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Published March 9th, 2016
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Aspen Network Team Camp
(Sierra Nevada Mountains)

Teens and young adults with social differences that include anxiety, spectrum behaviors, OCD, ADHD or Non-verbal Learning Disorder have discovered a safe space at our camp located in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains of Northern California. Activities include river rafting, sailing on Lake Tahoe, backpacking, hiking and campfires.
Dates: July 5-19
(925) 262-3135

Berkeley Rep School of Theatre
Summer Theatre Intensive

Discover the art of theater-making with professional playwrights, directors, and teaching artists in a dynamic, four-week camp for all levels. Dive into a diverse range of classes and electives crafted together to help campers take center stage. Take your skills, and as an ensemble, create an original play to be performed professionally. Financial aid available.
Dates: Session 1: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., June 20-July 15 (entering grades 6-8)
Session 2: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., July 19-Aug. 12 (entering grades 9-12)
(510) 647-2972

Camp Brainy Bunch

It's a summer of awesome, with amazing instructors, hands-on creativity, small group sizes, single-subject learning and organized outdoor fun. Convenience with Whole Food's catered lunches and extended-care options. Weeks include: public speaking, creative writing, DIY engineering, leadership.
Dates: Weekly, June 27-July 29
(510) 548-4800

Camp Hacienda

Moraga Parks and Recreation presents Camp Hacienda, a daycamp for children ages 5-10 that will incorporate sports, games, crafts and lots of other fun activities in the safe, secluded environment of the Hacienda de las Flores! Extended care and daily rates also available.
Dates: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 20 - Aug. 12,
Extended care: 8 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 5:30 p.m.
(925) 888-7045

Camp Kefli

Camp Kefli offers a wide range of programs that are appropriate to each age group, grades K-8, filling our two one-week sessions with fun. Some programs utilize the Temple Isaiah facility while others take place off site. We offer creative theme days and adventures that enrich and delight our campers.
Dates: Aug. 1-12
(925) 284-9191

Camp Orinda

This camp for ages 6-12 offers one adventure after another. It includes games, arts, crafts, hiking, skits, sports, and twice-weekly field trips to such places as Waterworld, the Exploratorium, Six Flags, Adventure Playground, Sky High and many more. Full day and extended-care options available.
Dates: June 13-Aug. 5
(925) 254-2445

Giants Baseball Camps

Giants Baseball Camps feature the highest caliber staff and are the perfect combination of instruction, competition and fun. Campers receive an official uniform and spend one day at AT&T Park for a VIP tour and meet and greet with a current or former Giants player.
Dates: Aug. 1-5 at Wilder Fields in Orinda
(415) 800-2014

Art Room Summer Day Camp

At "Journey to the Art of Summer" students enjoy the creative process while learning art skills in a nurturing environment. The camp is a journey toward individual expression, improved craftsmanship, and an overall love of art. Campers get to experience a variety of artistic media, including sculpture, drawing, painting, and more.
Dates: one-week sessions, June 13 - Aug. 19, with an extra "Lil' Minions Camp" session for ages 4-6 from Aug. 22-26
(925) 299-1515

Lafayette Summer Music Jazz Workshop

This weeklong music workshop provides an intimate and inspiring environment for learning and playing jazz. Students, ages 11 to 80 years old, receive master classes, improvisation workshops and jazz combos led by some of the preeminent, professional musicians in the field.
Dates: One week only, July 31 to Aug. 5

Lorne Smith Lacrosse
(University of Oregon, Lake Tahoe)

One of the most highly regarded teachers - and players - of the game of lacrosse, Lafayette resident Lorne Smith offers overnight camps (with day option) for boys ages 12-18.
Dates: University of Oregon, July 31- Aug. 4
Lake Tahoe, July 18-22 (High school only, rising freshmen okay)

Orion Academy Summer Adventures for Teens with Asperger's

Orion's popular summer sessions were developed and are run by Orion faculty to improve the social skills of teens with Asperger's in a fun and supportive environment for ages 13-18. One week students find a common interest through film, while another week they can geocache, hike in the redwoods, ride horses and hike with llamas.
Dates: July 18- 21, July 25- 28
(925) 377-0789

Roughing It Day Camp

An all-outdoors day camp located at the Lafayette Reservoir. Roughing It offers programs for campers ages 4-16. Activities include horseback riding, swimming, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, sports, crafts and more. Free transportation options from seven central Lamorinda areas with home pick-up and drop-off available in many areas. Free extended care also available.
Dates: June 20 - Aug.19
(925) 283-3795

Saklan School

"Summer @ Saklan" provides culture, language and summer fun for ages 3-11. Mornings on campus are filled with enrichment in Mandarin, French, Japanese, Spanish and Italian. Afternoons are packed with summer fun, including field trips, swimming, art and music. Three-week sessions. Early enrollment discount through April 1.
Dates: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Extended care available.) Jun. 13 - Aug. 12
(925) 376-7900

Sewnow! Fashion Design

Learn fashion design and sewing at Sewnow fashion studio. We offer a variety of one-week, half-day and full-day camps for juniors (second and third grade), kids, and teens. 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.
Dates: June-August
(925) 283-7396

Sienna Ranch

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 weeklong, full-day or half-day camp options. All adult, professional staff and a convenient location.
Dates: various dates and times available
(925) 283-6311

SMC 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 overnight, day, team, and specialty camps for ages 4-18. Early Bird and extended care available depending on camp. Summer 2016 offers all sports, baseball, basketball, running, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball camps.
Dates: various dates and times available
(925) 631-4FUN (4386)

STEM Science Full-day Camps

Innovate, experiment, design and test at a dynamic science camp. Join Spectrum of Science for hands-on make and take summer science. Topics include Destiny Chemistry and To Infinity & Beyond. Use your Jedi mind powers and engineer a light saber. Be a "muggle" chemist and "fizz it."
Dates: various dates
(925) 820-2415

Steve and Kate's Camp
(Walnut Creek)

Campers Pre-K through seventh grade choose activities such as stop-motion animation, soccer in an inflatable stadium, rock-climbing on a 30-foot wall, bread making, knitting, music recording in custom vocal booths, learning to code, and pie throwing. Choose day passes or entire summer membership. Lunch, snacks and all materials included in both plans.
(415) 389-KIDS

Summer Shakespeare Conservatories
(Lafayette, Oakland)

Two- and four-week conservatories offer classes (for ages 8-18), including acting, improvisation, stage combat, voice and movement. Afternoons are spent in rehearsals for an abridged Shakespeare play performed on the final day. Financial aid is available.
Dates: June 27-July 22; July 25-August 5,
June 20-July 15, July 18-July 29
Bentley Upper School, Lafayette; Oakland School for the Arts, Oakland
(510) 809-3293

The Crucible Youth Summer Camps

Campers enjoy hands-on creative fun making art, while learning real-world skills. Kids participate in any of 15 exciting departments including ceramics, enameling, glass blowing, hot wheels, jewelry, neon, kinetics, textiles, welding, woodworking and others. Morning and afternoon sessions available.
Dates: six one-week sessions, June 20 - Aug. 5,
(510) 444-0919

Photo provided by Spectrum of Science
Photo provided by Roughing It Day Camp

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