Summer Camps for Middle Schoolers - 510 Families

Summer Camps for Middle Schoolers

If your child is in middle school, it feels like there are fewer camp options. Kids don’t need as much supervision, but they need to spend their days doing something off the screens, right? This roundup of summer camps includes camps for rising 6th through 8th graders. For middle schoolers ready for leadership opportunities, see also our East Bay Guide to CIT Opportunities for Teens & Tweens. For junior high kids wanting to sleep away from home, see Northern California Overnight Camp Guide for more ideas!

Thank you to our sponsors:

  • GrowFit Sports Camp: Full-week or daily drop-in sports camp for kids P-K-10th grades.
  • 24-7 UK Soccer Academy: Half or full-day soccer camps for kids K-10th grades. Save 20% with code 510SUMMER2024.
  • UC Berkeley Youth Recreation: Outdoor sports camps for youth ages 4-17 on the Cal Campus. Daily and 1- or 2-week sessions.
  • FireCracker Math: Math camp for curious and challenge-loving kids ages 6 to 16. Half-day, daily, and weekly sessions.
  • Prospect Sierra School: Middle school programming allows students to focus on Spanish cooking, basketball, volleyball, and filmmaking.
  • Bishop O’Dowd: Summer Academy for middle and high schoolers offers a personalized schedule of academic and enrichment courses like math, drama, and gardening. Pay per class.
  • Reel Stories Bootcamp: Filmmaking camp for teen girls and gender-expansive youth from 6th-8th grade.
  • Brains and Motion Education: Campers in grades K-8 engage in STEM, arts, and sports activities.

Summer Camps for East Bay Middle Schoolers:

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Camp Galileo

At Camp Galileo, every week is a unique adventure full of engaging STEAM projects, collaborative design challenges and classic camp fun like silly skits and face painting for K-10th graders. Extended care 8am–6pm.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 06:00 pm
Price: $540 per week. Multi-week discounts apply.
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Camp Season (2024): Week of June 3, Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22

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Monkey Business Camp

100% unplugged and outdoors. Kids enjoy nature exploration, arts & crafts, food projects, games, songs and special surprises in Tilden Park! 3-week sessions with same kids and staff, with some 3 day to 2-week options. Campers ages 5.25-10. Youth Leaders 11+.

Camp Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 04:30 pm
Price: $648+ per week with financial aid available
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Camp Season (2024): Week of June 3, Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5, Week of Aug. 12

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Prospect Sierra School Summer Program

Prospect Sierra welcomes your children to a memorable, dynamic and engaging Summer Program! With each class led by our PS year round teachers, campers will be exposed to multiple subjects in the most creative ways!

Camp Hours: 8 am to 4 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 06:00 pm
Price: Ranges from $375 to $475 per week; early bird pricing TBA
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Camp Season (2024): Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22

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Go Girls! Oakland

Go Girls! empowers girls & gender-expansive youth to take center stage. With the Go Girls! Culture Code; theater, expressive art, music, dance, and media, campers practice brave and bold choices in their lives and communities. Performances are driven by their voice and creativity.

Camp Hours: 8:30 am to 4 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:30 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:45 pm
Price: $1199 per 2 week session. Earlybird discount available. 50% non-refundable deposit required at registration.
Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Camp Season (2024): Week of June 3, Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 8, Week of July 15

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24-7 UK Soccer Academy Camps

First-timers and seasoned soccer players alike will love this camp. Run by professional coaches, camps emphasize fun and skill development while building leadership, teamwork and sportsmanship. Choose from recreational, competitive technical training, or goalkeeper training. Adaptive learning soccer also available.

Camp Hours: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Half day options available until 11:30
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 03:30 pm
Price: $449 per week of full-day camp | $305 per week of half-day camp | $279-$385 per week for Technical Training Camps
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Camp Season (2024): Week of June 3, Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5

Discount for {510} Families readers:

Save 20% with discount code 510Summer2024 (code can not be used for camps registered through PRD)

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Summer Camps at The Lawrence

Explore, discover, and invent at UC Berkeley's public science center. Campers from 1st-6th grades delve into astronomy, biology, and engineering, while enjoying the Animal Discovery Zone, Planetarium, and everything else at The Lawrence Hall of Science.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 4 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 09:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 04:00 pm
Price: $1395 for two weeks
Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Camp Season (2024): Week of June 3, Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5

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Brains & Motion Education Summer Camps

Let your students dive into an amazing summer adventure at Brains & Motion Summer Camps in the Bay Area. Explore a range of STEM, Arts & Sports camps for grades K-8. Learning is fun and possibilities are boundless.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 09:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 06:00 pm
Price: Starting at $432 per week
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Camp Season (2024): Week of June 3, Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5, Week of Aug. 12

Discount for {510} Families readers:

Save $50 with code 510FAM. Valid thru end of summer 2024

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FireCracker Math Summer Camp

Math camp for curious and challenge-loving kids ages 6 to 16. Instructions employ math games, projects, and magic tricks, sparking kids’ interest in math and boosting their skills and confidence. Morning classes are followed by fun activities in the afternoon.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 4 pm | Half day: 9 am - 12:30 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:30 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:30 pm
Price: $525 per week, $120 per day. $325 per week of half-day, $75 drop-in. Discounts for multiple weeks or siblings.
Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Camp Season (2024): Week of June 3, Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29

Discount for {510} Families readers:

Save $50 with code 510FamiliesSum24. Expires 6/30/24

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Mr. D's Music Club

Mr. D's Music Club's multi-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 for friends & family. Discover one of Oakland's "best-kept secrets".

Camp Hours: 9 am - 3:30 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:45 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:00 pm
Price: $525 per week. Sibling and Multi-Camp Discounts Available
Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Camp Season (2024): Week of June 3, Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5

Discount for {510} Families readers:

Use code 510FamiliesCamp2024 to save $25 on each purchased camp week. Expires 4/30/24.

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Redwood Day Summer Camp (RDS)

RDS offers a personalized continued learning experience to all campers with a wide range of traditional day camps and small group specialty camps like inventors, animals, STEM, sports, and arts. Campers do not have to be Redwood Day students to attend.

Camp Hours: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm (after camp care available)
    Earliest Drop off: 08:30 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:30 pm
Price: Varies based on program from $550-$625 per week
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Camp Season (2024): Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5, Week of Aug. 12

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Camp JCAS at Junior Center of Art & Science

Camp JCAS cultivates curiosity and inspires creative expression through hands-on making, tinkering, and designing with small, weekly, thematic camps including carpentry, painting, comics, stop-motion animation, and ecology. Campers work in a supportive environment with professional artists and makers.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 09:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 04:00 pm
Price: $425 - $625 per week on a sliding scale | $1100 to $1300 for 2-week carpentry camp
Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Camp Season (2024): Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5, Week of Aug. 12

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iD Tech

iD Tech is the very best experience built around your child—their interests, their skill level, their goals for the future. Trusted by the world’s top universities and over 1,000,000 parents, iD Tech is where kids and teens learn from the best—coding, game dev, robotics, and more.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 4:30 except Friday is early pick-up
    Earliest Drop off: 08:30 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:00 pm
Price: Starting at $1,149 per week (payment plan available)
Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Camp Season (2024): Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29

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California College of the Arts (CCA) Youth Programs

3 distinct CCA studio programs for middle & high school students include animation, architecture, ceramics, comics, drawing, graphic design, fashion, film, illustration, industrial design, interior design, jewelry-making, metal arts, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, screenprinting, and sculpture.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 4 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:45 am
    Latest Pick-up: 04:15 pm
Price: $650 per week (middle school program). $2100 per 2-week, or $4200 per 4-week session (high school program)
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Camp Season (2024): Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29

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The Coder School Berkeley

Promising a solid week of coding fun, kids, age +7, code throughout the week and then demo their creations. Programming languages/topics include: Scratch, Python, Roblox, HTML/CSS, Raspberry Pi, AI and Mobile Apps. Camps include daily hour of fun, outdoor activities (M-Th).

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:45 am
    Latest Pick-up: 06:00 pm
Price: $749 per week. Some shorter sessions available. Earlybird discounts before 1/31/24.
Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Camp Season (2024): Week of June 3, Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5

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St. Paul's Summer Camp

St. Paul's Summer Camp staff has a love and understanding of children, excellent communication skills, buckets of enthusiasm, and serious creativity! Families choose from a variety of classic on-campus activities or engage in day trips by bicycle or using private transportation. CIT roles grade 7+

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 06:00 pm
Price: $625 per week
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Camp Season (2024): Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5

Discount for {510} Families readers:

Save 40% on camps the week of July 1, 8, 15, & 22

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UC Berkeley Youth Recreation (Cal Youth Camps)

UC Berkeley Youth Recreation offers a wide variety of award-winning summer camps, sports and outdoor activities, including swimming, sailing, windsurfing, skateboarding, gymnastics, martial arts, rock climbing for ages 4-17. Drop-ins, 1- and 2-week sessions, extended care. Youth leadership opportunities age 13+

Camp Hours: 9 am to 4 pm with extended care and half-days in some programs
    Earliest Drop off: 07:30 am
    Latest Pick-up: 06:00 pm
Price: Varies; 1-week camps from $582; 2-week camps from $813; daily drop-in if space permits. Financial aid available.
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Camp Season (2024): Week of June 3, Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5

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GrowFit Sports Camp

Experience this fun-filled camp for kids aged 4-12 with 9 daily sports and games, from basketball to bubble soccer in a socially safe environment where traditional and innovative games bring joy. Sign up for your child's opportunity to shine and grow! Youth leadership program begins at age 13.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 4 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:45 am
    Latest Pick-up: 04:00 pm
Price: $440/ week or $98/day
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Camp Season (2024): Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5, Week of Aug. 12

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Kids' Club Summer Camp at Claremont Club & Spa

Adventure day campers will return home happy and fulfilled from a day full of creativity, excitement, and discovery. A day in camp will consist of arts & crafts, swimming in the Claremont pools, field games, and recreational activities. Youth leadership 11+

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 04:00 pm
Price: $750 per week for non-members | $650 for members | Discounts apply for multi-week enrollments
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Camp Season (2024): Week of May 27, Week of June 3, Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5, Week of Aug. 12, Week of Aug. 19

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CAMP 510

CAMP 510 is a multi-media art day camp for grades K-8. Fabulous teaching artists strive to cultivate confident & creative young makers. Youth leadership program available for ages 12+

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 06:00 pm
Price: $480 per week
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Camp Season (2024): Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5

Discount for {510} Families readers:

Save $25 with code 510SUMMER. Does not expire.

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Camp Reel Stories

Camp Reel Stories is a filmmaking camp for teen girls and gender-expansive youth. Campers work together in teams to write, film, and edit their own films using industry standard technology with support from professional filmmakers. TWO WEEKS ONLY

Camp Hours: 9:30 am to 3 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 09:30 am
    Latest Pick-up: 03:00 pm
Price: $1,200 for 2-week session. Save $100 before 3/31/24
Grades: 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Camp Season (2024): Week of June 17, Week of June 24

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Cara Goldstein Art Camps

Cartooning and Creativity Camps combine imagination with skill building. All skills levels are welcome. Cara has over 15 years of experience teaching. She encourages students to create their own stories, explore materials, and find their unique voice and artistic talent. Student testimonial “Comics Camp is the definition of fun!”

Camp Hours: 10 am to noon
    Earliest Drop off: 10:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 03:00 pm
Price:
Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Camp Season (2024): Week of June 10, Week of June 24, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29

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Future Star Baseball Summer Camp

Future Star Baseball summer camps invite players of all ability level to expert instruction and play lots of fun games. Campers will come home happy and exhausted as they improve baseball skills. Ages 5 to 13.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 4 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:30 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:30 pm
Price: $420 per week, multi week discounts available
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Camp Season (2024): Week of May 27, Week of June 3, Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5, Week of Aug. 12

Discount for {510} Families readers:

Save 10% percent off one week of camp with code 510. Offer does not expire.

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Reel Stories Boot Camp

Reel Stories Boot Camp is a beginner filmmaking camp for girls and gender expansive youth. Campers will write, film, and edit their own movies using easy to access technology and screen their final films at a local Bay Area theater! ONE WEEK ONLY

Camp Hours: 9 am to 2 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 09:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 03:00 pm
Price: $600 tuition per week. Save $50 before 3/31/24
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Camp Season (2024): Week of June 3

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3DMAKERCAMP

STEM-focused 3DMAKERCAMP allows kids 5-14 to design and create with 3D printers and laser cutters, build LEGO robots, and enjoy sports. Professional instructors lead a perfect blend of learning, adventure, and fun. Enroll now for a memorable summer.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:30 am
    Latest Pick-up: 03:00 pm
Price: $600 per week for 1- and 2-week sessions
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Camp Season (2024): Week of June 3, Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15

Discount for {510} Families readers:

Save $25 with code 510FAM

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Albany Armada Swim and Adventure Camp

Armada Swim & Adventure Camp is open to 6-12 year olds who love swimming and the outdoors. Also suitable for competitive swimmers who are seeking additional development on stroke techniques and training. Fridays include fun outings. CITs age 13-14.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 04:00 pm
Price: $525 per week. $475 for Albany Armada Swimmers
Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Camp Season (2024): Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 8, Week of July 15

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Bliss Belly Kitchen: Yoga of Cooking, Sweets, and Knife Skills Camp

Eco-conscious and soul conscious cooking classes utilizing farm fresh ingredients, yoga, and mindfulness. They use healthy locally sourced organic ingredients to teach children to make simple, delicious, and nutritious meals. Campers learn knife skills and culinary fundamentals.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 09:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:30 pm
Price: $475 per week + $200 materials fee
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Camp Season (2024): Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5, Week of Aug. 12

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Camp Doodles

Camp Doodles is a project-based, hands-on STEAM camp. The philosophy emphasizes fun in maker and art labs to encourage creativity, coupled with plenty of outdoor time. Spark Program for 1st - 5th graders + Primo Program for PreK - Kindergarten. Youth leadership 6th grade+

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3:45 pm | half day from 9 am to 1 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:30 pm
Price: $489 per week or $449 for half-day week.
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Camp Season (2024): Week of June 3, Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5

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Legarza Kids

Join Legarza Camp for an unbeatable summer of fun and fundamentals. With a diverse offering of sports and STEAM programs, there is something for every kid. Enjoy theme days, level up with the best coaches, and make new forever friends.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3:30 pm | half-days from 9 am to noon or 12:45 to 3:30 pm (extended care until 5pm)
    Earliest Drop off: 08:30 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:00 pm
Price: $425 per week | $225-$235 per week of half-days
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Camp Season (2024): Week of June 3, Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29

Discount for {510} Families readers:

Save 10% with code 510FAM

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Dancing Paintbrush Studio

An award-winning art camp, Dancing Paintbrush demonstrates a variety of techniques and hosts special guests to nurture artistic development; provides lessons to spark the creative process; and encourages individual exploration of personal interests, working together, and sharing ideas. CITs are 14+

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:00 am
Price: $650/week. Early bird before 4/1/24, Discount for siblings, referrals, CIT's
Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Camp Season (2024): Week of June 3, Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5, Week of Aug. 12, Week of Aug. 19, Week of Aug. 26

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Color Me Mine - Summer Art Camp

Color Me Mine offers 9 weeks of Art Camps (4 hour days) focused on Ceramics and Clay. Each week a different theme. Campers are instructed, step-by-step, art techniques that will up their art game. Pizza provided on Fridays.

Camp Hours: 10 am to 2 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 09:50 am
    Latest Pick-up: 02:10 pm
Price: $399 per week
Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Camp Season (2024): Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5

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Nike Multi-Sport Camp at Sofive

This non-sports-specific camp includes days packed with physical activities and an emphasis on play. Campers, age 5-12, build skills through exciting drills and games while gaining enjoyment in physical activity and sports, making new friends, and having some serious fun!

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 04:00 am
Price: $425 (full day) per week; $525 (full day, includes pre & post care)
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Camp Season (2024): Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5, Week of Aug. 12

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The STEM Collective

The STEM Collective is NOT your average camp. This is a truly hands-on, applied knowledge camp that offers virtual reality programming, chemistry, catapult carpentry, electronics with arduino, and elementary economics. Skills will be learned and knowledge will be applied.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 09:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:00 pm
Price: $499 per week. Early bird, multi-session, and sibling/friend discounts available.
Grades: 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Camp Season (2024): Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5

Discount for {510} Families readers:

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Steve & Kate's Camp

Campers choose from a variety of activities including sewing, coding, maker crafts, sports & more! Buy any number of days to use at any time. Unused days are automatically refunded at summer’s end. Est. 1980. Lunch, snacks & all hours (8am–6pm) included.

Camp Hours: 8 am to 6 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 06:00 pm
Price: From $120 for a day pass / $3,600 for an entire summer pass.
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Camp Season (2024): Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5, Week of Aug. 12

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Adventures 4 Kidz

Adventures 4 Kidz camps are local, operating out of Alameda. They offer kids spring and summer camps with water and land activities, mindfulness, Yoga, nature lessons, games, safety, kayaking, and stand up paddling with nonstop fun and adventure!

Camp Hours: 9 am to 4 pm or 9 am to 1 pm for half-day
    Earliest Drop off: 09:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 04:00 pm
Price: $699 per week for full-day camp. Half-day options available at reduced fees.
Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Camp Season (2024): Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5

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PERSPECTIVES Youth Photography Summer Camp

PERSPECTIVES Programs are 5-day courses where students learn manual settings in a practice-based environment with close 1:1 instruction from a professional photographer, how to create impactful images that tell stories by photographing throughout the Bay Area, and how to edit finished work.

Camp Hours: 10 am to 4 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 09:45 am
    Latest Pick-up: 04:15 pm
Price: $625 - $775 per week
Grades: 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Camp Season (2024): Week of June 3, Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29

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Bishop O'Dowd Summer Academy

Summer Academy offers robust academic and enrichment courses such as Math, Spanish, Drama, and Gardening. Students choose their ideal schedule and develop social-emotional, creative, and intellectual skills, while getting to know O’Dowd's friendly campus in the foothills of East Oakland.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 4:30 pm | Register for classes for specific schedule
    Earliest Drop off: 09:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 04:30 pm
Price: $190 - $950 per week, depending on how many classes a student signs up for
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Camp Season (2024): Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15

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San Francisco Girls Chorus Summer Chorus Camp

SFGC’s Summer Chorus Camps provide a safe, supportive environment for children to learn about singing and music with musicianship time, choral rehearsals, arts and crafts, guest artists, and a showcase performance. No singing experience needed.

Camp Hours: Section 1 (ages 4-6) is 10 am to 3 pm and Section 2 (ages 7-11) is 9 am to 4 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 09:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 04:00 pm
Price: $775 per week for Section 1; $825 per week for Section 2
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Camp Season (2024): Week of July 15, Week of July 22

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El Cerrito Martial Arts Camp

El Cerrito Martial Arts Camp is the place for fun and being your best, for kids ages 4 - 12. Camp features Daily Jiu Jitsu Classes (no experience needed), kid approved themes, child safety, daily outdoor activities, arts & crafts, dodge ball, LEGO, games, and reading time.

Camp Hours: 8 am to 6 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 06:00 pm
Price: $400 per week. $100 for day rate
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Camp Season (2024): Week of May 27, Week of June 3, Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5, Week of Aug. 12

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Sees the Day Summer Program -- A Classroom without Walls

Sees the Day is committed to helping children develop respect and appreciation for each other and the natural world. Activities include guest educators, storytelling, improv, music, imaginative play, cooperative games, beading, fairy house/fort building, gratitude circles, and classic summertime fun!

Camp Hours: 8:45 am to 4:30 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:30 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:30 pm
Price: $550 per week. $110 per day. Fee assistance is available upon request
Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Camp Season (2024): Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5, Week of Aug. 12, Week of Aug. 19

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Trackers Earth Camps

Trackers Earth's award-winning camps teach wilderness survival, martial arts, archery, boating, and woodworking. Each program is an action-packed adventure with secret agents, dinosaurs, elves, or wizards. Kids get outdoors, find friends and learn new skills with expert guides. CIT program for 10th grade+

Camp Hours: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:30 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:30 pm
Price: $625 per week Day Camp Studio (onsite) / $725 per week Day Camp Adventure (mobile) / $1245 per week Overnight Adventure. $50 Early discount
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Camp Season (2024): Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5, Week of Aug. 12, Week of Aug. 19

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Berkwood Hedge School Hill Campus Summer Camp

Theme weeks range from theater, writing, art, Minecraft, and sports. Campers experience a mix of physical activity and creative expression daily while being immersed in their chosen interest - learning new skills and forming lasting connections. Need not be a Berkwood Hedge student to attend.

Camp Hours: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:00 pm
Price: $600 per week. $550 early bird pricing before 4/1/24. Only Theater Camp is a 2-week session. Free aftercare until 5 pm
Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Camp Season (2024): Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24

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Contra Costa Summer Ballet Program

Comprehensive ballet training for beginning-advanced dancers. Ages 4-7 join Ballet Classics Camp with Esther Cardona which introduces ballet foundations through classic fairy-tale ballets. Ages 7-18 audition for the intensive which includes ballet, pointe, character, contemporary, conditioning, anatomy, and rep.

Camp Hours: Ballet Classics is Tu/Thu 2:30 to 4:30 pm. For other camps, times vary between 9 am to 5 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 09:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:00 pm
Price: $225 - $1300 per session
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Camp Season (2024): Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15

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Liv & Chiu Art Studio Art Camp

Summer Art Camps for a creative adventure: explore painting, drawing, sculpture, comics, digital art, and more. Spark the imagination, make friends, and create unforgettable memories while delving into 2D animation, anime drawing, graphic novel, digital drawing/painting, and clothed figure drawing.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 4 pm or half days 9 am to noon and noon/1 pm to 4 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 09:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 04:00 pm
Price: $300-$400 per week for half-day camp. Early bird discounts before 4/1/24. BYO iPad+stylus for digital art classes.
Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Camp Season (2024): Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15

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Sticky Art Lab

An exciting array of art-based maker camps with different themes and lead artists each week including clay, fantasy play, mixed media sculptures, painting, printmaking, sewing, and woodworking. Camp offers a balance of structured teaching and free-build exploration with a focus on reuse. Youth leaders age 14+

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:45 am
    Latest Pick-up: 03:00 pm
Price: $510 per week. $485 per week for siblings. $105 per day drop-in when space available.
Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Camp Season (2024): Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5

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Berkeley Rep Summer Intensive

Looking for summer fun? Berkeley Rep’s got you covered. Create an original play, musical, or film, perform for friends and family, and learn from award-winning professional artists. All experience levels welcome— the only requirement is an open mind and collaborative spirit!

Camp Hours: 9 am to 4 pm for theatre camp; 4:30 to 7:30 pm for film program
    Earliest Drop off: 08:45 am
    Latest Pick-up: 04:15 pm
Price: $450-$1,350 per camp. Sessions range from 1 to 3 weeks.
Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Camp Season (2024): Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29

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Branson Summer Session

Middle and high schoolers choose from 20+ summer camps, workshops, and classes taught by Branson faculty, staff and coaches on this beautiful Marin campus. Meet students from around the Bay Area and practice academic, artistic, or athletic skills.

Camp Hours: 9 am - 3 pm or half days 9 am -noon
    Earliest Drop off: 09:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 03:00 pm
Price: Varies by program. Financial aid available. Discounted Early Bird pricing ends March 31.
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Camp Season (2024): Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29, Week of Aug. 5, Week of Aug. 12

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Oakland Public Conservatory Music Camp for Girls & Gender-Expansive Youth

At OPC's Music Camp, girls+ explore a variety of activities including guitar, flute, saxophone, drum set, West African drumming, Zimbabwean marimbas, piano, visual art, and DJing. All instruments are provided, so students can jump in and start creating music.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3:30 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:30 am
    Latest Pick-up: 03:45 pm
Price: $375 per week
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Camp Season (2024): Week of June 3, Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24

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Skate Like a Girl: All Gender Skateboard Camps

These camps are designed for ages 5-13, all genders & skill levels welcome. Youth progress their skateboarding through discussion & practice of life themes such as self-confidence, humility, and the power of determination. Kids make friends, have fun, and learn new things.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm or half day program 9 am to noon
    Earliest Drop off: 08:40 am
    Latest Pick-up: 04:15 pm
Price: $399 per week of full day. $299 per week of half-day; financial assistance & sibling discounts available
Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Camp Season (2024): Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of June 24, Week of July 1, Week of July 8, Week of July 15

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Creativity Camp by Art with Susan

At Creativity Camp, the child is the artist! Children create what they want, explore materials that interest them, and work at their own pace. Campers also enjoy outside time, games, and sensory materials.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 09:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 03:00 pm
Price: $550-$600 per week depending on location
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Camp Season (2024): Week of June 3, Week of June 10, Week of June 17, Week of July 8, Week of July 15, Week of July 22, Week of July 29

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Aflo Health Body Sovereignty Camp

Empowerment camp honors Black girls’ transition to womanhood, fostering healthy living in a joyful atmosphere. Activities draw from African traditions, nurturing self-love and mind-body harmony. A supportive environment encourages questions and connection among participants. July 1-3 ONLY.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:45 am
    Latest Pick-up: 03:15 pm
Price: $444 for 3 days, July 1-3 | Siblings save $111
Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Camp Season (2024): Week of July 1

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UC Berkeley Youth Recreation offers rock climbing for tweens and teens.

Browse our entire 2024 camp guide!

See also our East Bay Guide to CIT Opportunities for Teens & Tweens. For junior high kids wanting to sleep away from home, see Northern California Overnight Camp Guide for more ideas.

 

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