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Great news! The Head Royce Summer Program has been voted a top choice for "Best General and Traditional Summer Camp" in Alameda County by the Parents' Press. Check out the July issue for all the 'Best Of' listings. You can see the issue digitally on the Parents' Press website.


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Our program offers children a wide variety of developmentally appropriate academic, innovative, technological, physical and socially expansive activities that support the personal growth of all its participants. We are proud of our exceptional and experienced faculty, which includes Head-Royce teachers, many devoted returning summertime faculty and fresh faces from around our community. The academic goal of our program is to provide an opportunity to solidify skills learned in the prior school year and introduce new concepts for the upcoming grade level.  

As a member of Lower School Program, every participant will receive: 

  • Daily Red Cross certified swimming lesson
  • Daily lunch service and afternoon snack
  • Interactive science lessons 
  • Weekly visits to the Lower School library
  • Supervised creative play
  • Curricular visits to the school garden
  • An expansive array of afternoon enrichment activities, which might include anything from yoga to drumming   
  • Optional bus transportation for local participants to and from the program
  • Hands-on experience with an iPad

Kindergarten

Kindergarten students must be five years old as of November 1st, 2014 to enroll!

This program is designed to help participants make the transition to the kindergarten experience. A variety of daily activities provide a dynamic and comfortable foundation of social and academic skills essential to the classroom experience. Teachers will model and teach the foundation of expressive and receptive language skills to help students build a foundation of communication in the school environment. Integrated themes featuring topics from Nature will infuse all subject areas including pre-math skill builders, oral language development, arts and crafts, cooking projects and listening skills that will be introduced each week. Learning will take place both inside and outside the classroom as students experience the world around them and how it connects to their life at school. Students will also create number and alphabet books and will come home with arts and crafts that reflect our units of study. Students will have time to explore the classroom during free choice times, when they can use manipulative materials, games, and other resources.  These self-directed opportunities allow students to develop collaborative and fun connections with their peers.

Every week, each teacher will post an overview of the happenings for their class on the Summer Lower School Program Newsletters page.  This is a great way to see what kinds of amazing projects and activities your camper is participating in.

Below you will find a sample of a Kindergarten newsletter from last summer.  Click here to view all of Summer Lower School Program 2013 Newsletters.

 

Mr. Turner - Tree homes and the animals that live in them were the topics of study in week two of Mr. T's class. We went outside and observed several trees and the different leaves, shapes, and smells. We used describing words to communicate what we saw and asked ourselves, "What kinds of animals live in trees?" Inside the classroom, we made paper owls and raccoons. The week will end with the entire class working together to build a tree out of cardboard. Come by and check it out!

 

First Grade

The first grade curriculum enriches all core academic areas, including reading, writing, math, oral language, and art. Through theme based units, each subject area is integrated with multi-sensory activities that help promote mastery and deep understanding. Friendship, Community Helpers and Ocean Life are just some of the topics that students will explore. Fundamental reading and writing skills will be reviewed and applied through a variety of language-based activities. Language arts will be further enhanced by weekly trips to the fabulous Head-Royce library where students will be introduced to many genres of literature. Mathematical concepts will be practiced and expanded through daily application. Enrichment games and manipulatives are introduced to help promote number fluency and flexible thinking. The social skills of self confidence, citizenship, sharing, and leadership will be strengthened by creating a strong sense of community and working together as a team.

Every week, each teacher will post an overview of the happenings for their class on the Summer Lower School Program Newsletters page.  This is a great way to see what kinds of amazing projects and activities your camper is participating in.

Below you will find a sample of a First Grade newsletter from last summer.  Click here to view all of Summer Lower School Program 2013 Newsletters.

Ms. Farrell - The theme this week is insects! The students created a graph that showed how many ladybugs were a certain color. After they graphed, they analyzed their data and solved addition problems. They also learned the differences between the life cycles of a ladybug and the life cycles of a butterfly. The students really learned some fun facts of butterflies, like the largest being a Queen Alexandra's Birdwing at 11 inches!

Second Grade

Second grade students will experience a variety of enriching activities that strive to balance academic and social development. Through themes of Family, Community, Pirates, and Animals Around the World, students will connect the outside world to core subjects of writing, math and oral language skills. Whether its measuring plant growth in the garden, mapping where endangered animals live around the world, or looking for hidden treasures, the possibilities are endless. Participants will read aloud in small groups in a literature-based program, with time each week set aside time for self-exploration in the library. Art and science projects will further highlight the second grade experience through many hands-on activities. Grade level computations, number exploration, and problem solving skills will be introduced. Opportunities for math enrichment games will be offered to help strengthen number sense and mathematical reasoning.

Every week, each teacher will post an overview of the happenings for their class on the Summer Lower School Program Newsletters page.  This is a great way to see what kinds of amazing projects and activities your camper is participating in.

Below you will find a sample of a Second Grade newsletter from last summer.  Click here to view all of Summer Lower School Program 2013 Newsletters.

Ms. Reilly - The second week of the Summer Program has been tons of fun! Although we had a bit of rain, the students practiced the life skill of flexibility and still had a great time! This week our theme was the human body. The students read about various ways of exercising as well as learning important body structures and bones. We reviewed subtraction by playing 'How Many Bones?' and even sculpted broken bones. We also learned how to draw the Pigeon on the iPads and furthered our discoveries on the properties of liquids in Science.

Third Grade

Third grade students will receive a balanced academic experience along with continuing practice in social development skills. Through a weekly thematic approach, students will integrate the subjects of reading, writing, and math. Engaging topics of Space, The Life Cycle of a Butterfly or Famous People will launch student investigation and learning as they refine, enhance and expand their academic skills. Project based activities will allow students to witness, first hand, the various stages and growth of a butterfly, author their own fictional short story or design self portraits. As students build their enjoyment of reading, they will practice identifying main idea, plot sequence, and significant details. Weekly visits to the library will further enhance the reading experience as students explore the many genres of books and listen to stories read aloud by our librarian. Students will also explore the fun of writing, with attention to essential writing mechanics, fluency, descriptive vocabulary, and content development. Grade level computations, number exploration, and problem solving skills will be reviewed and expanded. Further development of mental calculations and number play will help strengthen math fluency and flexible thinking.

Every week, each teacher will post an overview of the happenings for their class on the Summer Lower School Program Newsletters page.  This is a great way to see what kinds of amazing projects and activities your camper is participating in.

Below you will find a sample of a Third Grade newsletter from last summer.  Click here to view all of Summer Lower School Program 2013 Newsletters.

Mr. Evans - Last week we talked about the elements of a short story, and this week we started writing our first drafts. Our theme this week is children's authors and we watched presentations about some of the best--Roald Dahl, Hans Christian Andersen, Beverly Cleary, and Dr. Seuss. During math time, we continued to learn the basic multiplication concepts and facts. And what fun it was in Tech class to write movie scripts, so we could begin filming our movies, and in Mad Science to learn about the weather, which was very appropriate considering the rainy days we had early this week.

Fourth Grade

Fourth grade students will reinforce, strengthen and enhance their understanding and application of all core academic areas through project based activities, formal instruction and hands-on learning. Dynamic lessons designed to excite learning and encourage discovery will support the daily work. Students in fourth grade will publish original stories, simulate historical events, construct 3 dimensional models and work cooperatively to solve mathematical challenges. Weekly visits to the school library are used to supplement the in class reading program. Through exposure to many genres, students will practice reading for accuracy, finding the main idea, examining plot sequence, and learning new vocabulary. Building enthusiasm for writing will be a special emphasis as students refine their skills in planning, writing, and editing their drafts. Writing mechanics and proper use of grammar will be reinforced. Basic math skills will continue to be developed and refined through challenging math activities. Students will work together to explore, discover, and apply mathematical patterns, logic, and problem solving techniques.

Every week, each teacher will post an overview of the happenings for their class on the Summer Lower School Program Newsletters page.  This is a great way to see what kinds of amazing projects and activities your camper is participating in.

Below you will find a sample of a Fourth Grade newsletter from last summer.  Click here to view all of Summer Lower School Program 2013 Newsletters.

Ms. Driscoll - This week, the 4th grade Junior Architects are learning about area and perimeter in preparation for planning their clubhouse. They are also reviewing the multiplication and division facts, tackling a 3-d geometry math problem, writing a shape poem about a building of their choice, and practicing their editing and revising skills. Before our trip to the library, we talked about the different genres in fiction and non-fiction and we will categorize the types of books we check out for the classroom. The campers are working in groups to make a short video in the Tech class and are learning about magnets and weather in Mad Science this week.

Fifth Grade

Fifth grade students will participate in an integrated thematic curriculum in reading, writing, and math. As teachers encourage a continuing enthusiasm for reading, students will attend to accuracy and fluency as well as practice and apply critical reading skills that enhance comprehension. Weekly visits to the library will further enhance the reading experience as students explore the many genres of books and periodicals. In writing, students will approach the writing process through the stages of pre-writing, drafting, editing, and publishing. Student’s exposure to many writing styles will be used as a tool for expanding their written expression. Number exploration, computation, and problem solving skills will be tailored to meet the appropriate needs of each student. Strategic and creative math challenges serve to intrigue and motivate students, enriching their understanding and appreciation. 

Every week, each teacher will post an overview of the happenings for their class on the Summer Lower School Program Newsletters page.  This is a great way to see what kinds of amazing projects and activities your camper is participating in.

Below you will find a sample of a Fifth Grade newsletter from last summer.  Click here to view all of Summer Lower School Program 2013 Newsletters.

Mr. Thompson - Greetings!  Wow, we have done a lot of work these past two weeks.

In Language Arts we have finished an entire Capitalization unit and the students all performed very well on a review quiz. We are also learning and reviewing parts of speech.  In Math we have been continuing our work on place value and transferred our knowledge to decimals. Place value will be a key concept for 5th grade and it is important for students to have a strong foundation. We will begin adding and subtracting decimals today and push forward as far as we can in our final week. In Social Studies we have continued our work on the States. All students completed a set of flashcards with the States, abbreviations, and capitals. Also, we have begun studying the U.S Government which has provoked great questioning and much interest from the students.

Swim Program

Each member of the Lower School Program will receive a Red Cross Certified Swim Lesson. Students entering grades 2nd -5th will also participate in Recreational Free-Swim. Below see descriptions of each component as well as gear needed on a daily basis for swimming.

The first two days of each session will be reserved for swim evaluation in an effort to ensure proper placement in the appropriate swim level. For maximum safety and growth, we will place individuals in levels deemed most appropriate by our swim staff. Our swim staff is highly skilled in working with swimmers at all levels of ability.

How Morning Lessons Work

Morning K-5 homeroom teachers will transition students to and from the pool for daily swim lessons. Daily lessons are 25 minutes and will include the standard amount of out-of-water demonstration and lecture on the topics of water safety and/or lifesaving.  Students will receive an end of the session evaluation of their skills and placement in the American Red Cross Learn-To-Swim program

  • Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills
  • Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills
  • Level 3: Stroke Development
  • Level 4: Stroke Improvement
  • Level 5: Stroke Refinement
  • Level 6: Swimming and Skill Proficiency

What to Bring for Swimming:

Students should be prepared for daily lessons with the following items, all labeled with student’s name:   

  • swim suit

  • towel

  • Ziplock bag for wet suit at the end of the lesson

  • sunscreen

  • Optional: goggles, please no face masks that cover the nose. The Swim Department does provide quality goggles for the students to use during their swim lessons.

  • Optional: swim shirt, please insure that the swim shirt is a proper fit.  A proper fit is when the shirt fits snug on the body, not loose.

Recreational Free-Swim

2nd – 5th grade participants have the option of recreational free if qualified for swim level 3 and above. Each swimmer will be assessed to determine free-swim section eligibility (shallow, mid, and deep water). Assessment will take place within the first two days of the program, with free-swim activities beginning thereafter. Level 2 swimmers will be assessed weekly in their morning swim lesson to determine possible movement to free swim eligibility in afternoon programs.

Events Calendar

The Lower School Program events calendar outlines theme days and special events on campus. Fully participating in “dress up” days and activities will create a more memorable experience for your student.

 

 

Summer Program Tours

Please check back for tour sign-ups. 

The Summer Program is offering tours for families interested in checking out the campus. To register for a tour date, please click the following. 

Faculty

Check out this year's fabulous team!

About the faculty and staff... The Head-Royce Summer Program team is made up of Head-Royce academic year teachers and interns and dedicated teachers from the broader community. Our beloved (and nicknamed) counselors range from rising high school juniors through college-aged students. All have participated in a rigorous hiring process and specialized training specific to our program needs.


Kindergarten Team  

Sarah Durantini: sarahd@summer.headroyce.org             

I am excited to come back to the Summer Program after taking a few summers off to raise my two little girls. I began working in the Summer Program as a counselor when I was a high school student at Head-Royce. After I graduated college and earned my teaching credential I began teaching lower school summer classes. I have been working in the Summer Program since 1998 and I have enjoyed being a part of such a fun, energetic, and joyful community. When I am not teaching I enjoy spending time with friends and family. I am a huge sports fan and I love spending time outdoors.  

 

Rasheeda Turner: rasheedat@summer.headroyce.org

This will be my second time joining the spectacular summer team from Head-Royce. I have been teaching for seven years. Teaching in the summer is a wonderful way to explore new ideas in a relaxing environment. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and being a tourist in an unfamiliar city. I'm excited to meet my summer class!       
                                                                                                       

 

 

First Grade Team

Antoinette Miller: antoinettem@summer.headroyce.org

Hi! My name is Antoinette Miller. I was born and raised in San Francisco. I have taught kindergarten, first, second, and fifth grade. I just finished my tenth year of teaching. This will be my second summer teaching at Head Royce. I have an eight year old daughter and cute cats. I enjoy spending time with my daughter, painting, drawing, reading, and writing poetry.


 

 

Tanja Gubser: tanjag@summer.headroyce.org

During the school year, I’m a 4th grade teacher at Pacific Boychoir Academy. I’m also a mother to 3 wonderful girls, I also raise chickens, swim laps, camp in the woods, and read great books. The summer program at HRS is fun and energizing, and gives me a chance to work with great teachers and great kids. I am really looking forward to working with the little ones again in 1st grade. I bring to the classroom a passion for great children's books and fun math games.


 

Laura Drake: laurad@summer.headroyce.org

I teach Kindergarten at Piedmont Avenue Elementary school in Oakland. Before getting my teaching credential I taught preschool and Pre-K for 15 years. I grew up in the Bay Area and am now raising my 7.5 year old son, 10 year old stepdaughter and 13 year old stepson in Berkeley with my husband Eric. In our spare time we love going on local family explorations to Joaquin Miller Park, Tilden, the Berkeley Marina, free day at the Oakland Museum of CA, and hunting for treasures at Creative Reuse and Urban Ore. I cherish my crazy, noisy, fun, wonderful family. I enjoy working in summer programs that engage students in summer fun while providing opportunities to build on their academic knowledge from the school year. I also look forward to the community building and learning opportunities presented in joining a team of summer educators from a variety of schools.



Whitney Infelise: whitneyi@summer.headroyce.org

I am currently a full-time volunteer at The Gardner Pilot Academy, a public school in Boston, MA. I will be starting a job as a Kindergarten Resident Teacher at The Hillbrook School in Los Gatos in August. I love to sing and play music, cook, read, and travel. I am looking forward to returning to the summer program after a year off. I can't wait to meet my students and get to know them all.  I recently completed my Master's in Early Childhood Education at Lesley University. While there, I had the opportunity to work with some fabulous kindergarten and 1st graders. I love incorporating art, music, dance, and theater into the classroom.  

 

 

Sarah Gerber: sarahg@summer.headroyce.org

I teach 2nd grade at St. Paul's Episcopal School. I have been teaching for 12 years, including preschool, kindergarten, third and fourth grades, as well as second. I enjoy hiking and playing board games. I look forward to joining the Head-Royce community and meeting students and teachers from the greater Oakland community. I am excited to play lots of math games and to create a fun, cooperative learning program in collaboration with my students. Developing a growth mindset and working together as a community drive my teaching in every moment.           

 


Second Grade Team                                            

Katie Reilly: katier@summer.headroyce.org

I am coming from teaching 3rd grade at Amelia Earhart Elementary school in Alameda. This is my third year teaching 3rd grade, and my fourth summer as a teacher in Head Royce's Summer Program. In my free time, I enjoy backpacking, running, yoga, and reading books in the sunshine...and who doesn't love a good cup of coffee? Each summer, I look forward to meeting the new campers, seeing how the Summer Program has changed, soaking up the new knowledge I learn from other summer teachers, and seeing the returning staff I have met over the years.      


     

                          

Laura Hannum: laurah@summer.headroyce.org

Hi!  I'm Laura Hannum and most recently, I have been teaching middle school mathematics at Park Day School.  While I love teaching math, I am excited to be teaching all subjects to 5th grade students at Cornell Elementary in the fall.  This is my second summer at Head Royce.  During my first summer, I specialized in teaching science and created programming for 1st and 2nd grade students.  Outside of school, I love to take classes in latin dance, I enjoy running around the lake, reading at the beach, traveling, and spending time with friends.

 

 

Tomi Rael: tomir@summer.headroyce.org

During the school year I am a reading enrichment teacher at Amelia Earhart Elementary in Alameda. I challenge kindergartners, 1st, and 2nd graders to read and write in a fun environment! I also work after-school at Encinal High School where I help out with a credit recovery program for seniors. In my free time I love trying out new recipes! I have a huge sweet tooth, so I enjoy trying to make as many new desserts as I can. I also enjoy reading, training at the gym and keeping up with Tennessee football. Go Vols! I am really looking forward to meeting all the new smiling faces! I am excited to get to know each of the students and help them have a fun time this summer!

 

 

Piper Tracy: pipert@summer.headroyce.org

For the past two years I have been an assistant teacher at Prospect Sierra. I like running, playing sports and cooking. I am looking forward a super fun and interactive summer program!

 

 

Niesha Johnson: nieshaj@summer.headroyce.org

I have been working as a 2nd grade intern teacher at St. Paul's Episcopal School. In my spare time I enjoy cooking, eating, hiking, taking road trips, laughing and enjoying life to the fullest with family and friends. I am looking forward to joining a new faculty and school community. I am also looking forward to having an amazing time in the classroom, engaging student thinking and learning through integrated, hands-on learning experiences.

     

                          

Third Grade Team

Stephi Deller: stephid@summer.headroyce.org

During the school year, I teach middle school in Martinez (I’m also the English Department Chair), but I have been teaching 3rd grade in the Head Royce Summer Program for thirteen years. I love teaching here, having fun, creating, and learning with the students! It doesn't get much better than that! When I am not teaching, I am usually walking, reading, or hanging out with friends and family! I'm looking forward to another fabulous summer with you all!


                                                                                          

Douglas Evans: douge@summer.headroyce.org

I have taught elementary school for 20 years in various setting ranging from a small logging town in Oregon to public schools in California; private schools in the East Bay to international schools in London and Helsinki. After the publication of my first children’s book, I became a full-time writer for children. Teaching summer school gives me the opportunity to return to the classroom and a profession I greatly love.  More information about my children’s books and teaching career can be found on my web site at http://www.wtmelon.com.                                   


                                               

Theresa Dyer: theresad@summer.headroyce.org

I have taught 3rd grade at a small rural school in the Sierra Mountains for 12 years. I enjoy hiking, fishing, and taking pictures of nature. I look forward to visiting my hometown each summer to teach eager-to-learn students. The community at Head Royce is very warm and welcoming. I am looking forward to spending time with eager learners. We will solve problems, expand our thinking, and work together as a class.  


 

 

Lisa Shaner: lisas@summer.headroyce.org

During the school year I am a Librarian at the International High School in San Francisco. In my spare time, I love hiking all around California, writing stories, and reading lots and lots of books. And I'm taking up salsa dancing so by the end of summer I should have some moves! I'm looking forward to sharing stories, learning about diverse environments in our world, and studying inventors.


 

Shauna Revelli: shaunar@summer.headroyce.org

I am a 3rd Grade teacher at Thornhill Elementary School during the school year. During my personal time, I enjoy swimming, playing my violin, or going out on long hikes with my dog. I’ve taught at the HRS summer program for many years. I love coming back each year and seeing all the familiar faces I have seen from the years before! It is always so much fun to see how much the kids have grown.


                                               
Fourth Grade Team
 
Diane Driscoll: dianed@headroyce.summer.org

I’ve been teaching for ever 20 years! I'm currently a 4th/5th grade teacher at Crestmont School. I'm the only 4th and 5th grade teacher , so I'm looking forward to a larger community of colleagues and exchanging ideas for curriculum and content for my grade levels. As a Curriculum Coach at my school, I'm also interested in making connections with teachers of other grade levels so that I can connect my colleagues at Crestmont with a larger community of educators.  I like teaching in the summer because I usually learn as much as I teach: new methods of group management, new games, new resources, etc. In my spare time, I run, salsa dance, garden and get in touch with my own creativity by painting, working with clay or other mediums. I have a 17 year old daughter who will be graduating from El Cerrito High School next year.

 

 

Kevin Deaton: kevind@summer.headroyce.org

I teach 2nd grade math, 4th grade science, and middle school social studies and humanities at Yavneh Day School in Los Gatos, Ca. In my personal time, I enjoy reading and looking for old books at used book stores, painting, hiking, running, weightlifting, and playing lots and lots of video games. I also enjoy spending time with my partner and our cat, Luna. I look forward to working with and learning from the diverse staff and students at Head Royce while sharing my love of art and the humanities.



Ronda Newt: rondan@summer.headroyce.org

I am an After School Educator for Boys and Girls Club as well as a community organizer and Operations Director for an educational non profit. In my spare time, I enjoy fitness and health activities. I am studying to become a fitness trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. I also value spending time with friends and family. I’m looking forward to meeting new students and their families, supporting students on their journey to their new grade, and HAVING FUN!

 

                                            
Fifth Grade Team
 

Scott Thompson: scottt@summer.headroyce.org

Scott grew up in Birmingham, Michigan where he began swimming at the age of 6. Throughout all of his school years Scott continued swimming and ended his career as an Olympic Trials Qualifier and the Captain of the University of Florida swim team. After college Scott taught physical education in the Oakland Unified School District for three years before he came to Aurora in 2012. Scott brings a true love for fitness and teamwork to his work at Aurora. Outside of teaching physical education, Scott enjoys music, swimming, surfing, and running.

 
           

       

Myriam Godfrey: myriamg@headroyce.summer.org

During the school year I teach English at Fairfield High School in Fairfield, CA. In my spare time I enjoy my cats, reading pretty much anything, hanging out with my 3 perfect children, taking cosy naps and bloody crime dramas. I am looking forward to working with younger children - I love their openness, their enthusiasm and their willingness to learn. I also love being extremely silly with kids and their total lack of cynicism.

                                                                 

 

                                             

Specialist Teachers

Maimone Attia: maimonea@summer.headroyce.org

3rd-5th - Movie Making Class

This class introduces students to the three main disciplines involved in creating a film: writing, shooting and editing. The students being by viewing a scene from an animated film that provides a clear example of visual storytelling. After a teacher-led discussion in which the instructor helps the students to understand how the scene's story is conveyed visually, students will form groups to write, act out, and film a short, non-dialogue scene. During this class, students will learn how to communicate ideas and emotions in the language of cinema. They will also be introduced to the basics of cinematography and narrative film editing.

 


 

Vickie Stoller: vickies@summer.headroyce.org

K-2 - Science

It's very exciting to a build a new community of learners from such a variety of school backgrounds.  It's so much fun to watch the students learn.  When curriculum is fun and exciting, content can become more meaningful.

 
 

 

Katrina Deliramich: katrinad@summer.headroyce.org

First Session Librarian

I spend a lot of time Reading!! Spending time with my niece and family are also some of my favorite things to do, as well as vacationing in Disneyland! I’m looking forward to sharing my love of reading with a new group of students while learning about their favorite books and discovering a whole new collection of stories!



Elizabeth Price Patel: elizabethp@summer.headroyce.org

Second Session Librarian

Elizabeth will be returning to the Head Royce community where she was the Head Lower School librarian for many years. These days, Elizabeth is the head librarian at Redwood Day School.
                                   

Program Counselors

About the faculty and staff... The Head-Royce Summer Program team is made up of Head-Royce academic year teachers and interns and dedicated teachers from the broader community. Our beloved (and nicknamed) counselors range from rising high school juniors through college-aged students. All have participated in a rigorous hiring process and specialized training specific to our program needs.

By far, our biggest asset in our summer program are the many young people working in the role of "counselors". We describe them as counselors and not simply "staff" as they do so much to support the social and emotional needs of the campers. At the beginning of each summer, counselors pick nick-names for the duration of that summer (or beyond). You'll likely hear your campers referring to folks like, "Mr. Pickles", "Giggles", "Gravy", "Thunder", etc. 

Last year's team was comprised of high school students representing: 

  • Aspire Golden State Prep, Bentley, Berkeley High School, Castro Valley High School, Dougherty Valley High School, Holy Names High School, Head-Royce School, Bishop O'Dowd, Oakland School for the Arts, Ruth Asawa School for the Arts, Skyline High School, Oakland Tech

Our college students home for summer were representing: 

  • Boston College, Chabot College, Chico State, Georgia State, Gonzaga, Harvard University, Holy Names University, Humboldt State, Merritt College, New York University, Northeastern University, Northern Arizona University, Occidental, Pitzer, San Francisco State University, St. Mary's College, The George Washington University, Tufts, UC Davis, UC Riverside, UC Santa Cruz

*In order to apply to work as a counselor in the summer program, students must be entering 11th grade or higher. 

 

Contact Us:

Email:

summer@headroyce.org

Kim Hobbs 
Programs Office Administrative Assistant
510.531.1300 x2500

Mikki Frazier 
Director of Programs
510.531.1300 x2500

 

 


 




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