Every day at Crestmont Summer Camp combines organized activities along a theme with plenty of time for free play. Our goal is for every child to learn, grow, and have lots of fun, while building strong connections with the other campers and staff.

One-Week Camps Starting June 12

stamping 2(1)Engineering and Inventing
June 12 – June 16

Cost: $300

In this camp kids will do maker-type activities appropriate for their age group. Campers 10 and older will explore electronics and kinetics to learn the basics of how circuits and electronic components work. Students will work with buttons, switches, DC motors, and LEDS to help illustrate these electronic concepts in this hands on workshop. With that foundation, students will design, engineer, and construct a mechanical sculpture, contraption, or gadget with lights and moving parts! Kids in the 8-9 age range will learn the metalsmithing techniques of stamping, texturing and riveting copper and brass to create charms, pendants, and other fun items.  Students will also make unique copper foil pendants and a bracelet.  The 6 and 7 year olds will explore clay as a sculptural material to create critters of their own imagination. The youngest campers will learn hand-building techniques (such as slabs, coils, and pinching) and cover several different surface treatments, traditional glazes, and non-traditional approaches.

Crestmont is partnering with The Crucible, an arts education program that promotes creative expression, reuse of materials, and innovative design.

ShadowShadows, Silhouettes and Puppet Theater
June 19 – June 23

Cost: $300

This week is full of art, magic, history and science, as campers will explore silhouette artwork and theater, creating their own art pieces and ending the week with a silhouette puppet theater performance.  The shadow play will adapt a fairy tale that is known by all and change it up a bit, with students brainstorming, writing, designing silhouette characters, props and even the stage itself. Rehearsal, music and performance will be fun for all, with many different levels of creative involvement for the young writers, performers, and designers.

Teacher Amy Kubes studied fine art as an undergrad at UMass Boston and then went on to earn her MFA at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. Amy loves being in the classroom and has taught art to middle school, high school, undergraduate, and adult students.

BasketballSports and Games 1: Basketball, Volleyball, and Street Hockey
June 26 – June 30

Cost: $300

This camp is all about fun, personal growth, and teamwork! Campers will play a variety of sports and cooperative games, including basketball, volleyball, and street hockey. They will build skills and confidence through team focused activities. During these activities we will explore the concept of sportsmanship through team meetings, reflections, and crafts.

Teacher Greg Kelly has always loved sports, particularly team sports. He loves the personal challenges that sports present as well as the camaraderie that comes from working together as a team. He is the “Play to Be” coach at Rosa Parks Elementary in Berkeley and has also worked as the activities specialist in after school programs in Berkeley and Richmond.

SportySports and Games 2: Flag Football, Soccer, and Handball
July 3 – July 7

Cost: $250 (No camp July 4)

This camp is all about fun, personal growth, and teamwork! Campers will play a variety of sports and cooperative games. This week campers will play flag football, soccer, and handball. They will build skills and confidence through team focused activities. During these activities we will explore the concept of sportsmanship through team meetings, reflections, and crafts.

Teacher Greg Kelly has always loved sports, particularly team sports. He loves the personal challenges that sports present as well as the camaraderie that comes from working together as a team. He is the “Play to Be” coach at Rosa Parks Elementary in Berkeley and has also worked as the activities specialist in after school programs in Berkeley and Richmond.

A Special Two-Week Camp June 26 – July 7

Fairytale Theater
June 26 – July 7

(2 weeks, no camp July 4)

Cost: $550

During this two week camp, campers will write an original script based on well known fairytales. We will begin by reading traditional and updated versions of various fairytales and analyze them for bias, contemporary context, and relevance . Then campers will work in groups to construct their own version of one or more of these stories. In addition to writing the script, the kids will create costumes, sets, and props for our performance on the evening of the last day of camp. The play’s the thing!!

Teacher Leila Zaremba has worked with children in various theater programs throughout the Bay Area, in addition to working as an elementary and middle school teacher for 17 years. She has a B.A. in theater from UC Santa Cruz.

Camp Details

Who Can Attend?

Crestmont Summer Camp is for kids entering first grade through sixth grade next year. The camp is open to the whole community — your child does not need to attend Crestmont School in order to attend Crestmont Summer Camp.

Pricing – Discounts for Early Registration and Multiple Weeks

Each one-week camp costs $300 and the two-week camp costs $550.

Early Bird Discount: $25 discount on total fees if registration received by March 25th. Use discount code EARLYCAMP2017 at checkout.

Multi-Week Discount: Sign up for 3 or more weeks at one time and get 10% off that transaction. Siblings count together for the discount (i.e. 2 kids signed up for 2 weeks each will receive 10% off).  No discount code needed.

Financial Aid Discount: Crestmont School families receiving financial aid in 16-17 or 17-18 will receive an additional 10% discount. Use discount code included in Top Agent email at checkout.

Start and End Times – Extended Care Available

The regular session runs from 9 am to 3 pm each day.

We offer two options for extended care. Morning care from 8 to 9 am can be added for $25 per week, and afternoon care from 3 pm to 6 pm costs $65 per week. Extended care is offered on a weekly basis only, not by the day.

Location

The camp will be held on the Crestmont School campus, located in the wooded hills above Richmond (6226 Arlington Boulevard). Close to I-80 with ample parking, the camp is convenient for families that live in Richmond (including Point Richmond and Richmond Annex), El Cerrito, Pinole, El Sobrante, Hercules, and Albany.

Cancellation Policy

Before May 1, we will issue a refund in full if you provide written documentation of desire to cancel. After May 1, we will issue a refund minus a $75 cancellation fee for each session dropped; however, please note that there will be no refunds for cancellations made fewer than seven days before a session begins. There are no refunds for late arrivals, early withdrawals, or camp dismissals due to misconduct.