Serra’s San Mateo campus comes alive this summer with
8 unique programs and camps for boys and girls ages 3 - 17.
Serra Summer School
Summer school offers academic and enrichment courses for middle school, pre-high, and high school students. Open to boys and girls from both public and private schools, Serra’s summer campus is a relaxed, supportive environment in which to learn. Most teachers are Serra faculty members who bring a real Padre spirit to summer classrooms. Our guest faculty, who come from local middle and high schools, bring their unique skills and experiences to our summer program.
NEW for middle schoolers this summer:
Design Thinking and 2D-3D Art. Check it out!
Serra Children's Sports and Recreation Camp
Celebrating its 45th year of summer fun in San Mateo, Serra’s Sports and Recreation Camp includes arts and crafts, games and sports skills, swimming, and Camp Olympics for boys and girls entering grades 1-7. Activities promote individual creativity and fitness while encouraging development of social skills. Campers are grouped by grade. High school and college-aged counselors and adult supervisors provide guidance and support, and make the camp experience a memorable one. (Both morning and afternoon extended care is also available.)
Serra Swim School
Children ages 3-14 learn skills to become safe and happy life-long swimmers under the guidance of a dedicated, Red Cross certified staff. Small-group and private lessons are available at Serra’s state-of-the-art Aquatics Center.
Golden State Aquatics Camps brings over 30 years of professional aquatics coaching to its competitive swimming and water polo teams. Summer swim teams for boys and girls ages 5-18 compete against other San Mateo-area teams; swimmers focus on four different strokes of competitive swimming plus starts and turns. Water polo teams compete in tournaments throughout Northern California. Boys and girls ages 8-18—with skill levels from beginner through advanced—are grouped by age for team play that takes their game to a higher level. Summer Session: May 30 - July 23
Serra Theatre Camp - NEW this summer
Attend morning workshops in acting, dance, singing, and technical theatre. Spend afternoons rehearsing for a major musical production that will culminate in a public performance at the end of the camp session. Serra’s Theatre Camp is open to students entering grades 7–12. Aspiring singers, dancers, actors, and stage crafters will hone their skills under the direction of Tri-School Productions’ staff of professionals. Tri-School Productions is the renowned theatre company of Serra, Mercy, and Notre Dame High Schools.
Padre Rowing Camp
Padre Rowing Camp is an introduction to high school crew under the guidance of the Serra Crew coaching staff. The camp is an opportunity for rising 7th, 8th, and 9th grade boys to preview a unique sport that normally begins at the high school level. No prior experience is needed. Campers will learn the technical and physical elements of rowing through on-water training in state-of-the-art racing shells. Gain the skills and insight necessary to become a successful rower!
Next Level Sports Camps, powered by Serra's championship coaches, build confidence and sportsmanship in young athletes. Football, baseball, basketball, and speed, strength, and conditioning camps are open to boys entering grades 2–9.
Peninsula Wrestling Clinics, open to boys and girls entering grades 5-12, provide an introduction to and instruction on the sport of wrestling. Clinics focus on basic and advanced folk-style wrestling techniques under the direction of Serra’s varsity wrestling coach, Mike Klobuchar, whose Padres brought home consecutive WCAL championships in 2016 and 2017. Dominic Kastl, a 4-year CalPoly wrestler and PAC 12 champion, is the lead clinician. Three clinics will be offered, and space is limited.