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Bay Area Summer Art Camps 2024

We’re excited to bring you our tried and true Summer Art Camp curriculum (19 years in the making) in an inclusive, welcoming environment at our San Mateo venue and across the Bay Area through school and Park & Rec partnerships.

Every week our expert and fun art teachers will help your child explore different art mediums including: painting, beading, clay, textiles and more!

Weekly Camps

Dragonfly Designs Summer Art Camps offer an extraordinary opportunity for kids ages 6 to 12 to
explore their creativity and immerse themselves in a vibrant artistic community.

Burlingame Park and Rec

June 17th – June 21st, 2024 Art and Jewelry & Beading (Grades: K-3)
June 24th – June 28th, 2024 Art/Clay: Pinch, Coil, and Slab (Grades: K-3)
July 8th – July 12, 2024 Mixed Media Arts: Inspired by Nature (Grades: K-3)
July 15th – July 19th, 2024 Mixed Media Arts: Honey, I Shrunk My Art! (Grades: K-3)July 22nd – July 26th, 2024 Art and Jewelry & Beading (Ages 5-8)
July 29th – August 2nd, 2024 Art/Clay: Pinch, Coil, and Slab (Grades: K-3)
August 5th – August 9th, 2024 Intro to Textile Designs (Ages 8-12)

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Sleepy Hollow

June 6th, 2024 12:00pm – 2:00pm – Art and Jewelry and Beading (Ages 5-12)June 20th, 2024 12:00pm – 2:00pm – Watercolor and Drawing (Ages 5-12)July 18th, 2024 12:00pm – 2:00pm – Bling Fling Event! (Ages 5-12)

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Piedmont Parks and Rec

April 8th – April 12, 2024 Art & Jewelry Exploration (Ages: 6-10)
April 8th – April 12, 2024 Brushstrokes of Imagination (Ages: 6-10)
June 3rd – June 7th, 2024 Art, Jewelry & Beading (Grades: K-3)
July 8th – July 12, 2024 Intro to Jewelry and Beading (Grades: K-3)
July 22nd – July 26th, 2024 Space Explorers (Art/Mixed Media) (Grades: K-3)

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Redwood City Park and Rec (RWC)

April 8th – April 12, 2024 Art &Jewelry Exploration Camp (Ages 5-6)
June 24th – June 28th, 2024 Art and Jewelry & Beading (Ages 6-10)
July 22nd – July 26th, 2024 Clay Creations! (Clay + Art) (Ages 6-10)
July 29th – August 2nd, 2024 Art Around the World – Art/Mixed Media (Ages 6-10)
August 5th – August 9th, 2024 Art and Jewelry & Beading (Ages 6-10)

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Phillips Brooks School (PBS)

June 17th – June 21st, 2024 Upcycled Art (Textiles + Mixed Media) (Grades K-3)
July 15th – July 19th, 2024 Art and Jewelry & Beading (Grades K-3)

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Foster City Parks and Rec

June 17th – June 21st, 2024 Art and Jewelry & Beading (Ages 5-9)
July 22nd – July 26th, 2024 Clay Creations! (Clay + Art) (Ages 5-9)
July 29th – August 2nd, 2024 Mixed Media Arts: Inspired by Nature (Ages 5-9)

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Woodland (Portola Valley)

July 8th – July 12th, 2024 – 8:30am – 11:30am -Intro to Jewelry and Beading (Ages 5-8)

July 29th – August 2nd, 2024 – 8:30am – 11:30am – Clay Creations! (Clay + Art) (Ages 5-8)

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Weekly Camps in the Bay Area

Summer art camps in the Bay Area offer young artists a creative and immersive experience to explore various art forms & nurture their artistic talents.

Our Camps Stand Out

Questions? Please See FAQ Below or Contact Us

Summer Camp Frequently Asked Questions

Our wonderful Summer Camp will be offered through several Bay Area parks and recreation departments. More info coming soon! Please contact Angelica at angelica@dragonflyfun.com to be placed on an interest list.

Our camps are designed for children 6 to 12 years of age

Summer Camp: 9am-3:30pm

Here is a sample schedule:

  • 9-9:15am: Welcome & Friendship building games
  • 9:15-10am: Stretching and movement games
  • 10-10:20am: Healthy snacks and classroom agreements
  • 10:20-11:30am: Art projects
  • 11:30am-12:30pm: Lunch and outdoor play
  • 12:30-2:50pm: Art projects
  • 2:50-3:30pm: Cleanup time
  • Please dress your child in comfortable clothes that are appropriate for movement and “making a creative mess.” We also recommend layers, as the weather in the Bay Area can be unpredictable. 
  • Pack a bagged lunch, healthy snacks, and a water bottle to camp each day. Note: Camp is a NUT-FREE ZONE.
  • Bring sunscreen, hats, and jackets for outdoor play.
  • Label any prescription medication and provide clear instructions to staff.
  • Label all removable, personal belongings.

Our Lead Camp counselors are permanent year-round employees of Dragonfly Designs who teach in our afterschool enrichment programs and host art parties. Our wonderful staff are college educated and comply with California standards for working on school campuses including TB testing and background checks through the DOJ and FBI.

Our student-teacher ratio does not exceed 12:1 and is often much lower.

We do not issue cash refunds, as we purchase supplies and procure staff in advance. We appreciate your cooperation!

  • In the event of cancellation, we will refund your payment, less the camp cancellation fee of 20% of the total cost, as a studio credit if we are notified in writing 30 days prior to the start of camp. Please email angelica@dragonflyfun.com to cancel. 
  • Credits can be used on any Dragonfly Designs service or product and are transferable to other accounts.

Need to change your camp or class date?

  • Transfers to a new week of camp will incur a $15 administrative change fee.
  • Change requests for other program dates must be emailed to angelica@dragonflyfun.com at least 7 days prior to your original program’s start date.
  • All changes are subject to availability.
  • Early bird special rates are forfeited upon request to transfer.

Other Policies:

  • We do not prorate or refund tuition for days missed due to illness or injury.
  • Any returned checks or payments incur a $20 fee. 
  • In the rare case Dragonfly Designs has to cancel a camp, we will schedule a make-up opportunity.

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