2022 Bay Area Summer Camps (2022)

Here are some virtual and in-person options for Bay Area families. Check back for updates.

In-person camps:

Adventure Day Camp: June 6-Aug. 5. Ages 3-15. Donald Rheem Elementary, Moraga; Joaquin Moraga Middle School, Moraga; Dorris-Eaton School, San Ramon. This camp offers activities that strengthen teamwork skills, bolster confidence and develop self-esteem. adventuredaycamp.com/

AYM Leadership Camp: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 13-16, 1275 Harbor Bay Parkway, Alameda. This summer enrichment program is hosted by UC Berkeley alumni and college students providing high school students with college prep help, coding workshops, community service opportunities, leadership training and Christian worldview topics. $75-$250. areayouth.org/summercamp

BADM Discovery Camp: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 20-Aug. 22. Ages 4-14. Bay Area Discovery Museum, Fort Baker, 557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito. Campers will explore activities such as outdoor exploration, art, tinkering, natural science and more. BADM.org/camps

Bird School of Music Summer Camps: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. full day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. half day, June 6-Aug. 26. 1924 Polk St., San Francisco. Grades 2-9. These week-long music camps are designed for beginners through advanced musicians, who will write and record a song and make a music video. $450-$650. bird-sf.com/camps

Camp Captivate: June 13-July 15. Ages 5-13. San Jose, Mountain View and Santa Clara. This camp offers one-week science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.) camps. campcaptivate.com/

Camp Imagineerz: June 13-July 29. Grades K-12. Los Altos and Palo Alto. Themes include maker space, theater arts and outdoor fun that help children face challenges with creativity, confidence and resilience. imagineerz-learning.com

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Camp Shalom: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (extended care option 4-6 p.m.) June 13-Aug. 5. 18 months to 16 years. 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos. Each session is filled with swimming and sports, creativity, crafts, dance and music. Prices vary. campshalomjcc.org/

Cinderella Kitty Cat: 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. July 18-22, 1635 Park Ave, San Jose. Ages 4-8. A week-long kids camp that gives the classic tale of “Cinderella” a twist by setting it in a world populated exclusively by cats. Cinderella Kitty Cat leads children to purr, pounce, dance and meow their way, culminating in a performance for friends and families. $375. PlayfulPeople.org

Coastal Camp: June 13-Aug. 19. Grades K-9. NatureBridge at Golden Gate, 1033 Fort Cronkhite, Sausalito. Campers explore topics including marine biology, coastal ecology, conservation and cultural history. coastalcamp.org/

Code Galaxy Summer Camp: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. June 6-Aug. 5, virtual. Designed for kids to develop programming skills, courses include Scratch, Minecraft, Roblox, Python and web development. $199-$349. Code Galaxy: bit.ly/3J66t67

CuriOdyssey: June 13-Aug. 19. Grades K-4. 1651 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo. These summer programs provide an immersive science experience, outdoor learning and themes including Gadgets and Gizmos, Junior Keepers, Art Inventors, Nature Quest and Museum Medley. curiodyssey.org/activities/summer-camps-overview/

Design X: June 20-July 29. Ages 7-15. Los Altos. Students learn to take their ideas from concept to completion in a creative environment with courses in fashion, toy design, architecture and fashion-upcycling. designx.company.

Dollie & Me Summer Camp: June 20-22, 15200 Via Colina, Saratoga and June 27-29, Zoom. Enjoy afternoons full of crafts, activities and fun. $140-$200. Kit & sis: bit.ly/3LnReHk

Dragon Youth Theatre: June 13-August 12. Entering grades 1-12. Locations in Redwood City and San Jose. Students in Dragon’s performance boot camps and performance conservatories create showcases to perform on the last day of each camp session. dragonproductions.net/dragon-youth-theatre

Fly Your Kite Overnight Camp: June 11-18. Ages 7-13. Community of the Great Commission, 30303 Chicken Hawk Road, Foresthill. Activities will include zip lining, archery, boating, swimming, mountain biking and campfire fun. Transportation from the Bay Area included. $1,800. flyyourkitecamp.com/

(Video) STEM Summer Camps in the Bay area

Galileo Summer Camp: June 6-Aug. 12. Grades pre-K-10. Locations in Mill Valley/Tiburon, Silicon Valley, the East Bay, South Bay, Peninsula and San Francisco. Tailored by age-group, each of our STEAM-focused weeklong themes features engaging hands-on projects, outdoor games and an immersive environment crafted to capture the imagination. galileo-camps.com/galileo-online/

Hiller Aviation Museum’s Aviation Camp: Flight in Motion, June 13-Sept. 9. Ages 5-11. 601 Skyway Road, San Carlos. Explore the science of flight from airplanes and helicopters to balloons with hands-on experiments in aerodynamics and aviation weather, realistic flight simulation, model aircraft construction and encounters with real air vehicles. For children ages 5-11. www.hiller.org/aviation-camp/.

Kids’ Country Summer Camp: June 6-Aug. 5. Grades TK-6. Alamo, Danville and San Ramon. Campers will participate in art, theater, STEAM, game design and sports activities, outdoor adventures and a sleep-away with kayaking and campfires. www.kidscountry.org

Kidizens Build-a-city Lego Leadership Camps: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. daily, June through August. Ages 6-12. Los Altos and Belmont locations. Children work together and role play as young mayors to plan and build multiple LEGO cities of their dreams. $450-$999. thekidizens.com

Mike’s Paddle – Stand Up Paddle Board Camps: June 13-Aug. 12. Ages 6-16. Explore the San Francisco Bay from camps in Alameda and Redwood City, while learning to stand-up paddle board. Outdoor camps include full-day and half-day options. mikespaddle.com/pages/summer-camp

Movement Summer Camp: 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. June 7-9. A 3-day summer camp for ages 6-12. $162-$177. Also, kids and teen summer camps June 6-Aug. 10. Ages 6-17. $270-$375. 801 Martin Avenue Santa Clara. Kids develop confidence in themselves through rock climbing and other inclusive activities. Movement: bit.ly/35aOYDA

Movement Sunnyvale Kids and Teen Summer Camps: June 6-Aug. 10. Camps for ages 6-12 and 13-17. 815 Stewart Drive, Sunnyvale. Kids develop confidence in themselves through rock climbing and other inclusive activities. $270-$375. Movement gyms: bit.ly/3vpM0pC

Mystical Creatures and Magical Beings: 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. July 25-29, Historic Hoover Theater, 1635 Park Ave, San Jose. Ages 4-8. This week-long day camp invites kids to invent their own magical beings – mermaids, hippogriffs or other creatures – then perform on the final day of camp. $375. PlayfulPeople.org

Redwood City Youth Theatre: June through August. Grades 1-12. Redwood City. The youth education division of Dragon Theatre Productions Company (AKA “the Dragon”) will host multi-week in-person performance boot camps and theater conservatories. $873-$1440. dragon.vbotickets.com/events

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Steve & Kate’s Camp: Early June through late August, multiple Bay Area locations. Campers will enjoy performing arts, sewing, coding, RC cars, climbing wall, baking, sports, water play, pie throwing and more. steveandkatescamp.com.

Summer Shakespeare Camp: June 6-Aug. 5. Ages 7-18. Locations in San Francisco, the Peninsula, East Bay and South Bay. Campers delve deep into Shakespeare’s work through activities and games. https://bit.ly/3wpuhM6

Superpowered!: 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. July 11-15, Historic Hoover Theater, 1635 Park Ave, San Jose. Ages 4-8. This themed day camp week of character exploration and epic story writing concludes with an original skit to be performed for friends and families at the end of the week. PlayfulPeople.org

Robotics Summer Camp: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 6-Aug. 19. Locations in Santa Clara, San Jose and Fremont. Ages 6-14. Futurebytes Robotics and Coding Summer Camp includes robotics competition training. Kids will enjoy cool, fun and collaborative activities and games. $329 and up with a $15 discount. futurebytes.tech

Trackers Bay: June 13-Aug. 26. Grades K-12. Camp Herms, 1100 James Place, El Cerrito and Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, 1 Lawson Road, Kensington. Trackers Earth will teach outdoor skills including archery, fishing, wood carving and more. trackersbay.com/youth/summer-camps.php

Camp S’more: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 13-Aug. 19. Ages 5 and up. VillaSport, 1167 N. Capitol Ave., San Jose. Ten camp sessions offer options including games, sports, aquatics, art, nature and science. Villa Sport: bit.ly/3rKtmDE

Winnarainbow Day Camp: July 5-Aug. 14. Ages 7-17. 50350 Highway 101, Laytonville. The camp will be held in the forests of Mendocino County, where campers can enjoy a multitude of activities focused on the arts as well as time in nature, creating community and having fun. campwinnarainbow.org

YMCA Silicon Valley Day Camps: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. June through August, several locations. Learn about space, get creative in the kitchen, design your own fashion line, build robots or take center stage. All YMCA camps will offer your child the chance to get outside, eat healthy, make new friends and have an incredible summer. $261-$375. ymcasv.org

YoungWonks Coding and Engineering Camp: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. starting June 15, 6920 Koll Center Parkway, Suite 219, Pleasanton. Ages 8-18. Learn basic to advanced level computer science skills at this camp for kids and teens. $230-$650. youngwonks.com

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Online summer camps:

Camp Edmo: June through August. Grades pre-K to 12. Online and In-person camps on the Peninsula, South Bay, San Francisco, North Bay and East Bay. Featuring 30 unique themes, online coaching and aftercare. edmo.org/programs/summer-camps

CodewizardsHQ: May through August. Ages 8-18. Kids learn foundational programming concepts and serious coding skills – Scratch, Python, Java, Minecraft – in a fun way https://codewizardshq.com/summer/

Cooking Round the World Summer Camp: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 6-July 29. Ages 6-14. Offering children engaging, fun and delicious online classes, cooking demonstrations, cooking skills and a story. cookingroundtheworld.com

Education Francaise Bay Area French Camp: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 20-July 28. Ages 5-15. Classes will include dynamic and engaging activities, lively conversation and games, and supervised “télé-recré” (recreation) breaks. In-person camps available in San Francisco, Emeryville and Mountain View. bit.ly/3sw3yv3

iD Tech: June 13-Aug. 19. Ages 13-19. This summer program offers online private lessons and virtual tech camps on everything from coding and game development to robotics and design. In-person programs in Palo Alto, San Francisco, Santa Clara and Berkeley. idtech.com/virtual

KidzToPros: June 6-Aug. 19. Ages 4-18. STEM, Arts and Sports Summer Camps offer everything from robotics to arts, design, performing arts and a variety of sports. In-person camps throughout the Bay Area. KidzToPros: bit.ly/3p4j16R

Live Online Summer Camps from Varsity Tutors: 7:30-9:30 a.m. or 9:30-11:30 a.m., June 6-Aug. 29. Enrichment-based fun each weekday in subjects such as wildlife, animation, chess, space and meteorology. These live, interactive sessions are taught by celebrity instructors, like astronaut Leland Melvin, TV storm chaser, Reed Timmer, Animal Planet’s beloved Coyote Peterson, and TikTok animation star, Audrey Hopinks. Starts at $200 a week. varsitytutors.com

Dollie & Me Summer Camp in the City: July 8-9, The Westin St. Francis, 335 Powell St., San Francisco. Kids will enjoy a magical experience at this overnight camp filled with crafting, playtime, movies and gifts. Intended for children only, but parents are welcome to stay. $130+. Eventbrite: bit.ly/3bGsNbk

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2022 Bay Area Summer Camps? ›

Young Art
  • TeeterPal. The most fun outdoor and nature camp throughout the whole bay area at 10 different locations. ...
  • KidzToPros. ...
  • Camp Galileo. ...
  • Fly Your Kite Overnight Camp. ...
  • Kidizens. ...
  • CD's Art Studio.

How much does summer camp cost in the Bay Area? ›

Camp costs vary widely, but usually start at $200 per week per child and can exceed $1000 per week for specialty, overnight camps. The lowest cost camps tend to be offered by schools, city recreation departments, churches, YMCAs and other non-profit community groups.

What is the best age to go to summer camp? ›

Day Camp. Day camp, where you drop your kids off for a set time period during the day, is an ideal option, starting around age 5 or 6, says Dr. Parmar. “Consider sending a 5 or 6-year-old child to a day camp if they are able to attend similar programs such as preschool or daycare without any major issues,” she says.

Why is summer camp important? ›

Enhances Social and Life Skills

Camps draw children together and help build team spirit. Kids not only make new friends but also learn to cooperate and respect the views of others. They imbibe the value of sincere communication and learn to resolve disagreements as well.

How much is summer camp in San Francisco? ›

STEMful Summer Camp
Sessions:Daily Camps June 2nd – August 26th, 2022
Ages:3.5 to 11 years old
Cost:$130 per day/ $625 per week
Time:9am – 3pm (Extended Care Available)
Location:30 29th St. San Francisco, CA 94110
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How much is American summer camp? ›

The average weekly rate for day camp ranges from $199 to $800, while overnight camps will set parents back between $680 and $2,000 a week, according to the American Camp Association.

Are summer camps worth it? ›

Camp offers a unique experience to children – the chance to be away from their parents for a short period of time and learn to handle more things on their own. Without parents to step in and assist, or rescue from mistakes, kids develop confidence in their own ability to make decisions and solve problems.

Should you force your child to go to camp? ›

It's a good idea to let your child have some say in decision making—if he flat-out doesn't want to go to camp, don't force him. You might also consider giving him a choice—day camp as opposed to sleep-away, for example.” Realize that some amount of separation anxiety is normal.

What age is summer camp in America? ›

Things to remember: You'll be working in an environment with children aged between 6-16. Parents have trusted camps with the wellbeing of their children. Camp is fun, but it's hard work too.

Why do parents send their child to summer camp? ›

Camp offers a unique experience to children – the chance to be away from their parents for a short period of time and learn to handle more things on their own. Without parents to step in and assist, or rescue from mistakes, kids develop confidence in their own ability to make decisions and solve problems.

What children do in summer camp? ›

During summer camp, children participate in a variety of group activities. For example, while participating in a sport like a volleyball or bowling, a child learns how to work on a team, communicate with other children and solve problems on their own.

What do you think a child gains from a summer camp experience? ›

Summer camp, according to the study, fosters emotional intelligence (or EQ), self-confidence, independence, healthy living, environmental awareness, learning, leadership and other skills that prove beneficial long into adulthood.

How old are camp counselors? ›

Build Your Experience

Most camps require counselors to be 17 or 18 years old. However, some camp jobs may be available for 16-year-olds or younger (depending on hiring policy and state labor laws). Check the camp's job application and hiring information for details.

What other types of holiday camps can you think of? ›

Types of Summer Camps
  • Sports Camps. By far, one of the most popular types of summer camps for children is one that is centered on sports. ...
  • Religious Summer Camps. ...
  • Gender Specific Camps. ...
  • Fitness Camps. ...
  • Scouting Camps. ...
  • Special-Interest or Themed Camps. ...
  • Adult Summer Camps. ...
  • Special-Needs Camps.


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