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Summer Camps | Grades K - 2 | Camp Keff | PJCC

Camp Keff Summer Camp San Mateo Foster City

Best Summer Ever!

Grades K - 2

Signature Camps - Grades K - 2

Kindercamp -- Entering Kindergarten

  • Basic swim instruction two times a week
  • Party with a dress-up theme, piñata, and special guests
  • Field trips to Bay Area destinations such as the San Francisco Zoo, Children’s Fairyland, and Bay Area Discovery Museum

Yomah—Grades 1 – 2

  • Basic swim instruction three times a week
  • One-night indoor sleepover at the PJCC with a dress-up theme and special guests
  • Field trips to Bay Area destinations such as Bounce-A-Rama, Sea Bowl, and the Children’s Discovery Museum
“This was our first experience and we have been thrilled. We will definitely be back!” -- Camp Keff Parent

Mix & Match Camps - Grades K - 2

Create a customized week of camp that meets your camper's interests and needs. Choose one morning and one afternoon option each session.

Mix & Match - Session 1

Gymnastics • Morning
Somersault to Peninsula Gymnastics in San Mateo as campers learn
to use the trampoline, balance beam, kids’ bars, vault, and more.

LEGO Pre-Engineering • Morning
Let your imagination run wild with over 100,000 pieces of LEGO! Build
engineer-designed projects such as boats, mazes, and motorized cars.

Ceramics • Morning
Dig into clay as we mold, sculpt, twist and pinch your creations into fired
and glazed masterpieces.

NEW! Adventures in Art • Afternoon
Grab your paintbrush and glitter and join us on an adventure all about
art! Paint, draw, collage, and craft your way through the week.

Nature’s Anatomy Academy • Afternoon
Learn about insects, birds, and you from the inside out in this actionpacked
week. Have some creepy-crawly fun building a bughouse and
finding tenants, and build a bird feeder to take home with you.

NEW! Bubbie’s Table • Afternoon
Create your own recipes just like Bubbie makes from traditional Jewish
foods like matzah ball soup, kugel, and blintzes. Campers are sure to be
whipping up Shabbat dinners in no time!

Mix & Match - Session 2

Karate Kids • Morning
Self-defense techniques and fun martial arts games will make
you think that campers spent the week with Mr. Miagi!

NEW! LEGO Chima Engineering • Morning
Choose a tribe and grab the CHI in Chima Engineering! Race your
Speedorz to earn the Golden Orb, build the CHI Temple with a moving
waterfall, and swoop your way to victory with Eris’ Eagle Interceptor.

Mixed Media • Morning
Create incredible sculptures, canvas and more using acrylics,
watercolors, pastels, and colored pencils.

Construction Kids • Afternoon
Design, construct and innovate! Campers learn construction basics
as we test sustainability and engage in hands-on projects
of various structures such as bridges, boats, and more.

NEW! Keff Bakery • Afternoon
Learn to mix and knead delicious sweet and savory baked treats
such as veggie pot pie, homemade bread and cupcakes. Plus learn
decorating tips and how to make delicious desserts healthier!

Soccer • Afternoon
Children thrive with this non-competitive curriculum and positive
coaching style in a pressure-free environment. Have fun while
learning basic soccer skills and participating in age-appropriate
games and exercises.

Mix & Match - Session 3

Gymnastics • Morning
Somersault over to Peninsula Gymnastics as campers learn basic skills
using the trampoline, balance beam, kids’ bars, vault, and more.

LEGO Ninjaneering • Morning
Learn the way of Spinjitzu, build the Fire Temple, race Skull Trucks,
and encounter the mighty Dragon!

Splish Splash • Morning
Between water balloons, swimming in our beautiful pool, Slip N’ Slide,
and relay races — campers should be prepared to get wet!

NEW! Kid Foodies • Afternoon
Test new recipes and experiment with spices! Junior food critics
create the next big craze as we give the cronut (croissant and
donut) a run for its filling.

Music & Movement • Afternoon
Discover your musical talents through singing, rhythmic
instruments, fun props—and develop an appreciation for music!

NEW! Treasure Hunters • Afternoon
Campers explore distant lands, hunt for treasure, fashion
exciting nautical items and learn pirate lore.

Mix & Match - Session 4

Dance • Morning
Explore different forms of dance with an emphasis on Hip Hop
through a variety of music, props, and routines.

NEW! Jewelry Jam • Morning
Choose from a huge selection of hot colors, textures and unique
beads and learn techniques to make one-of-a-kind pieces!

LEGO Carnival Creations • Morning
Design and build your very own amusement park complete with
gondolas, merry-go-rounds, ferris wheels, bumper cars, and more!

Take Flight • Morning
Learn and experiment with flying machines, air rockets, sling shot
gliders, balloon propulsion, and a variety of other aircraft designs.

NEW! Adventures in Art • Afternoon
Grab your paintbrush and glitter and join us on an adventure all about
art! Paint, draw, collage, and craft your way through the week.

NEW! Dino-Adventurers • Afternoon
Learn about a variety of different dinosaur species from multiple eras,
create dinosaur themed art projects and use science to study fossils.

NEW! Flag Football • Afternoon
Every camper gets to work on their passing, receiving and teamwork
while playing in non-competitive games each day.

NEW! Restaurant Takeover • Afternoon
Campers create the first ever Camp Keff restaurant complete with
menus and a four course meal!

Adventure Camps - Grades K - 2

ONE WEEK • 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Animal Safari
Explore different animals and their habitats from mammals that roam the land the birds that take to the skies. A field trip to visit animals at Tilden Nature Area is included!

Soccer and Swim
Kick and splash your way through an exciting week of soccer and swimming. Dive into the pool for a morning of fun and games. Then, onto the field for an afternoon of soccer fun!

NEW! Bounce Around
Defy gravity in this camp that will keep you up in the air, from trampolines to inflatables. Create your own bouncy games and crafts. This camp is sure to make you reach new heights. Plus enjoy a field trip to Great Jump! *No camp on 7/4.

Out of this World
Discover what it takes to be an astronaut with art projects, science experiments,
space games and a field trip to Chabot Space and Science Center! *No camp on 7/4.

NEW! Center Stage
Comedy and laughter are contagious in this truly entertaining program that combines drama, comedy and improv. Theatre games, costuming and props set the stage. At the conclusion of this program, participants put their talents to work in the production of their very own show!

Spy Academy
Learn how science is used in police work and real-life spy adventures. Children decode messages, use metal detectors, and even night vision goggles. See how spies use science with tons of hands-on spy activities.

Field Trip Frenzy
Action packed week of adventures visiting a different Bay Area attraction each day. Destinations include: the Children’s Discover Museum, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, and more.

Fizz-ical Phenomena & Che-mystery
Children make their own crystals, sidewalk chalk, and create a chromatography t-shirt that they keep and can wear. Campers also experiment with different chemicals which create exciting reactions.

Shalom (Goodbye) Session
Grades K – 6

Bring the summer to an end with style! All ages, K – 6, combine to discover different locations each day like the Chabot Science Center, Golfland, bowling, and more.

TWO WEEKS • 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Keff Sports
Swing, kick, shoot, score! This camp is designed for sport fanatics! Build
coordination, strength, and confidence through fun drills and games.
Learn the fundamentals of various sports and the importance of what it
means to be part of a team, plus finish the session off with a field trip to
do some of the trampoline sports at a place like Rock’n Jump!

Extended Care

Morning Care: 7:30 – 9:00 am

Breakfast, stories, arts and crafts, games, and playground time.
Monday – Friday • One-week session
Monday – Friday • Two-week session
Monday – Friday • Three-week session (Session 4 only)

Afternoon Care: 3:00 – 6:00 pm

Playground time, games, sports, free swim, arts and crafts, and an
afternoon snack at the end of the day.
Monday – Friday • One-week session
Monday – Friday • Two-week session
Monday – Friday • Three-week session (Session 4 only)

Nutritious Lunch – Only $6.00 per meal*

Save time every morning by having lunch prepared for your child
by our friends at Choice Lunch. Each day a hot vegetarian meal
will be individually packaged and delivered to your child.
*Must register for the whole session. Session price varies based on program type and length.

After Camp Clubs

Grades K – 2


After Camp Art • Mondays & Wednesdays • 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Campers create works of art using clay, wood, and paint.
Two week sessions: Session 1, 2, 3, 4
(4 classes per session)

Aqua Kids • Tuesdays & Thursdays • 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Campers develop new swimming skills, improve strokes,
and enjoy playing at the pool.
Two-week sessions: Session 1,2,3,4
(4 classes per session)
Three-week session: Session 4 only
(6 classes per session)

 

 

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