A Very Helpful List of Kid’s Summer Camps in San Francisco

Summer is here, whether you’re ready or not. If you’re a parent in San Francisco, you’re probably receiving texts and emails from fellow parents asking the same question: “What are you doing for Summer Camps in San Francisco this year?”

Summer camp scheduling, let’s face it, can be stressful.There are so many options to choose from, and budgeting for it all can feel overwhelming. You want your children to have a great experience, you want them to be well looked after, and you want to keep within your family’s budget.

That’s why I’ve put together this handy list of Summer Camp options in the city. Whether you’re hoping to schedule half days or full days, these summer programs are ready to teach your children new skills while providing childcare in a supportive environment.

Print out this handy Summer Camp Planner before you start scrolling to stay organized while you make your decisions. The San Francisco Mama Summer Camp Planner helps you organize camps by week, hours, and cost so you can always know what’s going on during the summer:

Summer Camps in San Francisco By Age

Ages 3 +

Summer Camps in San Francisco

Peekadoodle Summer Camp

Located in the Inner Richmond, Peekadoodle is a balanced approach preschool that offers summer camps to children ages 3-5. Each week of camp includes art activities, cooking class, music and dance, outdoor exploration, and more! Peekadoodle camps are led by experienced school-year preschool teachers who are committed to making your child’s experience engaging, enriching, memorable, and fun. For summer 2022, Peekadoodle will be offering four 2-week sessions of camp, each with a unique theme and curriculum designed by our preschool teachers.

“Our curriculum centers on the whole child through creating a balance of both guided exploration and learning through play.”

Sessions:2 week Sessions June 20th- August 19th
Ages:3 to 5 years old (must be potty trained)
Cost:$1000 per session (2 weeks)
Time:8:45am- 12:45pm (Extended Care Available)
Location:4228 Geary Blvd, San Francisco 94118
Details:Peekadoodle Summer Camp

Lone Mountain Summer Camp

Located in the Presidio, Lone Mountain Children’s Center offers on-site Summer Camp to children both enrolled in their year-round program and those who are not. Lone Mountain is a preschool that provides high-quality developmental theme-based programs.

“We strive to ensure that each child has a positive and fun first school experience, and leaves us well prepared to meet life’s further adventures.”

Sessions:Weekly Sessions June 13th- July 29th (No camp the week of July 4th)
Ages:3 to 5 years old (must be potty trained)
Cost:$425 per week
Time:9am – 1pm
Location:1806 Belles St San Francisco, CA 94129
Details:Lone Mountain Children’s Center Summer Camp Program

Coyote Camp – Parks Plus Creation

Coyote Camp offers great summer day camps for kids who love to be outdoors.

“Coyote Camp provides opportunity for children to play outside, explore, get dirty, and have fun! We share songs and stories, go on group hiking adventures, make discoveries and build friendships, while we share our abundant gratitude for nature.”

Sessions:2 week Sessions June 13th- August 19th
Ages:3 to 12 years old (must be potty trained)
Cost:$1440 per session
Time:9am – 3pm
Location:Outdoors in the Presidio
Details:Coyote Camp

JCCSF Summer Camp

There are so many summer school options at the JCC. Many of the options include field trips!

“Summer Camp at the JCCSF is where kids shine bright! We offer a wide variety of unique camp options that will appeal to kids of all ages, abilities and aspirations.”

Sessions:Weekly Camps May 31st- August 19th
Ages:2 to 14 years old
Cost:$605 per week for members/ $650 per week for general public
Time:9am – 4pm
Location:Varies by Camp
Details:JCCSF Summer Camp

STEMful Summer Camp

Choose between daily or weekly camps at STEMful.

“STEMful is a STEM education studio where children 1-10 years old learn how the world works with project-based learning that feels like play. STEMful is a family’s education partner — we help prepare children for the careers of the future with an innovative, hands-on curriculum that teaches science through creative expression.”

Sessions:Daily Camps June 2nd – August 26th, 2022
Ages:3.5 to 11 years old
Cost:$130 per day/ $625 per week
Time:9am – 3pm (Extended Care Available)
Location:30 29th St. San Francisco, CA 94110
Details:STEMful Summer Camp

Ages 4+

Summer Camps in San Francisco

It’s Yoga Kids! Yoga Camp

It’s Yoga Kids! is another wonderful option for outdoor camps.

“Campers stretch their bodies, minds and hearts with daily IYK® yoga and mindfulness practice, Presidio nature hikes and exploration, games and art projects.”

Sessions:Weekly Sessions every week in June – August
Ages:4 to 12 years old (may take 3 year olds if they are potty trained.)
Cost:$500 per week
Time:9am – 2pm (extended care available for additional fee)
Location:Outdoors in the Presidio
Details:It’s Yoga Kids Summer Camp

YMCA – Summer at the Y

There are plenty of options for all skill levels at the YMCA’s summer programs. Offered at multiple camp locations, the Y has something for everyone. Young athletes can enjoy sports and swim camps, while young artists will enjoy their art programs.

“The YMCA of San Francisco is committed to providing quality youth programming and exceptional summer camp experiences to our Bay Area families.”

Sessions:Camp Weeks Monday, June 13, 2022 – Friday, August 12, 2022
Ages:4 to 13 years old
Cost:Varies by Camp
Time:Varies by Camp
Location:Varies by Camp
Details:Summer at the Y


Camp EDMO offers camp sessions with STEAM themes at various locations in the city. Since 2004, they’ve been serving up fun and exciting camp experiences.

“With 5 San Francisco locations and 22 STEAM themes to choose from, there are plenty of options for campers to learn, explore, and grow all summer long.”

Sessions:Weekly Sessions Monday June 6th, 2022 – Friday August 19th, 2022
Ages:4 to 13 years old
Cost:Varies by Camp
Time:9am to 3pm (Extended Care Available)
Location:Varies by Camp
Details:Summer Camp at EDMO

Tree Frog Treks

Since 1999, Tree Frog Treks has offered a unique, nature and science based camp where kids can get out, get dirty and have fun while learning!

“Tree Frog Treks has grown to be one of the leading science and outdoor education companies in the Bay Area, known not only for our awesome Animal Ambassadors, but our fun, hands-on approach to teaching, which we call Wild Science!”

Sessions:Two week Sessions June 6th- August 26th
Ages:4 to 13 years old (camp to camp basis)
Cost:$700- $1350 per session
Time:Varies by Camp
Location:Varies by Camp
Details:Tree Frog Treks Summer Camp

AcroSports Summer Camp

Make new friends and gain new skills at AcroSports Summer Camp. AcroSports is a non-profit that serves the community with physical, performing and circus arts.

“Our popular week long camps engage students in challenging physical activities like tumbling, dancing, and circus arts to give them a chance to build strength, flexibility and mind/body awareness.”

Sessions:Weekly Sessions from June 6th- August 12th
Ages:4.5 to 12 years old
Cost:$540 per week
Time:9am- 3pm (Extended Care Available)
Location:639 Frederick Street San Francisco, CA 94117
Details:Camp AcroSports

Ages 5+

Summer Camps in San Francisco

Parks And Rec Camps

The San Francisco Parks and Recreation department offers many different camps for kids ages 5 and up. From swimming camp to fishing camp, there is something for everyone. Choose from multiple Recreation Centers and points of interest in the city, including the Randall Museum!

“For 10 consecutive weeks this summer we will be offering over 60 camps! Pine Lake and Silver Tree return this year!”

Sessions:Weekly Sessions June 6th- August 12th
Ages:5 to 17 years old (camp to camp basis)
Cost:Varies by Camp
Time:Varies by Camp
Location:Varies by Camp
Details:2022 Summer Day Camp Guide

House of Air

Trampoline Camp is on the menu this year! Campers will enjoy a day of fun activities jumping at the one-of-a-kind facility.

“Campers will rotate between the Matrix (open trampoline jump area), trampoline dodgeball, training zone access and instruction, outdoor sports and activities, arts & crafts, games, and hikes within the Presidio.”

Sessions:Weekly Sessions Monday, June 13, 2022 – Friday, August 12, 2022
Ages:5 to 13 years old
Cost:$500 – $600 per week
Time:9am – 1pm (after care available until 3:30pm)
Location:926 Mason Street San Francisco, CA 94129
Details:House of Air Summer Camp

SF Zoo Camp

The San Francisco Zoo offers an excellent summer camp experience for any child that loves animals. Offered on a weekly basis, kids will get exclusive zoo tours, create art projects, enjoy animal-themed activities and play lots of fun games.

“Summer Zoo Camp is the perfect place for your animal-loving child! Surrounded by more than 250 species of animals, Zoo Campers will learn about the wild world of animals and gain an appreciation for our natural world.”

Sessions:Weekly Sessions Monday, June 13, 2022 – Friday, August 12, 2022
Ages:5 to 12 years old
Cost:$400 for SF zoo members, $450 for non-members per week
Time:9am – 4pm (extended care until 5:30 available)
Location:The San Francisco Zoo – Sloat Blvd. @ The Great Highway  San Francisco CA 94132
Details:Zoo Camp

Anderson Day Camp

Anderson Day Camp is an outdoor camp that uses the city as it’s classroom. Campers will explore the best of San Francisco, from the beach to the parks. Activities consist of hikes, arts & crafts, board games, biking, nature exploring, team building exercises, tie-dye, free play, beach day and museums. 

“At ADC we encourage our day campers to value playtime as a moment to appreciate nature and build their confidence and leadership skills. Our programs are specifically designed to allow campers to develop their independence while making new friends and taking on new challenges as they progress.”

Sessions:Weekly Sessions Monday, June 6, 2022 – Friday, August 12, 2022
Ages:5 to 12 years old
Cost:$472 per week
Time:9am – 3:30pm (extended care available)
Location:Drop off and Pick Up location – 300 bowling green Dr, San Francisco, CA 94117
Details:Anderson Day Camp

SF Botanical Garden – Garden Camp

Another fantastic and popular option is the Garden Camp at the SF Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park. Garden camp offers outdoor activities and play in two week sessions.

“Garden Camp is back for an exciting summer of outdoor fun and learning for children ages 5 to 10. Connecting children to plants and each other through structured activities and unstructured play amidst plants from around the world, Garden Camp is a place for curious minds, active bodies, and budding artists.”

Sessions:Two Week Sessions – Monday, June 20, 2022 – Friday, August 12, 2022
Ages:5 to 10 years old
Cost:$770- $1050 per session (scholarships available)
Time:9am – 4pm
Location:SF Botanical Garden – 1199 9th Ave San Francisco, CA 94122
Details: Garden Camp

American Gymnastics Club Camp

For any child interested in honing their gymnastics skills, American Gymnastics Club offers a fantastic Summer School Program.

“At AGC gymnastics camp your child will be exposed to gymnastics, dance, music and art. The groups are limited to 12 gymnasts in each cohort and there will be a maximum of 3 cohorts in the gym at one time.”

Sessions:Weekly Sessions Monday May 30th – Friday, August 12, 2022
Ages:5.5 and up
Time:9am – 3pm
Location:390 Bayshore Blvd. San Francisco, CA 94124
Details:Gymnastics Camp

Camp Galileo

Located at various schools in the San Francisco Bay Area, Camp Galileo offers camp sessions that are a week long and incorporate themed STEAM programs, like “Castle Quest” and “Amusement Park Adventure.”

“With programs that combine elements of science, art, engineering, and design curriculum, Galileo kids grow and cultivate curiosity, teamwork and resourcefulness during their camp experience (with results based on a three-year Stanford Education School impact study)”

Sessions:Weekly Sessions Monday May 30th – Friday, August 12, 2022
Ages:5 to 11 years old
Cost:$525 a week
Time:9am – 3pm (Extended Care Available)
Location:Francis Scott Key Elementary School, Rooftop Elementary School and SF Girls School
Details:Camp Galileo

Kids Stock Performing Arts Programs

Children gain social skills and hone their musical theater talents at Kid Stock.

“Kid Stock programs allow the space for campers to express themselves, make new friends, and learn the ins-and-outs of musical theater all while adhering to all health and safety recommendations. At the end of the three weeks, each pod brings their show to the “stage,” complete with set pieces, costumes, props, sound and lighting to create a video performance for families to enjoy for years to come!”

Sessions:Three week sessions Monday June 6th – Friday August 5th, 2022
Ages:5 to 14 years old
Cost:$1,310 per session
Time:9am – 3pm (Extended Care Available)
Location:St. Anne’s of The Sunset, Slovenian Hall (Potrero Hill), St. Paul’s School (Noe Valley)
Details:Kids Stock Performing Arts Summer Camp

Petits Pas Dance Camp

Petits Pas summer camp is an excellent experience for young performers and budding dancers.

“Join us for a program of arts, dance, yoga, theatre, acrobatics, crafts, and French!​”

Sessions:Two week sessions Monday June 13th – Friday July 22nd, 2022
Ages:5 to 10 years old
Cost:$1,180 per session
Time:9am – 3pm (Extended Care Available)
Location: 399 San Fernando Way, San Francisco, CA 94127
Details:Petits Pas Dance Camp

Age 6+

Summer Camps in San Francisco

Renegade Girls Tinkering Club

Girls learn excellent leadership skills at this STEM science based camp. Coed camp available!

“From the moment our club members arrive, they are surrounded by successful, smart, trailblazing role models who encourage them to pursue their love of science, exploration and building. We create a nurturing environment that focuses on building community with plenty of recess time for active bodies.”

Sessions:Weekly Sessions Monday, June 13, 2022 – Friday, August 12, 2022
Ages:6 to 12 years old
Cost:$550 per week
Time:9am – 5pm
Location:Brandeis School of San Francisco 655 Brotherhood Way San Francisco, CA 94132
Details:Renegade Girls Summer Camps

Cooking Camp – 4ft and Up Kitchen

Run by local Chef Mo, 4ft and Up Kitchen summer camp incorporates weekly themes around cooking. Children work on fine motor skills and confidence building as they learn to cook! For 1st-8th grades.

“Your young chef will explore the world via their taste buds, practice different baking techniques, learn the origins of the dishes they prepare, gain more confidence in the kitchen and so much more!”

Sessions:Weekly Sessions Monday, June 13, 2022 – Friday, August 12, 2022
Ages:6 to 13 years old
Cost:$675 per week
Time:9am – 3pm (Extended Care available)
Location:2266 California St, San Francisco, CA 94115
Details:4ft and Up Kitchen Cooking Camp

Ages 12+

Summer Camps in San Francisco

Urban Trailblazers

Urban Trailblazers (UTB) is a youth leadership program designed for middle school-age youth that welcomes students from San Francisco public schools to experience their national parks. Includes overnights at Rob Hill Campsite and Yosemite National Park.

“Urban Trailblazers (UTB) is a youth leadership program designed for middle school-age youth that welcomes culturally and economically diverse students from San Francisco public schools to experience their national parks.”

Sessions:June 13th – July 29th
Ages:11 to 14 years old
Cost:Free – Must apply by April 3rd
Time:Varies by day
Location:603 Mason St., San Francisco CA, 94129
Details:Urban Trailblazers

Walt Disney Museum

For older kids with an interest in animation, the Disney Museum offers summer classes.

“This intensive course is designed for students interested in gaining the skills of drawing, storytelling, and developing professional animation practices. Previous animation experience is recommended but not a requirement.”

Sessions:July 5th – July 15th
Ages:12 to 17 years old (Grades 7- 12)
Cost:$725 members | $825 general public
Time:9am – 3pm
Location:104 Montgomery Street in the Presidio 
San Francisco, CA 94129
Details:Walt Disney Museum

iD Tech Camps

iD Tech Camps are an advanced camp for teens who want to hone in their coding and game development skills.

“Coding, game development, robotics, and design for kids and teens. Our SFSU programs strike the perfect balance between STEM skill development and summer fun. During outdoor activities and breaks between lab sessions, iD Tech students can enjoy all that this historic campus has to offer, from the park-like landscaping to the state-of-the-art facilities.”

Sessions:Weekly Sessions Monday, June 13, 2022 – Friday, August 12, 2022
Ages:7 to 17 years old
Cost:$1029- $1279 per week
Time:8:30am – 5:30 pm
Location:San Francisco State University
Details:iD Tech Camp

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