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The LEAF Academy program is for middle school kids ages 10–13 in the San Francisco Bay Area with teachers from Presidio Hill School, Edison Charter School and beyond!
LEAF at a Glance
Tree Frog Treks
2112 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
Session I: July 11th — July 22nd
10 days – (Monday–Friday) from 8:30 am–4:30 pm
Age Group – Middle Schoolers (New LEAFers ages 10–13) (Alums ages 13–17)
Group Size – 1:10 adult-to-child ratio for high caliber instruction
Food – Healthy snacks included, please bring your lunch
Field-Trip Transportation – Provided via school bus, public transportation, and walking
Top 5 Reasons Parents and Kids Love Summer LEAF Academy:
- Two vital ecological courses, back to back.
- Compelling and inspirational field trip experiences.
- An amazing staff — with teachers and staff specially trained in LEAF Academy curriculum.
- Group projects that boost confidence for designing and implementing solutions.
- Fun with new friends for the school year and beyond!
The Meaning of LEAF
At LEAF, today’s youth are empowered with the right tools and social skills to share environmental concepts effectively.
Each unit provides a deep understanding of natural systems, scientific principles, and vocabulary.
Students get valuable exposure to experts in the field and hands-on experiences designed to enhance their perspectives on ecology.
Our unique adventures help kids form natural friendship bonds, team building, and strong communities!
For Rising 6th – 8th Graders
At the LEAF Academy, we’re passionate about helping kids develop a deeper understanding of and appreciation for ecology. That’s why we offer a dynamic ten-day summer program designed to inspire your child to help make the world a better place.
We believe kids learn best by doing, therefore every day at LEAF consists of authentic, hands-on fieldwork. Our campers interact with amazing scientists, engineers, and other professionals whose work helps make our planet more sustainable. We travel to both urban and natural sites, allowing kids to experience first-hand the wonders of nature and how interconnected it is to their lives. They come back profoundly motivated by what they’ve learned and ready to make a difference!
2013 — 2016