Summer Camps

Maker Camp

Due to construction on the Burke's campus, this program will not take place in Summer 2018. Look for it to return in 2019!
Working both individually and in teams, girls will spend the week designing, creating, and making various projects that incorporate all of the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) disciplines. Participants will be able to take home everything that they build.
A camp to develop your daughter's imagination, problem-solving, engineering and design-thinking skills.

Basic Information

This popular camp returns to Makery Down with new projects for 2017! Campers will use a Makey Makey to engineer a banana piano, game controllers, and other musical instruments; littleBits to make a self-driving car; LEDs and DSLR cameras to paint with light; create a new stuffy that comes to life with sewable circuits; and lots of other high- and low-tech crafts, not to mention lots of time outside playing games.

Registration costs $450 for the week; please note, lunch is not provided.

  • Dates: Monday, June 26 through Friday, June 30. A camp expo will begin at 2 p.m. on Friday, and there will be no extended care that day.
  • Registration is open to rising third- through sixth-grade girls
  • Camp will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with afternoon extended care available from 3-4:30 p.m. for an additional fee of $50.
To be able to provide individualized support and instruction, the session will be limited to 30 participants, accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Last year’s camp filled up quickly — we encourage you to register early!

Registration opens on February 1. This camp is open to all third- through sixth-grade girls whether they attend Burke's or not. 

About the Program

Your daughter will experience hands-on investigation and discovery for girls in Burke’s state-of-the-art science labs overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Golden Gate Bridge.
In order to receive a full refund on any summer class or camp, cancellations must be received no later than seven days before the class or camp starts.

About the Instructor

Code Fu is a summer/after-school enrichment and consulting program designed by teachers and software engineers to provide students in grades K-8 with the option to learn computer science in the safety and comfort of their schools. Utilizing a variety of curriculum that includes Block Coding, Tangible Coding, and the programming languages of: Ruby, Python, Java, HTML, Css, & .Js, Our Dojos scaffold programming skills to provide students with Ninja Training in the art of coding and computer science. We pride ourselves on the fact that we’re teachers first, programmers second.
Financial assistance is available for students receiving tuition assistance at Burke's. Please contact Ron Bannerman for more information.
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.

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