Day Camps in Central Contra Costa

Archived Q&A and Reviews

Jan 2006

I am looking for recommendations on summer camp programs for a 6 year old girl in or around Walnut Creek. Would love a traditional camp (outdoors, hiking, songs, arts and crafts). I would be interested in hearing from others abou t the city run camp and also the camp at Walnut Acres Day Care. My daughter attends W. Acres day care after school and loves it. But, I would like summertime to be different than the rest of the year so I am not sure about sending her during the summer too. In addition to this broad request, I would also be interested in feedback on the Willows Theatre camp, Contra Costa Civic Theatre camp (which is only for 7 and up) and Monkey Business Camp. Andrea

Our daughter has gone to Camp Shelanu at the Contra Costa Jewish Community Center in Walnut Creek for the last two summers (started when she was 5). The camp is non- denominational. Our daughter loves it! It also has a before/aftercare program, which for us working parents is very important. You can check it out further by going to

Have you contacted the Central County office of the Contra Costa Child Care Council? We have a data base of child program and collect information on summer programs. The phone number is: 925-676-5437. Good luck! Michael Williams, Contra Costa Child Care Council mwilliams[at]