2019 count me in

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 wanted is full, please email auction@careyschool.org to be put on a waitlist

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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!  Continental 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: Fri, 09/27/19
Hosts: Jill & Sean Melvin, Katie & Kyle Morgenroth, Melita & Thad Jampol, Jennifer & Young Chung, Amy & Peter Radovich, Mina & Nathan Fisher, Sonali Agrawal & Sawan Deshpande, Vierra Wong & Tim Choy, Dana & Ido Sakal, Yunnie Lee & Jason Kwok, Julie & Vijay Murthy, Gillian Garrett & Jeff Maltz


Carey-Oke Night
Mina and Nathan Fishers' home in San Mateo
Rock out with your Carey pals at our second annual karaoke night! We'll have a private space with a full karaoke system and bar at the Fisher's San Mateo home, a professional DJ to keep the tunes moving, delicious nibbles, and plenty of liquid courage flowing all night.

Cost: $100 per person
Date: Sat, 02/1/20
Hosts: Mina & Nathan Fisher, Jennifer & Young Chung, Natasha & Sheldon Salins, Esther & Derek Shek, Suyun & Eric Kim, Teri & Zev Handelman

Carey School Sleepover
Hall of Feathers
Join the party, join the fun at the 14th 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: $95 per child
Date: Fri, 10/18/19
Hosts: Lorri & Alex Dyner, Sonali Agrawal & Sawan Deshpande, Jasmine Bhuva & Jake Bauer, Gillian Garrett & Jeff Maltz, Steven & Elizabeth Seem, Esther & Derek Shek, Kaye & James Slavet, Joyce & Ryan Chow, Kelley & Aaron Kinney, Jennifer & Jeff Gold


Osterlohs' house
Last year's event was c-c-c-cold, so this year - embrace winter in September at (Sn)oasis!  Think après, without the ski - we'll enjoy free-flowing champagne and cocktails, roast s'mores over a fire, have a (faux) snowball fight and other wintry games, and of course feast on tasty bites.  Bring your down parkas and boots, and party like it's January in Helsinki!      

Cost: $100 per person
Date: Sat, 09/14/19
Hosts: Erica & Matt McMullen, Melinda & Rick Osterloh, Mimi & Doug Jones, Courtney & John Nicoletti, Nina & Jack Herndon


Whiskey Wonderland
Op den Kamps' home in San Mateo
Come enjoy an introduction to the wonderful world of whiskey. This event is for Carey parents who want to explore something new in a relaxed atmosphere. We will start with a champagne toast and then let you explore different types of whiskey through the ages and try different ways to drink it: cocktails, neat, on the rocks, etc. The event provides food pairings. For the experienced whiskey drinker we will be opening some special bottles.

Cost: $100 per person
Date: Fri, 10/4/19
Hosts: Deborah & Frans Op den Kamp, Melita & Thad Jampol, Ajit & Resham Bharwani


Carolands Holiday Opera Night
Carolands Chateau
Celebrate the holidays with a festive intimate evening at the historic Carolands Chateau for a special operatic performance by the Carey community's very own Marnie Breckenridge (Loomis). Enjoy cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and conversations with the Carolands docents before we gather to hear Marnie sing in this stunning California Historical Landmark decorated in its holiday finest. Marnie will perform a few holiday songs 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 Chronicle describes her voice as "clear, pure singing," while Opera Magazine deemed her "simply terrific."  This is a rare and special opportunity to experience one of the most celebrated sopranos in a breathtaking setting close to home, deemed “one of the great architectural masterpieces in America.”  Mark your calendars for the holiday party of the year – you will not want to miss this unique Carey community event!

Cost: $150 per person
Date: Thu, 12/12/19
Hosts: Kim Pepper, Jennifer Chung, Kaye Slavet, Melinda Osterloh, Andrea Irvin, Karina Dykes, Laurie Zander, Allison Keenan, Lindsay Folk, Victoria Culas, Natasha Salins, Suyun Kim, Nina Herndon, Heather Melvin, Danielle Kling, Christina O'Neill, Julie Lee, Moira Baum, Lindsey Ramsay


3rd 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! 

Cost: $25 per person
Date: Fri, 03/27/20
Hosts: Amy & Peter Radovich, Yoonsung &Jason Ting, Sunita Parbhu & Murthy Nukala, Elaine Cheung & Don Low, Yunnie Lee & Jason Kwok, Molly Walker & Mark Cox


Carey Golf Scramble
Green Hills Country Club
Calling all golf enthusiasts (and non-golfers) to the 1st 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!  Let's hit the links and have some fun!

Cost: $100 per person
Date: Sat, 05/18/19
Hosts: Kelly & Mike Markson, Julie & Albert Lee, Mimi & Doug Jones, Claudia & Sundance Banks


Dance Party for Kids
Hall of Feathers
Hey, Carey Kids!  Ready to get your groove on? Lets 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 for the whole family!

Cost: $25 per child
Date: Fri, 01/10/20
Hosts: Claudia Dierkes-Banks, Lorri Dyner, Elizabeth Devan, Jamie Hwang and Stacy Kim


Holiday Wreath Making
Herndon or Ramsay's home
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).

Cost: $100 per person
Date: Fri, 12/6/19
Hosts: Nina Herndon, Nicole Lenihan, Amy Vinther, Lorri Dyner, Katrina Sitter, Lindsay Ramsay and Heather Melvin


7th Annual Rib Fest and Craft IPA Beer Tasting
Rhee House
Join the master chef dads as they cook up ribs 3 ways: Dad's secret recipe BBQ pork ribs by Justin Vitale, World renowned Korean BBQ beef short ribs by Jason Rhee and Texas-style beef ribs by Adam Schwartz. This year we're happy to add a vegetarian option for any attendees - just ask! But wait...as amazing as that is, it gets even better: We'll also be sampling an awesome selection of some of the finest craft IPAs available to wash down the ribs.
Cost: $125 per person
Date: Sun, 06/2/19
Hosts: Jason Rhee. Adam Schwartz, Justin Vitale


Movie Night at Carey
Hall of Feathers
TGIF is the name of the game here at this kids-oriented cinematic event complete with pizza & salads, popcorn & snacks, lemonade & beer, and -- of course -- a lively, fun-for-all-ages, big-screen movie! Kids enjoy the movie while parents join in cinema watching or have fun mingling with other Carey families.  Circle the date and join us for this not-to-be-missed Carey tradition.
Cost: $25 per person
Date: Fri, 03/6/20
Hosts: Julie Lee, Janina Dong, Marcie Low-Toy, Karina Dykes


Barry's Bootcamp @ Carey
Barry's Bootcamp Burlingame
Please joint Carey Parents Ajit Bharwani and Raj Kapoor as we takeover the studio and host a class at the hot new Barry’s Bootcamp group exercise class in Burlingame.  This experience will include an immersive high energy Barry’s workout (including Raj and Ajit participating and cheering us on) as well as post workout champagne, non alcoholic drinks,  and healthy snacks for us to mingle and celebrate the achievement!  Barry’s workouts are based on treadmill and free weights and are open to all fitness levels as you can go as hard or easy as you desire. This event is open to non-Carey guests, so feel free to buy tickets for your friends and invite them to join you for a workout!

Cost: $40 per person
Date: Sun, 06/2/19
Hosts: Raj Kapoor, Ajit Bharwani


Pumpkin Decorating Party
Colaco's home in Burlingame
Bring your little goblins and witches to the Colacos', where they will create their own sparkly or spooky pumpkins! Paints, pumpkins, craft materials included, as well as a surprise show! Food for kids and snacks and adult beverages provided.

Cost: $35 per person
Date: Sat, 10/12/19
Hosts: Yi-Wyn & Martin Colaco, Victoria Culas & Vierra Wong


Winemaker Salon
Sekhar's home
Winemaker Salon is the perfect evening for people who love wine. Join Carey parent and award-winning winemaker, Shalini Sekhar, at the Sekhar home for an evening of wine tasting and perfectly paired bites! Shalini will guide you through her wines, how they are made, and answer all your winemaking questions. Our chef will talk about how each food pairing was intended to compliment the wine. This is an intimate experience and a rare opportunity to discover new wines, get access to early releases, meet the winemaker, and mingle with other Carey wine lovers!

Cost: $100 per person
Date: Sat, 05/11/19
Hosts: Shalini & Rama Sekhar, Resham & Ajit Bharwani, Esther & Derek Shek