Best Special Interest Camps in the Bay Area

These Special Interest 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 Academic Academy. Students expand their skills in writing, reading comprehension, math, test-taking and public speaking while participating in fun activities such as poetry contests, spelling bees, talent shows, raffles and more. 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: California Sports Center. Multiple locations.


Gold: San Carlos Children’s Theater. Camps include a musical theater camp for different age groups and a two-week stagecraft camp for ages 10-15. Multiple locations in San Carlos. 650-594-2730.

Silver: The Marvegos Fine Art School. 1212C W. Hillsdale Blvd., San Mateo. 877-353-0679.

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

Bronze: Kuk Sool Won of Menlo Park. 700 Alma St. 650-787-2226.

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: Tech Know How. Multiple locations. 650-638-0500.

Bronze: Bay Area Children’s Theatre. Children’s Creativity Museum, 221 Fourth St., San Francisco. 510-296-4433.

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.

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