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JAMcamp

for ages 5-9

"My daughter had a new face on that I had never seen before when she got back from camp the first day. My words to describe it would be: empowered, excited, relaxed and full of light." ~ a parent

"The only thing I don't like about JAMcamp is when I get picked up." ~ a JAMcamper

"Charity's JAMcamp is a most special, engaging, and wonderful place for kids to 'camp.' Our kids (boy/girl twins) both LOVE JAMcamp: they come home inspired, singing, thoughtful, grounded, and energized by possibility. Their vocabulary has expanded to include words and phrases including, 'mindfulness, quieting the mind, thoughtful behavior, sharing love.' In a fast-moving world, JAMcamp is a respite -- for the kids, and for their grown-ups, who learn from their kids." ~ a parent

"If you are looking for a safe, fun, peace-filled and joyous day camp for your child, please check out Charity Kahn's JAMcamp. My daughters loved going to summer camp with Charity and taking music and movement classes with her. Charity is a gifted teacher and wonderful person."

"Dance, dance, dance, dance out the door!" ~ a JAMcamper

Now enrolling for Winter JAMcamps!

JAMcamp is...

JAMcamp is a super-fun and enriched opportunity to dive deep into the JAMband musical world through the vehicles of song, dance, creative drama, songwriting, arts and crafts, nature exploration, mindfulness and play, for kids aged 5-9.
 

We emphasize and prioritize social-emotional learning, community building, mindfulness and kindness, inclusion and understanding, and the importance of showing up with love for everyone and every situation.


JAMcamp is an experience your children will remember forever, overflowing with love, creativity, and the basic honoring of their voices and fundamental human need to connect, play, be magical, and feel part of something larger.

 

We LOVE our job, and hope you will join us for this very important work of learning through the vehicles of music, dance, art, mindfulness and play.

Current Offerings

President's Day Camp
Schedule: Monday, Feb 17, 9am-4pm

Theme: Kindness

Ages: 5-9 (drop-off)

Location: Outer Sunset, SF (location provided with registration)

Fee: $100 (siblings are 20% off)

Description: This year on President's Day, we'll come together in community to study and practice all the values our democracy should be promoting -- kindness, respect, inclusion, compassion, understanding, equity, and love. We'll sing and dance our joy, friendship, and care. We'll have an open mic where each voice is honored and cherished. We'll eat healthy plant-based food that is respectful of the lives of our animal siblings. We'll practice mindfulness, non-harming, and relaxation to help us be the best humans we can be, showing up with all our love and kindness and our awakened hearts!

JAMcamp Details

Ages: 5-9 (If your child is 4.5 and you believe they're ready for camp, please contact Charity to discuss before registering)

Hours: Daily from 9am-4pm (7 hours) unless otherwise noted

Location: Outer Sunset district of SF (exact location provided with registration)

Fees: $100/day (20% sibling discount)

Food and Clothing: We feed the kids a nutritious, organic snack each morning. Please send along a healthy lunch, a jacket, and good walking shoes for our tree-hugging nature walks and daily meanders to the local park and playground.

Special Notes for Summer Camps Only:
* At 3:00pm on the last day of each summer camp, we will present a Show and Share session for the campers' families!

Teachers: Charity Kahn plus a minimum of one more counselor. Child/Caregiver ratio of 6/1 or less. Max size: 12 kids

Refund Policy for Summer Camps:

* Fees are fully refundable (minus $20 processing fee) if cancellation is requested before April 1.
* Fees for camp and extended care are 75% refundable if cancellation is requested between April 1 and April 30.
* Fees for camp and extended care are not refundable beginning May 1, unless I am able to fill your spot (75% refundable in that case).


Readiness for JAMcamp:
JAMcamp is for kids who display, at a minimum, Kindergarten readiness. In order for me to run an effective program which serves the needs of all children, a certain level of independence and self-management is expected; for example, developmentally-appropriate self-control and attention and behavior during circle time and group activities, and also with their peers. If your child is on the border and you're not sure if JAMcamp is a good fit, please call me to discuss (415-425-0372). If I determine after camp has begun that your child is not developmentally ready for the program (for example, if they require a counselor shadow at all times in order to keep the peace), I will make the call as to whether or not they can finish out the day or week. There are no refunds in this case, so if you have any questions about their preparedness, it is best to talk with me first. Thank you for understanding!