WCEF's List of Summer Camps 2017

Summer is just around the corner! Whether your child is interested in science, math, sports, or adventure, please consider those camps who give to your child's school through the Walnut Creek Education Foundation (WCEF).
Roughing It Day Camp

Roughing It is a Traditional All Outdoors Summer Day Camp for children aged Pre-K -16 at the Lafayette Reservoir. Since 1972, Roughing It Day Camp has been creating summer memories and we are celebrating our 45th year this summer. Campers at our 4 & 8- Week Day Camp are grouped by grade and gender in small groups with an experienced adult counselor leading the group. They enjoy outdoor activities including horseback riding, swimming, fishing, canoeing, kayaking and other adventures! Our longer sessions allow campers to practice their skills, build lasting friendships and improve self confidence. We offer FREE TRANSPORTATION and FREE EXTENDED CARE!
Summer Fun at Dianne Adair Daycare

Our summer program offers swim and water play days, bike riding, arts and crafts. 

Some of our field trips this year include:  Lion King Experience, Antioch Water Park, Dewing Swim Club, bowling, local parks, Dublin Skate, Oakland Zoo, Q-Zar, movies, Lost World Adventures and local restaurants.  

Visitors include:  Jungle James, Furs, Scales & Tails, Science Wizard and Gerald the Magician.

Weekly Rates:   $210 per week ($190 for second child, $170 for third child)

Hourly Rates: $6.75 per hour for first child; $4.75 per hour for  second  child; $3.25 for third child. Rates applied when  contract for minimum of 20 hours per month, 1 hour per day minimum.

Registration Fee: $100

For questions, email Dianne Adair or call 925.705.7255.

For more information, visit the website at  Dianne Adair Daycare.
This summer, experience the power of authentic outdoor adventure.

Avid4 Adventure camps teach pre-K - 7th graders of all levels to climb, paddle, bike, hike and thrive in the outdoors.
 
With help from our time-tested curriculum and insanely experienced instructors, we give campers solid skills and character-shaping confidence, launching them into a lifetime of empowering adventure.
 
Day camp locations in Mill Valley, Palo Alto, Saratoga, Oakland, Santa Cruz, Campbell, Moraga and Walnut Creek. Overnight camp locations in the Rocky Mountains, Colorado.
 
Learn more and sign up at www.avid4.com or call 800.977.9873.
At Sarah's Science we make learning science fun!

Our philosophy is that children (and adults) learn best by doing. All programs feature hands-on projects built by each child to engage and delight them while making it easy to understand even complex science concepts. Join us for our 22nd summer and learn why readers of Parents' Press and Bay Area Parent have given us their vote for Best Summer Camp! 

In addition to traditional camp activities like swimming, games, nature hikes, and arts and crafts, campers make and take home a fun science project each day. A science note accompanies each project and is a great way to continue the learning at home. Our goal is for every child to have a summer filled with outrageous fun in a beautiful, natural setting.

Sarah's Science offers weekly sessions in Berkeley and Oakland from June 12-August 25. Join us for hands-on science fun all year with camps during school breaks, evening an weekend workshops, and after school enrichment classes throughout the Bay Area. 

Learn more at www.sarahscience.com or call 510.581.3739.
Math Camp in Lafayette, Berkeley and Oakland
 
The Firecracker Math Summer Camp is for curious and challenge-loving kids from 6 to 16. The camp combines math classes in the morning followed by various fun activities in the afternoon.
 
The morning lessons cover selected topics from number theory, algebra, geometry, combinatorics, graph theory, logic, the basics of computer science, and others.  Instructions employ math games, math-based magic tricks, curious paradoxes, and contests to spark kids' interest and boost their skills and confidence in math.
 
No more than 12 kids in class.
 
For more information and to register go to: Firecracker Math
 
With questions email hello@firecrackermath.org or call 510.488.4556.
Gino's Soccer Academy
 
For over 20 years Gino's Soccer Academy has been serving the Bay Area by providing players and families a great soccer experience. We run 6 one-week programs during the summer for either Half Day (9-12) or Full Day (9-3pm) participants. Whether you are a beginner or advanced player we have a program that provides skill development and a positive learning environment. Each player will also receive a full soccer kit.
 
For more information visit our website at: ginossocceracademy.com, or email Tom Ginocchio at ginojam@yahoo.com.
Steve & Kate's Camp
 
At Steve & Kate's, we believe that when you trust kids, they learn to trust themselves. So we built a summer day camp that puts kids in charge of making their own choices, so that they can develop the confidence to reach their creative potential.

Instead of restricting campers with a rigid structure, we give kids the freedom to choose what they want to do, whether that's music, bread-making, fashion, filmmaking, coding, sports, or pie-throwing. 

Steve & Kate's is a world liberated from adult judgments and expectations, where campers can be themselves and grow in ways we can't imagine.

For more information, visit our website:  walnutcreek@steveandkate.com
Destination Science
 
The fun science day   camp   for curious kids 5 to 11!

Designed to excite kids about science and to build great life skills in campers.  Weekly themes combine science & engineering with unique projects, outdoor games, problem solving & many great take-homes.   Our top notch, enthusiastic educators and leaders make   STEM learning an adventure!   2017 Themes:   Robotic Mystery   Camp , Journey into Space & Movie Making   Camp , Crazy Contraption & Demolition   Camp , Coaster Science & Mad Chemistry   Camp
 
Locations:   Walnut Creek-Contra Costa Christian School,  Concord-De La Salle High School
 
Contact Info:  www.destinationscience.org or 888.909.2822

Calling all change-makers to Camp Galileo!

 
Make this the summer of risk-taking, change-making & crazy amounts of fun. At Camp Galileo, pre-K-5th graders unleash their inner innovators by exploring art, science and the brave outdoors. Campers develop the courage to create, celebrate mistakes and boldly innovate through 4 fun-filled, weekly themes:  
  • Galileo Amusement Park-The Art & Engineering of Circuses and Carnival Rides
  • Galileo Makers: Move It-The Art & Science of Motion
  • Medieval Adventure-Royal Art & Inventions of the Middle Ages
  • African Safari-The Art & Science of the Serengeti
June 19th - August 4th: Camp Galileo returns to Walnut Acres Elementary (180 Cerezo Dr, Walnut Creek). Extended care from 8am to 6pm. Optional healthy lunch program.
 
Visit us at www.galileo-camps.com or call 800.854.3684.

Afternoon Camps at Sienna Ranch

 
Interested in milking a goat, building your own marble maze or felting a wool pouch? Sienna Ranch invites campers entering grades K-8 to explore our Afternoon Camps in sunny Lafayette.

Afternoon Camps (2-5:00 pm) include: 
  • Archery
  • Art and Animals
  • Fun with Horses
  • Gardening **NEW IN 2017**
  • Pottery
  • Ranch Wranglers
  • Woodshop and Natural Building
Sienna Ranch offers 10 weeks of programming this summer, starting  June 12th .   Campers enjoy small class sizes of 8-10 people per instructor. Swim Team obligations?  We offer a 3:30 pm pickup daily for busy families who need to leave a little early to make mid-week meets.  
 
Discover your afternoon adventure at www.siennaranch.net or call 925.283.6311.
 
*Limited Morning Camp & Full-Day availability remains. See website for more details.
Walnut Creek Education Foundation K-12
925.933.9233 |  contact@wcefk12.org |  wcefk12.org