Gator Camp

Welcome to the Department of Kinesiology Summer Camps

At SFSU, we are all about moving the world forward. While summer may be a time to take a break from school — it doesn't have to be a break from learning. This year we are proud to once again offer two summer camps to create a full day option for families. We invite you to explore our morning Gator Start program and our afternoon Gator Youth Sports Summer Camp to make summer fun (and educational) for your child.




Gator Youth Sports Summer Camp 2017

June 19th- July 28th, 1:00PM - 5:00PM

Online Registration available now

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


Camp Description: 

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 19th - July 28th, 8:00AM - 12:00PM

Online Registration available now

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


Camp Description: 

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 designed around science, art and movement to engage campers to explore and enjoy the world around them.  We want everyone to have fun while participating in activities that encourage academic skills, such as critical thinking, problem solving and effective communication, in addition to learning movement skills, such as gymnastics, fitness and nutrition. This program will be a fantastic way to have fun in a positive environment and make new friends, develop self-confidence, perseverance and leadership skills, and strengthen the body and mind. Gator start is led by Dr. Kent Lorenz, a faculty member for the Department of Kinesiology with a well-rounded background as an educator, sport coach, and healthcare professional. 


Potential topics and activities:

Science: Robots, rockets, outer space, dinosaurs, nature
Art: Drawing, stories, music, painting, sculpture, model building, puzzles
Movement: Gymnastics (floor), fitness and exercise, nutrition, games


Additional information and Contacts

  • Drop Off / Pick up: The drop-off and pick-up point for both programs is at Cox Stadium bleachers (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 and pick-up point is exactly between Cox Stadium and the Gymnasium. The bleachers are directly to your right. View campus map here.
  • 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 purchase lunch on campus as we do not want your child separated from the Gator Camp group.
  • SFSU tax ID#: 93-1137247


SF State Department of Kinesiology
Phone: 1.415.338.2244
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Mon - Fri


Photo Gallery

Gator Camp 2013

Gator Camp 2014

Gator Camp 2015