Summer Camp

Mastering the art of summer fun.

Join us this summer!
June 13 – July 22, 2022

Special note to our Summer 2022 Families:
We are delighted that we will once again be together this summer, performing, drawing, designing, painting, sculpting, and acting. Registration is now open!

Exploration camp is at Miraloma Elementary School, 175 Omar Way, San Francisco, 94127

Broadway Bound, Art & Design, Fashion and Design for Theater are at the Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts, 555 Portola Drive, San Francisco, 94131

Session I: June 13-June 24
Session II: June 27-July 8 (no camp on Monday, July 4)
Session III: July 11-July 22

About SFArtsED Summer: 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.

Check out the beautiful work of Summer 2020 fashion students on our new
SFArtsED Fashion website.

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 storytelling.

Session One : June 13 – June 24
Session Two: June 27 – July 8 (no camp on Monday, July 4)
Session Three: July 11 – July 22

(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. This year, for Session 3, we are welcoming older students up to 17 years old.

Session One: June 13 – June 24
Classic Broadway

Session Two: June 27 – July 8 (no camp on Monday, July 4)
Contemporary Broadway

Session Three: July 11 – July 22 (for ages 9-17)
Performance of a Broadway musical comedy

(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 in the late summer/early fall of 2022.

Session One : Mixed Media Visual Arts | June 13 – June 24 SOLD OUT
Mixed Media invites young artists to combine artistic approaches—including collage, paint, stencils, and more.

Session Two: 3-D Art & Sculpture | June 27 – July 8 (no camp on Monday, July 4)
The session explores a variety of mediums including paper, mixed media, found objects, and fiber to create soft and hard art objects, dioramas, masks, and more!

Session Three : Painting, Drawing & Illustration | July 11 – July 22
Artists will focus on the fine arts and building block skills of painting, drawing and illustration. 

(Ages 10-14)

Designers have two 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 2-4 weeks.

Session One: June 13 – June 24
Students will learn garment construction basics such as cutting a standard pattern, closure methods, and fabric manipulation techniques such as quilting, pleating, and trapunto along with textile vocabulary that will assist them in the making of an accessory and/or basic garment. Students will also try out experimental pattern-making techniques, be introduced to surface design and learn about using recycled materials in garment design. This class is suitable for a beginner but will also offer advanced techniques for the intermediate sewer.

Session Three: July 11 – July 22
This session is a great option for students from Session I who want to continue creating and building their designs while deepening their skillset or new students with previous sewing skills who are ready to dive into making a conceptual garment and accessory using advanced techniques and materials. As with Session One, a selection of the student work will be included in the installation/exhibition at SFArtsED’s Minnesota Street Project gallery in August/September 2022.

(Ages 10-14)

Scenic Designer Stacey Ransom and costume designer Tiersa Nureyev lead this special two-week session for young people interested in the diverse and intricate workings of the backstage world, from sets to costumes to props to lights, this session explores all the magic behind the performances. Participants from this session may be invited to join Players Backstage, the set and prop design and build workshop for the Players’ spring musical.

Session Two : Design for Theater | June 27 – July 8 (no camp on Monday, July 4) 

“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!