June 18 – August 3, 2018
Cameron Ventures has provided generations of children with a safe and rewarding summer experience for over 60 years! With an emphasis on community building, campers are challenged to grow through participation in games, songs, field trips, devotions, cookouts, arts & crafts, and other exciting educational and recreational activities. This program gives youth the opportunity to be active outdoors, try new things, make new friends, and build healthy relationships with older youth leaders. Weekly field trips and special activities encourage students to get better acquainted with the city and to have new experiences. Through every activity, we strive to teach the children the importance and value of self-esteem, friendship, teamwork, and community.
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Supervision, Accountability, and Care
Cameron Ventures is overseen by the Out of School Time Programs Director in coordination with the Ventures Program Director. We hire experienced and passionate youth staff as our Summer Department Coordinators, who oversee the daily operations of each department grade. Each Summer Department Coordinator also manages a group of 8 – 15 high school volunteer, who are trained to work with our youth, so that they can implement programming throughout the summer. These high school leaders are amazing young people who are dedicated to providing quality experiences for our youth participants while developing their own leadership and youth work skills!
Program Hours & Fee
The Ventures program runs from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, with free extended care from 8:00 – 9:00 AM and 5:00 – 6:00 PM.
Our 2018 program fee for the Ventures program is $1,000 for the full seven-weeks, or $160 per week. Financial Assistance is available to those in need. Please see below for more information.
Calendar of Activities
Drop-off and Pick-up Locations
Donaldina Cameron House, 920 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94108 (Chinatown)
Covenant Presbyterian Church, 321 Taraval Street, San Francisco, CA 94116 (Sunset)
Youth may be dropped off between 8:00 – 9:00 AM, and picked up between 5:00 – 6:00 PM. If you need to pick-up your child before program ends at 5:00 PM, please plan on making special arrangements with your child’s Department Coordinator at least the day before. From the drop-off sites, youth will travel by public transportation to their destination for that day. Actual daily programming may occur at different sites.
See below for financial aid information if you plan to apply.
If you prefer, click to view and print the PDF Registration Form (English) or PDF Registration Form (Chinese) for Cameron Ventures 2018, which includes the program registration as well as the 2018-2019 YM General Information Form.
Once you’ve submitted your application and payment, we will notify you of your acceptance into the program via email within two weeks. If you have not heard from us or would like to inquire about the status of your application, please contact Sherman Duong at (415) 781-0401 x124 or ShermanD@cameronhouse.org.
At Cameron House, our goal is to provide any child or youth with the opportunity to benefit from our programs. Through generous donations from our alumni, underwriting support and grants, we are able to offer need-based financial assistance to participants of our summer programs.
Individuals who qualify for Medi-CAL, Section 8 housing, free lunch program at SFUSD, or are unemployed, will automatically qualify for our highest level of financial aid. Under the highest level of financial aid, the full 7 week program is $400.
To apply for financial assistance, please complete and submit the following forms:
If you are applying for financial aid, you will need to submit the financial aid document along with relevant documentation. We will notify you of your financial aid eligibility and amount owed once we’ve received these documents. After receiving payment, we will send you a confirmation to let you know that your registration is complete.
For more information, please contact Sherman Duong at (415) 781-0401 x124 or ShermanD@cameronhouse.org.
Rene Kamm – Out of School Time Programs Director
(415) 781-0401 x227
Andrea Ye – Branches Youth Program / Ventures Program Director
(415) 781-0401 x112
Sherman Duong – Youth Ministries Administrative Assistant
(415) 781-0401 x124