Dates/Rates: Check website.
Enrollment deadline: Open until full.
Destination Science. Various Locations. www.des
tinationscience.org. Physics, space exploration and
robotics, science camps are offered. Grades: K-11.
Digital Media Academy. Stanford University,
Stanford. 866/656-3342. www.digitalmediaacademy.
org. Film, animation, 3D printing, video game design
and electronic music. Ages: 6-18.
Explorers Camp at Chabot Space & Science
Center. 10000 Skyline Blvd, Oakland. 510/336-7450.
www.chabotspace.org. Themes include Space Camp
and Camp Create. Grades: 1-6.
iD Tech Camps & Academies. Students code and
design video games and websites. Ages: 6-18.
Lawrence Hall of Science. 1 Centennial Drive,
Berkeley. 510/642-5132. www.lawrencehallofscience.
orgMore than 40 camps encourage creativity and
building confidence. Grades: K-12.
Mad Science of the Bay Area. Various locations.
org. Camps designed to engage through labs,
Science Factory. St Leo’s School, 1051 W San
Fernando St, San Jose, 408/320-4588. www.sciencefactorycamp.
com. Themed camps include
hands-on science and art projects. Ages: 5-13
Startup Wonder. 1285 Escuela Pkwy., Milpitas.
408/256-0050. www.startupwonder.com. Campers
brainstorm, write code, and build prototype games
and apps. Grades: 3-12.
TechKnowHow Tech and Robotic Summer Camps.
Various locations. 650/638-0500. www.techknow-
howkids.com. Robotics, computer game design,
Python & Java programming. Ages: 5-16.
Techlab Education. 1340 S. De Anza Blvd. Ste 201,
San Jose. 408/898-4939. www.techlab.education.
Learn coding, web and mobile design, startup lab
and more. Grades 7-12.
Wizbots Robotics Camps. 4949 Calle De Escuela,
Santa Clara. 800/625-2155. www.wizbots.com.
Camps teach robotics, programming, and design
and develop overall STEM skills. Grades: 3-8.
Youth Science Institute. Various locations.
Various locations. 800/447-4475. http://camp.gsnorcal.
org. Girls build self-esteem, sing camp songs, create
art and explore the outdoors. Ages: 5-17.
Camp SEA Lab. Seaside. 831/582-3681. www.
campsealab.org. Children explore marine environments,
learning about being good stewards for the
ocean. Grades: K-12.
Camp Tawonga. 415/543-2267. www.tawonga.org.
Located near Yosemite, Jewish community camp
offers arts and crafts, swimming, campfires and
overnight hikes. Grades: 2-10.
Camp Unalayee. Scott Mountain Summit. 650/969-
6313. www.unalyee-summer-camp.com. Campers
sleep under the stars and enjoy ackpacking, rock
climbing and more. Ages: 10-17.
Camp Winnarainbow, 50350 N. Highway 101,
Laytonville. 707/984-6507. www.campwinnarainbow.
org. A performing arts camp for clowning, dance,
and drama. Ages: 7-14.
Cazadero Music Camp. 5385 Cazadero Highway,
Cazadero. 510/527-7500. www.cazadero.org.
Campers play in an orchestra, jazz ensemble or
concert band, or sing in a choir. Ages: 10-18.
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outdoor games and exploration. Ages: 5-12.
Marine Science Institute Camp. 500 Discovery
Parkway, Redwood City. 650/364-2760. www.
sfbaymsi.org. Marine habitat exploration for many
ages. Grades: K-12.
Midpen Media Center. 900 San Antonio Road,
Palo Alto. 650/494-8686. www.midpenmedia.org.
Television production and sports broadcasting.
Rock-It Science. 2110 Walsh Ave Ste F, Santa Clara.
Summer maker and STEM camps challenge kids and
build critical thinking skills. Ages: 9-15.
San Francisco Zoo. 1 Zoo Road, San Francisco.
415/753-7080. www.sfzoo.org. Children learn about
animals, habitats and the science behind wildlife
conservation. Ages: 4-17.
Seafloor Science ROV Day Camp. Various locations.
www.ssrovcamp.org. STEM activities focus on the
oceanic environment. Grades: 3-9.
Schmahl Science Workshops. Various locations.
408/281-7595. www.schmahlscience.org. Laboratory
research camps in microbiology, molecular biology,
anatomy, electronics and more. Grades: 5-8.
408/356-4945. www.youthscience.org. Hands-on,
small-group science education programs. Grades:
Youth Startup. Various locations. 408/256-0050.
www.youthstartup.com. Youth learn coding and business
skills and get to pitch their ideas. Grades: 3-12.
ActionQuest. 800/317-6789. www.actionquest.com.
Scuba the Great Barrier Reef, study marine biology
in the British Virgin Islands or go whitewater rafting
through Ecuador’s Rainforest. Ages: Teens.
American Dance Training Camps. Squaw Valley
Lodge. 866/383-ADTC. www.americandancetrainingcamp.
com. Dance workshops, choreography and
classes. Ages: 8-17.
Camp Hammer. 21401 Big Basin Way, Boulder
Creek, 831/338-3200. www.camphammer.com. Rope
swings, zip lines, team competitions and more at
this Christian camp. Grades: 4-12.
Camp Rockin’ U. 13919 Lake Francis Road, Dobbins.
530/300-8261. www.camprockingu.com. Traditional
summer camp. Ages: 7 to 14.
Camp Rocks! Girl Scouts Summer Adventure.
Crazzy’s Wasewagan Camp & Retreat. 42121 Seven
Oaks Road, Angelus Oaks. 805/498-5578. www.
wasewagan.com. Activities include kayaking, canoeing
swimming, mountain biking and more. Ages: 5-16.
Guided Discoveries. Various locations. 909/625-
6194. www.guideddiscoveries.org. Camps include
AstroCamp, Catalina Sea Camp and camp
MotorSport. Ages: 8 and up.
Kennolyn Camps. 8400 Glen Haven Road, Soquel.
831/479-6714. www.kennolyncamps.com. Horseback
riding, watersports, archery, crafts and specialty
camps. Grades: 1-9.
Mountain Camp. Pollock Pines. 415/351-CAMP. www.
mountaincamp.com. Camp offers water sports,
archery, rock band, dance and mountain biking.
Mountain Meadow Ranch. 704-950 Wingfield Road,
Susanville. 530/257-4419. www.mountainmeadow.
com. Camp features animal care, archery, drama,
fishing and horseback riding. Ages: 7-17.
Pali Adventures. Various locations. 909/867-5743.
www.paliadventures.com. Extreme action, trapeze,
fantasy, stunt, motorsports, secret agent and water
sports camps. Ages: 8-16.