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Cole Arts Camp

Ages 5-12 | 9am - 3pm

Spring & Summer 2023!

Extra care 8am to 5:30pm

Golden Gate Academy & Montclair Elementary in Oakland

 Spring Camp 
(Enroll by day or week)
April 3rd - 7th
Golden Gate Academy

One of the East Bay’s most popular drama and storytelling camps for over 20 years, now expanded to include dance, drumming, puppetry, arts & crafts. A relaxed, joyful and safe space for kids to explore their creativity having a whole lot of fun!

 Summer Camp 
(8 one-week sessions)
June 5th - July 7th
Montclair Elementary
July 10th - 28th
Golden Gate Academy 
Sessions one & two are FULL
Space in sessions 3 through 8

Activities Overview

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Super funny and adventurous stories from Doug's decades of experience as a storyteller and drama teacher.

Energizing music and dance moves from hip hop, electronic, pop, rock and more with André.

Drum percussion circles: instruments for all.

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

Hip Hop creative dance, improv games,

choreography​ at a level accessible to all while being a fun challenge.

Acting skits, puppeteering, theater games, improvisation, singing and original comedy.

- Big theater space and stage

- Outdoor space and playground

- Quality speakers and mics for kids to dance to, play their own beats and sing.

- Variety Talent Show every Friday at 2pm for families and friends in the theater!


Campers cycle between drama/puppeteering/storytelling, dance, drums, and visual arts throughout the day divided into older and younger groups to hear different stories and dance moves best suited for each age range. All campers are together during drumming and variety show rehearsals, break times and end of day stories.

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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 develop their own original stories, skits and puppet shows individually and in group. Visit to learn more.


André guides students through a variety of fun movement activities

learning fundamental hip hop dance techniques, and popular moves throughout the past five decades of culture. Campers are encouraged to use other movement techniques like ballet, sports etc to bring new ideas into their freestyles. Andre's funny, imaginative, engaging energy will inspire students to move in new, cool, creative and athletic ways. Visit to learn more.