2017 Summer Enrichment Camps
Full-day programs merging gross-motor & sensory development, arts & literacy, social skills & play.
Offering 5 weekly sessions, July 10 through August 11
Mondays –Fridays, 9am – 3pm
Extended Care hours 8:30 - 9am & 3pm - 5pm
Ages 5* – 13 years
(5 year old children must be entering kindergarten)
Project Commotion's Summer Enrichment Camps
Project Commotion is proud to present a unique summer program that will get kids’ brains and bodies in motion! Our staff of movement experts will present specialized activities that are designed to challenge youth to expand their physical, social, and cognitive skills in tandem, through:
• multi-sensory embodied approaches to learning
• physical, visual and theater arts
• literacy and language enrichment
Weekly Sessions will explore one of 5 themes:
Capoeira: Journey through the cultural landscape of Brazil! Through capoeira, dance, and movement, we will build body awareness, coordination and strength. We will explore rhythm and traditional music, playing instruments and songs. Literacy development will come in the form of sharing folktales and stories. We will hone our performance skills as individuals, partners and in groups.
Body & Brain
Better knowledge of our body and brain helps us understand how we learn and feel, both physically and emotionally, as well as how we move through our world, and how we connect with others! Through art and hands-on projects, we will learn about our brains, bodies, and sensory systems. We will develop body awareness and self-regulation skills through movement, games, and group activities. Exploration of emotions and sensations will draw connections between language, verbal expression, and social skills.
Come connect with our earth by exploring through our senses, feeling it’s cycles and rhythms. We will see and touch our planet through trips to SF’s outdoor spaces and hands-on art creations with natural materials. Our physical explorations will delve into how the earth and its creatures move and grow, allowing us to build an embodied understanding, sense of empathy and visceral connection with the world around us.
Let’s become storytellers through the exploration of symbols, theater, movement, music, and literacy. The world will be our stage and our page, as we engage in physical and dramatic play on off-site adventures, including visits to local libraries and theaters. We will build communication, literacy and language skills by exploring the art of story-telling through movement, words and pictures. At the end of the week we will share our tales through live presentation.
Around the World
Getting to know the world around us allows us to better understand ourselves both as individuals and as members of our diverse community. We will learn through telling stories, tasting foods and playing games from around the world. While surrounding ourselves with sounds and colors that connect to our culture, we will explore self-expression through movement. The week will culminate in a potluck with foods from our families’ backgrounds.
PC’s Enrichment Camps are open to youth of all abilities. Our program is designed so that each child receives individual attention during each session and so that activities can be targeted towards children’s specific needs. We maintain a low student:teacher ratio and a small group learning environment, with a maximum of 14 students per session.
Prerequisite: Students who enroll in Project Commotion Summer enrichment camps are required to attend weekly classes at PC during the Winter, Spring, and/or Summer sessions prior to the start of camp (January – June 2016).
If you are new to Project Commotion, please visit our website to see the class schedule, and contact our office to schedule a trial class or first visit Intake Appointment.
This summer’s Enrichment Camps will be led by School Age Enrichment Program Manager Chloe Gordon-Murer, assisted by PC coaches and teen aides, under the direction of PC Director Susan Osterhoff. Each session is staffed with at least one bi-lingual (Spanish/English) coach.To learn more about our staff, click here.
Week 1 July 10 - 14 Iê, Capoeira!
Week 2 July 17 - 21 Body & Brain
Week 3 July 24 - 28 La Tierra
Week 4 July 31 - Aug 4 Story time
Week 5 Aug 7 - 11 Around the World
Arrival early drop-off available at 8:30 for additional fee.
9:15 – 12
Movement, Group Games, Project-based work at PC: First morning activity will focus on physical exercise and gross-motor development, followed by a healthy snack (snack will be provided by PC). After snack, students will engage in projects connected to the week’s theme. Projects will be presented to parents/caretakers at the end of the week!*
12:15 – 2:30
Lunch and Off-site Adventures and Activities
Children will be required to bring a healthy lunch. Guidelines will be provided upon registration. Students will spend the afternoons at local parks, participating in field activities, and taking special fieldtrips exploring weekly themes.
Return to PC for daily wrap-up and activities.
Pick-Up (M - TH), *Friday presentation will start at 2:30
(After Care Monday - Thursday 3pm - 5pm for additional fee)
register Before April 1 After April 1
Weekly Fee $475 $500
Sliding Sale available to families upon request.
Early Care (Mon - Fri 8:30 drop-off) additional fee: $50 per week
After Care (Mon - Thurs 3pm - 5pm) additional fee: $100 per week
• 10% discount will be applied to enrollment of 3 weeks or more.
• $35 annual insurance/registration fee is due of all new students.
• Payment is due upon registration.
• Tuition assistance will be available for qualified applicants. All applicants are required to complete and sign off on tuition assistance contract. A deposit of $50 is required to reserve space while application is being reviewed.
• We accept cash, check, or credit/debit. Checks should be made out to “Project Commotion.”
• Cancellations made at least 1 week in advance will be refunded at 75%; 1 – 6 day advance cancellation 50% refund; no refund with less than 24 hour notice.