Summer is a time for children to explore and grow. Between family trips, scheduled activities and some time to chill, it’s also a good opportunity to let your child try different activities or improve their sports skills at summer camps. In San Ramon and the cities nearby such as Walnut Creek and Dublin, you’ll find many summer camp choices to suit your child’s interests.
City of San Ramon Summer Camps
The summer camps by the City of San Ramon offer a great variety of fun activities and learning opportunities for children.
Camp Central has all day, morning, and afternoon programs, and extended care for children ages 3-14. Children explore gymnastics, science, sports, language, theatre, dance, writing, and hobbies such as scrapbooking, clay sculpturing, and much more in a fun, educational, and active setting. There are often up to 13 camps to choose from.
At Crow Canyon Nature Day Camp it’s all about reptiles, dinosaurs, farm animals, the ocean, and space. Kids also get a chance to learn nature skills such as tracking, building shelters, and finding their way in nature. Campers get to explore the outdoors through weekly nature-themed crafts, games, songs, presentations, and an exciting field trip. Camp activities are fun while emphasizing environmental education and awareness. This 20-year old day camp offers programs for children in grades 1-5. http://www.sanramon.ca.gov/Parks/programs/camp/ccndc/default.htm
The summer camps are also grouped into age categories for preschool, elementary, middle, and high school students. The programs are a mix of academic topics and fun activities.
For teens who are looking for a summer program that will offer enrichment, visual arts, online classes, and sports, the camps at the San Ramon Recreation Center are a good place to look. Past summer programs at Studio 925 at the Pine Valley Teen Center included weekly trips to the San Ramon Olympic Pool and field trips to exciting locations. A sample of daily activities are games, contests, movies, video game tournaments, sports, and funky crafts.
Vision Tech in Danville offers camps for preschool, primary, middle school, and up. The tech focus of the camps is to impart knowledge to students in a way that will foster a lifelong passion for discovery. Activities and programs are geared to help students understand how to use and think creatively about using technology as a tool to help them achieve their goals and help others.
East Bay Summer Camps in Walnut Creek offer several choices for day camp and week camps. Students can sign up for active skills-building sports camps and skateboard camps. Other popular areas for students to explore are TV production, movie production, teen leadership, and a program called the Bay Area Junior Explorer that helps kids discover the fascinating area we live in.
Steve & Kate’s Camp in Danville has programs for children that cover filmmaking, music recording, ceramics, performing arts, culinary arts, and style. The week is peppered with fun, surprise activities such as bathtub racer go-karts, ice skating, a parachute ride, and a hurricane water slide. Every day during the camp, students are exposed to a different topic like a King Cheetah, a concert, cheese-making, and mural painting.
Working with your hands, reading or enjoying a non-academic activity is a major theme at the camp. A library to browse, boxes of wooden blocks for free play, and participating in Karaoke, Dance Dance Revolution, stilts, jump ropes, slack lines, kickball, capture the flag and Ultimate Frisbee are just some of the activities at Steve & Kate’s Camp.
Sports enthusiasts can join the soccer, hockey, basketball and field polo in the custom, kid-sized inflatable stadium.
Other summer camps in the neighboring San Ramon area are Edge Gymnastics, Galileo Learning Summer Day Camps, Sarah's Science: This Land Is Your Land Summer Day Camp, Skye Valley Training Horseriding Camp, Walnut Creek Theatre Company, Kelly Maddox Riding Academy, and Wheel Kids Bicycle Camp.