Best Special Interest Camps in the Bay Area




These Special Interest Camps were voted the Bay Area’s 2019 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners here. 

Silicon Valley

Gold: Silver Creek Academic Academy. An award-winning academic camp covering writing, grammar, reading comprehension, math problem solving, logic and critical thinking, public speaking and more. 5619 Silver Creek Valley Road, San Jose. 408-839-5905. scaasanjose.com.

Silver: The Marvegos Fine Art School. Multiple Bay Area locations. 14103-A Winchester Blvd., Los Gatos. 877-353-0679. marvegos.com.

Bronze: California Sports Center. Multiple locations. calsportscenter.com.

Peninsula

Gold: The Marvegos Fine Art School. Kids ages 4.5-17 learn drawing, watercolor, acrylic painting, ceramics and more. 1212C W. Hillsdale Blvd., San Mateo. 877-353-0679. marvegos.com.

Silver: San Carlos Children’s Theater. Multiple locations in San Carlos. 650-594-2730. sancarloschildrenstheater.com.

Bronze: Peninsula Young Writers. San Carlos. 650-394-7957. peninsulayoungwriters.org.

SF and Marin

Gold: TechKnowHow. LEGO, robotics, coding and STEM activities for kids. Multiple locations. 650-638-0500. techknowhowkids.com.

Silver: Tree Frog Treks. 5108 Geary Blvd., San Francisco. 415-876-3764.

treefrogtreks.com.

Bronze: Camp EDMO. Multiple Bay Area locations. 877-993-6673. campedmo.org.

East Bay

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

Silver: TechKnowHow. Multiple locations. 650-638-0500. techknowhowkids.com.

Bronze: Bay Area Children’s Theatre. Multiple locations. 510-296-4433. bactheatre.org.

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