Summer camps

The City of Menlo Park offers several City-run camps each summer.  They are detailed below with program-specific descriptions and you may follow the links for more information regarding each program.  In addition, we offer several contracted camps each summer including sports, martial arts, dance, and other specialty camps. The availability and format of these camps may vary based on local health orders.

Summer camp starts July 6

Summer camp is back! To comply with current health orders, City of Menlo Park summer camps will offer a single 4-week session. operating  from July 6th- 31st. 

With the City of Menlo Park your child will participate in an unforgettable camp experience combining camp traditions with enriching and educational activities. The campers will participate in games, sports, create cool arts and crafts projects, and sing funny songs while ensuring CDC safety measures. Price includes a low leader to child ratio of 1:6, skill building, new friendships, learning projects and much more!

 Please visit our online registration for more information. 

Safety information

Safety is our main priority and we will continue to follow all San Mateo County and state of California guidelines. Trained leaders will conduct health screenings and wellness checks with each camper daily. Campers will remain with the same leaders for entire session and will not commingle with other groups. Individual supply kits will be distributed.

A camp FAQ sheet will be provided to all registered participants via email before the first day of camp with additional details. 

Parents with additional questions and concerns should reach out to the administrative staff of their specific camp, information below.
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Belle Haven Campus

Camp Menlo (Grades K-5)

Belle Haven Afterschool Center, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
$325 residents/ $439 non-resident
Contact Rondell Howard

Camp Menlo is a recreational summer camp filled with activities that promote social and physical development. Campers are offered a wide variety of activities including arts and crafts, cooking, indoor/outdoor sports, and themed events. Register online. 

Burgess Campus


Menlo Mania Camps (K-5)

Menlo Children's Center, Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
$1,196 resident/$1,615 non-resident
Contact Dashawn Williams

Menlo Mania Camps provide opportunities for friendships, hands-on learning, and teamwork. Campers will participate in a variety of fun daily activities. All county health orders will be followed closely during the duration of camp to ensure the safety of campers and staff. Mania camps include: Mini Mania (Kindergarten), Menlo Mania (Grades 1-3), and Club Mayhem (Grades 4-5). Register online.

Munchkin Mania (Preschool) 

Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
$708 resident/$956 non-resident
Contact Allan Bruce

Who says you’re too young for camp? Munchkin Mania is a half-day preschool camp for 3 and 4-year-olds. This half-day program will be filled with activities, games, and individual projects every week while conveniently staying in one location. Register online.