Dates: June 17 to Aug. 9
Rates: $385 per week for half days; $515 per week
for full days, $150 registration fee may be applied to
program cost if paid before April 12.
Enrollment deadline: Open until full
Stanbridge Academy. 515 E. Poplar Ave., San
Mateo. 650/375-5860. www.stanbridgeacademy.
org. Academics, sportsmanship, arts, career,
college and financial skills. Grades: K-12.
Steve and Kate’s Camp. Various locations.
Film, robotics, fashion music and dance.
Trinity School. 2650 Sand Hill Road, Menlo
Park. 650/854-0288. www.trinity-mp.org.
Explore the “ARTS” includes art, science,
books and story writing. Grades: PreK-2.
Waldorf School of the Peninsula. 11311 Mora
Drive, Los Altos. 650/249-2400. www.waldorf
peninsula.org. Games, imaginary play, songs and
stories for preschoolers. Yoga, nature, arts and
crafts. Ages: 4-7.
Woodland School. 360 La Cuesta Drive, Portola
Valley. 650/854-9065. www.woodland-school.org.
Morning and afternoon day camp offer a balance of
learning and play. Grades: K-8.
De Anza Cupertino Aquatics. 1080 S. De Anza
Blvd., San Jose. 408/253-7946. www.daca.org.
Competitive swimming and water polo camps for all
levels. Ages 7-18.
Saratoga Star Aquatics. 12230 Saratoga Sunnyvale
Road, Saratoga. 408/916-4852. www.ssta-swim.
com. Beginning to advanced swim instruction. Ages:
Stanford Synchro Swim Camp. Avery Aquatic
Center, Stanford University, Stanford. www.stanfordsynchroswimcamp.
com. Swimmers with competition
experience hone their skills. Ages: 9-19.
The Dance Affair. 850 N. Winchester Blvd., San
Jose. 408/243-4834. www.thedanceaffair.com.
Kiddie combo, jazz, tap, yoga, pointe, ballet, lyrical,
hip hop, musical theatre and more. Ages: 3-10+.
Dance Attack. Los Gatos, 408/356-6456;
Sunnyvale, 408/245-5432. www.danceattack.com.
Classes in ballet, hip hop, house, jazz, lyrical, tap and
zumba. Ages: 3.5 and up.
Los Gatos Ballet. 630 University Ave., Los Gatos.
408/399-7577. www.losgatosballet.org. Intensive
curriculum includes a variety of styles while developing
strength, technique and artistry. Ages: 4-13
Marti’s Dance Studio. 1140 Riverside Drive, Los
Altos. 650/947-8699. www.martidance.com.
Summer dance workshops teach jazz, hip hop, tap,
lyrical and technique. Ages: 3 and up.
The New Ballet School. 40 N. First St., San Jose.
408/352-5612. www.newballetschool.org Classes
include pre-professional ballet training, technique,
performance and master classes. Ages: 2.5-22.
South Bay Dance Center. 5899 Santa Teresa Blvd.,
San Jose. 408/972-5679. www.southbaydance
center.com. Dance camps and intensive programs
for more advanced dancers. Ages: 5 and up.
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allART Studio. 1060 El Camino Real, Suite E,
Redwood City. 650/363-6181. www.allartstudio.
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net. Fine art camps focus on drawing, painting and
crafts. Field trips included. Age: 5-15.
Aperature Academy Photography Teen Summer
Camp. 2290 N. First Street, Sam Jose. 408/369-
8585. www.apertureacademy.com. Experience photography,
adventure and field trips. Ages: 13-18.
Art Attack. 1812-C Magnolia Drive, Burlingame.
650/552-0001. www.artattack911.com. Campers
practice drawing techniques and create fine art.
Field trip and art show included. Ages: 7 and up.
Art Hub Academy. 12241 Saratoga Sunnyvale Road,
Ste. A. 408/257-7940. www.arthub.academy. Camps
teach oil painting, portraiture, graphic art and more.
Art Works Studio. 595 Lincoln Ave., Palo Alto.
650/796-1614. www.artworkspaloalto.net. Art camp
designed to build self-esteem, critical thinking and
imagination. Grades: Pre-K-12.
Band Works. Various locations. 510/843-2263. www.
bandworks.com. Play music and develop music skills
while practicing and performing in a real rock band.
Ages: 8 and up.
Bay Area Acting Studio. 1930 Camden Ave., San
Jose. 415/322-8464. www.bayareaacting.com.
Academy features professional coaches and exposure
to talent agents and managers. Ages: 8 and up.
Bay Area Children’s Theatre. Various locations.
510/296-4433. www.bactheatre.org. Campers
learn vocal technique, basic dance vocabulary
and story- telling at theater and improve sessions.
Bay Area Shakespeare Camps. Various
locations. 415/558-0888. www.sfshakes.
org. A variety of structured camps finish
with a mini performance of a Shakespeare
play. Ages: 7-18.
Bay Area Speech and Debate Academy.
Saratoga, Palo Alto. 833/943-6487. www.
bayareadebate.com. Training camps prepare
kids to debate different topics. Grades: 2-12
Camp Fashionista. 1702 Meridian Ave., San Jose.
408/757-3434. www.campfashionista.net. Classes
range from an introduction to sewing to creating
quilts and summer clothes. Ages: 6 and up.
Children’s Musical Theater San Jose. Various
locations. 408/288-5437. www.cmtsj.org.
Comprehensive Theater training in voice, acting and
dance culminate in a performance. Ages: 4-20.
Christina’s Art Adventure Camp. 1835 Belburn
Drive, Belmont. 650/787-6942. Camps include
sports, water activities, cooking, theater and fashion.
Community School of Music and Arts. 230 San
Antonio Circle, Mountain View. 650/917-6800. www.
arts4all.org. Explore visual and digital arts and
music. Ages: 5 and up.
Imagineerz. Various locations. 650/318-5002. imag
ineerz-learning.com/camp. Children learn problemsolving
techniques through stories and their own
creativity. Grades: K-12.
KidsArt and Drawn2Art Studios. Los Gatos,
408/355-5850; Los Altos 650/948-4719. www.
drawn2artstudios.com. Realistic drawing and painting,
animation, clay sculpture and more. Ages: 4
KMVT 15 Silicon Valley Community Media. 1400
Terra Bella Ave., Mountain View. 650/968-1540.
in video production and Claymation. Ages: 7-13.
Marina’s Sewing School. 116 La Mesa Drive,
Burlingame. 650/685-9744. www.marinassewingschool.
com. Camps focus on sewing, crafts and
jewelry projects. Ages: 6-18.
Montalvo Arts Center
15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga. 408/961-5858.
Overview: Montalvo Arts Center’s multidisciplinary
summer camps are unique in the South Bay. They
offer sessions in several traditional arts practices,
including music, painting, dance and theater. They
also offer the unexpected, such as culinary arts,
fashion design, textile weaving, and treehouse building.
All camp sessions are led by professional artists
active in the disciplines they’re teaching. Campers
will learn new skills and flex their creative muscles
while they make new friends and express themselves,
all in the greenery and fresh air of the gorgeous
park-like grounds in the Saratoga foothills.
Dates: Vary by program
Enrollment deadline: Jan. 23 for general public;