Summer Camps in Shasta County

Updated April 2016

Adventure Camp
(530) 365-2235
Adventure Recreation Center,
2250 Barney Rd., Anderson
Ages: 4–16
Sessions in June, July & August
Cost: $92–$112
(Day Camps) Come flip, jump and spin your summer away! Coaches not only teach gymnastics but also lead team-building activities, games, sports, and arts and crafts.

Arts For Us Music & Performing Arts Program for Youth on the Autism Spectrum
Harris Studios,
3019/3067 Victor Ave., Redding
(530) 515-7151
Ages: 9-19
Ongoing weekly 12-week sessions
Cost: Free, through enrollment with Far Northern Regional Center
Students have fun while learning singing, drama, movement, musicality and social skills. Instructors specialize in performing arts education, and are trained specifically to work with children on the autism spectrum. Participants are placed in the class most suitable to their unique skills and needs, with one teacher for every three students. Each session culminates in a talent showcase the public is invited to attend.

British Soccer Camps
Palo Cedro & Redding
Ages: 3–16
Sessions in June & July
Cost: Varies
(Day Camps) Experienced coaches help campers master their true potential with an innovative approach that teaches campers age-appropriate skills along with core values. Participants receive a soccer ball, camp t-shirt, skills evaluation & soccer poster!  Register at least 45 days prior to camp and also receive a British soccer jersey.

Build It Tech Camps
(530) 638-3399
Build It,
925 Merchant St. #2, Redding
Ages: 6–13
Sessions in June, July & August
Cost: $200
(Day Camps) Offers various week-long half-day tech camps: “Fun With Tech” (ages 6-8); “LEGO Robotics” (ages 8-13); “All-Girls Coding & Animation” (girls ages 8-15); “First Lego League Robotics” (ages 9-14); “Ultimate Tech Camp With Arduino” (ages 10-16); and “Java & Minecraft Mods” (ages 10-16). All equipment provided, along with healthy snack and drinks.

Catch-Up & Keep-Up with Academics
(530) 917-0341
One on One Tutoring,
1300 West St., Redding
Ages: 5–12
Sessions in June, July & August
Cost: 50-minute session: $35/1 day, $65/2 days, $95/3 days
(Day Camps) Grade-based tutoring in math, language arts, reading and spelling. Participants keep last year’s schoolwork fresh and renewed, and/or prepare for their next grade level. Academic assessments included if needed. Specialized programs for Dyselexia, ADD, ADHD, visual/auditory memory challenges, and comprehension difficulties. 11 years tutoring experience.

Children’s Summer Art Camp with Instructor Susan Emerson
(530) 921-0680
ARTsMART Boutique,
244 Hartnell, Redding
Ages: 5–14
Sessions in June, July & August
Cost: $30-$80, includes materials
(Day Camps) Fun art camps taught by skilled instructor include these weekly session themes: Draw-Paint; Ooey Gooey Art; Clay and Sculpture; Draw, Paint & Create; Collage, Paper Making & Sculpture; Acrylic Painting & Watercolor; Robots, Birds & insects; The Kitchen Sink of Art; Advanced Drawing & Painting.

Dance Coachella: Summer Dance Sessions
(530) 365-7749
California Dance Company,
2150 Marx Way, Anderson
2620 Larkspur Lane, Redding
Ages: 2–20
July Intensives & 8-week Sessions
Cost: $25–$110
(Day Camps) Join California Dance Company for their summer program, Dance Coachella! Sessions in Hip Hop, Ballet, Jazz, Aerial Silks, and MORE for dancers of all ages and skill levels. The youngest dancers (ages 2-7) can grow their love of dance through evening classes or the NEW Storybook Camp where they meet princesses, make crafts, and learn dance basics. A perfect opportunity to introduce your child to the world of dancing. Visit CDC’s website for details.

Grant School Summer Camp
(530) 243-0561, ext. 149
Grant Elementary School,
8835 Swasey Dr., Redding
Ages: 1st grade–12 years
Camps June 6 – August 5
Cost: $3/hr (min. 8) or $120/week,
+ reg fee
(Day Camps) Weekly sessions run 7am-6pm. Campers enjoy a fun-filled summer while learning and growing. Morning enrichment classes include art, drama, music, math, science and computer lab. Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday campers take afternoon field trips to a variety of places. Friday is party day with lunch provided!

Kids Summer Horse Camp
(530) 515-8958
NorCal Riding Stables,
21260 Hawes Rd., Anderson
Ages: 6–12
Sessions: June 20-24, August 1-5
Cost: $450 per 5-day session
(Day Camps) Campers have fun with horses and develop horsemanship and riding skills. Learn about a horse’s body language, grooming, cleaning hoofs, safe behavior around horses, feeding, saddling, mounting and dismounting, controlling a horse, and cleaning tack and stalls. Includes daily snacks and final-day barbecue and awards ceremony with friends and family.

NorCal Elite Gymnastics Camps
(530) 223-5483
4425 Tenaya Ct., Redding
Ages: 4–19
Sessions in June, July & August
Cost: $35–$200
(Day Camps) The “Best Summer Camp Ever Gymnastics Camp” offers games, arts & crafts, gymnastics instruction on all equipment, weekly performances, a waterslide and more.  Campers are grouped by age. Choose drop in, full-day, half-day, and extended care options.

Rapinoe SC Training Clinic (Soccer)
Sold Out. Inquire about future dates & join the waiting list.
Register at
Redding Soccer Park,
9800 Old Oregon Trail, Redding
Ages: Girls 10-18
Session:  May 22, 2-5pm
Cost: $100 per player

(Day Camp) World cup and Olympic gold medalist Megan Rapinoe and other world-class professional athletes, including Lori Lindsey, offer an exceptional soccer training workshop for girls ages 10-18. Programming includes specifically curated soccer performance training in partnership with SKLZ, US Soccer and NWSL. This is a chance to get professional soccer training!

Redding Recreation’s Summer Adventures
(530) 225-4095 Caldwell Park,
Enterprise Park, Redding &
Shasta Lake Schools
Ages: 5–12
Sessions in June, July & August
Cost: $38–$140
(Day Camps) Camps designed for making close friends and fond memories. Park-like settings, safe locations and highly trained, enthusiastic staff. Weekly themes, fun field trips, swim days at the Aquatic Center, innovative crafts, and awesome games. Check website for details. Camps fill fast, pre-register soon.

Sew Much Fun – Hokema’s Kids Sewing Camp
(530) 223-1970
2736 Bechelli Lane, Redding
Ages: Grades 4–12
Sessions in June and July
Cost: $100 per session + supplies
(Day Camps) Kids love to sew! Christie’s sewing skills and winning ways with children have made these camps popular. Participants enjoy great summer fun while learning a valuable skill. Sessions run Mon–Thur, 2.5 hours per day. Machines are provided; supply list available upon registration.

Shasta Rock Club
(530) 567-4086
Ages: 5–15
Sessions July 25-29, August 3-5 & August 8-12.
Cost: $65–$105
(Day Camps) Introduce your child to rock climbing in a safe and supportive environment that emphasizes safety, technique and problem-solving. Three, four or five-day half-day camps cultivate your child’s confidence, and help your child learn, improve and have a blast climbing. “May your dreams be larger than mountains and may you have the courage to scale their summits.”

Summer of Fun
(530) 378-6656
City of Anderson Community Services/Parks & Recreation
Ages: 5–18
Sessions in June, July & August
Cost: Varies by camp
(Day Camps) Affordable fun in Anderson in a safe environment with caring staff! Includes a free, six-week drop-in summer program for youth held at Anderson River Park. Learn to swim with great instructors. Paid camps include football, cheer, dance and basketball. Some scholarships available for qualifying families.

Summer Theatre Academy
(530) 515-7151
Harris Studios,
3019/3067 Victor Ave., Redding
Ages: 7–19
Session: June 13 – July 9
Cost: $395–$495; sibling discount offered
(Day Camp) Summer Theatre Academy is a four-week intensive for youth interested in exploring and expanding their musical theatre skills. Includes instruction in acting, dancing and singing for musical theatre. All instructors are professionally trained and experienced theatre professionals. The program concludes with a fully staged community production.

The Redding Arts Project Summer Dance & Theatre Intensive
(530) 245-1019.
The Redding Arts Project
1726 Market St., Redding
Ages: All ages
(Day Camps) The Redding Arts Project offers ongoing summer classes in dance, voice and theatre for all ages, including Redding Theatre Company’s Camp Broadway, a four-week theatre camp. 2016’s camp culminates in a full-length production of “Seussical,” a musical based on the beloved stories of Dr. Seuss. Find details and registration info on their website, or visit them at the RAP!

Turtle Bay Exploration Park’s Discovery Camps
(530) 242-3108
Turtle Bay Exploration Park,
844 Sundial Bridge Dr., Redding
Ages: 7-10
Sessions: Three one-week sessions in June
Cost: $160–$180
(Day Camps) When school is out, science is IN at Turtle Bay’s Discovery Camps! Discover different sides of science, art and history, and how they all tie together. Discovery Camp aims to inspire children’s creativity and to establish positive memories within the unique environment at Turtle Bay Exploration Park.

Whiskeytown Environmental School
(530) 225-0111
10106 Paige Bar Rd., Whiskeytown
Ages: 4–14
Sessions in June & July
Cost: $185–$275
Cost: Visit website or call
(Day Camps) “Outdoor Adventure Camps” include daily hiking and choice of afternoon activities, including kayaking, archery, fishing, swimming/wading, games, gold panning, arts and crafts, singing and more. “Exploration Camps” visit special sites: Explore a cavern, mine for gems, swim in a lake, hike in mountains, pan for gold, watch mud pots boil and more.

YMCA Summer Day Camps
(530) 246-9622
Locations: For school-age children: Boulder Creek, Junction, West Cottonwood, and at the Y. For preschool children: Manzanita School, Redding
Ages: 2–14
Sessions in June, July & August
Cost: $95–$145
(Day Camps) Located on convenient school campuses, Y Day Camps fill summer days with well-planned, fun, theme-based activities including weekly field trip experiences. Camps run 7am-6pm and families may choose a 3-day or 5-day schedule. Morning and afternoon snacks provided. Preschool camp serves ages 2-5. License #455406288.

YourArt Summer Art Camps
(530) 605-0430
YourArt Studio,
660 Azalea Ave, Ste. B, Redding
Ages: 4–12
Sessions in June, July & August
Cost: $36-$220
(Day Camps)  Children draw different projects each day, learn about styles of art, and have lots of fun in the process! To get their wiggles out includes kid-friendly stretching and Go Noodle (dancing). Themes include “Once Upon a Time,” “Insectopia,” and more. Limited to 12 participants per weekly session. Two-, three-, and five-day options, half or full days.

YMCA Camp McCumber
(530) 246-9622
Camp McCumber,
35440 Deer Flat Rd., Shingletown
Ages: 8–17
Sessions in July
Cost: $405–$424
(Residential Camp) Nestled on the banks of Lake McCumber, YMCA Camp McCumber is a week-long camp deeply rooted in the Y’s camping traditions. Activities focus on building character and leadership skills, making new friends, nightly campfires filled with songs and skits, waterfront activities, archery, hiking and lots of outdoor fun!

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