• person jump with a guitar above BANDWORKS logo | for those about to rock! bandworks: live, learn, rock

    BandWorks

    Rock out this summer with BandWorks! Musicians ages 8-18 will have fun playing music with other kids or teens, and develop their music and teamwork skills at the same time. Students get to experience the thrill of being in a real rock band, playing songs together on the first day, and working toward a rocking in-studio performance on the last day of camp. All of our sessions are led by top professional musician-instructors who create a fun and supportive environment while teaching students the skills they need to play in a band – and make new friends in the process! Ages 8–18.

    Details

    Camp Location(s): Oakland
    Age Information: Ages 8–18
    Format: Half Day classes with Full Day options
    Hours: 9am–12pm and/or 1pm–4pm (free lunch supervision)
    Cost: $295/half day; $570/full day
    Registration Deadline: Classes close as they fill

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  • Teen Media Camp

    Make Your Movie! Learn the techniques of brainstorming your idea through workshops of: scripting (Dramas, Comedies, Documentaries, Animation, Horror, Action-Adventure), story board creation, basics of video production, camera techniques, lighting, audio-mics, editing, stop motion, green screen, special effects, cell phone video production and social media (YouTube, Facebook), surprise guests, certificate of completion, Graduation Screenings and Party. Selections will screen at the Berkeley Video and Film Festival 2017 in October/November.

    Details

    Camp Location(s): Berkeley
    Age Information: Ages 12-17
    Format: Day-long; Day
    Hours: 10am–2pm
    Cost: $850.00/3 weeks
    Registration Deadline: 6/15/2107

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  • kalen meyer summer art camp

    Kalen Meyer Summer Art Camp

    Our 16th year! Summer classes for children who love making art, emphasizing fine art materials and instruction, with a changing curriculum of different art mediums. Projects are varied so students can take more than one session and be challenged with new projects. Join us for a variety of interesting projects and serious fun! This summer’s sessions: Photography & Animation, Decorative Objects, Painting & Drawing, Artist Books & Printmaking, Fabric & Printmaking plus a clay project every week! Go to kalenmeyer.com for more information and samples of student work.

    Details

    Camp Location(s): Berkeley
    Age Information: Ages 6-12 (Campers need to have finished First Grade)
    Format: Day Long
    Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00–3:00, with aftercare available until 5:00
    Cost: $360/week - includes materials (aftercare available-additional $100/week)
    Registration Deadline: Reserve soon - classes fill quickly

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  • owl illustration with purple and green background | art camps with cara goldstein

    Art Camps with Cara Goldstein

    Cara Goldstein is a California credentialed teacher who studied with Disney animator, Al Baruch. All skill levels welcome, for ages 8 to 18. Art Camps include Cartooning, Mixed Media, Creativity and Imagination and Developing Your Art Portfolio. Students will learn new art techniques and create their own comic books, study life drawing techniques, and learn about renowned artists. For more information on the Berkeley camps at Live Oak Park click here and for more information on the Piedmont Camps at Piedmont Park and Rec click here.

    Details

    Camp Location(s): Berkeley, Piedmont
    Age Information: Ages 8–18
    Format: Half-Day
    Hours: 11am–1pm and 2pm–4pm
    Cost: $250/week
    Registration Deadline: Register now!

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  • Athletic Playground

    Monkey Ninja Summer Camps @ Athletic Playground!

    PARKOUR, ACROBATICS, AERIAL & MORE! Come and hang with us! We’ll turn your world upside down. Get ready to climb, invert, swing, vault, flip and gain a new perspective! Note: During weeks when there are both morning and afternoon sessions for the same ages, students can sign up for both sessions and stay for the 12-12:30pm lunch break for free! Classes available for ages 3 to adult!

    Details

    Camp Location(s): Emeryville
    Age Information: Age 3 to Adult
    Format: Full Day and Half Day options
    Hours: 9am–12pm and/or 12:30pm–3:30pm
    Cost: From $69/day to $399/wk
    Registration Deadline: Ongoing

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  • KE Camps

    Camp Sequoyah

    Operated by KECamps, the leading provider of country club day camps nationwide, Camp Sequoyah is a traditional-style day camp for children ages 4 to 10.  Our camp offers the unique balance of a traditional day camp experience in the convenient and familiar setting of a country club.  With a combination of outstanding amenities, exciting programming (including golf, tennis and swimming), and an experienced and energetic staff team, our structured and fun day camp will be the perfect place for your child.  Sign up by the week with complimentary before and after-care available!

     

     

    Details

    Camp Location(s): Oakland
    Age Information: Ages 4-10
    Format: Full Day – Enroll for weekly (Monday-Friday) sessions
    Hours: 8:30am–4pm
    Cost: Sequoyah Country Club Members - $275 per week;
    Non-Members - $305 per week
    Registration Deadline: Rolling

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  • TechKnowHow

    Our week-long Summer camps offer a variety of fun and enriching hands-on projects which teach students how to use technology creatively; available to students, ages 5-15, at over 20 locations in the San Francisco Bay Area. Camps include building projects with LEGO® gears and motors, Robotics with MINDSTORMS® EV3® and LEGO® WeDo®, Pokémon Game Design with Scratch®, Minecrafter’s Lab, Girls Technology Camp, and Programming with Java® and Python®. This will be our 23rd year of serving students and families!

    Details

    Camp Location(s): Berkeley, Oakland
    Age Information: Ages 5–15
    Format: All Day or Half Day
    Hours: 9am–3:30pm or 9am–12pm or 12:30pm–3:30pm
    Cost: Various options: $235/wk, $415/wk, $425/wk, $450/wk
    Registration Deadline: Space permitting, open until day before camp starts

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  • JCC Camp Tzofim

    Campers will experience camp activities while celebrating Jewish traditions. Expect outdoor play, songs and games and for your camper to come home dirty. Occasional late night or overnight depending on age group. For ages 5 to 15. Camp is in Oakland with drop-off in North Berkeley available.

    Details

    Camp Location(s): Oakland
    Age Information: Ages 5–15
    Format: Day
    Hours: 9am–4pm
    Cost: See website for details and financial aid information
    Registration Deadline: Rolling

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  • children acting | register now! summer shakespeare conservatory

    Cal Shakes Summer Shakespeare Conservatory

    Give your child the skills and memories of a lifetime! Cal Shakes offers 2-week and 4-week Summer Shakespeare Conservatories in Orinda and Oakland.

    We foster self-expression and artistic discipline, engaging students in theater-making. Students who study literature’s greatest characters build their own in the process, nurturing teamwork, conflict resolution, and vocal studies, and culminates in a live performance.

    Details

    Camp Location(s): Oakland, Orinda
    Age Information:
    Format: Day Long
    Hours: 9am–3pm
    Cost: $700/2 weeks; $1400/4-weeks
    Registration Deadline: 6/12/2017

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  • owl illustration with purple and green background | art camps with cara goldstein

    Art Camps with Cara Goldstein – Piedmont

    Cara Goldstein is a California credentialed teacher who studied with Disney animator, Al Baruch. All skill levels welcome, for ages 8 to 18. Art Camps include Cartooning, Mixed Media, Creativity and Imagination and Developing Your Art Portfolio. Students will learn new art techniques and create their own comic books, study life drawing techniques, and learn about renowned artists. Click here for information on Berkeley camps at Live Oak Park and the here for information on Piedmont Camps at Piedmont Park and Rec.

    Details

    Camp Location(s): Berkeley, Piedmont
    Age Information: Ages 8–18
    Format: Half-Day
    Hours: 11am–1pm and 2pm–4pm
    Cost: $250/week
    Registration Deadline: Register now!

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  • TechKnowHow – Berkeley

    Our week-long Summer camps offer a variety of fun and enriching hands-on projects which teach students how to use technology creatively; available to students, ages 5-15, at over 20 locations in the San Francisco Bay Area. Camps include building projects with LEGO® gears and motors, Robotics with MINDSTORMS® EV3® and LEGO® WeDo®, Pokémon Game Design with Scratch®, Minecrafter’s Lab, Girls Technology Camp, and Programming with Java® and Python®. This will be our 23rd year of serving students and families!

    Details

    Camp Location(s): Berkeley, Oakland
    Age Information: Ages 5–15
    Format: All Day or Half Day
    Hours: 9am–3:30pm or 9am–12pm or 12:30pm–3:30pm
    Cost: Various options: $235/wk, $415/wk, $425/wk, $450/wk
    Registration Deadline: Space permitting, open until day before camp starts

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  • children acting | register now! summer shakespeare conservatory

    Cal Shakes Summer Shakespeare Conservatory – Oakland

    Give your child the skills and memories of a lifetime! Cal Shakes offers 2-week and 4-week Summer Shakespeare Conservatories in Orinda and Oakland.

    We foster self-expression and artistic discipline, engaging students in theater-making. Students who study literature’s greatest characters build their own in the process, nurturing teamwork, conflict resolution, and vocal studies, and culminates in a live performance.

    Details

    Camp Location(s): Oakland, Orinda
    Age Information:
    Format: Day Long
    Hours: 9am–3pm
    Cost: $700/2 weeks; $1400/4-weeks
    Registration Deadline: 6/12/2017

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  • Summer Art Camp with Dianne Stockler

    Explore the world of ceramics at Summer Art Camp with Dianne Stockler. Now in its 21st year, this program offers four one-week sessions where children create with clay and glazes, with a few other materials mixed in. Each week is limited to a maximum of 8 campers which helps provide a friendly and supportive atmosphere. It’s a great place for kids new to clay or those with a lot of experience.
    June 19-23: ages 8-14 / July 10-14: ages 11-15 / August 14-18: ages 8-14 / August 21-25: ages 8-14.
    Camp meets in Dianne’s spacious light-filled ceramics studio and yard located in the Elmwood, near Willard Park.

    Details

    Camp Location(s): Berkeley
    Age Information: Ages 8 - 15
    Format: Half-Day
    Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:30am - 1:30pm, limited extended care by arrangement
    Cost: $290-300/week, varies with session, some partial scholarships available
    Registration Deadline: Space is limited - reserve today!

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  • Mandarin Immersion Summer Science Camp 2017

    Young campers explore different science topics every week, perform hands-on science experiments, create arts & craft projects, play outdoors at nearby Ohlone Park, and learn Chinese vocabulary related to each week’s theme. Our teachers, camp counselors and activities will encourage children to practice listening and speaking Chinese. Hanwen School offers Mandarin immersion after-school and summer science camp programs. We provide children in Berkeley, Albany and surrounding cities the chance to practice Chinese throughout the week.

    Details

    Camp Location(s): Berkeley
    Age Information: K - 5th Grade
    Format: Full-Day Week-long camp
    Hours: 9am-3pm (extended care 8am-6:30pm)
    Cost: $450/week ($100 extra for extended care)
    Registration Deadline: 6/1/2017

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  • enGender

    Rainbow Day Camp and Camp Kickin’ It are day camps for gender diverse youth and their allies. RDC features innovative projects and dynamic counselors to create an engaging and affirming camp experience. CKI is a teen-on-the-go camp featuring excursions into Oakland and San Francisco as well as a home base camp concept for teens to explore their gender in an affirming community.

    Details

    Camp Location(s): El Cerrito
    Age Information: Pre-K through 12th Grade
    Format: Full Day
    Hours: 9am–3pm with after care available
    Cost: $400/Week
    Registration Deadline: Rolling until filled.

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  • Project Ember

    At Project Ember, we build big. We teach kids how to use professional power tools, announce a surprise design challenge, and unleash our imaginations in our design sessions. Then we build it, test it, improve it, play with it, ride on it and show it off. Though every week is unique, one thing is guaranteed: kids will always be able to get in, climb on or operate creations of their very own design.

    Details

    Camp Location(s): Berkeley and Menlo Park, Overnight Camp: Occidental.
    Age Information: Day Camp: Rising 2nd - 8th graders. Overnight: Rising 5th - 12th graders.
    Format: Day Camp + Overnight Camp
    Hours: Day Camp: 9:30am–3:30pm - extended hours available.
    Cost: $535/week + sibling and multi-week discounts. Scholarships available.
    Registration Deadline: Until sessions are filled

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  • Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley

    Do you want to give your child a taste of a French immersion school? Come to Ecole Bilingue this summer! The French school of the East Bay offers a Preschool Camp and an Elementary Camp for children grade 1 to 5. No prior knowledge of French is necessary to attend. Our instructors are native French speakers and will make sure that your children have an unforgettable time this summer!
    The Preschool camp runs from July 17 to August 11, the elementary camp covers the entire summer from June 19 to August 4. The camps take place at Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley’s Lower and Middle School campuses in West Berkeley, easily accessible from I-80 Ashby exit. Early bird discounts available!

    Details

    Camp Location(s): West Berkeley
    Age Information: Preschool to 5th Grade
    Format: Day Long
    Hours: 8:30am–6:00pm
    Cost: $450/week
    Registration Deadline: First come, first served as spots fill up.

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  • camp chrysalis

    Camp Chrysalis

    Now in its 35th year, we camp among the Big Sur redwoods, the Mendocino coast and the Sierra Mountains, and focus on active study of the plants, wildlife and ecology around us, as well as on basic camping and woodworking skills. Our program has developed a distinctive approach to environmental education, offering children rich experiences that combine learning, play, and personal growth as they build community with one another. Camper: staff ratio of 4:1. Financial assistance is available.

    Details

    Camp Location(s): Leaving from Berkeley to Big Sur, Mendocino, and Sierras
    Age Information: Ages 8.5-17 Grades: 3-12
    Format: Overnight
    Hours: Overnight
    Cost: Varies by session length
    Registration Deadline: Until sessions are full

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  • Hello Stitch

    Camp Stitch hosted by Hello Stitch Studio provides a supportive, stress free environment for exploring adventures in sewing. Depending on the week you choose, campers will make pajama pants, a small quilt or a messenger bag as well as have time for independent sewing practice. We provide all the equipment, tools and supplies your camper needs. You can read all the details and sign up through our website.

    Details

    Camp Location(s): 1708 University Ave., Berkeley
    Age Information: 4th to 8th grade
    Format: Full Day
    Hours: 9:00am–3:00pm
    Cost: $450/week
    Registration Deadline: Two weeks prior to camp start date

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  • Fiddleheads: Nature Based Social Skills Camp

    Fiddleheads is a warm and playful non-profit program offering children therapeutic support and social and emotional instruction in the enlivening atmosphere of our Bay Area parks.
    We foster nourishment, healing and growth by cultivating connections with nature, peers, and supportive counselors. We integrate mindfulness, movement and play into everything we do.
    We welcome children from all communities, and we are inclusive and honoring of neuro-diversity in our groups. Sliding scale pricing, financial assistance, and scholarships are available for those in need. Pricing: Tier 1: $1,250 (actual cost) Tier 2: $950 (some financial aid) Tier 3: Variable rate based on need.

    Details

    Camp Location(s): Berkeley (Tilden Park), Lafayette (Briones Park), Marin (Tennessee Valley), Oakland (Redwood Park), Richmond (Alvarado Park), Petaluma (Helen Putnam) & San Francisco (Park Presidio)
    Age Information: Ages 4–13
    Format: Day Long
    Hours: Monday-Friday 9:30am–2:30pm
    Cost: Tier pricing available - see description.
    Registration Deadline: As filled

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  • Camp Edah

    Camp Edah connects joyful Jewish living and learning with a variety of fun filled camp activities, including theater, sports, music, movement, outdoor adventure, and arts & crafts. Edah camps are child-centered, Hebrew-infused experiences built around projects and activities that offer greater meaning and a sense of accomplishment. Healthy vegetarian snacks are available all day long.
    June 19-23: Edah Maker Camp – Ritual Object Reboot
    June 26-30: Edah Peace Camp – Let’s make the world better!

    Details

    Camp Location(s): Berkeley
    Age Information: Pre-K to 5th Grade
    Format: Day Camp
    Hours: 9:00am–4:00 pm, with aftercare until 5:30pm
    Cost: $425/week
    Registration Deadline: Until sessions are full

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  • Shawl-Anderson Dance Center

    Come Dance with us! Shawl-Anderson Dance Center offers a wide range of summer dance camps and intensives for ages 3-18. Whether you are a young child exploring the joy of movement, a middle school dancer eager to try new forms, a teen seeking to enhance ballet knowledge or a pre-professional dancer wanting a technical challenge, we have a program for you. Visit our web site for more details.

    Details

    Camp Location(s): Berkeley
    Age Information: Ages 3–18
    Format: Half-day, one and two week options
    Hours: 9:00am–1:00pm or 9:00am-–4:00pm
    Cost: Prices range from $275 - $675
    Registration Deadline: Classes open until filled.

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  • camp chrysalis

    Camp Chrysalis

    Now in its 35th year, we camp among the Big Sur redwoods, the Mendocino coast and the Sierra Mountains, and focus on active study of the plants, wildlife and ecology around us, as well as on basic camping and woodworking skills. Our program has developed a distinctive approach to environmental education, offering children rich experiences that combine learning, play, and personal growth as they build community with one another. Camper: staff ratio of 4:1. Financial assistance is available.

    Details

    Camp Location(s): Leaving from Berkeley to Big Sur, Mendocino, and Sierras
    Age Information: Ages 8.5-17 Grades: 3-12
    Format: Overnight
    Hours: Overnight
    Cost: Varies by session
    Registration Deadline: Until sessions are filled

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  • Fiddleheads: Nature Based Social Skills Camp – Berkeley

    Fiddleheads is a warm and playful non-profit program offering children therapeutic support and social and emotional instruction in the enlivening atmosphere of our Bay Area parks.
    We foster nourishment, healing and growth by cultivating connections with nature, peers, and supportive counselors. We integrate mindfulness, movement and play into everything we do.
    We welcome children from all communities, and we are inclusive and honoring of neuro-diversity in our groups. Sliding scale pricing, financial assistance, and scholarships are available for those in need. Pricing: Tier 1: $1,250 (actual cost) Tier 2: $950 (some financial aid) Tier 3: Variable rate based on need.

    Details

    Camp Location(s): Berkeley (Tilden Park), Lafayette (Briones Park), Marin (Tennessee Valley), Oakland (Redwood Park), Richmond (Alvarado Park), Petaluma (Helen Putnam) & San Francisco (Park Presidio)
    Age Information: Ages 4-13
    Format: Day long
    Hours: Monday-Friday 9:30am–2:30pm
    Cost: Tier pricing available - see description.
    Registration Deadline: As filled

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  • Vision Tech Camps

    Vision Tech Camp offers technology based summers camps and after-school classes in the San Francisco Bay Area. We take great pride in creating hands-on and project-based camps that provide outstanding educational opportunities for kids and teens to learn technology. For the 2017 summer camp, we have exciting tech programs and courses including Robotics Camp Video Game Design, Engineering Camps, Minecraft Camp, Programming and Coding summer camps that motivate and prepare students for exciting careers in STEM fields.

    Details

    Camp Location(s): Danville, Berkeley, Saratoga, Moraga
    Age Information: Grades 2 - 12
    Format: Full Day
    Hours: 9:00am–5:00pm
    Cost: Varies $700-$1,200
    Registration Deadline: Ongoing

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  • Vision Tech Camp-Danville

    Vision Tech Camp offers technology based summers camps and after-school classes in the San Francisco Bay Area. We take great pride in creating hands-on and project-based camps that provide outstanding educational opportunities for kids and teens to learn technology. For the 2017 summer camp, we have exciting tech programs and courses including Robotics Camp Video Game Design, Engineering Camps, Minecraft Camp, Programming and Coding summer camps that motivate and prepare students for exciting careers in STEM fields.

    Details

    Camp Location(s): Danville, Berkeley, Saratoga, Moraga
    Age Information: Grades 2–12
    Format: Full Day
    Hours: 9:00am–5:00pm
    Cost: Varies $700–$1200
    Registration Deadline: Ongoing

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  • Vision Tech Camp – Moraga

    Vision Tech Camp offers technology based summers camps and after-school classes in the San Francisco Bay Area. We take great pride in creating hands-on and project-based camps that provide outstanding educational opportunities for kids and teens to learn technology. For the 2017 summer camp, we have exciting tech programs and courses including Robotics Camp Video Game Design, Engineering Camps, Minecraft Camp, Programming and Coding summer camps that motivate and prepare students for exciting careers in STEM fields.

    Details

    Camp Location(s): Danville, Berkeley, Saratoga, Moraga
    Age Information: Grades 2–12
    Format: Full Day
    Hours: 9:00am–5:00pm
    Cost: Varies $700-$1,200
    Registration Deadline: Ongoing

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  • Bay Area Shakespeare Camps

    Kids find their voices and become confident self-starters as they master Shakespeare’s language and interpret his plays! San Francisco Shakespeare Festival offers camps at John Hinkel Park for ages 7-13 (Shakespeare Players) and ages 12-18 (Upstart Crows).
    Our professional theatre artists provide a well-rounded experience: campers explore acting and movement techniques, design costumes and props, and study English history while preparing a final performance. There’s something here for everyone!
    Click here to enroll or call 415.558.0888

    Details

    Camp Location(s): John Hinkel Park, Berkeley - additional locations available
    Age Information: Grades 2-12 (Ages 7-18)
    Format: Day Camp
    Hours: 9:00am–3:00pm with aftercare available
    Cost: $594/2 weeks
    Registration Deadline: Ongoing

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