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Ross Recreation has been a leader in fun summer camp offerings for over 30 years, serving all of the Ross Valley community and beyond! With staff that returns year after year, and a strong emphasis on fun for EVERYone, Ross Rec offers several specialty camps for children with different interests.

At Ross Rec, smaller camp sizes and a RATIO of no more than 1-7 for ANY camp means no one feels lost in the mix!

Get away from the chaos of the "Big Box" commercial feel of all those other camp programs, and come enjoy a summer of fun at Ross Recreation with a community of longterm counselors (several of which are teachers in the bay area) with a training and passion for your child's well being.

Let's have some fun together!

New Summer Camps

Mountain Bike Camp

Ages 9 - 15

Ross Recreation Camps Come blaze the trails with experienced down hill rider/racer Dan Heffernan. Gain the confidence and endurance necessary to enjoy mountain biking safely while having fun and learning new skills to improve your riding abilities. Or, gear up and get prepared for your high school level racing team! All levels of riders welcome, come enjoy the week exploring the outdoors on your bike!

Dan Heffernan was born and raised in Fairfax, CA, a graduate from Sir Francis Drake High School. Dan spent most of his childhood exploring the endless trails of Marin on his bike. During his 20's, he got involved in down hill mountain bike racing and competed throughout California in events like the Northstar series and the Gravity Racing Tour. He is prepared to share his tips, tricks, and knowledge and get kids excited and confident on 2 wheels!

Register for Mountain Bike Camp

Rainbow Chefs

Ages 6 - 10

Ross Recreation Camps Rainbow Chefs was created to make the difference in as many children’s lives as possible by teaching life lessons through the exciting world of Culinary Arts. Our curriculum based classes concentrate on nutrition education, healthy life choices, healthy cooking and baking, meal planning, manners, etiquette, and learning about fresh foods from diverse cultural traditions. We empower our aspiring chefs to develop healthy eating habits, explore their creativity, and enjoy being in the kitchen! Rainbow Chefs also will help you create a healthy lifestyle through Personal Chefs, Events, and much more.
Join us for 3 different and exciting weeks in the kitchen!
Gourmet Bake Shop 6/26 - 6/30
Summer Time Classics 7/10 - 7/14
Food Science 7/31- 8/04
Register for Rainbow Chefs

Maker Labs Classic

Ages 5 - 13

Ross Recreation Camps Carpentry/RC Car Machines and Mechanics: Two educational programs are teaming up to bring a full day (9am-2pm) of project based learning and fun! Each day in Maker Labs Classic, your child will have a 2 hour session of both carpentry and RC car machines and mechanics. Students may choose projects from examples, or use their imaginations to invent and design something.
Register for Maker Labs Classic

Gone Fishin'!

Ages 9 - 14

Ross Recreation Camps Back for a second year, by popular demand! Explore some of the best fishing spots in the bay area and learn how to fish – or hone your skills - with Sandrick Jackson and Dan Heffernan. Your kids might even catch your dinner this week as they try their hand at reeling in a keeper! Grab your poles, weights, hooks and flies and join us, as we head out for a fun filled day at several awesome angling spots around the bay!
*This camp is a small group only, and space fills up FAST. Don't miss your chance at such a unique camp experience! Sign up now!
Register for Gone Fishin'!

Enrichment Camps

Carpentry for Kids

Ages 5 - 13

Ross Recreation Camps Carpentry for Kids is an education enrichment program for K-8 designed to teach boys and girls practical woodworking skills with an emphasis on the safe use of hand tools. These skills include measuring, fractions, sawing, drilling, rasping, fastening, sanding, shaping, and assembly. In the process of learning these skills, students will have an opportunity to create fun, functional and beautiful projects, and will be exposed to a variety of valuable concepts such as abstract reasoning, applied mathematics, problem solving, craftsmanship, fine motor skills, respect for tools, and patience. This rich opportunity for learning is created by the students' motivation to use tools, and create fun projects.
All experience levels!!
Returning students will learn more advanced skills, create different projects, and be introduced to new tools.

Register for Carpentry for Kids

Academic Enrichment Camp

Grades 1-5

Ross Recreation Camps Summer school classes are being offered with curriculum selected and taught by Ross School teachers to provide targeted instruction based on the skills students will need to help them make a successful transition into the upcoming school year. Whether you are helping your child combat the "summer fog" that occurs during the long vacation or taking advantage of the break from regularly scheduled classes to provide extra help or enrichment, Ross Recreation has an exciting program to assist you in these efforts. In addition to building math and language arts readiness, students will learn study strategies to assist them with executive function skills.
Register for Academic Enrichment

Mine, Craft, Build and Superheroes with LEGO

Ages 5 - 12

Ross Recreation Camps Bring Minecraft to life using LEGO! Resourcefulness, creativity, and cooperation come together in this unique building adventure game; roll the dice to mine for resources, and use these resources to build special items to help in our adventures! Build a Zoo, create a Medieval Castle, and design a Tree House Village! This LEGO experience is an original game designed by Play-Well instructors inspired by the popular game, Minecraft. Students will have a blast, even without any prior experience with Minecraft or LEGO.
Register for LEGO camp

Kids on Camera TV/Film Acting Camp

Ages 5 - 9

Ross Recreation Camps TV Scripts, Physical Comedy, Voiceover & Improvisation: Award winning Kids on Camera TV/Film Acting School, established in 1981, improves communication and audition skills for stage, TV, and films. Students expand their creativity and build confidence in a non-competitive environment. VIDEO FEEDBACK makes learning fun. Success stories include speech contest winners; Jailen Bates on NICKELODEON’s WITS ACADEMY and Bridgit Mendler on the Disney Series, GOOD LUCK CHARLIE.
Register for Kids on Camera Camp

Holly's Hoppin' Summer Camp

Ages 4.5 - 10

Ross Recreation Camps These summer days will have a great mix of awesome activities in small groups as well as cool choice time options. This will be an inspiring environment where children have the opportunity to explore, create, discover and nurture their unique attributes.
Holly's Hoppin' Summer Camp

Flagship Camps

Camp Safari

Preschool: Ages 3 - 5

Ross Recreation Camps Your little ones get to go to camp just like their big brothers and sisters! They will learn new things and make new friends. Each day brings a exciting adventure to stimulate young imaginations and nourish their individual creativity.
Our days include art, music, singing, physical activity and lots of fun and laughter. Each week is built around a new theme with age appropriate arts & crafts. Our themes this year include: A Pirate's Life, On Safari, Underwater Adventure, The Art of Sound and Music, Dinosaurs, and Rainforest Adventure! We will also have weekly guests including: a storyteller, musician, bubbles, a puppet show, a magician and more!
Camp Safari Information & Registration

Kinder Camp

Entering Kindergarten

Ross Recreation Camps Designed to provide a great transition from preschool to Kindergarten and encourage the love for learning in your child. Let's get them excited to go to school, by having a blast at Kinder Camp! Each week has a new theme to stimulate their imagination and interests: A Pirate's Life, On Safari, Underwater Adventure, Hawaiian Luau, Dinosaurs, and Rainforest Adventure! They will develop skills needed in the classroom all while having the time of their lives! Every week we will have a special guest to entertain them: a storyteller, musician, bubbles, a puppet show and a magician!
Kinder Camp Information & Registration

Marin Explorers

Ages 6 - 10

Ross Recreation Camps Marin Explorers camp is a hands-on excursion camp where children learn by exploring the Bay Area's "out-of-the-way" places. This year they will explore some less common locations like Agate Beach, and Tilden Park. They will have a chance to get in touch with their wild side as they learn about Guide Dogs for the Blind, and trek through the Oakland Zoo. How about practicing your balance at the Yerba Buena Ice Skating Rink? Many new and exciting adventures await. Your child will be in the expert hands of Holly Salamun and Marty Ross, who are thrilled to be offering this popular and unique camp experience!

Marin Explorers Schedule



Marin Explorers Information & Registration

Top Gun Sports Camp

Ages 7 - 14

Ross Recreation Camps If you can't decide which sport you like the most, than Top Gun Sports Camp is the camp for you. You don't need to pick baseball over soccer, flag football over dodgeball, basketball over lacrosse or swimming; we have them all and you can play nonstop in this unique camp that is a sporty kid's dream. Adding to the summer fun is a Wednesday sports-themed excursion!

Top Gun Schedule


Top Gun Information & Registration

Adventure Camp

Ages 8 - 15

Ross Recreation Camps This year, Adventure Camp is undergoing some fun and exciting new changes, which means some fun and exciting new destinations! Some of the favorites remain, like Driven Raceway, Six Flags and Water World. But new adventures await your camper at locations like: Oakland Ice Rink, EpiCenter, Rebounderz, Sonoma Ropes and Zip Line, and the awesome Paintball Jungle. We will be adding in a throwback trip to Angel Island as well. Wednesdays are now a home-base day for some on-site camp fun and to provide a mid-week break from traveling. Scavenger hunts, water fights, relay races, local hiking and fishing outings, massive slip and slides and mini olympic tournaments will keep the fun going.


Adventure Camp Schedule



Adventure Camp Information & Registration

Sporty Girls Camp

Ages 6 - 11

Ross Recreation Camps This ever popular camp is for girls who LOVE sports! In this exciting and fun camp, we will teach girls how to play lacrosse, soccer, softball, basketball and more! Campers will learn the skills needed to excel in these sports through basic drills, games, and fun competitions. Girls will emerge from this camp with new techniques and confidence that they can apply to their regular sports season. Have fun while learning new skills and sports. "Girl Power!"
This year our lead counselor will be Cassis Schafer (Jean Marc's star athlete daughter)! She is enthusiastic about all sports and is looking forward to leading the camp this summer!
Sporty Girls Information & Registration

Sports Camps

Girls Field Hockey 3-Day Clinic

Ross Recreation Camps Ross Recreation is conducting a 3-day camp designed for players new to the sport. Our goal is to teach basic skills and game fundamentals while having fun scrimmaging and being active. This is a great opportunity for players to gain exposure to field hockey, as they think about what sports to pursue in high school. Field hockey is a new team sport to many Bay Area high schools, which means more girls have the chance to make a high school team and build lasting friendships!

Camp will be led by coach Aline Copp. Aline is a former Harvard University NCAA Division I varsity field hockey player and is currently coaching at the high school level in Marin.

Required Equipment:
• mouth guard
• shin guards (soccer ones are acceptable)
• running shoes (turf shoes or cleats are acceptable footwear)
• plenty of water and a bar/snack
• field hockey sticks and balls will be provided

Note: all players MUST have a mouth guard AND shin guards or they will NOT be allowed to participate. Clinic is open to girls entering 6th 7th or 8th grades. **Space is limited to the first 24 players*

Girls Field Hockey 3-Day Clinic

Girls Basketball 3-Day Clinic

Ross Recreation Camps Take your game to a new level at Caren Horstmeyer's Girls Basketball Camp! Caren is a former Cal Bears Woman's Coach planning beginner to advanced activities, designed for all who attend. Girls will improve skills, expand their proficiencies and have FUN - all while gaining positive leadership skills that lead to success on and off the court.
Girls Basketball 3-Day Clinic

Giants Basketball Camp Boys & Girls

Grades 2 - 8

Ross Recreation Camps Join the BEST basketball coaches in Marin located at Redwood High School for Giants Basketball Camp! Girls and boys grades 2-8 are welcome. Campers will be divided into groups based on grade and skill level. The focus of this camp will be on basketball and personal development. We will focus on positive attitude, energy, teamwork, dribbling, ball handling, shooting, rebounding, passing, 1-on-1 moves, post moves, and "defense, defense, and more defense." Each day will consist of skill development and competitive games.
Register for Giants Basketball Camp

Boys Lacrosse Camp

Ross Recreation Camps Learn the individual fundamentals of Lacrosse through fun games and competitions with Coach Drew Virk! From picking the ball up off the ground and cradling--passing, catching and shooting--to team concepts, you will learn why lacrosse is sweeping the nation with such energy and excitement.
Boys Lacrosse Camp

Tennis Camps

Ages 5 - 14

Ross Recreation Camps Join Tennis in Marin for fun classes this summer! Ross Recreation is offering Junior Tennis Mini Camps for kids between the ages of 5-14. Tennis in Marin coaches in conjunction with the USTA have now been using modified tennis balls, court sizes and smaller rackets with great success! Introduction to tennis with simple activities and games that produce both fun and early motor skill development. Participants will use special equipment designed for each age group.
Register for Tennis Camps