Art, Design, and Maker Summer Camps - 510 Families

Art, Design, and Maker Summer Camps

Let’s design and make amazing things this summer! This roundup of art and maker camps is a sampling of the many inspiring hands-on camp offerings available in the East Bay. Learn more about these camps that specialize in being creative along with other East Bay camps in our 2020 Camp Guide.

All season day camp at Sarah's Science
Making projects at Sarah’s Science

Find the Best Art, Design, & Maker Summer Camps for East Bay Kids

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Limited to 5 campers (children of essential workers, please)! Campers make and learn through hands-on chemistry experiments, art projects, and engineering to experience the joy of STEAM. Daily visits to the Alice Waters' Edible School Yard will enrich our understanding that science is everywhere.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 1:30 pm with extended care until 3:30 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 09:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 03:30 pm
Price: $335 (early bird discount $310, sibling discount 15%) Drop-In Rate: $75
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th


Integem Holographic AR Programming & Design Camp

8 students per class. Future-forward programming and design camp lets campers build skills in Holographic AR coding, digital art, game design, 3D modeling, and AI. Students aged 5-18 with all level of computer skills enjoy small classes. Locations in Berkeley, Fremont, and San Ramon.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm with extended care available from 8 am to 6 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 06:00 pm
Price: Approximately $485-$675/week for 5-day camps. Varies based on location and age group.
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th

Discount for {510} Families readers:

Save 5% with code AR510. Earlybird Discount Available at the website.

KidzToPros Summer Camps

KidzToPros Socially-distanced on-site summer camps provide a great opportunity to gain valuable skills and make friendships, while staying safe and healthy. From Play It All! Sports and basketball to art skills, film studio, robotics, web design and more, KidzToPros STEM, Arts & Sports Camps will help ignite your child’s creativity and passion. Live online summer camps for K-12 also available.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 06:00 pm
Price: Camps range from $425 to $1,1150 | Save $100 before 2/2 with code KTP5F-100; Save $75 thru 2/28 with code KTP5F-75
Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th

East Bay SPCA Animal Camp

Modified group sizes and hygiene standards this summer. The purr-fect fit for campers who are passionate about pets and want to make a difference for shelter animals -- with safety standards in mind. Animal camp is both educational and fun! Hands-on activities, animal interactions, pet-themed games, and take-home crafts. Oakland & Dublin.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 09:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 03:00 pm
Price: $395/week
Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th

The Crucible

In-person camps scheduled for July with many new safety measures. The Crucible has unique camps for exploring industrial art and getting hands-on in blacksmithing, welding, woodworking, glass blowing, jewelry, and more. Students apply what they’ve learned – creative problem solving, scientific principles, and teamwork – at school and beyond. Ages 8 to 18.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 4 pm or half days: 9 am to noon or 1 pm to 4 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:30 am
    Latest Pick-up: 06:00 pm
Price: $155-$1,450 varies by program
Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Find the perfect camp for your child in our Best East Bay Camps Guide.

All decisions were made by Heather and Whitney with lots of research support by our team. Any omissions were accidental, we assure you. If you know of other camps that are good for the littlest day campers, please add them in the comments!

Sponsors are indicated by their logos on the top of the guide. The remaining listings are camps we know of that serve academic and educational camps.

[Photo provided by Sarah’s Science]

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