Music, theater, and performing arts camps for East Bay kids

Music and Theater Day Camps for East Bay Kids

Thank you to our sponsors: One Generation Music & Culture Camp, Superpower of the Song, and KidzToPros STEM, Arts & Sports Summer Camps.

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One Generation campers create a drum circle together | Photo: One Generation
  • One Generation Music & Culture Camp is an outdoor music and dance camp in Tilden Park for grades K to 5, featuring West African hand drumming and dance, Brazilian Capoeira, Body Percussion, and Cuban Dance.
  • Superpower of the Song camps include intro to piano, songwriting, and video game composing for grades 2 to 12 in Oakland.
  • KidzToPros STEM, Arts & Sports Summer Camps has a little of everything including performing arts through digital filmmaking. Grades Pre-K through 8 in multiple East Bay locations.

This roundup of performing arts camps includes a range of creative pursuits from instruments, vocals, and dramatic fun. Lovers of musical theater, yes, please. 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 2022 Summer Camp Guide and our Bay Area sleepaway camps guide for more options for young performing artists and musicians!

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KidzToPros STEM, Arts & Sports Summer Camps

Summer is for exploration, adventure and discovery. From sports to coding, robotics, and creative arts - find options to inspire every Pre-K to 8th-grade learner with KidztoPros. Sports tracks include multi-sport, tennis, soccer, or basketball. Not all weeks are available at all locations.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 4 pm with extended care 8:30 am to 5 pm | Half-day option 8:30 am to noon.
    Earliest Drop off: 08:30 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:00 pm
Price: Starting at $423 per week
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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Save $50 with code 510FAM-50. Expires 6/1/2022.

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Superpower of the Song - Intro to Piano, Songwriting, & Video Game Composing

Superpower of the Song™ provides high quality music instruction with 3 in-person summer camps: Intro to the Piano/Electronic Keyboard, Intro to Song-writing, and Intro to Composing Video Game Music. Take one or all three. Masks and Vaccines required.

Camp Hours: 9 am to noon
    Earliest Drop off: 08:45 am
    Latest Pick-up: 12:15 pm
Price: $1200 per week
Grades: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
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Go Girls!

Go Girls!™️ is an empowering experience for girls & gender-expansive youth. By making theater, art, music, and media, campers learn to love themselves and each other and make brave choices in their lives and communities. Schoolyear program is in multiple school sites in Oakland and Berkeley.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 4 pm with extended care available
    Earliest Drop off: 08:30 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:30 pm
Price: $859 for each 2-week session, $75 per week for aftercare
Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Camp Season (2022):

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Bay Area Children's Theatre Summer Camps

Bay Area Children’s Theatre (BACT) Camps provide award-winning performance training opportunities. Your child will have a blast singing, dancing, and performing on stage in their favorite Disney musical or Broadway show. Beginners to seasoned actors are welcome.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 4 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:45 am
    Latest Pick-up: 06:00 pm
Price: $750 per two-week session
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Camp Season (2022):

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Mr. D's Music Club

Mr. D's Music Club's award-winning summer camps offer high-energy days of singing, dancing, acting, art, fun, and friends! Camp includes picnic lunches, games, talent shows, pizza lunch, and a Friday performance. Discover one of Oakland’s "best-kept secrets". Voted Best of the Best 2021.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3:30 pm | PM Extended Care available 3:30 - 5:30 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:45 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:30 pm
Price: $450 per week | Multiple Camp, Sibling & Early Bird Discounts available.
Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Camp Season (2022):

Discount for {510} Families readers:

Use code 510FamiliesCamp2022 to save $25 on each purchased camp week. Expires 5/31/22.

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Aurora School Summer Camps

Play! Explore! Perform! Aurora’s experienced staff and small groups give campers lots of individual attention. Choose from the famous Theater Arts Camp, a general camp called Creators & Explorers, and LEGO and Engineering camps led by fine folks at TechKnowHow.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm or 3:30 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:30 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:00 pm
Price: ranges from $450 and $529 per week
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Camp Season (2022):

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One Generation Music & Culture Camp

One Generation Camp is an outdoor music and dance camp in Tilden Park, featuring West African hand drumming and dance, Brazilian Capoeira, Body Percussion, and Cuban Dance. They focus on building community, teaching kindness and other cultures through the arts.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 09:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 03:00 pm
Price: $1100 per 2-week session
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
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SF Girls Chorus Summer Chorus Camp

SF Girls Chorus Summer Chorus Camp offers one week of singing, choral music, music theory, performance, games, and new friendships in a supportive environment. This program takes place at the East Bay German International School in Emeryville, and is open for girls ages 4-11.

Camp Hours: 9 am-4 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:45 am
    Latest Pick-up: 04:15 pm
Price: $750 per week (ONE WEEK ONLY)
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
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Circus Day Camps at Kinetic Arts Center

Circus Day Camps at Kinetic Arts Center include learning new circus tricks all day long in aerial arts, tumbling, juggling, and clowning. Your child will enjoy hanging upside down, climbing a rope, and getting tangled up in tissues.

Camp Hours: 9 am - noon ; 1 pm - 4 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:45 am
    Latest Pick-up: 04:15 pm
Price: $305 per week of half-day sessions (can do both am & pm). Supervised "lunch bridge" is $120 per week.
Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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Berkeley Playhouse: Musical Theater Camps

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 09:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 03:00 pm
Price: $410 per week. 1-Week, 2-Week, and 3-week sessions available
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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Cole Arts Camp

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:30 pm
Price: $400 per week; 10% sibling discount
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
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Creations Berkeley

Steam-based activities and character-building exercises to address self-esteem and promote anti-bullying.

Camp Hours: 8 am to 5 pm or half-days 8 am to noon and 1 pm to 5 pm; Tik Tok Session: Monday – Thursday 5:30-7:30
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 07:30 pm
Price: $700 per week | Mornings: $350/week | Afternoons: $350/week | Tik Tok Session: $250 per week
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
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Crowden Music Camps

Camp Hours: 9 am to 2 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 09:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 06:00 pm
Price: Varies by program
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
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Poison Apple Camp

Camp Hours: 3 hour class, timing varies by session plus 3 final performances.
    Earliest Drop off: 09:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 04:00 pm
Price: $500 per 3-week session
Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
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Seele Stars Musical Theater Camp

Camp Hours: 9 am to 4 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:50 am
    Latest Pick-up: 04:10 pm
Price: $450 per week
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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Go Girls! practice theater, expressive arts, music, perform plays for their peers, and produce media that is driven by their voice and creativity. | Photo: Go Girls!

Did we leave out your favorite performing arts camp? Leave a comment below!

Thank you again to our sponsors: One Generation Music & Culture Camp, Superpower of the Song, and KidzToPros STEM, Arts & Sports Summer Camps.

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