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Here, we put kids in charge. Preposterous? Possibly. Effective? You betcha.

When you trust kids, they trust themselves. For 43 years, we’ve put kids in charge of their own learning experience. They try, fail, and learn on their own. They learn to trust their own judgment, and tackle the challenges of an ever changing world with creativity and confidence.

Campers choose minute to minute from a variety of activities including, sewing, stop-motion animation, music, sports & recreation, makers crafts, bread making, and more. They’ll decide what they want to do, and for how long. Our job is to get out of their way, cheerlead creative risks, and provide just enough guidance to make sure nobody does anything totally* asinine.

*Totally asinine: By our definition, mistakes aren’t asinine. They’re how you learn.

Buy any number of days. Use them anytime. Get refunded for unused days.

Maybe you’re the type that likes to plan ahead. Maybe you’re not. Either way, we’ve structured our fees to work around your calendar, whether you’re making it up on the fly or trying to crack the color code of a multi-tab Excel spreadsheet.

Choose a summer’s worth of camp, or buy camp by the day. If your plans change, we’ll automatically refund any unused days in full. Lunch, snacks, and all of the fun activities your kid can squeeze in between 8AM – 6PM included.


Summer day camps for kids aged 4–12 (some states have slightly higher age requirements). Find your local camp to learn about details, activities, specials, and more.



Camp shouldn’t have an off-season. Find your local camp for fall, winter, spring & school breaks to learn all about our activities, specials, and more. Camp is for kids ages 4–12.


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Kind Words About Our Camps

"The children that attend Steve & Kate's blossom and discover a freedom of identity that, in a way, no other institution I've experienced has ever managed. Kids find their thumbprint at Steve & Kate's. My one complaint: Where were they when I was a kid?"
Andrew Stanton

Director of WALL-E, Finding Nemo, & Finding Dory

"If kids ruled the world, it might look something like Steve and Kate’s Camp."
Apple's Hot News

"Steve and Kate’s Camp didn’t set out to cater to the children of folks at Pixar, Industrial Light & Magic and the like, but given their philosophy, it’s no surprise so many attend."
Variety magazine

"For families seeking a blend of that traditional camp experience combined with a modern, tech-savvy touch, there’s Steve and Kate’s Camp [which] evokes a laid-back aura true to its California roots, complemented by the company’s Silicon Valley-inspired innovative approaches to everything from programming to payment."
The Washington Post

"Working parents’ worries dissipate as they contemplate Steve & Kate’s model."
Chicago Tribune


Our organization is staffed top to bottom with people who share a talent for connecting with kids. We’re not about telling kids what to do. Our work is about showing them what can be done.



We celebrate the individual by enabling campers to express themselves freely, while staff cheer them on.

We also partner with organizations to provide camp days to children who otherwise couldn’t attend. This work is ongoing & we expand our efforts each year in our quest to be a more diverse, equitable, & inclusive camp.


Sign up now and enjoy the parental adrenaline rush of having your summer calendar completely sorted—ahhhh, yeah.

You’ve got questions — We’ve got

We know that choosing the right camp for your family is a big deal, and you’ve got limited time to make that decision. That’s why we put together these quick answers to our most commonly asked questions. But if you’d rather talk to a real, live person–we get it. Our camp directors work year-round and are happy to chat with you–just reach out!


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