Cole Arts
Summer Camp 2022!

In-Person Camps for All Levels Ages 5-12
Following all Alameda County COVID guidelines


 8 one-week sessions June 6th to July 29th 
9am - 3pm | Extended care 8am-5:30pm 
At Redwood Heights Elementary School, Oakland

One of the Bay Area's most popular drama and storytelling camps for 20 years in the Bay Area, now combined with Cole Dance & Drums and adding visual arts component. Fully immersive performing and  visual arts experience for any level of student and creative mind!

Activities Overview

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Immersive creative experience of stories, music, movement, arts, crafts and more!

Hip Hop, creative dance and dance games​

Creative drama, theater games, improvisation

Storytelling, puppetry and video skits

Drumming, percussion circles

Arts and Crafts: drawing, paint, designing costume accessories, instruments and more.

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Doug leads students in creative drama, theater games, puppetry, improv, comedy and storytelling. Each day he will tell some of his most popular stories about his childhood, years as a classroom teacher and parent, original stories, as well as his favorite myths, legends and fairy tales from around the world. Children will also have the chance to develop their own original stories, skits and puppet shows individually and in group.


André will guide students through very fun movement and music activities including improv dance, hip hop dance, easy to learn choreography, live drumming and beat-making.


Campers cycle between Drama/Puppeteering/Stories, Dance/Drums, and Visual Arts  throughout the day in groups of 15 or less depending on enrollment and divided into older and younger groups. Each day will end with storytelling with Doug with the whole group.


As always, the safety of the children is our number one priority. We will be following all COVID safety protocols required by the County of Alameda.  

Camp Fees 

Summer Camp 2022: $400 per week-long session ($320 July 5th-8th short week 4th of July)

Extended care: $10/hr to will be invoiced at the end of the week

Discounts: *Siblings receive a 10% discount

Scholarships: Please email

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Full refunds are available until one week before camp begins. If camp is cancelled or has to be cut short due to COVID, refunds or credits will be issued for the number of days missed.