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.
Exciting new changes!
From toddlers to school age – Menlo Palooza and Menlo Madness join together to create a brand new city run camp, Menlo Mania - offering various innovative and fun opportunities. Campers will experience a mix of unique activities, field trips, and develop lasting friendships in as little as one week. Menlo Mania combines traditional camp games but with a twist. You don’t want to miss it – making everyday a new learning opportunity!
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, swim lessons (additional fee), recreation swim, themed events and weekly field trips. Camp sessions are available for sign up on a bi-weekly basis.
Summer of Service (Grades 6-9)
Our SOS (Summer of Service) Camp is specifically designed for children entering 6th-9th grade. This camp teaches the qualities of cooperation and appreciation of others. Each week, campers participate in weekly field trips as well as several service activities throughout the Bay Area. The programs combines both work and play and helps middle schoolers learn to give back to the community.
Munchkin Mania (Preschool)
Check out the ONLY camp in the area for 3 and 4 year olds! The Munchkin Mania summer camp program is held at the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center! Campers will experience fun-filled mornings of making new friends, arts and crafts, playground visits, music and fun. Parents: Take your mornings off this summer and have your child have a memorable first camp experience!
Mini Mania (Kindergarten)
Want your little one to have some fun before the school year? Mini Mania is an excellent gateway of opportunities for friendships, hands on learning, and teamwork. Campers will participate in a variety of daily activities including but not limited to: arts and crafts, sports, field trips and more!
Menlo Mania (Grades 1-3)
Menlo Mania is an 8-week summer camp program is held at the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center! Campers days are filled with outdoor and team games, arts and crafts, field trips, sports, special events, swimming, cooking and much more! Campers get the chance to explore Menlo Park, celebrate weekly themes, learn new skills, develop new friendships and have an exciting summer!
Club Mayhem (Grades 4-5)
Club Mayhem is our new pre-teen summer camp program. Club Mayhem was created specifically for 4th and 5th graders and all things pre-teen. Focused on the interests, TV shows, video games, and most up to date fashion, this camp will open up fun opportunities and a fresh set of skills. Filled with enrichment classes, cool field trips, and plenty of lounge time, this camp is unlike any other.
Summer of Service (Grades 6-9)
Our SOS (Summer of Service) Camp is specifically designed for children entering 6th-9th grade This camp teaches the qualities of cooperation and appreciation of others. Each week, campers participate in weekly field trips as well as several service activities throughout the Bay Area. The programs combines both work and play and helps middle schoolers learn to give back to the community.
Counselors In Training (Grades 6-9)
Our CIT program at the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center is designed for youth ages 12-15. We offer two, four-week CIT sessions during the summer where participants receive an opportunity to contribute to the camp experience in a new way. During the program, CIT’s will learn to work together to lead crafts, organize and lead games and provide overall support to camp staff. The increased level of responsibility and training provided is designed to facilitate necessary leadership skills required for their first “real” job in the workforce, hopefully as a camp counselor!