Summer camp that rocks

Summer camp bands will learn and perform their favorite songs as well as write and record their own original material.

Improve your music and collaboration skills as we rehearse each day to get ready for an end-of-week performance for family and friends.

Learn valuable team work and creative skills as we make our own recording and music video from concept to completion.

All skill levels welcome! We have challenges for beginning to advanced students, entering grades 2–9.




3-Week Full-Day Camp: 10:00AM – 5:00PM

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3-Week Half-Day Camp: 10:00AM – 2:00PM

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Session I: June 14th – July 2nd

Session II: July 5th – July 23rd

Session III: July 26th – August 13th


If you would like to reserve a one or two week full or half-day camp, you may select one of the pricing options below; however the city has imposed guidelines restricting attendance of summer camps for less than three weeks. As a result, we will be giving preference to those students who enroll in the full three-week session, and at this moment the only way to ensure your spot is to enroll for a three-week session.

(Dates based off of SFDPH’s 2021 Guidance for Summer Camps)


2-Week Full-Day Camp: 10:00AM – 5:00PM

2-Week Half-Day Camp: 10:00AM – 2:00PM

1-Week Full-Day Camp: 10:00AM – 5:00PM

1-Week Half-Day Camp: 10:00AM – 2:00PM


Early registration prices:

3-week Full-Day = $1800

3-week Half-Day = $1300

2-week Full-Day = $1250

2-week Half-Day = $950

1-week Full-Day = $650

1-week Half-Day = $500

All rates discounted until April 30th!


* Early Drop-off (9am) or Late pick-up (6pm) available for $20/day


Questions? E-mail or give us a call at (415) 441-3551

Summer Camp students will:

  • Start a band
  • Write a song
  • Create a professional recording
  • Make a music video
  • Brand and market their band
  • Put on a show

We’ll learn:

  • Rehearsal Skills
  • Reading Music Charts
  • Recording and Overdubbing
  • Audio Mixing
  • Song Structure
  • Vocals
  • Technical Music Skills
  • Story, Script, & Story Boarding
  • Camera Skills & Framing
  • Lighting
  • Production Design
  • Audio Production
  • Acting
  • Editing
  • Team Work

Camps run Monday-Friday, from the first full week of June through the last full week of August. Select a full-day or half-day as your schedule permits!


Thomas Graeff
Instructor - Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drumset, Piano/Keyboard, Brass
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Marty Thenell
Instructor - Drumset, Percussion, Piano/Keyboard, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Music Theory, Ukulele
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Dave Mihaly
Instructor - Drumset, Percussion, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Music Theory, Piano/Keyboard, Ukulele, Banjo

Student Drop-Off & Pick-Up

  • Outside of Bird there will be markers on the ground for the student check-in que

  • Students will be checked-in by a parent/caretaker and will be asked to confirm that the student or their family members have not had potential exposure and what their temperature was in the morning

  • We have a touchless thermometer if for any reason you cannot check your student, but we would prefer you check their temperature before coming to Bird

  • As much as possible the same parent/caretaker should drop-off and pick-up their student throughout the entire session

Personal Protective Equipment & Sanitation

  • Everyone over the age of 12 is required to wear a cloth mask at all times and students under the age of 12 are not required but highly-encouraged/requested to wear cloth masks while at Bird

  • All equipment and surfaces will be disinfected after use, and each evening Bird will be deep cleaned and ventilated

  • We have created socially distanced work stations for each student including a full set of instruments for each student

  • Students wanting to sing will be able to, as we have a number of solutions at our disposal including face shields, whisper rooms, mics designed for work at a distance

  • We will be going over the importance of being vigilant in regards to social distancing and sanitation with the students and will encourage them to take an active role in our policies including but not limited to:

    • Sanitation of surfaces and instruments

    • Observing appropriate distancing policies

    • How to rehearse while appropriately distanced

Activity Changes

  • We will not have a concert for families on Fridays but will be putting on a live-streamed and recorded concert

  • Our weekly trip to The Candy Store is still happening, as they currently have curbside pick-up. Bird instructors will take students to pick up orders placed the night before or day of

  • Rather than Helen Wills Park, we will be going to Lafayette Park for lunch and playtime ensuring that we have enough space to appropriately distance our group from others

Attendance Policies (SFDPH Guidelines)

  • There is a 12 student maximum for each three week session

  • Students must attend/participate in the first week of the session in order to attend the later weeks

  • Students are not required to attend all three weeks; however if they attend the first week of any camp they are disallowed from joining any other camp until the three week session has completed.

Here is a link to SFDPH’s guidelines that these changes are based on:

We also want you to know that we will be continuously watching for updates from local, state, and CDC officials, and will be updating policies and inform you of those updates when we make them.

If you have any questions, please send them our way.  Bird’s staff is looking forward to seeing everyone soon.


Lane Murchison

PS: Here are examples of the student workstations


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