Gator Camp

At SF State, 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. We are proud to continue to offer two summer camps to create a full day experience for children. 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. Registration remain available throughout the duration of the summer camps.

Gator Youth Sports Camp 2018

June 18 - July 27, 2018
1:00pm - 5:00pm

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.

Daily Activities:
Station 1: Team Sport - Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball
Station 2: Tennis
Station 3: Swimming
Station 4: Martial Arts
Each group will be rotating through each station every hour, every day.

Ages: 7-14
Cost: $850 for all 6 weeks (valid until 6/18) or $180 per week

Registration opens February 1, 2018

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


Gator Start 2018

June 18 - July 27, 2018
8:00am - 12:00pm

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

Ages: 7-14
Cost: $650 for all 6 weeks 
(valid until 6/18) or $130 per week

Registration opens February 1, 2018

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

Additional information and Contact

  • Drop Off / Pick Up Location: 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. 
  • Drop Off / Pick Up Time: If you are participating in Gator Start, please drop off your child between 7:45am to 7:55am at Cox Stadium. If you are only participating in Gator Youth Sports Camp, please drop your child off between 12:45pm & 12:55pm at Cox Stadium (refer to the campus map). If you are only participating in Gator Start, you may pick up your child any time between 12:00pm to 12:45pm (during our supervised lunch) at Cox Stadium. The final pick up time for the last camp is between 5:00pm to 5:10pm. You will be charged $3 for every minute late beyond 5:10pm.
  • Lunch: Supervised lunch is between 12pm - 1pm. If your child is participating in both camps, please pack a lunch and snacks for your child. Please refrain from packing nuts for your child due to severe nut allergies of other children. We do not recommend your child to purchase lunch on campus as we do not want your child separated from the Gator Camp group.
  • Refund: There will be a 10% refund fee per transaction
  • SFSU tax ID#: 93-1137247

SF State Department of Kinesiology
Gymnasium 101
Phone: (415) 338-2244
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Mon - Fri            

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Gator Camp 2013

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