"I recommend Camp Marco Polo regularly. It is easily my children's favorite camp. The fun of it is equal to the creativity and educational value. My kids have been attending for several years and never get tired of it. I can't recommend it enough as an alternative to the ubiquitous sports and computer camps." "My son loved his first week at this camp so much we signed him up for the rest of the summer. Cannot recommend it enough!"

"What excited me about Camp Marco Polo was the combination of activities and experiences that kids are exposed to in learning about culture, history, sciences, arts and crafts, and much more in an environment that is nurturing away from home. How I envy our kids and wish there were a Camp Marco Polo for grownups too."

"My son Justin participated in Camp Marco Polo a couple summers ago and absolutely loved it! He was already a history fan when he joined the camp, but re-living the silk road era with all the hands-on activities and lively performances opened up his eyes and mind in a whole new way. He came out as an even bigger fan of all things history, and he can't wait to return as a junior counselor this year. "

"Camp Marco Polo is a wonderful camp! Both my daughters attended in summer 2015, and both had a fantastic time. There is a wonderful variety of activities including drama, arts and crafts, dance, and language arts. The week culminated in a marketplace where kids sell the items they made during the week. My girls still practice bargaining in Turkish, months later. This is the ONLY camp that my younger daughter has ever enjoyed. The small size, intimate atmosphere, and skill of the director and staff all provide a very special, unique opportunity."

"Your camp looks truly exciting from what I read online and saw at your Open House during Spring Break I think its a unique camp experience, especially for my kids who love history They were very enthused."                 

"I know you have put your heart and soul into developing the program. Both kids loved your open house. They loved the puppet making, trying on different hats, listening to stories and music. We have signed up. Looking forward to an exciting summer."

"Amazing camp, our son was absolutely happy, like really really happy, given how he would talk about it non-stop every day. Unfortunately, we signed him up only for one week (we decided to give it a try first). I want to say big THANK YOU to Sheila and all other instructors, who went extra mile to make it an unforgettable experience. We are coming back :-)"

"It looks like a wonderful program - I visited your booth at the Cubberley Camp Fair last weekend,and just signed up our son." "Camp Marco Polo is excellent. I work full time and was looking for a camp for my son that wasn't all about sports or science. Camp Marco Polo was perfect for him. He loved all of the activities, and particularly enjoyed the ones that involved being a merchant and selling or trading your wares. A really unique and fun experience."




"Sheila is a passionate and creative person who grounds her projects with integrity, sound logic, executive details and a receptive mind-set ushering continuous progress. Highly recommended!"

- Grace Tsai, at LeapFrog

"Sheila is a true "out of the box" thinker who came up with some outstanding creative solutions for our project. She was always a gracious and supportive colleague who was a pleasure to work with while consistently making terrific contributions. I highly recommend Sheila. You will not be disappointed!"

-Ellen Brodsky, at The Learning Company


"Sheila is a very focused and creative thinker. Her ideas regarding product development were inspired and resulted in award winning products. Her research skills and her vast network of friends and colleagues in industry leadership positions make her an invaluable asset to any organization."

-Gretchen Perkins, at LeapFrog




"Working with Sheila was a blessing as she was able to translate many complex ideas into a solid learning tool for kids. From the start, she was passionate about a first time collaboration with the LeapFrog International Division. Without existing guidelines, she could navigate through all the local experts feedbacks and make the right educational decisions. At the end she pleased teams, and kids around the world with a unique Picture Dictionary! I am proud of our collaboration!"

-Laura Garnier, at LeapFrog, International

“Ballet Afsaneh is the top tier of Bay Area world dance.”

- Allan Ulrich, 

Voice of Dance















The children thought it was positively magical! They attended to the story and were eager puppeteers of their own . . . Doing shadow puppets using a high-quality children’s picture book worked beautifully.”

Sandra Malmquist
Program Director
Connecticut Children’s Museum



  "Daniel is amazing! His Shadow Puppet Workshop is fun, educational, interactive and engaging for kids of all ages. From the moment he began, Daniel captivated families as they learned about the art of puppetry and how stories can come alive behind a shadow screen. The kids were delighted with the hands-on activities and put on a collective show with the puppets they made. The workshop was a hit and I can't wait to have Daniel again."

Vivien Braly
Program Coordinator
PJ Library of the San Francisco Bay Area







 "The kids loved the Fairytale Players! The plays were great because they were funny- [the kids] were connected to the actors and stories.  They were all talking about it afterward.”

- San Francisco Day School