It’s not even spring and we’re thinking about summer camp. That’s because a few camps have already opened registration with special early bird pricing. One of our favorites, Studio G, is featuring three performance camps for different ages: Hamilton, Sing, and Hairspray, and two specialty camps, Star Wars Jedi Training Camp and Harry Potter’s Week in the Wizarding World. If you have a summer camp you’d like us to include, please let us know. We will continue to add camps as information becomes available, so please check back. Note: our camp guide will be a comprehensive guide for Napa County camps as we add camps over the coming weeks.

June 11-15 | June 18-22 | June 25-29 | July 2-6 | July 9-13 | July 16-20 | July 23-27 | July 30-August 3 | August 6-10 | August 13-17 | August 20-24 | August 27-31

JUNE 11-15

Junior Farmers Camp (June 11-15)
Connolly Ranch, Napa
8:30 am-12:30 pm (aftercare available until 3 pm)
Ages 3-5
This half-day camp is full of playful, educational and safe activities for 3 to 5 year olds, designed to inspire a connection with and love of nature and the outdoors. Children will feed and care for the farm animals; get creative with arts and crafts; experience the garden through digging, planting and harvesting seasonal flowers and vegetables; enjoy story and music time; and explore freely in the natural open play space known as the grove. Each week has a different theme so kids can attend one or all 12 weeks)
Also June 18-22, June 25-29, July 2-6, July 9-13, July 16-20, July 23-27, July 30-August 3, August 6-10, August 13-17, August 20-24 and August 27-31.

Life on the Farm Camp (June 11-15)
Connolly Ranch, Napa
8:30 am-3 pm
Ages 5-8
These full-day camps immerse children in the inner workings of the farm and offer a new farm focus each week. Time is spent caring for farm animals, tending to the organic gardens and tasting fresh, healthy food. There are also plenty of opportunities to play and explore, take a hike in Westwood Hills, create arts and crafts, build forts with friends or relax in the shade of the grove after some good hearty farm living! Each week features a different theme so kids can attend one week or all five.
Also June 25-29, July 9-13, August 13-17 and August 27-31 (the last two weeks are for ages 5-13)

Studio G Star Wars Jedi Training Camp (June 11-15)
Ages 5-15
Explore the solar system with R2D2, and other epic Star Wars heroes, as you defeat the dark forces to find the Jedi within! Become one with the Star Wars universe as Hans Solo, Princess Leia or a character of your own creation! Campers will develop their balance and coordination through fun Jedi training games and even study basic astronomy of our own galaxy and those far, far away. Our professional stage combat instructors will train campers in the art of wielding a lightsaber to be showcased in an energetic and spectacularly choreographed battle at the end of the week to conclude their training and receive their Jedi certificate! Performance at 3 pm on the last day of camp.

Camp Ursa Major Summer Day Camp (June 11-15)
Kennedy Park, Napa
9 am-3:30 pm (extended care available)
Students Grades Entering K-10
When you think of camp, you might imagine big green fields. You might smell fresh air and the faintest perfume of sunscreen. You would hear children laughing and camp songs filling the air. When you close your eyes and imagine the perfect summer camp, you see an ageless tradition of childhood summers. You don’t need to imagine such a place – Camp Ursa Major is that place. Our days at Ursa Major are filled with making new friends, exploring nature, trying new things, doing what makes us happy… Experiencing summer at its finest! Having excellent counselors, programs, and resources is a give-in. The experience at Ursa Major goes far beyond the tangible things we offer. We teach social intelligence, self-control, gratitude, grit, curiosity, optimism, and zest. Campers leave with life-long friends and memories. You want the best for your child, and so do we. Give them the best camp experience available and register today for a summer at Camp Ursa Major. Depending on grade level, your child may be enrolled Summer Camp (entering K-5th grade), Young Stewards (entering 6th-8th grade), or Counselor-in-Training (entering 9th-10th grade).
Also June 18-22, June 25-29, July 2-6, July 9-13, July 16-20, July 23-27, July 30-August 3, August 6-10

Connolly Ranch Stewards Camp (June 11-15)
Connolly Ranch, Napa
8:30 am-3 pm
Ages 8-13
This camp is designed for those who are ready to advance their learning and exploration of the natural world. Connolly Ranch Stewards will get a behind-the-scenes perspective of Connolly Ranch and its natural history. Participants will have the opportunity to work on conservation projects, build natural shelters, learn advanced farm chores, explore rarely used areas, hike in the hills and delve into techniques, tactics and concepts that this older group is ready to explore. But it’s not all work! Our naturalists and teachers will guide these budding environmentalists in games and exercises that offer lots of fun while imparting important lessons about protecting open spaces and wild places.
Also June 25-29, July 9-13, July 23-27 and August 6-10

JUNE 18-22

Junior Farmers Camp (June 18-22)
Connolly Ranch, Napa
8:30 am-12:30 pm
Ages 3-5
See description June 11-15

Camp Makai: Pirate Fun! (June 18-22)
Makai Swim School, Congregation Beth Shalom, Napa
9 am-1 pm (early drop-off and after care available)
Ages 4-10
Arr Matey! Campers will swim, dress and play like pirates. Pirate crafts, stories, games, costume making and even pirate ship. Non- swimmers are welcome!

Clay & Play (June 18-22)
Nimbus Arts, St. Helena
9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Ages 5-7
Here is an opportunity for younger ceramics lovers to create and play while learning techniques in clay. Sometimes it just feels good to mush and mash, but don’t you worry, we will help your little clay crafters make wonderful sculptures and tiny vessels or cups. While learning basic hand and coil construction, and with an added bit of imagination, students will design lavish ceramic lovables all their own. Students will also spend some time on glazing techniques to add color to their creations. Get your hands in clay, it’s a great way to play!

Farm-to-Table Cooking Camp (June 18-22)
Connolly Ranch, Napa
8:30 am-3 pm
Ages 6-13
This camp brings your young epicurean’s enthusiasm for all things cooking back to the source of the ingredients: land, soil, seeds, animals, plants and more. Campers will explore how to grow and cook a farm-fresh meal from the ground up using ingredients that are in season and locally grown in the Napa Valley. After getting their hands dirty learning how animals, soil, water and the sun work together to produce food for our tables, kids will wash up and commence cooking. Nothing tastes better than a meal that is freshly harvested out of the ground. Each week brings a new food focus and a local chef will share knowledge and a tasty, hands-on lesson. Parents are invited to join their campers on Friday afternoons to sample what their kids have learned that week.
Also July 2-6, July 16-20, July 30-August 3 and August 20-24

Stories, Fables & Trolls Under Tables (June 18-22)
Nimbus Arts, St. Helena
1-4 pm
Ages 6-13
In this week-long workshop, students will explore Aesop’s Fables, the delightful tales of Hans Christian Anderson and the Brothers Grimm, along with other strange and magical stories from around the world. Using clay, paint, plaster, and other arty mixed media, your little dwarves, elves, trolls, and fairies will bring these magical stories and their characters to life. Your young writers will also try their hand at creating and illustrating new strange and enchanting tales of their own.

Camp Ursa Major Summer Day Camp (June 18-22)
Kennedy Park, Napa
9 am-3:30 pm (extended care available)
Students Grades Entering K-10
See description June 11-15

Studio G: Harry Potter’s Week in the Wizarding World (June 18-22 & June 25-29)
Ages 7-15
Have you ever wanted to experience the wonder of Hogwarts, the deliciousness of Butterbeer, the excitement of magic classes? This “Week in the Wizarding World” will provide all that and more! Receive your Hogwarts uniform, get sorted, join our Hogwarts Dueling Club, and work toward the Hogwarts House Cup! Come explore the same subjects that Harry studied at Hogwarts: Astronomy, Care of Magical Creatures, and Potions. Join us and explore the amazing world of Harry, Ron, Hermione and of course… You Know Who. Performance at 3 pm on the last day of camp.

JUNE 25-29

Junior Farmers Camp (June 25-29)
Connolly Ranch, Napa
8:30 am-12:30 pm
Ages 3-5
See description June 11-15

Camp Makai: Surf’s Up (June 25-29)
Makai Swim School, Congregation Beth Shalom, Napa
9 am-1 pm (early drop-off and after care available)
Ages 4-10
Learn all about surfing, boogey boarding and stand up paddle boarding-SUP, surf etiquette, ocean safety, beach hazards and currents, basic lifeguard rescue techniques, basic balance on the boards, arts and crafts.

Life on the Farm Camp (June 25-29)
Connolly Ranch, Napa
8:30 am-3 pm
Ages 5-8
See description June 11-15

Camp Ursa Major Summer Day Camp (June 25-29)
Kennedy Park, Napa
9 am-3:30 pm (extended care available)
Students Grades Entering K-10
See description June 11-15

Parade & Float Camp (June 25-28)
Nimbus Arts, St. Helena
9 am-3 pm
Ages 7-13
Come be a part of this “FLOAT OF FUN” in this beloved mixed media camp. Students will help design and construct a moving exhibition celebrating art and the 4th of July! We will spend four full days working with power tools, and painting and mache-ing our way to the best float entry our forefathers have ever seen. Then join us to proudly present our work of art in the annual Calistoga 4th of July parade. Parade March, Wednesday July 4th

Connolly Ranch Stewards Camp (June 25-29)
Connolly Ranch, Napa
8:30 am-3 pm
Ages 8-13
See description June 11-15

JULY 2-6
(NO CAMP ON JULY 4)

Junior Farmers Camp (July 2-6)
Connolly Ranch, Napa
8:30 am-12:30 pm
Ages 3-5
See description June 11-15

Farm-to-Table Cooking Camp (July 2-6)
Connolly Ranch, Napa
8:30 am-3 pm
Ages 6-13
Read description June 18-22

Camp Ursa Major Summer Day Camp (July 2-6)
Kennedy Park, Napa
9 am-3:30 pm (extended care available)
Students Grades Entering K-10
See description June 11-15

JULY 9-13

Junior Farmers Camp (July 9-13)
Connolly Ranch, Napa
8:30 am-12:30 pm
Ages 3-5
See description June 11-15

Camp Makai: Ocean Explorers (July 9-13)
Makai Swim School, Congregation Beth Shalom, Napa
9 am-1 pm (early drop-off and after care available)
Ages 4-10
Explore the ocean with this fun packed camp. Songs, art and swimming and more swimming! Learn to snorkel the ocean floor.

Life on the Farm Camp (July 9-13)
Connolly Ranch, Napa
8:30 am-3 pm
Ages 5-8
See description June 11-15

Camp Ursa Major Summer Day Camp (July 9-13)
Kennedy Park, Napa
9 am-3:30 pm (extended care available)
Students Grades Entering K-10
See description June 11-15

Connolly Ranch Stewards Camp (July 9-13)
Connolly Ranch, Napa
8:30 am-3 pm
Ages 8-13
See description June 11-15

Best of Broadway Tony Nominees! (July 9-13)
Nimbus Arts, St. Helena
9 am-3 pm
Ages 8-17
Back by Popular Demand! Join Cafeteria Kids Theater as we sing and hoof our way through numbers from some of Broadway’s recent Tony Award Nominees. Spend a week of your summer with us as we rehearse scenes and songs from School of Rock, Dear Evan Hansen and Anastasia. Actors will also collaborate with Nimbus artist creating set and props for our final performance. This fun, fast-paced camp is led by professional artist and veterans of Broadway and Off-Broadway.

Studio G Camp: Hamilton (July 9-13)
9 am-4 pm
Ages 10-17
Calling all HAMILTON fans! HAMILTON campers will learn the scenes, explore the score and experience the story which blends hip-hop, pop, blues and jazz from the hottest Broadway show of our time! Studio G’s professional vocal coach and choreographers will thread together scenes and songs from the dazzling musical that has captured popular consciousness like few Broadway shows! Performance at 3 pm on the last day of camp.

Strings MusicCamp (July 9-13)
Hillside Christian Church
9:30 am-noon
Ages 11-17 (with minimum of one year experience)
Napa Valley Music Associates 24th Annual MidSummer MusiCamp includes violin, viola, and Cello. Performance on last day of Musicamp by all participants.

Advanced Strings MusiCamp (July 9-13)
Hillside Christian Church, Napa
9:30 am-3 pm
Ages 13-17
Napa Valley Music Associates 24th Annual MidSummer MusiCamp includes violin, viola, and cello. Performance on last day of Musicamp by all participants.

JULY 16-20

Junior Farmers Camp (July 16-20)
Connolly Ranch, Napa
8:30 am-12:30 pm
Ages 3-5
See description June 11-15

Camp Makai: Fine Arts Fun (July 16-20)
Makai Swim School, Congregation Beth Shalom, Napa
9 am-1 pm (early drop-off and after care available)
Ages 4-10
Dancing, singing, art projects, acting, and of course, the art of swmming!

Studio G Camp: SING the Musical (July 16-20)
Ages 5-17
Dapper Koala Buster Moon presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. An eternal optimist, and a bit of a scoundrel, he loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it! Facing the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he takes one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition.! SING Production Camp will be filled with your favorite songs and adventures from the movie! Performance at 3 pm on the last day of camp.

Farm-to-Table Cooking Camp (July 16-20)
Connolly Ranch, Napa
8:30 am-3 pm
Ages 6-13
Read description June 18-22

Camp Ursa Major Summer Day Camp (July 16-20)
Kennedy Park, Napa
9 am-3:30 pm (extended care available)
Students Grades Entering K-10
See description June 11-15

Sculpture Camp (July 16-20)
Nimbus Arts, St. Helena
9 am-3 pm
Ages 7-13
In this larger than life 3D camp we will delve into the world of sculpture from the classical marbles of Michelangelo to modernist and abstract materials and forms. Our yOung sculptors will spend a full week carving, molding, and amassing materials to create sculptures of every design and constructed dimension. From armature to architecture, our students will create works of art that stand tall. We will use clay, plaster, metal, wire, wood and stone. And we will turn up the heat and include special guest artist metal work demonstrations and activities!

Woodwinds & Brass (July 16-20)
Hillside Christian Church, Napa
9:30 am-3 pm
Ages 11-17 (with minimum of one year experience)
Napa Valley Music Associates 24th Annual MidSummer MusiCamp includes clarinet, saxophone, flute, oboe, and bassoon. Performance on last day of Musicamp by all participants.

JULY 23-27

Junior Farmers Camp (July 23-27)
Connolly Ranch, Napa
8:30 am-12:30 pm
Ages 3-5
See description June 11-15

Camp Makai: Fun in the Sun Pool Party (July 23-27)
Makai Swim School, Congregation Beth Shalom, Napa
9 am-1 pm (early drop-off and after care available)
Ages 4-10
It’s all about having fun in the sun and making new friends! Plenty of ssimming, games, beach balls, and arts and crafts, including tie-dye!

Joy & Fun Creating Music (July 23-27)
Hillside Christian Church, Napa
9:30 am-noon
Ages 4-10 (musical experience not necessary)
Napa Valley Music Associates 24th Annual MidSummer MusiCamp includes Dalcroze Eurhythmics, drumming, and the ABC’s of Singing. Participants will be divided into three classes depending on age (4-5, 6-7, 8-10). Performance on last day of Musicamp by all participants.

Eco-Art Camp (July 23-27)
Connolly Ranch, Napa
8:30 am-3 pm
Ages 5-8
These full-day camps combine nature, creativity and art. Connolly Ranch provides a setting that engages all the senses and inspires kids’ imagination. This program has many of the same components as Life on the Farm Camp (caring for farm animals, tending to the organic gardens), but with an emphasis on the creative process of enjoying the arts in a natural setting – from music and storytelling to watercolors and nature-based crafts.
Also August 6-10

Camp Ursa Major Summer Day Camp (July 23-27)
Kennedy Park, Napa
9 am-3:30 pm (extended care available)
Students Grades Entering K-10
See description June 11-15

Master Artist Camp (July 23-27)
Nimbus Arts, St. Helena
1-4 pm
Ages 8-13
The Baker sisters do it again at Nimbus with their extraordinary mixed media art camp! Your young artists will meet the art world’s heavy hitters in this spirited and inquiring approach to artistic invention. Students will produce their own masterpieces – sculpting, sketching, and painting while discovering the connection between creativity and history. We will inspire our artists by looking at the styles of the world’s greatest artists, and explore work from each art movement. Expect everything from the watery pastel images of Monet to the abstract portraits of Picasso. Be prepared! You may see the family cat as a cubist feline.

Connolly Ranch Stewards Camp (July 23-27)
Connolly Ranch, Napa
8:30 am-3 pm
Ages 8-13
See description June 11-15

Studio G Camp: HAIRSPRAY the Musical (July 23-27)
Ages 9-17
“You Can’t Stop the Beat” in this big and bold musical about one girl’s inspiring dream to dance! It’s 1962 in Baltimore, and Tracy Turnblad has only one desire — to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star! She must use her newfound popularity to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network, all without denting her ‘do’!Performance at 3 pm on the last day of camp.

Joy & Fun Creating Music (July 23-27)
Hillside Christian Church, Napa
1-3:30 pm
Ages 11-16 (musical experience not necessary)
Napa Valley Music Associates 24th Annual MidSummer MusiCamp includes Dalcroze Eurhythmics, drumming, and the ABC’s of Singing. Performance on last day of Musicamp by all participants.

JULY 30-AUGUST 3

Junior Farmers Camp (July 30-August 3)
Connolly Ranch, Napa
8:30 am-12:30 pm
Ages 3-5
See description June 11-15

Camp Makai: Magical Mermaids (July 30-August 3)
Makai Swim School, Congregation Beth Shalom, Napa
9 am-1 pm (early drop-off and after care available)
Mermaid swimming skills, mermaid makeovers, mermaid portraits, mermaid songs, mermaid dancing, mermaid legends, mermaid crafts.

Discover Treasure Island (July 30-August 3)
Nimbus Arts, St. Helena
9 am-3 pm
Ages 6-13
: A Journey Through Local Literary Magic
“X” Marks the Spot! All-aboard for a week-long journey with our famed local author, Robert Louis Stevenson’s, Treasure Island. Your wee-buccaneers will explore this classic tale of adventure with a little help with Nimbus Arts’ Captain & Crew. Using wood, wire, plaster, and an assortment of wonderful mixed media exporations, your buccaneers will create their own miniature Tropical Islands and inhabit them with their own cast of characters. We’ll construct ceramic treasure chests, wooden ships, and of course, there will be a full horizon of painting & drawing. As we read chapters from Stevenson’s adventure, our crew will be introduced to colorful characters such as; Long John Silver, Black Dog, and Billy Bones with a special sojourn to the RLS Museum! All mates aboard our camp will create treasure map board games and other precious artist booty as we sail the high seas of creativity, ending of course…in a high seas treasure hunt!

Farm-to-Table Cooking Camp (July 30-August 3)
Connolly Ranch, Napa
8:30 am-3 pm
Ages 6-13
Read description June 18-22

Camp Ursa Major Summer Day Camp (July 30-August 3)
Kennedy Park, Napa
9 am-3:30 pm (extended care available)
Students Grades Entering K-10
See description June 11-15

AUGUST 6-10

Junior Farmers Camp (August 6-10)
Connolly Ranch, Napa
8:30 am-12:30 pm
Ages 3-5
See description June 11-15

Camp Makai: Aloha Hawaii (August 6-10)
Makai Swim School, Congregation Beth Shalom, Napa
9 am-1 pm (early drop-off and after care available)
Hula, Shave ice, lei making, stories, art…and of course…swimming!

Eco-Art Camp (August 6-10)
Connolly Ranch, Napa
8:30 am-3 pm
Ages 5-8
Read description July 23-27

Farm Fresh (August 6-10)
Nimbus Arts, St. Helena
9 am-3 pm
Ages 6-13
Dig in and belly up for culinary arts and garden science on the farm! We will cook up some real fun experiencing our ranch-hand style of culinary arts with our dynamic professional chefs! Using the seasonal goodies available from the farm, students will craft, plant, cook, pet and paint, exploring the nature and flavors of the summer’s bounty. Study the science of bees and the perfection of pies, pasta, and home made cheeses during this wholesome education in agriculture. Subjects in sustainable farming, nutritious food choices, and the importance (and deliciousness) of eating locally will be shared. Special surprise guests will be sprinkled throughout the week, as well as armloads of tasty treats for your kitchen.

Camp Ursa Major Summer Day Camp (August 6-10)
Kennedy Park, Napa
9 am-3:30 pm (extended care available)
Students Grades Entering K-10
See description June 11-15

Connolly Ranch Stewards Camp (August 6-10)
Connolly Ranch, Napa
8:30 am-3 pm
Ages 8-13
See description June 11-15

AUGUST 13-17

Junior Farmers Camp (August 13-17)
Connolly Ranch, Napa
8:30 am-12:30 pm
Ages 3-5
See description June 11-15

Life on the Farm Camp (August 13-17)
Connolly Ranch, Napa
8:30 am-3 pm
Ages 5-13
See description June 11-15

Camp Makai: Once Upon a Time (August 13-17)
Makai Swim School, Congregation Beth Shalom, Napa
9 am-1 pm (early drop-off and after care available)
Imaginations will run wild! Storytelling, fairy tales, arts and crafts, and swimming in enchanted waters.

AUGUST 20-24

Junior Farmers Camp (August 20-24)
Connolly Ranch, Napa
8:30 am-12:30 pm
Ages 3-5
See description June 11-15

Farm-to-Table Cooking Camp (August 20-24)
Connolly Ranch, Napa
8:30 am-3 pm
Ages 6-13
Read description June 18-22

AUGUST 27-31

Junior Farmers Camp (August 27-31)
Connolly Ranch, Napa
8:30 am-12:30 pm
Ages 3-5
See description June 11-15

Life on the Farm Camp (August 27-31)
Connolly Ranch, Napa
8:30 am-3 pm
Ages 5-13
See description June 11-15