— Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math– our approach is on cognitive development and creative thinking. Laura Shain, past principal of Ocean Shore Elementary School, Pacifica, has said “Campers become so engaged in their own learning when they are inspired to think creatively. The thinking curriculum has campers making connections between divergent concepts in a way that really stretches their minds. The program is fun, different from other activities, and campers become motivated to use their skills and knowledge to demonstrate their thinking.”
Spark Creativity and Stretch the Mind
The ThinkBridge Summer Camp day is divided into four sections, each designed to challenge young campers and develop thinking skills. Campers are placed in small, age-based groups to ensure plenty of personal attention, friendly peer interaction, and the opportunity to explore new ideas. All group Instruction is supported by our terrific and energetic Volunteer Staff. Groups will rotate through each component, namely “thinking,” “math and strategic games,” “music” and the “STEM lab,” each morning.
ThinkBridge Summer Camp is open to children grades 1st through 6th grade. Campers are divided into small groups based on age and grade. All activities are tailored to be developmentally appropriate for each age group. Our experienced staff and counselors will ensure that each child’s experience is fun and meaningful.
Each year, several Scholarships are made available to families with demonstrated need. Please contact us at 650-355-9432 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for information.
Pre- and post-camp low-cost childcare is available on site at Vallemar through the City of Pacifica. Childcare staff arrive at our classrooms and escort ThinkBridge campers to childcare. Call 650-738-7381 for information and arrangements.
ThinkBridge Summer Camp is a 4-week, 1/2 day program. Campers will spend approximately 50 minutes in each subject area each morning. The Camp curricula is designed and taught by Pacifica School District teachers and staff. Camp is located at Vallemar Elementary School, at 377 Reina del Mar, Pacifica. Camp hours are 8:15 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
Pacifica School Volunteers
ThinkBridge Summer Camp is hosted by Pacifica School Volunteers, a local non-profit organization that recruits, trains, and places volunteers in Pacifica’s public schools. PSV is dedicated to ensuring a high quality of public education for all children. Proceeds from ThinkBridge Summer Camp will help fund year-round support of student education in public schools in Pacifica.
Thanks to the generosity of the following companies and organizations for helping make ThinkBridge 2017 and future ThinkBridge Summer Camps a success
First National Bank of California supported ThinkBridge 2017 and future Robotics programs.
ThinkBridge wishes to acknowledge The Mazza Foundation of Pacifica for their 2018 scholarship support.
ThinkBridge is grateful to Vallemar School and the Pacifica School District for their support and use of facilities. Our computing program is also made possible through the use of materials funded by Pacifica Education Foundation (PEF) and used throughout the Pacifica School District. Support and Donations to Pacifica School Volunteers (PSV) is appreciated and reaches our campers and so many students.