Summer Camp

Mastering the art of summer fun.

June 12 – July 21, 2023

Special Broadway Bound Session 3 July 10-31
with a public performance on July 31

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Exploration camp is at Miraloma Elementary 

Broadway Bound, Art & Design, Fashion and Costume Design are at Rooftop Alternative School

Session I: June 12-June 23
(no camp on Monday, June 19 for the Juneteenth holiday)
Session II: June 26-July 7
(no camp on Tuesday, July 4 for the Fourth of July holiday)
Session III: July 10-July 21 *

*Special three-week Broadway Bound Session 3, July 10-31, in preparation for a performance of the award-winning original revue I, Too, Sing America in collaboration with SF Bay Area Theatre Company. Public performance on Monday, July 31 at the Presidio Theatre. High School students encouraged to enroll.

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 12 – June 23 (no camp on Monday, June 19 for the Juneteenth holiday)
Session Two: June 26 – July 7 (no camp on Tuesday, July 4 for the Fourth of July holiday)
Session Three: July 10 – July 21

(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. This year, we are offering an expanded Session 3 with a full performance, and high school students are invited to atted.
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 12 – June 23 (no camp on Monday, June 19 for the Juneteenth holiday)
Session Two: June 26 – July 7 (no camp on Tuesday, July 4 for the Fourth of July holiday)
Classic & Contemporary Broadway – campers will sing, dance and act as they explore work from Broadway’s Golden Age right up through current Broadway hits.

Session Three: July 10 – July 31 (for ages 10+)
This expanded session features a performance of SF Bay Area Theatre Company‘s  original award-winning musical revue I, Too, Sing America with musical settings and concept by Othello Jefferson celebrating poetic works by Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, James Baldwin, Lorraine Hansberry and more. Direction is by SFArtsED alum Jamie Yuen-Shore and choreography is conceived by Christine Chung. Campers will be joined by SFArtsED alumni as well as BATCO performers. High school students are welcome and encouraged to enroll.

The added third week of Session 3 will take place in a different location in preparation for a public performance on Monday, July 31 at the Presidio Theatre and includes a day of rehearsal on Saturday, July 29.

(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 2023.

    • In Session One (June 12-23), Art & Design: 3-D Art & Sculpture will explore a variety of media including paper, mixed media, found objects, and fiber to create soft and hard art objects, dioramas, masks, and more!
    • In Session Two (June 26-July 7), Art & Design artists focus on the fine arts and building block skills of painting, drawing and illustration
    • In Session Three (July 10-21), young visual artists dive into an exploration of mixed-media arts that includes collage, paints, stencils and more in Art & Design: Mixed Media.

All three sessions are sold out. To join the wait list, please call 415-954-2111.


(Ages 10-14)

Designers have one session to explore their fashion-forward creativity.

Session Three: July 10 – July 21

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. A selection of the student work will be included in the installation/exhibition at SFArtsED’s Minnesota Street Project gallery in August/September 2023.


(Ages 10-14)

SFArtsED Players’ longtime costume designer Tiersa Nureyev leads this session for young people interested in designing and creating character-based costumes for theatrical productions. Students will choose from a range of productions from musical theater to Shakespeare and learn about the design process, character development, historical research, working with textiles, color, and garment design. Students will develop and create one of their character’s costumes or accessory elements, and the class will culminate with a design presentation and a fully constructed  garment or accessory. Sewing skills are recommended but not mandatory.

Session Two : June 26 – July 7 (no camp on Tuesday, July 4 for the Fourth of July holiday) 


In his almost 30 years as an SFArtsED Artist Mentor Agelio Batle has created award-winning student projects and exhibitions. He conceived and guided the Interdisciplinary Arts program for high school visual artists, and this year he is the National Endowment for the Arts-supported Artist-in-Residence at SFArtsED’s Minnesota Street Project gallery. For one week only at SFArtsED’s Minnesota Street Project gallery, Agelio will draw on current research about creativity combined with his 30+ years as an artist/designer/maker/inventor to help students cultivate their creativity. The week will include

  • Drawing – each day will start with drawing to awaken the eye and the mind
  • Six themed projects, 2- & 3-dimensional, based on the ideas of 12 groundbreaking, highly creative contemporary and classical artists/designers/makers introduced through video, lively discussion, and exercises. Among those studied will be Ai Wei Wei, Paula Scher, Tom Sachs, Jacob Collier, Alexandra Kehayoglou, and Leonardo DaVinci.

Agelio will share with students how to look at the world with new eyes and dare to create the world they will inhabit.

Pre-camp Session: June 5 – June 9 at the SFArtsED Gallery in Minnesota Street Project, 1275 Minnesota St. (@ 24th Street).

“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!