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in person Summer Camp 2021

For in person summer camps 2021 we are following COVID recommended procedures as set by the CDC, EPA, State of California, County of Alameda and City of Oakland.

Mr. D's Music Club Summer Camps are back in Oakland, CA for 2021! Although this year will be a little different than before, we've been able to keep so much of what the kids have grown to love over the years. Here is how we will approach camp this summer: 

6 Weeks of Camp

June 14 - 18 - Non-Stop Pop (waitlist only!)

June 21 - 15 - Off to the Movies (waitlist only!)

July 12 - 16 - Flora & Fauna

July 19 - 23 - Icons

August 2 - 6 - Home

August 9-13 - Heroes & Villains

Camps run 9:00am - 3:30pm PST

Read more about our camp philosophy

and fun camp themes!


  • Campers will be in a group of 15 - 20 kids throughout the day. Space is limited in the camps!

  • The groups will participate in singing, dancing, acting and art throughout the camp day with different teaching artists. There is also the opportunity to connect with kids outside in other groups during breaks and lunch.

  • A typical camp day is groups taking turns doing singing and dancing in the morning, with plenty of time for transitions and a snack. Lunch will be outside with groups alternating days to a nearby park. The afternoon will be acting and art for the groups as well as transition and snack time.

The Arts

  • Campers will participate in singing,

      dancing, acting and art each day.


  • Professional Teaching Artists will

      share their art form through fun,

      creative activities and inspire the kids

      to try new things during the camp.

  • Art and singing will be outside in shaded areas.

  • Dancing and acting will be inside a 3000 sf room (400 person capacity) one cohort at a time, with doors open and ventilation. The kids will practice social distancing to the best of their ability.

  • We host a Friday morning in person performance outside each week of singing and dancing (briefly inside) at the end of the camp. This a little different from past years, but has proven to be a very special experience for the campers and their families.


  • Campers, staff and teaching artists will wear masks throughout the day, except when eating or drinking outside.

  • Regular hand washing throughout the day, but always before snack/lunch, after the restroom and at the end of the camp day.

  • Hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout the camp.

  • Social distancing recommendations will be followed.

  • All staff and teaching artists will be fully vaccinated prior to the first week of camp.

  • Drive through drop-off & pick-up will be implemented.

      (sorry parents, no popping in to check things out this year. We will miss you!)

  • There's lots more details of course. If you have questions, please email and we would be happy to connect with you.


20201 Camp Location: 

St. Peter's Church at 6013 Lawton Ave., Oakland, CA 94618

(where we've been for several years)

My daughter came home from Mr. D’s camp every day glowing with happiness. Our home became filled with the sound of music and her singing, and she eagerly anticipated going each morning to work on her show.

Highly recommended!

Alex g., Oakland, CA - June 2021

My child loves Mr D's Camp and came home from Week 1 requesting that I cancel all his other summer camps so that he can do more Mr D's! It is a joy to hear him singing the songs he has learned at camp (non-stop!) and be so excited to perform. Thank you Mr D for bringing this out in him!

Judy l., Piedmont, CA - June 2021


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Wow, what can I say about Mr. D's Music Club that hasn't already been said? It's FANTASTIC!


My somewhat shy-but-yearning-to-unleash-her-inner-star 8-year-old daughter has enjoyed this camp so much. She has really blossomed in her self-confidence and desire to do more singing and dancing. Mr. D gets kids to dive right in, shed their shyness, and engage in the art, dancing, singing, games, silliness, and fun from the get-go. She has, and she's loooooved it.

~ Becky W., Berkeley, CA, Summer 2016


2021 Summer Camp Themes*

June 14 - 18
Non-Stop Pop - Waitlist Only!
That's right! A week of endless pop songs we know and love and some that may be new to us as well. There's nothing better than great pop songs to kick off the summer!
June 21 - 25
Off to the Movies - 
Waitlist Only!
The classic theme is back! It's a favorite each year, which makes sense because there are SO many great songs in the movies. Maybe we can't go to the theater yet, but we can still enjoy the movies, Mr. D's style.

July 12 - 16
Flora & Fauna

With a creative and eclectic song list we’ll be singing, dancing, acting and creating in celebration of all the plants and animals that make our world so amazing and beautiful. Reminding us to reconnect with the natural world and get away from the city lights once in a while.

July 19 - 23

In this camp we will explore the music Icons of the decades and enjoy not only their popular hits, but some hidden gems as well.

August 2 - 6 

As we wind down our in person camps and get ready for a new school year, we will celebrate a place we all got to know really well in the last year - Home :) There are so many great pop songs out there all about being home and fun art projects and acting experiences that bring it all together.

August 9 - 13 

Heroes & Villains
Find your inner super power of creativity this week with fun projects and great pop songs that explore our favorite heroes and the not-so-good-guys.
*All themes subject to change as needed