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San Jose

Harker Summer Programs

​The Harker School's summer programs for children K - grade 12 offer the​ ​perfect balance of learning and fun! Programs are led by dedicated facult​y ​and staff who are experts at combining summer fun and learning. Strong​ ​academics and inspiring enrichment programs are offered in full day,​ ​partial and morning only sessions. (408) 553-5737

Palo Alto

i2 Camp at Castilleja School

i2 Camp offers week-long immersion programs that engage middle school girls in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The fun and intimate hands-on activities of the courses strive to excite and inspire participants about STEM, creating enthusiasm that will hopefully spill over to their schoolwork and school choices in future years. (650) 470-7833

Stanford/Bay Area

iD Tech

The world's #1 summer STEM program held at Stanford, Palo Alto High School, and 150+ locations nationwide. With innovative courses in coding, game development, robotics, and design, our programs instill in-demand skills that embolden students to shape the future. iD Tech Camps (weeklong, 7-17), Alexa Café (weeklong, all-girls, 10-15), iD Tech Academies (2-week, 13-18). (844) 788-1858


STANFORD EXPLORE: A Lecture Series on Biomedical Research

EXPLORE biomedical science at Stanford. Stanford EXPLORE offers high school students the unique opportunity to learn from Stanford professors and graduate students about diverse topics in biomedical science, including bioengineering, neurobiology, immunology and many others. explore-series@stanford.edu

Palo Alto

Summer at Sand Hill School

June 26 to July 23. If you're looking for a great summer learning plus fun option for your child and you want them to be ready for fall, please join us at Sand Hill. The morning Literacy Program (8:30 to noon) provides structured, systematic instruction for students with learning challenges entering grades 1-8 in the fall. The afternoon Enrichment Camp (Noon to 4) focuses on performing arts, social skills and fun. Choose morning, afternoon or full day. Visit www.sandhillschool.org for more details and application. (650) 688-3605

Palo Alto and Pleasanton

Write Now! Summer Writing Camps

Improve your student's writing skills this summer at Emerson School of Palo Alto and Hacienda School of Pleasanton. Courses this year are Expository Writing, Creative Writing and Presentation Skills. Visit our website for more information. Emerson: (650) 424-1267 Hacienda: (925) 485-5750

Palo Alto/Bay Area


Stratford infuses its STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) curriculum into an innovative and enriching summer camp experience. Younger campers learn, explore, and engage in hands-on learning projects, while Elementary-age students collaborate to tackle real-world problems by utilizing academic principles and concepts in a fun and engaging way. At the Middle School level, individual subject-based enrichment classes are offered and tailored for each grade level. For more information, go to stratfordschools.com/summer. Palo Alto/Bay Area Campus 650-493-1141 Email: pa@stratfordschools.com.

Arts, Culture, Other Camps

Palo Alto

Art and Soul Camp

Art, cooking, tinkering, yoga and mindfulness. We celebrate multiple perspectives and recognize the many ways for our children to interpret their world. Summer Unplugged! is appropriate for ages 6-11 years. Located at Walter Hays School. (650) 269-0423

Palo Alto

Castilleja Summer Camp for Girls Palo Alto

Castilleja Summer Camp for Girls Palo Alto Casti Camp offers girls entering gr. 2-6 a range of age-appropriate activities including athletics, art, science, computers, writing, crafts, cooking, drama and music classes each day along with weekly field trips. Leadership program available for girls entering gr. 7-9. (650) 470-7833

Mountain View

City of Mountain View Recreation

Come have a blast with us this summer! We have something for everyone – Recreation Camps, Specialty Camps, Sports Camps, Swim Lessons, and more! Programs begin June 4 – register early! (650) 903-6331

Palo Alto

City of Palo Alto Summer Camps

A wide array of camps, from theater and tennis to ceramics and coding. Kids in kindergarten through high school can participate in camps during week-long sessions from June 3 to Aug 9. (650) 463-4949

Mountain View

Community School of Music

Community School of Mountain View Music and Arts (CSMA) Mountain View 50+ creative camps for Gr. K-8! Drawing, Painting, Ceramics, Sculpture, Musical Theater, Summer Music Workshops, more! One and two-week sessions; full and half-day enrollment. Extended care from 8:30am-5:30pm. Financial aid offered. (650) 917-6800 ext. 0

Palo Alto

Oshman Family JCC Camps

Camps at the OFJCC introduce your child to new experiences while creating friendships in a fun and safe environment. We work to build confidence, stretch imaginations and teach new skills. (650) 223-8622

Palo Alto

Palo Alto Community Child Care (PACCC)

PACCC summer camps offer campers, grades 1st to 6th, a wide variety of engaging opportunities. We are excited to announce all of your returning favorites: Leaders in Training (L.I.T.), PACCC Special Interest Units (S.I.U.), F.A.M.E. (Fine Arts, Music and Entertainment), J.V. Sports and Operation: Chef! Periodic field trips, special visitors and many engaging camp activities, songs and skits round out the variety of offerings at PACCC Summer Camps. Open to campers from all communities. Register online. (650) 493-2361


Stanford Jazz Workshop

World-renowned jazz camps at Stanford. Week-long jazz immersion programs for middle school musicians (July 8-12), high school (July 14-19 and and July 21-26), and adults (July 28-Aug. 2). All instruments and vocals. No jazz experience necessary! (650) 736-0324

Palo Alto, Menlo Park

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

June 3 - August 2. Kids have fun, create a character, and learn lifelong performance skills at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's Theatre Camps. TheatreWorks offers summer camps (six sessions offered in Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Los Altos between June 3 - August 2) for children and youth in grades K-6. Professional teaching artists lead students in activities including acting, dance, playwriting, and stagecraft skills. Visit www.theatreworks.org/education or call (650) 463-7146 for more details. (650) 463-7146


Palo Alto

Dance Connection Palo Alto

Share the joy of dance with us! Our studio is an extended family and a "home away from home" for our community of children and teens. At Dance Connection, we value the positive energy and atmosphere that we continuously strive to provide. Summer Dance Camps include all styles of dance for ages 4 and up and features our new "This is Me!" Empowerment Camp along with Teen Jazz and Hip Hop Camps. A Summer Session for ages 3 to adults will be offered from June 3-August 2. Fine more information about our Summer Dance Camps at https://www.danceconnectionpaloalto.com/dance-connection-event-calendar/summer-dance-camps. (650) 852-0418 or (650) 322-7032

Palo Alto and Monterey Bay

Kim Grant Tennis Summer Camps

Fun and specialized Junior Camps for Mini (3-5), Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, High Performance and Elite tennis levels. Weekly programs designed by Kim Grant to improve player technique, fitness, agility, mental toughness and all around game. Weekly camps in Palo Alto and Sleep-Away Camps in Monterey Bay. SO MUCH FUN! Text: 650-690-0678 Call: 650-752-8061

Bay Area

Nike Tennis Camps

Junior overnight and day tennis camps for boys and girls, ages 9-18 offered throughout June, July and August. Adult weekend clinics available June and August. Camps directed by head men's coach, Paul Goldstein, head women's coach, Lele Forood, and associate men's and women's coaches, Brandon Coupe and Frankie Brennan. Join the fun and get better at tennis this summer. (800) NIKE-CAMP (800) 645-3226

Bay Area

Run for Fun Camps

Run for Fun's mission is to provide creative and engaging play for all youth by getting kids active in an inclusive community centered around outdoor fun! We pride ourselves on hiring an enthusiastic, highly trained staff who love what they do. Summer 2019 features four weeks of Adventure Day Camp and two weeks of Overnight Camp High Five. Adventure Day Camp is a new discovery every day filled with sports, crafts and nature, including explorations to Camp Jones Gulch, Capitola Beach, Foothills Park, Shoreline Lake and Great America. Camp High Five is six days and five nights of traditional overnight camp mixed with challenge-by-choice activities, campfires, friendships and lots of laughter. (650) 823-5167


Stanford Athletics & Youth

Stanford Youth Programs brings you Camp Cardinal! Week-long day camp programs on campus for kids (grades K – 10) from June 3 – August 9. Space is limited so register online now. at campcardinal.org. (650) 736-5436


Stanford Baseball Camps

At Sunken Diamond on the campus of Stanford University. A variety of camps are offered to benefit a wide range of age groups and skill sets. Campers will gain instruction in several baseball skills, fundamentals, team concepts, and game play. Please visit stanfordbaseballcamp.com for more information and to register. (650) 725-2054


Stanford Water Polo Camps

​New to water polo or have experience, we have a camp for you. Half day or full day options for boys and girls ages 7 and up. All camps provide​ ​fundamental skills, scrimmages and games. (650) 725-9016

Addison Elementary, Palo Alto

Wheel Kids Bike Camps

Adventure Riding Camp for rising 1st - 8th gr, Two Wheelers Club for rising K - 3rd gr. Week-long programs from 8:30 - 4, starting June 3rd. Join us as we embark on bicycling adventures for the more experienced rider or help those just learning to ride. (650) 646-5435

Silicon Valley

YMCA of Silicon Valley Summer Camps

At the Y, children and teens of all abilities acquire new skills, make friends, and feel that they belong. With hundreds of Summer Day Camps plus Overnight Camps, you will find a camp that's right for your family. Sign up today, camps are filling up! Financial assistance is available. (408) 351-6473