Bay Area Camp Guide


Director: Beki Safar

Summer programs for kids 2 -16. Camp Shalom. Performing Arts Company – "Oaklahoma."Sports, Tennis and Kindercamp too!

Adventure Day Camp

P.O. Box 710

Alamo, CA 94507


Fax: 510-837-8544

President: Patricia Bianchi

Adventure Day Camp, ages 3-11 provides transportation, horseback riding, archery, sports, swimming, drama, hikes, arts/crafts, much more. 510-937-6500.

Albert L. Schultz JCC Summer Camp

Albert L. Schultz JCC

655 Arastradero Road

Palo Alto, CA 94306

650-493-0563 ext. 243, 244

Directors: Lynne Cohen and Ann Cautericci-McGuire

Programs for preschool through teens offer enriching experiences. Swim instruction included. Specialty clubs in a variety of areas offer new challenges to older children. Innovative teen programs. Field trips and overnights too!

Camp Arazim

PO Box 50062

Palo Alto, CA 94303


Fax 510-489-5339

Director: Yaffa Tygiel

Full session July 26 -August 16. For grades 3 – 9. Special program for 9 -10 graders, 7/26 – 8/16, for new campers 7/26 – 8/3. CIT program for 11 grade students. Financial aid, transportation to and from camp.

Bernard Osher Marin JCC Camp

200 North San Pedro Road

San Rafael, CA 94903


Fax 415-491-1235

Director: Deborah Burg-Schnirman

Programs for campers from Preschool through 11th grade including CIT, teen travels, overnights, field trips, Jewish themes, nature, ropes course, arts & crafts, sports, drama and swimming. Specialty camps too.

Bureau of Jewish Education

639 14th Avenue

San Francisco, CA 94118

415-751-6983 ext.107

Contact: Alla Borokovich

Loans and grants for attending West Coast Jewish residential camps: Alonim, Arazim, B'nai B'rith, Moshava, Ramah, Solomon Schechter, Tawonga, and UAHC Camp Institutes.

Co-Stars School of Music and Performing Arts

1221 Vicente

San Francisco, CA 94116



Contact: Randall Sherman

Performance-oriented camps that provide ages 6-16 an opportunity to sing, act, and dance in a musical review. Recognized as the best Bay Area music camp.

Computer Camps

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA


Co-ed ages 8 – 18, beginner to super advanced. Learn to program, take apart a computer, experience the Internet, create a graphics video, & make new friends. Call for a brochure.

Camp Gan Israel Chabad

South Bay

3070 Louis Road

Palo Alto, CA 94303


Contact: Rabbi Yosef Levin,

Batsheva Williamson