Best Day Camps in the Bay Area

These Day Camps were voted the Bay Area’s 2017 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners here.

East Bay

Gold: Ohlone for Kids and Teens. Students entering grades four through 11 can enjoy a mix of academic and special interest enrichment classes over the summer through Ohlone College. Ohlone College, 43600 Mission Blvd., Fremont; Itliong-Vera Cruz Middle School, 31604 Alvarado Blvd., Union City. 510-659-6000.

Silver: Sarah’s Science. Multiple locations.510-581-3739.

Bronze: The Marvegos Fine Art School. 40085 Mission Blvd., Fremont; 405 Market Place, San Ramon. 877-353-0679.


Gold: San Carlos Children’s Theater. Young thespians can participate in stagecraft and musical theater summer camps as well attend a two-week camp in which they perform Jungle Book. Multiple locations, San Carlos. 650-594-2730.

Silver: Camp Core Tae Kwon Do. 86 E. Third Ave., San Mateo. 650-918-7853.

Bronze: Camp Galileo. Multiple locations. 800-854-3684.

Silicon Valley

Gold: Summer at Oakwood. Kids from pre-K through sixth grade enjoy crafts, cooking, art and more in a full-day or half-day camp program. 105 John Wilson Way, Morgan Hill. 408-782-7177.

Silver: Action Day Primary Plus (Camp Tiki). 3500 Amber Drive, San Jose. 408-248-2464.

Bronze: Silver Creek Academic Academy. 5619 Silver Creek Valley Road, San Jose. 408-839-5905.

San Francisco/Marin

Gold: Camp Edmo. Offers enrichment programs for children focusing on science, technology, reading, engineering, arts and math. Multiple locations. 877-993-6673.

Silver: Bay Area Discovery Museum. 557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito. 415-339-3900.

Bronze: Steve and Kate’s. Multiple locations. 415-604-0080.

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