Camps

The Center offers dynamic youth programs including our popular camps. Whether it’s running over the holidays or running throughout the summer, there is a safe and rewarding place for kids to go in the San Geronimo Valley.


Summer Camp 2018

The Community Center’s Youth Program, is excited to offer our annual summer camp. Send your kids to seven exciting, one-week sessions of fun-filled activities for children ages 5 to 10 years old. We are proud to have an outstanding staff of talented, professional and enthusiastic counselors who are sure to provide a loving and fun environment for campers.

If you’re looking for a great place for your kids to spend their days right here in our own beautiful valley, then our camp is just the place. We feel that campers should be able to have a say, and lead the way with their interests, during their days with us. The day flows with the kids, without a strict schedule. Like every summer, we will be offering a wide range of interesting & creative activities, art & craft projects, organic cooking, music, sports, non-competitive games, and lots of outdoor play. Get ready for friends, sun, and valley fun!  Hope to see you there.

The Community Center’s outstanding staff of talented, professional and enthusiastic counselors provide a loving and fun environment for campers. Julie Young, Howie Cort, and Buck Chavez are just a few of the faces that will be here to play!

June 19th–21st
K-3 Camp at Zoila’s

Kick-off your summer K-3rd graders. Play days at Zoila’s.
Arts and crafts and outdoor fun.

Ages 5 – 8
Camp Hours 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
No After-care Available

June 25th–July 27th
Summer Camp

Friends, Sun and Valley Fun

Arts, crafts, cooking and more.

This traditional classic Valley camp is what brings campers back year after year. Our engaging and creative camp is the perfect spot to let your camper’s summer self, soar.

Ages 5 – 10
Camp Hours 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
After-care Available 3:00 – 5:00 pm

August 13th–17th
Buck’s Sport Camp @ the Gym

Run, jump, shoot, catch

The coach of coaches, Buck Chavez, focuses on teamwork, esteem building and as much play as possible.

Ages 5 – 10
Camp Hours 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
No After-care Available

VAST Outdoors

Join us in the great outdoors. Let’s explore the art of reading, writing and learning in an outdoor classroom.
Lead by Amazing Tutor – Jesse Lerch

June 25–July 27
Monday–Thursday 10–11:30 a.m.

*Partial scholarships are available. For more information, please contact Julie Young at (415) 488-4118 x218 or at jyoung@sgvcc.org. You can also contact Howie Cort at the Community Gym (415) 488-4118 x219 or at hcort@sgvcc.org

Summer Camp Registration Form2018

Our Summer Camp Staff

Julie Young
Known as our one and only “ Crafty Creator”, Julie is known for amazing her depth of knowledge in creating arts and crafts projects. Julie came to the Community Center almost 13 years ago as an AmeriCorps Family Advocate, working directly with the kids in our afterschool childcare programs. She now works throughout the Community Centers programs: In the month of July as  ourSummer Camp Co-Director,  throughout the year with Human Services, Youth Programs and  the Arts & Events. She is a mom of two girls, Kyra and Tiya, who spent many summers as counselors at  our camp.

Howie Cort
Howie has over 20 years of experience providing Valley children of all ages with the loving care that they need to grow, thrive and have fun!

Howie, is a mom of two Valley grown kids, is the SGV Gym Administrator, helps to organize various SGCVV programs/events, the Athletic Director of Lagunitas Middle School, and coached the 4B Girls CYO basketball team this past season. She and Julie will Co-Director our summer camp.


Buck Chavez
Buck has inspired youth of all ages to be the best they can be. He’s the father of five, played professional basketball in Mexico, coaches (and refs) numerous  basketball and soccer teams and is the P.E. teacher at Lagunitas Middle School. Whether teaching skills through sports, organizing games or taking hikes, Buck’s teaching philosophy always centers on “Leaving it better than you found it” and “Sharing is Caring.

 

Adventure Camps 2018

Adventure Camps are here for summer 2018! Adventure Camp outings bring you closer to your community and the natural world through play, adventure, and nature connection.

Register NO LESS THAN 10 DAYS in advance. Register for Whitewater Rafting by June 15th.

Trips are led by professional guides and SGVCC staff.

To register, contact Will Hubert: whubert@sgvcc.org or 415-488-4118 ext 219

Register a minimum 10 days in advance

Wednesday, June 20th

SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) on Tomales Bay – Register by June 10th
– Join us for a day of SUP and kayaking at Heart’s Desire Beach on Tomales Bay
– Bring a sack lunch and water bottle
– Must sign Adventure Camp Waiver
– Cost: $40
– Meet at SGV Community Gym at 9:00 a.m. Return at 2 p.m.
– Minimum age is 11 (unless accompanied by a parent).

Wednesday, June 27th

Trip to San Francisco – Register by June 17th
– Join us for an adventure to the City! We’ll explore ocean beach, Golden Gate Park, China Town and North Beach.
– Lunch will be purchased by partici pants, so bring lunch money.
– Must sign Adventure Camp Waiver
– Cost: Bring $20-$40
– Meet at SGV Community Gym at 9 a.m. Return at 4 p.m.
– Minimum age is 11 (unless accompanied by a parent).

Wednesday, July 4th

No Adventure Camp Today.

Wednesday, July 11th

Skatepark Day at McGinnis – Register by July 1st
– Join us for a day at McGinnis Skatepark
– Bring pads, skateboard/roller skates
– Bring helmet (mandatory).
– Bring a sack lunch and water bottle
– Must sign Adventure Camp Waiver
– Cost: FREE
– Meet at SGV Community Gym at 10 a.m. Return at 3 p.m.
– Minimum age is 11 (unless accompanied by a parent).

Wednesday, July 18th

Sand Dunes at Dillon Beach – Register by July 8th
– Join us for a day of sand-dune surfing at Dillon Beach/Lawson’s Landing.
– Bring a sack lunch and water bottle, sunscreen and sun hat.
– Bring a large piece of cardboard or a plastic sled. If you don’t have one, you can purchase a sled at Lawson’s Landing or we’ll just share!
– Must sign Adventure Camp Waiver.
– Cost: FREE
– Meet at SGV Community Gym at 10 a.m. Return at 3 p.m.
– Minimum age is 11 (unless accompanied by a parent).

Wednesday, July 25th

No Adventure Camp Today.

Wednesday, August 1st

Bolinas Skatepark and Beach Day – Register by July 20th
– Join us for a day of skateboarding in Bolinas, followed by some time at the beach. We might hike and explore tide pools, too.
– Bring a helmet (mandatory).
– Bring a sack lunch and water bottle, sun screen, sun hat.
– Must sign Adventure Camp Waiver
– Cost: FREE
– Meet at SGV Community Gym at 10 a.m. Return at 3 p.m.
– Minimum age is 11 (unless accompanied by a parent).

Friday, August 10th

Whitewater Rafting Adventure – Register by June 15th
– We need a MINIMUM of 12 people for this trip to go. So, talk to your friends!
– Join us for a day of world class rafting with ARTA on the South Fork American River!
– Class III Rapids including: Trouble Maker,Hospital Bar, and Satan’s Cesspool!
– We’ll give you all the details about what to bring when you register for the trip.
– Bring a hearty lunch for the day packed and ready to-go. (We’ll provide snack bars and fruit).
– All participants must sign a waiver. Minimum age is 8.
– Cost: $90, flat rate.
– Meet at SGV Community Gym at 6:30 a.m. Return at 7:30 p.m.

Rock Climbing Adventure – JUNE – Date and Cost TBD
– Check www.sgvcc.orgfor updates.
– Call 415-488-4118 x. 219 or email whubert@sgvcc.org if you are interested!
– We are planning to climb with experienced guides from 1Revolution (www.1rev.org)
– This climbing day will occur at Goat Rock in Jenner, or at a location near Mt. Tam
– This will be a full day starting at 9 a.m. and ending at 5 p.m.
– Minimum age is 13.

Valley Rock Camp

Monday July 23rd to Friday July 27th
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost: $250
Ages: 5th through 7th grade
All campers must have experience in playing their instrument(s)
Location: Room 10 in the Lagunitas Montessori wing

Valley Rock Camp Registration Form

Join Terry Shea, Jeff Miller and Howie Cort for a fun-filled week of learning the basics of how to find the “one”, establish a groove, and rock out with your bandmates!

Our Valley Rock Camp Staff

Jeff Miller has been teaching guitar and bass in Marin county for over a decade, specializing in teaching young musicians both beginner and intermediate. He also has been counseling rock band camps and workshops in Fairfax for 7+ years (Fairfax Rocks). Many of Jeff’s students have not only learned how to play guitar or bass, but have become performers in bands or as solo acts. Some of Jeff’s students have also gone on to pursue music at world renowned music schools such as Berklee School of Music.

 

Howie Cort been playing drums since the age of seven. She took a few years off to focus on athletics in high school, but when she moved to California as a twenty year old, the drums called her name again. She has played in various bands over the years and has given drum lessons to local Valley kids. She is so excited to share her musical knowledge, along with Jeff and Terry. She can’t wait to rock out at Valley Rock Camp!

 

Terry Shea has been the Montessori Music teacher focusing on singing and learning the basic fundamentals of music. He has directed the school’s Bobcat Band and for the past 10 years and also gives private lessons to many of our Valley kids. He plays multiple instruments including; guitar, piano, bass, trumpet, saxophone, accordion, and fiddle. You have heard many of his students performing at our Valley community events.