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Check out Miss Tilly's Ballet and Theater Artts. Call for more information 415-923-9965. A great place to start!

Camp Galileo combines top quality art, science and outdoor activities with fun camp traditions and dynamic staff to create an experience pre-kinder to entering 5th graders. Curriculum is developed in partnership with The Tech Museum of Innovation, de Young Museum and Klutz.

San Francisco Children’s Musical Theater (SFCMT) is dedicated to offering high quality performing arts experiences to young actors ages 5-21 in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our exciting and convenient 10-week program, with “Saturday only” rehearsals, makes participation in SFCMT productions fun and easy for busy Bay Area families.

Summerfoto offering digital photography classes to children ages 7 to 16 in my professional photo studio at 324 Fell Street in San Francisco. My mission is to start the kids on a life-long love of photography visit here for more.

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BATS Improv – an improvisational theater company in the Marina District of San Francisco - Come learn the art of improvisation. Practice your acting, storytelling and comedy skills by playing improv games on stage. Meet a ton of new people in a really fun way as you learn to follow your instincts and stay spontaneous.  Great for building confidence, listening, and collaboration skills.  Showcase at the end of the improv camp to show off for family and friends! Please contact Lisa Rowland at 415.474.6776 or email for more info.

MUSICAL THEATRE WORKS is an exciting Musical Theatre Academy and Performance Company for students in grades K-12. MTW offers two Performance Companies: the Main Stage Company, for students in grades 3-12, which produces full-scale Broadway Musicals and the Off-Broadway Ensemble, for students in grades 9-12, which produces smaller Off-Broadway shows and also is a touring company. In addition, MTW offers Academy Classes in Acting Technique, Voice and Dance as well as the Gotta Sing, Gottas Dance (K-2nd grade and Broadway Bound (3rd-6th grades) performance training classes. Students with all levels of experience and training are very welcome at MTW. Financial Assistance is offered and available. Visit here for more information.

Camp Edmo - Get Curious. Get Creative. Get Confident. Get DOWN! Camp Edmo (powered by Edventure More) is an innovative K-5 day camp that partners with the Exploratorium, CA Academy of Sciences, Museum of Children's Art, Zeum and the YMCA to design creative hands-on Arts & Science, Animation and Recreation projects that bring looks of awe and wonder to campers' faces every summer. Each week of camp features a unique theme and projects. Try them all for the ultimate Edmo experience! Visit for more.

Ed Tech – Bay Area Youth Computer Camp - Edventure Tech (powered by Edventure More) is an entering 5th-9th grade digital media arts camp partnered with ZEUM, the Bay Area's premier technology and arts museum. "EdTech" (as it is affectionately known by the campers) features digital movie-making, animation and music video courses designed and staffed by industry professionals. At EdTech, campers create videos and animations using professional filming and editing techniques and accessible technology. We aim to inspire kids to continue artistic explorations through digital media beyond their camp experience! Visit for more.
Cost: approx. $550/wk

FUTURE FILMMAKER WORKSHOPS. We take the mystery out of moviemaking. In one week you will WRITE, DIRECT, FILM, ACT IN, and EDIT your own movie.All skill levels are welcome. Located in Mill Valley, entering 4th -10th graders, June 15th -August 21st , Mon-Fri, 9A-5P, weeklong sessions. $585 includes all materials, lunch, and a finished DVD of the movie. Register before April 30th and receive our early registration discount. For more info visit or call...415.336.8823

Summer Youth Studio at Root Division Build skills in drawing & mixed media. Work with professional artists in Root Division's gallery, studio & community space. Includes a field trip to a Mission-based art gallery and afternoon snack. Open to students of all skill level: Ages 12-15 For more information or to register please contact:
Ashley Kalemjian
Youth Education Director
Root Division

Marin Horizon Summer Camp offers swimming, gymnastics and capoeira lessons, off-campus park walks, sports, arts and crafts, music and more for children ages three to eight. We feature a high teacher-to-student ratio for even the youngest campers! Teachers in the 3 to 5 yr old program are ECE specialists and all of our staff is year-round MHS staff! We are the safest, most fun program around for young children. Swimming lessons every day for 4 and 5 yr old and Gymnastics classes every day for 3 yr olds. Six through 8 year olds take field trips every Friday to destinations such as Zeum, McNear's Beach, and the SF Zoo. They also have swimming lessons twice a week! We offer flexible scheduling, drop-in days, and daycare for busy parents.

San Francisco Film Society has been working with Bay Area schools for the past eighteen years. Our program organizes school visits, and large scale presentations at fun and exciting venues for students. Recently, we have held programs at the Walt Disney Family Museum and the Exploratorium.

The JCCSF is a community center, known for its programs for children and families. All are welcome - you need not be Jewish to participate in our programs. Programs are fee based, with financial assistance available for most programs. The JCCSF boasts three preschool sites, after-school child care, day camp and specialty camps, swim lessons, sports classes and teams, plus classes in art, ceramics, dance, yoga, gymnastics, academic enrichment, languages and more.

Art & Ceramics: For children ages 2 and above. Subjects include painting, drawing, cartooning, hand-building and wheel-throwing
ceramics, and parent-child classes.
Classes are held on a "semester" basis. For more information, please
visit or call the JCCSF at 415.292.1200.

The California Shakespeare Theater offers Summer Programs for ages 8-18!Under the guidance of our professional teaching artists, Cal Shakes summer students can immerse themselves in a wide variety of subjects. Five-week Conservatory offers advanced theatre enthusiasts the full Cal Shakes experience. Two week conservatory is a condensed version, ideal for those whose schedules do not permit the longer program. Two week camps offer an introduction for newcomers and/or theatre beginners. Mornings are spent in performance-related classes (acting, improvisation, stage combat, voice, movement, etc). Each afternoon is spent in rehearsal for either an hour-long production (five week) or stage scenes (two week), which are performed at the end of camp. Visit here to register. For more information: 510-548-3422 x105 Call 510.548.9666 or click

The Golden Gate Philharmonic (GGP) is a non-profit San FranciscoYouth Orchestra dedicated to fostering musical talent and providing educational opportunities to children regardless of their gender, race, ethnic or socio-economic background. We fulfill our mission by: Nurturing the individual potential of primarily young people by developing their musical skills in an organized and engaging way; Encouraging our student musicians to attai the highest standards of musical excellence in the> orchestral and chamber music repertoire by providing a stimulating performance-oriented experience; Developing a sense of community and community> service among our young musicians, and creating opportunity, through outreach to Bay Area youths, including those less fortunate, to help them develop the skills and discipline gained in the GGP's program to qualify for college scholarships and enhanced future endeavors.

The MarshYouth Theater (MYT) visit here for more information. MYT is a unique interdisciplinary theater program for students in grades 1-4. Financial Aid is available! Explore with us visual and performing arts from all over the world . Each session we will create a original show which tells a story through the rich artistry of four theater arts centers: drama, music, dance and art. MYT is Drama. Develop acting skills including speech, expression, improvisation and physical comedy. MYT is Music. Strenghthen your singing voice, play instruments, learn drumming and percussion from many world traditions. MYT is Dance and Movement. Explore a wide range of multicultural dance technique and choreography. MYT is Stagecraft. Design, build and paint sets to create an environment for our story. Decorate costumes. Learn about lights, rigging and technical theater. MYT is Ensemble Performance.Under the direction of our international teaching staff of expert professional artists, we integrate theater arts to create a powerful show. Together we develop a strong ensemble which fosters new performance skills, self-confidence and friendships. The joy of performance is experienced with our friends, family and community.

Blue Bear School of Music offers SCHOOL OF ROCK Summer Camps. Awarded Bay Area "Family Favorites" Award in 2004. This summer we'll offer three week-long "play-in-a-band" day camps for Tweens (11-14) and Teens (15-18), a week-long "RockrGrrrls" camp for girls 10-14, a shorter "Get Ready" camp for more basic players, plus a "Girl Group" half-day camp for 10-13 year old girls to learn about singing contemporary pop music. Band camps will be co-taught or organized by songwriter/recording artist Bonnie Hayes and by Alley Cats School director Susie Davis, who has toured with Mick Jagger & Van Morrison. Scholarships and Sliding Scale Fees available. Our full program description is on our website Blue Bear is a nonprofit, founded in 1971 | Located in Fort Mason Center in the Marina District of SF | 415.673.3600 Visit our site.

"Art in Action is a non-profit organization that provides school-based art programs that help students develop an appreciation of art, an understanding of art history, and a solid foundation in art techniques. Through discussion of masterpieces and hands-on projects, students learn about the ideas and techniques of famous artists while expressing their individual creativity. Art in Action's ARTcamp 2005 explores the wonderful world of animals. Students create masterpieces inspired by artists such as Matisse, Calder, and Warhol. They learn to paint, make wire and clay sculptures, fish collages, portraits, and more! Locations include Atherton, Foster City, San Mateo, Burlingame, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Redwood City, Redwood Shores, and San Carlos. To register and learn more, go to or call (650) 566-8339.

Young Artists’ Camps at Kelly Luscombe Studio this is a small ((6-8 students max) intensive, overnight art camp for serious art students with artist Kelly Luscombe at her beautiful, idyllic site. The Blue Verandah in Ojai, California. "My goal with the Ojai artist retreats and camps is to have an in-depth experience with students. I stop everything in my life for a few days or a week and really enjoy exploring and sharing artistic mediums with students, not to mention having a bit of fun at the same time. After this, I return to my own artwork in full force, without the distraction of classes. I get more done this way, and feel that the students, by putting aside their normal daily life and focusing entirely on art for awhile, also go to a deeper level with their artwork. In addition to helping students open up and concentrate in the studio, I want to share the overwhelming natural beauty and serenity of the Ojai area. Between experiencing a wonderful closeness to nature (via short walks and enjoying the indoor/outdoor living space) and the concentrated time in the studio to work on artwork, I believe that doors will open for students.

California College of the Arts Drawing for High School Students - CCA's Extended Education is offering three drawing courses for high school students on the Oakland Campus. Call CCA's Extended Education Office at 510.594.3710.

Young Artist Studio Program (YASP) This two-week program is offered in June on California College of the Arts’ Oakland campus, and in August on the Oakland and San Francisco campuses. The program is open to middle school students who have completed the 6th, 7th, or 8th grade and provides an intensive studio art experience for those interested in exploring the visual arts in a professional art school setting. Course selections include: The Art of Mosiac,Black and White Photography, Cartoon Animation, Cartoon Drawing, Computers in Art, Explorations in Painting, Jewelry Design/Small-Scale Sculpture, Printmaking, San Francisco Architecture, and Woodworking Workshop. All students are required to take Drawing from Life. YASP will be offered June 14-25 (Oakland campus) and August 2-13 (Oakland and San Francisco campuses). Brochures will be available in March, at which time registration begins. To receive a brochure please call CCA's Extended Education Office at 510.594.3710.

CCA’s Pre-College Program provides a wonderful opportunity for high school students to study art in an art school setting, while earning three-college credits. Students may choose from fourteen different studio options: Architecture, Ceramics, Creative Writing/Book Arts, Drawing/Painting-Sculpture, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Illustration-Painting, Industrial Design, Jewelry/Metal Arts, Painting-Drawing, Photography: Black and White, Photography: Color, Printmaking-Drawing, and Video. This program also provides participants with the opportunity to develop strong portfolio pieces for college admissions. The program is designed for students who have completed their sophomore, junior, or senior year of high school. Pre-College 2004 is scheduled for four weeks, July 6-30 on the Oakland campus. Housing and scholarships are available. For more information please call CCA's Enrollment Services Office at 415.703.9523 or 1.800.447.1ART or visit CCAC youth programs. (please change link to “visit CCA youth programs”).

San Francisco Arts Education Project's Eighth Annual ARTSummer Day Camp for Young People. Scholarships and day care available. Three distinct art camps focusing on exploration and skill building in visual, and performing arts under the direction of distinguished artist teachers. Exploration for ages 6-9, Broadway Adventure for ages 9-14, Broadway Bound and Musical Theater for ages 10-14, Visual Arts for ages 10-14. All camp sessions are two weeks in duration except for Musical Theater, which is a four week session. For more information or a brochure, please call 415.551.7990. You may also visit our website at

Marin Horizon Day Camp in Mill Valley is an exciting way for children 3-9 years old to spend their summer!  The camp runs for 6 consecutive weeks, from June 23 through August 1. Parents have the choice of 3, 4, or 5 days per week, with a half-day option for 3 year-olds.  Campers choose from great activities such as swimming, treasure hunts, art projects, group games, and local field trips (ages 6-9).  For more information, or to request a brochure, please contact Desone Parker at  or 415.388.8408 ext 224.

Camp Jones Gulch Resident Camp Programs for Questors (entering 7-9 grades) has specialty units in drama and dance. Camp runs from June 29 – August 23. Visit our website at for more information.

The Young Conservatory at American Conservatory Theater is having a great summer session. For more information call Carey Winchell at 439-2444 or Craig Slaight,Director, 439-2440.

ZEUM ArtTech:Zeum offers amazing hands-on fun for kids featuring exhibits that inspire creativity, an Animator's Studio, and a movie Production Lab. Zeum's details:Location: 221 Fourth Street (@ Howard Street) For more information: 415.777.2800. General Admission Hours: Tuesday–Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm during the summer; Wednesday–Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm during the school year. Admission Prices: $5 youth, $6 seniors /students, $7 adults, Free for members and for visitors age 3 and younger.Visit

iD Tech Camps – Summer Fun Technology Camp!
Summer fun at North America’s #1 Tech Camp!  Over 100,000 kids and teens have created websites, video games, movies, C++ and Java programs, iPhone and Facebook apps, robots and 3D animations at iD Tech Camps.  Ages 7-17 enroll in these fun and challenging, weeklong, day and residential summer camps, located at 60 universities nationwide and Canada.  This includes Stanford, Santa Clara University, UC Berkeley, Sacramento State, St. Mary’s College of CA-Moraga, UCLA, Harvard, Princeton and MIT.  Check out Sports & Tech with Stanford Athletics.  There are also Teen Academies.  Save with code WD44.

iD Visual Arts Academy - Filmmaking! Web Design! Photography!
Teens choose from 3 courses: Film Production with Apple Final Cut Studio, Professional Photography or Professional Web Design.  All graduates leave with a portfolio and the tools to excel in the rapidly changing field of visual arts.  Go on fun, supervised excursions and visit nearby studios to see how the pros work.  Earn Continuing Education Units.  Locations include Stanford University and McGill University, Montreal.  Space is limited.  Save with code WD44.

Art Forts - is full for 2013 - This program brings together creative vision, culture, construction and most importantly imaginative play. The idea is inspired by reflections of my strongest childhood memories: backyard blanket forts, tree houses along the Erie Canal and clubhouses of sticks in the woods. I would like to bring together twenty committed artists, grades k-5, who will sharpen their construction skills in the areas of design, model making, woodworking, sewing, and installation art.This is a one-week program where we will build a series of art forts and play with them. Fort building will start at 9am each day and run until 3pm, except Friday when families will be invited to join us at 12:00pm for a potluck and to share our art fort installation. We will work with recycled materials, which we will invent new uses for. We ask that each fort builder bring his or her own lunch and dress to mess. The cost will be $450 per camper including all materials. Art educator and artist Karen Richards, of San Francisco Day School,will run the camp at San Francisco Day (350 Masonic Avenue, SF). The rest of the team will be Bay Area artists known for their building skills. If you have a young artist who is up to this adventure contact Karen at for an application. The feeling of summer freedom will inspire all! Contact Karen Richards at or 415-568-3614 for more information or to request an application.

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