Specialty & Sports Camps


Camp Community Arts
Walnut Creek
Infuse your child’s summer with ART! Campers explore a range of visual and performing arts under the direction of experienced teaching artists. Our 2-week camps include half-day, full-day, morning care and afternoon care options. Camps run June 15- August 7 and are open to campers ages 5-14. Full day campers enjoy afternoon field trips and outdoor activities. Located in Walnut Creek. Learn more and register at communityarts.org.
Ages 5-14



Counselor in Training (CIT)

The Counselor-In-Training Program (CIT) is a 6-week program for teens ages 13 to 15. Learn valuable job training and leadership skills by working side-by-side with Counselors of the Backyard Explorers Program. Successful graduates of this program may be eligible in the future to be hired as a Counselor.
Ages 13-15



Galaxy Kids Code Club
312 Oak St, Brentwood
Coding classes and camps for kids. Offering after-school coding classes, classes for homeschoolers, and school break camps including summer, spring, fall, and other school breaks.
Email: info@galaxykidscodeclub.com
Ages 4-13



Tutu School
Walnut Creek

Ballet classes and camps for children. This is the founding principle of Tutu School. We believe that motor skill development is infinitely enhanced by Tchaikovsky and Bach, that young imaginations benefit immensely from exploring the enchanted worlds of swans and sugar plums, and that twirling should be a fundamental part of any childhood. Tutu Toddlers, Exploring Ballet & Primary Ballet Prep classes.
Ages 18 Months-8 Years



Play-Well TEKnologies
Play-Well TEKnologies offers LEGO-inspired STEM camps all across Contra Costa including Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Concord and Martinez. Play-Well summer camps teach kids about Science, Engineering, Technology, Art & Math through hands on learning with LEGO. Choose from exciting themes like Star Wars, Super Heroes, Animal Architects, Harry Potter and Minecraft. Explore imaginary worlds with 20,000 LEGO pieces this summer! Register Here.
Ages 5-12



School of Rock Walnut Creek

Green Day – Come join us to learn and perform music from one of the most popular punk trios of all time in our Green Day summer camp.

Rock 101 – Rock 101 camp is for beginners 7-12 years of age. No experience needed. Students will explore their instruments through musical games and activities.

Beatles – In this 5-day camp, students will take a deep dive into the work of The Beatles to learn and perform music from one of the greatest bands ever.

Classic Rock Rewind – Come learn the music of 60s and 70s rock icons such as The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones in our Classic Rock Rewind summer camp.

Rookies – In this camp, 5-7 year old beginners will learn about different rock instruments and begin their introduction to music theory and appreciation.

Email: ‎jfisch@schoolofrock.com
Ages 5-17


Performing Arts

Performing Academy
Lafayette & Pleasant Hill

Performing arts classes and camps including acting and singing. Virtual options available! Some projects include: Marry Poppins, Widard of Oz, Aladdin, Footloose, Lion King, Frozen, Little Memrmaid and Les Miserables.
Ages 4-18



Skyhawks Summer Sports Camps

Tot camps, Beach Volleyball, Oakland A’s Baseball Camp, Tennis, Multi Sports, Basketball and Golf camps.
Ages 2-14

Sports Camps
Pleasant Hill

Basketball & Flag Football (K-8), Multi-Sport (ages 4-12), Soccer & Tennis.


Virtual Summer Camps

ABC Art Class
Build your child’s confidence and self-esteem with our art courses for kids on drawing, coloring, painting, and much more! Many course options to choose from. Zoom classes & camps. One class, multiple classes and camps.
Ages please inquire with sponsoring agency

Evolution Dance Center
Walnut Creek
Summer Dance Camp in a Box
Tik Tok Camp
Virtual dance classes. 1 or 2 week class options.

Ages *please contact Evolution Dance Center*

Galaxy Kids Code Club
Coding classes and camps for kids. Virtual weekly sessions and 2 day mini camps.
Email: info@galaxykidscodeclub.com
Ages 4-13

Young Art
Each week will include lessons in drawing, clay sculpture, science experiments, origami, culinary art, Lego brick design, jewelry making, horticulture, recycled art, and digital art.



Bentley Summer Academy

This dynamic summer academy offers to following camps: sports, dance, wood working, tennis, travel, business, culinary, performing arts, language, science, technology, math & high school camps.
Grades 1st-12th

Specialty Camps

Ages 3-14

Camp ARF
Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation brings you Camp ARF’s award-winning themed camps offer a one-of-a-kind experience. Interactive games and activities, critter crafts, and the opportunity to meet new animal friends highlight our week-long camps. Led by experienced counselors, Camp ARF is committed to creating a safe and memorable experience for your camper.
Age 4-12th grade

East County Performing Arts Center

Jo-Bow Camp, Pop-tastic Camp, Nutcracker Bootcamp, Ninja Camp, Fairytale Princess Camp, Unicorn and Mermaid Fantasy Camp and clinics. Register Here
Ages 2 & up

ECPAC One-Day Mini Camps
Let’s dance, tumble and play! Out 1-DAY creative camps are perfect for your 3 to 6 year old! Looking for some ME time, uninterrupted grocery shopping or a must needed coffee date with a friend? Then… register your little for our creative mini camps. They’ll enjoy an escapade into the Jungle Safari, Dance like the Disney Descendants, Princess Academy anyone? How about some Mighty Mini’s superhero fun?! These camps are sure to impress; don’t wait! Register today and let your little one join in on the adventure! Lets do this! Register Here

Summer Camps
El Cerrito

El Cerrito offers a huge variety of specialty camps including cooking, film, jewelry, science, drama, art, sports, circus camps and more! For more information please see the El Cerrito Summer Camp Guide or click here for a list of some of the cool camps!

Outside School Camp
Alvarado Park, Richmond

Outside School Camp is 100% outdoors. It’s the perfect adjunct for K-12, home-school, independent study, and privately tutored students looking for nature-based education and socialization. 

Enrichment Camps
Pleasant Hill

Adventure camp, Aquatics camps, STEAM, Performing Arts, Nature, Chess, Little Dental, Little Medical School, Little Wilderness Medicine, Little Veterinarian.

Zoo Camp
Oakland Zoo

What’s better than Summer? Summer Camp at the zoo! Oakland Zoo takes great pride in creating age-appropriate programs for campers in Pre-K, Kindergarten, First Grade, Grades 2-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, and High School. We also offer a multi-grade nature exploration class.
Grades K-12

Rainbow Community Center
Rainbow Community Center is hosting a summer camp called Camp FIERCE! Camp FIERCE (Freedom of Identity & Expression through Rainbow Community Empowerment) is a Summer Day Camp for Rising 3rd-9th graders led by Rainbow Community Center Youth Program Staff and LGBTQI+ High School and Young Adult Counselors. Participants can expect to enter an affirming space and participate in a wide range of self expression, arts, and empowerment activities. Additionally, youth will engage with LGBTQI+ Queer Teaching Artists who will join our camp for specialized programming each week.
Grades 3rd-9th