Updated March 2019 !!
It can be tough to be a preschooler. Active and filled with a hunger for learning about the world around them, 2-5 year olds aren’t included in many summer programs offered at local recreation centers and other destinations around their hometown. Fortunately, this need has been recognized and has been remedied in many ways for those little ones living in the bay area. From tennis camp to a more general breadth of summer fare, the youngest of children can now enjoy their very own camp experience without having to wait until the bit day when they turn 5.
Fountainhead Montessori School offers a Fun Camp for ages 4-12 with fitness games, arts and crafts, and music. Inspired by The Amazing Race TV Show, this camp is filled with sports and games that incorporate physical activity and strategy. Each day the campers will participate in team competitions as well as individual games and activities that will develop coordination and critical thinking. Riddles and puzzles will be used to find clues in scavenger hunts, while students race to the finish line of the Amazing Sports Race.
Growfit Camp at Sportsplex helps to keep your kids active and energized during school breaks and holidays, it provides a safe place for children to learn and play. Campers discover new passions, engage in a variety of sports and group games and learn the values of teamwork and sportsmanship. Our unique, age-appropriate games and challenges help children build self-confidence, develop relationships and have lots of fun.
Camp Edmo, one of the top rated camps in the San Francisco bay area, has camps for preschool children where they experience everything from outdoor play to animation lessons provided in a partnership with various educational institutions.
Tutu Camp is dedicated to teaching little ones the world of ballet! With dance classes, costume decorating and plenty of opportunities to hear stories about famous ballet dancers, this is a camp perfectly suited for aspiring stars of the stage aged 4-8.
For those aged 5 and about to enter Kindergarten, the options for camp get even more exciting and diverse.
ArtSmart / KidSmart Academy has been voted ‘Best camp’ of 2016. Also, we are among the 35 camps in USA, which were voted to be exceptional camps. All seasonal camps, art classes, enrichment, after-school, and tons of fun! ArtSmart / KidSmart offers variety such as Photography, Kids create website, Youth animation, Drama, Science & LEGO Robotics. Our after-school program, KidSmart, supports children to flourish & excel in everything they do at school. Our after-school enrichment includes Yoga, Art, Public speaking, Debate, Music & Dance. Our kids also enjoy outdoor park time.
Nine Studios offers camps for ages 4 to 12 years old which believes in learning should be self-motivated and guided by motivated learners’ need within their own interests. Nine Studio offers multi-theme after school programs and art camps throughout the year for children to explore their endless interests and playful creativities. The variety of unique activities is offered to give children the best opportunity to find their own interest and the things that motivate them to learn.
Camp Doodles, located in Mill Valley, offers a special program for those entering Kindergarten in the fall. Kids will enjoy skits, science, story time, water play and specially themed days like ice cream socials and dress up events.
Celsius and Beyond welcomes all 5-year-olds who will love this hands-on science camp that teaches them all about chemistry and other exciting components of the science world. Kids experiment with mazes and use music to decipher potentially frustrating concepts like math and physics.
These are just a few of the great ideas to get your preschooler away from the TV, out of the house and onward toward their very first summer camp experiences. They will cherish the fun experiences for years to come, as these first steps introduce them to the fun-filled world of fun, sun and exploration. Do you have a suggestion of what to do with your preschooler at home?