6th week 1 b6th Grade Department on their way to the Botanical Gardens!

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Hello Solid Ground Friends and Families!

I hope your son or daughter enjoyed their first week of camp! This week was packed with cookouts, park days, and a trip to the zoo. I’m happy to say all three departments are really off and running on their service learning projects! Please be sure to ask them what they are working on and what they have learned or thought about so far. The 6th graders are focusing on the environment on a larger scale; 7th grade is focusing on the in how we relate to the environment culturally, historically, and as a community; and 8th grade is focusing on Everyday Heroes. These themes will continue throughout the summer with weekly themes, service projects, and lessons taught by the coordinators.

Today, Friday June 28th, is Summer Learning Day! This is a national day to celebrate and support the importance of summer learning. Today we’re celebrating with a trip to the SF Zoo, and we support summer learning every day throughout the summer with project based learning that can happen on field trips, at the park, or indoors. Please remember that even though your youth aren’t spending all day in a classroom, they are learning! Sometimes that learning is even disguised as games (tricky, tricky).

As always, please contact me if you have any questions, comments, or concerns this summer!

Cody Friesenborg


The 7th and 8th Grader’s Camping Trip is coming up SOON! They will be camping at Camp Alice Eastwood near Mt. Tamalpais Monday July 1st though Wednesday July 3rd (Week 3). We request that all 7th and 8th graders be dropped off at Cameron House in Chinatown on Monday, July 1st and picked up at Cameron House on Wednesday, July 3rd because it is very difficult to transport camping bags on the bus. We would also like to make sure they can get to their camp site and start the fun as soon as possible! If this is not possible for you, please contact Cody so we can try to work out an alternate arrangement. More information and permission slips for the camping trip will be sent out next week.

Please continue to have your youth bring their lunch and a large water bottle to camp every day. It has been warm at the park, but bring a jacket because you never know when our weather luck will run out!

A few times this week, Cameron House site has been late returning in the afternoons. We apologize to those parents who have waited for their youth to come back, and we are working to make sure this does not continue! Thank you for your patience.

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