Every year, the nonprofits, schools and sports associations in Sonoma outdo themselves in the array of camp offerings for students. Below is a quick overview, in alphabetical order, of most of the local camps as well as a sampling of other options nearby. Many are new this year. Information may still be changing, please check each camp’s web site for specific age ranges, offerings and pricing.
ArtEscape, which is located in Boyes Hot Springs, is offering a new weekday art camp program from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 10-15, the camp is for ages 7 and up. July 15-19, the camp is for ages 12-16 and June 29-Aug. 2, the camp is for ages 7 and older. The cost is $125 week and there are only 12 spots each week. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Basketball CAMP – Lady Dragons
The Sonoma Valley High School Girls Dragons basketball players will be running one camp only this year, June 10-14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for grades 3–8. All campers will receive a T-shirt and Dragon green basketball. Cost is $150; $125 for two or more sisters or $30 a day. To register, or for more information, contact Coach Sil at email@example.com or 484-8940. ladydragonbasketball.org.
Boys & Girls Club
The Boys & Girls Club each week offers a different experience for grades 1-5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. as well as related field trips. Specialty camps include rock climbing, cooking, ceramics, engineering, science, volleyball, soccer, basketball, flag football, outdoor cooking, engineering with Lego, video production and animation. High schoolers learn about college, careers, personal finance, sports and more. The cost is $60 to $110 a week, plus membership. bgcsonoma.org.
Ramekins offers cooking camps for kids ages 6-12 and junior chefs ages 13-17 with curriculum that includes a week focused on pasta, a general culinary camp week and a program just for teens. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $350 a week (The pasta camp is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) Sessions run June 16-21, July 15-18, July 23-26 and Aug. 5-8. ramekins.com.
The Sonoma Conservatory of Dance is offering a summer dance workshop “Once Upon A Time” July 1-Aug. 3, and an Angelina Ballerina summer camp for ages 3-6, Aug. 5-9. Call 938-1424 for information and registration.
LisRobin Ranch is offering a summer riding program for ages 5 and up. The cost is $150 a day. Call 328-5475 for more details.
Jack London Park Camp
Jack’s Camp will be a program for grades 6-8 consisting of writing, arts, crafts and nature hikes. The camp runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 10-14. The cost is $100. For more information, call 415-596-09092.
Rhoten Productions returns with its popular all-day Nature Camp at VanHoosear Wildflower Preserve June 10-21 and June 24-July 5. Activities include hiking, creek walks, nature studies, swimming, crafts and a ropes course. Cost is $470 to $525 for a two-week session. rhotenproductions.com.