ThinkBridge Summer Camp 2021

We Have Great News!
Think Bridge Camp 2021 is now OPEN!

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Think Bridge Summer Camp 2021 is now enrolling campers!

Pacifica School Volunteers is happy to announce the opening of Think Bridge Summer Camp 2021. Our camp will continue to provide creative and innovative programs under the carefully designed Covid Safety Plan to help protect our staff, volunteers and campers. Think Bridge Camp remains intact after the 2020 Covid shutdown and we will continue our four programs: creative thinking, Lego robotics & STEM lab, gaming and musical performance. Pacifica School Volunteers will provide each family, camper and staff member with the new safety procedures and an orientation on our camp’s new organization. We are very happy to be back and we look forward to a successful, fun and safe Think Bridge Camp 2021.

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Get ready to think, create, and innovate! ThinkBridge Summer Camp is a 4 -week half-day program for children grades 1 through 6, hosted at Vallemar Elementary School in Pacifica, Monday, June 21 – Friday, July 16, 2021 mornings 8:30 a.m.- 12:15 p.m. Camp is closed on Monday, July 5, 2021 for Independence Day. A special Family Night is scheduled for Wednesday, July 14, 5:30 p.m. at Vallemar School. For information about After-Camp Daycare availability at additional charge through City of Pacifica, PB&R, all 650-738-7381.

ThinkBridge Summer Camp challenges young minds to explore new ideas, analyze situations, and creatively solve challenges where there is no wrong answer, only opportunities.

Every day, campers enjoy innovative classes in four different areas:
Thinking, Strategic Games, Music, and our STEM Computing Lab 
Our fabulous team of Experienced Pacifica School District teachers and staff will lead campers through a summer of creation and innovation.
In our STEM learning program at ThinkBridge

—  Science, Technology, Engineering, and Art – 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.”

 Check out the fun! Details for each element of the camp is available on tabs above.
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.

Age/Grade Grouping

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.

Scholarships

Each year, Scholarships may be available to families with demonstrated need. Please contact us at 650-355-9432 or email: psv.director@pacificasd.org or psv.director@gmail.com for information.

Details

ThinkBridge Summer Camp is a 4-week, 1/2 day program. Campers will spend approximately 45 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 8:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Think Bridge Summer Camp 2021 Application

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.

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Thanks to the generosity of the following companies and organizations for helping make ThinkBridge 2019 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.

Thank you!