STEM, Arts, Sports, and more!

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If your child is NOT a current Brandeis student, you must create a new account and register in CuraCubby here.

Camp Dates: 
Session 1: Life on the Brandeis Farm (June 10 - June 21)
Session 2: Dream World (June  24 to July 5)
Session 3: Here Comes the Sun (July 8 - July 19)
 
Camp Hours
Drop-Off: 8:30 am - 8:45 am
Camp Hours: 8:45 am - 3:00 pm
Pick-Up: 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Camp Aftercare: 3:15 pm - 5:30 pm *(Additional Registration Required)

 
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Join us this summer for six weeks of exciting STEM and Arts camps on the Brandeis campus! Our camps are for rising K-5th grade students and are open to the public. 
 
Our camps engage the whole child, with a rich variety of arts, STEM, and movement activities each day. We also take an (awesome!) field trip each week to various Bay Area locations.  

WHAT WE’RE ABOUT: 
Campers at Brandeis can expect a warm and unified community experience focused on togetherness, friendship, learning, and bonding. We incorporate our school’s core values of Kindness, Integrity, and Service into every aspect of our camp, and start and end each day with a unifying community circle. We hope that campers will return year after year because of the wonderful connections and memorable moments they experience with fellow campers and staff throughout the summer. 
 

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  • CAMP BRANDEIS COST

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    • Special Offer! Super-Duper Early Bird Special for Rising 1st and 2nd graders ONLY who register BEFORE Dec. 31 - $899 per session (two weeks of camp)
    • Early Bird Special! - Register before Jan. 31 (Early Bird Special) - $999 per session (two weeks of camp)

    • Standard Registration - Register between Feb. 1 and May 1 - $1099 per session (two weeks of camp)

    • Late Registration - Register after May 1 - $1199 session (two weeks of camp)
    Please note that we can not accommodate requests to split sessions as we do not offer one-week sessions. Our camps are designed in two-week increments so that we can offer the best experience and consistency for our campers. 

    Payment Options: One or Two Payments.
    •  Full Payment at the time of registration
    • Split payment with half total cost due at the time of registration, and the remaining balance on March 1st, 2024
     
    FINANCIAL AID
    Financial Aid is available for Brandeis students who received 25% or more tuition remission during the 23/24 school year. Students who qualify will receive $200 off per session and $100 off per session for Aftercare. Please contact summerfun@sfbrandeis.org if you believe you qualify for Financial Aid, and we will provide you with a coupon code to receive your discount. We do not offer a sibling discount. 
  • WHAT IF I AM NOT A CURRENT BRANDEIS PARENT, CAN MY STUDENT STILL ENROLL?

    Yes, non-Brandeis students may attend the camp.
    If you are NOT a current Brandeis parent and want to enroll your student, you must create a new account in CuraCubby and register here.
  • CAMP THEMES FOR 2024

    Session 1: Life on the Brandeis Farm
    (June 10 - June 21)
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    Let's get our hands dirty this summer! We’ll be exploring the wonders of the plants and animals of both the farm and the natural world. Campers will create their own little Camp Brandeis Farm, by building planters, planting our own vegetables and flowers, making pottery, sculptures and more. We’ll learn about ecology and the life cycle of plants and animals, how to grow and care for them, and how nature is connected to our everyday lives. In addition to the building and growing, campers will also be moving their bodies learning various types of dance and doing some centering yoga! For our field trips we’ll be heading to a local farm and to the Oakland or SF Zoo (TBC)!
     
    STEM Focus: Ecology, Biology, Building and Construction 
    Arts Focus: Ceramics, Sculpture, Collage
    Physical Focus: Movement, Dance, Yoga


    Session 2: Dream World (June  24 to July 5) 
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    If you could create every aspect of the world we live in, how would your world look? Let’s dream, design, build, and get creative! During STEM time, campers will design, build, and construct their own buildings, towns, cities, and worlds. We’ll go wherever our imagination takes us!
    For our arts focus this session we will be diving into the theater arts where campers will be designing their own costumes, playing and learning lots of fun theater games, singing, and working on our very own plays and skits. For our two field trips we’ll be spending the day at the Exploratorium at the Embarcadero and mini-golfing at Stagecoach Greens in Mission Bay (TBC)!  
     
    STEM Focus: Building, Construction, Architecture, Physics
    Arts Focus: Theater/Drama 
    Physical Focus: Martial Arts, Olympic Sports 


    Session 3: Here Comes the Sun (July 8 - July 19)
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    What is summer without the sun and the water? As we move into the heart of the summer we’ll be enjoying lots of outdoor time, with water play and cool water based STEM projects each day. Bring your bathing suits and changes of clothes! For our arts focus we’ll be leaning into our summer looks with fun jewelry and fashion activities. We’ll be designing our own summer fashions with a culminating runway fashion show! We’ll also create our own jewelry accessories like necklaces, bracelets, hair clips, and more! Each of our two field trips will be to a different Bay Area beach where we will get our toes and feet wet (no swimming), beachcomb, hike, play volleyball, and more! 
     
    STEM Focus: Earth and Environmental Sciences/Water Experiments/Maker
    Arts Focus: Fashion and Jewelry 
    Physical Focus:  Volleyball, Pickleball, and other Team Sports
     
    *While we do not anticipate any changes to our programming, please be advised that all specialized activities and field trips are subject to change. 

    PRICING IS FOR TWO-WEEK SESSIONS, AFTERCARE IS PROVIDED AT AN ADDITIONAL COST. 
    Please note that we can not accommodate requests to split sessions as we do not offer one-week sessions. Our camps are designed in two-week increments so that we can offer the best experience and consistency for our campers. 

  • WHAT HAPPENS ON A TYPICAL DAY AT CAMP?

    Camp Brandeis offers a fun, engaging, and activity-packed camp experience. Each day students will participate in visual or performing arts, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), and a sport or movement activity. Each two-week camp has a unique theme that serves as our roadmap for learning, and exploration. As a special bonus, we will take a weekly field trip via private bus and end each week with a joyful celebration and send-off featuring bouncy houses, sweet treats, and music. 

  • WHERE IS CAMP?

    Camp Brandeis takes place on our beautiful two-acre campus near Lake Merced. Campers have access to our Maker Space (The D.E.N.), a beautiful gymnasium with basketball hoops and a climbing wall, three different playgrounds, the library, and our art, music, and science rooms.
  • WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

    Camp Brandeis is open to the public for rising K-5th grade students. You do not need to be affiliated with The Brandeis School of San Francisco! However, rising kindergarten students must have prior experience attending a full-day program such as preschool or daycare.
  • IS THERE AFTERCARE?

    Brandeis offers aftercare from 3:15 pm to 5:30 pm everyday. Students will eat an afternoon snack and then will spend the afternoon having a blast with other campers. Aftercare is a great time to let loose and enjoy lots of free-play options, games, arts and crafts, and a few organized activities as well. 
     
    Aftercare Package: $350 per two-week session

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  • THE CAMP BRANDEIS TEAM



    Mirza Kopelman - Camp Director
    Mirza brings over 20 years of experience in K-8 education to his role at Brandeis. He was previously the Afterschool and Summer Camp Director at Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley, a preschool - 8th grade independent school in the East Bay, where he was responsible for  developing vibrant, engaging, and child-centered programs throughout the school year and summer. He takes a holistic approach to working with students, recognizing the importance of social, emotional, and spiritual learning. An accomplished musician and avid record collector, Mirza is also a father of four and a longtime Bay Area resident.



    Carly Cheng - Specialized Instructor
    Carly Cheng is returning to Camp Brandeis as the art teacher. During the academic school year, she is a first grade general studies teacher at Brandeis. Carly was a resident teacher previously for 3 years, working in 4th grade, kindergarten and 1st grade. Before working at Brandeis, Carly was a beloved preschool teacher at the JCCSF for 5 years. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies from California State University of Monterey Bay. She recently graduated from the Bay Area Teaching Training Institute (BATTI) with a masters degree in education. In her spare time, she loves teaching young children to discover the joy of learning, and sharing her love of books, art, and exploration with them. 



    Zindzi Sugerman - Camp Coordinator
    Zindzi has been with Brandeis for 2 years in multiple capacities. The past year she has been the resident teacher for 3rd Grade and this coming year, she will be the Librarian for Brandeis. She has  experience in the classroom as well as helping students individually and in small groups. “I help students with literacy, writing proficiency and spelling. I also teach math and Hebrew. I have two children at Brandeis, a rising 3rd and 6th Grader. I aspire to provide my students with a sense of adventure and exploration. I believe that the journey to learning begins with a feeling of safety and from there we can play and become curious about the world around us.”


    Alvin Animo - Specialized Instructor
    With over a decade long experience teaching PE, Mr. A brings vibrant energy to the classroom. Aside from that, he also creates curricula and facilitates workshops that engage participants using his experience as a performer outside of work. 



    Manu Rapaport - Camp Counselor
    Manu Rapaport is a Brandeis alumni and current junior at Lick-Wilmerding High School. Outside of school, he enjoys running cross country, making crossword puzzles, and walking the SF CrossTown Trail. He is looking forward to returning to Camp Brandeis for his second year.


    Giovanna Palma - Camp Counselor
    Giovanna is currently a student at San Francisco State University. She is an English Education major with a minor in Latina/o studies. She enjoys working with kids as they are creative, intelligent, and joyful. She is excited to be a camp counselor at Camp Brandeis and is looking forward to this Summer.



    Alayah Densby - Camp Counselor
    Alayah works as a summer camp counselor at Brandeis. She is a rising senior at Spelman College studying History. After college, she plans to acquire her master's in Librarian Science. She is passionate about learning and working with children. She enjoys drawing and reading in her free time.


    Halle Matz-Squires - Camp Counselor
    Halle is a rising sophomore at Occidental College. She has not yet declared her major but is interested in Sociology and Urban and Environmental Planning. On campus, Halle is a member of Book Club, Hillel, and tutors neighborhood children. In her free time, she likes to read, go to the beach, and hang out with her friends. She looks forward to meeting you all at Camp Brandeis!



    Indigo Polk - Camp Counselor
    Indigo is a first year college student starting this fall and has always had a passion for working with children. She is a self taught artist and a part time dog walker! Her pronouns are she/they.



    Ari Dalfen - Camp Counselor/CIT

    Ari Dalfen is a Class of 2023 Brandeis graduate and will be a sophomore at JCHS in the fall. He was a CIT at Camp Brandeis last summer and is looking forward to coming back as a session three counselor in 2024! During the school year he works as a madrich (teacher’s assistant) at the Shabbat school at Congregation Beth Sholom, and competes on the JCHS cross-country and tennis teams. Ari also enjoys playing Dungeons and Dragons, Magic the Gathering, and Super Smash Bros.  His favorite Camp Brandeis activities are Gaga Ball and building things during the STEM blocks. 
  • CAMP BRANDEIS COUNSELOR-IN-TRAINING PROGRAM FOR TWEENS AND TEENS 

    Develop your leadership skills in a supportive and engaging environment!
     
    In addition to our summer camp, Camp Brandeis offers a Counselor-In-Training Program (CIT) with priority registration for Brandeis students and alumni. Our CIT program allows graduating middle schoolers and early-stage high schoolers the opportunity to gain valuable work experience while learning important leadership and life skills. 
     
    Everyday, CITs will put their creativity, collaborative, and initiative skills to use,  participating in fun engaging activities that emphasize mindful leadership, while also assisting camp teachers and camp counselors in their activities. They will also be trained in CPR and First Aid. 
     
    A fee of $549 per