Summer Camps for the Arts: Film, Music, Theater and More

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Got a creative type? Send them away to camp to do everything they are most passionate about, whether you have a budding Matisse or a Shakespeare on your hands. Among the Bay Area’s many great camps, there are top-notch Marin arts summer camps for all age groups.

Art | Blacksmithing | Creative | Dance | Fashion | Film | Makers | Music | Media Arts | Popular Media | Theater | Writing

Art

Art and Garden Day Camp

Tiburon

Ages 4–7, 415.435.4355

ARTifact

Corte Madera, San Francisco

ARTifact summer camp uses the a cross between art and anthropology to educate and promote creativity  

Ages 5–13, 415.335.9338

Art Maker Studio

San Rafael

Art Maker Studio is an art studio in the San Francisco Bay Area providing classes and camps for kids online as well as at professional art organizations, schools, and community centers in the North Bay.

Ages 6–11, 415.858.0278

Bay Area Discovery Museum

Sausalito

At the Bay Area Discovery Museum day camp kids get to make friends, explore new horizons, and adventure in Fort Baker National Park. 

Ages 3–8, 415.339.3907

Branson Summer

Ross

Branson is located on 17 acres nestled in a small valley in the heart of Marin County. Summer programs use the full campus for experimentation, exploration and inspiration.

Ages 11–18, 415.454.3612

Camp Doodles

San Francisco, Petaluma

Camp Doodles encourages kids to grow their creative intelligence through creative projects and outdoor activities. 

Ages 4–15, 415.388.4386

Camp Funderblast 

Cascade Canyon School, Fairfax / HV Community Center, Scott Valley Club, Mill Valley

Camp Funderblast is a local day camp that focuses on fun and making sure each child feels loved, supported, and seen. 

Ages 4–12, 415.843.1730

Camp Integem

Larkspur, 10 Bay Area locations

Camp Integem is a top AR Educational camp and empowers children to explore, design, and innovate with future tech.

Ages 5–18, 408.459.0657

Chronos Academy Maker Camp

Larkspur

In Chronos Academy’s Maker Camp, kids MAKE history-inspired projects every day in all four components: Engineering, Tech Lab, Art Exploration and ReCreation. They can stay an extra hour for optional Math Club to hone math skills through games, songs, drills and prizes!

Ages 5–12, 415-383-2283 

Corte Madera Camp

Corte Madera

Corte Madera Summer Camp creates a fun and positive experience with a variety of activities from indoor/outdoor games, sports, arts and crafts, cooking, volunteer opportunities, and special guest visits. 

Ages 5–12, 415.927.5073

Creative Cave

Mill Valley

Digital art, video game design, toy design and graffiti art are just a few of the classes that your creative kid can take at Mill Valley’s Creative Camp. Any campers interested in new media and animation will love these offerings.

Ages 5–12 + teens, 628.252.9173

Dance Palace Camp

Point Reyes Station

Dance Palace Camp offers a diverse cultural education and helps kids develop positive relationships through hands-on activities in the natural world.

Ages 6–12, 415.663.1075

Enriching U

Novato/Online

Enriching U camp teaches kids valuable and in demand skills like animating, code, photography, creating VR worlds, and building video games with instruction from people who worked at Lucasfilm and Disney. 

Ages 10–15, 415.475.7567

Headlands Preparatory School

Sausalito, Albany, Walnut Creek

Tilden Preparatory and the Headlands Preparatory are offering complete academic schedules for the summer, including classes in art, STEM and more.

Ages 11–18, 415.944.2254

Love 2 Dance

Novato

Ballet, hip hop, jazz and lyrical dance for kids of all ages are available this summer at Novato’s Love 2 Dance. With fun camps as well as intensives, dancers can see their technique improve while having fun.

Ages 2+, 415.898.3833

Marin Christian Academy Summer Day Camp

Novato 

The Marin Christian Academy Summer Day camp has STEAM activities, sports, film, lego camp, safar, grossology, sky dome, waterslides and more.

Ages 5–12, 415.892.5713 

Mark Day School

San Rafael

Looking for summer options for your K-8 student? Mark Day School offers summer programs filled with exploration, recreation, imagination, and fun for students from all schools! Whether you’re interested in science, building, sports or performing arts, each camp at Mark Day School is filled with extraordinary experiences to learn, play and build friendships.

Mark Day School also offers morning childcare before camp begins (8:00am – 8:45am), afternoon childcare when camp ends (3:00pm – 5:00pm), as well as a summer lunch program, for an additional fee.

For camp descriptions and to register, go to markdayschool.org/summerprograms. For questions or assistance, please contact Savannah Guinn, Director of Extended Day and Summer Programs, at [email protected].

We hope to see you soon!

Ages 6–12, 415.472.8000

Masterworks Summer Art Camps 

Corte Madera

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Since 1997, MASTERWORKS Fine Art Studio has been inspiring families of Marin County with the magic of the creative process. Classic hands-on art instruction offered with individually themed summer camps in painting, design, drawing and perspective for children ages 6-14.

Ages 6–14, 415.945.7945

Mill Valley Recreation Summer Camps 

Mill Valley

The Mill Valley Recreation Summer Camp program offers splash/day camps, art, theater, sports, wellness, counselor in training (CIT), adaptive needs and more. 

Ages 3–14, 415.383.1370

Performing Arts Academy of Marin 

Mill Valley 

The Performing Arts Academy of Marin offers a variety of summer programs from Dance Blast Camp, Musical Mania Camp, Acting for Broadway, and Tumble and Groove Camp.

Ages 4+, 415.380.0887

OHCA: Youth Art Camp

Mill Valley

O’Hanlon Center for the Arts provides an environment and spaces where creativity and community can develop, expand and flourish.

Ages — Camp 1: 5–9 years, Camp 2: 10–14 years, 415.388.4331

Poekie Nook

Mill Valley

Create your own stuffed animals! Hand-sewing, beading and other crafts for kids age 6 and up, member drop-in and classes.

Ages 6–12, 415.326.5202

River Way Ranch Camp 

Greater Bay Area, Fresno, Yosemite 

The River Way Ranch Camp offers a sleep away summer program with recreational and learning opportunities from culinary arts, ropes challenge course, film production, dance, horseback riding, dance, gymnastics, martial arts, waterskiing, wave runners and so much more. 

Ages 7–16, 559.787.2551

Sacred Heart Preparatory School

San Francisco

The summer program at Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory includes a range of curricula for kids interested in arts, academics and/or sports over the summer. Workshops focus on one theme over one week, and arts topics include creative writing, digital media, journalism, film making, theater and much more.

Ages 8–14, 415.775.6626

San Domenico School 

San Anselmo

The San Domenico summer camp has an assortment of sports, academic, and enrichment programs including art, music, digital art, film, and STEM-oriented classes.

Ages 4+, 415.258.1900

Sonoma Academy 

Santa Rosa

From robotics, baking, storytelling, and basketball, the Sonoma Academy summer camp has activities for every kid. 

Ages 10–14, 707.545.1770 

Stapleton School of Performing Arts

San Anselmo 

The Stapleton School summer program offers ballet, contemporary dance, hip hop, and musical theater camps that instill passion for the performing arts in a supportive and encouraging environment.

Ages 4+, 415.454.5759

Steve and Kate’s Camp

Corte Madera, Santa Rosa, Petaluma

At Steve and Kate’s Camp kids choose from a variety of activities including sewing, stop-motion animation, music, sports and recreation, makers crafts, bread making, and more.

Ages 4–12, 415.604.0078

Studio 4 Art

Novato, San Rafael

Studio 4 Art summer programs camps focused on fashion and design, ceramics, clay, and pottery, painting and drawing, street art, photography, and magical mystery.

Art, 3–15, 415.596.5546

Summer Fashion and Sewing Camp

Mill Valley, San Rafael

The Summer Fashion and Sewing Camp summer program teaches children the basics of garments, hometextile, and mend sewing.

Ages 10+, 415.328.4598 

Tiburon Adventure Camp 

Tiburon

Kids in pool Tiburon Adventure camp

Be part of the fun this summer at the Tiburon Adventure Camp! We will be hosting a variety of summer time activities to beat the heat in a fun interactive environment. Events will be tailored around weekly themes to captivate interest and keep the good times going. Highlights include swimming, movies, field trips, and special events!

Ages 2–8, 415.435.4366

Tahoe Summer Camps

Truckee

Tahoe Summer Camps, based in Lake Tahoe and Truckee, offer programs for adventurers, blacksmiths, sailors, engineers, scientists, artists and more. 

Ages 4–14, 530.414.9316

The Spring Hill School 

Petaluma

The Spring Hill School summer camps offer activities that focus on innovation, creative expression, science, the natural world, and art.

Ages 2–14, 707.763.9222

Transcendence Kids Camp 

Sonoma

The Transcendence Kids Camp is led by Broadway Artists and is a musical theater camp that builds confidence, inspires creativity and instills well-being in a supportive environment. 

Ages 7–12 and 13–17, 877.424.1414, 

UC Berkeley embARC Summer Design Academy 

Berkeley 

The UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design’s embARC summer program offers high school students the opportunity to explore architecture, urban design and sustainable city planning through integrated components, sustainable city planning workshop, a digital design workshop, environmental design conversations series and material exploration workshop. 

Ages 16–18, 510.643.1188

Blacksmithing

Tahoe Summer Camps

Truckee

Tahoe Summer Camps, based in Lake Tahoe and Truckee, offer programs for adventurers, blacksmiths, sailors, engineers, scientists, artists and more. 

Ages 4–14, 530.414.9316

Dance

Aerial Arts and Dance Camps

San Rafael

At the Aerial Arts and Dance summer camp students will balance creative time with structured learning to exercise their imagination and muscles. 

Ages 8–14 and 11+, 415.755.3775

Branson Summer

Ross

Branson is located on 17 acres nestled in a small valley in the heart of Marin County. Our summer programs use the full campus for experimentation, exploration and inspiration.

Ages 11–18, 415.454.3612

Dance Palace Camp

Point Reyes Station

Dance Palace Camp provides diverse cultural education through hands-on activities in the natural world focused to develop positive relationships with one another. 

Ages 6–12, 415.663.1075

Katia and Company

San Rafael

Katia and Company summer programs include day camps, their Back to Broadway camp, and Dance to Disney camp.

Ages 7–16, 415.305.2153

Love 2 Dance

Novato

Ballet, hip hop, jazz and lyrical dance for kids of all ages are available this summer at Novato’s Love 2 Dance. With fun camps as well as intensives, dancers can see their technique improve while having fun.

Ages 2+, 415.898.3833

Marin Conservatory of Dance

Mill Valley

Tiny tutu camps plus dance intensives for children and teens — this camp has ample opportunities for kids to study dance over the summer. These immersive camp experience can also includes crafts and ballet storytimes.

Ages 4–18, 415.326.5117

Marin Dance Theatre 

San Rafael, Corte Madera 

Marin Dance Theater

Marin Dance Theatre’s summer dance programs focus on empowering children through dance. They hold summer camps and programs for youth of all ages. Visit www.mdt.org for more information and to register.

Ages 18 months to 18 years, 415.499.8891

Performing Arts Academy of Marin 

Mill Valley 

The Performing Arts Academy of Marin offers a variety of summer programs from Dance Blast Camp, Musical Mania Camp, Acting for Broadway, and Tumble and Groove Camp.

Ages 4+, 415.380.0887

RoCo Dance 

Mill Valley 

RoCo youth programs range from beginners to aspiring professionals with a curriculum that offers contemporary, ballet, jazz, hip hop, and breakdancing. 

Ages 8–18, 415.388.6786

Summer Industry Dance Intensive

San Rafael

The Summer Industry Dance Intensive summer program provides an opportunity for kids to learn to dance, make friends, and have fun with daily arts and crafts, group games, movies, and of course lots of dancing. 

Ages 3–14+, 818.616.4010

Tutu School 

Larkspur 

At the Tutu Summer Camp children take ballet classes, decorate costumes, learn the story of ballet, and create their own productions. 

Ages 3–8, 415.419.5610

American Dance Training Camps’ Ultimate Sierra Mountains Dance Camp

Tahoe

ADTC overnight dance camps offer a tight-nit, all girl community that focuses on dance and reconnecting with the authentic “self.”

Ages 8–17, 866.383.ADTC

Fashion

ARTifact

Corte Madera, San Francisco

ARTifact summer camp uses the a cross between art and anthropology to educate and promote creativity 

Ages 5–13, 415.335.9338

Summer Fashion and Sewing Camp

Mill Valley, San Rafael

The Summer Fashion and Sewing Camp summer program teaches children the basics of garments, hometextile, and mend sewing.

Ages 10+, 415.328.4598 

Film 

California Film Institute

San Rafael

Summer Film at the California Film Institute provides an opportunity for creative youth to experiment with the art of film while getting pre-professional training for the film industry. Camp goers can get a taste of each step in the filmmaking process — writing, storyboarding, production, editing — or learn what it takes to curate films for a festival with the help of real film festival organizers.

Ages 11–18, 415.383.5256

River Way Ranch Camp 

Greater Bay Area, Fresno, Yosemite 

The River Way Ranch Camp offers a sleep away summer program with recreational and learning opportunities from culinary arts, ropes challenge course, film production, dance, horseback riding, dance, gymnastics, martial arts, waterskiing, wave runners and so much more. 

Ages 7–16, 559.787.2551

Sacred Heart Preparatory School

San Francisco

The summer program at Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory includes a range of curricula for kids interested in arts, academics and/or sports over the summer. Workshops focus on one theme over one week, and arts topics include creative writing, digital media, journalism, film making, theater and much more.

Ages 8–14, 415.775.6626

San Domenico School 

San Anselmo

The San Domenico Summer camp has an assortment of sports, academic, and enrichment programs including art, music, digital art, film, and STEM-oriented classes.

Ages 4+, 415.258.1900

Throckmorton Theatre

Mill Valley

The Throckmorton Theatre offers programs that cover theater, music, comedy, spoken word, visual arts, education, and film.

Ages 7–18, 415.383.9600

Makers

Art Maker Studio

San Rafael

Art Maker Studio is an art studio in the San Francisco Bay Area providing classes and camps for kids online as well as at professional art organizations, schools, and community centers in the North Bay.

Ages 6–11, 415.858.0278

Branson Summer

Ross

Branson is located on 17 acres nestled in a small valley in the heart of Marin County. Our summer programs use the full campus for experimentation, exploration and inspiration.

Ages 11–18, 415.454.3612

Camp Doodles

San Francisco, Petaluma

Their motto is kids are amazing and deserve to do amazing things. This camp allows kids to grow their creative intelligence through making and get active with numerous exciting outdoor activities. 

Ages 4–15, 415.388.4386

Chronos Academy Maker Camp

Larkspur

Maker Camp focuses on using science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM), to build, create, and discover.

Ages 5–12, 415.383.2283 

Creative Cave

Mill Valley

Digital art, video game design, toy design and graffiti art are just a few of the classes that your creative kid can take at Mill Valley’s Creative Camp. Any campers interested in new media and animation will love these offerings.

Ages 5–12 + teens, 628.252.9173

Poekie Nook

Mill Valley

Create your own stuffed animals! Hand-sewing, beading and other crafts for kids age 6 and up, member drop-in and classes

Ages 6–12, 415.326.5202

Sacred Heart Preparatory School

San Francisco

The summer program at Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory includes a range of curricula for kids interested in arts, academics and/or sports over the summer. Workshops focus on one theme over one week, and arts topics include creative writing, digital media, journalism, photography, film making, theater and much more.

Ages 8–14, 415.775.6626

Steve and Kate’s Camp

Corte Madera, Santa Rosa

At Steve and Kate’s Camp kids choose from a variety of activities including sewing, stop-motion animation, music, sports and recreation, makers crafts, bread making, and more.

Ages 4–12, 415.604.0078

TinkerTech Camps

Marin County

Kids can get started with or develop their skills in coding, AI, robotics and engineering at TinkerTech. With a range of classes at locations across Marin, this camp is accessible and edifying for campers interested in tech, entrepreneurship and innovation.

Ages 3–5 and 11–15, 415.290.9964

Music 

Lake Tahoe Music Camp 

Stateline of Nevada

The Lake Tahoe Music camp is a sleepaway experience that proves a memorable and exceptional musical education for students.

Ages 12–18, 775.784.4278

Marin Christian Academy Summer Day Camp

Novato 

The Marin Christian Academy Summer Day camp has STEAM activities, sports, film, lego camp, safar, grossology, sky dome, waterslides and more.

Ages 5–12, 415.892.5713, 

Marin Girls Chorus

San Rafael

The Marin Girls Chorus summer program empowers girls through music education and the joy of collaborative singing.

Ages 5–12, 415.827.7335

Marin Idol Summer Performance Camp

Mill Valley 

Marin Idol Summer Performance Camp and Piano Band Camp help kids ace their auditions, overcome fears, and learn how to play the piano.

Ages 9–18, 415.383.5395

Summer Sing with Singers Marin

Mill Valley 

Sumer Sings Summer Camp has dancing, art, and of course singing where kids can express themselves and make new friendships.

Ages 6–13, 415.383.3712

Media Arts

Creative Cave

Mill Valley

Digital art, video game design, toy design and graffiti art are just a few of the classes that your creative kid can take at Mill Valley’s Creative Camp. Any campers interested in new media and animation will love these offerings.

Ages 5–12 + teens, 628.252.9173

Sacred Heart Preparatory School

San Francisco

The summer program at Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory includes a range of curricula for kids interested in arts, academics and/or sports over the summer. Workshops focus on one theme over one week, and arts topics include creative writing, digital media, journalism, photography, film making, theater and much more.

Ages 8–14, 415.775.6626

Sonoma Academy 

Santa Rosa

From robotics, baking, storytelling, and basketball, the Sonoma Academy summer camp has activities for every kid. 

Ages 10–14, 707.545.1770 

Fantastical Adventures Day Camp

Tiburon

Fantastical Adventures have camps for your child’s favorite fantasies including Lord of the Rings, Percy Jackson, Pokemon, Harry Potter and more.

Ages 5–12, 415.435.4355

Theater

Academy Deturk Performing Arts Workshops

San Rafael

Academy Deturk Performing Arts summer program focuses on giving children confidence, poise, and professional theater skills. Their classes include acting, singing, movements, and improvisation.

Ages 8–16, 415.456.4297

Branson Summer

Ross

Branson is located on 17 acres nestled in a small valley in the heart of Marin County. Our summer programs use the full campus for experimentation, exploration and inspiration.

Ages 11–18, 415.454.3612

Dance Palace Camp

Point Reyes Station

Dance Palace Camp offers a diverse cultural education and helps kids develop positive relationships through hands-on activities in the natural world.

Ages 6–12, 415.663.1075

Katia and Company

San Rafael

Katia and Company summer programs include day camps, their Back to Broadway camp, and Dance to Disney camps.

Ages 7–16, 415.305.2153

Marin Theatre Company Summer Camp

Mill Valley

The Marin Theatre Company summer camp offers classes for acting, improv, and playwriting. 

Ages 4–18, 415.322.6049, 415.388.5200

Marin Shakespeare Company

San Rafael

Come join the fun at Marin Shakespeare Company’s Youth Summer Camps.  There, campers will enjoy physical games and activities, learning about and performing Shakespeare, interacting safely with peers, skilled and caring Teaching Artists, and so much more! Register now.

Ages 5–19, 415.499.4487

Performing Arts Academy of Marin 

Mill Valley 

The Performing Arts Academy of Marin offers a variety of summer programs from Dance Blast Camp, Musical Mania Camp, Acting for Broadway, and Tumble and Groove Camp.

Ages 4+, 415.380.0887

San Domenico School 

San Anselmo

The San Domenico Summer camp has an assortment of sports, academic, and enrichment programs including art, music, digital art, film, and STEM-oriented classes.

Ages 4+, 415.258.1900

Sonoma Academy

Santa Rosa

From robotics, baking, storytelling, and basketball, the Sonoma Academy summer camp has activities for every kid. 

Ages 10–14, 707.545.1770

Throckmorton Theatre

Mill Valley

The Throckmorton Theatre offers programs that cover theater, music, comedy, spoken word, visual arts, education, and film.

Ages 7–18, 415.383.9600

Writing

Branson Summer

Ross

Branson is located on 17 acres nestled in a small valley in the heart of Marin County. Summer programs use the full campus for experimentation, exploration and inspiration.

Ages 11–18, 415.454.3612

Sacred Heart Preparatory School

San Francisco

The summer program at Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory includes a range of curricula for kids interested in arts, academics and/or sports over the summer. Workshops focus on one theme over one week, and arts topics include creative writing, digital media, journalism, photography, film making, theater and much more.

Ages 8–14, 415.775.6626