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Top Summer Camps in San Francisco

Published Feb 23, 2015 | Updated Feb 19, 2020

Wondering what to do with your kids this summer?Take a look at these fantastic summer camp activities, from arts and crafts, sports, swimming, adventures, field trips, and other engaging school holiday activities! ChatterBlock has gathered some of our favorites that we think you should check out!

Great summer camps in San Francisco for you kids: 

San Francisco Zoo

The wildly popular San Francisco Zoo Camp gives kids the chance to learn about animals, their habitats, and how we care for them. Craft projects and games reinforce the concepts taught.

There will also be keeper talks, observation walks and lots of hands-on activities to keep kids enthralled!

Edventure More- Camp Edmo and Camp EdTech

Edventure More's award-winning summer camps feature hands-on activities designed by the Bay Area’s top museums! They inspire creativity and help avoid summer learning loss.

Kids build important practical skills, but also life skills such as curiosity, confidence, kindness, teamwork, and problem solving.

SF Tinkering School

Big Ideas, Real Tools, No Recipes. SF Tinkering School is a place where children are given abstract, open-ended building projects and problems.

Each week of Day Camp is different with totally new content and projects lead by the amazing summer staff. You can sign up for one week, or hang out all summer!

Bay Area Discovery Museum

At the Bay Area Discovery Museum, summer camps are designed to ignite creative thinking in children. This enables original thought and the ability to see solutions where others don’t. It unlocks possibilities and fosters innovation. It provides the fundamental building blocks for success in school, and beyond!

Dragonfly Designs

In Summer Jewelry Making Camp, campers are able to explore a unique blend of yoga or dance, jewelry and eco-consciousness to help your kids get moving, get creative and get outside this summer in Dragonfly Designs.

The experienced instructors help students tap into their creativity to express it in a colorful, wearable form.


Using the age-appropriate and highly effective SoccerKids curriculum, children will master the soccer skills of dribbling, passing, shooting and defense. And it’s FUN!

All of this is accomplished in an atmosphere where having fun, trying your best, and good sportsmanship are more important than winning.

GLO Growth & Learning Opportunities

Your camper’s adventure begins at GLO Summer Camp! This summer is jam packed with amazing adventures, with a theme of ‘The Great Outdoors’.

Your camper will explore the African Safari, take a dive under the sea, teip toe through the rainforest and finish off the summer with a good ol’ fashioned carnival!

ODC Dance Commons

Keep dancing through the summer with ODC Dance Commons!

From Little Rabbits, a creative movement class designed to introduce all ages to the joys of dance, to their more competitive Teen Intensive, there are summer programs for all ages and levels.

Buena Vista Child Care

These camps provide an enrichment filled summer and reinforce academic and social skills developed during the school year, all while celebrating the spirit of diversity, tolerance, and respect for all!

Days are balanced with arts & crafts, theatre, science, outdoor activities, games, field trips and more! Buena Vista Child Care is a safe and caring place for children to learn and grow.

Kids on Camera

Lights, Camera, Action, and Fun! An award winning camp providing TV and film acting training for ages 4-18.

Kids on Camera teaches audition skills and improves communication skills, self-esteem and confidence. It is a great blend of fun, integrity, and genuine affection for children.

Stratford School

Let your child’s adventure in learning begin this summer at Stratford School!

Stratford school camps offer a wide variety of fun and educational activities for kids including creative art, music, science, engaging & fun weekly themes for Preschool & Kindergarten Campers along with enriching academics for fall preparation!

Shotokan Karate Leadership School

Heroes are made at Shotokan Karate Leadership School. The coaching and training programs combine your desire for your child to do well in life and their proprietary leadership development curriculum to completely transform the way you and your child think about life.

This martial arts leadership training program that can be found nowhere else in the world.

Mi Escuelita en Español

If you are looking for exciting adventures, and the opportunity to enhance your children’s Spanish language skills, this camp is for you!

During each session, children 2 to 5 years old will participate in Hispanic traditional games and activities, all led in Spanish in a safe, fun, and natural environment at Mi Escuelita en Español.

Looking for more family friendly resources?

Discover great events, camps, classes and activities for kids and families. Check out our Popular Events page on ChatterBlock!

You can also find a list of the amazing camps & classes being offered in your community!

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