2022 Summer Programs

2022 Summer Programs

2022 Summer Programs for Middle School Students. For printable summary list, click here. Please click on each pull-down for details and external link to official website and applications.

Black Star Rising Summer

We are excited to announce Black Star Rising Summer is back in person and now accepting applications! Please see the attached flyer to see more information.

Applications close on May 13th. Submit your application today at Tinyurl.com/BSRSummer2022

CYC Beacon Center Summer 2022 Program

The CYC Aptos Beacon Center is excited to announce our CYC Summer 2022 Program!  Youth will have opportunities to participate in enrichment classes, academic learning, STEAM activities, college and career exploration, arts and crafts and recreational activities!

Program Dates: June 13 - July 22, 2022 (6 weeks)
Program Time: 9:30am - 3:30pm
Program Fee: It's FREE!!!
Program Location: Aptos Middle School, 105 Aptos Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94127

This program requires a 9:30AM-3:30PM, Monday through Friday commitment. Program is open to all San Francisco youth but priority will be given to high needs students, current beacon youth and Aptos students until 3/25/22. After this date, it will be first come first served except for high needs student referrals. We will notify families by May 16th, 2022 if not earlier of program acceptance. Families MUST complete our CYC Registration Form within 5 days of program acceptance.    


SFPALLaw Enforcement Cadet Program

SFPALLaw Enforcement Cadet Program

*Applicants must be 14 years old (Rising 9th)

The SFPAL Law Enforcement Cadet Program is a collaborative effort of SFPAL and the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD). Since 1959 the PAL Cadet Program has provided opportunities for growth, leadership, and career experiences for thousands of San Francisco youth — including many who have chosen to pursue law enforcement or public service careers.

Join SFPAL for our orientation on Wednesday, April 6 from 5-6pm and on Saturday, April 9 from 10-11am. Please register for one of our sessions here.

GoZen Teen Summer 2022 Virtual Internship

GoZen is offering a Teen Summer 2022 Virtual Internship, 

If you are a teen, have a teen, or know a teen who is interested in mental health, comfortable on camera, and looking for a paid summer gig, this might be the perfect fit! 

This virtual internship takes place over six weeks from June 20th until August 1st and requires between 10 and 30 hours per week.

*All applicants must be between 12-19 years old to be considered.

GO ZEN Internship Application due by April 8th (2pm Pacific Time)

FAQ at the bottom of application.

Mission Bit (Most programs are 7th grade and up)

Mission Bit

Most programs are 7th grade and up.

Beats Unlocked and other programming through Mission Bit - Mission Bit provides free after-school coding courses, workshops, and summer boot camps to high school students and adults from underserved and underrepresented communities.  For more information or to apply, go to: https://www.missionbit.org/programs/workshops

Breakthrough Summerbridge for 6th grade students

Breakthrough Summerbridge has provided academic enrichment to middle school students in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1978. Throughout the years, we have had the pleasure of meeting some of your families through our recruitment and admissions process, as well as having several join the Breakthrough Summerbridge program and community.

Please encourage your 6th grade students and families to visit our website at summerbridgesf.org to learn more about Breakthrough Summerbridge, to RSVP for one of our virtual Open Houses, and to apply to the program.

Summerbridge for 6th grade students flyer

Summer Bridge for rising 9th graders

Rising 9th Grade Program 

Students have the opportunity to earn up to $500 and 5 elective credits.  

  • June 8th -July 14th
  • Monday - Friday
  • 9:30-1:30pm @ Balboa High School
  • Application Deadline: Monday, May 23, 2033

For more information or to apply:


Summer Bridge Flier

Youth Art Exchange

This summer Youth Art Exchange is offering two classes for rising 9th graders and above: 

  1. ArtBuild: which is a combination of Architecture and another visual art discipline 
  2. 2D Public Art: which will be primarily focused on mural painting 

Students accepted into our summer classes will receive a $1500 stipend for participating. There will also be an opportunity for students to have their art displayed at the SFMOMA (more details to come!). Classes will run from 7/5 - 7/29, Monday-Friday from 10-4PM.

The deadline to submit is April 22, but we recommend students to apply as soon as possible since space is limited!  

Here is the link to the summer application!: https://airtable.com/shrcKDqZslkKYwaAS


At Camp EDMO, Pre-K through 8th graders experience the spirit of summer camp while engaging in hands-on activities that unleash their inner maker, scientist, artist, and coder.

We currently operate in more than 30 convenient, safe, and beautiful locations and also offer online summer camps.

  • Eligible grades: Pre-K to 8 grade
  • Dates: June 6 to August 19
  • Locations: Forest Hill, Twin Peaks, Richmond, Presidio Park, Sunset 
  • Financial Assistance Available
  • Flexible Refund Policy
  • Extended Care Available 

Learn more and register at edmo.org/sanfrancisco.

Sign up during the month of March for $15 off per week of camp. SEE FLIER

SFUSD neither endorses nor sponsors the organization or activity described in this announcement. This distribution is provided as a community service.


Camp Explore

Camp Explore is geared towards K-6th graders interested in science, art, music, games, and learning adventures.Each themed week, campers will experience creative enrichment classes and then embark on an urban exploration adventure via our Friday field trip.

Camp Explore 2022 will run from June 13- July 29th, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Monday through Friday ($350/week), with extended care from 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm (+$150/week). We're also seeking 7-12 grade Junior Leaders to assist our teachers and staff.

Please email info@sf.church for more information or visit www.sf.church/camp to register.  SEE FLIER

SFUSD neither endorses nor sponsors the organization or activity described in this announcement. This distribution is provided as a community service

Free Urban Trail Blazers Program for Middle School Students

Free Urban Trail Blazers Program for Middle School Students

Respect, integrity, courage, and humility. These are values and themes that Urban Trailblazers (UTB) take on as they learn about social and environmental justice issues through exploration and service.

Urban Trailblazers (UTB) is a youth leadership program designed for middle school-age youth that welcomes culturally and economically diverse students from San Francisco public schools to experience their national parks.

We believe and know that the Summer Urban Trailblazer Program is an important program for the Middle School students in our community.

Participants earn a $250 award for full participation in the program. 

We plan to have one session this summer and will be serving 48 students: 

Program Dates/Times: 

  • 6-week session 
  • July 13 to July 29
  • Mandatory Orientation on June 13
  • Regular program days: Tuesday to Friday, 9:30 am to 3pm 
  • No programs from July 4 to July 8
  • Summer sessions include 2 overnight trips at Yosemite National Park and Rob Hill Presidio


  • Be currently enrolled in the 6th, 7th, 8th, and graduating 8th graders
  • Attend a public middle school in San Francisco
  • Be committed to attending daily sessions
  • Complete an application, including questions, and parent or guardian signature
  • Participate in a short interview on Saturday, April 9 and April 16, 9:30 am to 2:30 pm through Zoom 

Apply online:


Applications are due on April 3 at 11:59 pm. 

First Exposures New Summer 2022

First Exposures New Summer 2022

Students 11-18  who have an interest in learning photography can be a mentee at First Exposures with the help of a mentor. CLICK HERE to apply. This is a FREE program!

Camp Mendocino

Camp Mendocino

Camp Mendocino is an outdoor education and environmental awareness program focused on the character and leadership development of kids from disadvantaged circumstances. Since 1931, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco has been providing this creative, fun and supportive camping experience for youth ages eight to 18. We surround our kids with positive role models 24 hours a day to provide the love and encouragement they need to realize their full potential. For more information, check out the Camp Mendocino website. Register for Camp Mendocino HERE.

ATDP Summer School at UC Berkeley

ATDP Summer School at UC Berkeley

Administered through UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Education, the program offers challenging courses to highly motivated students who have completed Grades 7-11 (and are entering Grades 8-12). It provides students an opportunity to pursue their passion and deep interests by accelerating their coursework or taking classes not typically offered during the regular school year. 5-unit classes: varies (usually 2 days per week). 10-unit classes: 3 days per week. Morning classes: 8:30 am to noon. Afternoon classes: 1-4:30pm. Financial aid available. CLICK HERE for more information or to apply.

Greenager Program

Greenager Program

Greenager is a 7-month youth stewardship and leadership program for rising 9th-10th graders who live in or attend a school in the southeast or northeast neighborhoods of San Francisco.

As a Greenager, you will be trained to help improve our city’s green spaces and given leadership opportunities to help raise awareness on important local issues. You will help lead public volunteer service projects, participate in community events, go on fun team excursions, and more!

Please find the application below. Applications are due Friday, March 18, 2022. 


Aim High Summer Application Open

Aim High Summer Application Open

Aim High is a multi-year summer enrichment program offered at no cost to 6th – 9th graders across Northern California.

Learn more about Aim High and apply today

GirlFly Summer Art & Activism Program

GirlFly Summer Art & Activism Program

GIRLFLY is a summer arts and activism program that will bring together 20 young women/GNC youth from San Francisco. Participants, age 14-19, will get hands-on experience in aerial dance, earn $500

GirlFly Flier

Summer Day Camps Offered by the SF Recreation & Parks Department

Summer Day Camps Offered by the SF Recreation & Parks Department

  • The San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department will offer a wide variety of day camps this summer. Registration opens on Saturday, March 19th at 10am. Registration will take place online at sfrecpark.org/register or through their Registration Hotline at (628)-652-2900. Phone-in registration will be available Saturday, March 19 from 10am-1pm, and then during regular business hours: Monday to Friday from 9am-5pm. 

  • The Recreation & Parks Department will offer priority registration beginning on Monday, March 14th at 10am for families currently enrolled in their Scholarship Program. 50% of the Recreation & Parks Department’s available camp capacity will be offered during the priority registration period. 

  • The catalog of day camps that the Recreation & Parks Department will offer in the summer of 2022 can be accessed here.

'The Opportunities for All'

‘The Opportunities for All’ Summer 2022 INTERN application is now open.

The intern application is available to San Francisco youth and young adults, aged 13 - 24. You must be a San Francisco resident and/or student to qualify for an Opportunities For All Internship. To learn more click here and to apply click here. If you have any questions, please email opps4all@sfgov.org. If you have specific questions about INTERN PLACEMENTS, please email placements@opps4allsf.org.

MYEEP and SF YouthWorks

MYEEP and SF YouthWorks are currently accepting applications for our Summer Internship Program


  • Lives in San Francisco 

  • MYEEP - Attending High School in Fall 2022 

  • Deadline April 8

For information about the programs and requirements, click here.

Santa Clara University Summer Program

Programs for Entering 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th... Graders

In these effective and enjoyable programs, your son or daughter will make substantial gains in comprehension in fiction and nonfiction, learn to read twice as fast, and become a better writer. Students expand their vocabulary and learn the best way yo take notes and study for tests.

Students learn effective techniques that improve writing skills and build confidence. Your child will complete homework and writing assignments more quickly and easily, get better grades, and enjoy reading more.

SCU Summer Program Flyer