Riekes Center Summer Camps


Having fun is serious work and we've got it down here at the Riekes Center!  Our summer camp offerings are dynamic and diverse and provide youth of all ages with fun and unique growth opportunities.  Whether it's learning to surf or trekking from bay to sea, exploring film and photography or making phat beats, jumping higher, running faster, and more, we've got a full schedule to meet every kid's summer camp needs, goals, and dreams.  

Our Approach

Creating deep connections is the cornerstone of all our programs. We nurture these connections while helping students achieve their personal goals. Whatever the goal, each student follows their own passion. Our instructors are seasoned professionals and mentor students with keen awareness to multiple and emotional intelligences, while sharing their own individual expertise and passions in that specific field. 

Extended Care

The Riekes Center provides extended care for most of our camps throughout the summer.

EARLY DROP-OFF - Available 8 - 9 am (complimentary)

Students have access to our Extended Care room for a quiet, safe space to read or play quiet games until camp begins. 

AFTERCARE - Available until 5 pm

Aftercare is available for all camps held at the Riekes Center except for Surf Camp.

Aftercare includes:

  • healthy snack
  • movies
  • quiet reading and relaxation room
  • group activities and games
  • arts and crafts
  • time to practice skills learned at camp

COST - $10/hr, billed in 30 minute increments

We provide automatic billing for the week. Just give us a credit/debit card and we will track the amount of Aftercare you use and charge you at the end of the week. You can also pay on site in advance of each day/week, if you prefer.    


There is no need to sign up for Extended Care at this time. Read below for how scheduling will work during the week of camp.

  1. Online In Advance
    • A week before camp, we will send an email to all campers
      • The email includes a form where you can choose the days you will use Aftercare
  2. In Person, In Advance 
    • On the first day of camp, come into the center and give us your schedule for the week
  3. In Person, Day by Day
    • Come into the center and tell us at the front desk that you plan to use Aftercare that afternoon

Summer Camp Cancellation Policy

Before May 1st - we provide a refund minus a $50 cancellation fee

May 1st or later - we can only provide a refund minus $50 cancellation fee if your spot is filled by a wait-listed camper

Summer Camp Scholarships

The Riekes Center's mission is to provide people with the opportunity to participate, regardless of their ability to pay.  We have scholarships available for all of our summer camps. 

To apply for a scholarship online, sign up for the camp and choose the "Summer Camp Scholarship Deposit" option on the checkout screen (see image below). 


After you complete your online registration, you will receive an email within 2-3 business days with information on how to fill out the Scholarship Application and set up an appointment with our Scholarship Department. The $5 Deposit will be applied toward your camp tuition, and we will refund your $5 if you decide not to participate after completing the scholarship process.

Please contact us at scholarships@riekes.org or (650) 364-2509 if: 

  • You have any questions or concerns about the Scholarship process
  • You do not currently have a credit or debit card you can use to sign up online
  • You are not comfortable signing up online for any reason