*Featured* Camp Brainy Bunch - Orinda - super fun public speaking, writing, leadership and engineering camps for kids entering 1st through 6th grades. $495 per week; discounts for siblings and multiple weeks.
*Featured* Camp Doodle - Orinda - Programs are designed to encourage creativity, learning and exploration for ages 3 and up. $399 per week for full days (9-4). Extended care available for additional fees. Discounts available for multiple weeks.
*Featured* Play-Well TEKnologies - Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Danville, Orinda, San Ramon and several other East Bay locations - kids learn STEAM concepts by playing & learning with over 10,000 LEGO pieces! Themes include robotics, Minecraft, Jedi engineering, Harry Potter and more. Half-days, from $180 and up depending on location.
Ace Dance Academy - Walnut Creek - Dance camps for little ones as young as 2 years old! Plenty for older kids as well. $190 per week for 2 hour per day camps, with half days available for $225 (per week).
Adventure Day Camp - Walnut Creek and Alamo - a traditional summer day camp, providing a welcoming, lively, safe, positive, and diverse environment for children ages 3- 15. Three-week tuition starting at $990 for half-day (preschool only) and $1,550 for full-day (9-4 with extended care available for additional fees).
Adventures in Writing Camp - Danville and Walnut Creek - campers entering 1st through 8th grades will build confidence and fall in love with writing. Price starts at $789 for 2 week session.
Animal Rescue Foundation - Walnut Creek - Camp ARF’s award-winning themed camps offer a one-of-a-kind experience. Interactive games and activities, critter crafts, and the opportunity to meet new animal friends highlight our week-long camps. Ages 4 and up. $215 (half-days) or $430 (full-days) per week.
The ARTroom - Lafayette - week-long summer camps let little artists experiment with a variety of media and projects while gaining a deeper appreciation for the ever changing cycle of art. Ages 4 and up. Prices start at $250 per week for half-days.
Avid4Adventure - Moraga - These summer camps introduce kids ages Pre-K to 7th graders to the habit-forming power of outdoor adventure. $549 per week; discounts offered for multiple weeks.
AYSO Camp - Martinez, Concord - soccer camps for ages 3 and up. Starting at $125 per week for half-days or $225 for full days (9 to 3:30 pm).
Bay Area Young Writers Camp - Walnut Creek - $650 for three-week session (half-days).
Berean Christian Sports Camp - Walnut Creek - a variety of sports offered in weekly sessions. Most camps for ages entering 2nd or 3rd grade and up. $165-$215 per week depending on how many hours per day.
Bronco Baseball Academy - Walnut Creek - Full day (9-3) baseball camp for ages 5-12 years. $350 per week.
Camp Galileo - Danville, Orinda, Walnut Creek - Galileo is on a mission to nurture young minds, developing innovators who envision and take action to create a better world. Campers range in age from Pre-K through 8th grade. Prices start at $425 per week (full days 9-3, with extended care available for additional fees); discounts for multiple weeks available.
Camp Kefli - Lafayette - informal, well-structured summer fun infused with a strong sense of Jewish community. For children entering kindergarten through 8th grade. $420 per week; discounts for Temple Isaiah members.
Castle Rock Arabians - Walnut Creek - horseback riding summer camp for ages 5 and up. Starting at $500 per week for full days (9-3, with extended care available for additional fees).
CCB Martial Arts - Concord - Fun martial arts themed camps! $325 per week for full day (8:30-3); discounts available for members, early registration and multiple week attendance.
City recreation departments in our area are an amazing resource for summer activities! Along with traditional camps that runs all summer long (perfect for full-time working parents), there are preschool camps and theme camps on cooking, STEM and Lego, dance, sports, the arts and so much more. Make sure to check out what your local rec center has to offer! (Do note some do not publish their summer calendar until April.)
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Color Me Mine - Walnut Creek - Clay and ceramics art camp with fun weekly themes for kids ages 6 and up. 11 am to 1 pm Mon through Thurs ($30 per day) or weekly ($110 per 4 day week).
Community Youth Center - Concord - (relatively) inexpensive camps include gymnastics, martial arts, soccer, STEM and other academics. Full-day (9-3), starting at $120 per week in 2018 (details for 2019 not published online)
Cooking Round the World - Lafayette - hands on cooking fun for ages 6 and up. Price approximately $300 per week but varies by location.
De La Salle Summer Camp - Concord - athletic summer camps for kids entering kindergarten through 9th grade. Prices start at $125 for half day camps and $300 for full day (8:30-3).
DVC College for Kids - Pleasant Hill - classes on a huge variety of subjects for kids entering 4th grade and up. Classes range from $60 to $150 for 3 week sessions.
East Bay Sports Academy - Concord - fun experiences to keep your child healthy, active, entertained and learning with gymnastics, dance, games and crafts. $175 per week for half day (or $50 per each half day) and $255 per week ($85 per day) for full day (9-4). Extended care available for additional fee.
Encore Gymnastics - Walnut Creek - Themed gymnastics summer camps for kids ages 3 and up. Half days for preschool ages only ($225 per week). Full day camp $350 per week. Discounts for siblings and multiple week bundles.
Fiddleheads Summer Camp - Lafayette - a warm and playful program offering children therapeutic support and social and emotional instruction in an outdoor environment. $1,250 per two week session; scholarships and subsidizing available.
First Tee of Contra Costa - Walnut Creek - golf summer camps. $229 per week for half days, $399 per week for full days.
Funkmode - Concord- hip hop dance camps for kids, offered 2 weeks during the summer. $225 per week for half days (mornings).
Giants Baseball Camp - Danville, Orinda - Giants Baseball Camps features five action-packed days of individualized instruction, marquee competitions, and special events for ages 4-12 years. $595 per week for full day (9-3).
Gino's Soccer Academy - Walnut Creek - week long soccer camps for kids ages 4 and up. Half day camps $190 per week, full day $275 (9-3).
Girl Scouts Diablo Day Camp - Lafayette - for girls entering 1st grade through 8th grade. Registration is via lottery in January each year as space is limited. Registration closed for 2019, make sure to check for 2020 registration in January 2020! $125 per week for full day (9-3:30).
Happy Days Learning Center - Lafayette - separate programs are offered over the summer months, one for children ages 2-4, and another for children in K-5th grades. Please contact Happy Days for pricing.
Husky House Child Care - Lafayette - This camp program is open to kids entering kindergarten through 6th grade and is full of hands-on fun, activities and field trips. Please contact Husky House for pricing.
i heart art - Pleasant Hill - creative art themed camps for ages 6-12 years. $275 per week, all camps run M-F from 2:30-5 pm, except for Parade Camp. Discounts available for members, siblings and multiple week bundles.
John Muir Mountain Day Camp - Martinez - kids have a great time while they learn how John Muir's legacy is still helping the earth be a healthier, more beautiful place to live. Each week is packed with fun and informative activities, such as exploring nature trails, painting, baking sourdough bread, journaling as Muir did, and discovering local plants and animals. For kids ages 7-12; $295 per week (full days, 8:30-3).
Kang's Tae Kwon Do Academy - Walnut Creek - Martial arts camps for kids. Schedule and details not available as of January 2019.
Kids’ Country - Danville - a variety of fun and enriching camps to capture kids’ imaginations, including art, theater, DJ music production, game design, makers of the future, extreme sports, outdoor adventures and more. For kids entering K-6th grades. $305 per week with a sibling discount available.
Lemon Blossom Creations - Walnut Creek - art camp offered at a new kids studio! For ages 4-14; half-days (9-12 or 2-5); $199 per child.
Liberty Gymnastics - Concord - Gymnastics themed summer camps for ages 3 and up. Half days for preschool ages $175 per week and full days (9-4) for age 6 and up $245 per week.
Lindsay Wildlife Museum - Walnut Creek - wildlife and nature camp themes for preschoolers and elementary school kids in week-long sessions. Half-days (mornings), $250 per week (with discounts for museum members).
MADS Summer Camp at St. Andrew's Presbyterian - Pleasant Hill - multi-disciplinary camp features fun instruction and workshops in Music (explore instruments, make music!), Art (artmaking!), Drama (just imagine!), and service to the community (service projects!). For kids entering 1st through 5th grades. Full days, offered one week of the summer only (July 22-26, 2019); $150 per child.
Martial Arts America - Walnut Creek - Themed martial arts camps for ages 5 and up. $299 per week for full day (9-3).
North Peak Riding Academy - Alamo - horseback riding camps for ages 6 and up. $850 per week.
Palmer School Summer Camp - Walnut Creek - recreational program for ages 4-11 years. The campus provides an excellent setting with a swimming pool, tennis courts and recreational areas for summer fun. Camp activities include arts and crafts, organized sports and games, nature study, cooking, science, swimming, camp songs and more. $300 per week, 9-3:30 pm. Extended time available for additional fees.
Peekadoodle Summer Camp - Danville - themed camps for preschoolers ages 2-5. In 2018 half days and full days available with prices starting at $205 for half days, 3 days per week and $260 for half days, 5 days per week.
Performing Academy - Pleasant Hill and Lafayette - performing arts camps for ages 3.5 and up. Prices start at $214 per week for half-days.
Poison Apple Productions - Martinez - summer camp for theater lovers! $450 for two week session (half-days).
Rebel Art School Summer Camps - Walnut Creek - Ready to have some art making fun? Camps for kids ages 4 and up. $255 per week for half days (9-12) or $425 for full days (9-3). Single days available at $60 per half day.
Renaissance Club Sport - Walnut Creek - sports camps, specialty camps, and themed camps for ages 3 and up provide fun ways for kids to strengthen their bodies and minds through physical activities, critical thinking exercises, and creative projects. In 2018 there were half-days (morning and afternoon options), starting at $180 per week ($150 for club members); details for 2019 camps not yet published as of March 2019.
Roughing It Day Camp - Lafayette - a traditional, outdoor summer camp for children ages 4 to 16, located at the Lafayette Reservoir. Starting at $2,225 per child for a two-week session (available for Pre-K to 2nd grade) and $4,895 for a four-week session. Transportation to and from camp included.
Roughing It Horse Day Camp - Moraga - Horse Day Camp is a program for horse crazy campers. Campers participate in a wide variety of horse activities, including riding lessons, mounted games, horsemanship, vaulting, horse care, barn chores and horse crafts. For kids entering 4th through 10th grade. $3,675 for a two-week session.
Saklan School Summer Camp - Moraga - Kids 3 and up can explore language and culture this summer, as well as swimming, games and outings! Prices start at $900 for a three-week session of half days, or $1,200 for a three-week session of full days.
SensationAll Kids Gym - Concord - Two weeks of half-day camps offered for preschool ages, $135 per week.
SewNow! Fashion Studio - Lafayette - kids entering 2nd grade and up can learn fashion design and sewing. $425 per week for half day camps and $795 per week for full day camps (9-4).
Sienna Ranch - Lafayette - Animals, nature adventure and more can be found here. For kids ages 4 and up. (Horseback riding camp is for kids entering 2nd grade and older). Prices start at $350 per week for half days (9-1), and $245 for afternoon camps (2-5).
Sing Out Theatre - Pleasant Hill - Afternoon only acting and theater experience for kids ages 4 and up! Prices start at $350 for three-week session.
Spanish 4 Children - Walnut Creek - preschool aged and early elementary children learn Spanish in a hands-on interactive and stimulating environment. $240 per week for half days, with extended care available for additional fees. Discounts for registering for multiple weeks of camp.
St. Mary's College All Sport Camp - Moraga - campers will develop skills in badminton, basketball, flag football, handball, paddleball, soccer, softball, street hockey, swimming, tennis, volleyball and more! For ages 4 and up. Starting at $175 per week for half days.
Steve & Kate’s Camp - Walnut Creek - A flexible scheduling summer day camp that trusts kids to explore their passions and unlock their creativity. Ages 4 and up. $110 per full extended day, with discounts for multiple days purchase.
Tal's Patisserie - Danville - baking camp for kids entering kindergarten and up. $240 per week for half-days (9:30-12).
The Ballet School & Young Actor's Studio - Walnut Creek - Dance and acting programs for kids ages 5 and up. Prices start at $200 per week for half day dance, or $400-$600 for 4 week theater class program.
The Writing Studio - Lafayette - Writing camp for kids entering 3rd grade and up. Please contact business for summer 2019 schedule and details.
Tutu School - Walnut Creek - ballet themed camps for little ones ages 3-8 years old. $250 per week for half days ($150 for 3 day camp).
Ultimate Field House/Excel Basketball Camp - Walnut Creek - Starting at $155 per week for kids in grades K-3 (3-6 pm, 4 days per week), and $225 per week for 9 am to 2 pm daily for grades 3-9.
Vision Tech Camps - Danville and Moraga - Computer, engineering and STEM camps for kids ages 7 and up. Prices starting at $495 per week for half days, and $740 for full days (9-5).
Viva el Español Spanish Immersion - Lafayette - Spanish language camp for kids ages 3 and up to learn or improve skills. Flexible days and hours options, approximately $245 per week.
Walnut Acres Children’s Center - Walnut Creek - All day summer camp program that provides an abundance of activities and adventurous trips around the Bay Area. For ages 4 and up. Starting at $270 per week full day 7 am-6 pm, $197 per week half days (7-12:30). Sibling discount available.
Walnut Creek Soccer Club - Walnut Creek - half day soccer clinics and camps for kids age 5 and up, 4 days a week (Mon through Thurs, $250).
Wheel Kids - Walnut Creek - bike riding camps for ages 5 and up, including learn-to-ride options. Starting at $475 per week for full days (9-4) with extended care available for additional fee.
YMCA - Pleasant Hill and Concord locations- safe and caring summer camp programs that give kids a chance to get outdoors, learn new skills and make friends. Flexible 3 and 5 day options, as well as drop-ins. Prices start at $383 for three-week session, 3 day per week option (9-4, with extended care available for additional fees) or $581 for three-week session 5 days per week.
2019 Summer Camps
Summer camps for preschool and elementary aged kids in the following East Bay cities: Walnut Creek, Concord, Clayton, Martinez, Pleasant Hill, Lafayette, Orinda, Moraga, Danville and Alamo.