Summer Camps

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.

Boutique Camps for Girls at the Rolling Hills Club

June 13, 2016

American Girl Doll Camp at the Rolling Hills ClubCalling all girls—come join in the boutique camps this summer at Novato's Rolling Hills Club!

Back by popular demand is the club's most popular camp, Spa Camp. With two sessions offered this summer, this camp is for girls ages 7 to 12. Your favorite girl can end the summer with some well deserved pampering. Learn how to do one of the newest nail trends, moon manicures! Come create a bath bomb and custom perfume, make snow cone sugar scrub, and fashion a inspired galaxy T-shirt. This year will have even more fun, with glitter tattoos, faux feather extensions, and the opportunity to try henna designs. Each day, campers will create spa favored foods for snack, swim, and more! This camp always fills up fast, register today!

Rebounderz Rohnert Park: Fitness and Fun, Rolled Into One, for the Whole Family!

June 1, 2016

Rebounderz Rohnert Park

Marin Mommies presents a sponsored article from Rebounderz Rohnert Park.

Rebounderz Rohnert Park is fitness and fun rolled into one, for the whole family! Just 20 minutes up the highway from Novato, we are a facility that specializes in entertainment that provides exercise while having fun!  One hour of jumping burns about 1,000 calories. It also increases metabolism, circulates more oxygen to tissues and improves coordination!

In June, we are introducing our newest attraction, the JumpXTREME tower! Our tower platform is raised 14 feet above the ground and allows our guests to take a leap onto our custom designed inflated landing surface.  Test your fear of heights in a safe environment! Tummy fluttering at its best. Currently, experience our: 74 interconnected Trampoline Beds, 3-Level Indoor Playground, Air Dodge ball, Foam Pit, Basketball Slam, Arcade, Café, and Parents' Lounge with free wifi!

Get Creative at CEC Makerspace at South Novato Library

May 6, 2016

CEC Makerspace South Novato Library

It goes without saying that STEAM (Science, Technology, Education, Art, and Math) education is a hot topic with families today. Getting kids to become "makers" working with hands-on projects is not only fun, but an important part of learning how our world today works and getting prepared for future careers. Working on STEAM activities often involves lots of expensive equipment like computers, laser cutters, soldering stations, power tools, and 3D printers, and of course a space in which to work—and that's where local maker spaces like the CEC Maker Space and Media Studio at South Novato Library come into play.

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