Summer Camp Program Information
Due to scheduled improvements at our BELMONT CAMPUS, we will hold our Summer Camp at:
KNOLLS SCHOOL SITE
525 42nd Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94403
Day Camp Program: June 10th – August 16th
We welcome any child entering T- K through Sixth Grade for the 2019 – 2020 school year. Serendipity Summer Program’s Junior Counselor Program and some of our Enrichment camps are open to children entering 7th & 8th Grade.
Our JCIT Program is half price of the regular summer program. (No charge for aftercare)
Serendipity’s Summer Program understands that Summer time is fluid and that plans change in a instant. With that in mind we try to be as flexible and accommodating as possible. If you need a day or two between camps or vacations we are here for you. Our Summer Program runs intentionally under capacity to allow us to extend this type of flexibility. It is after all YOUR summer and you should not feel trapped by deposits or plans you made in February.
When you need us you can log in to your account and pick your days, or just show up! We will check you in.
You can purchase days in a multipass that allows you to select your days, and unselect your days as needed.
Day Camp Program Overview
Serendipity School’s Day Camp Program is made up of two key components. During Group Time children are placed in groups by age and led through our program activities. This time is meant to give children a dynamic and varied experience at camp, while promoting bonding within each age group. The second component is our Focused Activity time. Our Focused Activities will rotate throughout the summer and are instruction based. Children are allowed to pick their own Focused Activity daily. Groups for Focused Activities vary in age, and change from day to day. Examples of Focused Activities: Sports / Games, Coding Robots (Dash & Dot), Music Recording, Art, Cooking, Fort Building, Go – Kart, Archery, Crafts, NERF
In an effort to further simplify Summer for our families we are offering half day, enrichment camp opportunities at our site. Enrichment camps are separate from our day camp program, your day camp bundle packages cannot be used on enrichment camps.
You do not have to pay day camp fees on days you want your child to attend enrichment camps.
There is a separate charge for supplemental after an enrichment camp (12:00pm – 3:30pm).
To view the enrichment camps schedule click the “register now” link below.
Serendipity School’s Summer Program has a 12:1 child to counselor ratio. Our caring and energetic Head Counselors lead the children through our Group Time and our Focused Activities. In addition to our Head Counselors each group will have at least one Junior Counselor, or a Junior Counselor in training to assist with the groups.
Junior Counselor Program
Our Junior Counselor Program is open to students entering the 7th & 8th Grades. These students will be helpers through out the camp day. JCIT’s will help groups, set up activities, assist Archery and Cooking as well as run our NERF program. The JCIT program can lead to employment opportunities once children are in high school.
Traditional Sports: soccer, basketball, volleyball, baseball, and football Non-Traditional Sports /
Games: Capture the Flag, Toy Story, and Survivor Island are just a few of the imaginative and creative games participants will experience.
Arcade Time: During arcade time participants will have an opportunity to get out of the sun and enjoy some screen time in our arcade. Games will be played on the Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, Xbox 360, PS3,and Xbox One. All games will be rated E – E10 so that this experience is fun as well as age-appropriate. *Arcade time is limited to one half hour a day during group time and another half hour during after care
Archery: Children will learn how to handle and use a bow and arrow, focusing on bow safety and proper release techniques
Crafts: Traditional and new camp crafts will include lanyards, painting, beading, creative inventions, and much more.
NERF: Every Friday children are allowed to bring their NERF toys and play all sorts of TAG games with their friends! Eye protection and darts will be provided.
Outdoor Arcade: We provide all sorts of traditional Arcade style games and activities. Hoop Shot, Ping Pong, and Air Hockey.
Water Play: When the weather heats up; children may replace Focus Activities with water play including sprinkler time, Slip and Sliding, and water games.
We will still have special PIZZA and HOT DOG lunches that Serendipity will provide on pre-scheduled days. We hope that this option makes summer just a little more convenient for our families.
Pizza will be on Wednesdays, with Hot Dogs on Fridays.
Day Camp Daily Schedule
8:00 – 9:00 Free Play
9:00 – 1:30 Group Time
1:30 – 3:00 Focused Activities
3:00 – 3:30 Pickup Window
3:00 – 6:00 Extended Care
Summer Program Fees:
Regular Summer Program Fees: $65 per day
10-Day Drop in bundle (can be used any days throughout summer): $550
5 – Day Drop in bundle (can be used any days throughout summer): $275
Extended Care: $25 per day