Camper Logistics

We love our campers! Many of them return summer after summer for the majority of their school experience. This allows us to build strong, lasting relationships with them and become their “school away from school” during the summer months.

Food

Snacks

A camper's diet can be the "make or break" of their camp experience. Although we provide lunch and an afternoon snack (for 6:00pm students), we do ask that you send a couple of non-perishables (preferably nut-free) in their backpacks that they can access anytime they are inclined.

We ask that you please send a morning snack daily, as we will not be providing this snack for campers.

Lunch

LS Lunch Program: Click here to view the lunch menu for Lower School Program 2018.

MS Lunch Program: Click here to view the lunch menu for Lower School Program 2018.

For those who enroll in any of our programs, this food service is fully included in the summer tuition. You are more than welcome to pack your camper their own lunch to bring to camp if desired. Our menus will feature traditional summer camp hot lunches made with healthful and eco-responsible ingredients, organic as much as possible. The following excerpt from Epicurean-Group’s website describes their overall approach:

“We dedicate ourselves to cooking from scratch, not using frozen or prepared foods high in sodium and fat. We work together with local farmers to obtain fresh, seasonal, organic produce and fresh meat and fish to nourish the body and the mind. This includes using meat from animals raised on healthy grains and grass instead of processed feed and hormones, and organic fruits and vegetables from local farmers. The Bay Area is home to some of the best organic farms in the world and we intend to take full advantage of this blessing. We develop weekly menus that reflect the natural environment in a sustainable manner and satisfy diverse palates in the community. Our food is based on the freshest, highest quality ingredients, every meal, and every day.”

What to bring to camp

What to bring:

- Comfortable shoes for constant daily activity
- Swim gear every day
- Backpack
- Snack for AM recess
- Additional snacks as needed
- Hat or protective head gear if desired
- All items LABELED

Attire

Please note that we will keep the kids moving and shaking...they'll need to dress accordingly! Sturdy shoes and comfy clothes will make for a better experience. Please, no flip-flops or open-toed shoes.

LABEL, LABEL, LABEL

There are many transitions that happen during the day which can lead to a huge pile of lost and found items. If it has a name on it, we'll try our best to return it to the student. The Monday after camp ends we'll donate any items remaining on campus to charity. Please feel free to come down anytime to sort through the pile!

Sweatshirts

An extra layer comes in very handy during those cold summer mornings. Purchasing a sweatshirt supports our Heads Up students as 100% of the profits goes directly toward the program. You may purchase a sweatshirt during the registration process for $45.

Campus Tour

Interested in seeing campus prior to the start of program? Tours will be held from 4:00-5:00pm and will be limited to a 25 person max. Children are welcome and encouraged to attend. Tours will meet at the main gatehouse on Lincoln Ave. One of our Summer Program Staff members will greet you there at 4:00pm promptly.

The Program Tour for Summer 2019 is over and the form is now closed. Thank you.

New Family Orientation

New Family Orientation - Tuesday, April 30th from 6:30pm - 8:00pm.

We invite new families to join us for an evening to get an overview of the camp experience. Join us to learn more about the program, meet the leadership team and tour the campus facilities. This is not a mandatory event and no kid-specific information will be handed out that night. This is a good opportunity to have a touch point prior to camp's start, particularly for campers who are anxious about the transition. Campers are welcome. Please note that Head-Royce is located in a canyon, so there are many stairs on campus, we ask that you plan accordingly with good walking shoes!

Click here to review information about parking and how to get to campus.