Summer Camp

Mastering the art of summer fun.

Join us this summer!
June 10 – July 19, 2019

SFArtsED summers are magical times, as children ages 6-14 immerse themselves in the arts—collaborating with many of the same extraordinary artists who teach in our residence programs in the public schools, and in our Players musical theater company.

With multiple sessions to choose from, children have an opportunity to play, explore, and experience to their hearts’ content. Perhaps they’ll paint a mural, sing and hoof in a classic musical, or play drums under the sun; draw, tumble, or create an original piece of fashion. Or even dance beside members of one of San Francisco’s most venerable companies.

Really, the possibilities are endless.

Our campers have such a good time, it can be hard to realize that they are also actively learning—making creative decisions, honing their focus, collaborating with peers—and acquiring new skills they can take with them back to school.

“The camp opened up a lot of new avenues for my daughter’s artistic expression. She’s excited to continue in the years to come.

— Craig Berger, SFArtsED Summer Camp Dad

(Ages 6-9)

An exhilarating smorgasbord of creative expression taught by our cadre of experienced artist mentors, Exploration Camp is ideal for younger campers, who thrill to the mash-up of visual and performing arts—including world rhythms, dance, choral singing, instrument making, theater, and story telling—with plenty of free time for outdoor play and concluding with a showcase for family and friends. (Each session has a different theme, and may be repeated.)

185 Omar Way, San Francisco, CA 94127

Session One: June 10 – June 21
Session Two: June 24 – July 5 (no camp July 4)
Session Three: July 8 – July 19

(Ages 9-14)

This rich immersion in musical theater has older kids singing, acting, and dancing, taught by our staff of stage directors, vocal coaches, and choreographers. Every session is different, and culminates with a showcase performance on the final day for family and friends. Please note: Enrollment in a Broadway Bound session is a prerequisite for consideration for the SFArtsED Players, our invitation-only musical theater company.

Rooftop Alternative School
Mayeda Campus, 500 Corbett Ave., San Francisco, CA 94114

Session One: June 10 – June 21
Classic Broadway celebrates classics from Broadway’s Golden Age, 1930-1965.

Session Two: June 24 – July 5 (no camp July 4)
Contemporary Broadway explores more recent favorites, 1966-today.

Session Three: July 8 – July 27
In Performance: West Side Story. Session Three adds an *additional week of rehearsal (at a site different from Rooftop, TBA) in preparation for a performance on Saturday, July 27. This session is for students who have prior musical theater experience or have been in previous Broadway Bound sessions. Students will be joined by SFArtsED alumni, company members of the San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company, members of the Young People’s Teen Musical Theatre Company, and the UC Berkeley Summer Symphony to stage the Broadway classic West Side Story, with music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.


(Ages 10-14)

Three unique sessions offer campers a hands-on immersion in various aspects of the visual arts, from sculpture to fine arts to mixed media. A curated exhibition in SFArtsED’s Minnesota Street Project gallery will feature work created in all three Art & Design sessions running August 3 through September 28.

Miraloma Elementary School
185 Omar Way, San Francisco, CA 94127

Session One: Sculpture | June 10 – June 21
Sculpture explores the worlds of clay and three-dimensional creation.

Rooftop Alternative School
Mayeda Campus, 500 Corbett Ave., San Francisco, CA 94114

Session Two: Painting, Drawing & Illustration | June 24 – July 5 (no camp July 4)
Fine Arts mentors focus on imparting essential skills in painting, drawing, and illustration.

Session Three: Mixed Media | July 8 – July 19
Mixed Media invites young artists to combine artistic approaches—including collage, paint, stencils, and more.


(Ages 10-14)

Designers have three sessions to explore their fashion-forward creativity, and this summer each session will build on the last, which means that students will have the opportunity to create a large-scale fashion project/concept over 2-6 consecutive weeks.

Rooftop Alternative School
Mayeda Campus, 500 Corbett Ave., San Francisco, CA 94114

Session One: Design & Construction | June 10 – June 21
The Sea and Her Mysteries Part 1: Students will explore the varied and textured world of sea life and then use techniques and unique materials to create fashion accessories and/or basic garments based on their observations.

Session Two: Design & Construction | June 24 – July 5 (no camp July 4)
The Sea and Her Mysteries Part 2: Students from Session One may continue creating and building their designs and deepening their skillset while new students will begin the process of creating sea-inspired garments and accessories using the techniques described in Session One.

Session Three: Knitwear Design & Construction | July 8 – July 19
Underwater Fantasy in Knitwear: Students will approach knitwear design as a means to create wearable sculpture full of playful and surprising possibilities. Students will explore color, texture, scale, and volume through the craft of knitting and will learn both hand knitting and machine knitting techniques to invent their own 3-D textured fabric to be utilized in their designs.


“My child has rated his experience a ‘ten’ every day when we pick him up from camp. We could not have been happier with camp Exploration. My child kept asking to do another session, and we ended up doing all three. We feel very lucky and hope to return next summer. Thank you!”

— Cecilia Vollaro and Henry Moore, SFArtsED Summer Camp Parents

Summer starts today!