June 13th – July 29th, 2016
Cameron House’s Solid Ground program is designed to help middle school youth build a strong foundation upon which they can learn and grow into healthy teenagers. Solid Ground seeks to provide an unforgettable and transforming experience that challenges youth to grow mentally, physically, spiritually, and socially.
Participants will experience an integrated educational and recreational program that focuses on enhancing:
- leadership skills
- desire to serve the community
- academic skills both in and out of the classroom
Participants will be challenged to grow holistically in both outdoor and indoor settings as they take part in overnight camping trips, field trips, cooking, writing, service learning projects and a variety of other enrichment activities.
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Supervision, Accountability, and Care
The Solid Ground program is overseen by the Out of School Time Programs Director in coordination with the Solid Ground Program Manager. We hire experienced and passionate youth staff as our Summer Department Coordinators, who oversee the daily operations of each department grade. Each Department Coordinator also manages a group of 10 – 15 high school volunteer leaders, 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 Solid Ground program runs from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, with extended care from 8:00 am to 9:00 am and 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
Our program fee for the Solid Ground program is $850 for the full seven-weeks, or $145 per week. Financial Assistance is available to those in need. Please see below for more information.
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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 am – 9:00 am, and picked up between 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm. If you need to pick-up your child before program ends at 5:00pm, 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.
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.
For more information, please contact Pam Wang at (415) 781-0401 x124.