2017- Music & Performing Arts

Aurora School Day Camps

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All of Aurora’s camps are open to kids entering grades K-6. Our small groups offer campers individual attention and loads of fun! Extended care is available.

Our 2017 lineup includes:

Theater Arts Camp: musical instrument building, set design, and a rich mix of song, dance, and acting. This year’s show is “The Hills Are Alive! (with the Sound of Music)”
4-Week Session: July 5 – 28

Creators + Explorers: a mix of woodshop, coding, cooking, gardening, sports, and crafts! Full day and half day sessions.
Session 1: June 19 – 23
Session 2: June 26 – June 30
Session 3: July 31 – August 4

Adventures in Writing:
This two-week “day camp” program allows campers to write, edit, and publish their own eBooks or blogs under the guidance of professional authors and credentialed teachers.
2-Week Session: June 19-June 30

Viva el Español Spanish Immersion Camps:
Session 1: July 10 – 14
Session 2: July 17 – 21
Session 3: July 24 – 28

TechKnowHow LEGO Engineering:
Session 1: July 10 – 14
Session 2: July 17 – 21
Session 3: July 24 – 28
Session 4: July 31 – August 4

For more information and registration, please email camps@auroraschool.org or visit:


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Bandworks Rock ‘n’ Roll Summer Camp

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For kids 8+, BandWorks Rock n’ Roll Camp is open to beginners through advanced, older teen players. Professional musician-instructors create a fun and supportive environment while teaching kids skills needed to play in a rock band-and make new friends, too!

Week-long Summer Full-or-Half-Day Camps offer a variety of classes throughout the summer.  By the end of camp, students are rocking out in a live performance.  Camps run from June 12th through August 18th.  Locations in Oakland, San Rafael, and Los Altos.

To learn more about BandWorks Summer Camp:  call us at 510.THE.BAND (843.2263), email us at info@bandworks.com, or visit:


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Bay Area Shakespeare Camp

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Immerse yourself in the world of play and performance, under the guidance of trained theater professionals!  Experience welcome but not required.

Camps meet Monday-Friday from 9am-3pm for two weeks.  A performance for family and friends is presented on the final day of each session, followed by a celebratory cast party!  Summer 2017 Shakespeare Players (ages 7-13) will perform Hamlet, Twelfth Night, or Shakespeare’s Ghost Stories.  Upstart Crows (ages 12-18) will perform Julius Caesar.

Camps are conveniently located in Berkeley, Alameda, San Francisco and the Peninsula.  For date & location details, call 415-558-0888 or visit web site.

Scripts, supplies and materials for the performance all included for $594.  Optional aftercare available for $140 for two-weeks. Need-based scholarship assistance is available.

Shakespeare camp provides training in:
• Shakespeare’s rich language
• Acting and improvisation
• Voice and movement technique
• Stage combat
• Set and costume design and more!

Discover, play and act Shakespeare’s works this summer!


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California Shakespeare Theater

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Dates and Locations:

Orinda Academy
4-week:  June 19-July 14
2-week:  July 17-July 28

Oakland School for the Arts
4-week:  June 26-July 21
2-week:  July 24-August 4

Contact:  Artistic Learning, Cal Shakes, 701 Heinz Ave., Berkeley, CA 94710; 510-809-3293; learn@calshakes.org

Programs offered:  Acting, Voice, Movement, Stage Combat, Improv, Shakespearean History and Text.

Faculty:  Theatre professionals, Guest Artists, Cal Shakes Associate Artists.

Costs:  4-week, both locations: $1400
2-week, both locations: $700
Financial Aid and Scholarships Available.
Age range:  8-18.

Admission requirements and deadlines:  see website for registration details.

Program Details:  Students spend mornings in skills classes and afternoons in rehearsals, where all the disciplines come together to create a fully realized, specially adapted public performance of a Shakespeare play on the final day of the session.


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Camp Winnarainbow

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Ready for the TIME OF YOUR LIFE?

Stilts, trapeze, drama, juggling, unicycle, martial arts, swimming, singing, dancing, hot cocoa, the labyrinth, hanging out and much, much more!

Choose Camp Winnarainbow this summer and explore nature, enhance your creativity, begin lifelong friendships, and have BIG FUN.

For over 40 years, kids (and adults) have run away to join our circus in the rolling foothills of beautiful Mendocino County in Northern California.  Drawing from our knowledge of circus and performing arts, our well trained staff teaches timing, balance and as our founder Wavy Gravy says,
“Survival in the 21st century or how to duck with a sense of humor.”

Camp Winnarainbow’s philosophy helps prepare campers to reach for the stars!  We would love to have you join our community!


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Cazadero Music Camp

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Cazadero Music Camp offers a unique program of intensive musical instruction and outdoor recreation. Located on 33 acres in Sonoma County California, Cazadero is nestled under towering redwood trees.

We have 5 camp sessions in a 7 week period that are arranged progressively in age (5th – 12th grade) and ability.

Each week renowned conductors from all over California and the world arrive to work with our campers, giving them an experience of a lifetime.

Musical offerings include Orchestra, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Piano, and Guitar.

Campers will also have a choice of musical and non-musical electives that may include jazz improvisation, chamber music, art & crafts, nature, or sports.

June 19 – August 5, 2017


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Circus Arts & Sky High Aerials Summer Camps

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Your aspiring circus performers will​ ​reach new heights​ ​in our Circus Arts & Sky High Aerials summer camps!​ ​

Kinetic Arts Center’s summer camps run from 9am – 4pm. Drop off as early as 8:45am at no additional charge! Aftercare is available from 4-6pm.

Circus Arts students will​ ​learn to tumble and move in our EPIC obstacle courses​ ​& giggling will be encouraged as we refine those budding juggling skills! Students will be offered an aerial emphasis class daily.

Our Sky High Aerials camp is perfect for students with high aspirations! Students new to aerial arts will be introduced to aerial hoop, static & single point trapeze, rope & tissue. Aerialists with more experience will learn how to link tricks with seamless transitions.

Camp showcases are held on Fridays​ ​@ 3pm​ ​- don’t forget your camera!


Doug’s Drama Summer Camps

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Doug’s Drama- Summer Drama Camps

One of the East Bay’s most popular drama camps for over 20 years!  Doug’s Drama is once again offering four-2 week sessions of drama camp in Oakland.

Sessions 1and 2 are for students entering grades k-4 and Sessions 3 and 4 are for students entering grades 3-8.  Camp highlights include–Full length production to be presented the final evening of each session.

 * Located in beautiful new auditorium at Montclair School in Oakland

* Creative drama, theater games, improv, comedy and storytelling * Small camp size (16-20 campers)

* Excellent parts for all campers -Great for beginners as well as more experienced actors

* Lots of outdoor playtime at our beautiful, secure Montclair School location

* Before and aftercare from 8:00-6:00

* Sibling and multi session discount


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Summer Day Dance Camp at the East Bay Dance Center

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June 12th 2017 – August 18th 2017.
Flexible scheduling:
One day-10 weeks.
Full and half days available.

Jazz, Hip hop, tap, ballet, African dance, tumbling, art, games, fun.
Performances. Boys and girls, all levels welcome, ages 4-16. CIT program.
Our caring professional staff has many years experience, WE LOVE KIDS! Convenient, spacious, safe Glenview (Oakland) location.  Our 26th year.

Parent references available.
Before and After Care available 8:00 – 6:00.Call (510)336-3262  or visit our site at the link below.

Also available: ANGELINA BALLERINA CAMP for 3-5 year olds and Spring Camp April 3rd – 7th.


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