Top Arts & Crafts Camps on the Peninsula

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Published Apr 27, 2016

Is your child creative and wanting to create their own masterpiece this summer? There aren't many limits to a child's imagination, so here are just a few great camps where they can put their art on display:

Top Arts & Crafts Camps on the Peninsula


Step aside Picasso. Move over Martha Stewart. We’ve got a new generation of awesome arts and crafts experts. Let your kids & their creativity run wild at the top arts and crafts camps in your local community. Whether your kids like painting, drawing, ceramics, or film ChatterBlock is your one stop resource for the most creative camps in town.



Stratford School

Stratford School's Hidden Talent Art Camps will introduce high-quality, college-level fine art media to elementary students.

Students will enjoy learning techniques in drawing, painting, sculpting, and mixed Media.






Environmental Volunteers 

Environmental Volunteers offers the "Explore!" Summer Day Camp, and Girls in Science Camp at the EcoCenter, in the beautiful Palo Alto Baylands. At "Explore!", kids will enjoy hands-on science activities, and choose among different activities, including crafts, games, and sports; while at the popular Girls in Science camp, every day is a new adventure with hiking, exploring, creating, making new friends, playing games, and having fun.





Galileo Innovation Camps

Galileo summer camp are crazy fun and profoundly enriching at the same time! That's why innovation is at the core of all their activities. Choose from over 12 immersive majors for campers entering 5th - 8th grades and 4 whimsical themes for campers Pre K - 5th grades.

Extended care is available as well as an optional healthy lunch program.





Community School of Music and Arts

CSMA offers summer art & music camps (grades K-8) in one and two week sessions, with full-day and half-day options. They also offer digital arts camps in photography, illustration, video and animation for students in grades 5-12.

Financial aid is available.





DezignKidz

DezignKidz provides quality creative programs in fashion design, interior design and toy design for kids 7-14.

Book early, as some sessions already have wait lists.







Art School of SF Bay

The Art School of SF Bay will be offering camps in San Francisco, San Carlos, Palo Alto and San Jose.

At these camps students are not just having fun, they are dramatically improving their drawings skills and building strong artistic portfolio. Join for unforgettable summer experience!





Marina's Sewing School

Marina’s Sewing School’s goal is to teach sewing skills to children 6–12 and teens using kid friendly patterns and introducing fashion design concepts such as pattern design, fashion illustration and understanding current trends in clothing styles and textiles.

The program is focused on sewing clothing that as well as creating craft projects.




Scribble Me Happy

Join Scribble Me Happy's camp and enjoy a fun learning experience.

Each camp is different than the next. In this camp your child will dabble in drawing, painting, mixed media, recycled art, paper mache, sewing and more.





If you didn’t discover an awesome art class from the list above, ChatterBlock has hundreds of other cool camps and classes that your kids will absolutely adore. Check out our “Camps and Classes” page for more details.

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