Multidisciplinary Summer Camps

The gems are often found in summer day camps that don't always fit in a neat category. Don't overlook them in the search for interesting camps that keep your kids active mentally and physically.


In Patch's Summer Camp Gide, we've listed camps that can't be easily categorized. But don't let than stop you from giving a look at a very interesting bunch of day camps. 


General Recreation

Camp Brainy Bunch (Atherton, Palo Alto, Los Altos, Sunnyvale) There are ten locations spread from the Peninsula to Berkeley to Contra Costa County, offering presentation and oratorical skills camps, design and engineering, storytelling, and flight design, of the Leonardo da Vinci mode. Programs for Grades pre-K to 5, 9 a.m., to 3 p.m., and extended care.

Imagineerz (Los Altos and Mountain View) This program, aimed at Grades 1-4, is at Covington School in Los Altos the weeks of June 17 and 24, and at Landels School in Mountain View for four weeks in July. Children use stories and characters to learn lifelong problem-solving techniques, fueled by their own imagination and creativity. Rates are $365 a week.

Kidizens (Los Altos & Belmont) Designed for kids to learn problem-solving and analytical skills, “soft” skills in interpersonal relations, as well as leadership. Children create a city using LEGOs, become mayors for the day with a buddy, manage the economy, prepare for earthquakes, flooding and other matural disasters, interact with other cities and their mayors Held at 4546 El Camino Real in Los Altos  and 1338 El Camino Real in Belmont. (650) 384-0412

Steve and Kate’s Camp With several camps across the Peninsula and South Bay, including Palo Alto, Los Altos, Los Gatos and Sunnyvale, this is a unique camp where the program is whatever the kid decides. It has honed its offering from 30 years of operating in Marin, including activities from film-making to water-sliding. Food is organic, fresh and locally grown.

Kwan Academy (Cupertino) From building environmentally friendly robots to to East-West musical instruments to abacus mental arithmetic, kids in Grades K to 5 can choose fun camp. It also runs academic camps in English, Math and Chinese. Early bird discount for registration by May 15.

Camp Fremont (Los Altos Hills) Kids 5 to 12 can participate on a weekly or even two- or three-day basis at the Fremont Hills Country Club camp that runs from June 17 to Aug. 16. Each week is themed, but kids get a full complement of horseback riding, tennis and swimming, along with traditional arts and crafts, games and other camp activities. Open to all, with discount to Fremont Hills Country Club members. Contact Camp Director Jason Rolle viacamp@fremonthills.com or call 650.948.8261 x304. 

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