Summer Camps


Summer Camps

Summer camp enrollment will open March 1st! Please be sure to read about our refund policy and our tips for a successful registration process. If you have any questions about the camps or any trouble registering, please email [email protected] (do not call the Starting Arts office).

Please note: Covid vaccination is not required to participate in camps, but it is recommended. You will be asked to test the day before your first day of camp (and again before tech week if you are participating in a production).

*New* Refund Policy

Please note: we have changed our refund policy. Full refunds will no longer be processed. All refunds must be requested prior to the start date. Refunds requested between registering and the start date of the program will receive a refund of 50% of the registration fee. Please be sure all dates work for your schedule before registering! You will be asked to agree to this policy when registering.

Registration Tips

  • Set an alarm to register right at 9am on March 1st
  • Register from a laptop/desktop, not a mobile device
  • Refresh the page if the enrollment button isn’t working for you at 9am on March 1st
  • Have your credit card handy if paying by card

If you have any questions about the camps or any trouble registering, please email [email protected] (do not call the Starting Arts office).

PayPal/CC Fees

An additional Paypal/Credit Card service fee is included once you add to cart. Your registration will be complete immediately if you pay by credit card. If you will be mailing a check without the fees to Starting Arts, choose the “Mail a check” option at the end of the payment process (mail to: 525 Parrott St San Jose 95112). If you are paying by check, your information is in our system once you submit it, but your registration will only be considered complete when the check is received.


-Price: $750 (includes shirt and video)
-Ages: 10-18 (as of June 17th, 2024)
-Start Date: June 17th, 2024
-Rehearsal Days/Times: Mon-Fri, 9am-2pm (no rehearsal July 4th and 5th)
-Rehearsal Location: Lincoln Glen Church in WG
-Tech Week Days/Times: July 8th-11th, 9am-4pm
-Performance Days/Times: July 12th at 7pm, July 13th at 1pm & 7pm, July 14th at 1pm
-Tech week and performance Location: The Hammer Theatre in downtown SJ

-Price: $700 (includes shirt and video)
-Ages: 5-10 (as of July 8th, 2024)
-Start Date: July 8th, 2024
-Rehearsal Days/Times: Mon-Thurs, 9am-1pm
Rehearsal Location: Starting Arts in San Jose
-Tech Week Days/Times: July 29th-August 1st, 9am-1pm
-Performance Days/Times: August 2nd at 5pm and 6:30pm, August 3rd at 1pm & 3pm
-Tech week and performance Location: Theatre Location TBD

Arts Extravaganza

This camp is for all 5-10 year old arts enthusiasts! With lessons in visual arts, music, theatre, and dance, as well as traditional camp activities (think friendship bracelets and tie dye), campers will spend the week exploring their own imaginations and stretching the limits of their creativity. This camp will include lessons from beloved Starting Arts instructors as well as instructors from our community partners! No experience in any arts discipline is necessary, this camp is about having fun and getting creative.

-Price: $375
-Ages: 5-10 years old (as of June 17th, 2024)
-Dates: June 17th-21st
-Days/Times: Mon-Fri, 9am-1pm
-Camp Location: Starting Arts

-Price: $325
-Ages: 5-10 years old (as of July 8th, 2024)
-Dates: July 8th-12th
-Days/Times: Mon-Fri, 1:30pm-4:30pm
-Camp Location: Starting Arts


In this class, students will dive into the fundamentals of playing the ukulele, a delightful stringed instrument. They’ll develop muscle memory while mastering chord structures and simultaneously exercise their brains, as with any new instrument, fostering the creation of neuron pathways. The ukulele serves as an ideal precursor for aspiring guitarists, as its nylon strings encourage gentle callus growth, laying a solid foundation for transitioning to guitars with metal strings in the future. Throughout this week-long intensive, students will not only learn how to play multiple songs but also discover how to harmonize their singing with their instrument.

No experience is necessary for this class. Students do not need to purchase a ukulele for this class. SA will supply ukulele for this camp.

-Price: $190
-Ages: 10-18 years old (as of July 15th, 2024)
-Dates: July 15th-19th
-Days/Times: Mon-Fri, 2pm-4pm
-Camp Location: Starting Arts

Performing Arts Boot Camp

This camp is for Beginning and Intermediate performers and will immerse students in dance, music, and theatre training. It will be challenging at times, but will also be a lot of fun! They will be taught different dance and music styles each day, and learn theatre games and techniques to make them stronger performers. There will also be an emphasis on gaining confidence for going into any audition/performance they may have coming up. Students who have an audition song and/or monologue they’ve already been working on, please bring those with you! If you don’t have an audition song/monologue, we will provide options/materials for you to practice with or take with you to use at an upcoming audition.

-Price: $375
-Ages: 9-14 years old (as of July 29th, 2024)
-Dates: July 29th-Aug 2nd
-Days/Times: Mon-Fri, 9am-1pm
-Camp Location: Starting Arts

One-Day Audition Workshops

These workshops are for Intermediate/Advanced performers. Register for one or both workshops, but the combination will definitely elevate any performer’s confidence going into upcoming auditions/performances. Students who have an audition song and/or monologue they’ve already been working on, please bring those with you if you are registering for the Songs/Monologues Workshop. Please plan to bring a variety of dance shoes (jazz, sneakers, tap) for the Dance Workshop. If you don’t have tap shoes, please let us know if the special info section (and include size) and we can pull out any extra shoes we have.

-Price: $120
-Ages: 12-18 years old (as of July 27th, 2024)
-Date: July 27th
-Day/Time: Saturday, 10am-1pm
-Camp Location: Starting Arts

-Price: $120
-Ages: 12-18 years old (as of July 28th, 2024)
-Date: July 28th
-Day/Time: Sunday, 1pm-4pm
-Camp Location: Starting Arts

Magic and Clowning

Explore the art of theatre through magic, clowning and masks! In this week-long camp, students will explore elements of acting and performance, skill, and creativity. Come learn the secrets and methods done by professionals and high-level magicians, while creating your own tricks and presentations! This course will cover tricks involving cards, coins, cups and balls, and more. Amaze your friends and family! No previous skill or experience is needed or required!

-Price: $275 (Cost includes bag of magic supplies)
-Ages: 8-14 years old (as of August 5th, 2024)
-Date: August 5th-9th
-Day/Time: Monday-Friday, 9am-Noon
-Camp Location: Starting Arts