Golestan  Summer Camp

 Our summer camp is a Persian language immersion program that includes a mix of challenging physical, creative, and hands-on activities for children and youth aged 6-15 in a beautiful and nurturing environment. The students spend time outdoors every day at our beautiful new campus. Over the course of a week the students engage in hands-on activities with each week having a specific focus. Weekly themes include exploring tiles and mosaics, woodwork and carpentry, textiles and felting, cooking and much much more!
Each day follows a routine with time allocated for outdoor play and physical activities, hands-on projects centered around the week’s theme, quiet meditative time, and free choice. Our campers eat two snack and a delicious lunch prepared in house by our chef every day! To read more about our food philosophy, click HERE.
Just like our year-round students, campers are immersed in our guiding principles: Curiosity, Confidence, Generosity, Kindness, Community, Compassion, Dignity, Integrity, responsibility, and Altruism. As always, these values are threaded into all of our students’ experiences and activities. (Please scroll down for photos of our previous summer camps.)


Language: Instruction in the summer camp program is entirely in Persian. Students attending after school have 80% to %100 comprehension of spoken Persian and can speak Persian at different levels of fluency (from basic to advanced).


Summer camp is for children and youth from six to fifteen years of age.  *All campers must have completed Kindergarten to participate.  Sorry, we do not have a summer camp for preschool aged children at this time.

Our first week of summer camp starts on Monday, June 22. Camp runs for 9 weeks and ends on Friday August 21th.

Enrollment is weekly.  You can enroll from one to all nine weeks (space permitting) – enrollment for multiple weeks is encouraged for greater language fluency.

Weekly themes will be customized based on the cohort of students enrolled each week, with two to three stations running simultaneously that will include an array of diverse interests: woodworking, art, STEAM, soccer, textiles, gardening, games, cooking etc.

Camp will operate M-F, 9am – 3pm, with the option to register for early drop off and late pickup (8am and 5:30pm, respectively).

Your child’s schedule will be (roughly) as follows:
8:50-9:00 Drop off (unless you signed up for early drop off at 8:00)
9:00-9:30 Welcome/Circle time
9:30-11:30 Project* 
11:30-12:30 Outdoor play
12:30-1:15 Lunch
1:15-2:30 Backyard Sports and Stations
2:30-3:00 Snack/Pickup


9am – 3pm – $490/week (includes lunch and 2 snacks)
9am – 5:30pm – $570/week (includes lunch and 3 snacks)

(8:00 am drop off +$70/week)


We are working on our summer camp enrollment under the new Covid19 guidelines. If you are interested in enrolling your child in summer camp please email us at admin@golestankids.com

Drop off and pick up locations

Golestan’s new campus
320 San Carlos Avenue,
El Cerrito CA 94530