“River Camp is the most innovative and imaginative camp our son has ever attended.” – Caroline K.

River Camp

NOTE: This camp presumes an interest in developing craft-skill and demands periods of collaboration, creative focus and self-direction. Not a camp for kids disinterested in the undertaking!

River Camp 2020:

River to the Center of the Earth !

River Camp get's earthy this year!  Inspired partially by Jules Verne's’ Journey to the Center of the Earth, young architects and storytellers will work individually and together to create a fantastic underground river landscape.  Each child will invent a "land" along the descending route which may be inhabited by animal communities, exotic gardens, lost tribes of humanity, fairy houses, mythological figures or secret hi-tech installations.  Real cascading water will flow down through a series of giant grotto's culminating in a vast underground sea! Along the way Campers will learn about architecture, hydrology design and a bit of biology and geology. The finished 35-foot river landscape will be the centerpiece for a Grand Tour for parents and friends!

For Kids Entering 3rd-6th Grade

Session 1: June 15-26

Session 2:  June  29-July 10

The San Francisco  School

300 Gaven Street, San Francisco

Special Programs Director, Sharon Ng. (415) 239-5066 x 216

Taught by:

Gregory Gavin visual artist, designs public art and educational projects for schools, museums and public places. He’s been commissioned by the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the de Young Museum and has piloted summer camps for the Bay Area Discovery Museum and MOCA. 

Dolores Elkin has over 28 years of experience teaching (21 of them at The San Francisco School). She has a CA teaching credential for art, along with a CA credential for teaching grades pre-K-12