Summer activities in California for kids: Summer camps in Southern California & Northern California, sports camps for teens, boys & girls. Summer music programs, English language summer schools, summer computer/ tech camps in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco Bay Area.
Based in Palo Alto CA, Stanford University's Leadership Academy (in association with Abbey Road Programs) provides high school students with the opportunity to take a 2-week Academic Summer Program at one of the world's top universities. Available for students from around the globe in Grades 9-12, courses include International Relations, Environmental Studies, and High-Demand Foreign Languages, and more.
Join in the tradition of innovation and inquiry that has come to establish Stanford University as one of the top institutions in the U.S. and worldwide. Our Academic Summer Courses also provide daily activities and excursions, including day trips to San Francisco, UC Berkeley, and UC Santa Cruz.
From studying the complexities of present-day international relations and the multi-faceted nature of climate change, to learning how to share your thoughts with a class on the basics of public speaking, our Leadership Academy will have you fully prepared to take on the problems affecting today’s world. If you’re passionate about making a difference, this program could be perfect for you!
2-week Academic Summer Programs for High School Students (Grades 9-12)
Study options include:
- International Relations & 21st Century Politics
- International Business and Finance
- U.S. National Security
- Environmental Studies
- High-Demand Foreign Languages (including Russian, Arabic, Chinese and Japanese)
22.Wizbots Robotics, Bay Area Year-Round & Summer Camps
Courses / Programs
Wizbots combines LEGO® robotics, Java coding, and lots of imagination to provide a unique STEM learning experience for kids (ages 8-14) in the San Francisco Bay Area.
With no prerequisites, Wizbots is the perfect opportunity for novices to first learn about robotics, yet it's self-paced format also acts to further the skills of those who already have experience.
Using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® and Java, your child will journey from Novice towards Master in our project-based, gamified curriculum. By tackling new projects, challenging creativity, and exercising problem-solving, campers learn engineering, programming, math, and physics in a hands-on, collaborative way.
Parents can experience all the fun too with camper project videos posted online to see and share! We offer affordable half day, full day, and extended care options in convenient locations across the Bay Area.
We operate year-round through Summer Camps, After School programs, and Birthday Parties.
Robotic and Coding Labs - both Summer Camps and After School programs - using LEGO robotics and Java programming for students ages 8-14:
- Hands-on, project-based work
- Kids work at their own pace
- Fundamental structures
- Core Sensors
- Advanced mechanisms
- Sophisticated programming
- Advanced sensors
Robotics Labs using LEGO robotics and Java programming for campers ages 8-14 in:
- Los Altos
- Menlo Park
- Palo Alto
- San Carlos
- Mountain View
- San Jose
- Union City
Improve your English and develop a balanced, informed global perspective while visiting multiple cities in the U.S. (Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Hawaii).
ESL Bridge provides 2-3 week, multi-city English language summer camp programs to students ages 11+ from around the world.
Our unique approach combines traditional classroom lessons with immersive cultural travel so learning is fun, engaging, and accessible to everyone.
We believe people who experience other cultures through the local language, food, customs and personal interactions acquire language skills faster and develop a better, more compassionate understanding of the world.
Program yoUr Future (PUF) is a non-profit outreach program that aims to raise greater awareness for women in technology by complimenting San Francsico Bay Area middle school girls’ education with programming basics using AppInventor and Scratch, networking skills, and fieldtrips to local museums or tech companies.
We provide Saturday workshops and summer camps to introduce girls in 7th or 8th grade to computing, information technology, and careers in IT. Programs are hosted in high-tech and top research sites, including the International Computer Science Institute and the University of California Berkeley.
PUF will also cover topics such as How to Write a Resume, STEM Year-long Opportunities, and High School Success & Leadership. In addition, participants will interact with and learn from IT and STEM mentors and key note speakers AND participate in mock interviews.
Through fun CS-related hands-on activities, they will not only have the opportunity to explore interdisciplinary applications and acquire presentation skills but will also be able to keep their creation as a souvenir! The participants are also challenged to identify a social issue or problem and design a solution integrating the use of information technology.
No programming experience or prior computer science knowledge is necessary to participate. The girls will form a strong community and enduring friendships. Students will also have the opportunity to receive prizes and scholarship money.
Saturday workshops & technical summer camps for girls in middle school aimed to empower them to aspire for technical careers as well as to promote diversity in Computer Science.
- Program using AppInventor and Scratch
- Fieldtrips to local museums and tech companies
- Key Note Speakers
- How to Write a Resume
- High School Success & Leadership
- STEM Year-long Opportunities
- Networking Skills
- Learn of latest research breakthroughs
- CS Interdisciplinary Applications
- Mock Interviews
- Design Solutions to Social Challenges
Rock-it Science is based in Santa Clara in the heart of Silicon Valley in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. Rock-it Science provides project-oriented science programs that are creative, challenging, and fun! In a Rock-it Science session, children experience cooperative learning and playful science activities. The instructors utilize storytelling and innovative hands-on science experiments to capture the children's attention and imagination.
Rock-It Science offers a creative way to occupy your kids this summer! Rock-it Science is a nonprofit organization that sparks, nurtures and develops young people’s enthusiasm and ability to learn science successfully. This summer, Rock-It Science is offering project-oriented science camps for children aged 5-11 that run half-days Mon-Fri, from 9:00-12:00 OR from 1:30-4:30 in our laboratory classroom in Santa Clara. They are creative, challenging, and fun!
Mt. Helix Academy is a private preparatory school in La Mesa in San Diego County CA. In addition to the academic programs that we offer throughout the year for kindergarten through Grade 8 students, we also offer a range of high-quality summer programs for kindergarten, elementary and middle school kids.
We are a positive, safe, and nurturing school. Our academic / enrichment summer programs help to prepare students for the next school year. Our AIM HIGH summer program for 2nd to 6th graders and our "Firm up" classes for middle school students help students who may be struggling to catch up.
Morning and afternoon childcare is available for the children of parents who need an extended day. The Afternoon Activities and Summer Sports program begins as soon as the day’s camp activities are completed and consists of both outside and indoor activities.
Mt. Helix Academy received the highest level of accreditation that is ever awarded by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). In addition, our Aim High program is a California State certified non-public, non-sectarian school, permitting the school to educate students with special needs on contract with area school districts.
- "Get Ready": A caring school preparatory summer camp for 4.5 to 6 year olds.
- "Get Set": An extraordinary academic enrichment and day camp for 1st through 6th graders.
- AIM HIGH Summer Program: Allows 2nd to 6th graders to catch up by building fluency in basic academic skills.
- “Jump start” summer classes for middle school students who want to get a “jump start” on next year.
- “Firm up” summer classes for middle school students who struggled last school year.
Tech Academy of Silicon Valley based in San Jose, California organises Summer programs designed to help students in middle and high school to explore and improve the skills needed to pursue college level work in engineering, technology and science. Program emphases are on teamwork, innovative problem solving and project-based 'learning by doing.'
Courses are held at San Jose State University, Santa Clara University, Morgan Hill, CSU at Hayward and Alsion in Fremont. This is a PARTNERSHIP of the Santa Clara County Office of Education, Alameda County Office of Education, San Jose State University, Santa Clara University, California State University-East Bay and the International Science and Engineering Fair.
CodeREV Kids provides comprehensive technology education in a fun, stress-free environment in Santa Monica CA. We offer fun STEM summer camps and after-school programs to kids ages 6-17.
Our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) focused courses and tech camps provide the basis for a much deeper education in technology than what students receive at their schools.
Lessons build upon one another, and we adjust starting points to each student’s level of expertise; as a result, the entire curriculum is customized.
Students who learn to program early in life gain a deeper and more complete understanding of the logic and advanced thinking behind programming.
Our instructors are all both industry tested STEM and coding professionals, and because these instructors have gained a wealth of teaching experience to kids in STEM, Technology, and Coding in various formats.
Coding / Programming Summer Camps (1 week)
- Modding in Minecraft (ages 8-14)
- Rev Robots (ages 7-14)
- Gorgeous Game Design (ages 6-14)
- 3D Animation with Maya (ages 10-17)
- Wild Web Design (ages 8-14)
- Mathcraft (ages 7-12)
- Minecraft Level Design (ages 6-9)
- Game Design Pro (ages 12-17)
After School Tech Programs - modules include:
- 2D & 3D Graphic Design
- Effects and Computer Animation
- Electrical Engineering
- 3D Modeling
- C++ Programming...
Learn English in California in summer 2018 with StudyAston!
Based in an accredited private school in Escondido - 30 minutes north of San Diego, we provide 2-4 week junior English language + activity summer camps to students ages 8-17.
Students in our Junior English Camp program will have an opportunity to interact and make friends with local students from the area.
Students live with a local family in homestay accommodation. Living with an American family is an excellent way to improve your English. Our students live in a very safe area that is close to our school.
Exploring beyond traditional classroom environments not only encourages self-esteem by allowing students to practice their conversation and listening skills, but also helps them have a bigger view of the world.
Junior English Language Summer Camp:
- For students ages 8-17
- 2, 3 and 4-week study options
- 17.5 hours per week in-class
- Afternoon Activities
- Optional Weekend Tours to: Disneyland, Universal Studios, Los Angeles
- Qualified teachers for young learners
- Shared homestay with a local family
- Small class size - 8 to 10 students
- Airport - pick up and drop off
- WASC accredited curriculum
- Winter Camp option
Enroll your child or teen in an exciting, interactive, STEM-based summer camp program in Orange County in summer 2018!
Conveniently located in Los Alamitos CA, close to both Long Beach and Huntington Beach, Build It Workspace provides STEM and Arts-based classes, camps, tutoring, and parties for kids and teens ages 5+.
Explore how science, tech, engineering, art, and mathematics are used to create a world of possibility. Learn hands-on through playful projects, from building drones and self-watering plants, to game design and robotics.
New and experienced makers of all ages will discover the latest technologies by combining traditional design with modern making to create projects that excite their minds and foster innovation.
Our programs include: 3D Printing & Scanning, Laser & Electronic Cutting, Vacuum Forming, CAD (Computer Aided Design), Graphic Design, Programming & Game Design, Robotics, and more! After-school and in-school programs are also available.
Each camp is engineered to be fun, inventive, and rewarding through achievement. Space is limited, register today!