Best Day Camps in the Bay Area

These Day Camps were voted the Bay Area’s 2020 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners here.

Silicon Valley

Gold: The Marvegos Fine Art School. Summer art camps allow students from pre-schoolers to teens to pursue one area of art in some detail or explore new areas. 14103-A Winchester Blvd., Los Gatos. 877-353-0679.

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

Bronze: Action Day Primary Plus – Camp Tiki. Multiple locations. Main office: 3030 Moorpark Ave., Building D, San Jose. 408- 244-1968.


Gold: The Marvegos Fine Art School. Kids ages 4½-17 learn drawing, watercolor, acrylic painting, ceramics and more. 1212C W. Hillsdale Blvd., San Mateo. 877-353-0679.

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

Bronze: Camp Keff. 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City. Preschool Camps: 650-378-2670. Other camps: 650-378-2704.

San Francisco/Marin

Gold: Camp EDMO. This live, interactive online learning platform builds STEAM and social emotional skills in a fun and engaging way. Multiple Bay Area locations. 877-993-6673.

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

Bronze: Slide Ranch. Shoreline Highway, Muir Beach. 415-381-6155.

East Bay

Gold: The Marvegos Fine Art School. Marvegos offers a fun and relaxed atmosphere where campers can explore art forms from drawing and painting to sculpting. 40085 Mission Blvd., Fremont; 405 Market Place, San Ramon. 877-353-0679.

Silver: Springfield Montessori School. 2780 Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek. 925-944-0626; 5100 Brannigan St., Dublin. 925-828-5102.

Bronze: Crowden Music Center. 1475 Rose St., Berkeley. 510-559-6910.