Summer Camps in East Bay

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Published May 20, 2015

Summer is coming and for kids across the Bay Area, that means one thing: camp. So, take summer fun to a whole new level of camp activities in arts and crafts, acting, martial arts, sports, science, field trips and adventures. The staff at ChatterBlock has compiled a list of some our favorites that

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Summer camps in East Bay for your kids – 2014

Spectrum of Science

Young future scientists explore, create & discover while doing what they do best- playing! Spectrum of Science offerings some amazing Science Camps that will have your curious and imaginative little scientists having fun and learning throughout the summer.

Sticky Art Lab

The perfect combination of focused skill-building and self-directed learning can be found at Sticky Art Lab. With a variety of summer camps, and a new theme each week, your child can keep learning all summer! They’ll have the chance to work with different earthly and recycled materials to build, craft, and have tons of fun along the way.

Berkeley Playhouse

Theatre camp at Berkeley Playhouse includes training in acting, singing, dancing and essential fundamentals for theatre. Students will then apply these skills using Shrek The Musical as a backdrop, which will give them the opportunity to show off their developed theatrical talents at the last day of camp in a fun performance for family and friends!

Wizbots – Imagineering for Kids

Wizbots is the #1 provider of Imagineering programs for kids (grades 2-8) in the San Francisco Bay Area. This is all we do, and we do it year round through after school programs and summer camps. We combine 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.

National Academy of Athletics

National Academy of Athletics takes pride in offering camps that are extraordinary!  At these camps, your child will get the opportunity to participate in all kinds of sports including baseball, football, volleyball, field hockey, lacrosse and more.  Your child will get taught by top quality and passionate staff coaches and learn new skills and make new friends for life!

Hanabi Judo

Hanabi Judo and Japanese Culture Summer Camp is a fun, active introduction to the traditions of Japan. Every themed session will have children learning judo (a requirement in Japanese schools), Japanese songs, Japanese stories as well as the main artistic, linguistic or culinary activity.

TechKnowHow®

TechKnowHow® offers fun and enriching Computer and LEGO® Summer Day Camps for students, ages 5-16, in the San Francisco Bay Area. Their goal is to have students learn how to do some amazing things with technology — all in a supportive and fun atmosphere!

Richmond Art Center

The Richmond Art Center has taught generations of students and their children. Classes in drawing, painting, clay, mixed media, printing and craft are offered with a 12:1 student:teacher ratio. Creativity and original thinking are emphasized in a supportive, nurturing environment.

Music in Motion Studios

Explore all types of art this summer at Music in Motions Studios- from using clay, drawing, painting, textiles, to music with the Summer Strings Academy. Their goal is to show students around the Bay Area the wonder of learning to make their own music by inspiring each student to discover their own creativity and desire to broaden and deepen their skills in learning to play the bowed stringed instruments: Violin, viola and cello.

Progressive Education Center

Progressive Education Center offers a wide variety of programs that cater to your child’s needs. The elementary and middle school summer programs provide a fun and friendly learning environment for your child. The summer program is designed for students to become better critical thinkers, speakers, and writers.

Cowgirl Up Ranch

Cowgirl Up Ranch offers a great selection of experiential learning elements and facilitation that provide thoughtful framework for better understanding oneself, which, in turn, allows you to reach your highest potential.

Find more camps, events & activities

Check out our comprehensive up-to-date Events Page to find out what’s happening in the community. You can also find a list of the amazing camps & classes near you!

 


Written by Dave Garrison

Dad to two fantastic kids (and I'm not just saying that), I love doing outdoorsy stuff with them. In the summer you will find us on long bike rides, hikes, and at the dog park. In the winter you will find us speed skating, skiing, and at the dog park.

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