2020 count me in events

Count Me Ins are group participation events hosted by Carey families. Hosts donate their time and the cost of running the event, and participating families have a super fun time hanging with other awesome people from the Carey community. All proceeds benefit the students and staff of the Carey School.  

If, on the registration page, the event you want is full, please email auction@careyschool.org to be put on a waitlist.

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Carey Golf Scramble
Green Hills Country Club
Calling all golf enthusiasts (and non-golfers) to the 2nd Carey golf scramble! We will have a 9 hole scramble with a shotgun start at Green Hills CC followed by drinks and apps! Golfers will be paired, so that NO golf experience is necessary and the best ball wins! This event is for adults only. Let's hit the links and have some fun!

Cost: $150 per person
Date: Saturday, 9/5/20, 2pm - 6pm
Hosts: Kelly & Mike Markson, Julie & Albert Lee, Mimi & Doug Jones, Claudia & Sundance Banks

Tacos and Tequila

The Kilar Residence in Hillsborough

Tacos, tequila, and the all-star Carey parents band, UB50, make for a fabulous Saturday night! Join us for a fun-filled fiesta at the home of Jamie & Jason Kilar to catch up with Carey friends and make some new ones as we kick off the Fall season. Note: This event is for adults only.

Cost: $100 per person
Date: A Saturday in Sept/Oct TBD
Hosts: Jamie & Jason Kilar, Kelly & Mike Markson, Mimi & Doug Jones, Esther & Derek Shek, Marcie Low-Toy & Don Low, Erica & Matthew McMullen, and Jean & Albert Chiang. UB50 members: Raj Kapoor, Kristy Cowan, Jimmy Cowan, Kevin Lam, John Nicoletti, Ant van Rensburg, and Rahul Verma

Whiskey Wonderland
Op den Kamp Residence in San Mateo
Come enjoy a masterfully curated whiskey tasting from one of the best private whiskey collections in the country. Maybe you're new to the world of whiskey, or perhaps your palette has been cultivated over years of attending Whiskey Wonderland. Regardless, all are welcome to enjoy great pours in a relaxed atmosphere! We will explore different types of whiskey through the ages and try different ways to drink it: cocktails, neat, on the rocks, etc. This event includes food pairings. For the experienced whiskey drinker we will be opening some special bottles.

Cost: $125 per person

Date: 10/2/20, 6pm - 10pm
Hosts: Deborah & Frans Op den Kamp, Melita & Thad Jampol, Ajit & Resham Bharwani

Carey Goes Camping
Huddart Park, Toyon Camping Area
Pitch a tent (or get some help pitching a tent!), tell ghost stories, and gaze at the stars! Be one of the 20 families to sign up for a fun night of camping with Carey friends. The campground is reserved entirely for The Carey School. The event includes catered dinner, s'mores, and lots of outdoor fun! Coffee and breakfast is provided the next morning before breaking camp. This is an ideal camping experience for young children and the catering makes it easy on the adults. No previous camping experience is necessary. Park fee ($6) not included. Limited to 20 families.
Cost: $270 per family
Date: Saturday, 10/3/20, Afternoon arrival, Sunday morning departure
Hosts: Katie & Kyle Morgenroth, Hava & Raziel Ungar, Vierra Wong & Tim Choy, Yi-Wyn & Martin Colaco, Yunnie Lee & Jason Kwok, Julie & Vijay Murthy, Savinay Berry & Rashi Chowdhry, Sonali Agrawal & Sawan Deshpande, Esther & Derek Shek, Natasha Taylor & Ant van Rensburg, Jasmine Bhuva & Jake Bauer, Kevin Busque, Diana & Chuck Williams

Carey Family Square Dance

A Home Down on the Range (in Hillsborough)

Dust off your cowboy boots and mosey on over for the Carey Family Square Dance and BBQ. We’ll hoot and holler the evening away with live music, dancing, games, and a gravytrain with all the fixins. Bring your little whipper snappers to join in the hoedown under the California stars!

Cost: $45 per person

Date: Saturday, 10/17/20, 4:30pm - 7pm *weather permitting*
Hosts: Dierkes-Banks, Dyner, Ramsay, Folk, Irvin, Osterloh, Slavet, Baum, Zander, Herndon, and Pepper Families


Carey School Sleepover

Hall of Feathers
Join the fun at the 15th Annual Carey School Sleepover! Drop off your children at school Friday evening and pick them up the next morning. Your hosts will chaperone the kids and provide dinner, fun activities, snacks, movies and breakfast. Your child should bring a sleeping bag or other bedding, a warm jacket for evening games, a flashlight, comfy sleepwear, toothbrush, and any other overnight essentials. This event is the place to be, and the experience is truly priceless.

Cost: $100 per person
Date: Friday, 10/23/20, 6pm - 8:30am
Hosts: Stephanie & Shaun Duncan, Courtney & John Nicoletti

The Great Pumpkin Decorating Party

Colaco Residence in Burlingame
Watch your little artists design spooktacular pumpkins and catch an amazing magic show while pumpkins dry. Special prizes for best-decorated pumpkins! Pumpkins and craft materials included. Dinner for kids and homemade apps and adult beverages provided at this family-friendly event! Please purchase one ticket per child.

Cost: $65 per child

Date: Saturday, 10/24/20, 3pm - 6pm
Hosts: Yi-Wyn & Martin Colaco, Victoria Culas, Vierra Wong


4th Annual Bingo Night

Hall of Feathers
Join us for a night of old-fashioned family fun, featuring Bingo! Plenty of prizes, food, and drinks (kid and adult) put the emphasis on F-U-N! Please purchase one ticket per person.
Cost: $25 per person
Date: Friday, 11/6/20, 4:30pm - 8pm
Hosts: Amy & Peter Radovich, Yoonsung & Jason Ting, Sunita Parbhu & Murthy Nukala, Elaine Cheung & Don Low, Yunnie Lee & Jason Kwok, Molly Walker & Mark Cox


Let the Good Times Roll!

Devan Residence in San Mateo

Do your kids love sushi hand rolls and wish they could learn to make them at home? We can help! Please drop your child off (what?!? Babysitting included?!) to this fun event. Your child will learn to make hand rolls (traditional Japanese style at home) and have dinner with old/new friends! Note: This will be a gluten and nut-free event. We can also accommodate soy, egg, and dairy allergies.

Cost: $30 per child

Date: Sunday, 11/15/20, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Hosts: Elizabeth Devan, Maiko Ezawa, Marianne Moon, Sharon Yahya


Holiday Wreath Making
Ramsay Residence in Hillsborough

Begin your holidays in style! Join us as we craft vibrant holiday-themed wreaths using seasonal branches, leaves, foliage, and flowers. We will also make time for food, drink and friends! You will be sure to take home a beautiful and unique wreath to set on your holiday table or hang on your door. This is an adults-only event on a weekday morning.

Cost: $100 per person
Date: Friday, 12/4/2020, morning
Hosts: Nina Herndon, Lindsay Ramsay, Nicole Lenihan, Amy Vinther, Lorri Dyner, Heather Melvin


Dance Party for Kids
Hall of Feathers
Hey, Carey Kids! Ready to get your groove on? Let's boogie our winter blues away at our very own Carey Dance Party! We’ve booked the one and only DJ X to get our feet moving. Just imagine: disco lights, fog machines, and all the latest dance hits - we’ll pack the dance floor and make some memories! We’ll have glow sticks and treats to keep the party moving. An unforgettable evening! This is a kids-only event.

Cost: $25 per child

Date: Friday, 1/22/21, 5pm - 7pm
Hosts: Leah Solivan, Melita Jampol, Stephanie Duncan, Resham Bharwani


Carey-Oke Night
Fisher Residence in San Mateo

Rock out with your Carey pals at our third annual karaoke night! We'll have a private space with a full karaoke system and bar at the Fishers' San Mateo home, a professional DJ to keep the tunes moving, delicious nibbles, and plenty of liquid courage flowing all night. This is an adults-only event.

Cost: $100 per person
Date: Saturday, 1/30/21, 7pm - 11pm
Hosts: Mina & Nathan Fisher, Jennifer & Young Chung, Natasha & Sheldon Salins, Esther & Derek Shek, Suyun & Eric Kim, Teri & Zev Handelman


Be Mine, Valentine: A Night at the Opera Starring Marnie Breckenridge

Narang Residence in Hillsborough

This Valentine’s, treat yourself to an unforgettable night out. Enjoy a special operatic performance from Carey’s own Marnie Breckenridge (Loomis), in a beautiful and intimate estate setting. Marnie will perform a custom selection including famous love songs and arias, and will share an “insider’s view” into the world of opera. Marnie is a highly acclaimed soprano, traveling the globe to sing with some of the world’s most esteemed opera companies. The Chicago Tribune proclaimed that she “achiev[es] both lyrical poignancy and dramatic power,” the San Francisco Chronical describes her voice as “clear, pure singing,” while Opera Magazine deemed her “simply terrific.”
Come for the performance and stay for the treats. No Valentine’s is complete without something sweet. Enjoy sparkling conversation, mouth-watering desserts, and post-dinner bites in the hosted bar room or under the stars. You might also find one or two surprises throughout the night. Let’s make this Valentine’s celebration truly one-of-a kind.
Cost: $130 per person

Date: Thursday, 2/11/21, 8pm - 11pm
Hosts: Neha & Sameer Narang, Emily & Yung Chen, Jennifer & Young Chung, Suyun & Eric Kim, Julie & Albert Lee, Suzanne & Rich Liu, Lindsay & Alex Ramsay, Natasha & Sheldon Salins, Leah Solivan & Michael Breyer