Summer Camps

2017 Humane Summer Camps at the Marin Humane Society

February 10, 2017

Marin Humane Society Summer CampsPhoto: Marin Humane Society.

Pet-loving kids can get hands-on experience with a variety of animals with the Marin Humane Society's 2017 Humane Summer Camps. These popular camps at the MHS campus in Novato teach children important skills in animal handling, care, and welfare. Children entering grades 1 through 6 can attend Junior Humane Camp, Humane Camp, and Senior Humane Camp, where activities include animal-themed arts and crafts, games and activities, an introduction to careers involving animals, and daily visits from the MHS's Animal Ambassadors.

Older children entering grades 7 through 12 can attend Teen Animal Care Camp where they will experience the daily work of an animal shelter. They will learn about animal related careers, animal care and behavior, and animal welfare, and get daily hands-on experience with shelter and volunteer animals. Teens can also participate as Teen Counselor Assistants, where they'll assist for one week-long camp session and earn community service credit.

Horsemanship Summer Camps for Kids in Marin

January 30, 2017

Horse

Is your child fascinated by horses? Has she always wanted to learn how to ride a horse, or if she already rides, would she like to improve her skills? Horseback riding is always a popular summer activity, and a number of horsemanship camps throughout Marin for horse lovers to choose from.

Miwok Livery Stables

This equestrian center on Tennessee Valley Road in Mill Valley is open for registration. Camp hours are 9 am to 12:30 pm for morning camp and 9 am to 3:30 pm for all-day camp, and after care is available until 5 pm. Cost is $650 per week for morning sessions and $850 per week for all-day camp. These camps always sell out early. Visit www.miwokstables.com for more information and to fill out an online application, or call (415) 383-8048 for more information.

UC Berkeley's Academic Talent Development Summer Camps 2017

January 25, 2017

UC Berkeley’s Academic Talent Development Program (ATDP) Summer CampsMarin Mommies presents a sponsored article from UC Berkeley's Academic Talent Development Program, which offers summer camps for kids ages 5 to 17 in Point Richmond and on the UC Berkeley campus. Learn more at atdp.berkeley.edu.

Over the past 37 years, thousands of students have spent their summers learning through UC Berkeley’s Academic Talent Development Program (ATDP), pursuing areas of interest such as architecture, computer programming, law, calculus, seashore science, and endless other disciplines. Our students, ranging in ages from 5-17, come to ATDP ready to learn and willing to be challenged.

ATDP courses are taught by outstanding public school, private school, and university instructors, who are passionate and extremely knowledgeable about the subjects they teach. Students with budding interests in specific areas receive a unique opportunity to interact and learn from teachers and peers with similar interests as their own. By the end of the summer session, students think and understand their subject matters more deeply.

Slide Ranch Summer Day Camp 2017

January 23, 2017

Slide Ranch Summer Day Camp

Registration is now open for Marin's popular Slide Ranch Summer Day Camp, with sessions taking place from June 12 through August 18, 2017 at their spectacular seaside location in Muir Beach. Camps at Slide Ranch give kids a unique opportunity to get hands-on experience on a working farm and also explore the natural world surrounding the ranch.

Slide Ranch offers 10 nature-based camps geared for all different age groups including Ranch Rangers (ages 5 to 13), Slide Explorers (ages 5 to 8), and Junior Farmers (ages 8 to 13). Slide Ranch also offers three Junior Camp Counselor weeks for teens ages 14–18, where they attend and help teach at the camp.

Learn a New Adventure Sport this Summer with Avid4 Adventure

January 6, 2017

Marin Mommies presents a sponsored article from Avid4 Adventure which offers summer camps for kids K-12th grades in Mill Valley, Oakland, Palo Alto and Saratoga. Learn more at avid4.com.

While you might know about Avid4 Adventure’s popular multi-sport camps, which give kids a chance to try out a variety of fun and exciting outdoor activities, from stand-up paddleboarding and mountain biking to climbing and kayaking, you might not know about their single-sport programs. This summer Avid4 Adventure will offer several fun single-sport camps in Mill Valley: Learn to Bike!, Intro to Skateboarding, Survival Skills, Stand Up Paddleboarding, & Mountain Biking.

The 2017 Marin Summer Camp Guide is Coming Soon!

January 5, 2017

Avid 4 Adventure summer camp

The 2017 edition of our annual Marin Summer Camp Guide is coming soon! Marin Mommies' Marin Summer Camp Guide is a comprehensive directory of summer camps in Marin County, with select camps from elsewhere in the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California, including Sonoma County, San Francisco, the East Bay, and the Peninsula.

If you run or represent a summer camp and wish to update your camp's information or add a new camp to the guide, submit the new or updated info in a listing here. We welcome listings for camps within Marin County and the greater San Francisco Bay Area, but if you have an awesome summer camp located outside the area that would be of interest to Marin and Bay Area families, feel free to submit the information and we'll consider adding it to the guide. (Note that all summer camp submissions are subject to administrator approval before they go live, and out-of-area camps will be included at the editors' discretion.)

Pokemon GO Camp at Mill Valley Community Center

August 6, 2016

Pokemon GO By now everyone's probably aware that Pokémon GO is the biggest thing to come to mobile devices ever. This coming week, August 8 to 12, Mill Valley Recreation is offering a Pokémon GO camp at Mill Valley Community Center. Apparently Mill Valley is home to some of the rarest, most exclusive Pokemon in the world!

Kids ages 10 to 14 can join Mill Valley Recreation's Master Trainer Staff for a week of Pokémon GO activities, instruction on how to play the game safely, friendship, swimming, and most importantly: catching them all! Camps take place from 9:30 am to 4 pm (#39548, $250) or with extended care from 8 am to 6 pm (#39549, $400).

Only a few spots are still available for these camps, so sign up now! You can register online here or download and print a registration form and fax it in or drop it by. Mill Valley Community Center is located at 180 Camino Alto in Mill Valley.

Spend a Day at the Horse Farm!

July 24, 2016

Horse CampFor real summer fun come to Fairwind Farm in Santa Rosa for an all day extravaganza for kids ages 5 to 17. Activities include picking juicy blackberries and making homemade ice cream; harvesting vegetable and flower seeds to take home and plant; various art projects including decorating horseshoes, making birdhouses and dream boards; horseback riding (four horses are available for everyone to ride in the arena).

Participants can also fish for bass that you can take home and have for dinner or catch and release; hike the more than 87 beautiful acres with views of Petaluma, Penngrove, and Rohnert Park; play music and sing along (you can even bring your choice of instrument if you wish), and pick and plant vegetables and make yummy lunches.

There are only three Friday Horse Camp sessions left this summer: July 29 and August 5 and 12. The cost is $75 per person for kids ages 5 to 17 and includes lunch. For questions and to sign up, contact Lisa Marvier at (415) 730-6917 or marvier@comcast.net. Fairwind Farm is located at 2276 Crane Canyon Road in Santa Rosa 95404.

Quills Creative Writing Camp at San Domenico School

July 17, 2016

Quills Creative Writing Camp Marin Mommies presents a sponsored shout-out from Quills Creative Writing Camp at San Domenico School in San Anselmo.

Quills Creative Writing Camp started 4 years ago when Elizabeth Stoner, a Marin native, UC Berkeley alum, and educator, decided that summer camp needed to diversify.

After years of running successfully positive volleyball camps that produced happy, improved, and engaged athletes, Elizabeth wanted to provide similar results for an underserved group: the young writer. As a creative writer herself and imaginative child, she found that sometimes school didn't allow the space for unencumbered creativity and wanted to provide the platform for young writers to not only explore their own creativity, but to improve upon it.

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