Stanford. 415/924-6442. www.usperformingarts.
com. Trains young people in acting for the camera
and screenwriting. Ages: 11-19.
Willow Glen Children’s Theatre. 1320 Willow St.,
San Jose. 408/448-6400. www.wgct.org. Children
explore their creative sides with improvisation activities
and theater games. Ages: 7 and up.
Camp Jano India. Various locations. 650/493-1566.
www.janoindia.com. Explore and celebrate India
through Hindi, art, drama, games and food. Ages: 5-13.
Centro Armonia. 531 W. Rincon Ave., Campbell.
Spanish immersion themed camp includes art, the
ocean, cooking, camping and pirates. Ages: 2.5-10.
open until full.
The Music Place. Various locations. 408/445-2787.
www.musicplace.com. Theater, music, dance and
Christian emphasis camps. Ages: PreK-10.
Ohlone Art Camp. 245 Wilton Ave., Palo Alto.
650/493-4383. www.ohloneartcamp.com. Silk painting,
embroidery, masks, mosaics and more created
in a garden full of flowers. Ages: 5 and up.
Peninsula Youth Orchestra. Various locations.
Music camp accepts instrumentalists with one-plus
years of study. Ages: 6-18.
San Jose Area Writing Project. Sunnyvale. San
Jose. 408/924-4412. www.sjawp.org. Themed
camps teach a variety of writing genres: fiction,
creative nonfiction, graphic novel, poetry and more.
San Jose Jazz Summer Jazz Camp. 38 West Santa
Clara St., San Jose. 408/288-7557. www.sanjosejazz.
org. Students create their own ensembles, learn
theory, arranging and composition. Grades: 6-12.
San Jose Museum of Art. 110 S. Market St., San
Jose. 408/271-6840. www.sjmusart.org. Hands-on
projects offer in-depth art experiences and technical
instruction. Ages: 6-14.
School of Rock. Various locations. 650/347-3474.
www.schoolofrock.com. Camps for musicians who
play guitar, bass, drums, keyboard and vocals; plus
songwriting and recording. Ages: 8-18.
Seven Directions Institute of Art & Science. 303
Potrero St., Santa Cruz. 831/345-9893. www.sevendirections.
org. Painting on canvas, oil pastel, water
color, clay sculpture and more. Ages: 4 and up.
Starting Arts. 525 Parrot St., San Jose. 408/492-
9022. www.startingarts.com. Performing and visual
arts including Musical Theater. Grades: K-12.
Summer Rock Camp. 441 Olive Ave., Palo Alto.
650/521-2886. www.summerrockcamp.com. Jam
with musicians and put on a rock concert. Ages: 9-18.
US Performing Arts Camps. Stanford University,
Chinese American International School. 150 Oak
St., San Francisco. 415/865-6000. www.cais.org.
Mandarin language and Chinese culture through
immersion-based activities. Grades: K-8.
German American School of Palo Alto. 475 Pope
St., Menlo Park. 650/520-3646. www.gaspa-ca.org.
Summer school is run by German American School
of Palo Alto. Grades: PreK-12.
Kwan Academy. 10680 S. De Anza Blvd., Cupertino.
408/900-6872. www.kwanacademy.com. Academic
as well as musical learning. Academic camps.
Grades: 3-12. Chinese language camp. Grades: K-6.
Lango. Various locations. 888/445-2646. www.
langokids.com. Students learn Spanish while participating
in summertime games, activities and story
time. Ages: 4-11.
Let’s Play in Spanish. Various locations. 408/370-
3399. www.letsplayinspanish.com. Themed camps
with the goal of teaching Spanish. Ages: 3-7.
Universe of Colors Foreign Language Immersion
Camp. 178 South Boulevard, San Mateo. 650/401-
8368. www.universeofcolors.org. Spanish & French
themed camps. Ages: 2-10.
Welcome Amigos International School. 2825
Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo. 650/345-2393.
www.welcomeamigos.com. Multi-focused Spanish
immersion programs. Grades: PreK-5.
Yew Chung International School of Silicon Valley
310 Easy St., Mountain View. 650/903-0986. ycis-sv.
Overview: At YCIS Chinese Immersion Summer
Camps students participate in empowering, immersion
based activities that strengthen language skills
and boost confidence and creativity. All levels are
welcome to learn or improve Mandarin language
skills in a supportive, educational setting with an
emphasis on STEAM. Uniquely themed camps invite
young learners to explore diverse cultures, engage
in artful antics, become innovators and fledgling
inventors, and embark on adventures inspired by
famous explorers. Well-rounded activities include
music, drama, cooking, arts and crafts, sports and
science. YCIS summer camps build a foundation of
lifelong language competence and prepare students
to excel in academics and beyond.
Grades: Entering K-6th grade
Dates: Four two-week sessions from June 17 to
Rates: $715-850 per session; multi-session discounts
Enrollment deadline: Open until full
Aerial Tumbling and Acro-Gymnatics. 422 Blossom
Hill Road, San Jose. 408/224-5437. atagymnastics.
com. Featured offerings include Acro Boots Camp
and Surf’s Up sleepover. Ages: 1-10.
Airborne Gymnastics. 1515 Walsh Ave., Santa Clara.
Gymnastics, crafts and games. Ages: 4 and up.
Apex Gymnastics. 751 C Charter Park Court San
Jose. 408/806-8455. www.apexgym.net. Half- and
full-day gymnastic camps. Ages: 6 and under.
Bay Aerials Gymnastics. 4883 Davenport Place,
Fremont. 510/651-5870. www.bayaerials.com.
Activities range from gymnastics, bars and trampoline
to obstacle coursesand parachute. Ages: 3-12.
Cirque San Jose. International Performing Arts
Center. 6148 Bollinger Road, San Jose. 408/515-6769.
www.cirquesanjose.com. Campers learn acrobatics,
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