Community Centers and Parks and Recreations are a wonderful resource for summer activities, and many are low cost or offer financial assistance.
Free programs offered to middle school students in San Francisco, Oakland, Palo Alto and Marin City/San Rafael. Applications for summer are due before April of each year.
A truly innovative approach to summer camps! Offered throughout the Bay Area.
Tree Frog Treks
Offering a variety of science based programs throughout the year and over the holiday breaks in San Francisco.
Breakthrough Collaborative (national site)
Summer and after school programs offered to middle school students.
Breakthrough San Francisco
Breakthrough Silicon Valley
Summerbridge San Francisco
A full-time summer academic enrichment session and a school-year academic program. Applications available beginning in December of each year.
Summer and School year programs for Bay Area girls entering 6th – 12th grade explore self, community, culture, and the environment through outdoor adventure, creative arts, and group experiences.
Girl Scouts NorCal
1-800-447-4475 ext. 0 for English or Spanish assistance
Any girl who is between 5 and 17 years old can become a Girl Scout by accepting the Girl Scout Promise and Law and paying the annual membership dues. However, no girl will be denied membership in Girl Scouts for financial reasons.