This roundup of artistic camps includes a range of summer camp creative pursuits from instruments, vocals, and dramatic fun. Kids get to focus on these activities all day long instead of just after school. Learn more about these and other East Bay camps in our 2017 Camp Guide.
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Music and Drama Summer Camps
Berkeley Playhouse Conservatory Summer Camps (Berkeley)
Musical, acting, and directing camps explore the stories of Harry Potter, Zootopia, Sing, and Matilda. Grades K-6. CIT positions beginning at age 13.
Hours: 9am to 3pm with extended care available
Price: $375 – $750 based on program selected
Crowden Music Camps (Berkeley)
Crowden Music Center in Berkeley offers fun and inspiring music camps for ages five and up and all levels of experience. Try Instrument Discovery camp, Summer Strings, Piano Partners, All Things Cello, Young Musicians Chamber Music Academy, and more! Starting at age 5.
Dates and Prices: One week programs vary for ages, hours and prices.
Mr.D’s Music and Arts Summer Camp (Oakland)
Super fun, high energy, singing, dancing, art making, stage design, performance summer camp for kids of all abilities ages 8-12. (some exceptions) Find out why they’ve been voted Best of the Best 4 years in a row. In Rockridge.
Hours: 9 am-3:30 pm. Extended Care hours are 8am-9, 3pm-5pm for $10 per hour.
Price: $350 per week. Multi-week discounts, sibling discounts, and referral discounts available.
Deal: Use code 510families to save $25
Find detailed listings for the camps below in our 2017 Summer Camp Guide:
Bay Area Children's Theatre Summer Camps (Alameda & Oakland) Website >
Go Girls! Camp (North Oakland Community Charter School, Redwood Day School, JCC of the East Bay) Website >
BandWorks Summer Camp (Oakland) Website >
Cal Shakes Conservatory (Oakland, Orinda) Website >
Children's Fairyland (Oakland) Website >
Doug's Drama (Oakland Hills) Website >
Musically Minded Camp (Oakland) Website >
On Stage Dance and Theater Arts (Oakland) Website >
Trapeze Arts (Oakland) Website >
East Bay Camps for dance:
Ballet Boot Camp (Hayward) Website >
Alameda Ballet (Alameda) Website >
Berkeley Ballet Theater Summer Workshops (Berkeley) Website >
East Bay Dance Center (Oakland) Website >
Luna Dance Institute (Berkeley) Website >
Polka Dots Dance Camp (Piedmont) Website >
Did we leave out your favorite performing arts camp? Leave a comment below!