ANGEL ISLAND DAY CAMP

2017 
 
 
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GENERAL INFORMATION

Here’s your chance to experience over 40 years of summer camp tradition and the magic that makes Angel Island Camp, the camp kids always come back to!

Angel Island Camp is one of the Bay Area’s best known and oldest summer day camps operating since 1977. Each week, there is a new theme with different activities, so that you can attend multiple weeks if desired. Campers will discover the island through games, crafts, nature, and by exploring its many trails & historic hideaways. Along the way, campers will take in the breathtaking views of the bay and discover why Angel Island is referred to as the jewel of the bay.

The three grade-specific camp groups are carefully designed to address the developmental needs of children, so you can send your camper year after year. Starfish provides a safe and comfortable first step into the summer camp environment, Sea Horses focus on developing friendships and teamwork, Sharks build self-confidence, develop responsibility and set out on achieving memorable adventures. No matter what group you’re in, we’re committed to providing a fun and unforgettable camp experience!

AGE GROUPS

Starfish
This group is for children entering the 1st and 2nd grades. For many Starfish campers this is their first experience with an all day summer camp program. Our #1 focus is creating a safe, comfortable group-camping experience. Starfish campers will have a 1 to 8 staff to camper ratio in order to provide the guidance and attention that this age group requires.

Sea Horses
This group is for children entering the 3rd and 4th grades. This is a fun and safe environment which promotes creativity and self-awareness through activities, games and songs. This camp focuses on developing friendships and working as a team. Campers will gain an understanding of the importance of self-esteem and respect. Sea Horse campers will have an 1 to 8 staff to camper ratio.

Sharks
This group is for children entering the 5th, 6th and 7th grades. This camp offers many adventurous activities and games which help each camper discover who they are as an individual, build self-confidence and focus on developing responsibility. Sharks make friends, form strong bonds with their camp counselors, laugh and learn camp songs. Sharks campers will have a 1 to 10 staff to camper ratio. All of our Sharks will participate in either a weekly field trip or overnight. See weekly camp details for more information about this.

LOCATION

Angel Island State Park

  • campers will meet in San Francisco or Tiburon before getting on the ferry

DATES & FEES

$400 per week for Starfish & Sea Horse
$450 per week for Sharks
$500 per week for Sharks attending a Double Overnight
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TIME

9:15 am to 4:15 pm (extended care options available in Tiburon)

MEETING LOCATION and FERRY INFORMATION

From Tiburon
Camp will meet each morning at 9:15 am at the grass behind the Tiburon Library. The address is 1501 Tiburon Blvd. Campers will walk to and from the ferry dock with their counselors and ride the ferry to and from Angel Island each day. Campers will return to the library by 4:15 pm each day. No campers will be allowed to check in/out from camp en route to/from the ferry.

From San Francisco
In San Francisco, camp meets each morning at 9:15 am near the Cost Plus located at 2552 Taylor Street in San Francisco. The cross streets are North Point Street and Bay Street. Campers meet our staff at the entrance accessed on North Point Street. There are benches and stairs that mark the location. Campers will walk to and from Pier 41 with camp staff and ride the ferry to and from Angel Island each day. Campers will return to the drop-off spot by 4:15pm. No campers will be allowed to check in/out from camp en route to/from the ferry. 

WHAT TO BRING

Each day campers should wear closed-toe shoes and layered clothing including a jacket or sweatshirt. Please pack a lunch, bottle of water, sunscreen and a hat in a backpack. Mark all items clearly with the camper’s name. You will be notified prior to camp of the activities that may require different preparation.

CAMP INFORMATION

A letter outlining the details of camp will be emailed 1-2 weeks prior to each session. Included in the email will be a required permission form for your child to participate in the Sea Trek Kayak program, a Participant Information Form, and a Permission to Administer Medication form. These forms need to be completed and returned by check-in on the first day of camp. Fee includes daily ferry service and admission to Angel Island State Park, camp t-shirt, kayak orientation, weekly barbeque, field trips, staff and all fees/activities associated with the camp. Please note that activities have been confirmed at the time of publication, but are subject to change without notice.

SOME WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS

Feast on a delicious BBQ every Friday! Keep the lunch box at home on Fridays and let our staff prepare an old fashioned BBQ. Campers will enjoy munching on hot dogs/hamburgers (vegetarian or meat), chips, salad, fruit, drinks and dessert. Please let our staff know in advance if your child has specific dietary requirements.

On the last day of each session, skilled instructors introduce campers to the equipment and sport of kayaking in Ayala Cove. Sea Trek Kayak, California’s premier sea kayaking outfitter operating since 1982, provides instruction, supervision and equipment. Following orientation, guides take small groups out to paddle briefly in the cove providing campers a “kayaker’s view” of Angel Island. Returning campers build on their previous kayak experience and become more confident each week with their newly acquired skills. 

SUMMER CAMP CANCELLATION POLICY

Camp Cancellations will be processed less a $50 cancellation fee. NO REFUNDS will be given for cancellations made within the 4 weeks leading to the start date of your camp session. No refunds will be issued due to illness.


Camp Transfers must be made at least 1 week prior to you camp session’s start date and will incur a $15 transfer fee.