Though the summer camp relies on four credentialed teachers to guide instructional activities, the children are also supported by two-dozen teenagers designated as "counselors in training," some of whom attended the camp program in prior years, according to Bullis parent and camp co-founder Grace Yang.
Among the activities this week, camp attendees were scheduled to go on field trips to Google's tech campus and the Los Altos History Museum. The camp has also partnered up with the San Francisco 49ers Education Foundation for fitness- and nutrition-focused activities during one of the days.
Most of the funding for the camp comes from philanthropic organizations, the charter school's parent association and small individual donations. Counselors in training also pay a tuition fee.
Though not directly related to the camp, the charter school also works with Foothill College on a six-week Stretch to Kindergarten program, aimed at preparing the children of underserved families for kindergarten free of charge. Yang said the charter school is exploring opening another charter school as soon as fall of 2019.
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