McLaren Shakespeare Camps

- Enrollment for Camps at Garcia Amphitheater is now closed! 

We’re thrilled to announce that we're offering a summer camp session for kids ages 7-10 (Groundlings)  and ages 11-13 (Players) at our beautiful Free Shakespeare in the Park venue Jerry Garcia Amphitheater in McLaren Park. Through a partnership with SF Rec & Park residents of 94112, 94124, and 94134 may enroll at a special price of only $340 (instead of the regular fee of $940) for BOTH weeks!  Pre-care, aftercare, scripts, costumes, and supplies for the performance are all included.
Additionally, SFUSD students who meet federal standards for the free and reduced lunch program may attend for as little as $25; click here for application guidelines.

- Camp enrollments at Garcia Amphitheater are now closed.


  • McLaren Park Shakespeare Camps meet July 11-July 22 / Weekdays. 9:00 am-3:00 pm
    Pre-care 8:30-9:00 am, Aftercare 3:00-5:30 pm
    Performance on Friday, July 22 at 2:00 pm
  • Pre- and after-care is included with your enrollment. NOTE: no aftercare on the final Friday of camp.
    The Camp will be held outdoors and available indoor space is extremely limited. If heat advisory and/or AQI reach unhealthy levels, camp will be canceled and those camp days prorated and fully refunded.

    Campers study Shakespeare's theatre in a fun and  supportive atmosphere. Professional theatre practitioners lead interactive classes in Shakespeare's poetry, clowning traditions, and stage combat. The camp culminates in an abridged Shakespeare play for family and friends on the final day at 2pm. Experience welcome but not required to get into the act and have fun with your friends this summer!