IT'S SO MUCH MORE THAN S'MORES AND SING-ALONGS. SUMMER CAMP
GIVES KIDS THE CHANCE TO GET OUTDOORS, LEARN NEW THINGS AND MAKE
LIFELONG FRIENDS. OUR SELECT SHORTLIST OF THE SOUTH BAY’S MOST
ENRICHING AND EDUCATIONAL CAMPS MAKES IT EASY TO PICK A WINNER.
Action Day/Primary Plus Elementary School
and West Valley Middle School
2 Campuses, actiondayprimaryplus.com and
Action Day/Primary Plus’ theme-based Camp and Tiki
programs provide summer campers with a wide array
of exciting educational and enrichment opportunities.
Designed to encourage individual exploration and discovery,
weekly themed camps incorporate complementary arts
and craft projects, guest speakers and uniquely tailored
teaching experiences. At curiosity-sparking assemblies,
campers will enjoy presentations on reptiles, take part in
an interactive puppet show and participate in a variety of
adventurous activities all summer long. Included are daily
academic review and enrichment, a variety of relevant
field trips and an assortment of sports and dance camps.
Those enrolled can sign up to participate in camps such
as swimming, golf, hiking, musical theater, computers, art,
volleyball, dodge ball, soccer and baseball.
Grades: PreK–8 Dates: June 18–Aug. 17
CodeREV Tech Camps
Multiple Locations, coderevkids.com/camps
At CodeREV’s weeklong summer tech camps, budding
programmers are stimulated and challenged by the hands-on
STEM centered curriculum and encouraged to explore
science and technology in a supportive setting. Whether
learning to write code, 3D model and animate, develop the
next great app or game, build and code custom Arduino
robots, or model in Minecraft, campers are encouraged
to explore their creativity, learn to solve problems in a
project-based format, and work in teams. Confidence-boosting
classes and outdoor activities are engineered to build
technical and social skills, while fostering friendships the
campers can take with them into the classroom and beyond.
Ages: 6–14 Dates: Vary by program.
De Anza College Academy
Multiple Locations, deanza.edu/academy
Formerly the College for Kids’ Extended Year program, De
Anza College Academy offers students exciting and engag-
ing classes paired with educational real-world experiences.
Led by teachers who have been educated at elite, tech-centric
universities such as MIT and SJSU, technology camps
allow students to flex their engineering and programming
abilities in a fun and intensive environment. At weekly
camps, students are given the option to learn the basics
of programming, apply their programming skills to work
with peripherals or to comprehensively design and build
engineering projects. De Anza’s cutting-edge curriculum
and empowering environment build a foundation for
Grades: 1–12 Dates: Vary by program.
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