As a parent, you have a seemingly endless amount of offerings available to you for summer day camps in the San Francisco Bay Area. Food for thought: research has shown that students can lose up to two months worth of school-year learning during the summer months. It has been our goal to help combat that, but at Camp Brainy Bunch, we believe that learning can be fun; it SHOULD be fun...especially during the summer!
Camp Brainy Bunch combines the best parts of school (learning!) with the best parts of camp (fun!) - here are the top four reasons why our campers come back year after year.
1 - Fun!
Our daily schedule has blocks for learning that are designed by experienced educators who incorporate hands-on activities and build week-long projects. The learning blocks are interrupted by Brainy Breaks which are sure to get kids wiggling, laughing and being silly through organized games, community builders and icebreakers. Not to ruin the surprise, but tell your child to keep his eyes open for our camp mascot, “Brainy” who brings daily magic and surprises!
2 - Learning!
Our camp curriculum is organized around weekly themes that link academic learning to “real” life. Math, science, public speaking, reading and writing come alive when kids are able to link content learning to their future careers. As our campers become doctors, engineers, and writers for the week, they begin to imagine the amazing adults they will become and all the ways they can contribute to our world.
3 - New Friends
Our camps are small so that kids can build relationships with the adults who get to know them well and with their new camp pals. Whether your child is a first time or returning camper, you can rest assured that Camp Brainy Bunch is an inclusive place where everyone meets someone new and feels included.
4 - Amazing Staff
Our teachers are highly trained, well educated, and full of energy. All of them work in education during the school year and they know how to make sure that kids leave camp tired and happy from tackling hands-on projects, having a blast in during fun games and tournaments, and singing silly songs! Our teaching staff is supported by counselors who come from top universities throughout the United States. They serve as teaching assistants, mentors, role models, and ambassadors of fun to our campers.
Camp Brainy Bunch is part of the larger Education Inc. family of academic summer programs devoted to giving your child an enriching summer learning experience. With close to 30 years under our belt running successful middle and high school programs, we launched our elementary age programs as "DaVinci Day Camps" in 2012. In 2013, we re-branded the division as Camp Brainy Bunch with the goal to "Make Learning Awesome" for elementary age children around the SF Bay Area. As we enter into summer 2019, we have expanded upon this concept to allow campers the opportunity to explore future career pathways. In a fun and educational camp setting, your child can get a sense of their potential as a doctor, lawyer, engineer, and more!
At Camp Brainy Bunch, we have adopted the single-subject immersive learning model that we utilize in our Education Unlimited programs for middle and high school age kids; yet we have adapted it to be age-appropriate for 1st-6th grade students. Through creative and imaginative curriculum, campers participate in hands-on, engaging activities that foster design thinking, multiple perspectives, communication, critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration skills in order to have fun, learn a lot, and make something new!
A summer spent at Camp Brainy Bunch allows your child to not only learn but to learn what they enjoy and excel at. As they move up in elementary school and beyond, the breadth of offerings available to them through our middle and high school programs allows them to pursue their interests and helps build their academic skill set as they prepare for the rigors of high school and college-level learning. Whether it is a growing interest in STEM, a love of creative writing, or an academically-minded student looking for further growth in critical thinking, essay writing and more, our Education Unlimited programs have something for everyone; better yet, they are offered on top university campuses around the country. Learn more here!