Welcome to the South Bay Summer Camp Guide where you will find fun and enriching camps for children of all ages and interests.
Look forward to seeing your children become more confident, independent and responsible as they make new friends and learn important skills.
Camp Edmo ~ Cupertino
Awaken Your Awesome! Camp Edmo is for kids pre-K—entering 4th grade to explore, create, have fun and grow. NEW Makers, Arts & Science, Tech & Nature programs for all ages – 10 unique weekly themes. Thanks to our college-graduate Camp Directors and “Vibe” program, campers build curiosity and life skills! Our award-winning hands-on Makers, Arts & Science, Tech, and Nature activities are designed by Edventure More in partnership with the California Academy of Sciences and Children’s Creativity Museum. NEW Edmo Jr. program for 4-5 year olds (SF Noe only)
Camp EdTech ~ Cupertino
Film, Design, Animate, Program, Photograph and Make Your Summer. Camp EdTech for entering 5th – 8th graders teaches kids to code, create mobile ready games, modify electronics and circuit boards, make, direct, edit & star in their own short films and animations, develop 2-D and 3-D video games or express their unique perspective of the world via digital photography. Sessions for all skill levels. Taught by industry pros and designed by Edventure More in partnership with the Children’s Creativity Museum. Each week features camper challenges, outdoor recreation, life skills program and end-of-the-week movie premiers and gallery showings.
Camp Galileo ~ Cupertino, San Jose, Saratoga, Sunnyvale
Designed to inspire budding innovators, our award-winning camps liberate pre-K – 5th graders to create without fear of mistakes. The experience is profound—and it’s a blast. Weekly themes combine art, science and outdoor activities into engaging narratives. This summer explore the melodious world of music, take a journey to the City by the Bay, flex your maker muscle or embark on an Everest adventure. Extended care 8 am – 6 pm. Optional healthy lunch program. Visit www.galileo-camps.com or call 1-800-854-3684.
Galileo Summer Quest ~ San Jose, Saratoga, Sunnyvale
Construct a go-kart. Build a custom mod. Cook up a signature dish. Make an original movie. Manifest a digital album. Design and print 3-D models. 5th – 8th graders choose one of 15 immersive majors then spend an entire week realizing their personal vision. Surrounded by exceptional instructors, professional tools and materials, campers get to pick a passion and go deep exploring it. Extended care from 8 am – 6 pm. Optional healthy lunch program. Visit www.galileo-camps.com or call 1-800-854-3684.
iD Tech Camps ~ Santa Clara
Develop a mobile app, learn to code in C++/Java/iOS, create a video game, mod in Minecraft, or make a movie. Imaginations soar as ages 7-17 transform interests into projects of their own. Beginner to advanced students collaborate with friends and develop problem-solving and technical skills, gaining confidence and a competitive advantage. Weeklong day and overnight STEM summer programs held at over 100 prestigious universities nationwide including Santa Clara, Stanford, UC Berkeley, SFSU, St. Mary’s College, Cal State East Bay, Sac State, Princeton, and others. Fun, project-based learning in small classes (8:1 student to instructor ratio, guaranteed) led by tech-savvy staff. Accredited Continuing Education Units available. Also, teen-only iD Tech Academies, all-girls Alexa Cafe (10-15), and iD Tech Mini (6-9) with half day option.
Delphi Academy Summer Camp ~ Campbell
Academics – Athletics – Arts – Adventure! Campers come to Delphi Summer Camp from the Bay Area and around the world for fun and learning. Morning academics keep campers’ minds active and learning. Learn something new, experiment in the science lab or get help in an area of difficulty. Afternoon activities and adventurous excursions keep the fun going all summer long and include: swimming, day trips around the Bay Area, horseback riding, kayaking, biking and camping trips to amazing locations. We’ve been giving kids their best summer ever since 1986. See our calendar at bestsummerever.org.
Camp Jano India ~ Silicon Valley Locations
Celebrate Indian culture, languages, arts, festivals, literature, cuisine, and leaders. Weekly themes are brought to life through related arts, games, projects, stories and theatre in a very unique, exciting, creative, interactive and structured style. A very unique and memorable experience that kids will want to repeat! Mornings are spent with the Hindi language at the child’s level while incorporating the weekly theme. Afternoons provide the cultural elements taught in an interactive and engaging style with special emphasis on drama. Online Registration at www.JanoIndia.org or call (650) 493-1566. Sponsored by US Hindi Foundation(USHF), an educational 501c(3) non profit.
The Tech Summer Camps – Powered by Galileo ~ San Jose
The Tech Summer Camps (4th – 8th graders): More than 20 science and technology classes for aspiring innovators at The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose. Campers can spend a week immersed in Mobile App Design, Kitchen Chemistry, Junior Surgeons, Forensic Science, Filmmaking and many more riveting experiences. Extended care from 8 am – 6 pm. Optional healthy lunch program. To sign up or learn more, visit www.galileo-camps.com or call 1-800-854-3684.
TechKnowHow® LEGO® & Technology Summer Camps ~ Campbell, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Palo Alto, San Jose, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale
25 Convenient Locations in the SF Bay Area including SF, Peninsula, East Bay & South Bay!
High-quality, fun and educational classes featuring LEGO® projects with motors, MINDSTORMS® EV3® & NXT® Robotics, Computer Game Design, Arduino™ Electronics, iPad® Movie Making, and a Tech Camp for girls. For students ages 5 -16. Camp tuition starting at $225/week for HALF day camps and $395/week for FULL day sessions. Multi-week discounts available.
Ace Academics ~ Saratoga
Ace Academics mission is to develop and support excellent thinking, speaking, and writing skills to enhance academic performance by fortifying language arts, and to encourage the effective self-expression skills necessary to demonstrate mastery. Our programs are designed to demystify the art of the written and spoken word to Express Yourself! with confidence.
Summer Sports Camp at Silver Creek Sportsplex ~ San Jose
Choose Soccer, Baseball, Fastpitch Softball, Badminton, Roller Hockey or Lacrosse for expert instruction in a fun environment. State-of-the-art, air-conditioned facility and an outstanding program for ages 7-14!
Bald Eagle Ultimate Summer Camp ~ Los Gatos, Mountain View
New 2nd location in Los Gatos – Sports camp only. Mountain View location, sports and basketball camps. Only day camp endorsed by the Positive Coaching Alliance.
California Sports Center ~ San Jose, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale
Your kids will develop a love for active learning in gymnastics, dance, and swimming camps at California Sports Center (CSC)! Week-long summer day camps run from June 15th – August 14th, and you can choose your camp weeks and location. Half and full-day campers will enjoy a unique and challenging week focused on skill development and sports-specific knowledge — all in a positive, social, and safety-conscious environment.
Spartans Sports Camp ~ Mountain View
Spartans Sports Camp offers multi-sport, week-long sessions for boys and girls in grades 2-7, sport-specific sessions for grades 4-9, and cheerleading camp for grades pre-K – 8. There are also strength and conditioning camps for grades 5-9. New this year is a color guard (performing arts) camp for grades 3-9. Camps begin June 8th and run weekly through July 31st at Mountain View High School. The camp is run by MVHS coaches and student-athletes and all proceeds benefit the MVHS Athletic Department. Lunch and extended care are available for your convenience.
Extended Year De Anza College ~ Cupertino
The De Anza College Summer Enrichment Program for Kids and Teens is designed for students entering 1st through 10th grades. Classes are for students performing academically at or above grade level. Popular course topics include Algebra, Astronomy, Basketball, Chemistry, Geometry, Java Programming, Physics, Robotics, Video Game Creation and much more. Our credentialed instructors come from local colleges, universities, public and private high schools, middle and elementary school districts throughout California.
Athena Camps – Sports, Creativity & Girl Power Summer Camp ~ San Jose, Los Altos, Los Gatos
Athena Camps is an amazing girl-powered summer day camp for girls ages 5-13. Join us for our new half day Mini camps and full day camps for Middle School Girls! Athena Camps are thoughtfully designed to build confidence via strong female role models trained to facilitate affirming group discussions, empower through sports, and inspire creativity. Sports include: Tennis, Volleyball, Fitness, Softball, Soccer, Basketball, Yoga Running. 2015 Weekly Art Themes: Multiply Goodness, Healthy Living, and Strong Sisters. Located in San Jose, Los Altos & Los Gatos. 8 unique weeks, June 8 – July 31, 2015. Half Day 9am-1pm, Full Day 9am-4pm with extended care available.
Sugarloaf Farm Horsemanship Summer Camps ~ Gilroy
Sugarloaf Farm offers a week long camp, 9am – 4pm, that allows the young horse lover to spend time riding horses and learning how to take care of them. Each camper receives a daily private riding lesson from a qualified British Horse Society instructor. Every afternoon is filled with fun activities including carriage rides, pony club games, arts and crafts and of course on the final day a show! Visit http://www.sugarloaffarm.com for more information.
College 4 Kids at West Valley College ~ Saratoga
Looking for a great academic enrichment program in the South Bay for middle school students? College 4 Kids offers an array of academic and elective courses for students entering 6th thru 9th grade in the fall. Our program offers exciting, challenging and creative curriculum in math, science, language arts, drama, digital art, animation, business, robotics, electronics, and sports. All of the classes are taught by credentialed and/or highly trained instructors. Check out our new classes and format for this summer.
Camp Imagineerz ~ Los Altos
Camp Imagineerz is a summer day camp in Los Altos, for kids entering 1st-3rd grades. Our goal is to help children become positive and confident makers. No matter what the roadblock, our campers learn to say ‘i-imagine, i-can, i-do’. As children solve challenges, perform fun skits, and build exciting creations at camp, they discover that with an i-can attitude, you can achieve what you set your mind to.
Destination Science ~ Campbell, Los Altos, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Palo Alto, San Jose, Santa Clara, Saratoga, Sunnyvale
The Fun Science Day Camp where kids ages 5-11 get to have “Aha!” moments of creativity and discovery while building and playing with unique take-home toys, astonishing gadgets, and fantastic gizmos. Our top notch, enthusiastic educators and leaders make STEM learning an adventure! 2015 Topics: Amazing Superhero Science, Roaring Rockets & Astronaut Detectives, Rock N’ Role Gizmos & Gadgets, Dino Robot Creators & Raging Chemistry! 888.909.2822 www.destinationscience.org
Communication Academy ~ Cupertino, Palo Alto, Peninsula & East Bay locations
What is the number one skill in life? Communication! Grade K-12 students can join our spring and summer camps in Public Speaking, Debate, Writing, Reading and Math Olympiad. These activity-based half and full day camps keep students engaged, all while learning and having fun. Students need communication skills to improve their self-confidence and stand out in school, career and life. Our instructors are all accomplished college professors, Speech and Debate coaches, teachers, published authors, and competitive math coaches.
Euro School of Tennis: Spring & Summer Camps ~ Campbell, Cupertino, Los Altos, Palo Alto, San Jose, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale
We create a safe and entertaining atmosphere where sportsmanship and teamwork is emphasized. Our highly-trained staff strives to improve and motivate every participant. Campers will meet new friends and have a blast playing tennis. All tennis levels welcomed. Ages 6-14. Tennis / Multi-sports camps start in June.
Steve & Kate’s Camp ~ Los Gatos, San Jose, Sunnyvale
Our camp conforms to kids, not the other way around. Campers grades Pre-K through 7th choose activities such as stop motion animation, soccer in an inflatable stadium, rock climbing, bread-making, knitting with bamboo needles, crafting new clothes and accessories, music recording in custom vocal booths, and pie throwing, all good for your child’s resumé. Two ways to play: Day Passes – Buy any number of days and use them anytime. Membership – One fee covers the entire summer. Visit www.steveandkatescamp.com or call (415) 389-KIDS.
Saint Francis Sports Camp ~ Mountain View
The Saint Francis Sports Camp is structured to provide each youngster with a variety of learning experiences. Our goal is to give group and individual instruction in a number of sports, while also teaching teamwork and good sportsmanship. The staff of the Sports Camp will work diligently to provide an active learning environment, while also emphasizing the positive development of each youngster’s self-esteem. Advanced Camps and after camp care is available.
Children’s Musical Theater ~ San Jose
CMT, Silicon Valley’s most acclaimed theater camp, offers four two-week musical theater camps for ages pre-k through high school. Dates are June 15-June 26, June 29-July 10, July 20-July 31 and August 3-August 14. Learn with the Bay Area’s premiere acting, dance and voice instructors while having FUN! Camp is a great way for beginners to learn the basics and for all levels to grow as a performer. Each session ends with a performance for family and friends. As needed, we offer before- and after-camp child care in a creatively active environment. Discover your story at CMT this summer! Register today at www.cmtsj.org/camp
Imagineering Summer Camp by Wizbots ~ Los Altos, Palo Alto, Santa Clara
ROBOTS + IMAGINATION + ENGINEERING = FUN! Wizbots combines LEGO® robotics with a vast array of interesting projects, materials and choices to engage campers in product design, tech challenges, team games, and open-ended creativity. Our Imagineering Lab is instantly engaging and social for girls and boys, alike! We offer half day, full day, and extended care options for students entering grades 2-8 in the fall. Because Wizbots runs programs year-round, our camps are lead by experienced staff and are based on our unique, progressive curriculum. We also offer the best value around!
Star Kids Academy ~ Cupertino & Palo Alto
Star Kids Academy is holding Robotics summer camps for grades 3-6 in Cupertino and Palo Alto. Star Kids Academy is a Non-Profit Corporation dedicated to bringing higher education and STEAM learning to the South Bay. Cost is $450 per week 9am-3pm with optional after care. www.starkidsafterschool.org
Niru’s Tennis Academy ~ Campbell, San Jose, Santa Clara, Saratoga
Learn tennis from professional coaches who have played in Wimbledon and Olympics!! Niru’s Tennis Academy offers after-school classes, full day and half day summer camps by finger-printed coaches for kids ages 5 and over. With 4 convenient locations around the South Bay, Niru’s Tennis also offers adult classes and easy online registration at www.nirustennis.com. Niru’s Tennis Academy is celebrating 10 years of coaching with many exciting events planned for the rest of the year.
San Jose Batting Cages-Baseball & Softball Camps-from $99 a week! ~ San Jose
Our camps are some of the best baseball & softball camps while offering the best value anywhere. We’ll get your young All Star dialed in while having the time of their life. Prices start form only $99 per week. $50 off or free bat with registration and Free T-Shirt & Water Bottle. Special Field Trip every Wed including Giants games! All coaches are former current/ former high school coaches, collegiate, or minor league baseball players.
Avid4 Adventure ~ Palo Alto, Saratoga
This summer, experience the power of authentic outdoor adventure. Avid4 Adventure summer camps teach pre-K – 12th graders of all levels to climb, paddle, bike, hike and thrive in the outdoors. With help from our time-tested curriculum and experienced instructors (all 21+ and certified in Wilderness First Aid and CPR), we give campers solid outdoors skills and character-shaping confidence they can use at camp and beyond, launching them into a lifetime of empowering adventure. Camps run from June 15 – August 14. Enter code “bayareakid” to save $15. Learn more and sign up at www.avid4.com, call 800-977-9873 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Art Bash Camp ~ San Jose
Rated best of camps for 2014 by Activity Hero, Art Bash offers day or week camps and 2015 brings on a whole new line-up of art activities! We will design and construct cool kites, make 3-d art out of air dry clay, decorate our own art aprons, create interesting mosaics and make fused glass art, learn how to paint landscapes with dots, do paper collage and much more!
BrainVyne – Providers of LEGO® Education ~ Palo Alto, San Jose, Milpitas
Have your 4Y to 12Y old be enriched and entertained in one of a kind LEGO® camp over Spring & Summer break. Campers leave learning engineering principles through play with LEGO® gears, axles & robotics components. Pre-school – Bricks for Tots™ Camps, LEGO® Zoom, LEGO Star Wars™ , Mindstorm™ Ev3 Robotics, Brick Films™ (movie-making), Girl Power™ Robotics Camps, Half and Full Day camps with optional pre/post care till 6:00 pm. $250 for half day and $350 for full day! Exceptional instructors and high-end LEGO Education products are used. Come have a blast with BrainVyne! www.brainvyne.com
International Fencing Academy ~ Sunnyvale
Join IFA for a week of fun and fencing for the beginner, intermediate and competitive fencer (aged 7+ years) in our specially designed summer camp programs that offer unique and fun training techniques in the modern sport of fencing in a safe and friendly environment. “Raising the Champion Within” is IFA’s goal for you!
Art With Jenny Art & Fun Summer Camps ~ Mountain View
If you are looking for a unique, fun, creative and artsy summer camp for your child, look no further! Our goal is to have the kids leave camp saying, “That was the funnest camp EVER”! We will draw, paint, craft, sculpt and will get to use a variety of materials such as paints, watercolors, oil pastels, clay and mixed media. Every day, the kids will come home with a gorgeous project that they have created. We will also play (only the funnest) outside games, and each week we’ll have great surprises! Examples include watersides, bubblemania, cupcake decorating, magic and lots more!
Embark Labs ~ San Jose, Santa Clara, Mountain View and Menlo Park
Real Teachers. Real Code. Real Fun. Embark Labs is creating the innovators of the future through hands-on, project-based computer science programs. Our innovative CS curriculum, delivered by credentialed educators, will teach your child fundamental design and computational thinking skills that they will use to code original projects and apps. Check out our summer programs and register today!
Young Inklings Creative Writing Summer Camps ~ Los Altos, Los Gatos, Saratoga
Develop your child’s writing and creativity through creative writing classes with Society of Young Inklings. Offered throughout the Bay Area for kids ages 6-16, SYI helps build children’s confidence in themselves and their writing abilities through a unique gameplay structure. Summer camps offered, as well as one-on-one and small group mentorships. Visit our website for more information: younginklings.org or contact Jena Brigantino at email@example.com or 650-735-1408.
Media Poetry Studio ~ San Jose
Media Poetry Studio is a two-week summer day camp helping young women excel in art and technology. We teach writing, filming and technology skills through multi-media poetry. In a team-oriented environment, students learn poetry composition, videography, special effects and spoken word. We have scheduled special appearances by award-winning video artists and poets. Each student gains confidence in her ability to express herself and produce on a deadline. Hours and dates: 9-4, M-F, July 21-30. Location: History Park, San Jose. For complete details and to register, visit www.mediapoetrystudio.com.
WhizKidz Computer Center ~ San Jose/Cupertino
We offer computer programming and engineering courses for children ages 6 to 18 as well as an after school program. Our courses are available during the summer and throughout the year. We teach Java, Python, PHP, web development, Scratch, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Minecraft and more. We have professional instructors with industry experience, state-of-the-art equipment and a low student/teacher ratio all in a brand new facility. Check out our web site or call us at (408) 320-4660.
Camp Captivate ~ San Jose, Santa Clara
Where science, art & history fit together! Three camp programs to choose from with a variety of hands-on activities, projects, classes and weekly guest speakers. Experienced teachers and small camp size. Grades K-5. Full-day and half-day options.