2023 Summer Camps & Activities

We are bringing a compilation of camp offerings in the area of Day and Overnight camps for the Bay area and beyond. Many include half day and full day camps.  
The Olinda PTA does not endorse or suggest any one particular camp over another. This is not a complete list of all camps in the area, but it is to provide access to view options in and around Northern California. Note – many offer discounts throughout the year and also financial aid.  Please check each camp website directly for the information.  The Olinda PTA does not receive any compensation for listing these camps.  It is for knowledge of what is offered in the east bay and beyond.  Happy Camping!  Happy Summer!
Performing Academy Acting Camps!

Performing Academy is offering Songs from High School Musical camp for ages 6 to 10 and Songs from Rock of Ages! for ages 11 to 15 as its Summer Program.

Audition for solos, sing the songs and the play characters from the musicals. Learn musical theatre history and technical development in acting, singing and dancing. Camp starts on 6/19 and ends on 6/23.  Final outdoor performance is Saturday 6/23 @ 5PM (High School Musical) and 6PM (Rock of Ages).Registration is OPEN!  Click HERE for all details and to register!

Looking for in-person music lessons near you? We are located conveniently in Moraga, offering Piano, Voice, Violin, Guitar, Ukulele, Drum, Clarinet, Saxophone, Flute lessons, and fun group classes year-round including summertime. All beginner through advanced-level students including adults are welcome; it’s never too late to learn an instrument! Our tuition is month-to-month so you can join us at any time or purchase only one month of lessons to try out. Our music instructors are dedicated to learning about your personal musical goals and helping you achieve them. Whether it’s learning how to read music, learning music as personal enjoyment, or preparing for national exams or competitions, we are confident that we have the right teacher to meet your needs. Every year, our students have several recital opportunities to perform in front of their friends and families to celebrate holiday occasions. Additionally, our students will earn certificates, colorful wristbands, and personalized trophies for their hard work and all of that encourages and motivates students to keep practicing. 
To book music lessons or group classes, please visit our website at http://www.amabilemusic.org/Our office team is available 7 days a week to assist you with any questions you might have.Feel free to email frontdesk@amabilemusic.org  Let’s have a music-filled summer! 🎶
Soccer Days Camp

Are you looking for a fun and educational summer soccer camp for your kids? SoccerDayswould love to have your player join us! SoccerDays is run by local youth soccer coaches Stefan Clemens and Ramon Zambrano (independent from the local youth clubs of Lamorinda, Magic, and Eclipse). Coach Stefan and Coach Ramon provide an exceptional experience for all campers (girls and boys ages 5-12) with a good balance of soccer and fun to help improve motor and technical skills. The primary goal of SoccerDays camps this summer, 2023, is to expose the players to more scrimmage and competitive small-sided soccer games. We know that the players have busy schedules, so we provide flexible registration options so the players can sign up for the whole week (full-week discounts available) or select days. Our daily options include the entire day (9:00 am-2:30 pm), AM session (9:00 am-12:00 pm), and PM session (12:30-2:30 pm). All options are on the website booking page. 

Join Camp Brainy Bunch! Have fun, learn a lot and make new friends the summer!  schedule has blocks for learning that are designed by experienced educators who incorporate hands-on activities and build week-long projects. The learning blocks are interrupted by Brainy Breaks which are sure to get kids wiggling, laughing and being silly through organized games, community builders and icebreakers. Not to ruin the surprise, but tell your child to keep his eyes open for our camp mascot, “Brainy” who brings daily magic and surprises!Camp is located in Orinda this summer!  For more details and to register : https://www.campbrainybunch.com/camp-sessions/display/location/orinda 
St. Mary’s Creative Camps

At Saint Mary’s Summer Creative Camps they lead campers through the exciting process of planning and making works of art. Each experience is crafted to meet the students where they are and take them to higher levels of appreciation and understanding; they want  campers to be challenged and feel proud of the works they create. 
Their final products will be exhibited in the college library at Saint Albert’s Hall and in the Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art!For all the details and to register click HERE!
Young Musicians Camp!

This educational course will include basic theory, ear-training and musicianship in a fun small group setting. Make friends and play fun musical games! This class is designed for young beginners (ages 5-10).Pick any one of these weeks! June 12- June 16June 19- June 23 July 10- July 14Class is Monday – Friday: (*NO class on Wednesdays)  from 1:30 to 4:00pmSpace is limited to ensure small class size.  Register now or for more information, email Sharon Lee Kim:  sharonyunlee@gmail.com /  510-529-5779
Lindsay Wildlife Camp (ages 4 to 10)

Lindsay camp programs are designed to captivate, engage and challenge children, ages 4-10. 

They learn about animals, the environment, and have FUN! From digging up dinosaurs to natural explorers, these curriculum-based camps offer children a real chance to learn about science and nature unique to the museum. 

Registration is now open!  Click HERE to learn more.    
Bay Area Ballplayers Summer Camps

BallPlayer Olympic Camps! Multi-Sport Camp where young athletes will learn, play, and compete in a variety of sports skills and games. Wiffle Ball, Ultimate Football, Kickball, Relay Races, Banana Tag, Capture the Flag & more… Full day camps include lunch. Full week, drop in, half day camp options available.Click HERE for all the details and location.   
Creative Writing Camp:

Workshop 26Outdoors, offline and minutes from Del Rey, our camps and classes are for kids who love to write, and also for the kids who want to, but just don’t know where to start. They’re a creative time out—a safe space to hone writing and public speaking skills while connecting with other kids, in an environment designed to be warm, supportive and nurturing. Over time, most classes evolve to operate something like a writer’s room on a television show, where young writers encourage and collaborate with one another to make their stories the best they can be, while having a ton of fun in the process. Visit Workshop 26 to learn more about camps and classes this summer and year-round. Instructor Anne Lowell has run Glorietta’s library since 2015 and was named Classified Employee of the Year in 2022. Prior to that, she worked as a journalist, essayist and grant writer, for outlets such as The New York Times, Netflix, Babycenter and The George Lucas Educational Foundation. Her essays on parenting can be found in the anthologies Modern Love, The Mommy Wars and Because I Love Her, under her writing name, Anne Marie Feld. Please reach out with questions at anne@workshop26.org  or visit Workshop26 to see what parents have to say about the program! 
Orinda Parks & Rec Summer Camps

The City of Orinda believes that every child deserves a magical, creative, dynamic, and active break which is why there are various camps to choose from.  Orinda Parks and Recreation Staff are gearing up to offer a great camp experience! Morning, afternoon and full day camp options are available!  Summer Camp Registration will open at 9:00am on Thursday, March 30.For more information click HERE
Moraga Parks and Rec Summer Camps

Summer Camp registration is open! KIndercool, Berkeley Chess Challenge, Bricks4Kidz, Rob’s SkateCamp, Cooking Around the World and more are open for signups!Spring Break camps and registration are available HERE.Summer camps registration is OPEN! Get 10% off registration if you sign up before April 13th!  Click HERE for information and details.
Lafayette Parks & Rec
Summer CampsSports, Art, Chess and Lego are just a few of the camps being offered this Summer along with Camp Awesome at Lafayette Parks and Rec.   Spring Break with Camp Awesome is open.  Click HERE for details and to register. Summer Camp Registration opens March 13th at 12am.  For all the information, click HERE.
Bricks 4 Kidz Camp

Bricks 4 Kidz focuses on introducing children to principles of science, technology, engineering, architecture and math through the fun of Lego building. 
Camps are being held at Lafayette and Orinda through the Parks and Rec in each town this Summer!  Registration opens when the Parks and Rec Summer Registration opens. In addition to the awesome Lego camps, they have BRAND NEW science camps (non-Lego) as well as STEAM camps (combination Lego and Science).  For more information, click HERE.
Science Summer Camp at the Lawrence Hall of Science

Lawrence Hall of Science summer camps offer a unique science experience full of fun discovery and hands-on activities. The Lawrence offers a range of Camps & Classes including our popular Summer Camps and Teen Research Programs. Campers can discover exciting hands-on topics from toy making to space exploration, all while exploring our brand-new Planetarium, Outdoor Nature Lab, and other exhibits. For children entering Kindergarten through 12th Grade.   For more information and to register, click here.
Camp Galileo

Galileo engages every kid with the perfect mix of hands-on learning and big summer fun. Supported by the boundless energy of the best staff around, campers from pre-K through 10th grade unlock their inner innovator, learning to creatively solve problems, fearlessly try new things and persist in the face of challenges.  Galileo is offering in person camp, online camp as well as Galileo at Home Camp.  Learn about it all and to register here.
Galileo camps will be in Lafayette, Walnut Creek, Oakland, Berkeley and Alameda this 2023 year.  Extended care offered in AM and PM.

*If you still have credit from Galileo camps due to camp cancellation at start of the pandemic in 2019, know that it is good to use until 2025.*  
Adventure Day Camp

A traditional summer day camp, provides a welcoming, lively, safe, positive, and diverse environment for children ages 3- 15.   
Their program exposes campers to a variety of challenging and exciting activities that will strengthen their teamwork skills, bolster their confidence, and develop their sense of self-esteem. Camps in Moraga and San Ramon with extended care. Registration is open!  Check it all out and register HERE.
Skyhawks Summer Sports Camps in Orinda

Help your child develop their confidence and passion for sports this Summer!  Flag Football and volleyball camps are open for registration with more being posted soon!Click here for more information.
First Tee Golf Camp

First Tee – Contra Costa is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created for the purpose of providing affordable access to golf and golf learning facilities for young people in Contra Costa County.  The mission of First Tee – Contra Costa  is to positively impact the lives of young people by providing education programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.First Tee has programs throughout the year including Spring programs and summer camps. Golf camps are at Lone Tree and Diablo Creek along with an over night golf camp in Tahoe.  For all the information and to register, click HERE.
Camp Doodle

Camp programs are designed with weekly programs, projects and challenges such as 3D art lab, Slime lab, sports, games and art! Camp Doodle promotes creativity, teamwork and friendship.  For PreK to 5th Grade.  Camp Doodles is in Orinda and San Francisco.  Registration opens on Jan 15th.Click HERE for more information.
Avid 4 Adventure Day & Overnight Camps

Experience the power of adventure outdoors!  Day camps will be held in Oakland. Overnight camps depart from Orinda. Avid 4 Adventure help kids gain confidence, make new friends, and improve their skills in our core outdoor sport activities. They offer day camps as well as extended overnight camp options. All camps provide daily adventures in core sport activities: paddling, biking, rock climbing, or hiking.And Avid 4 Adventure is offering Sibling discounts! $15 Off 1-Week Day Camp$30 Off 2-Week Day Camp$75 Off Expedition Camp$100 Off Overnight CampPlus Avid 4 Adventure offers a 10% discount to Military, Educator, and Healthcare Professionals. Get all the details on their webpage.Click here for details and to register.
Roughing It Day Camp

An Outdoor Summer Camp where kids learn to thrive.
Roughing It has camps for Pre K and Kinder all the way to 10th grade. Camp base is at the Lafayette Reservoir. Registration is open! Click here for details and to register.
Rebel Art Camp
Rebel Art Summer Camps are full of exploration, creative excitement, and just plain fun. Each week we offer a variety of different media projects (acrylic painting, watercolor, plaster sculpture, assemblage, mixed media, collage, printmaking, and more!), which change each week making it easy for campers to attend multiple weeks of camp without repeating projects. We ensure a good balance between 2D and 3D projects, so whether your young artists prefers to build things and be hands on, paint, draw, or print things they’ll be more than pleased!2023 Camp registration is open! Learn more here!
St. Mary’s Women’s Soccer Camps2023

SMC Soccer Camps include a variety of camps tailored for all ages and abilities!  Ranging from half-day and full-day Youth Camps to Elite ID Camps.Girls Youth Camps start June 5th and run through July.For more information and to register go HERE.
Athletic Sports Camps @ St. Mary’s College

Saint Mary’s College provides outstanding Athletic Camps to children between the ages of 4-18 years. 

Athletic Camps are all offered in a variety of ways to accommodate all skill levels. Baseball, Softball, Soccer, Volleyball, Running, Tennis and more.  Registration is now OPEN for this Summer!

Click HERE for more information and to register.
All Sport Camp @ St. Mary’s College

The Saint Mary’s All-Sport Camp is perfect for kids (aged 6-9 and 9 -12) who want to experience a variety of sports and recreational activities during the week. The wide spectrum of sports and recreation activities provide campers with a unique opportunity for both skill and social development. In addition to sports, campers can expect to participate in daily competitions, skill development activities, and other special events that foster team building, character development and an appreciation for physical activity. Learn about the program and register HERE. 
Randy Bennett Men’s Basketball Camps

Randy Bennett Basketball Camps are dedicated to the development of basketball skill, game strategy, competition, and leadership. Each athlete will have the opportunity to learn and develop through individual instruction, group interaction, and actual game experience.Summer Camps (team camp, summer day camp, Father-Son camp and High Potential camp) starting June 2nd.  Click HERE for more information and to register.
ONE Generation Camp

One of the best ways for people of all ages to connect is through laughter and fun, music and dance. One Generation Camp teaches community and kindness to connect and feel what it is like to belong.  The camp does this through music, dance, storytelling, games and share circles all join us in community building.  Located in Tilden Park featuring West African Hand Drumming, Brazilian Capoeira, Cuban Dance, Body Percussion, Storytelling, hiking and more!One and two week sessions starting June 5th to July 14th. 
Register now for early bird discounts!  CIT Program for older campers available!Click here for more information and to register.
Oakland Zoo Camp!

Zoo Camp is a physically and emotionally safe environment in which campers and staff alike develop and practice skills of communication, compassion, teamwork, and scientific thinking. Through hands-on exploration, play, and community building campers will deepen their connections to themselves, each other, and our natural world. 

Registration is OPEN! Financial aid is available.   Click HERE to register and for more info. 
Mountain Biking Camp with First Mile

Summer Camps are open for Registration One week day camps meeting at trail heads around the East Bay Separate camps for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Kids age ten and up$600/week, $125 per day
If you’d like to sign up for individual days vs. the whole week, please call 925-385-7072For more information and to register click HERE.
Summer Camp with Viva El Espanol

Camps are designed to give children a unique opportunity to learn, practice and improve their Spanish language skills.  Week long sessions are centered around speicif theme and consist of interactive games, music, movement activities and art & crafts.  Week long camps start on June 5th. Before and After Care available.  All camps meet at the Lafayette Reservoir (except cooking camp) each morning.  Register by March 1st and save 15%!Click HERE for camp details, information and to register!
UC Berkeley Youth Recreation Summer Camps

Outdoor recreation, swimming lessons, martial arts, skateboard, gymnastics and more for all ages! Click HERE for all the information.  
Surf Camp in Pacifica

Always wanted to learn how to surf or have your kids know how while learning the importance of ocean safety?  Surf Camp Pacifica is the school for you!  Enjoy camps or private lessons led by certified lifeguards and experiences surfing instructor.  Students as young as 6 and as old as you dare!  Family lessons too!
To learn more and see camp offerings, go HERE.
Camp Community Art in Walnut Creek

Community Art is offering many camp experiences this 2023 starting in June:-Artist Studio for ages 5- 10-Teen Arts for ages 11-18-Theater Camp for ages 8 – `12-Teen Drawing for ages 11-18-Teen Ceramics for age 11-18Learn all about the camps and register HERE
The Coder School – Summer Camp

The coder School offers small teaching ratio with an individualized immersion style to get your kids learning to code in no time!  Camps and private lessons are being offered this Summer. Registration is open now!  Camp will be offered in Berkeley and in Walnut Creek .
Camp Bladium powered by Nike KIDS camps

Camp Bladium  includes a variety of fun, interactive and sports-related activities for young camper/(athlete) With a focus on development and fun, they will learn the foundation of techniques and skills through exciting drills and games!HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDEFUNdamental Skills based curriculum3 indoor soccer fields, 2 outdoor fields, 2 courtsExperienced staff specific to the ageLow camper to coach ratioNike Sports Camp T-shirt and prizesFor ages 5 -12.  Summer camp sessions start June 5th.  
Located in Alameda.  Get all the info and register HERE!
Lorne Smith Lacrosse

Lorne Smith, Lacrosse Head Coach at Acalanes High, will be offering Lacrosse Summer Camps. Super Summer Evening Youth Lacrosse!  For grades 1st -5th for boys & girls! No pads, no contact using a soft ball.  Great introduction into the sport as well as help build fundamentals for those who have played the game.  Go to the Lorne Smith Lacrosse website for all the current information.
Acalanes DONS Youth Football Academy

The Dons Summer Football Academy will teach fundamentals, develop skills and help kids with the transition to tackle football in a fun, fast paced, non -padded and non contact environment.  Both skilled position players and linemen from 4th to 8th grade should attend.  Click here for more information and to register.Registration is open!
Steve & Kate’s Camp

At Steve and Kate’s Camp, campers choose minute to minute from a variety of activities including, sewing, stop-motion animation, music, sports & recreation, makers crafts, bread making, and more. They’ll decide what they want to do, and for how long.Camp is being held in Oakland and Walnut Creek.  Click HERE to learn more and register. 
Shaffer’s High Sierra Camp

Fun, friends and wilderness adventures await you at this overnight summer camp in California’s high Sierra mountains. Located along the peaceful headwaters of the North Yuba River near many different lakes and miles and miles of hiking, biking and horse trails in the splendid Tahoe National Forest, the Camp is a springboard for boys and girls aged 8 to 17 to meet new friends from around the world, try activities that are new to them, and grow their social skills, self-confidence, independence, and appreciation of nature. Recommended by Outside Magazine and The LA Times.For more information and to register, click HERE!
Grow at Gold Arrow Camp!

Campers gain valuable life skills from their experiences at camp. The independence, perseverance, and confidence they build at Gold Arrow Camp benefit them beyond camp in all areas of their lives. Through their participation in a structured program of over 20 different non-competitive water sports and traditional camp activities, campers are encouraged to try new things, build their skills, and take risks. The result is improved confidence and a “can do” attitude!
Based at Huntington Lake, in the heart of the Sierra National Forest, campers have a chance to enjoy a traditional outdoor camp, complete with rustic living and nightly campfires and getting “unplugged.”For more information, dates, rates and to register, click HERE!
Marin Ranch Camp

Launched in 2013 as a true residential summer camp right in the Bay Area! A traditional summer camp experience that is focused on fun and adventure, this stunning 1,700 acre property, which is owned and operated by the MCOE, boasts 20 miles of hiking trails, a four acre lake, an organic garden, and a vast array of ecosystems for campers to explore with their counselors. And being less than 90 minutes away from San Francisco, children get the experience of living in the woods without ever having to leave the Bay Area!  5 and 10 Day sessions available in August. Registration is open now.  Click HERE for info.
Mountain Camp in Tahoe

Mountain Camp is a co-ed overnight camp for campers entering 2nd – 12th grades. One of the premier summer camps in California, located near Lake Tahoe.  Click here for more information and to register.
Skylake Yosemite Camp

At Skylake, campers experience a classic sleepaway summer camp experience where they create happy memories, develop interests and skills, experience personal growth, build friendships, and develop confidence; all while playing, learning and thriving in our beautiful outdoor setting. Children spend quality time outside learning new skills and engaging in outdoor adventures with new and old friends. Skylake is an Overnight California Summer Camp where campers experience traditional summer camp life without cell phones, video games or the internet.Click here for more information, pricing and to register!