Best Day Camps in the Bay Area

These Day Camps were voted the Bay Area’s 2018 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners here.

Silicon Valley

Gold: Silver Creek Academy. It strives to provide academic camps that are fun, engaging and enriching. Materials and lessons are aligned with each child’s academic abilities and grade. 5619 Silver Creek Valley Road, San Jose. 408-839-5905.

Silver: The Marvegos Fine Art School. 14103-A Winchester Blvd., Los Gatos (see website for other locations). 877-353-0679.

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

SF and Marin

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

Silver: Tree Frog Treks. 2112 Hayes St., San Francisco. 415-876-3764.

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


Gold: The Marvegos Fine Art School. Kids 4 1/2-17 can learn drawing, watercolor, acrylic painting, ceramics and more. 1212C W. Hillsdale Blvd., San Mateo. 877-353-0679.

Silver: Pied Piper Players. 1000 S. Amphlett Blvd., San Mateo. 650-992-7433.

Bronze: Camp Keff. 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City. 650-378-2704.

East Bay

Gold: The Marvegos Fine Art School. Students have the freedom to develop their own intuition and “eye” for art during programs and classes tailored to suit specific age groups. 40085 Mission Blvd., Fremont; 405 Market Place, San Ramon. 877-353-0679.

Silver: Aurora School Camps. 40 Dulwich Road, Oakland. 510-428-2606.

Bronze: Sarah’s Science. Multiple locations in Berkeley and Oakland. 510-581-3739.

Bronze: The Growing Room Academy. Multiple locations in San Ramon and Danville. 925-837-4392.

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