoke with friends, or spending time with her family.

This year Jessica is most excited to see all the returning kiddos & families, as well as the amazing, energetic staff!

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