Jordan 8th Grade Parent Network Summer Activities Listing

Categories: Family travel, Teen Employment Opportunities, Volunteering / Service Opportunities, Science & Computer Science Camps, Business & Entrepreneur Camps, Art / Music / Cooking Camps, Sleep Away Camps, Sports / Outdoors Camps, Summer Schools

General Resources
• Activity Hero – – online searchable directory of hundreds of Bay Area camps and activities that was created by Peggy Chang
• ClickPA - – one-stop activities central for high school students near Palo Alto
• City of Palo Alto Camps – Enjoy Catalog
• Pinewood Summer Programs – Sewing, typing, climbing, science, sports

Family travel / educational trips for the whole family
• Santa Barbara Family Camp
• Stanford Sierra Family Camp
• YMCA Family Camp in Sequoia Lake
• Alford Lake Family Camp, Hope Maine
• Day trips to National and State Parks, SF, etc. (Pinnacles National Forest only 2 hrs. away)

Jobs / Teen Employment Opportunities
• Note: Allowed to work starting at age 15, all minors under 18 must have a permit to work in California (obtained at school or district office)
• Lifeguard Training – City of Palo Alto Enjoy Catalog
• Babysitting – Redcross Babysitter Training
• Pet Sitting – start your own local service
• Camp Tawonga Jewish Leadership Class
• Counselor in Training Programs:
o City of Palo Alto Camps
o YMCA Youth Leadership
o Paly / Gunn Basketball Camps – 9th grade and older are counselors
o WheelKids – Bike riding and field trips on bikes
o Johns Hopkins Overland Camp CTY

Volunteering / Service Opportunities
• Many Volunteerism Opportunities Listed at:
o Http://
Note: PAUSD Living Skills – Mandatory PAHS class in which each student is required to complete 15 hours of community service in order to pass.
• YCS Summer of Service (SOS) courses 6/18-6/29, 7/9-7/20 and7/23-8/3 (ENJOY catalog or at (650) 858-8019)
• YCS Freshmen Leadership Corps – Focus on San Francisquito Watershed and Baylands restoration (650) 858-8019
• Junior Counselors (Volunteer Only)
o Palo Alto Art Center
o Destination Science
o TechKnowHow
o Hope Musical Theater
o P.A. Junior Museum and Zoo Science Camp
• Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula – unpaid internships 20-40 hours per week in East Palo Alto or Menlo Park
• My Red Shoes – Organize back to school clothes for needy families in Redwood City
• Adopt a neighbor
• Visit with the elderly at local retirement homes

Science & Computer Science Camps
• San Jose Tech Museum Camp
• ID Tech Camps Science and technology summer camp
• Wizboots Imagineering for Kids Science and technology summer camp
• Greene Scholars Summer Science Institute – one week camp for Elementary at NASA, Middle at Texas Instruments, High School at Cisco
• Edventure More Summer camp
• Camp Galileo Summer science camp
• Pacific Coast Kids - Summer camp

Business & Entrepreneur Camps
• Youth Startup - Leadership and entrepreneurship classes for teens: Startups, Coding, Jr. MBAs in Marketing, Business and Invention, SAT + ACT Prep
• Biz Smart – Starting your own business summer camp at Stanford
• Debate – Paly H.S. Debate and Speech Camp
Art / Music / Cooking Camps
• Peninsula Youth Orchestra Summer Camp
• Stanford Jazz Camp
• Rock music camp – at First United Methodist Church (Hamilton & Webster)
• Art Works camps
• Palo Alto Art Center Camps (Enjoy Catalog)
• CMEA Mountain View
Sleep Away Camps
• Kennolyn Camp in Soquel, CA
• Mountain Meadow Camp at Lake Almanour in Tahoe
• Mountain Camp at Ice House Lake in Tahoe
• YMCA Teen Camps
• Girl Scout Summer Camp (don’t need to be a scout)
• Camp Campbell (YMCA) family and youth sleep away
• Concordia Language Camps in Minnesota
Sports / Outdoors Camps
• Stanford Sport Camps Guide –
• Nike Sports Camps at Stanford (
• Stanford All Sports Camp – various sports for beginners
• Outdoors Teen X-treme Camp - two week long adventure at Foothills Park: hikes, build shelters, go fishing, one overnight. Daily transportation is provided from Mitchell Park.
• Hidden Villa Nature Preserve in Los Altos – hiking, camping (one overnight)
• Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course Camps
• University of Surf in Pacifica (Linda Mar Beach) – Week long day camps with full body wetsuits
• Half Moon Bay Surf Day Camps – through Riekes Center in Menlo Park
• Santa Barbara Surf Camp
• Shoreline Camp – Sailing and Windsurfing camp on Shoreline Lake
• Stanford Sailing Camp in Redwood Shores
• Tomahawks/ Day camps at Mayfield in Palo Alto
• Atherton Lacrosse Day Camps at Holbrooke Palmer Park in Atherton
• St. Francis H.S. Lacrosse Camp in Los Altos
• Walden Woods Camp
• Stanford Waterpolo Camp – For beginners thinking of joining Stanford Club
• Carmel Valley Tennis Camp - 1-2 week sleepaway
• SCRA - Stanford Campus Rec Assn Tennis Lessons open to public
• Santa Clara University Volleyball Skills Camps
• Legarza Volleyball Camps
• ESFACE – Basketball camps and clinics in Menlo Park,
• Paly / Gunn Basketball Camps – players through 8th grade, 9th grade and older are counselors
• Palo Alto Midnight Basketball camps at Paly
• NJB National Junior Basketball camps at Paly
• Legarza Basketball Camps
• California Riding Academy at Webb Ranch, Portola Valley
• Spring Down Riding Camp – Portola Valley
• WheelKids – Bike riding and field trips on bikes

Summer Schools
• PAUSD Summer School – for students entering grades 9–12 (@ Gunn Summer 2014)
Note: Recommendation by Counselor required
o Classes Offered: Bridge to Algebra, Bridge to Geometry, English 9 or 10, Reading, Creative Writing, Composition, Algebra, Geometry, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, World History, Economics, US History, US Government, Spanish Support, Living Skills
• De Anza's Summer 2014 – Extended Year classes for high schoolers (classes are in Cupertino) -
• Coursera – free online courses
• Kahn Academy – free online courses

• Adventures in Writing Camp
• Historical Writing Camp – ancient Rome, Renaissance, Greece

• Classic Math School - Math camp
• Mathnasium Math - program/ camp
• Huntington Tutoring center for different academic areas

• Living Spanish Immersion camp in Spain
• Let’s Play in Spanish Spanish summer camp
• Mei Jia Chinese Learning Center Mandarin summer camp
• Chinese Culture Camp – at Jordan in Mid-July contact Hongmei
• Challenge School Mandarin Immersion camp