Parent and Camper Testimonials
Katie M., Parent
We love City Kid Camp. Sent our kids last year and they loved it. They asked to go back this year. I recommend it to anyone looking for an outdoor, fun, caring environment that will absolutely tire their kids out. Evan runs it and he "gets it." I'm an educator for the school district and have worked in dozens of schools across the city. I've also enrolled my kids in numerous camps. It is clear to me that Evan understands kids, their varying needs, and the needs of parents. He is flexible while decisive, creative, and knowledgeable. He and all his awesome counselors were excited to see the kids everyday. Highly recommend it!
Erich W., Parent
"I have known Evan for just about 5 years and rarely have I ever met a person who so profoundly and deeply cares about providing the best possible experience for children. When we ran a summer camp together for the YMCA, he always endeavored to design age-appropriate fun activities for summer campers while simultaneously managing the logistics such as meals, equipment and supplies, as well coordinating all the field trips around the SF Bay Area.
In fact, I found that Evan's seemingly innate knowledge of his hometown SF to be his most endearing quality, and he always strove to weave his sense of home into his day-to-day interactions. Evan carries his passionate belief in reflective and restorative practices, as well as his sports background, with him wherever he goes. I believe he has found the sweet spot of balance between providing lots of fun and engaging activities while also providing space for children to just be themselves, doing just what they want, which oftentimes becomes just what they need."
‘I recommend City Kids because you get to go to a ton of fun places. You get to play tons and tons of fun games like Dodgeball. Evan and the counselors are very nice and funny. I can’t wait to go back next year.’
“I can’t wait to go back next year because Evan and the counselors are the best counselors I ever had.”
Camilla Y, 10
"City Kids is one of my favorite camps because you get to engage with other campers and camp counselors in fun and interesting ways. Even if you don't like walking, the places we walk to and take the bus to are cool and interesting. It's worth it! We also play fun games there like, capture the flag, tag, and dodge ball. If you are new and don't have any friends there, the counselors really help you find and make friends. Each day three campers are awarded Camper of the Day based on if you had good sportsmanship in a game we played or you were kind to someone that was new and had no friends. But the great thing is that every camper got that award during the week so no one was left out. And I also liked that the counselors always found something important to say about the campers. And, at the end of each week parents would bring food and we'd have a cookout. That was my favorite part! By that time, you definitely already had a friend."