Lift off!

Dear CAP Berkeley Summerfuel Family and Friends,

I’m happy to say that our campers have arrived safely and they have already begun to embark on what is bound to be a memorable two weeks of learning, personal growth, friendship, and fun! Classes and major activities kick off Monday.  Despite jet lag and fatigue, our campers have been in top form.  You can stay updated on all of our camp happenings on the Summerfuel snapchat and right here on the CAP Berkeley blog. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to email or give us a call at 646.465.2940 between 9am and 9pm PST.

Warm Regards,

Amani, Director

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Our beautiful home for the next two weeks

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Our first arrivals! So excited to have Jackie, Isis, and Ryan with us.

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Maia, Matteo and Susanna hang in the airport while we wait for more Summerfuelers

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In route to UC Berkeley from SFO

After orientation, we played some ice breakers to get to know everyone. Jake was our winner for Human Bingo!

After orientation, we played some ice breakers to get to know everyone. Jake was our winner for Human Bingo!

Goodnight Berkeley...

Goodnight Berkeley…

Welcome to Sunny California!

It’s already been a full couple of days!! 48 students arrived to the beautiful Stanford University campus last night, participated in a whole group icebreaker activity on the mall, met with their RA (Resident Advisor) group, and successfully navigated the residence hall! This morning students met for breakfast in Florence Moore (Flo Mo!), attended their first class, participated in a campus-wide scavenger hunt, completed orientation, and hung out on our basketball court for an ice cream social!

We are very happy to have all of these AMAZING students with us for 3 weeks!

Stanford Team

Arrivals and Day 1

27850546752_d2765f020f_o27917804256_be76fe4f70_o27850629332_94331b8ff3_oThings have been non-stop here! Yesterday we got all 127 students here with only one lost bag. You could see the excitement, but also the jetlag, on everyone’s faces. The students met their RAs that will be looking after their safety and happiness for the summer, and the groups all started to bond.

Today we played lots of icebreakers and team-building activities, as well as went on a campus tour to see some of the main sites of Berkeley. The campus is beautiful and we are lucky to spend the summer here. Later, everyone went to their first class and met one of their teachers they will have this summer. Classes were a great success, but students can change classes through Thursday if need be, and workshops through Friday. It’s really special to see all the friendships forming, and in four short weeks they will be very attached to their Summerfuel friends. But we have plenty to do before then! Plenty more updates to come soon! Greetings from California!

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Anxiously awaiting students!

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Hello Summerfuel friends and family!

Our students are all arriving here at Berkeley and we could not be more excited to finally meet them. We have had a great week with the staff, getting everything prepared for the students, and we know this summer will be another smashing success. We have 13 thoughtful RAs and 5 Senior Staff members to take care of our 128 students for the four weeks they are here with us.

We are staying in the Foothill dorms on the Berkeley campus, and we are so lucky to have such amazing views of the bay and San Francisco across the bay. We have already sampled the dining hall  food and it is so delicious and the weather has been beautiful as well.

If you need to contact us, our Summerfuel office phone number is +1 (646) 468-7462. This office will be open from 8:30am-11:oopm daily, California time. Our students can also receive mail here this summer, if sent to:

                                                           STUDENT NAME

                                                            ℅ Summerfuel

                                                           Foothill Residence Halls

                                                           2700 Hearst Ave.

                                                           Berkeley, CA 94720-2292 USA

We can’t wait for it all to begin tomorrow! We know this will be the summer of their lives!

 

Best wishes from your Senior Staff team,

Willem, Alicia, Danny, Dave, and Shaleena