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Winter Break Camp

Winter Camp is available to EB students in Preschool to Grade 5 and takes place from Tuesday, February 19 until Friday, February 22 on the lower school campus.

The camp runs from 8:00am until 6:00pm, and besides engaging and fun activities, age-appropriate weekly field trips and performances are offered. Scroll down to learn more about the themes and schedules.

Program

Toute Petite Section

Groove and Move: EB is thrilled to partner with Groove Move Kids to bring their unique dance, creative movement, and basic gymnastics tumbling program to our Campers.


Petite and Moyenne Sections

Puppet Shows and Songs with Tessa Loehwing: Tessa is a master teacher, professional singer and puppeteer and has been working with children for over 30 years. Campers will enjoy a fun light hearted puppet show and sing some songs together.


Kindergarten

Kala Arts

Kala’s creative community builds bridges between the intense art-making environment of the Kala studios, located in the historic Heinz ketchup factory (across the street from Ecole Bilingue) and life outside the studio in our immediate neighborhood and far beyond. Our time together will include skill-based instruction in a variety of visual art media and free choice options including self-guided art activities. Students are encouraged to follow their own vision in applying the techniques that we are exploring together. We offer professional art materials and support each artist’s choice in media and content.

Cooking

This is always a favorite activity for our campers. Each day campers will get to prepare a new delicious recipe and enjoy! They learn about working together, how to measure, get to chop (safely of course), mix, and serve. It’s the ultimate hands-on activity.


Grades 1 to 5

Drummm! (drumcircle)

This is going to be a super fun activity!  Founded by Chief Rhythm Activator Jeni Swerdlow, MA-ATR in 2000, DRUMMM® brings their special brand of Facilitated Drum Circles & Interactive Rhythm Events to 10,000 participants a year in the S.F. Bay Area and beyond! The program will focus on learning simple rhythms, team-building, and fun!

Sarah’s Science Toyology: Science Through Toys (This activity is to be confirmed)

Sarah’s Science provides hands on science, engineering, and physics based workshops as each student constructs and decorates a new toy each day. Each student will build and take home their own science toy. Campers will test their toys in class and at home to illustrate concepts such as wiring and circuits, gravity, energy, friction, motion, sound, inertia, and electricity.


Trips, Performances, and Special Days

TPS, PS, MS: Wednesday February 20

We will have a visit from a wonderful fairy who will tell us stories, sing songs and other fun fairy activities. 

K-5: Thursday February 21

Field Trip to the Exploratorium in San Francisco. We’ll be in full discovery mode so pack a hearty lunch and please arrive by 9:00am. We will be taking a yellow bus. Departure at 9:30am sharp and return at approx. 2:30 pm.

All Camp: Friday, February 22

Bouncy house day!

Camp Hours and Staffing

Hours

  • Daily hours: 8:00am to 6:00pm
  • Drop-off: 8:00am to 9:00 am
  • Pick-up: 3:00pm and 6:00 pm

Please note that “Food For Thought” does not deliver on these days.

Staffing

All camps are staffed by the Extended Day Team: Jackie Mariz, Chauncey Burnett, Howard Feight, Christopher Colebourn, Joe Parreira, Janice MacKenzie-Fast, Jano Porter, Christiana Kouadio, Domonique Veasley, Mirza Kopelman and additional staffing as needed.

Registration

  • Registration is done online, families can register for all four days or select specific days.
  • Cost varies between $85 to $100 depending on the day and the grade.
  • Financial Aid does not apply.

You will receive a welcome email the week before camp starts with more details about the daily routine, what to bring, and what to expect!

Registration Deadline: Thursday February 14, 2019 

There is no late enrollment! If you have any questions please call (510) 812-9016 or email mkopelman@eb.org. Registration is non-refundable.

Extended Day + School Breaks Package Holders

Parents who purchased the Extended Day + School Breaks Package do not need to register their children. EB will assume that those students will be attending each day. If not attending, please send Mirza Kopelman an email to inform him so we can plan accordingly.

Schedule

Toute Petite Section

  • Wednesday performance and special activity: Fairy Show.
  • Costs varies between $85 and $90 depending on the day.
TimeActivity
8:00am-9:15amDrop Off/Free Play
9:15am-10:00amGroove and Move
10:00am-10:15amSnack
10:15am-10:45amFree Play
10:45am-11:30amCrafts/Outdoor Play
11:30am-12:00pmLunch
12:00pm-2:30pmNap/Rest
2:30pm-3:00pmWake-Up/Free Play
3:00pm-3:30pmSnack
3:30pm-4:00pmMusic Time
4:00pm-6:00pmAftercare Activities


Petite and Moyenne Sections

  • Wednesday performance: Fairy Show.
  • Cost: $85 a day.
TimeActivity
8:00am-9:15amDrop Off/Free Play
9:15am-9:45amCraft and morning snack
9:45am-10:00amSnack
10:00am-11:00amPuppetry, Song and Movement
11:00am-12:00pmCrafts
12:00pm-12:45pmLunch
12:45pm-1:00pmStory/Potty
1:00pm-2:30pmNap/Rest
2:30pm-3:00pmWake up / Free Play
3:00pm-3:30pmCircle Time
3:30pm-4:00pmSnack
4:00pm-6:00pmAftercare Activities


Kindergarten

  • Thursday: Field trip to the Exploratorium via Yellow Bus.
  • Costs varies between $90 and $100 depending on the day.
TimeActivity
8:00am-9:00amDrop Off/Free Play
9:00am-10:15amKala Arts or Cooking
10:15am-10:45amRecess
10:45am-12:00pmKala Arts or Cooking
12:00pm-1:00pmLunch and Recess
1:00pm-2:15pmAfternoon Activity
2:15pm-2:30pmRecess
2:30pm-3:45pmAfternoon Activity
3:45pm-4:00pmSnack
4:00pm-4:30pmPick up Time
4:30pm-5:30pmAfternoon Activity
5:30pm-6:00pmPick up Time


Grade 1 to Grade 5

  • Thursday: Field trip to Oakland Zoo via Yellow Bus.
  • Costs varies between $95 and $105 depending on the day.
TimeActivity
8:00am-9:00amDrop Off/Free Play
9:00am-10:15amDrummm or Science
10:15am-10:45amRecess
10:45am-12:00pmDrummm or Science
12:00pm-1:00pmLunch and Recess
1:00pm-2:15pmAfternoon Activity
2:15pm-2:30pmRecess
2:30pm-3:45pmAfternoon Activity
3:45pm-4:00pmSnack
4:00pm-4:30pmPick up Time
4:30pm-5:30pmAfternoon Activity
5:30pm-6:00pmPick up Time