Basic Information

Burke's will offer its very special Seedling Camp for Burke's students entering kindergarten in collaboration with Camp Edmo this year!

This camp will introduce new Burke's students to each other, the campus, and some of the Burke's community within and outside the school. Curriculum includes "Art-a-Palooza" and a chance to "Books and Boogie" with movement and story. 


Dates: June 14-July 2
Cost: $950 for 3-week camp (3rd-week virtual camp is free)
In-Person Schedule (First 2 Weeks): 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. 
Class Size: 14 students per pod
 
Burke's will offer its very special Seedling Camp in collaboration with Camp Edmo this year! Parents have the option to sign up for the 3-week camp (which includes 2 weeks of in-person camp and one week of virtual) or just the introductory virtual camp offered in the 3rd week (free). This camp will introduce new Burke's students to each other, the campus, and some of the Burke's community within and outside the school. Curriculums include "Art-a-Palooza" and a chance to "Books and Boogie" with movement and story.
 
WEEK 1
 
Listen to your art during Week 1! Seedlings will express their creativity by using different mediums to create their artwork. They will sculpt, paint, and blend as they learn the basics of color theory, test out the functionality of different mediums and practice their fine motor skills while creating pinch pots. Kiddos will have the opportunity to dive into their imaginations and create while using variations of paint, pastel crayons and more. Experience your art in action this week in ARTapalooza!
 
WEEK 2
 
Emotion is energy in motion, and that's why we want to focus on boogieing down! Join us in Week 2 Seedlings for a fun-filled time exploring stories, emotions, and creative expression through movement. Kids will dig into stories that incorporate motion, explore emotions and emotion recognition, experiment with creative and interpretive dance, and build skills in communication and emotional awareness. From oral traditions to improv, kids will learn to express and interpret emotions and their impact in their lives through words, sound, and movement. Get ready to dance and wiggle this week in Books & Boogie!
 
WEEK 3: Half-hour sessions in small groups with assigned times TBD
 
Time to get Virtual! Our very special Tree House team at Burke's will provide online curriculums for the incoming K class. Song, dance, story and crafts will be featured in these short daily sessions in small groups on Zoom.

About the Program

Burke’s SEEDLINGS Summer Camp is a special opportunity for incoming kindergarteners to get to know each other and their new Burke’s community. We will build new friendships through music, storytime, crafts movement!

About the Camp Team

Cyndera Quackenbush is the Director of After-School Programs at Burke’s. She previously worked as the Associate Director of Extended Day and Co-Curricular Activities at Hamlin, and she also founded Story Through Stone, an organization that champions storytelling through workshops and publications. Cyndera is also a certified yoga teacher. She received her bachelor’s degree in English from San Francisco State and a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara.
Financial assistance is available for students receiving tuition assistance at Burke's. Please contact Patricia Neville for more information.
SEEDLINGS Summer Camp will be billed via TADS, which also handles student tuition. Financial assistance is automatically applied. When registering, simply select Student Account and type in "TADS" when it asks for the number. 

Codes for our sign-out system, Kinderlime, will be sent out with instructions in June. 

Refund Policy

Fees in full will be billed by May 14 via TADS. You can cancel until this date without charge by e-mailing cyndera.quackenbush@burkes.org. In-person camps must be canceled a month before the start date to receive a refund. Online camps can be canceled a week before starting day. 
Burke's mission is to educate, encourage and empower girls. Our school combines academic excellence with an appreciation for childhood so that students thrive as learners, develop a strong sense of self, contribute to community, and fulfill their potential, now and throughout life.

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