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Published March 6th, 2019

Part 1, Spring Break, Full Day and Overnight Summer Camps
(Part 2, half-day camps, April 3, 2019)
Get ready for summer!
It may only be March, and the rain is clouding our lives, but spring break and summer are just around the corner, and with that comes the wonderful opportunity for our children to experience some fantastic camps. In this issue of the Lamorinda Weekly, we kick off our annual guide to activities and programs in and around Lamorinda, featuring full-day camps and overnight camps. Look for our listing of half-day camps and programs coming in April.
Get your children ready to have the spring break and summer of their dreams!


Randy Bennett Basketball Camps
(Saint Mary's College, Moraga)
The Randy Bennett Day Camps held at Saint Mary's College in McKeon Pavilion are a great way for boys and girls ages 4-13 to receive top-class instruction on every aspect of the game, led by Coach Bennett and his staff. Morning, afternoon and full day options available.
Dates: April 1-4


Adventure Day Camp
(Walnut Creek, San Ramon, & Alamo)
Celebrating 20 years! A traditional summer day camp for children ages 3-15. Swimming, horseback riding, sailing, skateboarding, woodworking, science, arts, sports, archery, drama, music, rock climbing, hiking, overnight camping, and camp games. Home transportation is available from most areas.
Dates: June-August
(925) 937-6500

Avid4 Adventure
This summer experience the power of authentic outdoor adventure. Avid4 Adventure's experienced instructors teach pre-K - 7th graders of all levels to climb, paddle, bike, hike and thrive in the outdoors. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. with before and after care.
Dates: Weekly, June- August
(800) 977-9873

Bentley Summer Academy (Lafayette)
Bentley Summer Academy offers a wide variety of innovative courses for students first through 12th grade. The Academy runs from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., with extended camp options for families needing early drop-off or late pickup.

Berkeley Rep School of Theatre Summer Theatre Intensive (Berkeley)
Summer Theatre Intensive is an opportunity to become fully immersed in every facet of the world of theatre, regardless of experience level. The only requirement is an active mind open to imagination, collaboration, hard work, and, of course, lots of fun.
Dates: Theatre Intensive for entering grades 6-8, June 17 -July 12; entering grades 9-12, July 16-Aug 9; Filmmaking & Acting Intensive for entering grades 9-12, July 15 - Aug 2.
(510) 647-2972

Camp Awesome
Camp Awesome is fun, flexible, and affordable. Open all nine weeks of summer:
Day (9 a.m.- 2 p.m.)
Early Care (7:30 a.m.) Afternoon (2-5:30 p.m.)
Register by the day or week.
Dates: June - August
(925) 284-2232

Camp Doodles
(Orinda, Berkeley, SF, Mill Valley)
At St. Stephens, Camp
Doodles is an incubator
for kids to grow their creative intelligence through making and art in a project-based, hands-on environment. New themes this year include Da Vinci's Footsteps, PVC Madness and Opposites Attract. We are ACA accredited and have been offering Bay Area camps since 2002. Dates: Weekly sessions June 10 - August 9.
(415) 388-4386

Camp Galileo
(Lafayette and Orinda)
At Galileo, we mix day camp fun with hands-on projects in fields from science and engineering to the visual and culinary arts. Campers learn game-changing lessons, like the innovator's mindset, the power of collaboration and how to embrace rather than fear mistakes. Pre-K to entering 8th grades. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. with extended care available.
(800) 854-3684

Camp Kefli
Camp Kefli offers a wide range of programs that are appropriate to each age group, grades K-8, filling our two one-week sessions with fun. Some programs utilize the Temple Isaiah facility while others take
place off site. We offer creative theme days and adventures that enrich and delight our campers.
Dates: July 29-August 9
(925) 284-9191

Camp Orinda
Camp Orinda offers a full-day traditional camp experience for active kids, looking for adventure. Each week features fun camp themes, games, crafts, and sports plus two awesome field trips, all expenses paid, to the places kids love throughout the Bay Area including Six Flags, Waterworld and more. Extended Care available.
Dates: June 17- August 8
(925) 254-2445

Lafayette Summer Music Jazz Workshop (Lafayette)
This weeklong music workshop provides an intimate and inspiring environment for learning and playing jazz. Students, ages 11 to 80-years-old, receive master classes, improvisation workshops and jazz combos led by some of the preeminent, professional musicians in the field. July 14 is audition day.
Dates: One week only, July 15-19

Moraga Day Camp
Roll out the red carpet for 8 weeks of movie themed summer camp fun! Moraga Day Camp and Moraga Day Camp Jr. are for children ages 5-10 that will incorporate games, crafts, fieldtrips, and lots of other fun activities! Themes and field trips listed online. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; extended care also available 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Dates: June 17 - Aug. 9
(925) 888-7045

Randy Bennett Basketball Camps (Saint Mary's College, Moraga)
The Randy Bennett Day Camps held at Saint Mary's College in McKeon Pavilion are a great way for boys and girls ages 4-13 to receive top-class instruction on every aspect of the game, led by Coach Bennett and his staff. Morning, afternoon and full day options available.
Day Camps in June 10-14, 17-21, 24-28
Day Camp in July 8-12
Father-Son Camp July 6-7

Roughing It Day Camp (Lafayette)
Outdoor summer camp where kids make lasting friendships, learn new skills and thrive outdoors. Campers ages 4 - 16 spend the summer with the same age group which builds camaraderie and community. Outdoor activities with instruction for all ages and abilities. Free extended care and free transportation included.
Dates: June - August
(925) 283-3795

The Saklan School (Moraga)
Provides culture, language and summer fun for ages 3-11. Mornings on campus are filled with enrichment in Mandarin, French, Japanese, and Spanish. Afternoons are packed with summer fun, including field trips, swimming, art and music. Three-week sessions 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Full or half days, with extended care available.
Dates: June 10 - Aug. 9
(925) 376-7900

Sewnow! Fashion Studio
Join your friends and Learn-to-Sew from the very beginning, or Intermediate sewists create a FashionKit capsule collection outfit. Camps include FashionKit patterns with digital instructions, fabrics, notions and embroidery. Suitable for kids in 4th grade and up. Half Day, Learn-to-sew, Teen only, and Full Day programs available. Fashion Show Sunday, Aug. 11 at 4 p.m.
(925) 283-7396

Sienna Ranch
Camp choices at Lamorinda's own ranch camp include morning Farm Hands and Nature, and Horseback Riding camps as well as afternoon pottery, woodshop, archery, art and animals, horses and more. Serving campers entering grades PreK-8 with select teen programming, Sienna Ranch offers weeklong, full-day or half-day camp options.
Dates: June 10 - August 16
(925) 283-6311

Spanish Immersion Summer Camps with Viva el Espanol (Lafayette)
Learn or improve Spanish language skills through games, music, arts and crafts, science projects and cooking. During each weeklong camp students learn vocabulary related to a specific kid-friendly themes such as Wondrous Outdoors at the Reservoir or Secret Agent Camp. Full day, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Before/after-care available. Half-day options.
(925) 962-9177


Aspen Network Team Camp
(Sierra Nevada Mountains)
Teens and young adults with social differences that include anxiety, spectrum behaviors, OCD, ADHD or Non-verbal Learning Disorder have discovered a safe space at our camp located in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains of Northern California. Activities include river rafting, sailing on Lake Tahoe, backpacking, hiking and campfires.
Dates: July 8-11
(925) 262-3135 www.aspennetwork.net

The Randy Bennett High Potential Camp
(Saint Mary's College, Moraga)
The Randy Bennett High Potential Camp is designed for boys entering 6th-12th grades who would like to achieve at the highest levels of basketball. Coach Bennett and his staff personally direct this overnight camp as they coach each participant as if he were a player at Saint Mary's College. Each athlete will participate in daily competitions, skill development, and scrimmages.
Dates: Aug. 1-3

Marin Ranch Camp
Hosted by Walker Creek Ranch and the Marin County Office of Education, we offer all of the fun, traditional camp activities like canoeing, archery and sitting around the campfire roasting s'mores. Our well-trained team of counselors creates a nurturing environment where campers feel safe to step outside of their comfort zone, challenge themselves with new adventures and make new friends.
Dates: August 6 - 15
(415) 930-4649 www.marinranchcamp.org

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