|Published April 5th, 2017
|SUMMER CAMPS 2017
|Photo provided by Stem Workshops
Academy of Language and Music Arts/ ALMA
Private lessons in all instruments and also private lessons in languages, including Italian, French, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese and ESL. Special summer group classes and performing ensembles, including rock combo, jazz combo, vocal ensemble, drum circle, theatre and acting skills. All ages and levels are welcome.
Phone: (925) 254-5056;
School of Theatre
This three week hands-on Filmmaking & Acting Intensive covers theory, pre- and post-production, and concludes with a final screening for family and friends.
Evenings from 6:30 -9:30 p.m., Dates:
July 17 – Aug. 4 for entering grades 9-12.
Phone: (510) 647-2972
Join Andrea’s Musical Adventures on a magical journey through the enchanted forest. Build a snowman with Elsa and Anna, climb a beanstalk with Jack or go to the ball with Cinderella. Craft your own props and costumes, play acting games, dress-up and sing every day.
June 12-16 from 1-4 p.m.
Aug. 7-11 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Phone: (925) 254-2445
Have a blast, learn to design, sew, and illustrate like a pro and walk away with unique personalized fashion items. Camps include fashionkit patterns and digital instructions, fabrics, notions, custom embroidery, and participation in our end-of-summer fashion show. One-week, half-day and full-day camps for juniors (second and third grade), kids, and teens.
Phone: (925) 283-7396
Summer ART Camp: Planet Earth
Let your artists experiment with a variety of media and projects while gaining a deeper appreciation for the environment of our planet. Artists will immerse themselves in three-dimensional work and gain experience with sketching, drawing, pastels, canvas painting, silk painting, ceramics, and creating collaborative artwork.
Phone: (925) 299-1515
The Crucible Youth Summer Camps
A creative experience they will never forget! The Crucible is the only place where kids can explore such a wide range of arts—blacksmithing, glass blowing, ceramics, jewelry, neon, welding and robotics—all under one roof. Weeklong youth camps, for ages 8-18. Morning and afternoon camps.
Dates: June 19 and Aug. 4
Phone: (510) 444-0919
Town Hall Education Summer Camps & Classes
The award-winning Town Hall Theatre educational programs return this summer featuring skills-based and performance-based theatre classes for ages 4-18 years old. Titles include “There’s No Place Like Home,” “Peter Pan Jr.,” “Treasure Island” and “SPAMALOT, The Musical!” Skills-based classes include Improv, Voice for Musical Theatre, and Stage Combat to name a few! Dates: June-Aug.
Amazing Math Classes
Weeklong sessions taught by experienced, funny teachers through the Moraga Parks and Recreation Department. Sessions include elementary school math and science, sports and statistics, algebra I, high school geometry, and algebra II. Contact head teacher Michael Adler or Moraga Parks and Rec Department. Individual or small group tutoring also available.
Phone: (925) 888-7036
Fun music lessons!
The Lamorinda School of Musical Arts offers individual lessons (piano or voice) for students ages 3 and up during the summer. A Grammy Award winner, director Xiomara Di Maio teaches at Stanley Middle School and is known for her creative approach and joyful way of teaching children.
Dates: schedule based on your availability.
Phone: (925) 878-5159
Lorie Tutors Writing Camp
This weeklong camp for incoming first-third graders with Mrs. Lorie (a Rheem Kindergarten teacher),will help foster a love of writing. Focusing on fun and engaging lessons and activities, campers will learn engaging strategies to write narrative, information, and opinion pieces. Maximum of 15 students.
Dates: June 26-30 (Mon., Wed., Fri. only; no Tue. or Thur. class)
Summer @ Saklan provides culture, language and summer fun for ages 3-11. Mornings are filled with enrichment in Mandarin, French, Japanese, Spanish and Italian. Afternoons are packed with field trips, swimming, art & music. Three-week sessions 8:30 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. Full or half-days, with extended care available. Mini Campers, ages 3-5 & Explorers, ages 6-11.
Dates: June 12 – Aug. 11
Phone: (925) 376-7900
Spanish Immersion Summer Camps with Viva el Español (Lafayette)
Learn or improve Spanish language skills through games, music, arts & crafts, and cooking. During each weeklong camp students learn vocabulary related to a specific kid-friendly theme such as Wondrous Outdoors at the Reservoir or Secret Formula “Laboratorio.” Half-day 9 a.m. to noon. Full day options are available.
Phone: (925) 962-9177
STEM Workshop Series
Dynamic STEM workshops! Each fast-moving, high-energy science designed to challenge the children & have them asking for more. Spectrum of Science offers dynamic, active & hands on science workshops for preschool, elementary & middle school. Have fun & let the learning begin!
Phone: (925) 820-2415
Summer Bridge Math
This program, intended to be both fun and educational, is designed to reinforce previous math concepts, while introducing future ones. Manipulatives and interactive problem solving will be a part of each session. Groups of no more than nine students and will meet four times over the summer - led by Mr. Lorie, a JM math teacher.
Dates: various dates and times
The Writing Studio - Camp Young Writers
Summer camps at The Writing Studio provide both writing instruction and one-on-one sessions for grades 3-12. Writers step into a world of storytelling and essay-based expository writing, developing strong writing skills in the process.
June 12-31; July 10-Aug.4
Phone: (925) 385-0211
Artemis Rowing is a competitive rowing program based at Oakland’s Jack London Aquatic Center. Throughout summer, Artemis is offering fun Learn to Row camps for students in grades 6-12. Enroll in two or more and be ready for our middle/high school teams in fall! Ideal for grades 8-10.
The Cougar Youth Football Camp directed by Head Coach Kevin Macy for grades 4-8 is held at Campolindo High School. All equipment is supplied; T-shirt is included. Registration forms can be found at campofootball.com.
July 10-21 (Monday – Friday, 1:30 to 5 p.m.)
Lamorinda Soccer Camps
Lamorinda Soccer Club Summer Camps are a place where kids have fun and learn about the game of soccer! We focus on kids having fun with small-sided games as well as arts and crafts projects. We welcome all girls & boys at any skill level between the ages of 5 to 10.
Miramonte Swim Club (MSC)
2017 Swim Team, Spring Stroke Clinics, and Junior Gator Learn-to-Swim program. No club membership is required in order to participate in
clinics and summer team. The summer team practices and competes at Miramonte High School’s 16-lane pool. Registration is now open.
Phone: (925) 247-8110
(San Pablo Reservoir or Oakland Estuary)
The Oakland Strokes summer program is a half-day summer camp open to any child sixth through 12th grade. The program is a “learn to row” program, focused on taking kids from never rowing, to being proficient, and teaching the basics and includes conditioning.
Dates: Various one-week sessions starting June 12.
Randy Bennett Basketball Camps
The Randy Bennett Day Camps held at Saint Mary’s McKeon Pavilion are a great way for boys and girls ages 4-13 to receive top-class instruction on every aspect of the game. Throughout the week Coach Bennett will lead instruction on every aspect of the game. Morning, afternoon and full day options.
Dates: June 6 - July 14
Saint Mary’s College Athletic Camps
St. Mary’s College offers 40-plus sports camps on one of the most picturesque campuses on the West Coast. SMC offers boys and girls camps for ages 4-18. Summer 2017 offers all sports, baseball, basketball, running, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball camps.
various dates and times available
Phone: (925) 631-4FUN (4386)
Sports, Kidz Love Soccer Camp
Spend a week enjoying the world’s most popular sport. Play fun soccer games to build skills in an age-appropriate camp. Learn and practice soccer skills including: dribbling, passing, receiving and shooting. Everyone is a winner as the week’s fun culminates in a “World Cup” tournament.
Aug. 14-18 (9 a.m.-12 p.m.)
Phone: (925) 254-2445
Summer Tennis Camp – St. Mary’s College
Camps will address technical, tactical, and fitness aspect of the game through personal instruction and specifically designed age/level appropriate drills, as well as competitive aspect through match play and fun games. Morning sessions 9 a.m. to noon for boys and girls ages 8-15. Full day option available.
Dates: 1-week sessions June 12 - Aug. 11
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOLS
Build a Peace Village
The Orinda Community Church will be hosting a Peace Village camp this summer. The camp will teach the Peace Village core curriculum of mindfulness, media literacy, connecting with nature, and conflict resolution to children ages 6-13.
Aug. 14-17 from 1-4 p.m.
Phone: (925) 254-490
Moraga Valley Presbyterian Church
MVPC will transform into the Maker Fun Factory, a place buzzing with excitement and alive with gadgets and gizmos aplenty! Enjoy awesome music and experience Bible stories with all five senses. We’ll have ingenious crafts, high-energy recreation, and a kaleidoscope of snacks. 9 a.m. – noon.
Children must be 4 years old through entering 5th grade.
Dates: June 19-23
Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church
Maker Fun Factory: Created by God Built for a Purpose.
Gear up for an adventure! At Vacation Bible Camp this year, we will ground kids in the rock-solid foundation of God’s love through songs, stories, games, experiments, and more.
For 4-year-olds through completed fourth graders.
Dates: June 12-16, afternoon
Phone: (925) 283-8722 x234
City of Lafayette - Recreation Summer Camps
Art, soccer, cheerleading, cooking, dance, science, engineering, LEGOs, tennis, Critters-N-Clay, music, robotics, basketball, carpentry, flag football, gymnastics, golf, chess and more! Registration Begins April 10th.
various dates and times available.
Phone: (925) 284-2232
Moraga Parks and Recreation Summer Camps (Moraga)
Lego, Minecraft, and Pokemon oh my! Your child’s Summer adventure starts here. Come check out the variety of camps offered through the Moraga Parks and Recreation Department for 2017! Camp Hacienda, Bricks 4 Kidz, Techsplosion, Little Medical School, Coding Camp, Incrediflix, Kindercool, Skyhawks Sports, Math, Science, Speech, Debate, and more! Registration is open now. Dates: various dates and times available
Phone: (925) 888-7045
Camp choices at Lamorinda’s own ranch camp include morning Farm Hands and Nature and Horseback Riding camps as well as afternoon pottery, woodshop, archery, art and animals, horses and more. Serving campers entering grades PreK-8 with select teen programming, Sienna Ranch offers week-long, half-day or full-day camp options.
Dates: various dates and times available
Phone: (925) 283-6311