Summer Camps 2016

Registration for Summer Camp begins March 19 at 10 am!
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RANDALL MUSEUM @ MISSION ARTS

These summer day camp sessions take place at the Mission Arts Center (745 Treat Ave., map) , Randall Museum’s temporary home while we are under renovation.

Randall Museum at Mission Arts Day Camps are two weeks long and include a daily morning workshop, supervised lunch, and an afternoon workshop. Attendance in both weeks is mandatory. Times are Monday–Friday, 9:00am–3:30pm. There is no extended care

 

SUMMER COURSE SCHEDULE

 

SESSION 1

June 6 – June 17

Times: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30p.m. Fees: $440

 

Ages 6-7 years (Course Code #44019)

Morning Activity- ART ATTACK!

Do you love to explore art?  Let’s paint, print, collage, and create. A teaching artist will guide you through themed- based art projects using mixed media and fine art techniques. Each project introduces a wide variety of art media that inspires imagination and strengthens observation skills through explorations of current collage trends, adventures with found object art, working with textiles, painting like Pollack and Picasso and more.  Instructor-Dorothy Martinez

Afternoon Activity- SPACERAMICS

Spaceramics, the final frontier! Explore the universe of clay work and space out, making clay aliens, spaceships, stars, planets, comet cups and more! Engage.  Instructors-Andy Kontrabecki & Tomoko Nakazato

 

Ages 8-10 years (Course Code #44022)

Morning Activity- ROCKETMOBILES

Invent your own working, launchable rocket creations that shoot, race and roll. Harness the energy in balloons, rubberbands, compressed air, kinetic motion and more. Build, tinker and play with your invention everyday.   Instructor-Blu Fahey

Afternoon Activity- MASKS & PUPPETMAKING

Learn about the role of masks in art and early cultures. Use your wildest ideas about myth and creatures to create a multistep papier-mâché mask of an invented character or animal. You will sketch, paint, sculpt, and make your own mold. You will also make and learn to use marionette puppets and peek-a-boo puppets.  Instructor-Dorothy Martinez

 

SESSION 2

JUNE 20 – JULY 1

Times: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30p.m. Fees: $440

 

Ages 6-7 years (Course Code #44020)

Morning Activity- THEATER PLAY

Fill a toolbox with words, movement and music to use to tell your stories. Explore the limits of theatrical storytelling through improvisational games, tableaus, pantomimes and music composition activities.  Instructor-Erin Bregman

Afternoon Activity- ANIMAL CERAMICS

Activate your animal adventure with clay! Meet the Randall Animals in their temporary home at Mission Arts Center, and make Animal Mugs, Animal Banks, Animal Treasure Boxes and all manner of animal inspired ceramics.  Instructor-Tomoko Nakazato

 

Ages 8-10 years (Course Code #44023)

Morning Activity- ROCKETMOBILES

Invent your own working, launchable rocket creations that shoot, race and roll. Harness the energy in balloons, rubberbands, compressed air, kinetic motion and more. Build, tinker and play with your invention everyday.  Instructor-Blu Fahey

Afternoon Activity- NOT YOUR MAMA’S OPERA

Fill a toolbox with words, movement and music to use to tell your stories. Explore the limits of theatrical storytelling through improvisational games, tableaus, pantomimes and music composition activities.  Instructor-Erin Bregman

 

SESSION 3

JULY 11-JULY 22

Times: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30p.m. Fees: $440

 

Ages 6-7 years (Course Code #44021)

Morning Activity- ANIMAL ART

Learn about animals and make art! Meet animals from the museum’s animal exhibit and combine a multitude of art media to create art projects inspired by the animals and how they live. Print, paint, sculpt and build.  Instructor-Amy Graham

Afternoon Activity- INVENTIONS

Learn about mechanisms such as levers, cranks and pulleys. Work with found objects, hardware and sculptural materials to create working inventions and kinetic sculpture with your own creative twist.  Instructor-Mark Brest van Kempen

 

Ages 8-10 years (Course Code #44024)

Morning Activity- INVENTIONS

Learn about mechanisms such as levers, cranks and pulleys. Work with found objects, hardware and sculptural materials to create working inventions and kinetic sculpture with your own creative twist.  Instructor-Mark Brest van Kempen

Afternoon Activity- CLAY MONSTER MAKING

Learn the foundational techniques of hand building in ceramics while making monsters. Monster Skulls! Monster Masks! Monster Figurines! Monster Mugs! And More (Monsters)!  Instructor-Tomoko Nakazato

 

MARINE EXPLORERS FIELD-TRIP DAY CAMP

This camp is a collaboration between educators from the Randall Museum and the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary.

This field trip camp takes campers on educational outdoor adventures every day. Campers will learn about, and meet some, local marine life including crabs, plankton, sharks, anemones, barnacles, seals, whales and sea stars. Every day, campers will enjoy hands-on experiences exploring the sanctuary’s local marine habitats: rocky shores, sandy beaches, estuaries and more.

 Please note: Drop off and pick up campers at the Visitor’s Center of the Gulf of the Farallones Marine Sanctuary near the Warming Hut at Crissy Field. We will travel in vans to nearby sites along the coast.

 

Ages: 8 – 12 years

Times: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Fees: $375

Session 1: Monday, June 13 – Friday, June 17 (Course # 43915)

or

Session 2: Monday, June 20 – Friday, June 24 (Course # 43916)

or

Session 3: Monday, July 18 – Friday, July 22 (Course # 43917)

or

Session 4: Monday, July 25 – Friday, July 29 (Course # 43918)

 

RANDALL MUSEUM MATHER OVERNIGHT CAMP

This sleep-away camp invites 10-12 years old to join Randall staff members at Camp Mather, San Francisco’s family camp near Yosemite National Park. Campers will discover the wonders of the Sierra with nature exploration, hikes, swimming, games, art projects, and evening campfires!

We will travel from the Mission Arts Center to Camp Mather in vans and spend 5 days and 4 nights tent camping under the evergreens and the stars. This camp is led by a team of counselors with years of experience leading children in outdoor adventures. While we’re at Camp Mather, we’ll eat in the cafeteria, swim in the pool and the lake under the watchful eyes of Mather lifeguards, and take trips to nearby wonders like the pristine Hetch Hetchy Reservoir where San Francisco’s drinking water comes from. Campers may attend one session.

 

Ages: 10 – 12 years

Times: 8:00 a.m. Monday of drop-off to 3:30 p.m. Friday of pick-up.

Fees: $443

 

Overnight Camp: Monday – Friday, June 20-24

Girls Tent Course # 43919

Boys Tent Course #43920

 

Overnight Camp: Monday – Friday, July 25-29

Girls Tent Course # 43922

Boys Tent Course #43921

 

MANDATORY pre-camp meeting

Wednesday, June 8, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., at the Mission Arts Center

 

HOW TO REGISTER FOR SUMMER CAMP

  • Due to high demand, campers may sign up for a maximum of two Randall Museum camps per person. Registering for more camps without prior authorization may result in cancelled enrollment.
  • To register for any summer camps, you must have a San Francisco Recreation and Park Department Family Account.   Family Accounts may be created online by visiting www.sfreconline.org and clicking on the “Family Account” link. There is no cost to create a Family Account. When you have created your Family Account, you will be able to REGISTER ON LINE and pay with a credit card. You must create your Family Account well in advance of camp registration. All available spaces fill quickly!

Staff is available to assist you with on line registration at the Eureka Valley Recreation Center, Hamilton Recreation Center, Harvey Milk Recreation Center, McLaren Lodge, Minnie & Lovie Recreation Center, Mission Recreation Center, Moscone Recreation Center, St. Mary’s Recreation Center, Richmond Recreation Center, SOMA/Eugene Friend Recreation Center, Sunset Recreation Center or Upper Noe Recreation Center.

  • On line registration opens March 19th, at 10:00 am sharp. Registration is being handled on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be no lottery or priority registration.
  • We must adhere strictly to age limitations. Please note that you will be required to show proof of your child’s age by April 15th if you have not already done so or your child will be removed from the Randall Museum’s summer camp.
  • Partial scholarships are available to low-income San Francisco residents. Visit sfreconline.org or call 415-831-6800 during regular business hours to learn whether you qualify and how to apply.
  • Refunds: Please note that any changes to or withdrawals from camp sessions will incur a 20% fee up to 30 days before the start date of your camp.   If you require a refund rather than a credit, there will be an additional $10 processing fee. There will be no refunds within 30 days of your specific camp session.

 

Click here to view more details about Randall Museum’s
2015 Summer Camp offerings.  Please also check
out the many other fantastic Summer Camp offerings of the
San Francisco Recreation and Park Department.

HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!

Fostering a love of science, nature and the arts

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