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San Francisco Camps at San Jose State University

With so many places to see, you won’t know where to start exploring!

Located on the San Francisco Peninsula, the city separates San Francisco Bay from the Pacific Ocean, and even though the weather is slightly unpredictable in the area, it certainly introduces you to the exciting California lifestyle. San Francisco is also the perfect starting point to discover the rest of the West Coast. Take a day trip to Sacramento, view the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, or even a drive down the scenic Highway 1 making your way all the way to Los Angeles.

  Campus Features

Tamwood’s summer camp is located at the San Jose State University, located in Silicon Valley and close to the city. The campus is modern and clean with excellent facilities that include a gym, a swimming pool, sports fields, auditorium, and computer labs. It is made up of approximately 55 buildings situated on a rectangular, 154-acre area. The campus is safe for young people and easy access to the best attractions in the city.

Campers attending the Tamwood Summer Camp will do a variety of structured, cultural, recreational, social, and sightseeing activities each week. These activities, events, and excursions can be grouped into four categories—Day Time (Creative, Sports, Teambuilding, or STEAM), Evening, Excursions, and Optional.

Please refer to our weekly schedules for the Whistler Camp to see which activities and excursions are offered each week.

  Student Fitness

While staying at the SJSU campus, campers will have access to the following:
San Jose State Recreation Facilities: Sports fields, tennis courts, and gym
San Jose Student Centre: Food court, campus and bowling alley

  Campus Eats

All meals are served at SJSU cafeteria located close to the residence in De Neve. Residential campers receive 3 hot meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner). Meals include 1 main, 2 sides, dessert, and a drink (ex. Chicken, Fries, Salad, Cookie, and Juice). Homestay or self-arranged campers receive only lunch. A lunch box meal or restaurant meal are provided on full-day excursions for all campers.


The San Jose State University residence has 1-2 beds per room with shared washroom facilities. Campers will share a room with another camper of the same age from another country.

There will be around the clock care by Tamwood live-in staff and campus security. Security key cards are required for entry to the building and to the student rooms.

Laundry service is provided once per week (included in the camp fee).

Contact Information

This is a seasonal office (typically open from late-June to mid-August). For inquiries or to reach a camp director, please contact our head office at +1 (604) 899-4480 or toll-free at +1 (866) 533-0123.

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City Attractions

Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge

The bright red suspension bridge connecting San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Bay is certainly one of the most internationally recognized landmarks of San Francisco and California. It is also quite possibly the most photographed bridge in the world and you shouldn’t miss out on the perfect shot from Golden Gate Overlook. Other popular viewpoints include Fort Point National Historic Site, Baker Beach for a stunning sunset setting, and Crissy Field for the beautiful background during your afternoon stroll. If you are ready for a little bit of exercise, rent a bike and scale the arch yourself!


Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz Island, located 2km offshore from San Francisco is most notably known as an inescapable prison. Its operation history spanning from 1934 to 1963 makes for thrilling stories about what happened behind the thick stone walls and the Bay waters surrounding it. Originally developed to simply accommodate a lighthouse, over the years Alcatraz has served as a military fortification, military and federal prison, and even as an occupation site for a group of Native Americans. Book a tour of the island and don’t miss out on the interesting Ranger walks offered every day.

Cable Cars

Cable Cars

Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to ride on a national historic landmark? Look no further! Hop onboard one of San Francisco’s iconic cable cars and hold on while hanging over the ledge. The San Francisco cable cars are the world’s last manually operated tram system and provide a unique way to discover the city’s diverse districts. The three existing lines connect various famous SF sights, such as Fisherman’s Warf, Union Square, Ferry Building, and even Lombard Street. Enjoy the ride!

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