Our summer day camp is a dual language English and Persian program that includes a mix of challenging physical, creative, and hands-on activities for children and youth aged 6-18 in a beautiful and nurturing environment. The students spend time outdoors every weekday at our beautiful campus. Over the course of the camp, the students engage in hands-on activities with each week having a specific focus. Weekly themes include exploring tiles and mosaics, woodwork and carpentry, textiles and felting, cooking and much much more!

Each day follows a routine with time allocated for outdoor play and physical activities, hands-on projects centered around the week’s theme, quiet reflective time, and free choice. Our campers eat two snacks and a delicious lunch prepared in house by our chef every day! Learn more about our food philosophy here.

Summer camp is for children and youth from six to eighteen years of age. *All campers must have completed Kindergarten to participate.  Sorry, we do not have a summer camp for preschool aged children at this time.

Summer camp starts in June and runs for 9 weeks.

This summer (2021) we have three sessions that each run for three weeks.

  • Session #1 = June 21 through July 9.  Full. Waitlist only.
  • Session #2 = July 12 through July 30. Full. Waitlist only.
  • Session #3 = August 2 through August 20. Two and three-week options available.

Campers do not need any prior Persian language exposure to participate.

Language

Prior Persian language experience is not required. Bilingual English and Persian instruction will both challenge Persian speakers and introduce new speakers to the language.

Schedule

Weekly themes will be customized based on the cohort of students enrolled each week, with two to three stations running simultaneously that will include an array of diverse interests: woodworking, art, STEAM, soccer, textiles, gardening, games, cooking etc.

Camp will operate M-F, 9am – 3pm with the option to register for extended care (3:00-5:30pm).

Your child’s schedule will be (roughly) as follows:

8:50-9:00 Drop off
9:00-9:30 Welcome/Circle time
9:30-11:30 Project
11:30-12:30 Outdoor play
12:30-1:15 Lunch
1:15-2:30 Backyard Sports and Stations
2:30-3:00 Snack/Pickup

Drop off and pickup locations
Golestan’s Campus: 320 San Carlos Avenue, El Cerrito CA 94530

Guiding Principles

Just like our year-round students, campers are immersed in our guiding principles: Curiosity, Confidence, Generosity, Kindness, Community, Compassion, Dignity, Integrity, responsibility, and Altruism. As always, these values are threaded into all of our students’ experiences and activities.

Registration

Please note that this is a bilingual Persian and English language summer camp and to be able to attend the camp, all students should be open to exposure the Persian language.

New families can submit their registration using this link. Please be sure to check your spam folder for registration confirmation.

Existing families can log into their curacubby accounts for camp registration. Here are step by step instructions:
1. Log into your Curacubby account at golestankids.curacubby.com
2. Click “New Application” on the left side bar
3. Click “2021 Golestan Summer Camp Registration”
4. Select your student, then click “Next” to complete and submit the registration.

Fees

  • 9am – 3pm  $490/week (includes lunch and 2 snacks) Each 3 week session is $1470
  • Extended aftercare 3:00pm – 5:30pm  $80/week (includes 1 snack) Each 3 week session is $240

Golestan Kids admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship, and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.