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Palo Alto

Summer at Sand Hill School

June 26 to July 20; 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


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

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 faculty 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

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 Techniques. Visit our website for more information. Emerson: (650) 424-1267 Hacienda: (925) 485-5750

Stanford/Bay Area

iD Tech Camps Campbell

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

Los Altos Hills

KCI Summer Camp

Students ages 11-16 discover endless possibilities as they design and engineer their own projects. Hands-on learning of latest technologies including virtual reality, 3D printing, video production, and more in KCI’s new makerspace. (650) 949-7614

Arts, Culture, Other Camps


Stanford Jazz Workshop

On campus of Stanford University, Week-long jazz immersion programs for young musicians in middle school (starts July 9), high school (July 15 and July 22), and college, as well as adults (July 29). All instruments and vocals. (650) 736-0324

Palo Alto

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

Kids can have fun, be a character, and learn lifelong performance skills at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's Theatre Camps. Spring Break and Summer camps for K-6. (650) 463-7146

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

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 5-13 years. Located at Walter Hays School. (650) 269-0423

Palo Alto

Let's Go Crafting

Let's Go Crafting's Studio is where your child will have fun while learning many different fiber related arts. We teach sewing, knitting, crochet, weaving and jewelry making to children ages 8 years to 15 years. AM or PM camps $275 per week - Full day camps $550 per week. 5 student minimum for all sessions - 10 student maximum. Contact Connie Butner at letsgocrafting@gmail.com. (650) 814-4183

Palo Alto

Palo Alto Community Child Care (PACCC)

PACCC summer camps offer campers, grades 1st to 6th, a wide variety of fun 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 fun offerings of PACCC Summer Camps. Open to campers from all communities. Register online. (650) 493-2361

Palo Alto

Palo Alto School of Chamber Music Palo Alto

Offering a music program for children and adults. If you are a violinist, violist or cellist and interested in playing chamber music, we offer a year-round program that suits players ranging in age from 7 to 70! Several years of instrumental study (on violin, viola, cello, piano, or woodwind) are a prerequisite but otherwise this program is designed as an introduction to chamber music and the coaching is done by professional Palo Alto musicians. There are five-week sessions, each culminating in a concert featuring all of the groups. (650) 766-5084

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

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/La Honda

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 2018 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 Baseball Camps

At Sunken Diamond on the campus of Stanford University. Four or five day camps where the morning session includes instruction in several baseball skills, fundamentals, and team concepts. The afternoon session will be dedicated to playing coach pitched games and hitting in the batting cages. Session 1: June 18 - 22 Session 2: June 25-29 Session 3: July 16-20 (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

Palo Alto

Wheel Kids Bike Camps

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

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 Aug. 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. 1 (800) NIKE-CAMP (800) 645-3226

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. Financial assistance is available. (408) 351-6473

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 many community members, and we value the positive energy and atmosphere that we strive to provide. For children and teens, Jazz, Hip Hop, Ballet, Tap, Lyrical/Contemporary, Children’s Combination. Events/Summer Dance Camps - Summer Session for ages 3 - adults: June 11-August 4. (650) 852-0418 or (650) 322-7032

Palo Alto and Monterey Bay

Kim Grant Tennis Academy 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 at Meadowbrook Swim and Tennis. (650) 752-8061

Mountain View

Mountain View Tennis Summer Camps

Choose from 10 weeks of Tennis Camp – plenty of play time, focus on fundamentals & sportsmanship, talented coaches, Cuesta courts. Full day or morning camp for 7 to 14 year olds and new, morning camp for 5 to 6 year olds. Discounts for residents and registering by 3/31. (650) 967-5955

Mountain View

Spartans Sports Camp

Spartans Sports Camp offers multi-sport, week-long sessions for boys and girls in grades 1-7, sport-specific sessions for grades 2-9, color guard camp for grades 3-9, and cheerleading camp for grades pre-K – 8. We also offer a hip hop dance camp for grades 1-7. Camp dates are June 4 through July 27 at Mountain View High School. The camp is run by MVHS coaches and student-athletes and all proceeds benefit the MVHS Athletic Department. Lunch and extended care are available. (650) 479-5906