Updated on June 11, 2012 with the volleyball, KMVT and Imagineeerz camp information.
From the soccer to short films, options abound for kids in Northern Santa Clara County to stay busy—and entertained—this summer.
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- Amazing Animals Summer Camp (Milpitas) Set at the Humane Society Silicon Valley, this one-week camp teaches elementary school children about taking care of animals.
- Community School of Music and Arts (Mountain View) CSMA camps and workshops provide children with the opportunity to express, explore, create and enjoy the arts in a relaxing, safe and fun environment.
- Los Altos Kidz Adventures (Los Altos) From Beginning Spanish to pottery, this camp offers a variety of enrichment classes for kids.
- DesignKidz (Mountain View) Hosted out of local schools, children entering grades 2 through 8 learn the ins-and-outs of fashion design, accessory design and interior design.
- DigiQuest (Mountain View and Palo Alto) From advanced animation to digital studio production, this camp provides hands-on workshops on all things film-related. For the Love of Dance (Mountain View) Classes available for kids of all ages and with different levels in ballet, jazz, modern, tap or hip hop. Fun and a great source of exercise.
- Peninsula Youth Theater (Mountain View) With age appropriate programs for kids ages 6 to 14, children prepare for the popular “Theater in the Park” program held throughout Mountain View and Los Altos.
- is a summer day camp for in first to fourth grades held in Mountain View and Los Altos. The goal is to teach problem-solving strategies through creative interactive activities. Check their website for more information.
- KMVT Channel 15 still has opening for its youth summer workshops, where kids, ages 10 to 14, can learn the ins and outs of television producing and even take a class in claymation!
- German-American School of Palo Alto Children ages three to 12 participate in a variety of fun outdoor activities, all conducted in German.
- International School of the Peninsula (Palo Alto) This camp offers two-week sessions in Chinese, French, Spanish and ESL (English as a Second Language).
- Let’s Play in Spanish / Juguemos en Español (Mountain View) Children three to eight years old are fully immersed in the Spanish language through a variety of activities.
- LanguageArts (Palo Alto) Children ages six to 17 can immerse themselves in Spanish, French, Hindi, Mandarin or German through a variety of engaging, hands-on activities at this language school in downtown Palo Alto.
- Yew-Chung International School (Mountain View) No prior Chinese is necessary for these Mandarin-immersion summer camps.
- Steve and Kate’s Camp With several camps across the Peninsula and South Bay, including Los Altos and Campbell, this camp boasts a variety of different fun-filled activities everyday from film-making to water-sliding.
- JCC Summer Camp (Palo Alto) From specialty camps like archery to teen leadership training, there’s a lot going on this summer at the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center.
- Kwan Academy (Cupertino) From building environmentally friendly robots to learning chess, children have a variety of activities they can sign up for.
- AwesomEngineering (Cupertino) Kids learn fundamental construction and enginnering concepts using instructional toys.
- iD Tech Camp Set at Stanford, students can learn to create iPhone apps, video games, C++/Java Programs, 3D models, websites, movies, and more.
- Above and Beyond Basketball (Los Altos) A summer camp for budding basketball players.
- Bald Eagle Camps (Mountain View) This camp offers several sessions focused on basketball and general leadership.
- Kick Lead Dream (Los Altos, Mountain View, Sunnyvale) Organized by Mountain View-Los Altos soccer players and backed by the Mountain View Police Department and Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety, KLD soccer camp expects more than 400 campers and 100 coaches. Will be held this year from June 18 until the at the Cherry Chase School in Sunnyvale from 1 p.m.–4 p.m.
- United States Youth Volleyball League will host a summer Camp in Mountain View that runs from Monday, July 16 through Wednesday, July 18, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at . The deadline to register is Monday, July 9.
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