Burke’s SEEDLINGS Summer Camp is a special opportunity for incoming kindergarteners to get to know each other and their new Burke’s community while familiarizing themselves with our beautiful campus. We will build new friendships through creative play, arts & crafts, storytime, and outdoor fun! Campers will also have the opportunity to mingle with our Circus Burkus campers (grades 1-6).
For girls entering kindergarten!
Two week-long sessions: June 20-24, $235, and June 27-July 1, $235
Regular Program Hours: 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
With an extended care option from 12:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
All campers should bring a snack and refillable water bottle every day
Campers staying for extended care should bring a lunch
About the Program
SEEDLINGS is about introducing incoming Kindergarteners to Burke’s through games, art, stories, groups activities, and physical play. Led by our After School Program Teachers, SEEDLINGS is dedicated to offering a smooth transition from preschool to kindergarten, in a wonderfully imaginative and fun environment. Our program offers structured time for crafts, songs, story time and creative dramatic play, and we also believe in self-motivated free playtime. Campers will learn, create and explore with the girls who will be their classmates for years to come. The afternoon extended care session offers the Kindergarten campers a relaxed program with music, crafts and free play until 4:30. Come and join the fun!
In order to receive a full refund on any summer class or camp, cancellations must be received no later than 24 hours before the class or camp starts.
About the Camp Team
Erin Nieuwenhuijs is the Director of After School Programs at Burke’s. Erin has worked in public schools as well as special education classrooms with children of all ages for 16 years. She has been at Burke’s for seven years and is deeply dedicated to the social-emotional development of her students. Erin believes in the power of play as the best way for young girls to learn the skills needed for later success in school and life.
Sarah Hausman is the Lead Teacher of Burke’s Lower School After School Program (known as the Tree House) and a proud second-generation member of the Burke’s community. Sarah graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a BA in Psychology with an emphasis in child development. Prior to working at Burke’s, Sarah worked as a behavioral therapist throughout the Bay Area.
Financial assistance is available for students receiving tuition assistance at Burke's. Please contact Jerry Mullaneyfor more information.
The 21st Century Burke’s girl contributes to and learns from the community around her.
The 21st Century Burke’s girl embraces opportunity and challenge.
The 21st Century Burke’s girl engages in both unstructured and purposeful activity.
The 21st Century Burke’s girl is confident, resourceful, resilient and reflective.
The 21st Century Burke’s girl is curious and focused, creative and methodical, open-minded and discerning.
The 21st Century Burke’s girl solves problems, takes risks and learns from both setbacks and success.
The 21st Century Burke’s girl takes responsibility for her own learning.
Burke's mission is to educate, encourage and empower girls. Our school combines academic excellence with an appreciation for childhood so that students thrive as learners, develop a strong sense of self, contribute to community, and fulfill their potential, now and throughout life.