Help your youth have the best summer ever with these exciting program opportunities! 


Check out the 2019 SFCASA Summer Camp Guide, which is a list of summer camps available within the Bay Area that we put together. These may be useful resources for youth to partake in to enhance their summer experience. We are continually adding to this list as we learn of more summer camp opportunities. If you know of another great opportunity that is not listed on here, please share them with SFCASA by emailing [email protected]. We also encourage you to research summer camps at different museums; CASA can possibly help with funding.


Berkeley Repertoire Theater has an intensive summer theater camp for high school aged youth, and full scholarships are available for those who qualify.

Butterfly Joint in the Outer Richmond in San Francisco has year-round and summer camps that teach youth woodworking skills. Youth in grades K and up can attend.

Camp Jones Gulch is the YMCA’s overnight camp in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Their BOLD & GOLD Outdoor Leadership Program provides week-long wilderness camps to youth ages 11-17. There is also a TAY camp for youth ages 18-24. Scholarships are available so no one is turned away!

Camp Winnarainbow is a circus and performing arts sleep-away camp in Laytonville, CA. Youth ages 7-17 can attend, and there are scholarships available. The deadline to apply is 3/15.

East Bay SPCA Summer Animal Camp in Dublin and Oakland allows youth to interact directly with animals and also do hands-on activities and crafts. The camp runs from June through August and is for youth in grades 1st through 8th. Financial aid is available to those who qualify (financial aid applications are due 4/1).

Girls Leading Girls runs soccer and leadership programs for girls ages 5-18 years old. The programs are in the East Bay and San Francisco.

Lifeguard Camp at the Presidio YMCA and Marin YMCA is a job training camp for teens ages 16-18 to train to become lifeguards. For those teens who need swimming lessons, there is an optional week before the camp. Participating in the camp allows youth to apply for lifeguard jobs at any YMCA location in San Francisco. Please contact Kate Eaneman, Associate Aquatics Director at the Presidio YMCA to learn more: [email protected].

Oakland YMCA has a number of summer camps available, including a Jedi Master Engineering using LEGOS Camp for 8-10 year olds, a Harry Potter Engineering using LEGOS Camp for grades K-5th.