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We've designed the perfect camp for your child, complete with all the fun, enriching activities they love, and the important safety measures and flexible hours you expect. And with many options to choose from, campers will have endless, AWESOME experiences to keep them engaged and excited all summer long.

Academic Camps
Academic camps are a wonderful way to enhance your child's love of learning while focusing on a specific subject. From math and robotics to literature and creative writing, we have something for every student. Campers work independently and in small groups to apply real-life experiences to lessons learned in the classroom.

Specialty Camps
Our specialty camps are packed with hands-on activities that offer experiences for campers to discover new skills and talents. Whatever your child's interests are, we have fun and unique activities for them to try!

Day Camps
Each week, students in Kindergarten through Grade 5 jump into action as they explore science and nature, become involved in creative and performing arts, and participate in sports and games. Our camp features a unique selection of indoor and outdoor activities and field trips that take advantage of resources in the local area.

Sports Camps
Our rigorous sports camp promotes skill building, exposes children to new activities, and helps build healthy exercise habits. We bring sports specialists from around the area to help each camper improve, practice, and play each sport.

Campers can enjoy sports and games, exciting STEM projects, arts, crafts, music, dance, drama and more. Just wait until you see what they're capable of! Find out more by visiting us online at stratfordschools.com/summer. Pleasanton Preschool - Grade 5: (925) 737-0001 | Pleasanton Middle School - Grades 6-8: (925) 621-8908 | Dublin Preschool - Grade 5: (925) 399-1971


Las Positas College Summer Camps

Biotech Bootcamps
• Intro to Biotechnolgy: June 19-22, 2023 | 10am to 3pm | Building 1800
• Intermediate Biotechnology: June 26-29, 2023 | 10am to 3pm | Building 1800
• $100 per student per session | Age Group: 16-18 Years
Biotechnology is used to diagnose diseases, make vaccines, solve forensic cases, and improve the food we eat. In this week-long camp you will get a chance to utilize some basic molecular biology tools used in biotech to observe and analyze cells, viruses, proteins, and DNA. Students are encouraged to enroll in both courses.

Digital Media
• Character Design Camp: June 12–15, 2023 | 9am to 2pm | Building 700, Room 714
• $100 per student per session | Age Group: 14-18 Years
Have you ever wanted to create your own character and bring it to life? Designing a captivating character is vital for graphic novels, movies, video games and many other industries. In this summer camp, we will draw and paint your own character in Photoshop, taking style, costuming and props into consideration, as well as expressions and gestures.

Digital Media
• Creature Design Camp:
High School: June 26–29, 2023 | 9:00am to 2:00pm | Building 700, Room 714
Middle School: July 10-13, 2023 | 9:00am to 2:00pm | Building 700, Room 714
• $100 per student per session | Age Group: Middle School 11-14 Years, and High School 14-18 Years
Learn the fundamentals of creature design! Whether your creature is a faithful companion, adorable pet, or evil boss, creatures are vital to the creation of any fictional universe. Many illustrators focus on creature design, creating works for movies, games, and animation. In this camp, we will use Adobe Photoshop to sketch and paint our own creature, taking into consideration their anatomy, environment, and behavior.

Interior Design
• June 26–29, 2023 | 10:00am to 12:30pm | Via Zoom
• $100 per student per session | Age Group: 14-18 Years and Up
Introduction to Interior Design with the use of design tools and products. Students will be hands-on to create digital boards and presentations of a desired space. Students will hand draft and computer draft a room working with drafting tools given and computer programs. Design kits will be available for pick up on campus the week before.

Press Pass 2023 - Summer Sports Institute
• July 17–20, 2023 | 10:00am to 3:00pm | Room 2416
• $100 per student per session | Age Group: 14-18 Years
Get a taste of one of media’s most-coveted professions — sports journalism. This week-long course will give students an opportunity to try their hand at the craft, learn from professionals in the field and get modern insight on the latest practices in the industry. Some of the skills developed: writing, interviewing, storytelling, game analysis and, yes, debate. A career in sports media just might begin here.

Summer Jazz Camps
• Middle School: June 19–22, 2023 | 10:00am to 3:00pm | Building 4000 | Age Group: 11-14 Years
• High School: June 26-29, 2023 | 10:00am to 4:00pm | Building 4000 | Age Group: 14-18 Years
• $100 per student per session
Each summer, the LPC Music Department welcomes Middle and High School students of all ability levels to our campus for 4 intensive days where we work on: Improvisation, Music Theory, Arranging, Performance, Rehearsal, and much more. Campers work directly with LPC Music Faculty and present a public performance on Thursday, June 29 on the Mertes Main Stage headlined by a guest combo made up of faculty from the California Jazz Conservatory.
(925) 424-1000

Palo Alto and Pleasanton

Early Learning Institute

The Hacienda campus of Emerson Montessori School is a different kind of school. It shapes strong, competent, self-confident individuals, not students who would rather "follow the crowd." Emerson Montessori takes an innovative approach to classical education. Students progress at their own pace and learners are never pushed beyond their capabilities or held back to wait for others. Larger, flexible classrooms provide students with their own cubicles and computers, as well as small-group and large-group work spaces. The curriculum — built on a Montessori foundation — is designed to develop a complete human being. It includes art, music, Chinese, Spanish, economics and business, physical education, school tasks, and personal development. During the summer, the school is an ideal camp environment to improve student writing, an activity requiring both specific skills and the motivation to improve them. The Write Now! program fosters pride in student work by emphasizing what is valuable about it and how each draft represents an improvement over the previous one. For more information about the Write Now! program and Emerson Montessori School, call 925-485-5750. Emerson: (650) 424-1267 Hacienda: (925) 485-5750

Arts, Culture, Other Camps


Fashion Design & Sewing Camp @KIDZKRAFTZ!

Focus on sewing stylish, wearable clothing, accessories, craft and jewelry projects, while introducing children to fashion design concepts, sewing techniques, basic pattern manipulation and fashion illustration. Sewing machines and notions provided. FREE fabric for first day of the camp. Early Bird Registration Special, as well as many discount options available. (925) 271-0015