If the kids are driving you nuts while they're out of school, why not drop them off at A Curious Summer? The workshops are run by the Studio for Urban Projects and taught by an alternative education instructor from Berkeley, and they seek to "induce wonder and spark enthusiasm for the everyday world around us," featuring "free play, tinkering, and imagination." San Francisco can be a tough place to be a kid sometimes, but projects like this make it awesome.
Past workshops involved cameras obscura, trips to Ocean Beach to play with magnetic sand, and urban farming. Upcoming experiences focus on constructing effective shelter, and urban planning via cardboard (featuring guest-artists from The Cardboard Institute of Technology.)
So. Very. Cool.
· A Curious Summer [Studio for Urban Projects]