Gator Youth Summer Camp

                           Gator Youth Summer Camp Flyer

                      (REGISTRATION BEGINS FEBRUARY 1, 2017)

For tax purposes, please use the SFSU tax ID#: 93-1137247

Gator Youth Sports Summer Camp 2017: 

June 19, 2017 - July 28, 2017

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM



(Select "Gator Youth Sports Summer Camp" on the bottom right corner)


Dr. David Walsh, Professor in the Department of Kinesiology hosts the San Francisco State University Gator Youth Sports Summer Camp, a program with a 30 year history. Boys and girls (ages 7-14) are grouped by age and offered a variety of developmentally appropriate sports and physical activities. The program aims to enhance self-esteem and confidence through physical activity and sports instruction, in addition to promoting fitness and motor skill development.


Gator Start 2017:

June 19, 2017 - July 28, 2017

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM



(Select "Gator Start" on the bottom right corner)


Mark Lasota is the Associate Director and Founder of Gator Start. He is a faculty member for the Department of Kinesiology and has a well-rounded background as an educator, sport coach, and healthcare professional. 

Program Summary
Gator Start (our morning camp) will focus on teaching children life skills and how to become balanced, well-rounded healthy individuals. Through  a variety of engaging games and activities, our campers will learn to develop critical skills that can help them throughout their lives. Our curriculum is based off of the 7 dimensions of health model (physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, environmental, social, and occupational). There will be a balance of activities/games that incorporate each dimension.

Physical Health: Focus on nutrition, exercise techniques, and lifestyle choices.

Social health: Focus on communication skills through activities such as scavenger hunts, talent shows, performances, and various team building exercises.

Emotional health: Focus on developing coping skills, building self-esteem, and self-efficacy through activities centered on confidence, respect, patience, and a positive attitude.

Occupational health: Focus on promoting creativity and professional development through drawing, painting, goal setting, and career planning.

Environmental health: Go on nature walks, take photos, participate in outdoor activities, and use creativity to build recyclable household items.

Intellectual health: Provide challenging activities that exercise the mind and improve problem solving/organizational skills such as puzzles, stories, and engaging student learning lessons from university educators.

Spiritual health: Teach various stress management techniques and emphasize intrinsic development. The main objective is for our campers to have fun. In the process, our camp will be very educational and provide a platform for young boys and girls to develop leadership skills, self-discipline, and friendships.


Full Day Campers 8AM - 5PM

Lunch: Supervised lunch is between 12pm - 1pm. If your child is participating in both camps, please pack a lunch and snacks for your child. We do not recommend your child to purchase lunch on campus because we do not want your child seperated from the Gator Camp group.


Directions and Drop-Off Location

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The drop off point for both programs is at the bleachers in Cox Stadium (please refer to the campus map). You must enter the university off Lake Merced Boulevard driving northbound. From Lake Merced Boulevard, turn onto North State Dr. (not State Dr.) and proceed to the fork in the road. Turn left which will be a narrow road that will circle around Cox Stadium. The drop off point is exactly between Cox Stadium and the Gymnasium. The bleachers are directly to your right. This is also the pick-up point.


Photo Gallery

Gator Camp 2013

Gator Camp 2014

Gator Camp 2015